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Frank Sinatra

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Frank Sinatra

American singer and film actoradd

Category: Music

Born in 1915.

Countries: United States (65%), United Kingdom (11%), (6%)

Main connections: Dean Martin, John F. Kennedy, Tommy Dorsey

Linked to: Columbia Records, Capitol Records, The New York Times, Democratic Party

 

Timeline


 

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Frank Sinatra was born in 1915 add something


1930

Willie Moretti - In the 1930s, Moretti became friends with unknown singer Frank Sinatra


1935

Sinatra got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, The Three Flashes, to let him join. add something

 

Sinatra left the Hoboken, New Jersey Four and returned home in late 1935. add something


1937

Jules C. Stein - In 1937, MCA opened shop in Hollywood and became the agent for such stars as Bette Davis, Betty Grable, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Eddie Cantor, Ingrid Bergman, Frank Sinatra and Jack Benny


1938

In 1938, Sinatra was arrested for carrying on with a married woman, a criminal offense at the time. add something


1940

Like Presley and Dylan – the only other white male American singers since 1940 whose popularity, influence, and mythic force have been comparable – Sinatra will last indefinitely. add something

 

Tom Adair - Adair's song-writing career took him to New York during the 1940s where he penned several Broadway hits, and worked with Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra

 

Eileen Barton - At age 15, she appeared as a guest singer on a Johnny Mercer variety series, leading to her being noticed by Frank Sinatra, who took her under his wing and put her in a regular spot on the CBS radio show that he hosted in the 1940s

 

Charles Fischetti - Fischetti was good friends with singers Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, the former as early as the 1940s

 

Tommy Dorsey - His biggest hit was "I'll Never Smile Again", featuring Frank Sinatra on vocals, which was number one for twelve weeks on the Billboard pop singles chart in 1940.

 

Tommy Dorsey - In 1940, Dorsey hired singer Frank Sinatra from bandleader Harry James.


1941

In May 1941, Sinatra was at the top of the male singer polls in the Billboard and Down Beat magazines. add something

 

Henry Nemo - Nemo teamed with numerous music industry music celebrities, including Frank Sinatra, Duke_Ellington, Mildred Bailey and Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw, who recorded his song "Don't Take Your Love for Me." Shaw recorded this song in 1941 with a band of mostly African-American musicians accompanying the African-American vocalist Lena Horne

 

Tommy Dorsey - Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra, RCA Studios, 1941.


1942

Sinatra left the Dorsey band late in 1942 in an incident that started rumors of Sinatra's involvement with the Mafia. add something

 

In January 1942, Sinatra recorded his first solo sessions without the Dorsey band (but with Dorsey's arranger Axel Stordahl and with Dorsey's approval). add something

 

Tom Adair - Adair and Dennis wrote numerous songs for Dorsey, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore and penned Frank Sinatra's hit "Let's Get Away from It All." In 1942, Matt Dennis joined the Army Air Corps

 

Michele Morgan - Her career there proved rather disappointing, apart from "Joan of Paris" opposite Paul Henreid in 1942, "Higher and Higher" opposite Frank Sinatra in 1943


1943

When the recording was re–released in 1943 with Sinatra's name prominently displayed, the record was on the best–selling list for 18 weeks and reached number 2 on June 2, 1943. add something

 

John Osborne - He entered the school in 1943 but was expelled in the summer term of 1945 after whacking the headmaster, who had struck him for listening to a forbidden broadcast by Frank Sinatra

 

Mel Torme - In 1943, Torme made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra's first film, the musical Higher and Higher.

 

Paul Hartman - The Hartmans' success led them to Hollywood, but Paul only saw limited success there, most prominently appearing alongside Frank Sinatra and Victor Borge in 1943's "Higher and Higher"


1944

In 1944, after sending a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sinatra was invited to meet Roosevelt at the White House, where he agreed to become part of the Democratic party's voter registration drives. add something

 

Mel Torme - In 1944 he formed the vocal quintet "Mel Torme and His Mel-Tones," modeled on Frank Sinatra and The Pied Pipers.


