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FRANK SINATRA

Signed 8"x10" Original Vintage Photo
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Frank Sinatra
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Early signed  8" x 10" Original Vintage Photo

Frank Sinatra & Gene Kelly
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signed at world premiere of "Funny Lady" in L.A.
Signed by Both 7" x 9" Vintage Original
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Original Vintage 40's Photo by
 Nikolas Muray - NYC
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LUCKY STRIKE'S "YOUR HIT PARADE"
Vintage Original 11" x 14" Photo (Not a copy!!)

Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra
& Montgomery Clift (in Hawaiian shirt)
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"From Here To Eternity" 1953
FOR MOVIE NUTS ONLY. There are two Monty Clifts in films. First is the super-star that paved the way for Brando, Dean & Newman. He was the new breed of New York actors. Sensitive, intelligent, poetic, drop dead gorgeous imagine Liz or Donna Reed or Olivia falling in love w/a lesser charismatic face? He suffered disfigurement in 1956 & tho he starred in nine important films afterwards, his emoting was perfection, but he was unable to convey the pre-accident emotions. Various biogs claim he abused uppers, downers, & alcohol. His drug abuse certainly helped with his untimely death at 45 in 1966. For a classic, Rent "A Place In The Sun" w/ Clift loving patrician 19yr. Old Liz Taylor.' 51 for Clift, post-accident , dip into 1960z "The Misfits" Gable's & Monroe's" last hurrah .

11" x 14" Original Vintage Lobby Card
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SHEET MUSIC
"In the Blue of Evening"
Vintage Song Sheet  1942
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SHEET MUSIC
"Come Out ... Wherever You Are"
Vintage Song Sheet  1944
$25

Biography for
Frank Sinatra


Nickname
The Voice
Chairman of the Board [of Show Business]
Ol' Blue Eyes
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Height
5' 11"
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Mini biography
Growing up poor on the streets of Hoboken, New Jersey, USA made him all the more determined to work hard and make something of his life. Starting out as a saloon singer in musty, little dives, he eventually got work as a band singer, first with Harry James (I), then Tommy Dorsey. In 1942, he started his solo career, instantly finding fame as the king of the bobbysoxers -- the young women and girls who were his fans. About that time his film career was also starting in earnest. Never formally trained, he was an instinctive actor who was best at playing parts that mirrored his own personality. After a vocal cord homorrhage all but ended his career, he fought back and won the coveted role of Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953). He won an Oscar for the part and his career was assured from then on. He was to continue to give strong and memorable performances in such films as Man with the Golden Arm, The (1955), Suddenly (1954) and, especially, Manchurian Candidate, The (1962) -- probably his best film. For the rest of the 1960s, he concentrated mainly on lighter roles, playing hard-boiled private eyes and hamming it up with his Rat Pack buddies Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.. Of these films Detective, The (1968) and 0054135 are the best. His last lead role was as the aging detective in First Deadly Sin, The (1980). In it, he gave a moving performance that was a fitting finale to a long and rich career.

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Spouse
Barbara Marx (May 1976 - 14 May 1998) (his death)
Mia Farrow (July 1966 - 1968) (divorced)
Ava Gardner (7 November 1951 - 5 July 1957) (divorced)
'Nancy Barbato' (4 February 1939 - 1951) (divorced); 3 children Nancy (b. 1940), Frank (b.1944), Christina (b.1948)

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Trivia

(20 May 1998) Buried in Cathedral City's "Desert Memorial Park" in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Some three decades late, the Hungarian-born actress Eva Bartok claimed that her daughter, Deana, born in 1957 during Bartok's marriage to the actor Curd Jürgens, was actually fathered by Sinatra, during a brief affair that he and Bartok had had following his breakup in 1956 with the sultry Ava Gardner. Sinatra never acknowledged paternity.

Thought by many to be the finest American popular singer of our time.

Father of Nancy Sinatra, Tina and Frank Sinatra Jr..

Inspired the Johnny Fontaine character in Godfather, The (1972).

(A myth which was without merit.)

Also winner of a special Academy Award for "The House I Live In" (1945) and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1971

Member (Leader) of the "Rat Pack" -- Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop. All appeared in "Ocean's Eleven"

In 1997, Frank Sinatra was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award.

Interred at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, USA. Specific Interment Location: B-8, #151.

According to Mia Farrow's biography, "What Falls Away", Frank offered to have Woody Allen's legs broken when he was found to be having an affair with Mia's adopted daughter, Soon Yi Previn.

Reportedly kept a picture of Ava Garder on his mirror long after their break up.

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Personal quotes

"I'm trying to figure out, Chairman of what Board? People come up to me and seriously say 'Well, what are you Chairman of?' And I can't answer them."

"I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels."

"A friend is never an imposition."

When Harry Cohn, the notorious--and much despised--head of Columbia Pictures died, Hollywood crowds at his funeral prompted this famous Skelton response: "It just goes to show you if you give the people want they want, they'll come out."

His last words: "I'm losin'."

[talking about Burt Reynolds]: "He is the one the ladies like to dance with and their husbands like to drink with. He is the larger-than-life actor of our times. He is gifted, talented, naughty and nice."

