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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

American singer and film actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American singer and film actor
A.K.A. Francis Albert Sinatra, Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra, Francis A. Sinatra
Countries United States of America
Occupations Television actor Film actor Actor Singer Voice actor Jazz musician Songwriter Film producer
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1915 (Hoboken)
Death 14 May 1998 (Los Angeles)
Residence Hoboken
Politics Republican Party, Democratic Party
Family
Mother: Dolly Sinatra
Father: Anthony Martin Sinatra
Spouse: Mia FarrowAva GardnerBarbara SinatraNancy Sinatra
Children: Nancy SinatraFrank Sinatra Jr.Tina Sinatra
Stats
Height: 1.7145 m
Frank Sinatra
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Biography

Francis Albert Sinatra (/sɪˈnɑːtrə/; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor and producer who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

Born to Italian immigrants in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers". He released his debut album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. But by the early 1950s his professional career had stalled and he turned to Las Vegas, where he became one of its best known residency performers as part of the Rat Pack. His career was reborn in 1953 with the success of From Here to Eternity, with his performance subsequently winning an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. Sinatra released several critically lauded albums, including In the Wee Small Hours (1955), Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956), Come Fly with Me (1958), Only the Lonely (1958) and Nice 'n' Easy (1960).

Sinatra left Capitol in 1960 to start his own record label, Reprise Records, and released a string of successful albums. In 1965, he recorded the retrospective September of My Years and starred in the Emmy-winning television special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music. After releasing Sinatra at the Sands, recorded at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Vegas with frequent collaborator Count Basie in early 1966, the following year he recorded one of his most famous collaborations with Tom Jobim, the album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim. It was followed by 1968's Francis A. & Edward K. with Duke Ellington. Sinatra retired for the first time in 1971, but came out of retirement two years later and recorded several albums and resumed performing at Caesars Palace, and reached success in 1980 with "New York, New York". Using his Las Vegas shows as a home base, he toured both within the United States and internationally until shortly before his death in 1998.

Sinatra forged a highly successful career as a film actor. After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and received critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962). He appeared in various musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), winning another Golden Globe for the latter. Toward the end of his career, he became associated with playing detectives, including the title character in Tony Rome (1967). Sinatra would later receive the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1971. On television, The Frank Sinatra Show began on ABC in 1950, and he continued to make appearances on television throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. In crime, Sinatra was investigated by the FBI for his alleged relationship with the Mafia.

While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he had an impressive understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. A perfectionist, renowned for his dress sense and performing presence, he always insisted on recording live with his band. His bright blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes". Sinatra led a colorful personal life, and was often involved in turbulent affairs with women, such as with his second wife Ava Gardner. He later married Mia Farrow in 1966 and Barbara Marx in 1976. Sinatra had several violent confrontations, usually with journalists he felt had crossed him, or work bosses with whom he had disagreements. He was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan in 1985, and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards, including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He was collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the 20th century's 100 most influential people. After Sinatra's death, American music critic Robert Christgau called him "the greatest singer of the 20th century", and he continues to be seen as an iconic figure.

Early life

"They'd fought through his childhood and continued to do so until her dying day. But I believe that to counter her steel will he'd developed his own. To prove her wrong when she belittled his choice of career ... Their friction first had shaped him; that, I think, had remained to the end and a litmus test of the grit in his bones. It helped keep him at the top of his game."

—Sinatra's daughter Nancy on the importance of his mother Dolly in his life and character.

Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in an upstairs tenement at 415 Monroe Street in Hoboken, New Jersey, the only child of Italian immigrants Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa and Antonino Martino "Marty" Sinatra. Sinatra weighed 13.5 pounds (6.1 kg) at birth and had to be delivered with the aid of forceps, which caused severe scarring to his left cheek, neck, and ear, and perforated his eardrum—damage that remained for life. Due to his injuries at birth, his baptism at St. Francis Church in Hoboken was delayed until April 2, 1916. A childhood operation on his mastoid bone left major scarring on his neck, and during adolescence he suffered from cystic acne that further scarred his face and neck. Sinatra was raised Roman Catholic.

Sinatra's mother was energetic and driven, and biographers believe that she was the dominant factor in the development of her son's personality traits and self-confidence. Sinatra's fourth wife Barbara would later claim that Dolly was abusive to him as a child, and "knocked him around a lot". Dolly became influential in Hoboken and in local Democratic Party circles. She worked as a midwife, earning $50 for each delivery, and according to Sinatra biographer Kitty Kelley, also ran an illegal abortion service that catered to Italian Catholic girls, for which she was nicknamed "Hatpin Dolly". She also had a gift for languages and served as a local interpreter. Sinatra's illiterate father was a bantamweight boxer who fought under the name Marty O'Brien. He later worked for 24 years at the Hoboken Fire Department, working his way up to captain. Sinatra spent much time at his parents' tavern in Hoboken, working on his homework and occasionally singing a song on top of the player piano for spare change. During the Great Depression, Dolly provided money to her son for outings with friends and to buy expensive clothes, resulting in neighbors describing him as the "best-dressed kid in the neighborhood". Excessively thin and small as a child and young man, Sinatra's skinny frame later became a staple of jokes during stage shows.

Sinatra developed an interest in music, particularly big band jazz, at a young age. He listened to Gene Austin, Rudy Vallée, Russ Colombo, and Bob Eberly, and idolized Bing Crosby. Sinatra's maternal uncle, Domenico, gave him a ukulele for his 15th birthday, and he began performing at family gatherings. Sinatra attended David E. Rue Jr. High School from 1928, and A. J. Demarest High School (since renamed as Hoboken High School) in 1931, where he arranged bands for school dances. He left without graduating, having attended only 47 days before being expelled for "general rowdiness". To please his mother, he enrolled at Drake Business School, but departed after 11 months. Dolly found Sinatra work as a delivery boy at the Jersey Observer newspaper, where his godfather Frank Garrick worked, and after that, Sinatra was a riveter at the Tietjen and Lang shipyard. He performed in local Hoboken social clubs such as The Cat's Meow and The Comedy Club, and sang for free on radio stations such as WAAT in Jersey City. In New York, Sinatra found jobs singing for his supper or for cigarettes. To improve his speech, he began taking elocution lessons for a dollar each from vocal coach John Quinlan, who was one of the first people to notice his impressive vocal range.

Music career

Hoboken Four and Harry James (1935–1939)

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Sinatra (far right) with the Hoboken Four on Major Bowes' Amateur Hour in 1935

Sinatra began singing professionally as a teenager, but he learned music by ear and never learned to read music. He got his first break in 1935 when his mother persuaded a local singing group, the 3 Flashes, to let him join. Fred Tamburro, the group's baritone, stated that "Frank hung around us like we were gods or something", admitting that they only took him on board because he owned a car and could chauffeur the group around. Sinatra soon learned they were auditioning for the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show, and "begged" the group to let him in on the act. With Sinatra, the group became known as the Hoboken Four, and passed an audition from Edward Bowes to appear on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour show. They each earned $12.50 for the appearance, and ended up attracting 40,000 votes and won first prize—a six-month contract to perform on stage and radio across the United States. Sinatra quickly became the group's lead singer, and, much to the jealousy of his fellow group members, garnered most of the attention from girls. Due to the success of the group, Bowes kept asking for them to return, disguised under different names, varying from "The Secaucus Cockamamies" to "The Bayonne Bacalas".

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Harry James in 1942

In 1938, Sinatra found employment as a singing waiter at a roadhouse called "The Rustic Cabin" in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for which he was paid $15 a week. The roadhouse was connected to the WNEW radio station in New York City, and he began performing with a group live during the Dance Parade show. Despite the low salary, Sinatra felt that this was the break he was looking for, and boasted to friends that he was going to "become so big that no one could ever touch him". In March 1939, saxophone player Frank Mane, who knew Sinatra from Jersey City radio station WAAT where both performed on live broadcasts, arranged for him to audition and record "Our Love", his first solo studio recording. In June, bandleader Harry James, who had heard Sinatra sing on "Dance Parade", signed a two-year contract of $75 a week one evening after a show at the Paramount Theatre in New York. It was with the James band that Sinatra released his first commercial record "From the Bottom of My Heart" in July. No more than 8,000 copies of the record were sold, and further records released with James through 1939, such as "All or Nothing At All", also had weak sales on their initial release. Thanks to his vocal training, Sinatra could now sing two tones higher, and developed a repertoire which included songs such as "My Buddy", "Willow Weep for Me", "It's Funny to Everyone But Me", "Here Comes the Night", "On a Little Street in Singapore", "Ciribiribin", and "Every Day of My Life".

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Tommy Dorsey in The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

Sinatra became increasingly frustrated with the status of the Harry James band, feeling that he was not achieving the major success and acclaim he was looking for. His pianist and close friend Hank Sanicola persuaded him to stay with the group, but in November 1939 he left James to replace Jack Leonard as the lead singer of the Tommy Dorsey band. Sinatra signed a contract with Dorsey for $125 a week, appearing at the Palmer House in Chicago, and James agreed amicably to release Sinatra from his contract. On January 26, 1940, he made his first public appearance with the band at the Coronado Theatre in Rockford, Illinois, opening the show with "Stardust". Dorsey recalled: "You could almost feel the excitement coming up out of the crowds when the kid stood up to sing. Remember, he was no matinée idol. He was just a skinny kid with big ears. I used to stand there so amazed I'd almost forget to take my own solos". Dorsey was a major influence on Sinatra and became a father figure. Sinatra copied Dorsey's mannerisms and traits, becoming a demanding perfectionist like him, even adopting his hobby of toy trains. He asked Dorsey to be godfather to his daughter Nancy in June 1940. Sinatra later said that "The only two people I've ever been afraid of are my mother and Tommy Dorsey". Though Kelley claims that Sinatra and drummer Buddy Rich were bitter rivals, other authors state that they were friends and even roommates when the band was on the road, but professional jealousy surfaced as both men wanted to be considered the star of Dorsey's band. Later, Sinatra helped Rich form his own band with a $25,000 loan and provided financial help to Rich during times of the drummer's serious illness.

In his first year with Dorsey, Sinatra recorded over forty songs. Sinatra's first vocal hit was the song "Polka Dots and Moonbeams" in late April 1940. Two more chart appearances followed with "Say It" and "Imagination", which was Sinatra's first top-10 hit. His fourth chart appearance was "I'll Never Smile Again", topping the charts for twelve weeks beginning in mid-July. Other records with Tommy Dorsey issued by RCA Victor include "Our Love Affair" and "Stardust" in 1940; "Oh! Look at Me Now", "Dolores", "Everything Happens to Me", and "This Love of Mine" in 1941; "Just as Though You Were There", "Take Me", and "There Are Such Things" in 1942; and "It Started All Over Again", "In the Blue of Evening", and "It's Always You" in 1943. As his success and popularity grew, Sinatra pushed Dorsey to allow him to record some solo songs. Dorsey eventually relented, and on January 19, 1942, Sinatra recorded "Night and Day", "The Night We Called It a Day", "The Song is You", and "Lamplighter's Serenade" at a Bluebird recording session, with Axel Stordahl as arranger and conductor. Sinatra first heard the recordings at the Hollywood Palladium and Hollywood Plaza and was astounded at how good he sounded. Stordahl recalled: "He just couldn't believe his ears. He was so excited, you almost believed he had never recorded before. I think this was a turning point in his career. I think he began to see what he might do on his own".

After the 1942 recordings, Sinatra believed he needed to go solo, with an insatiable desire to compete with Bing Crosby, but he was hampered by his contract which gave Dorsey 43% of Sinatra's lifetime earnings in the entertainment industry. A legal battle ensued, eventually settled in August 1942. On September 3, 1942, Dorsey bade farewell to Sinatra, reportedly saying as Sinatra left, "I hope you fall on your ass". He replaced Sinatra with singer Dick Haymes. Rumors began spreading in newspapers that Sinatra's mobster godfather, Willie Moretti, coerced Dorsey to let Sinatra out of his contract for a few thousand dollars, holding a gun to his head. Sinatra persuaded Stordahl to leave Dorsey with him and become his personal arranger, offering him $650 a month, five times the salary of Dorsey. Dorsey and Sinatra, who had been very close, never patched up their differences before Dorsey's death in 1956, worsened by the fact that Dorsey occasionally made biting comments to the press such as "he's the most fascinating man in the world, but don't put your hand in the cage".