1945

In 1945, Sinatra co-starred with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh. add something

 

Sinatra spoke at a number of New Jersey high schools in 1945, where students had gone on strike in opposition to racial integration. add something

 

Ethel Owen - In succeeding years, she became a teenage performer in musical comedy and, changing her stage name to Pamela Britton, had co-starring roles on Broadway and in a few films, including two classics, the 1945 musical "Anchors Aweigh", playing Frank Sinatra's Brooklyn-accented girlfriend, and the 1950 noir, "D.O.A.", eventually moving to TV sitcoms as the scatterbrained title character in 1957's "Blondie" and, from 1963 to 1966, as the inquisitive landlady, Mrs. Brown, in "My Favorite Martian"


1946

Frankie Laine - His 1946 recording of "That's My Desire" remains a landmark record signaling the end of both the dominance of the big bands and the crooning styles favored by contemporaries Dick Haymes and Frank Sinatra

 

Al Viola - The ensemble appeared in several films, including the Doris Day vehicle "Romance on the High Seas", and played a few dates in 1946 and 1947 with Frank Sinatra


1948

By the end of 1948, Sinatra felt that his career was stalling, something that was confirmed when he slipped to No. 4 on Down Beat's annual poll of most popular singers (behind Billy Eckstine, Frankie Laine, and Bing Crosby). add something

 

In 1948, Sinatra actively campaigned for President Harry S. Truman. add something

 

Dorothy Kilgallen - Though Kilgallen and Frank Sinatra were fairly good friends for several years and were photographed rehearsing in a radio studio for a 1948 broadcast, she grew antagonistic toward the singer in her daily column, culminating in the multi-part 1956 front-page feature story "The Frank Sinatra Story"

 

Spike Jones - Frank Sinatra appeared on the show in October 1948, and Lassie in May 1949


1950

His voice suffered and he experienced hemorrhaging of his vocal cords on stage at the Copacabana on April 26, 1950. add something

 

In September 1950 Sinatra felt particularly vulnerable. add something

 

Dinah Shore - Broadcast live and in NBC's famous "Living Color," this variety show was one of the most popular of the 1950s and early 1960s and featured the television debuts of stars of the era, such as Yves Montand and Maureen O'Hara, and featured Dinah in performances alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra and Pearl Bailey

 

Shelley Winters - Throughout the 1950s, Winters continued in films, including "Meet Danny Wilson" as Frank Sinatra's leading lady, most notably in Charles Laughton's 1955 "Night of the Hunter", with Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish, and the less successful "I Am A Camera" starring opposite Julie Harris and Laurence Harvey

 

Mitch Miller - While Miller's methods were resented by some of Columbia's performers, including Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney, the label maintained a high hit-to-release ratio during the 1950s


1951

In February 1951, he was walking through Times Square, past the Paramount theatre, keystone venue of his earlier phenomenal success. add something

 

In September 1951, Sinatra made his Las Vegas debut at the Desert Inn. A month later, a second series of the Frank Sinatra Show aired on CBS. Ultimately, Sinatra did not find the success on television for which he had hoped. add something

 

Barbara Rush - She made her screen debut in the 1951 movie " The Goldbergs" and went on to star opposite the likes of James Mason, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Richard Burton, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Kirk Douglas


1952

Columbia and MCA dropped him in 1952. add something


1953

Also in 1953, Sinatra starred in the NBC radio program Rocky Fortune. add something

 

In 1953, Sinatra signed with Capitol Records, where he worked with many of the finest musical arrangers of the era, most notably Nelson Riddle, Gordon Jenkins, and Billy May. With a series of albums featuring darker emotional material, Sinatra reinvented himself, including In the Wee Small Hours—Sinatra's first 12" LP and his second collaboration with Nelson Riddle—Where Are You? and Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely. add something

 

The series aired on NBC radio Tuesday nights from October 1953 to March 1954, following the network's crime drama hit Dragnet. add something

 

Buck Clayton - In 1953, he was again in Europe, touring with Mezzrow; in Italy; the group was joined by Frank Sinatra

 

