|Birth name||Francis Albert Sinatra|
|Also known as||Ol' Blue Eyes
The Chairman of the Board The Voice
|Born||(1915-12-12)December 12, 1915
Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||May 14, 1998(1998-05-14) (aged 82)
West Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Genres||Traditional pop, jazz, swing, big band, vocal|
|Occupations||Singer, actor, producer, director, conductor|
|Years active||1935–1971, 1973–1995|
|Labels||Columbia, Capitol, Reprise, Apple Records|
|Associated acts||Rat Pack, Bing Crosby, Nancy Sinatra, Judy Garland, Quincy Jones, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Dean Martin, Count Basie, Sammy Davis, Jr|
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, , (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. He released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity.
Though Sinatra was a life-long democrat in the 1970 he endorsed Ronald Reagan, a republican, for Governor of California. In the early seventies he became involved in president Nixon effort to increase educational opportunities for minorities students and to encourage greater participation in the sciences.
In 1972 Sinatra endorsed Nixon's re-election campaign and officially became a republican.