Onset of Sinatramania and role in World War II (1942–1945)

Perfectly simple: It was the war years and there was a great loneliness, and I was the boy in every corner drugstore, the boy who'd gone off drafted to the war. That's all.

— Sinatra, on his popularity with young women

By May 1941, Sinatra topped the male singer polls in Billboard and DownBeat magazines. His appeal to bobby soxers, as teenage girls of that time were called, revealed a whole new audience for popular music, which had been recorded mainly for adults up to that time. The phenomenon became officially known as "Sinatramania" after his "legendary opening" at the Paramount Theatre in New York on December 30, 1942. According to Nancy Sinatra, Jack Benny later said, "I thought the goddamned building was going to cave in. I never heard such a commotion ... All this for a fellow I never heard of." Sinatra performed for four weeks at the theatre, his act following the Benny Goodman orchestra, after which his contract was renewed for another four weeks by Bob Weitman due to his popularity. He became known as "Swoonatra" or "The Voice", and his fans "Sinatratics". They organized meetings and sent masses of letters of adoration, and within a few weeks of the show, some 1000 Sinatra fan clubs had been reported across the US. Sinatra's publicist, George Evans, encouraged interviews and photographs with fans, and was the man responsible for depicting Sinatra as a vulnerable, shy, Italian–American with a rough childhood who made good. When Sinatra returned to the Paramount in October 1944 only 250 persons left the first show, and 35,000 fans left outside caused a near riot, known as the Columbus Day Riot, outside the venue because they were not allowed in. Such was the bobby-soxer devotion to Sinatra that they were known to write Sinatra's song titles on their clothing, bribe hotel maids for an opportunity to touch his bed, and accost his person in the form of stealing clothing he was wearing, most commonly his bow-tie.

Sinatra signed with Columbia Records as a solo artist on June 1, 1943 during the 1942–44 musicians' strike. Columbia Records re-released Harry James and Sinatra's August 1939 version of "All or Nothing at All", which reached number 2 on June 2, and was on the best-selling list for 18 weeks. He initially had great success, and performed on the radio on Your Hit Parade from February 1943 until December 1944, and on stage. Columbia wanted new recordings of their growing star as quickly as possible, so Alec Wilder was hired as an arranger and conductor for several sessions with a vocal group called the Bobby Tucker Singers. These first sessions were on June 7, June 22, August 5, and November 10, 1943. Of the nine songs recorded during these sessions, seven charted on the best-selling list. That year he also made his first solo nightclub appearance at New York's Riobamba, and a successful concert in the Wedgewood Room of the prestigious Waldorf-Astoria New York that year secured his popularity in New York high society. Sinatra released "You'll Never Know", "Close to You", "Sunday, Monday, or Always" and "People Will Say We're in Love" as singles. By the end of 1943 he was more popular in a DownBeat poll than Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Bob Eberly, and Dick Haymes.

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Sinatra (left) on the Armed Forces Radio in 1944

Sinatra did not serve in the military during World War II. On December 11, 1943, he was officially classified 4-F ("Registrant not acceptable for military service") by his draft board because of a perforated eardrum. However, U.S. Army files reported that Sinatra was "not acceptable material from a psychiatric viewpoint", but his emotional instability was hidden to avoid "undue unpleasantness for both the selectee and the induction service". Briefly, there were rumors reported by columnist Walter Winchell that Sinatra paid $40,000 to avoid the service, but the FBI found this to be without merit. Toward the end of the war, Sinatra entertained the troops during several successful overseas USO tours with comedian Phil Silvers. During one trip to Rome he met the Pope, who asked him if he was an operatic tenor. Sinatra worked frequently with the popular Andrews Sisters in radio in the 1940s, and many USO shows were broadcast to troops via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). In 1944 Sinatra released "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" as a single and recorded his own version of Crosby's "White Christmas", and the following year he released "I Dream of You (More Than You Dream I Do)", "Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)", "Dream", and "Nancy (with the Laughing Face)" as singles.

Columbia years and career slump (1946–1952)

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Sinatra in November 1950

Despite being heavily involved in political activity in 1945 and 1946, in those two years Sinatra sang on 160 radio shows, recorded 36 times, and shot four films. By 1946 he was performing on stage up to 45 times a week, singing up to 100 songs daily, and earning up to $93,000 a week.

In 1946 Sinatra released "Oh! What it Seemed to Be", "Day by Day", "They Say It's Wonderful", "Five Minutes More", and "The Coffee Song" as singles, and launched his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, which reached No. 1 on the Billboard chart. William Ruhlmann of AllMusic wrote that Sinatra "took the material very seriously, singing the love lyrics with utter seriousness", and that his "singing and the classically influenced settings gave the songs unusual depth of meaning". He was soon selling ten million records a year. Such was Sinatra's command at Columbia that his love of conducting was indulged with the release of the set Frank Sinatra Conducts the Music of Alec Wilder, an offering unlikely to appeal to Sinatra's core fanbase at the time, which consisted of teenage girls. The following year he released his second album, Songs by Sinatra, featuring songs of a similar mood and tempo such as Irving Berlin's "How Deep is the Ocean?" and Harold Arlen's and Jerome Kern's "All The Things You Are". "Mam'selle", composed by Edmund Goulding with lyrics by Mack Gordon for the film The Razor's Edge (1946), was released as a single. Sinatra had competition; versions by Art Lund, Dick Haymes, Dennis Day, and The Pied Pipers also reached the top ten of the Billboard charts. In December he recorded "Sweet Lorraine" with the Metronome All-Stars, featuring talented jazz musicians such as Coleman Hawkins, Harry Carney and Charlie Shavers, with Nat King Cole on piano, in what Charles L. Granata describes as "one of the highlights of Sinatra's Columbia epoch".

Sinatra's third album, Christmas Songs by Sinatra, was originally released in 1948 as a 78 rpm album set, and a 10" LP record was released two years later. When Sinatra was featured as a priest in The Miracle of the Bells, due to press negativity surrounding his alleged Mafia connections at the time, it was announced to the public that Sinatra would donate his $100,000 in wages from the film to the Catholic Church. By the end of 1948, Sinatra had slipped to fourth on DownBeat's annual poll of most popular singers (behind Billy Eckstine, Frankie Laine, and Bing Crosby). and in the following year he was pushed out of the top spots in polls for the first time since 1943. Frankly Sentimental (1949) was panned by DownBeat, who commented that "for all his talent, it seldom comes to life".

Though "The Hucklebuck" reached the top ten, it was his last single release under the Columbia label. Sinatra's last two albums with Columbia, Dedicated to You and Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra, were released in 1950. Sinatra would later feature a number of the Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra album's songs, including "Lover", "It's Only a Paper Moon", "It All Depends on You", on his 1961 Capitol release, Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!!.

Cementing the low of his career was the death of publicist George Evans from a heart attack in January 1950 at 48. According to Jimmy Van Heusen, Sinatra's close friend and songwriter, Evans's death to him was "an enormous shock which defies words", as he had been crucial to his career and popularity with the bobbysoxers. Sinatra's reputation continued to decline as reports broke out in February of his affair with Ava Gardner and the destruction of his marriage to Nancy, though he insisted that his marriage had long been over even before he had met Gardner. In April, Sinatra was engaged to perform at the Copa club in New York, but had to cancel five days of the booking due to suffering a submucosal hemorrhage of the throat. Evans once said that whenever Sinatra suffered from a bad throat and loss of voice it was always due to emotional tension which "absolutely destroyed him".

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The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, where Sinatra began performing in 1951

In financial difficulty following his divorce and career decline, Sinatra was forced to borrow $200,000 from Columbia to pay his back taxes after MCA refused to front the money. Rejected by Hollywood, he turned to Las Vegas and made his debut at the Desert Inn in September 1951, and also began singing at the Riverside Hotel in Reno, Nevada. Sinatra became one of Las Vegas's pioneer residency entertainers, and a prominent figure on the Vegas scene throughout the 1950s and 1960s onwards, a period described by Rojek as the "high-water mark" of Sinatra's "hedonism and self absorption". Rojek notes that the Rat Pack "provided an outlet for gregarious banter and wisecracks", but argues that it was Sinatra's vehicle, possessing an "unassailable command over the other performers". Sinatra would fly to Las Vegas from Los Angeles in Van Heusen's single-engine plane. On October 4, 1953, Sinatra made his first performance at the Sands Hotel and Casino, after an invitation by the manager Jack Entratter, who had previously worked at the Copa in New York. Sinatra typically performed there three times a year, and later acquired a share in the hotel.

Sinatra's decline in popularity was evident at his concert appearances. At a brief run at the Paramount in New York he drew small audiences. At the Desert Inn in Las Vegas he performed to half-filled houses of wildcatters and ranchers. At a concert at Chez Paree in Chicago, only 150 people in a 1,200-seat capacity venue turned up to see him. By April 1952 he was performing at the Kauai County Fair in Hawaii. Sinatra's relationship with Columbia Records was also disintegrating, with A&R executive Mitch Miller claiming he "couldn't give away" the singer's records. Though several notable recordings were made during this time period, such as "If I Could Write a Book" in January 1952, which Granata sees as a "turning point", forecasting his later work with its sensitivity, Columbia and MCA dropped him later that year. His last studio recording for Columbia, "Why Try To Change Me Now", was recorded in New York on September 17, 1952, with orchestra arranged and conducted by Percy Faith. Journalist Burt Boyar observed, "Sinatra had had it. It was sad. From the top to the bottom in one horrible lesson."

Career revival and the Capitol years (1953–1962)

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Nelson Riddle, Sinatra's album arranger for Capitol Records

The release of the film From Here to Eternity in August 1953 marked the beginning of a remarkable career revival. Tom Santopietro notes that Sinatra began to bury himself in his work, with an "unparalleled frenetic schedule of recordings, movies and concerts", in what authors Anthony Summers and Robbyn Swan describe as "a new and brilliant phase". On March 13, 1953, Sinatra met with Capitol Records vice president Alan Livingston and signed a seven-year recording contract. His first session for Capitol took place at KHJ studios at Studio C, 5515 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, with Axel Stordahl conducting. The session produced four recordings, including "I'm Walking Behind You", Sinatra's first Capitol single. After spending two weeks on location in Hawaii filming From Here to Eternity, Sinatra returned to KHJ on April 30 for his first recording session with Nelson Riddle, an established arranger and conductor at Capitol who was Nat King Cole's musical director. After recording the first song, "I've Got the World on a String", Sinatra offered Riddle a rare expression of praise, "Beautiful!", and after listening to the playbacks, he could not hide his enthusiasm, exclaiming, "I'm back, baby, I'm back!"

In subsequent sessions in May and November 1953, Sinatra and Riddle developed and refined their musical collaboration, with Sinatra providing specific guidance on the arrangements. Sinatra's first album for Capitol, Songs for Young Lovers, was released on January 4, 1954, and included "A Foggy Day", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "My Funny Valentine", "Violets for Your Furs" and "They Can't Take That Away from Me", songs which became staples of his later concerts. That same month, Sinatra released the single "Young at Heart", which reached #2 and was awarded Song of the Year. In March, he recorded and released the single "Three Coins in the Fountain", a "powerful ballad" that reached #4. Sinatra's second album with Riddle, Swing Easy!, which reflected his "love for the jazz idiom" according to Granata, was released on August 2 of that year and included "Just One of Those Things", "Taking a Chance on Love", "Get Happy", and "All of Me". Swing Easy! was named Album of the Year by Billboard, and he was also named "Favorite Male Vocalist" by Billboard, DownBeat, and Metronome that year. Sinatra came to consider Riddle "the greatest arranger in the world", and Riddle, who considered Sinatra "a perfectionist", offered equal praise of the singer, observing, "It's not only that his intuitions as to tempi, phrasing, and even configuration are amazingly right, but his taste is so impeccable ... there is still no one who can approach him."

In 1955 Sinatra released In the Wee Small Hours, his first 12" LP, featuring songs such as "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning", "Mood Indigo", "Glad to Be Unhappy" and "When Your Lover Has Gone". According to Granata it was the first concept album of his to make a "single persuasive statement", with an extended program and "melancholy mood". Sinatra embarked on his first tour of Australia the same year. Another collaboration with Riddle resulted in the development of Songs for Swingin' Lovers!, sometimes seen as one of his best albums, which was released in March 1956. It features a recording of "I've Got You Under My Skin" by Cole Porter, something which Sinatra paid meticulous care to, taking a reported 22 takes to perfect.

