Frank Sinatra
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Francis Albert Sinatra (1915 - 1998)

Francis Albert (Frank) "Ol' Blue Eyes, Chairman of the Board" Sinatra
Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 1939 (to 1951) in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1951 (to 1954) in Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
Husband of [private wife (1940s - unknown)]
Husband of — married 11 Jul 1976 (to 14 May 1998) in Riverside, California, United Statesmap
Died at age 82 in West Hollywood, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 May 2014
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Born 12 December 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, the only child of Italian immigrants Antonino Martino Sinatra and Natalina Garaventa, Francis Albert Sinatra would grow to become the legendary star, Frank Sinatra.[1][2][3][4]

In 1939, Frank married Nancy Rose Barabato.[5][6] Frank and Nancy divorced in 1951.[7]

  1. Nancy Sandra
  2. Francis Wayne
  3. Christina

In 1951, Frank married Ava Lavinia Gardner, and they divorced in 1954.[8][9][7]

In 1966, Frank married Mia Farrow, and they divorced in 1968.[10][11][7]

In 1976, Frank married Barbara Marx.[12][13]


Singer, actor, producer, director, and conductor, Frank began his professional musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.[6] He learned music by ear and never learned to read it. In the mid-1940s, he was signed by Columbia Records and went on to find success as a solo artist. Though his professional career would stall in 1950, it would experience a rebirth in 1953 when Sinatra won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. Shortly thereafter, Frank signed with Capitol Records and went on to release several critically acclaimed albums. In 1961, Sinatra formed his own record label, released several more successful albums, and went on to become a founding member of the Rat Pack, tour internationally, and hang with celebrities and statesmen such as John F. Kennedy.

Frank retired in 1971 for two years, then came out of retirement in 1973 to record several more albums, even scoring a Top-40 hit with his song New York, New York! Sinatra also managed to have a very successful career as an actor. He continued to tour and act until shortly before his death in 1998.


At the age of 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra died on the 14th of May 1998. He'd suffered from illnesses for several years.[1][14][15] His wife Barbara was at his side, encouraging him to fight while attempts were made to stabilize him. His final words were "I'm losing."

Sinatra was buried with trinkets from family members and friends including cherry-flavored Life Savers, stuffed toys, Camel cigarettes, and a Zippo lighter, Tootsie Rolls, and a bottle of Jack Daniels. His grave marker is inscribed with the words "The Best Is Yet To Come".

Frank Sinatra is one of the best-selling artists of all time. He received 11 Grammy Awards, the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. Sinatra has sold more than 150 million records worldwide.


Sinatra enregistre son premier disque le 13 juillet 1939, et, dès 1942, devient une vedette. Il enregistrera plus de 100 disques et des tubes par dizaines : « Strangers in the night », « I’ve got you under my skin », « My way »… Sa carrière a pourtant connu des hauts et des bas, durant lesquels il s’est souvent tourné vers Hollywood, obtenant un Oscar en 1953 pour Tant qu’il y aura des hommes« . Il chanta sur scène jusqu’à plus de 75 ans, seul ou en compagnie du « Rat pack » (Dean Martin, Sammy David Jr….).

Homme aux multiples conquêtes, Frank Sinatra a été marié à Nancy Barbato (1939-1949) – union dont sont issus ses enfants Nancy, Frank Jr et Tina -, puis Ava Gardner (1951-57), Mia Farrow (1966-68), et Barbara Marx (à partir de 1976).

Ce fils d’immigrants italiens, né le 12 décembre 1915 à Hoboken (New Jersey), a toujours nié entretenir des liens avec la mafia, y compris devant des juges. En 1981, il demande à pouvoir diriger un casino à Las Vegas, un droit qui lui avait été retiré en 1963 pour avoir aidé Salvatore « Momo Giancana », un des grands noms du milieu. Frank Sinatra obtient finalement sa licence, avec l’appui du président Ronald Reagan.

La carrière de Frank Sinatra est jalonnée de bagarres. En 1960, un gardien l’accuse de coups et blessures. Une altercation avec l’acteur John Wayne, à l’occasion d’un banquet offert au profit d’une oeuvre charitable, a aussi été relaté par les journaux. Quatre ans plus tard, les photographes français publient un communiqué annonçant d’emblée qu’ils ne souhaitent pas que « M. Sinatra fasse son numéro de ”gangster de charme” en prenant des journalistes pour cibles». Le 14 mai, Frank Sinatra meurt à Los Angeles, à 82 ans. À New York, l’Empire State Building est illuminé de bleu, en hommage aux yeux de « Ol’Blue Eyes ». Depuis Cannes, Martin Scorsese déclare que « les mots ne peuvent exprimer (sa) tristesse ». Ses obsèques ont lieu dans la seule église catholique de Beverly Hills, en présence de Nancy Reagan, Kirk Douglas, Bruce Springsteen…[16]