Marilyn Monroe - In late 1953 Monroe was scheduled to begin filming "The Girl in Pink Tights" with Frank Sinatra


1954

During the final months of the show, just before the 1954 Oscars, it became a running gag that Sinatra would manage to work the phrase "from here to eternity" into each episode, a reference to his Oscar-nominated performance. add something


1955

Eva Marie Saint - She won another Emmy nomination for the 1955 television musical version of the Thornton Wilder classic play "Our Town" with co-stars Paul Newman and Frank Sinatra

 

Nelson Algren - "The Man With the Golden Arm" was made into a successful 1955 movie starring Frank Sinatra and directed by Otto Preminger, who produced the picture

 

Lee Gordon (promoter) - In January 1955 Gordon scored one of his biggest coups by landing a tour with legendary singer and film star Frank Sinatra


1956

In 1956 and 1960, Sinatra sang the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention. add something

 

Eva Bartok - Three decades later, she claimed that Deana's father was actually Frank Sinatra, with whom she had a brief affair in 1956


1957

Ava Gardner - Gardner divorced Sinatra in 1957 and headed to Spain where she began a friendship with writer Ernest Hemingway

 

Sophia Loren - In 1957, Loren's star had begun to rise in Hollywood, with the films "Boy on a Dolphin" , "Legend of the Lost" with John Wayne, and "The Pride and the Passion" in which she starred opposite Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer - Joe E. Lewis, the comic whose rough life was portrayed by Frank Sinatra in the 1957 movie, "The Joker Is Wild," is nearby

 

Kay Thompson - She served as an advisor to the 1957 Patti Page TV series "The Big Record", and was creative consultant and vocal arranger for "The Judy Garland Show", Judy Garland's highly rated 1962 television special with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and she kept busy with nightclub and television performances, as well as overseeing her successful "Eloise" franchise


1958

In 1958 he lambasted it as "sung, played, and written for the most part by cretinous goons. add something

 

Shirley Bonne - After a divorce from her first husband, she appeared in public with Frank Sinatra but in 1958 married Ronald Herbert Freemond

 

Martha Hyer - Her most significant role came as the love interest of Frank Sinatra in "Some Came Running" for director Vincente Minnelli in 1958, for which she received a nomination for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actress

 

Mickey Rooney - In 1958, Rooney joined Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra in hosting an episode of NBC's short-lived "Club Oasis" comedy and variety show

 

Quincy Jones - Jones first worked with Frank Sinatra when he was invited by Princess Grace to arrange a benefit concert at the Monaco Sporting Club in 1958

 

Clint Walker - Walker played roles in several big-screen films, including a trio of westerns for Gordon Douglas - "Fort Dobbs" in 1958, "Yellowstone Kelly" in 1959, and "Gold of the Seven Saints" in 1961, the comedy "Send Me No Flowers" in 1964, the actual leading role despite being billed under Frank Sinatra in the wartime drama "None But the Brave" in 1965, "The Night of the Grizzly" in 1966, and as the meek convict Samson Posey, in the war drama "The Dirty Dozen" in 1967


1959

Sinatra's 1959 hit "High Hopes" lasted on the Hot 100 for 17 weeks, more than any other Sinatra hit did on that chart, and was a recurring favorite for years on "Captain Kangaroo". add something

 

Gina Lollobrigida - In 1959 she co-starred with Frank Sinatra in "Never So Few" and with Yul Brynner in "Solomon and Sheba"

 

Peter Lawford - In 1959, Frank Sinatra invited the Englishman to join "The Rat Pack" and got him a role in "Never So Few"

 

Carolyn Jones - In 1959, she played opposite Frank Sinatra in Frank Capra's "A Hole in the Head", Dean Martin in "Career", and Anthony Quinn in "Last Train from Gun Hill"

 

Juliet Prowse - She would go on to appear with Sinatra and other notable guests such as Ella Fitzgerald, Peter Lawford, Hermione Gingold, the Hi-Lo's, Red Norvo, Nelson Riddle and his orchestra on the 1959, " Frank Sinatra Show

 

Peter Sellers - The Songs for Swinging Sellers album, released in 1959, whose title parodied Frank Sinatra's album Songs for Swinging Lovers, contained material written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, and featured Sellers performing "Puttin on the Style" (a parody of the skiffle movement's performer Lonnie Donegan).