His February 1956 recording sessions inaugurated the studios at the Capitol Records Building, complete with a 56-piece symphonic orchestra. According to Granata his recordings of "Night and Day", "Oh! Look At Me Now" and "From This Moment On" revealed "powerful sexual overtones, stunningly achieved through the mounting tension and release of Sinatra's best-teasing vocal lines", while his recording of "River, Stay 'Way from My Door" in April demonstrated his "brilliance as a syncopational improviser". Riddle said that Sinatra took "particular delight" in singing "The Lady is a Tramp", commenting that he "always sang that song with a certain amount of salaciousness", making "cue tricks" with the lyrics. His penchant for conducting was displayed again in 1956's Frank Sinatra Conducts Tone Poems of Color, an instrumental album that has been interpreted to be a catharsis to his failed relationship with Gardner. Also that year, Sinatra sang at the Democratic National Convention, and performed with The Dorsey Brothers for a week soon afterwards at the Paramount Theatre.

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Sinatra in 1957

In 1957, Sinatra released Close to You, A Swingin' Affair! and Where Are You?—his first album in stereo, with Gordon Jenkins. Granata considers "Close to You" to have been thematically his closest concept album to perfection during the "golden" era, and Nelson Riddle's finest work, which was "extremely progressive" by the standards of the day. It is structured like a three-act play, each commencing with the songs "With Every Breath I Take", "Blame It On My Youth" and "It Could Happen to You". For Granata, Sinatra's A Swingin' Affair! and swing music predecessor Songs for Swingin' Lovers! solidified "Sinatra's image as a 'swinger', from both a musical and visual standpoint". Buddy Collette considered the swing albums to have been heavily influenced by Sammy Davis, Jr., and stated that when he worked with Sinatra in the mid-1960s he approached a song much differently than he had done in the early 1950s. On June 9, 1957, he performed in a 62-minute concert conducted by Riddle at the Seattle Civic Auditorium, his first appearance in Seattle since 1945. The recording was first released as a bootleg, but in 1999 Artanis Entertainment Group officially released it as the Sinatra '57 in Concert live album, after Sinatra's death. In 1958 Sinatra released the concept album Come Fly with Me with Billy May, designed as a musical world tour. It reached the top spot on the Billboard album chart in its second week, remaining at the top for five weeks, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year at the inaugural Grammy Awards. The title song, "Come Fly With Me", written especially for him, would become one of his best known standards. On May 29 he recorded seven songs in a single session, more than double the usual yield of a recording session, and an eighth was planned, "Lush Life", but Sinatra found it too technically demanding. In September, Sinatra released Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely, a stark collection of introspective saloon songs and blues-tinged ballads which proved a huge commercial success, spending 120 weeks on Billboards album chart and peaking at No. 1. Cuts from this LP, such as "Angel Eyes" and "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", would remain staples of the "saloon song" segments of Sinatra's concerts.

In 1959, Sinatra released Come Dance with Me!, a highly successful, critically acclaimed album which stayed on Billboard's Pop album chart for 140 weeks, peaking at #2. It won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Arrangement for Billy May. He also released No One Cares in the same year, a collection of "brooding, lonely" torch songs, which critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine thought was "nearly as good as its predecessor Where Are You?, but lacked the "lush" arrangements of it and the "grandiose melancholy" of Only the Lonely.

In the words of Kelley, by 1959, Sinatra was "not simply the leader of the Rat Pack" but had "assumed the position of il padrone in Hollywood". He was asked by 20th Century Fox to be the master of ceremonies at a luncheon attended by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev on September 19, 1959. Nice 'n' Easy, a collection of ballads, topped the Billboard chart in October 1960 and remained in the charts for 86 weeks, winning critical plaudits. Granata noted the "lifelike ambient sound" quality of Nice and Easy, the perfection in the stereo balance, and the "bold, bright and snappy" sound of the band. He highlighted the "close, warm and sharp" feel of Sinatra's voice, particularly on the songs "September in the Rain", "I Concentrate on You", and "My Blue Heaven".

Reprise years (1961–1981)

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Sinatra with Dean Martin and Judy Garland in 1962

Sinatra grew discontented at Capitol, and fell into a feud with Alan Livingston, which lasted over six months. His first attempt at owning his own label was with his pursuit of buying declining jazz label, Verve Records, which ended once an initial agreement with Verve founder, Norman Granz, "failed to materialize." He decided to form his own label, Reprise Records and, in an effort to assert his new direction, temporarily parted with Riddle, May and Jenkins, working with other arrangers such as Neil Hefti, Don Costa, and Quincy Jones. Sinatra built the appeal of Reprise Records as one in which artists were promised creative control over their music, as well as a guarantee that they would eventually gain "complete ownership of their work, including publishing rights." Under Sinatra the company developed into a music industry "powerhouse", and he later sold it for an estimated $80 million. His first album on the label, Ring-a-Ding-Ding! (1961), was a major success, peaking at No.4 on Billboard. The album was released in February 1961, the same month that Reprise Records released Ben Webster's The Warm Moods, Sammy Davis, Jr.'s The Wham of Sam, Mavis River's Mavis and Joe E. Lewis's It is Now Post Time. During the initial years of Reprise, Sinatra was still under contract to record for Capitol, completing his contractual commitment with the release of Point of No Return, recorded over a two day period on September 11 and 12, 1961.

In 1962, Sinatra released Sinatra and Strings, a set of standard ballads arranged by Don Costa, which became one of the most critically acclaimed works of Sinatra's entire Reprise period. Frank Sinatra Jr., who was present during the recording, noted the "huge orchestra", which Nancy Sinatra stated "opened a whole new era" in pop music, with orchestras getting bigger, embracing a "lush string sound". Sinatra and Count Basie collaborated for the album Sinatra-Basie the same year, a popular and successful release which prompted them to rejoin two years later for the follow-up It Might as Well Be Swing, arranged by Quincy Jones. The two became frequent performers together, and appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1965. Also in 1962, as the owner of his own record label, Sinatra was able to step on the podium as conductor again, releasing his third instrumental album Frank Sinatra Conducts Music from Pictures and Plays.

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Sinatra at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 1965

In 1963, Sinatra reunited with Nelson Riddle for The Concert Sinatra, an ambitious album featuring a 73-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Riddle. The concert was recorded on a motion picture scoring soundstage with the use of multiple synchronized recording machines that employed an optical signal onto 35 mm film designed for movie soundtracks. Granata considers the album to have been "impeachable" [sic], "one of the very best of the Sinatra-Riddle ballad albums", in which Sinatra displayed an impressive vocal range, particularly in "Ol' Man River", in which he darkened the hue. In 1964 the song "My Kind of Town" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Sinatra released Softly, as I Leave You, and collaborated with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring on America, I Hear You Singing, a collection of patriotic songs recorded as a tribute to the assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Sinatra increasingly became involved in charitable pursuits in this period. In 1961 and 1962 he went to Mexico, with the sole purpose of putting on performances for Mexican charities, and in July 1964 he was present for the dedication of the Frank Sinatra International Youth Center for Arab and Jewish children in Nazareth.

Sinatra's phenomenal success in 1965, coinciding with his 50th birthday, prompted Billboard to proclaim that he may have reached the "peak of his eminence". In June 1965, Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin played live in St. Louis to benefit Dismas House, a prisoner rehabilitation and training center with nationwide programs that in particular helped serve African Americans. The Rat Pack concert, called The Frank Sinatra Spectacular, was broadcast live via satellite to numerous movie theaters across America. The album September of My Years was released September 1965, and went on to win the Grammy Award for best album of the year. Granata considers the album to have been one of the finest of his Reprise years, "a reflective throwback to the concept records of the 1950s, and more than any of those collections, distills everything that Frank Sinatra had ever learned or experienced as a vocalist". One of the album's singles, "It Was a Very Good Year", won the Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. A career anthology, A Man and His Music, followed in November, winning Album of the Year at the Grammys the following year.

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The Sands Hotel and Casino in 1959

In 1966 Sinatra released That's Life, with both the single of "That's Life" and album becoming Top Ten hits in the US on Billboard's pop charts. Strangers in the Night went on to top the Billboard and UK pop singles charts, winning the award for Record of the Year at the Grammys. Sinatra's first live album, Sinatra at the Sands, was recorded during January and February 1966 at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sinatra was backed by the Count Basie Orchestra, with Quincy Jones conducting. Sinatra pulled out from the Sands the following year, when he was driven out by its new owner Howard Hughes, after a fight.

Sinatra started 1967 with a series of recording sessions with Antônio Carlos Jobim. He recorded one of his collaborations with Jobim, the Grammy-nominated album Francis Albert Sinatra & Antônio Carlos Jobim, which was one of the best-selling albums of the year, behind the Beatles's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. According to Santopietro the album "consists of an extraordinarily effective blend of bossa nova and slightly swinging jazz vocals, and succeeds in creating an unbroken mood of romance and regret". Writer Stan Cornyn wrote that Sinatra sang so softly on the album that it was comparable to the time that he suffered from a vocal hemorrhage in 1950. Sinatra also released the album The World We Knew, which features a chart-topping duet of "Somethin' Stupid" with daughter Nancy. In December, Sinatra collaborated with Duke Ellington on the album Francis A. & Edward K.. According to Granata, the recording of "Indian Summer" on the album was a favorite of Riddle's, noting the "contemplative mood [which] is heightened by a Johnny Hodges alto sax solo that will bring a tear to your eye". With Sinatra in mind, singer-songwriter Paul Anka wrote the song "My Way", using the melody of the French "Comme d'habitude" ("As Usual"), composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux. Sinatra recorded it just after Christmas 1968. "My Way", Sinatra's best-known song on the Reprise label, was not an instant success, charting at #27 in the US and #5 in the UK, but it remained in the UK charts for 122 weeks, including 75 non-consecutive weeks in the Top 40, between April 1969 and September 1971, which was still a record in 2015. Sinatra told songwriter Ervin Drake in the 1970s that he "detested" singing the song, because he believed audiences would think it was a "self-aggrandizing tribute", professing that he "hated boastfulness in others".

In an effort to maintain his commercial viability in the late 1960s, Sinatra would record works by Paul Simon ("Mrs. Robinson"), the Beatles ("Yesterday"), and Joni Mitchell ("Both Sides, Now") in 1969.

"Retirement" and return (1970–1981)

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Caesars Palace in 1970, where Sinatra performed from 1967 to 1970 and 1973 onwards

In 1970, Sinatra released Watertown, a critically acclaimed concept album, with music by Bob Gaudio (of the Four Seasons) and lyrics by Jake Holmes. However, it sold a mere 30,000 copies that year and reached a peak chart position of 101. He left Caesars Palace in September that year after an incident where executive Sanford Waterman pulled a gun on him. He performed several charity concerts with Count Basie at the Royal Festival Hall in London. On November 2, 1970, Sinatra recorded the last songs for Reprise Records before his self-imposed retirement, announced the following June at a concert in Hollywood to raise money for the Motion Picture and TV Relief Fund. He gave a "rousing" performance of "That's Life", and finished the concert with a Matt Dennis and Earl Brent song, "Angel Eyes" which he had recorded on the Only The Lonely album in 1958. He sang the last line."'Scuse me while I disappear." The spotlight went dark and he left the stage. He told LIFE journalist Thomas Thompson that "I've got things to do, like the first thing is not to do anything at all for eight months ... maybe a year", while Barbara Sinatra later claimed that Sinatra had grown "tired of entertaining people, especially when all they really wanted were the same old tunes he had long ago become bored by". While he was in retirement, President Richard Nixon asked him to perform at a Young Voters Rally in anticipation of the upcoming campaign. Sinatra obliged and chose to sing "My Kind of Town" for the rally held in Chicago on October 20, 1972.

In 1973, Sinatra came out of his short-lived retirement with a television special and album. The album, entitled Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, arranged by Gordon Jenkins and Don Costa, was a success, reaching number 13 on Billboard and number 12 in the UK. The television special, Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra, reunited Sinatra with Gene Kelly. He initially developed problems with his vocal cords during the comeback due to a prolonged period without singing. That Christmas he performed at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, and returned to Caesars Palace the following month in January 1974, despite previously vowing to perform there again [sic]. He began what Barbara Sinatra describes as a "massive comeback tour of the United States, Europe, the Far East and Australia". In July, while on a second tour of Australia, he caused an uproar by describing journalists there – who were aggressively pursuing his every move and pushing for a press conference – as "bums, parasites, fags, and buck-and-a-half hookers". After he was pressured to apologize, Sinatra instead insisted that the journalists apologize for "fifteen years of abuse I have taken from the world press". Union actions cancelled concerts and grounded Sinatra's plane, essentially trapping him in Australia. In the end, Sinatra's lawyer, Mickey Rudin, arranged for Sinatra to issue a written conciliatory note and a final concert that was televised to the nation. In October 1974 he appeared at New York City's Madison Square Garden in a televised concert that was later released as an album under the title The Main Event – Live. Backing him was bandleader Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd, who accompanied Sinatra on a European tour later that month.

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At the White House, 1973

In 1975, Sinatra performed in concerts in New York with Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, and at the London Palladium with Basie and Sarah Vaughan, and in Tehran at Aryamehr Stadium, giving 140 performances in 105 days. In August he held several consecutive concerts at Lake Tahoe together with the newly-risen singer John Denver, who became a frequent collaborator. Sinatra had recorded Denver's "Leaving on a Jet Plane" and "My Sweet Lady" for Sinatra & Company (1971), and according to Denver, his song "A Baby Just Like You" was written at Sinatra's request for his new grandchild, Angela. During the Labor Day weekend held in 1976, Sinatra was responsible for reuniting old friends and comedy partners Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis for the first time in nearly twenty years, when they performed at the "Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon". That year, the Friars Club selected him as the "Top Box Office Name of the Century", and he was given the Scopus Award by the American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Nevada.

Sinatra continued to perform at Caesars Palace in the late 1970s, and was performing there in January 1977 when his mother Dolly died in a plane crash on the way to see him. He cancelled two weeks of shows and spent time recovering from the shock in Barbados. In March, he performed in front of Princess Margaret at the Royal Albert Hall in London, raising money for the NSPCC. On March 14, he recorded with Nelson Riddle for the last time, recording the songs Linda, Sweet Loraine, and Barbara. The two men had a major falling out, and later patched up their differences in January 1985 at a dinner organized for Ronald Reagan, when Sinatra asked Riddle to make another album with him. Riddle was ill at the time, and died that October, before they had a chance to record.

In 1978, Sinatra filed a $1 million lawsuit against a land developer for using his name in the "Frank Sinatra Drive Center" in West Los Angeles. During a party at Caesars in 1979, he was awarded the Grammy Trustees Award, while celebrating 40 years in show business and his 64th birthday. That year, former President Gerald Ford awarded Sinatra the International Man of the Year Award, and he performed in front of the Egyptian pyramids for Anwar Sadat, which raised more than $500,000 for Sadat's wife's charities.

In 1980, Sinatra's first album in six years was released, Trilogy: Past Present Future, a highly ambitious triple album that features an array of songs from both the pre-rock era and rock era. It was the first studio album of Sinatra's to feature his touring pianist at the time, Vinnie Falcone, and was based on an idea by Sonny Burke. The album garnered six Grammy nominations – winning for best liner notes – and peaked at number 17 on Billboard's album chart, and spawned yet another song that would become a signature tune, "Theme from New York, New York". That year, as part of the Concert of the Americas, he performed in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which broke records for the "largest live paid audience ever recorded for a solo performer". The following year, Sinatra built on the success of Trilogy with She Shot Me Down, an album that was praised for embodying the dark tone of his Capitol years. Also in 1981, Sinatra was embroiled in controversy when he worked a ten-day engagement for $2 million in Sun City, in the internationally unrecognized Bophuthatswana, breaking a cultural boycott against apartheid-era South Africa. President Lucas Mangope awarded Sinatra with the highest honor, the Order of the Leopard, and made him an honorary tribal chief.

Later career (1982–1998)

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Sinatra signed a $16 million three-year deal with the Golden Nugget Las Vegas in 1982

Santopietro stated that by the early 1980s, Sinatra's voice had "coarsened, losing much of its power and flexibility, but audiences didn't care". In 1982, he signed a $16 million three-year deal with the Golden Nugget of Las Vegas. Kelley notes that by this period Sinatra's voice had grown "darker, tougher and loamier", but he "continued to captivate audiences with his immutable magic". She added that his baritone voice "sometimes cracked, but the gliding intonations still aroused the same raptures of delight as they had at the Paramount Theater". That year he made a reported further $1.3 million from the Showtime television rights to his "Concert of the Americas" in the Dominican Republic, $1.6 million for a concert series at Carnegie Hall, and $250,000 in just one evening at the Chicago Fest. He donated a lot of his earnings to charity. He put on a performance at the White House for the Italian Prime Minister, and performed at the Radio City Music Hall with Luciano Pavarotti and George Shearing.

Sinatra was selected as one of the five recipients of the 1983 Kennedy Center Honors, alongside Katherine Dunham, James Stewart, Elia Kazan, and Virgil Thomson. Quoting Henry James, President Reagan said in honoring his old friend that "art was the shadow of humanity" and that Sinatra had "spent his life casting a magnificent and powerful shadow". On September 21, 1983, Sinatra filed a $2 million court case against Kitty Kelley, suing her in punitive damages, before her unofficial biography, His Way, was even published. The book became a best-seller for "all the wrong reasons" and "the most eye-opening celebrity biography of our time", according to William Safire of The New York Times. Sinatra was always adamant that such a book would be written on his terms, and he himself would "set the record straight" in details of his life. According to Kelley, the family detested her and the book, which took its toll on Sinatra's health. Kelley claims that Tina Sinatra blamed her for her father's colon surgery in 1986. He was forced to drop the case on September 19, 1984, with several leading newspapers expressing concerns about his views on censorship.

In 1984, Sinatra worked with Quincy Jones for the first time in nearly two decades on the album, L.A. Is My Lady, which was well received critically. The album was a substitute for another Jones project, an album of duets with Lena Horne, which had to be abandoned. In 1986, Sinatra collapsed on stage while performing in Atlantic City and was hospitalized for diverticulitis, which left him looking frail. Two years later, Sinatra reunited with Martin and Davis, Jr. and went on the Rat Pack Reunion Tour, during which they played a number of large arenas. When Martin dropped out of the tour early on, a rift developed between them and the two never spoke again.

On June 6, 1988, Sinatra made his last recordings with Reprise for an album which was not released. He recorded "My Foolish Heart", "Cry Me A River", and other songs. Sinatra never completed the project, but take number 18 of "My Foolish Heart" may be heard in The Complete Reprise Studio Recordings (1995).

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Sinatra with Brendan Grace in 1991

In 1990, Sinatra was awarded the second "Ella Award" by the Los Angeles-based Society of Singers, and performed for a final time with Ella Fitzgerald at the award ceremony. Sinatra maintained an active touring schedule in the early 1990s, performing 65 concerts in 1990, 73 in 1991 and 84 in 1992 in seventeen different countries.

In 1993, Sinatra returned to Capitol Records and the recording studio for Duets, which became his best-selling album. The album and its sequel, Duets II, released the following year, would see Sinatra remake his classic recordings with popular contemporary performers, who added their vocals to a pre-recorded tape. During his tours in the early 1990s, his memory failed him at times during concerts, and he fainted onstage in Richmond, Virginia, in March 1994. His final public concerts were held in Fukuoka Dome in Japan on December 19–20, 1994. The following year, Sinatra sang for the very last time on February 25, 1995, before a live audience of 1200 select guests at the Palm Desert Marriott Ballroom, on the closing night of the Frank Sinatra Desert Classic golf tournament. Esquire reported of the show that Sinatra was "clear, tough, on the money" and "in absolute control". Sinatra was awarded the Legend Award at the 1994 Grammy Awards, where he was introduced by Bono, who said of him, "Frank's the chairman of the bad attitude ... Rock 'n roll plays at being tough, but this guy is the boss – the chairman of boss ... I'm not going to mess with him, are you?"

In 1995, to mark Sinatra's 80th birthday, the Empire State Building glowed blue. A star-studded birthday tribute, Sinatra: 80 Years My Way, was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, featuring performers such as Ray Charles, Little Richard, Natalie Cole and Salt-N-Pepa singing his songs. At the end of the program Sinatra graced the stage for the last time to sing the final notes of the "Theme from New York, New York" with an ensemble. In recognition of his many years of association with Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra was elected to the Gaming Hall of Fame in 1997.

Artistry

While Sinatra never learned how to read music well, he had a fine, natural understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music. He did, however, learn to follow a lead sheet during a performance by "carefully following the patterns and groupings of notes arranged on the page" and made his own notations to the music, using his ear to detect semitonal differences. Granata states that some of the most accomplished classically trained musicians soon noticed his musical understanding, and remarked that Sinatra had a "sixth sense", which "demonstrated unusual proficiency when it came to detecting incorrect notes and sounds within the orchestra". Sinatra was an aficionado of classical music, and would often request classical strains in his music, inspired by composers such as Puccini and Impressionist masters. His personal favorite was Ralph Vaughan Williams. He would insist on always recording live with the band because it gave him a "certain feeling" to perform live surrounded by musicians.

By the mid 1940s, such was his understanding of music that after hearing an air check of some compositions by Alec Wilder which were for strings and woodwinds, he became the conductor at Columbia Records for six of Wilder's compositions: "Air for Oboe", "Air for English Horn", "Air for Flute", "Air for Bassoon", "Slow Dance" and "Theme and Variations". The works, which combine elements of jazz and classical music, were considered by Wilder to have been among the finest renditions and recordings of his compositions, past or present. At one recording session with arranger Claus Ogerman and an orchestra, Sinatra heard "a couple of little strangers" in the string section, prompting Ogerman to make corrections to what were thought to be copyist's errors. Critic Gene Lees, a lyricist and the author of the words to the Jobim melody "This Happy Madness", expressed amazement when he heard Sinatra's recording of it on Sinatra & Company (1971), considering him to have delivered the lyrics to perfection.

Voice coach John Quinlan was impressed by Sinatra's vocal range, remarking, "He has far more voice than people think he has. He can vocalize to a B-flat on top in full voice, and he doesn't need a mic either". As a singer, early on he was primarily influenced by Bing Crosby, but later believed that Tony Bennett was "the best singer in the business". Bennett also praised Sinatra himself, claiming that as a performer, he had "perfected the art of intimacy." According to Nelson Riddle, Sinatra had a "fairly rangy voice", remarking that "His voice has a very strident, insistent sound in the top register, a smooth lyrical sound in the middle register, and a very tender sound in the low. His voice is built on infinite taste, with an overall inflection of sex. He points everything he does from a sexual standpoint". Despite his heavy New Jersey accent, according to Richard Schuller, when Sinatra sang his accent was "virtually undetectable", with his diction becoming "precise" and articulation "meticulous". His timing was impeccable, allowing him, according to Charles L. Granata, to "toy with the rhythm of a melody, bringing tremendous excitement to his reading of a lyric". Tommy Dorsey observed that Sinatra would "take a musical phrase and play it all the way through seemingly without breathing for eight, ten, maybe sixteen bars." Dorsey was a considerable influence on Sinatra's techniques for his vocal phrasing with his own exceptional breath control on the trombone, and Sinatra regularly swam and held his breath underwater, thinking of song lyrics to increase his breathing power.

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Sinatra with Axel Stordahl at the Liederkrantz Hall in New York, c. 1947

Arrangers Nelson Riddle and Anthony Fanzo found Sinatra to be a "perfectionist who drove himself and everybody around him relentlessly", and stated that his collaborators approached him with a sense of uneasiness because of his unpredictable and often volatile temperament. Granata comments that Sinatra was almost fanatically obsessed with perfection to the point that people began wondering if he was genuinely concerned about the music or showing off his power over others. On days when he felt that his voice was not right, he would know after only a few notes and would postpone the recording session until the following day, yet still pay his musicians. After a period of performing, Sinatra tired of singing a certain set of songs and was always looking for talented new songwriters and composers to work with. Once he found ones that he liked, he actively sought to work with them as often as he could, and made friends with many of them. He once told Sammy Cahn, who wrote songs for Anchors Aweigh, "if you're not there Monday, I'm not there Monday". Over the years he recorded 87 of Cahn's songs, of which 24 were composed by Jule Styne, and 43 by Jimmy Van Heusen. The Cahn-Styne partnership lasted from 1942 until 1954, when Van Heusen succeeded him as Sinatra's main composer.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Sinatra insisted upon direct input regarding arrangements and tempos for his recordings. He would spend weeks thinking about the songs he wanted to record, and would keep an arranger in mind for each song. If it was a mellow love song, he would ask for Gordon Jenkins. If it was a "rhythm" number, he would think of Billy May, or perhaps Neil Hefti or some other favored arranger. Jenkins considered Sinatra's musical sense to be unerring. His changes to Riddle's charts would frustrate Riddle, yet he would usually concede that Sinatra's ideas were superior. Barbara Sinatra notes that Sinatra would almost always credit the songwriter at the end of each number, and would often make comments to the audience, such as "Isn't that a pretty ballad" or "Don't you think that's the most marvelous love song", delivered with "childlike delight". She states that after each show, Sinatra would be "in a buoyant, electrically charged mood, a post-show high that would take him hours to come down from as he quietly relived every note of the performance he'd just given".

"His voice is more interesting now: he has separated his voice into different colors, in different registers. Years ago, his voice was more even, and now it is divided into at least three interesting ranges: low, middle, and high. [He's] probing more deeply into his songs than he used to. That may be due to the ten years he's put on, and the things he's been through."

—Nelson Riddle noting the development of Sinatra's voice in 1955.

"He'd always been critical of his voice, and that only intensified as he got older. He never liked to discuss a performance afterward because he knew his voice wasn't as good as it used to be. If someone told him he'd been great, he'd reply, 'It was a nice crowd, but my reed was off' or 'I wasn't so good on the third number'. Strangely, in spite of his hearing problems, he had the most incredible ear, which often drove those he worked with nuts. There could be an orchestra of a hundred musicians, and if one played a bum note he'd know exactly who was responsible."

—Barbara Sinatra on Sinatra's voice and musical understanding.

Sinatra's split with Gardner in the fall of 1953 had a profound impact on the types of songs he sang and on his voice. He began to console himself in songs with a "brooding melancholy", such as "I'm a Fool to Want You", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "My One and Only Love" and "There Will Never Be Another You", which Riddle believed was the direct influence of Ava Gardner. Lahr comments that the new Sinatra was "not the gentle boy balladeer of the forties. Fragility had gone from his voice, to be replaced by a virile adult's sense of happiness and hurt". Author Granata considered Sinatra a "master of the art of recording", noting that his work in the studio "set him apart from other gifted vocalists". During his career he made over 1000 recordings. Recording sessions would typically last three hours, though Sinatra would always prepare for them by spending at least an hour by the piano beforehand to vocalize, followed by a short rehearsal with the orchestra to ensure the balance of sound. During his Columbia years Sinatra used an RCA 44 microphone, which Granata describes as "the 'old-fashioned' microphone which is closely associated with Sinatra's crooner image of the 1940s", though when performing on talk shows later he used a bullet-shaped RCA 77. At Capitol he used a Neumann U47, an "ultra-sensitive" microphone which better captured the timbre and tone of his voice.

In the 1950s, Sinatra's career was facilitated by developments in technology. As disc jockey Jonathan Schwartz said, "Never before had there been an opportunity for a popular singer to express emotions at an extended length". In the words of author John Lahr, "As many as sixteen songs could be held by the twelve-inch L.P., and this allowed Sinatra to use song in a novelistic way, turning each track in a kind of chapter, which built and counterpointed moods to illuminate a larger theme". Santopietro writes that through the 1950s and well into the 1960s, "Every Sinatra LP was a masterpiece of one sort of another, whether uptempo, torch song, or swingin' affairs. Track after track, the brilliant concept albums redefined the nature of pop vocal art".

Film career

Debut, musical films, and career slump (1941–1952)

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Sinatra in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)

Sinatra attempted to pursue an acting career in Hollywood in the early 1940s. While films appealed to him, being exceptionally self-confident, he was rarely enthusiastic about his own acting, once remarking that "pictures stink". Sinatra made his film debut in 1941, performing in an uncredited sequence in Las Vegas Nights, singing "I'll Never Smile Again" with Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers. In 1943 he had a cameo role along with Duke Ellington and Count Basie in Charles Barton's Reveille with Beverly, making a brief appearance singing "Night and Day". The following year he was given leading roles in Higher and Higher and Step Lively for RKO Pictures.

In 1945, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cast Sinatra opposite Gene Kelly and Kathryn Grayson in the Technicolor musical Anchors Aweigh, in which he played a sailor on leave in Hollywood for four days. A major success, it garnered several Academy Award wins and nominations, and the song "I Fall in Love Too Easily", sung by Sinatra in the film, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. In 1946, Sinatra briefly appeared at the end of Richard Whorf's commercially successful Till the Clouds Roll By, a Technicolor musical biopic of Jerome Kern, in which he sang "Ol' Man River.

In 1949, Sinatra co-starred with Gene Kelly in the Technicolor musical Take Me Out to the Ball Game, a film set in 1908, in which Sinatra and Kelly play baseball players who are part-time vaudevillians. He teamed up with Kelly for a third time in On the Town, playing a sailor on leave in New York City. Today the film is rated very highly by critics, and in 2006 it ranked No. 19 on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals. Both Double Dynamite (1951), an RKO Irving Cummings comedy produced by Howard Hughes, and Joseph Pevney's Meet Danny Wilson (1952) failed to make an impression. The New York World Telegram and Sun ran the headline "Gone on Frankie in '42; Gone in '52".

Career comeback and prime (1953–1959)

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Sinatra as Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953)
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Sinatra and Grace Kelly on the set of High Society (1956)

Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, and Sinatra, stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Sinatra had long been desperate to find a film role which would bring him back into the spotlight, and Columbia Pictures boss Harry Cohn had been inundated by appeals from people across Hollywood to give Sinatra a chance to star as "Maggio" in the film. During production, Montgomery Clift became a close friend, and Sinatra later professed that he "learned more about acting from him than anybody I ever knew before". After several years of critical and commercial decline, his Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor win helped him regain his position as the top recording artist in the world. His performance also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. The Los Angeles Examiner wrote that Sinatra is "simply superb, comical, pitiful, childishly brave, pathetically defiant", commenting that his death scene is "one of the best ever photographed".

In 1954 Sinatra starred opposite Doris Day in the musical film Young at Heart, and earned critical praise for his performance as a psychopathic killer posing as an FBI agent opposite Sterling Hayden in the film noir Suddenly.

Sinatra was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as a heroin addict in The Man With The Golden Arm (1955). After roles in Guys and Dolls, and The Tender Trap, Sinatra was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as hospital orderly in Stanley Kramer's début picture, Not as a Stranger. During production, Sinatra got drunk with Robert Mitchum and Broderick Crawford and trashed Kramer's dressing room. Kramer vowed to never hire Sinatra again at the time, and later regretted casting him as a Spanish guerrilla leader in The Pride and the Passion (1957).

In 1956 Sinatra featured alongside Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in High Society for MGM, earning a reported $250,000 for the picture. The public rushed to the cinemas to see Sinatra and Crosby together on-screen, and it ended up earning over $13 million at the box office, becoming one of the highest-grossing pictures of 1956. In 1957, Sinatra starred opposite Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak in George Sidney's Pal Joey, for which he won for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Santopietro considers the scene in which Sinatra sings "The Lady Is a Tramp" to Hayworth to have been the finest moment of his film career. He next portrayed comedian Joe E. Lewis in The Joker Is Wild; the song "All the Way" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. By 1958 Sinatra was one of the ten biggest box office draws in the United States, appearing with Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine in Vincente Minnelli's Some Came Running and Kings Go Forth with Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. "High Hopes", sung by Sinatra in the Frank Capra comedy, A Hole in the Head (1959), won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and became a chart hit, lasting on the Hot 100 for 17 weeks.

Later career (1960–1988)

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Sinatra as Tony Rome

Due to an obligation he owed to 20th Century Fox for walking off the set of Henry King's Carousel (1956), in 1960 Sinatra starred opposite Shirley MacLaine, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan in Can-Can. He earned $200,000 and 25% of the profits for the performance. Later that year he starred in the Las Vegas-set Ocean's 11, the first film to feature the Rat Pack together and the start of a "new era of screen cool" for Santopietro. Sinatra personally financed the film, and paid Martin and Davis Jr. fees of $150,000 and $125,000 respectively, sums considered exorbitant for the period. In 1962, Sinatra had a leading role opposite Laurence Harvey in The Manchurian Candidate, which he considered to be the role he was most excited about and the high point of his film career. Vincent Canby, writing for the magazine Variety, found the portrayal of Sinatra's character to be "a wide-awake pro creating a straight, quietly humorous character of some sensitivity." He appeared with the Rat Pack in the western Sergeants 3, following it with 4 for Texas in 1963. For his performance in Come Blow Your Horn, he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.

Von Ryan's Express in 1965 was a major success, and Sinatra directed None but the Brave that year. However, in the mid 1960s, Brad Dexter wanted to "breathe new life" into Sinatra's film career by helping him display the same professional pride in his films as he did his recordings. On one occasion, he gave Sinatra Anthony Burgess's novel A Clockwork Orange (1962) to read, with the idea of making a film, but Sinatra thought it had no potential and did not understand a word.

In the late 1960s, Sinatra became known for playing detectives, including Tony Rome in Tony Rome (1967) and its sequel Lady In Cement (1968). He also played a similar role in 1968's The Detective.

In 1970, Sinatra starred opposite George Kennedy in the western Dirty Dingus Magee, an "abysmal" affair according to Santopietro, which was panned by the critics. The following year, Sinatra received a Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and had intended to play Detective Harry Callahan in Dirty Harry (1971), but had to turn the role down due to developing Dupuytren's contracture in his hand. Sinatra's last major film role was opposite Faye Dunaway in Brian G. Hutton's The First Deadly Sin (1980). Santopietro said that as a troubled New York City homicide cop, Sinatra gave an "extraordinarily rich", heavily layered characterization, one which "made for one terrific farewell" to his film career.

Television and radio career

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Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra on The Dean Martin Show in 1958

After beginning on the Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio show with the Hoboken Four in 1935, and later WNEW and WAAT in Jersey City, Sinatra became the star of various radio shows of his own on NBC and CBS from the early 1940s to the mid 1950s. In 1942 Sinatra hired arranger Axel Stordahl away from Tommy Dorsey before he began his first radio program that year, keeping Stordahl with him for all of his radio work. By the end of 1942 he was named the "Most Popular Male Vocalist on Radio" in a DownBeat poll. Early on he frequently worked with the popular Andrews Sisters on radio, and they would appear as guests on each other's shows, as well as on many USO shows broadcast to troops via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). He appeared as a special guest in the sisters' ABC Eight-to-the-Bar Ranch series, while the trio in turn guested on his Songs by Sinatra series on CBS. Sinatra had two stints as a regular member of cast of Your Hit Parade; his first was from 1943 to 1945, and second was from 1946 to May 28, 1949, during which he was paired with the then-new girl singer, Doris Day. Starting in September 1949, the BBD&O advertising agency produced a radio series starring Sinatra for Lucky Strike called Light Up Time – some 176 15-minute shows which featured Frank and Dorothy Kirsten singing – which lasted through to May 1950.

In October 1951, the second season of The Frank Sinatra Show began on CBS Television. Ultimately, Sinatra did not find the success on television for which he had hoped. Santopietro writes that Sinatra "simply never appeared fully at ease on his own television series, his edgy, impatient personality conveying a pent up energy on the verge of exploding". In 1953 Sinatra starred in the NBC radio program Rocky Fortune, portraying Rocco Fortunato (a.k.a. Rocky Fortune), a "footloose and fancy free" temporary worker for the Gridley Employment Agency who stumbles into crime-solving. The series aired on NBC radio Tuesday nights from October 1953 to March 1954.

In 1957, Sinatra formed a three-year $3 million contract with ABC to launch The Frank Sinatra Show, featuring himself and guests in 36 half hour shows. ABC agreed to allow Sinatra's Hobart Productions to keep 60% of the residuals, and bought stock in Sinatra's film production unit, Kent Productions, guaranteeing him $7 million. Though an initial critical success upon its debut on October 18, 1957, it soon attracted negative reviews from Variety and The New Republic, and The Chicago Sun-Times thought that Sinatra and frequent guest Dean Martin "performed like a pair of adult delinquents", "sharing the same cigarette and leering at girls". In return, Sinatra later made numerous appearances on The Dean Martin Show and Martin's TV specials.

