Francis Albert Sinatra, better known as Frank Sinatra, is often referred to as one of the greatest singers in American history. As an actor, he participated in 58 films and earned an Academy Award for his performance in the drama From Here to Eternity (1953). Sinatra’s career began in the 1930s and continued into the 1990s.
Francis Sinatra was the only child of two Italian immigrants. His mother, Natalie Garavanta, was also an amateur singer who often sang at social events, while his father, Anthony Sinatra, was a lightweight boxer. His breakthrough came in 1935 when he won on the talent show Major Bowes Original Amateur Hour as one member of the band Hoboken Four. He then joined 2 other bands Harry James and Tommy Dorsey in the role of lead singer.
Frank Sinatra had 3 children named Nancy, Frank Jr. and Tina. All of them were the result of his first marriage with the longtime sweetheart Nancy Sinatra (1939–1951). He also got married 3 more times, to the actress Ava Gardner from 1951 to 1957, then to Mia Farrow from 1966 to 1968, and finally to Barbara Marx from 1976 till his death.