 

Lee Gordon (promoter) - In April 1959 Big Show Pty Ltd promoted three major tours, with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Johnny Cash all playing dates simultaneously at venues around the country


1960

In 1960, Sinatra and his friends Peter Lawford, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. actively campaigned for Kennedy throughout the United States; On the campaign trail, Sinatra's voice was heard even if he wasn't physically present. add something

 

Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until 1970. add something

 

His fourth and final Timex TV special was broadcast in March 1960, and earned massive viewing figures. add something

 

May Britt - A rumor or myth, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy told Frank Sinatra to tell Davis not to marry May until after the 1960 Presidential Election

 

Richard Benedict - Benedict appeared with Frank Sinatra in the 1960 movie "Ocean's 11"

 

Angie Dickinson - Having appeared in the original "Ocean's 11" with good friends Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, four decades later she made a brief cameo in the 2001 remake with George Clooney and Brad Pitt

 

Dezo Hoffmann - He earned international acclaim in the 1960s, shooting photographs of well known pop and showbiz personalities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Charlie Chaplin, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Marilyn Monroe, Laurence Olivier, The Kinks, The Shadows, Tom Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bob_Marley, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Omar Sharif and Pink Floyd

 

Gregory Gaye - In 1960, he played a casino owner named Freeman in "Ocean's Eleven" starring Frank Sinatra, Dean_Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. The following year, he played Joan Blackman's father, Elvis Presley's co-star in "Blue Hawaii"

 

Frank Wolff (actor) - In autumn 1960, Frank Wolff traveled to Greece to co-star in another Roger Corman-directed, Charles B. Griffith-scripted low-budgeter, "Atlas"

 

Maurice Chevalier - In the early 1960s, he toured the United States and between 1960 and 1963 made eight films, including "Can-Can" with Frank Sinatra

 

Elvis Presley - Parker had already shifted his plans to television, where Presley had not appeared since the Sinatra Timex show in 1960.

 

Erno Rapee - Rapée and Pollack's songs were covered by Mantovani, Frank Sinatra, Jim_Reeves and numerous other artists, including 1960s hits for the Irish M-O-R group The Bachelors

 

Howie Klein - Reprise Records was started by Frank Sinatra in 1960, securing what he saw as artistic freedom from his former record label, Capitol Records


1961

William Asher - Asher had befriended President John F. Kennedy, and together with Frank Sinatra, planned Kennedy's 1961 Inaugural

 

Tommy Vig - In 1961 he settled in Las Vegas, where he performed with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Curtis, Woody Allen, Judy Garland, and Tony Bennett.

 

Norman Jewison - The television production that proved pivotal to Jewison's career was the Judy Garland "comeback" special that aired in 1961, which included Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and led to a weekly show that Jewison was later called in to direct.

 

Jerry Lewis - They made occasional public appearances together between their breakup and 1961 but were not seen together until a surprise appearance by Martin on Lewis's Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Telethon in 1976 arranged by Frank Sinatra

 

Louis Prima - In January 1961 Prima was invited by Frank Sinatra to perform in the Inaugural Gala for President John F. Kennedy They played “Old Black Magic”, one of his favorite songs.


1962

In 1962, he starred with Janet Leigh and Laurence Harvey in the political thriller, The Manchurian Candidate, playing Bennett Marco. add something

 

Sinatra organized an Inaugural Gala in California in 1962 to welcome second term Democratic Governor Pat Brown. add something

 

Sinatra's move toward the Republicans seems to have begun when he was snubbed by President Kennedy in favor of Bing Crosby, a rival singer and a Republican, for Kennedy's visit to Palm Springs, California, in 1962. add something

 

Robert Farnon - In 1962 Farnon arranged and conducted Frank Sinatra's only album recorded outside of the United States, "Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain"

 

Judy Garland - The first, entitled "The Judy Garland Show", aired in 1962 and featured guests Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin

 