Sinatra's fourth and final Timex TV special, Welcome Home Elvis, was broadcast in March 1960, earning massive viewing figures. During the show, he performed a duet with Elvis, who sang Sinatra's 1957 hit "Witchcraft" with Frank performing the 1956 Elvis classic "Love Me Tender". Sinatra had previously been highly critical of Elvis Presley and rock and roll in the 1950s, describing it as a "deplorable, a rancid smelling aphrodisiac" which "fosters almost totally negative and destructive reactions in young people." A CBS News special about the singer's 50th birthday, Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music, was broadcast on November 16, 1965, and garnered both an Emmy award and a Peabody Award.

According his musical collaboration with Jobim and Ella Fitzgerald in 1967, Sinatra appeared in the TV special, A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim, which was broadcast on CBS on November 13. When Sinatra came out of retirement in 1973, he released both an album and appeared in a TV special named "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back". The TV special was highlighted by a dramatic reading of "Send in the Clowns" and a song-and-dance sequence with former co-star Gene Kelly. In the late 1970s, John Denver appeared as a guest in the Sinatra and Friends ABC-TV Special, singing "September Song" as a duet.

In 1977, Sinatra starred as a detective in Contract on Cherry Street, cited as his "one starring role in a dramatic television film". Ten years later, he made a guest appearance opposite Tom Selleck in Magnum, P.I., playing a retired policeman who teams up with Selleck to find his granddaughter's murderer. Shot in January 1987, the episode aired on CBS on February 25.

Personal life

Sinatra had three children, Nancy (born 1940), Frank Jr. (1944–2016), and Tina (born 1948) with his first wife, Nancy Sinatra (née Barbato; March 25, 1917 – July 13, 2018), to whom he was married from 1939 to 1951.

Sinatra had met Barbato in Long Branch, New Jersey in the late 1930s, where he spent most of the summer working as a lifeguard. He agreed to marry her after an incident at "The Rustic Cabin" which led to his arrest. Sinatra had numerous extramarital affairs, and gossip magazines published details of affairs with women including Marilyn Maxwell, Lana Turner, and Joi Lansing.

"Frank attracted women. He couldn't help it. Just to look at him—the way he moved, and how he behaved—was to know that he was a great lover and true gentleman. He adored the company of women and knew how to treat them. I had friends whose husbands were 'players', and every time the husbands had affairs my friends were showered with gifts. Well, I was constantly showered with gifts, but no matter what temptations Frank may have had while I wasn't around, he made me feel so safe and loved that I never became paranoid about losing him."

—Barbara Sinatra on Sinatra's popularity with women.

Sinatra was married to Hollywood actress Ava Gardner from 1951 to 1957. It was a turbulent marriage with many well-publicized fights and altercations. The couple formally announced their separation on October 29, 1953, through MGM. Gardner filed for divorce in June 1954, at a time when she was dating matador Luis Miguel Dominguín, but the divorce was not settled until 1957. Sinatra continued to feel very strongly for her, and they remained friends for life. He was still dealing with her finances in 1976.

Sinatra reportedly broke off engagements to Lauren Bacall in 1958 and Juliet Prowse in 1962. He married Mia Farrow on July 19, 1966, a short marriage that ended with divorce in Mexico in August 1968. They remained close friends for life, and in a 2013 interview Farrow said that Sinatra might be the father of her son Ronan Farrow (born 1987). In a 2015 CBS Sunday Morning interview, Nancy Sinatra dismissed the claim as "nonsense".

Sinatra was married to Barbara Marx from 1976 until his death. The couple married on July 11, 1976, at Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage, California, the estate of media magnate Walter Annenberg.

Sinatra was close friends with Jilly Rizzo, songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen, golfer Ken Venturi, comedian Pat Henry and baseball manager Leo Durocher. In his spare time, he enjoyed listening to classical music and attended concerts when he could. He swam daily in the Pacific Ocean, finding it to be therapeutic and giving him much-needed solitude. He often played golf with Venturi at the course in Palm Springs, where he lived, and liked painting, reading, and building model railways.

Though Sinatra was critical of the church on numerous occasions and had a pantheistic, Einstein-like view of God in his earlier life, he turned to the Roman Catholic Church for healing after his mother died in a plane crash in 1977. He died as a practicing Catholic and had a Catholic burial.

Style and personality

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Sinatra in 1955

Sinatra was known for his immaculate sense of style. He spent lavishly on expensive custom-tailored tuxedos and stylish pin-striped suits, which made him feel wealthy and important, and that he was giving his very best to the audience. He was also obsessed with cleanliness—while with the Tommy Dorsey band he developed the nickname "Lady Macbeth", because of frequent showering and switching his outfits. His deep blue eyes earned him the popular nickname "Ol' Blue Eyes".

For Santopietro, Sinatra was the personification of America in the 1950s: "cocky, eye on the main chance, optimistic, and full of the sense of possibility". Barbara Sinatra wrote, "A big part of Frank's thrill was the sense of danger that he exuded, an underlying, ever-present tension only those closest to him knew could be defused with humor". Cary Grant, a friend of Sinatra's, stated that Sinatra was the "most honest person he'd ever met", who spoke "a simple truth, without artifice which scared people", and was often moved to tears by his performances. Jo-Caroll Dennison commented that he possessed "great inner strength", and that his energy and drive were "enormous". A workaholic, he reportedly only slept four hours a night on average. Throughout his life, Sinatra had mood swings and bouts of mild to severe depression, stating to an interviewer in the 1950s that "I have an over-acute capacity for sadness as well as elation". Barbara Sinatra stated that he would "snap at anyone for the slightest misdemeanor", while Van Heusen said that when Sinatra got drunk it was "best to disappear".

Sinatra's mood swings often developed into violence, directed at people he felt had crossed him, particularly journalists who gave him scathing reviews, publicists, and photographers. According to Rojek he was "capable of deeply offensive behavior that smacked of a persecution complex". He received negative press for fights with Lee Mortimer in 1947, photographer Eddie Schisser in Houston in 1950, Judy Garland's publicist Jim Byron on the Sunset Strip in 1954, and for a confrontation with Washington Post journalist Maxine Cheshire in 1973, in which he implied that she was a cheap prostitute. In contrast, Sinatra was known for his generosity, particularly after his comeback. Kelley notes that when Lee J. Cobb nearly died from a heart attack in June 1955, Sinatra flooded him with "books, flowers, delicacies", paid his hospital bills, and visited him daily, telling him that his "finest acting" was yet to come. In another instance, after an argument with manager Bobby Burns, rather than apologize, Sinatra bought him a brand new Cadillac.

Alleged organized-crime links and Cal Neva Lodge

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Mugshot of mobster Lucky Luciano in 1936

Sinatra became the stereotype of the "tough working-class Italian American", something which he embraced. Sinatra commented that if it had not been for his interest in music he would "probably have ended in a life of crime". In his early days, Willie Moretti, Sinatra's godfather and notorious underboss of the Genovese crime family, helped him for kickbacks and was reported to have intervened in releasing him from his contract with Tommy Dorsey. Sinatra was present at the Mafia Havana Conference in 1946, and when the press learned of Sinatra's being in Havana with Lucky Luciano, one newspaper published the headline, "Shame, Sinatra". He was reported to be a good friend of Sam Giancana, and the two men were seen playing golf together. Kelley quotes Jo-Carrol Silvers in saying that Sinatra "adored" Bugsy Siegel, and boasted to friends about him and how many people he had killed. Kelley claims that Sinatra and mobster Joseph Fischetti had been good friends from 1938 onward, and acted like "Sicilian brothers". She also states that Sinatra and Hank Sanicola were financial partners with Mickey Cohen in the gossip magazine Hollywood Night Life.

The FBI kept records amounting to 2,403 pages on Sinatra, who was a natural target with his alleged Mafia ties, his ardent New Deal politics and his friendship with John F. Kennedy. The FBI kept Sinatra under surveillance for almost five decades beginning in the 1940s. The documents include accounts of Sinatra as the target of death threats and extortion schemes. The FBI documented that Sinatra was losing esteem with the Mafia as he grew closer to President Kennedy, whose younger brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy was leading a crackdown on organized crime. Sinatra denied Mafia involvement, declaring, "Any report that I fraternized with goons or racketeers is a vicious lie".

In 1960, Sinatra bought a share in the Cal Neva Lodge & Casino, a casino hotel which straddles the California-Nevada state line on the north shores of Lake Tahoe. Though it only opened between June and September, Sinatra built the Celebrity Room theater, which attracted Sinatra's show business friends Red Skelton, Marilyn Monroe, Victor Borge, Joe E. Lewis, Lucille Ball, Lena Horne, Juliet Prowse, the McGuire Sisters, and others. By 1962 he reportedly held a 50% share in the hotel. Sinatra's gambling license was temporarily stripped by the Nevada Gaming Control Board in 1963 after Giancana was spotted on the premises. Due to ongoing pressure from the FBI and Nevada Gaming Commission on mobster control of casinos, Sinatra agreed to give up his share in Cal Neva and the Sands. That year, Sinatra's son, Frank Sinatra Jr., was kidnapped, but was eventually released unharmed. Sinatra restored his gaming license in February 1981, following support from Ronald Reagan.

Politics and activism

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Sinatra, pictured here with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1960, was an ardent supporter of the Democratic Party until the early 1970s.

Sinatra held differing political views throughout his life. His mother, Dolly Sinatra (1896–1977), was a Democratic Party ward leader, and after meeting President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, he subsequently heavily campaigned for the Democrats in the 1944 presidential election. According to Jo Carroll Silvers, in his younger years Sinatra had "ardent liberal" sympathies, and was "so concerned about poor people that he was always quoting Henry Wallace". He was outspoken against racism, particularly toward blacks and Italians, from early on. In November 1945 Sinatra was invited by the mayor of Gary, Indiana, to try to settle a strike by white students of Froebel High School against the "Pro-Negro" policies of the new principal. His comments, while praised by liberal publications, led to accusations by some that he was a Communist, which he strongly denied. In the 1948 presidential election, Sinatra actively campaigned for President Harry S. Truman. In 1952 and 1956, he also campaigned for Adlai Stevenson.

Of all the U.S. Presidents he associated with during his career, he was closest to John F. Kennedy. Sinatra often invited Kennedy to Hollywood and Las Vegas, and the two would womanize and enjoy parties together. In January 1961 Sinatra and Peter Lawford organized the Inaugural Gala in Washington, D.C., held on the evening before President Kennedy was sworn into office. In 1962, Sinatra was snubbed by Kennedy during his visit to Palm Springs when he decided to stay with the Republican Bing Crosby, due to FBI concerns about Sinatra's alleged connections to organized crime. Sinatra had invested a lot of his own money in upgrading the facilities at his home in anticipation of the President's visit, fitting it with a heliport, which he later reportedly smashed up with a sledgehammer upon being rejected. Despite the snub, when he learned of Kennedy's assassination he reportedly sobbed in his bedroom for three days.

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Sinatra is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Ronald Reagan.

Sinatra worked with Hubert H. Humphrey in 1968, and remained a supporter of the Democratic Party until the early 1970s. Although still a registered Democrat, Sinatra endorsed Republican Ronald Reagan for a second term as Governor of California in 1970. He officially changed allegiance in July 1972 when he supported Richard Nixon for re-election in the 1972 presidential election.

In the 1980 presidential election, Sinatra supported Ronald Reagan and donated $4 million to Reagan's campaign. Sinatra arranged Reagan's Presidential gala, as he had done for Kennedy 20 years previously. In 1985, Reagan presented Sinatra with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, remarking, "His love of country, his generosity for those less fortunate ... make him one of our most remarkable and distinguished Americans."

Santopietro notes that Sinatra was a "lifelong sympathizer with Jewish causes". He was awarded the Hollzer Memorial Award by the Los Angeles Jewish Community in 1949. He gave a series of concerts in Israel in 1962, and donated his entire $50,000 fee for appearing in a cameo role in Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) to the Youth Center in Jerusalem. On November 1, 1972, he raised $6.5 million in bond pledges for Israel, and was given the Medallion of Valor for his efforts. The Frank Sinatra Student Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was dedicated in his name in 1978. He owned a Jewish skullcap, known as a kippah or yarmulkah, which was sold as part of his wife's estate many years after his death.

