Ol' Blue Eyes became a national star in 1940 after joining with Tommy Dorsey's band. Sinatramania soon followed as Sinatra was named top male singer by Billboard and Down Beat magazine in 1941. His popularity rose through the 1940s, then slowly declined in the early 50s. It wasn't until he won an Academy Award for his role in 1953's "From Here to Eternity" that Sinatra was able re-establish his status as a singing, and now acting, star. Sinatra continued to sing and act through the 1980s and 90s, until his death in 1998.
Francis Albert 'Frank' Sinatra, (December 12, 1915 May 14, 1998) was an American singer and film actor. Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist from the early to mid-1940s, after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the 'bobby soxers', 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.
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