"A fella came up to me the other day with a nice story. He was in a bar somewhere and it was the quiet time of the night. Everybody's staring down at the sauce and one of my saloon songs comes on the jukebox. 'One for My Baby,' or something like that. After a while, a drunk at the end of the bar looks up and says, jerking his thumb toward the jukebox, 'I wonder who he listens to?'"

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Where are they now
(10 February 1998) Taken from his home by ambulance for another series of tests at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A.

(January 1997) Rushed to hospital again. Doctors report he has suffered an "uncomplicated heart attack".

(8 November 1996) Reports of deteriorating health starting to appear. Apparently treated for heart failure and now suffering from pneumonia.

(1 November 1996) Admitted to hospital, suffering from a pinched nerve.
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Salary
From Here to Eternity (1953) $8,000

Biography from Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia:
Singer, actor, producer, director. (b. Dec. 12, 1915, Hoboken, N.J.) "Ol' Blue Eyes," the prodigiously talented and equally controversial king of American popular song, created almost as much excitement on the big screen as he did behind a microphone. An untrained, instinctive actor, he developed into a powerful screen performer; a lifelong maverick, he sought constant challenge when he could have easily coasted. Sinatra made his first film appearances as a vocalist with the Tommy Dorsey Band in 1941's Las Vegas Nights Just two years later a role was written especially for him in Higher and Higher in which he more or less played himself. (He went on to become the most caricatured star of the decade, in animated cartoons that depicted the impossibly skinny vocalist making female bobbysoxers swoon-see Warner Bros.' Swooner Crooner or MGM's Little Tinker for evidence.) Sinatra's star rose steadily throughout the decade as he played light, likable roles in a series of musical comedies, including Anchors Aweigh (1945, well teamed with Gene Kelly), It Happened in Brooklyn (1947), The Kissing Bandit (1948), Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) and On the Town (1949), that displayed a winning personality-and even the ability to hoof (thanks to coaching from his frequent costar and friend Gene Kelly). He also helped cement his public image as a fighter for the underdog by starring in a dramatic short (with music) about tolerance called The House I Live In (1945), which won him a special Academy Award, and was shown by schools and civic groups for years to come.

When Sinatra's vocal cords hemorrhaged in 1952, he was dropped by talent agency MCA and had to beg to be cast in a nonsinging role-originally intended for Eli Wallach-in the wartime drama From Here to Eternity (1953). His impressive performance as the pathetic, luckless soldier Maggio earned him an Oscar-and made him the comeback story of the decade. Now a hot ticket in Hollywood, he tackled a number of ambitious roles, including a would-be presidential assassin in Suddenly (1954) and a junkie trying to put his life right in Otto Preminger's The Man With the Golden Arm (1955, Oscar nomination). He reasserted himself musically in Guys and Dolls (1955) High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), but continued to look for dramatic punch-and found it in Vincente Minnelli's colorful adaptation of James Jones' melodrama Some Came Running (1958, as Jones' alter ego). He and the film's costar Dean Martin (another singer-turned-actor) became leaders of a Vegas-loving, highrolling "Rat Pack" of entertainers, which appeared in a handful of lively if forgettable films, of which Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964, with elder statesman Bing Crosby joining in) have undeniable time-capsule value.

Sinatra was eager to star in the 1962 Cold War paranoia thriller The Manchurian Candidate which got made only after Richard Condon's controversial novel was endorsed by Sinatra's friend President John F. Kennedy. He limned his own version of the hard-boiled, wisecracking movie private eye in Tony Rome (1967) and its sequel, Lady in Cement (1968, opposite Raquel Welch). Sinatra announced his retirement in 1971, one year after making the peculiar comic Western Dirty Dingus Magee he returned to singing after a brief hiatus, but didn't make a screen comeback until 1980, when he returned to the genre he was drawn to in the late 1960s-the urban crime drama. But The First Deadly Sin was a disappointment, as was the similarly themed movie for TV, Contract on Cherry Street (1977).

Sinatra has lived his life in the headlines, with two of his four marriages to actresses (Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow). In 1992, with his blessing, daughter Tina Sinatra produced a TV miniseries based on his eventful life; Philip Casnoff starred in "Sinatra," but the vocal tracks were the originals by the one and only.

OTHER FILMS INCLUDE: 1942: Ship Ahoy 1943: Reveille With Beverly 1944: Step Lively 1946: Till the Clouds Roll By 1948: The Miracle of the Bells 1951: Meet Danny Wilson, Double Dynamite 1955: Not as a Stranger, The Tender Trap 1956: Johnny Concho 1957: The Pride and the Passion, The Joker Is Wild 1958: Kings Go Forth 1959: A Hole in the Head, Never So Few 1960: Can-Can, Pepe (cameo); 1961: The Devil at 4 O'Clock 1962:Sergeants 3 (also produced); 1963: Come Blow Your Horn, The List of Adrian Messenger (cameo), 4 for Texas 1965: None but the Brave (also directed), Marriage on the Rocks, Von Ryan's Express 1966: The Oscar (cameo), Cast a Giant Shadow (cameo), Assault on a Queen 1967: The Naked Runner 1968: The Detective 1974: That's Entertainment! (host); 1984: Cannonball Run II (cameo).

 

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