Overview

Frank Sinatra

(1915—1998) American singer and actor


Related Overviews

Harry James (1916—1983)

Count Basie (1904—1984) American jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader

Anchors Aweigh

It Happened In Brooklyn

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • music

GO

Quick Reference

(b Hoboken, NJ, 1915; d Los Angeles, 1998).

Amer. singer (light baritone) and actor. Radio début 1938. Sang with Harry James Band (1939) and Tommy Dorsey Band (1940–2). Solo career from 1942, with radio shows. Inspired excitement among ‘bobbysoxers’ of 1940s unequalled until advent of Elvis Presley and Beatles. Had successful career as ‘straight’ film actor, e.g. From Here to Eternity (1952), Von Ryan's Express (1965), and The Detective (1968). Resumed vocal career and made international tours in 1970s. Secret of his artistry was his emphasis on a song's lyrics.

Subjects: music.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »