Frank Sinatra (1915–1998)
A singer, actor and producer of American music with Italian roots, Frank Sinatra started his career in jazz orchestras. In the 1940s he released his first album and became increasingly successful.
Sinatra’s cinema breakthrough came in 1953 with From Here to Eternity, for which he won the Oscar for best supporting actor, and he continued to juggle his film career with his work as a singer. He was a member of the “Rat Pack” with Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Sammy Davis Jr., producing often improvised performances that won international acclaim and inspired copycat shows around the world.
Nicknamed “The Voice”, he collaborated with artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, including Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and Bono from U2, and will forever remain the much-loved crooner responsible for unforgettable versions of Strangers in the Night, Fly Me to the Moon, My Way and New York, New York.