Research Notes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Social Security Claims Index", database ( : accessed 4 Aug 2021) Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), created, 1936 - 2007, documenting the period 1936 - 2007 - Record Group 47 > Application (SS-5) Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last Names S through T) Name: Frank Albert Sinatra [Frank Sinatra] Gender: Male Race: White Birth Date: 12 Dec 1915 Birth Place: Hoboken, New Jersey Death Date: 15 May 1998 Father: Anthony Sinatra Mother: Natalie Garaventa
  2. "United States Census, 1920", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 February 2021), Frank Sonatri in entry for Tony Sonatri, 1920. US Federal Census; Year: 1920; Census Place: Hoboken Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1042; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 492
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 October 2021), Frank Sinatra in household of Anthony Sinatra, Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 290, sheet 9B, line 63, family 200, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1349; FHL microfilm 2,341,084. US Federal Census; Year: 1930; Census Place: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: 1349; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0290; Image: 819.0; FHL microfilm: 2341084.
  4. "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011", database, FamilySearch ( : 18 July 2020), Frank in entry for Anthony Martin Sinatra, 1969.
  5. "New Jersey, U.S., Marriage Index, 1901-2016", database w/images ( : accessed 17 Jul 2021) Marriage Indexes. New Jersey State Archives, Trenton, New Jersey. New Jersey State Archives; Trenton, New Jersey; Marriage Indexes; Index Type: Bride; Year Range: 1939; Surname Range: A - Z Ancestry Record 61253 #990554000 Name: Frank Sinatra Gender: Male Marriage Date: 1939 Marriage Place: New Jersey, USA Spouse: Nancy Barbato Ancestry Sharing Image (free)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947", database w/images ( : accessed 17 Apr 2021) Draft Registration Cards for New Jersey, 10/16/1940 - 3/31/1947. 736 boxes. NAI: 7644742. Records of the Selective Service System, 1926–1975, Record Group 147. National Archives and Records Administration, St Louis, Missouri. National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; WWII Draft Registration Cards for New Jersey, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 610 Ancestry Record 2238 #301715894 Name: Frank Albert Sinatra Gender: Male Race: White Age: 24 Birth Date: 12 Dec 1915 Birth Place: Hoboken, N.J. Residence Place: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey Registration Date: 16 Oct 1940 Registration Place: Los Angeles, New Jersey, USA Employer: Tommy Dorsey (Orchestra) Height: 5ft 10 Weight: 145 Complexion: Dark Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Blue Next of Kin: Mrs Nancy R. Sinatra Ancestry Sharing Image (free)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Kelley, Kitty (1986). His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra.
  8. "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 24 April 2020), Frank W Sinatra and Gardner, 1951.
  9. "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 October 2021), Frank Sinatra in entry for Ava Lavinia Gardner, California, United States, 25 Jan 1990; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, ( : 2014); citing San Jose Mercury News, born-digital text.
  10. "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005", database, FamilySearch ( : 21 July 2021), Maria Mia Farrow and Francis Sinatra, .
  11. "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005", database, FamilySearch ( : 21 July 2021), Francis Sinatra and Maria Mia Farrow, .
  12. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Frank Sinatra and Barbara A Blakeley, 11 Jul 1976; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Riverside, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  13. "California Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database, FamilySearch ( : 27 November 2014), Frank Sinatra and Barbara A Marx, 11 Jul 1976; from "California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2007); citing Riverside, California, Center of Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento.
  14. "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 January 2021), Frank Sinatra, 15 May 1998; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  15. "Frank Sinatra" database w/images ( : accessed 23 Oct 2021) Associated Press Archive - Friday, May 15, 1998
  16. Norto, Élodie. "CINQ CHOSES À SAVOIR SUR FRANK SINATRA, MORT IL Y A 20 ANS", database ( : accessed 22 Oct 2021) 14 Mai, 2018
  • "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Frank Sinatra, 1951; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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There are supposed to be images in this biography, but they are not showing. They also appear to be using html instead of wiki coding for "center". I believe these issues need to be corrected.
posted by Melanie Paul
Hi there profile managers!

We plan on featuring Frank alongside Bing Crosby, the Example Profile of the Week, in the Connection finder on December 23rd. Between now and then is a good time to take a look at the sources and biography to see if there are updates and improvements that need made, especially those that will bring it up to WikiTree Style Guide standards. We know it's short notice, so don't fret too much. Just do what you can. A Team member will check on the profile Tuesday and make changes as necessary.

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