From his youth, Sinatra displayed sympathy for African Americans and worked both publicly and privately all his life to help the struggle for equal rights. He blamed racial prejudice on the parents of children. Sinatra played a major role in the desegregation of Nevada hotels and casinos in the 1950s and 1960s. At the Sands in 1955, Sinatra went against policy by inviting Nat King Cole into the dining room, and in 1961, after an incident where an African-American couple entered the lobby of the hotel and were blocked by the security guard, Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. forced the hotel management to begin hiring black waiters and busboys. On January 27, 1961, Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall for Martin Luther King, Jr. and led his fellow Rat Pack members and Reprise label mates in boycotting hotels and casinos that refused entry to black patrons and performers. According to his son, Frank Sinatra Jr., King sat weeping in the audience at one of his father's concerts in 1963 as Sinatra sang "Ol' Man River", a song from the musical Show Boat that is sung by an African-American stevedore. When he changed his political affiliations in 1970, Sinatra became less outspoken on racial issues. Though he did much towards civil rights causes, it did not stop the occasional racial jibe from him and the other Rat Pack members toward Davis at concerts.

Death

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Sinatra's gravestone at Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California

Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a heart attack. Sinatra was in ill health during the last few years of his life, and was frequently hospitalized for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and bladder cancer. He was further diagnosed as having dementia. He had made no public appearances following a heart attack in February 1997. Sinatra's wife encouraged him to "fight" while attempts were made to stabilize him, and reported that his final words were, "I'm losing." Sinatra's daughter, Tina, later wrote that she and her siblings (Frank, Jr. and Nancy) had not been notified of their father's final hospitalization, and it was her belief that "the omission was deliberate. Barbara would be the grieving widow alone at her husband's side." The night after Sinatra's death, the lights on the Empire State Building in New York City were turned blue, the lights at the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor, and the casinos stopped spinning for one minute.

Sinatra's funeral was held at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California, on May 20, 1998, with 400 mourners in attendance and thousands of fans outside. Gregory Peck, Tony Bennett, and Sinatra's son, Frank Jr., addressed the mourners, who included many notable people from film and entertainment. Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family members—cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried—next to his parents in section B-8 of Desert Memorial Park in Cathedral City, California.

His close friends Jilly Rizzo and Jimmy Van Heusen are buried nearby. The words "The Best Is Yet to Come", plus "Beloved Husband & Father" are imprinted on Sinatra's grave marker. Significant increases in recording sales worldwide were reported by Billboard in the month of his death.

Legacy and honors

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Sinatra, c. 1943

American music critic Robert Christgau referred to Sinatra as "the greatest singer of the 20th century". His popularity was later matched only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson. For Santopietro, Sinatra was the "greatest male pop singer in the history of America", who amassed "unprecedented power onscreen and off", and "seemed to exemplify the common man, an ethnic twentieth-century American male who reached the 'top of the heap', yet never forgot his roots". Santopietro argues that Sinatra created his own world, which he was able to dominate—his career was centred around power, perfecting the ability to capture an audience. Encyclopædia Britannica referred to Sinatra as "often hailed as the greatest American singer of 20th-century popular music....Through his life and his art, he transcended the status of mere icon to become one of the most recognizable symbols of American culture."

Composer Gus Levene commented that Sinatra's strength was that when it came to lyrics, telling a story musically, Sinatra displayed a "genius" ability and feeling, which with the "rare combination of voice and showmanship" made him the "original singer" which others who followed most tried to emulate. George Roberts, a trombonist in Sinatra's band, remarked that Sinatra had a "charisma, or whatever it is about him, that no one else had". Biographer Arnold Shaw considered that "If Las Vegas had not existed, Sinatra could have invented it". He quoted reporter James Bacon in saying that Sinatra was the "swinging image on which the town is built", adding that no other entertainer quite "embodied the glamour" associated with Las Vegas as him. Sinatra continues to be seen as one of the icons of the 20th century, and has three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in film and music. There are stars on east and west sides of the 1600 block of Vine Street respectively, and one on the south side of the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard for his work in television.

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Frank Sinatra's television star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located on 1637 Vine Street

In Sinatra's native New Jersey, Hoboken's Frank Sinatra Park, the Hoboken Post Office, and a residence hall at Montclair State University were named in his honor. Other buildings named for Sinatra include the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, the Frank Sinatra International Student Center at Israel's Hebrew University in Jerusalem dedicated in 1978, and the Frank Sinatra Hall at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, California, dedicated in 2002. Wynn Resorts' Encore Las Vegas resort features a restaurant dedicated to Sinatra which opened in 2008. Items of memorabilia from Sinatra's life and career are displayed at USC's Frank Sinatra Hall and Wynn Resort's Sinatra restaurant. Near the Las Vegas Strip is a road named Frank Sinatra Drive in his honor. The United States Postal Service issued a 42-cent postage stamp in honor of Sinatra in May 2008, commemorating the tenth anniversary of his death. The United States Congress passed a resolution introduced by Representative Mary Bono Mack on May 20, 2008, designating May 13 as Frank Sinatra Day to honor his contributions to American culture.

Sinatra received three honorary degrees during his lifetime. In May 1976, he was invited to speak at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) graduation commencement held at Sam Boyd Stadium. It was at this commencement that he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate litterarum humanarum by the university. During his speech, Sinatra stated that his education had come from "the school of hard knocks" and was suitably touched by the award. He went on to describe that "this is the first educational degree I have ever held in my hand. I will never forget what you have done for me today". A few years later in 1984 and 1985, Sinatra also received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Loyola Marymount University as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Film and television portrayals

Sinatra has been portrayed on numerous occasions in film and on television. A television miniseries based on Sinatra's life, titled Sinatra, was aired by CBS in 1992. The series was directed by James Steven Sadwith, who won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special, and starred Philip Casnoff as Sinatra. Sinatra was written by Abby Mann and Philip Mastrosimone, and produced by Sinatra's daughter, Tina.

Sinatra has subsequently been portrayed on screen by Ray Liotta (The Rat Pack, 1998), James Russo (Stealing Sinatra, 2003), Dennis Hopper (The Night We Called It a Day, 2003), and Robert Knepper (My Way, 2012), and spoofed by Joe Piscopo and Phil Hartman on Saturday Night Live. A biographical film directed by Martin Scorsese has long been in production. A 1998 episode of the BBC documentary series Arena, The Voice of the Century, focused on Sinatra. Alex Gibney directed a four-part biographical series on Sinatra, All or Nothing At All, for HBO in 2015. A musical tribute was aired on CBS television in December 2015 to mark Sinatra's centenary.

Sinatra was convinced that Johnny Fontane, a mob-associated singer in Mario Puzo's novel The Godfather (1969), was based on his life. Puzo wrote in 1972 that when the author and singer met in Chasen's, Sinatra "started to shout abuse", calling Puzo a "pimp" and threatening physical violence. Francis Ford Coppola, director of the film adaptation, said in the audio commentary that "Obviously Johnny Fontane was inspired by a kind of Frank Sinatra character".

Discography

Studio albums
  • The Voice of Frank Sinatra (1946)
  • Songs by Sinatra (1947)
  • Christmas Songs by Sinatra (1948)
  • Frankly Sentimental (1949)
  • Dedicated to You (1950)
  • Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra (1950)
  • Songs for Young Lovers (1954)
  • Swing Easy! (1954)
  • In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
  • Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956)
  • Close to You (1957)
  • A Swingin' Affair! (1957)
  • Where Are You? (1957)
  • A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra (1957)
  • Come Fly with Me (1958)
  • Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely (1958)
  • Come Dance with Me! (1959)
  • No One Cares (1959)
  • Nice 'n' Easy (1960)
  • Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! (1961)
  • Ring-a-Ding-Ding! (1961)
  • Come Swing with Me! (1961)
  • Swing Along With Me (1961)
  • I Remember Tommy (1961)
  • Sinatra and Strings (1962)
  • Point of No Return (1962)
  • Sinatra and Swingin' Brass (1962)
  • All Alone (1962)
  • Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain (1962)
  • Sinatra–Basie: An Historic Musical First (with Count Basie) (1962)
  • The Concert Sinatra (1963)
  • Sinatra's Sinatra (1963)
  • Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award Winners (1964)
  • America, I Hear You Singing (with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring) (1964)
  • It Might as Well Be Swing (with Count Basie) (1964)
  • 12 Songs of Christmas (with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring) (1964)
  • Softly, as I Leave You (1964)
  • September of My Years (1965)
  • My Kind of Broadway (1965)
  • A Man and His Music (1965)
  • Moonlight Sinatra (1966)
  • Strangers in the Night (1966)
  • That's Life (1966)
  • Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (with Antonio Carlos Jobim) (1967)
  • The World We Knew (1967)
  • Francis A. & Edward K. (with Duke Ellington) (1968)
  • The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas (with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra) (1968)
  • Cycles (1968)
  • My Way (1969)
  • A Man Alone (1969)
  • Watertown (1970)
  • Sinatra & Company (with Antonio Carlos Jobim) (1971)
  • Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back (1973)
  • Some Nice Things I've Missed (1974)
  • Trilogy: Past Present Future (1980)
  • She Shot Me Down (1981)
  • L.A. Is My Lady (1984)
  • Duets (1993)
  • Duets II (1994)

