Frank Sinatra, Jr.
American singer
Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Franklin Wayne Sinatra, professionally known as Frank Sinatra, Jr. , is an American singer, songwriter and conductor. Frank Jr. is the son of legendary musician and actor Frank Sinatra (born "Francis") and Nancy Barbato Sinatra, his first wife. He is the younger brother of singer and actress Nancy Sinatra, and the older brother of television producer Tina Sinatra. In 1963, at the age of 19, Sinatra was kidnapped and released two days later after payment of a ransom.
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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 10-16
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Jan. 10: Singer Ronnie Hawkins of Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks is 81. Singer Frank Sinatra Jr. is 72. Singer Rod Stewart is 71. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 68. Singer Pat Benatar is 63. Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions) is 61. Singer Shawn Colvin is 60. Singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 57. Actor Evan Handler ("Sex and the City," ''Californication") is 55. Singer Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 52. Actress Trini Alvarado is 49. Singer Brent Smith of Shinedown is 38. Rapper Chris Smith of Kris Kross is 37.
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Obama Honors 17 Medal Of Freedom Recipients
Huffington Post - about 1 year
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama recognized 17 Americans with the nation's highest civilian award Tuesday, including giants of the entertainment industry such as Barbra Streisand and Steven Spielberg, baseball legends Willie Mays and Yogi Berra, and politicians, activists and government innovators. In addition to filmmaker Spielberg and singer and Oscar-winner Streisand, Obama presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan, singer James Taylor, composer Stephen Sondheim and violinist Itzhak Perlman. Mays was among the first African-American players in Major League Baseball. Berra, who died in September, was a Yankee great at catcher, an 18-time All-Star and 10-time World Series champion. The politicians getting the honor are Democrats: Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, who has championed equal pay and women's health during her 44 years of public service; former Rep. Lee Hamilton from Indiana, a longtime advocate of American nation ...
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Big Band Sounds Abound With Three New Albums
Huffington Post - over 1 year
John Fedchock's New York Big Band There appears to be resurgence in offerings from big band ensembles this year. Big bands have made a vital comeback fueled on by modern, enlivened arrangements and buttressed by stalwart musicianship. New and exciting scores, some years in the making, are being offered by an ever increasing number of composer/arrangers who enlist groups of talented musicians to help them make their music a reality. The results are some of the year's most inspiring and compelling musical offerings. This revival defies the market driven logic that dismisses music unless it can be justified on a purely economic basis. In pop music, today's ephemeral "hit" culture has homogenized the creative output of many of today's best selling artists. Manipulated music machines seem to crank out mostly vacuous sounds that melt into obscurity almost as fast as they appear, like snowflakes on your heated windshield. Large ensemble music and orchestras have no such illusory go ...
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Frank Sinatra Jr. sells in Beverly Crest for $3.8 million
LATimes - almost 2 years
Frank Sinatra Jr. has sold a house in the Beverly Crest area for $3.8 million.
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Giovanni Ribisi Is Heading Back To TV
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Giovanni Ribisi has replaced Tommy Dewey in Fox's multicamera comedy "Dads," Deadline reports. The six-episode series was created by Seth MacFarlane, Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, the team behind "Ted" (in which Ribisi also starred). The comedy is centered around Warner (Ribisi) and Eli (Seth Green), two successful men whose lives are thrown into disarray when their high maintenance fathers (played by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert) move in with them. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the role was reimagined after the pilot taping last week, and Ribisi was apparently a better fit than Dewey. The character is described as "co-owner of a successful video game company and a family man with a wife and two young children." The role of Warner's wife was also recast, with Vanessa Lachey taking over from Erin Pineda following the table read. Ribisi's best known TV roles include his stint on "Friends" as Phoebe's kooky brother Frank Jr., and Ralph Mariano on "My Name is ...
