Happy Birthday, Ol’ Blue Eyes!

, born Francis Albert Sinatra, was born on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey to Martin and Natalie Sinatra, Italian immigrants.  He started his career by singing in nightclubs, then became a band singer for Harry James, opens a new window and then for Tommy Dorsey, opens a new window.  In 1943, Sinatra began his solo career and his acting debut.  In the 1960s, Sinatra became a founding member of the "Rat Pack, opens a new window" with Joey Bishop, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., and Peter Lawford.  They filmed several movies together, including Ocean's Eleven in 1960.  Throughout his life, he acted in many films and put out several albums.

Sinatra was married four times, opens a new window. He married his first wife, Nancy Barbato in 1939.  They had three children together: Nancy, Frank Jr., and Tina.  He married his second wife, Ava Gardner, in 1951 and his third wife, Mia Farrow, in 1966.  Lastly, he married Barbara Marx in 1976.  They were married until his death on May 14, 1998 at the age of 82.  

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