Lee Gordon (promoter) - In January 1962, Gordon travelled to Acapulco, where he married his "de facto" partner Arlene Topfer, with Frank Sinatra as his best man


1963

King sat weeping in the audience at a concert in 1963 as Sinatra sang Ol' Man River, a song from the musical Show Boat that is sung by an African-American stevedore. add something

 

Ursula Andress - Andress co-starred with Elvis Presley in the 1963 musical film, "Fun in Acapulco", with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin in "4 for Texas" , opposite Marcello Mastroianni in "The 10th Victim" , alongside John Richardson in "She" , and as the countess in "The Blue Max"

 

Charlie Callas - His first television appearance was in 1963 on "The Hollywood Palace", and soon was opening for Frank Sinatra in nightclubs around the country


1964

Barry Kelley - Kelley had an uncredited role as a police chief in the 1964 Frank Sinatra musical "Robin and the Seven Hoods"

 

Brad Dexter - Dexter's relationship with singer and actor Frank Sinatra began when Dexter saved the singer from drowning on May 10, 1964, during production of the World War II film, "None But the Brave", on the island of Kauai in Hawaii


1965

In June 1965, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin played live in Saint Louis to benefit Dismas House. add something

 

Released in August 1965 was the Grammy Award–winning album of the year, September of My Years, containing the single "It Was A Very Good Year", which won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male in 1966. add something

 

Dennis Brown - He began his singing career at the age of nine, while still at junior school, with an end-of-term concert the first time he performed in public, although he had been keen on music from an even earlier age, and as a youngster was a keen fan of American balladeers such as Brook Benton, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin.

 

Adolfo Celi - The popularity of the film led him to be cast as camp commandant Battaglia opposite Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard's Allied POWs in the 1965 World War II escape drama "Von Ryan's Express"


1966

A career anthology, A Man and His Music, followed in November, winning Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1966. add something

 

Sinatra's first live album, Sinatra at the Sands, was recorded during January and February 1966 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas . add something

 

Ulla Andersson - In 1966 when Andersson was 19 years old, she met Quincy Jones at a party given by TWA in honour of Frank Sinatra in New York

 

Mia Farrow - Farrow married singer Frank Sinatra on July 19, 1966


1967

Sinatra started 1967 with a series of important recording sessions with Antônio Carlos Jobim. add something

 

Lee Hazlewood - For Frank Sinatra's 1967 detective movie, "Tony Rome", Hazlewood wrote the theme song which was performed by Nancy

 

Peter Vaughan - In 1967, he got second billing opposite Frank Sinatra in the film 'The Naked Runner'


1968

The 1968 election illustrated changes in the once solidly pro-JFK Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Shirley MacLaine all endorsed Robert Kennedy in the spring primaries; Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Joey Bishop backed Vice-President Hubert Humphrey. add something

 

Dan Blocker - In 1968, Blocker starred with Frank Sinatra in the "Tony Rome" film sequel "Lady In Cement"

 

Patrick McVey - In 1968, he was cast in Frank Sinatra's "The Detective"

 

Jacqueline Bisset - In 1968, she replaced Mia Farrow to star opposite Frank Sinatra in "The Detective"; Farrow and Sinatra had split shortly before production began and the role was given to Bisset, who received special billing in the film's credits


1969

Lee Hazlewood - Hazlewood wrote "This Town", a song that was recorded by Frank Sinatra that appeared on his 1969 album "Greatest Hits" and is the basis for Paul Shaffer's "Small Town News" segment theme on the "Late Show with David Letterman"


1970

In 1970, the first sign of Sinatra's break from the Democratic Party came when he endorsed Ronald Reagan for a second term as Governor of California; Sinatra, however, remained a registered Democrat and encouraged Reagan to become more moderate. add something

 

Henry Silva - Returning to the United States in the mid 1970s, he co-starred with Frank Sinatra in "Contract on Cherry Street", signed on as Buck Rogers' evil adversary Killer Kane


1972

In July 1972, after a lifetime of supporting Democratic presidential candidates, Sinatra announced he would support Republican U.S. President Richard Nixon for re-election in the 1972 presidential election. add something

 

Hope Lange - In 1972 she dated Frank Sinatra and began a relationship with married novelist John Cheever


1973

In 1973, Agnew was charged with corruption and resigned as Vice President; Sinatra helped Agnew pay some of his legal bills. add something

 

In 1973, Sinatra came out of retirement with a television special and album, both entitled Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back. add something

 

Gene Kelly - In 1973 he would work again with Frank Sinatra as part of Sinatra's Emmy nominated TV special Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back.