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Mary Anne Hitt: Uniting Against Coal Exports in the Pacific Northwest
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There's been a lot of buzz about coal exports lately, but if I was a betting woman, I'd say the smart money is on these coal industry pipe dreams never becoming a reality. That's because local communities that would receive the brunt of the pollution from transporting all that coal are standing up and saying no, one after another. Communities across the Pacific Northwest continue to band together in opposition to coal export terminals and the massive increase in rail traffic that would come with it. Especially breath-taking and poignant was this statement from 57 Northwest tribal communities calling "on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to conduct a full environmental analysis for all six proposals to transport and export coal through their shared lands and waters." (PDF) One image that has remained with me all week is that of the Lummi Nation people in Washington Statepeople burning a giant check to symbolize rejection of selling their Treaty Rights to develop a coal export ...
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Red Arch/Blue Arch Flash Polls Agree: Mitt Romney Won The First Presidential Debate
Ballwin-Ellisville Patch - over 4 years
Political activists, and organizers on both ends of the political spectrum in Missouri are voicing agreement Thursday that fomer Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney "won" the first presidential debate with Barack Obama, held Wednesday in Denver. Patch conducted a flash poll late Wednesday night as part of the Red Arch/Blue Arch series of surveys taking the pulse of political thought leaders heading up to the November election. Responses came from 11 Republicans and 14 Democrats. Nine Republicans felt Romney won the debate, as did 6 Democrats. "Wow. This was an absolute destruction. The key to a challenger is to look like he belongs w/ the most powerful man in the world, and Romney did that," responded one Repubilcan. "Obama was very off, and seemed angry, should have done better," wrote another. "You fight fire with fire. Romney was aggressive, Obama was passive.....big mistake by Obama," wrote one Democrat. Democrats said President Obama's attempt to highlight the lac ...
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A guiding light at 'bank to the stars'
LATimes - over 4 years
Bram Goldsmith, 89, looks back on almost four decades at the top of City National Bank, which has turned a profit 78 straight quarters. He's the ultimate insider at the ultimate insider's bank, the place Frank Sinatra turned to for ransom money when his son Frank Jr. was kidnapped. Michael Jackson partied in his vault.
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Debra Ollivier: Kathleen Turner: 'Don't Let Anybody Tell You What You Can't Do'
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In "The Perfect Family," Kathleen Turner plays Eileen Cleary, a devout Roman Catholic who's been nominated for "Catholic Woman of the Year." But Eileen's "perfect family" is not so perfect: her daughter Shannon (Emily Deschanel) is gay, pregnant through artificial insemination, and about to marry her live-in girlfriend Angela (Angelique Cabral); her son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) has left his wife and is in a relationship with an older woman; her husband Frank (Michael McGrady) is an ex-alcoholic; and Eileen herself has her own dark secrets tucked in the closet. To complicate matters, her church has also nominated the priggish Agnes Dunn (Sharon Lawrence) for Catholic Woman of the Year, so a third-party Bishop has been asked to make a home visit to determine which woman is most eligible for the honor. "The Archbishop of Dublin will offer a prayer of absolution to the winner," Monsignor Murphy (Richard Chamberlain) says, to which Eileen replies a bit warily: "All sins forgive ...
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It's Not Just The Avengers: Check Out This Weekend's Other Theatrical Openers
Movie Line - almost 5 years
Cinco de Mayo weekend will surely belong to Marvel's The Avengers, which has already racked up $18.7 million in U.S. grosses courtesy of last night's midnight screenings. The superhero filled adventure has been pegged as possibly this year's biggest box office draw — time will tell. But for those who want to check out something else besides superheroes (or want to resuscitate from its aftermath) there are plenty of specialty releases opening this weekend including Fox Searchlight's India-set The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Sundance Selects' dance doc First Position, ATO's water doc Last Call at the Oasis, Kathleen Turner starrer The Perfect Family. And, if you need a little more Samuel L. Jackson in your life post-Avengers, check out his other opener Meeting Evil. Marvel's The Avengers (Opening Wide) Director: Joss Whedon Writers Zak Penn (story), Joss Whedon (story and screenplay), Stan Lee (comic book), Jack Kirby (comic book) Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo ...
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Classic pop, jazz performers at Ocean Grove summer concert series
Asbury Park Press - almost 5 years
The series, which kicks off May 26 in the Great Auditorium, features popular singers such as Diana Krall, Johnny Mathis, Neil Sedaka, Frank Sinatra Jr., Bobby Vinton, Michael W. Smith and Wynonna Judd.
