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Frank Sinatra
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"I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family — and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually."

  • Born Francis Albert Sinatra on Dec. 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Died May 14, 1998, in Los Angeles, California
     
  • Frank Sinatra released his first solo album in 1946. The Voice Of Frank Sinatra soon climbed No. 1, spawning several songs that would become mainstays of Sinatra’s repertoire, including "Try A Little Tenderness," "You Go To My Head" and "Someone To Watch Over Me."
     
  • The Chairman of the Board won his first GRAMMY for Best Album Cover for 1958 for Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely. 
     
  • The Recording Academy presented Sinatra with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1966. He was honored with a Trustees Award in 1979, and he received a GRAMMY Legend Award in 1995. 
     
  • He also has 13 recorded works in the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, including the albums Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely and In The Wee Small Hours and the singles "The House I Live In," "I'll Never Smile Again" and "I've Got The World On A String."
     
  • In 1961 Sinatra played a benefit concert at Carnegie Hall for Dr. Martin Luther King. He was a lifelong advocate for Jewish causes, and in 1972 was awarded the Medallion of Valor by Israel in recognition of his raising $6.5 million in bond pledges for Israel. 

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