1974

In January, 1974, Sinatra returned to Las Vegas , performing at Caesars Palace despite vowing in 1970 never to play there again after the manager of the resort, Sanford Waterman, pulled a gun on him during a heated argument. add something

 

Woody Herman - In 1974, Woody Herman's "Young Thundering Herd" appeared without their leader for Frank Sinatra's television special The Main Event and subsequent album, The Main Event – Live.


1975

Empress Farah Diba of Iran and Frank Sinatra, Tehran, 1975. add something


1976

Mike Royko - In 1976, a Royko column criticized the Chicago Police Department for providing an around-the-clock guard for Frank Sinatra


1978

Scopus campus, was dedicated in 1978 in recognition of Sinatra's charitable and advocacy activities on behalf of the State of Israel. add something

 

Peter Falk - In 1978, he appeared on the comedy TV show "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast", where Frank Sinatra was the evening's victim

 

Paul Griggs - In September 1978, Guys 'n' Dolls supported Frank Sinatra for a week of concerts at the Royal Festival Hall in London and in the same year they took part in the Yamaha Song Festival in Tokyo


1979

In 1979, in front of the Egyptian pyramids, Sinatra performed for Anwar Sadat. add something


1980

In 1980, Sinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Future, a highly ambitious triple album that found Sinatra recording songs from the past and present that he had overlooked during his career, while 'The Future' was a free-form suite of new songs linked à la musical theater by a theme, in this case, Sinatra pondering over the future. add something

 

In the 1980 presidential election, Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan, and donated $4 million to Reagan's campaign. add something


1981

Also in 1981, Sinatra was embroiled in controversy when he worked a ten-day engagement for $2 million in Sun City, South Africa, breaking a cultural boycott against apartheid-era South Africa. add something


1982

Perry Como - In 1982, Como and Frank Sinatra were invited to entertain Italian President Sandro Pertini at a White House State dinner when he made an official visit


1983

Sinatra recognized his debt to James throughout his life and upon hearing of James' death in 1983, stated: "he is the one that made it all possible. add something

 

The New Rolling Stone Record Guide, Rolling Stone Press, 1983. add something

 

Lena Horne - A proposed 1983 joint recording project between Horne and Frank Sinatra was ultimately abandoned, and her sole studio recording of the decade was 1988's "The Men in My Life", featuring duets with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joe Williams


1984

In 1984, Sinatra returned to his birthplace in Hoboken, New Jersey, bringing with him President Reagan, who was in the midst of campaigning for the 1984 presidential election. add something

 

In 1984, Sinatra worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album, L.A. Is My Lady, which was well received critically. add something


1985

Don Rickles - In 1985, when Frank Sinatra was asked to perform at Ronald Reagan's Second Inaugural Ball, he stipulated he would not perform unless Rickles was allowed to perform with him


1988

Bobby Caldwell - Aside from a minor role in 1988's "Salsa", Caldwell portrayed Frank Sinatra from October 1999 to January 2000 in the Las Vegas stage musical "The Rat Pack is Back", garnering positive reviews

 

Sheldon Adelson - In 1988, Adelson and his partners purchased the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the former hangout of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, in order to bring Las Vegas to a new source of business from the exhibition industry


1990

In 1990, Sinatra did a national tour, and was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles–based Society of Singers. add something

 

Bobby Caldwell - Caldwell sold albums at a steady pace throughout the 1990s, producing 1991's "Stuck on You", recorded with a 60-piece orchestra, and 1993's "Where Is the Love", the latter having been recorded with musicians who had previously played with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett along with a 24-piece orchestra

 

