Frank Sinatra was an American singer and film actor who was a success in 1950’s and 1960’s and his net worth is estimated at around $100 million mark. His carreer began in the swing era with Tom Dorsey and Harry James, and he made a name for himself after signing a contract with Columbia Records. He was one of the most famous / popular people in the world at and around 1950’s and 1960’s. After a long and successful career, he passed away in 1998, aged 82. He was named as the ”greatest singer of 20th century” by many music critics and still carries on to one the iconic figures in the music scene. Here are 5 interesting facts we have gathered for Frank Sinatra:
1.) He is one of the greatest and best selling solo male artists with over 150 million sold albums worldwide.
2.) Sinatra scored a Top 40 hit with “(Theme From) New York, New York“, back in 1980.
3.) Sinatra never formally knew how to read music, but his natural understanding of music and perfectionist side played a big role to improve his abilities at all areas surrounding music.
4.) Sinatra is renowned for impeccable dress sense and cleanliness, and most of his bands were recorded live which he insisted on doing.
5.) Sinatra has received numerous Grammy Awards, which includes the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Sinatra was married four times and dated some of the most beautiful women in the world, however, it has been reported that Frank Sinatra secretly wished that he had not left his first wife for ‘Ava Gardner’ – even though it could have ended his career. Sinatra was often involved in affairs with women, such as with his second wife Ava Gardner. He then went on to marry Mia Farrow in 1966 and ‘Barbara Marx’ in 1976. Sinatra experienced several violent confrontations, usually journalists who he felt had crossed him or work bosses he had disagreements with.