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Frank Sinatra Jr. does it his dad’s way
Natiobak Post - about 5 years
A band leader, singer and actor who appeared on The Sopranos and once hosted a variety show in the 1970s with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Jack Benny, Sinatra Jr. is every ounce his father’s child
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Frank Sinatra, Jr.
  • 2008
    Age 64
    He returned in a 2008 episode, "Tales of a Third Grade Nothing", where he sang with Brian again, with Stewie returning as a sideline investor supporting the duo.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Sinatra released an album entitled That Face! including the songs "You'll Never Know" and the self-penned song "Spice". Sinatra made a brief cameo appearance in the series premiere episode of the 2010 CBS legal comedy-drama The Defenders, as well as the show's series finale. Frank Jr. has said that his famous name has opened some doors, but "a famous father means that in order to prove yourself you have to work three times harder than the guy off the street". Music critic Richard Ginell wrote of a 2003 concert by Sinatra: Sinatra, Jr. might have had an easier time establishing himself had he gone into real estate. But his show made me awfully glad he decided music was his calling. There aren't too many singers around with Sinatra's depth of experience in big band music, or his knowledge of the classic American songbook. There are even fewer with such real feeling for the lyrics of a song, and such a knack for investing a song with style and personality.
  • 2006
    Age 62
    Sinatra appeared in a 2006 episode of Family Guy, "Brian Sings and Swings" (Season 4, Episode 19), where he was introduced as the "Member of The Board".
    More Details Hide Details He performed several tunes during the show, accompanied by Stewie and Brian. During the ending credits, he sang the Family Guy theme song. He also recorded a commentary for its DVD release.
  • 1998
    Age 54
    Frank Sinatra, Jr. married Cynthia McMurry on October 18, 1998 and divorced on January 7, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details He has had one son from a previous relationship, Michael Sinatra (born March 1, 1987) who lives in Japan. Sinatra has denied speculation about the existence of another son named Frank Sinatra III. By his early teens he was performing at local clubs and venues. At age 19 he became the vocalist for Sam Donahue's band. He also spent considerable time with Duke Ellington, learning the music business.
  • 1988
    Age 44
    Starting in 1988, at his father's request, Frank Jr. placed his career on hold in order to act as his father's musical director and conductor. Poet/vocalist Rod McKuen said this: In 1989, Sinatra sang "Wedding Vows in Vegas" on the acclaimed Was (Not Was) album, What Up, Dog?, later performing the song with the band on Late Night with David Letterman.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1995–1996 television season, Sinatra was offered the role of Vic Fontaine on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Despite being a fan of the show and finding the role interesting, he turned it down, declaring that he only wanted to play an alien. James Darren accepted the part after demurring at first because he found descriptions of the part too "on the nose", changing his mind when he read the script. Sinatra guest-starred on an episode of Son of the Beach in the episode "You Only Come Once" playing the villain Stinkfinger, and he sang his own theme song for the character. He had a guest spot playing himself on The Sopranos, in a role either mocking or acknowledging all the stories about his father's involvement with the mob - he lets Paulie Walnuts refer to him as the "Chairboy of the Board."
  • 1968
    Age 24
    Frank Jr. spent most of his early career on the road. By 1968 he had performed in 47 states and 30 countries, had guested on several television shows, had hosted a summer replacement show for The Dean Martin Show, had sung with his own band in Las Vegas casinos and had been the opening act for bigger names at other casinos.
    More Details Hide Details During that time he gained a reputation for rigorous rehearsals and demanding standards for his musicians. Sinatra appeared in the Sammy Davis, Jr. drama A Man Called Adam in 1966. Sinatra also appeared on the television crime drama Adam-12, in the episode (originally broadcast on March 13, 1974) titled "Clinic on 18th Street". He played a deputy district attorney named Gino Bardi. The National Archives now houses a fifteen-minute song and monologue composed by Sinatra in 1976, Over the Land. It evokes the memory of the nation's flag and the nation's experiences with the flag since the War of 1812.
  • 1944
    Age 0
    Born on January 10, 1944.
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