Dean Martin - In December 1990, he congratulated Frank Sinatra on his 75th birthday special


1991

Nancy Reagan - In 1991, the controversial author Kitty Kelley wrote an unauthorized and largely uncited biography about Nancy Reagan, repeating accounts of a poor relationship with her children and introducing rumors of alleged sexual relations with singer Frank Sinatra


1992

In 1992, CBS aired a TV mini-series about the entertainer's life called Sinatra, directed by James Steven Sadwith and starred Philip Casnoff as Sinatra. add something

 

Rita Pavone - In 1992, Pavone returned to the United States, where she sang during a multiple artists concert that included Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra, the Bolshoi Ballet and Cher at the Sands hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

Marcia Gay Harden - In 1992, she played actress Ava Gardner alongside Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra in the made for TV miniseries "Sinatra


1993

In 1993 Sinatra made a surprise return to Capitol and the recording studio for Duets, which was released in November. add something

 

Anita Baker - After almost five years of touring, performing, and recording, Baker took a break, only entering the studio to record the jazz standard "Witchcraft" with Frank Sinatra for his 1993 "Duets" album

 

Gloria Estefan - Also in 1993, Estefan collaborated with Frank Sinatra on his album "Duets" with the song "Come Rain or Come Shine"

 

Barbara Streisand - In 1993, New York Times music critic Stephen Holden wrote that Streisand "enjoys a cultural status that only one other American entertainer, Frank Sinatra, has achieved in the last half century.


1994

Sinatra's final public concerts were held in Japan's Fukuoka Dome in December, 1994. add something


1997

In recognition of his many years of association with Las Vegas , Frank Sinatra was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997. add something

 

Sinatra began to show signs of dementia in his last years and after a heart attack in February 1997, he made no further public appearances. add something


1998

Additionally, an FBI report on Sinatra, released in 1998, showed that the doctors had written that he was a "neurotic" and "not acceptable material from a psychiatric standpoint". add something

 

Frank Sinatra died in 1998 add something

 

In 1998, Ray Liotta portrayed Sinatra in the HBO movie The Rat Pack, alongside Joe Mantegna as Dean Martin and Don Cheadle as Sammy Davis, Jr. It depicted their contribution to John F. Kennedy's election as U.S. president in 1960. add something

 

The FBI's secret dossier on Sinatra was released in 1998 in response to Freedom of Information Act requests. add something

 

On May 20, 1998, at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, Sinatra's funeral was held, with 400 mourners in attendance and hundreds of fans outside add something


1999

In 1999, Huell Howser Productions, in association with KCET/Los Angeles, featured Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs home in "California's Gold"; the 49 minute program is available on VHS. add something


2006

Michael Bolton - In 2006, Bolton and his fiancee Nicollette Sheridan sang a duet, "The Second Time Around," for the album Bolton Swings Sinatra.

 

Joe Longthorne - In 2006, Longthorne performed again at the London Palladium, and in 2007 the Variety Club awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award, which placed him amongst past recipients such as Frank Sinatra, Judy_Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Wayne Dobson, Freddie "Parrot Faced" Davies and Gary Wilmot


2008

The U.S. Postal Service issued a 42-cent postage stamp in honor of Sinatra on May 13, 2008 add something

 

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution on May 20, 2008, designating May 13 as Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contribution to American culture add something

 

Wynn Resorts dedicated a signature restaurant to Sinatra inside Encore Las Vegas on December 22, 2008 add something


2009

To commemorate the anniversary of Sinatra's death, Patsy's Restaurant in New York City, which Sinatra frequented, exhibited in May 2009 fifteen previously unseen photographs of Sinatra taken by Bobby Bank add something


2012

Robert Knepper - In 2012, he guest-starred as Frank Sinatra in the film Cloclo, biopic of Claude François the French pop singer who wrote "Comme d'habitude", the original version of "My Way


2013

In a 2013 "Vanity Fair" article, Mia Farrow acknowledged that Sinatra may be the father of her son, Ronan Farrow add something


2015

To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, a two-hour prime time musical tribute was aired on CBS television in December 2015 add something