September 17, 2020
Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra
“Ol’ Blue Eyes”
“The Chairman of the Board
Frank Sinatra was Born December 12, 1915, at 415 Monroe Street, Hoboken, New Jersey. The only child of Italian immigrants, Natalie Della Garaventa and Antonino Martino Sinatra. Frank was raised Roman Catholic.
Frank got his first break in 1935, into show business when his mother persuaded a local singing group, The Three Flashes, to let him join. Then on December 31, 1942, Sinatra made a “legendary opening” at the Paramount Theater in New York, he then signed with Columbia on June 1, 1943, as a solo artist. In 1948, Sinatra’s career was stalling, but after 2 years he returned to the concert stage on January 12, 1950, in Hartford, Connecticut.
On February 25, 1995, at a private party for 1200 select guests on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament, Sinatra sang before a live audience for the very last time.
Frank’s career lasted 60 years. His legacy will live on forever! His Motto was “The Best Is Yet to Come”
A Display about Italian Americans would not be complete without Frank Sinatra and his legacy. He was and will always be the “Chairman of the Board” Frank died at 10:50 pm on May 14, 1998
Perhaps a single phrase stated by performer Elton John says it all. Elton said: Frank Sinatra, “was simply the best – no one else even comes close“
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