Sources

Filmography

YearNameTypeDirectorsWritersStars
1949Some of the Best: Twenty-Five Years of Motion Picture LeadershipDocumentary shortLionel BarrymoreLeon AmesEdward Arnold
1950The Costume DesignerShortEve ArdenJoan CaulfieldLinda Darnell
1955MGM ParadeTV Series documentaryGeorge MurphyWalter Pidgeon
1955The Milton Berle ShowTV SeriesMilton BerleJimmy Nelson (ventriloquist)
1955-1958The Ed Sullivan ShowTV SeriesEd SullivanJohnny WayneFrank Shuster
1961The DuPont Show of the WeekTV SeriesWalter MatthauFrank McGeeArt Carney
1962Advise & ConsentMovieOtto PremingerWendell MayesFranchot ToneLew AyresHenry Fonda
1962Turn of the TideShort documentaryBudd KnappWinston ChurchillKarl Dönitz
1963Hollywood: The Great StarsTV Movie documentaryMarshall FlaumHenry FondaWalter AbelJune Allyson
1963The VictorsuncreditedCarl ForemanAlexander BaronCarl ForemanVince EdwardsAlbert FinneyGeorge Hamilton
1963-1964Hollywood and the StarsTV Series documentaryJoseph CottenJohn HustonPaul Newman
1965Hollywood My Home TownDocumentaryKen MurrayBen AlexanderRichard Arlen
1961-1967BandstandTV SeriesBrian Henderson (television presenter)
1967Mondo HollywoodDocumentary
1969I Due KennedyDocumentaryGianni BisiachAl CaponeFidel CastroRamsey Clark
1971The Dick Cavett ShowTV SeriesDick CavettBobby RosengardenFred Foy
1973The World at WarTV Series documentaryLaurence Olivier
1974ABC's Wide World of SportsTV SeriesJim McKayHoward CosellMuhammad Ali
1974Tuesday's DocumentaryTV Series documentaryBarbara MurrayBarry Norman
1974Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox MusicalsTV MovieMarc BreauxFred AstaireDon AmecheDana Andrews
1975V.I.P.-SchaukelTV Series documentaryMargret DünserPrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
1976That's Entertainment, Part IIDocumentaryGene KellyFred AstaireGene KellyJudy Garland
1976Bob Hope's World of ComedyTV SpecialJack Haley Jr.Bob HopeLucille BallNeil Simon
1977The Story of Elvis PresleyDocumentaryElvis PresleyGladys PresleyVernon Elvis Presley
1978Hollywood GreatsTV Series documentaryBarry NormanJonathan RossGeorge Cukor
1979Best of the Dean Martin ShowTV SpecialGreg GarrisonAnn-MargretLouis ArmstrongJack Benny
1979Homage for The DukeTV Movie documentaryWard BondJohn CarradineKirk Douglas
1981This Is ElvisuncreditedMalcolm LeoAndrew SoltElvis Presley
1981Brooklyn BridgeDocumentaryKen BurnsPaul RoeblingJulie Harris (actress)Arthur Miller
1982Showbiz Goes to WarTV Movie documentaryBud AbbottLarry AdlerDana Andrews
1983Hollywood Out-takes and Rare FootageDocumentaryGig YoungBud AbbottWalter Abel
1986Top of the PopsTV SeriesJimmy Savile
1988Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: The Funny FiftiesTV MovieMilton BerleMilton BerleJack BennyNat King Cole
1988Who Framed Roger RabbitMovieRobert ZemeckisGary K. WolfJeffrey PriceBob HoskinsChristopher LloydJoanna Cassidy
1988American Expose: Who Murdered JFK?TV Movie documentaryJack Anderson (columnist)Malcolm BarbourJack Anderson (columnist)
1988The 1950's: Music, Memories & MilestonesVideo documentaryFidel Castro
1989Milton Berle, the Second Time Around: Carnival of ComedyVideoMilton BerleSteve AllenMilton BerleBen Blue
1990Frank Sinatra: The Voice of Our TimeTV Movie documentaryMel TorméSammy CahnDinah Shore
1991Showbiz TodayTV SeriesKate LinderMel Brooks
1991The Geraldo Rivera ShowTV SeriesGeraldo Rivera
1991Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made RadioDocumentaryKen BurnsKen BurnsJason RobardsErik Barnouw
1991Memories of 1970-1991TV Series documentary
1992Oscar's Greatest MomentsVideo documentaryJeff MargolisStephen PouliotHal KanterKarl MaldenF. Murray AbrahamAnne Bancroft
1992The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV SeriesJohnny CarsonEd McMahon
1993Fame in the Twentieth CenturyTV Series documentaryMuhammad AliBenny Andersson
1993Liza and Friends: A Tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr.TV MovieCharles AznavourSammy Davis Jr.Tom Jones
1993La classe américaineTV MovieMichel HazanaviciusDominique MézeretteLionel AbelanskiMarc Cassot
1993American Justice: Target - MafiaTV Mini-Series documentaryBill Kurtis
1994That's Entertainment! IIIDocumentaryDebbie ReynoldsGene KellyAnn Miller
1994Bob Hope's Birthday MemoriesTV Movie documentaryBob HopeBea ArthurAngie Dickinson
1995The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American MoviesTV Movie documentaryChuck WorkmanSheila BensonChuck WorkmanPeter CoyoteRobert AltmanRoscoe Arbuckle
1995Century of CinemaTV Series documentaryMartin ScorseseNagisa OshimaAllison Anders
1995Television's Greatest Performances ITV SpecialBruce NashJimmy SmitsWhitney HoustonMichael Jackson
1995Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack BennyTV Movie documentaryGary HalvorsonJack BennyKelsey GrammerMerry Anders
1995ABC News NightlineTV SeriesJuju Chang
1995The Making of 'My Fair Lady'Video documentaryJeremy BrettGene AllenJulie Andrews
1995Weddings of a LifetimeTV MovieJennifer AnistonRichard BurtonJohn Callahan (actor)
1996Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of MoviesTV Movie documentaryKevin BurnsKevin BurnsShirley JonesRichard RodgersLorenz Hart
1996Bob Hope: Laughing with the PresidentsTV Special documentaryBob HopeTony DanzaAnn-Margret
1996The Real Las VegasTV Series documentaryRichard CrennaMuhammad AliRod Amateau
1996Bob Hope: Hollywood's Brightest StarVideo documentaryBud AbbottDesi ArnazHy Averback
199720th Century-Fox: The First 50 YearsTV Movie documentaryKevin BurnsJames CoburnJulie AndrewsDavid Brown (producer)
1997L.A. ConfidentialuncreditedCurtis HansonJames EllroyBrian HelgelandKevin SpaceyRussell CroweGuy Pearce
1997Torrella, una vida pel cinemaDocumentaryJosep Torrella i Pineda
1997Sobbin' Women: The Making of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'TV Short documentaryHoward KeelStanley DonenSaul Chaplin
1997Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen'sDocumentary
1997Judy Garland's HollywoodVideo documentaryDesi ArnazLauren BacallLucille Ball
1997The DirectorsTV Series documentaryHarrison FordTom Hanks
1997Dangerous World: The Kennedy YearsTV Movie documentaryPeter JenningsJudith ExnerFidel Castro
1998Frank Sinatra: The Bobby Sox YearsTV MovieTed Newsom
1998Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American DreamTV Movie documentarySimcha JacoboviciNeal GablerNeal GablerR. H. Thomson
1998Behind the MusicTV Series documentaryJim Forbes (journalist)David WildRick Rubin
1998Frank Sinatra: The Swinging YearsTV Movie documentaryTed Newsom
1998Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of WarTV Series documentaryCharlton Heston
1998Italians in AmericaTV Movie documentaryJoseph Campanella
1999The Lady with the TorchDocumentaryJean ArthurFred AstaireErnest Borgnine
1999The 71st Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialLouis J. HorvitzHal KanterBuz KohanWhoopi GoldbergBen AffleckDebbie Allen
1999The Century: America's TimeTV Mini-Series documentaryPeter JenningsJohn UpdikeStephen E. Ambrose
1996-1999American JusticeTV Series documentaryBill KurtisLinda Fairstein
1999The Rat PackTV Series documentaryDean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1999Television: The First Fifty YearsVideo documentaryEddie AlbertJed AllanDayton Allen
1999Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Harold ArlenVideo documentaryHarold ArlenTony BennettJudy Garland
1999ABC 2000: The MillenniumTV Special documentaryRoger Goodman (director)Hank AaronBud AbbottChristina Aguilera
2000Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight BoxingTV Movie documentaryBud GreenspanBud GreenspanWill LymanJack Johnson (boxer)Jack Dempsey
2000E! Mysteries & ScandalsTV Series documentaryA. J. BenzaA. C. Lyles
2000Ali-Frazier I: One Nation... DivisibleTV Movie documentaryJoe FrazierMuhammad AliLiev Schreiber
2000Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis tv-mini-seriesTV MovieDavid Burton MorrisDonald SpotoEric OvermyerJoanne WhalleyTim MathesonTom Skerritt
2000The Bond Sound: The Music of 007Video documentary shortJohn CorkPatrick MacneeMonty NormanByron Lee
2000Hollywood CouplesTV Series documentaryMichael B. Druxman
2001Timeless: Live in ConcertTV SpecialKenny OrtegaBarbra StreisandBarbra StreisandLauren FrostSavion Glover
2001Céline Dion: All the Way... A Decade of Song & VideoTV SpecialCeline DionGloria EstefanJC Chasez
2001Walk on By: The Story of Popular SongTV Series documentaryPat BooneJerry WexlerClive Owen
2001Inside TV Land: Get SmartTV Movie documentaryDaniel J. SnyderDon AdamsStacey AdamsSteve Allen
1998-2001E! True Hollywood StoryTV Series documentaryChip BolcikBeng Spies
2001The Nightclub YearsTV Special documentaryChris NothDesi ArnazHarry Belafonte
2002The Kid Stays in the PictureDocumentaryRobert EvansBrett MorgenRobert EvansEddie AlbertPeter Bart
2002Hollywood RivalsTV SeriesSara KarloffGerald McRaney
2002The Definitive Elvis: The Television YearsVideo documentarySteve AllenMilton Berle
2002The Definitive Elvis: The Army YearsVideo documentaryElvis PresleyGladys PresleyJoe Esposito (author)
2002The Century of the SelfTV Mini-Series documentaryAdam CurtisRobert Reich
2002Bob Hope's Funniest Out-TakesTV MovieLucille BallJack BennyMilton Berle
2002Edith Head: The Paramount YearsVideo documentary shortBob Mackie
2002Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001TV Special documentary shortAmy SchatzJohn Lennon
2002There's Only One ElvisTV Movie documentaryAnn-MargretSteve Binder
2002Sinatra: The Classic DuetsTV Movie documentaryDavid LeafJohn ScheinfeldLouis ArmstrongBing CrosbySammy Davis Jr.
2002History's MysteriesTV Series documentaryDavid AckroydArthur Kent
1997-2003Great PerformancesTV SeriesJulie AndrewsWalter CronkitePlácido Domingo
2003Mayor of the Sunset StripDocumentaryGeorge HickenlooperRodney BingenheimerDavid BowieJoey Ramone
2002-2003Sendung ohne NamenTV Series documentarySebastian Brauneis
2003Hollywood's Magical Island: CatalinaDocumentaryGreg Reitman
2003Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack CollectionVideo documentaryJohnny CarsonSammy Davis Jr.Quincy Jones
2003Strangers in the Night: The Bert Kaempfert StoryTV Movie documentaryMarc BoettcherCount BasieShirley BasseyNat King Cole
2003Elvis Presley: The Back Story, Vol. 2Video documentaryElvis PresleyVernon Elvis Presley
2003The People's HollywoodTV Movie documentaryRichard E. GrantRobert BoardClark Gable
2003Christmas from HollywoodVideo documentaryTim AllenGene AutryHalle Berry
2003/ITrue LoveVideo shortPeter Fitzgerald (actor)Celeste HolmGrace Kelly
2003Sinatra: Singing at His BestVideo documentary
2003Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore ShowTV SpecialDavid LeafJohn ScheinfeldFred ApplegatePearl BaileyPat Boone
2003Bob Hope at 100TV Movie documentaryMichael CainePhyllis Diller
2003Ava Gardner and Frank SinatraTV Movie documentaryAva Gardner
2004101 Most Unforgettable SNL MomentsTV Special documentaryPamela AndersonChristina Applegate
2004Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the EndVideo documentary
2004Broadway: The American MusicalTV Mini-Series documentaryJulie AndrewsStephen Sondheim
2004Larry King LiveTV SeriesLarry KingBill Maher
2004Frank Sinatra: The Man and the MythTV Movie documentaryPat CooperRobert Loggia
2005Disneyland: The First 50 Magical YearsDocumentary shortSteve MartinTony Anselmo
2005Judy Garland DuetsTV MovieJudy GarlandVic DamoneJack Jones
2005Rebels on the Run: The Rise and Fall of UNLV BasketballTV Movie documentary
2005Private ScreeningsTV SeriesRobert OsborneJane PowellLiza Minnelli
2005GetawayTV Series documentaryBen DarkNatalie Gruzlewski
2006Frankie Laine: An American DreamerVideo documentaryLouis ArmstrongPat BooneJames Brown
2006War Stories with Oliver NorthTV Series documentaryOliver NorthMickey Rooney
2006Jerry Lewis - König der KomödiantenTV Movie documentaryEckhart SchmidtJerry LewisSteve Franken
2006Happy Birthday, Jerry LewisTV MovieJerry LewisDean MartinMichael Mittermeier
2006Stardust: The Bette Davis StoryTV Movie documentarySusan SarandonBette Davis
2006World of Robin HoodTV Movie documentaryJonathan RossSimon FowlerJonas Armstrong
2006Joy Division: Under ReviewVideo documentaryIan Curtis
2006RevealedTV Series documentaryDonald Rumbelow
2006Luis Miguel: La trayectoriaTV Movie documentaryLola BeltránSheena Easton
2006Lo cap d'anyTV SpecialXavier Bertran
2007U2: Window in the SkiesVideo shortMarvin Gaye
2007Michael Parkinson's Greatest EntertainersTV Movie documentaryMichael ParkinsonMuhammad AliPaul AnkaLouis Armstrong
2007Jack Taylor of Beverly HillsDocumentaryJason Schwartzman
1999-2007Room 101TV SeriesPaul MertonFrank SkinnerNick Hancock
2007I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon WiesenthalDocumentaryRichard TrankRichard TrankNicole KidmanSimon Wiesenthal
2007Underworld HistoriesTV Series
2006-200720 to 1TV Series documentaryBert NewtonSami LukisRichard Wilkins
2007Larry King Live: The Greatest InterviewsVideoRaya MeddineJennifer Aniston
2007La tele de tu vidaTV SeriesFabio McNamara
2007On n'est pas couchéTV SeriesLaurent Ruquier
2007The Legendary CroonersVideo documentaryAnn-MargretLouis ArmstrongJack Benny
2007The Brothers WarnerTV Movie documentaryDennis Hopper
2007The Bronx Is BurningTV Mini-SeriesOliver PlattKevin ConwayDaniel Sunjata
2007Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3Video documentaryBud Abbott
2007Bruce on VegasTV Movie documentaryBruce ForsythPaul Anka
2007Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles ProjectDocumentaryJohn LandisHarry Dean StantonJohn LandisDon Rickles
2007Elvis: A Generous HeartVideo documentary
2007Atrapats pel cap d'anyTV MovieEnric MajóRosa Boladeras
2008Pioneers of TelevisionTV Series documentaryDick Van DykePhyllis DillerFlorence Henderson
2008Oscar, que empiece el espectáculoTV Movie documentaryPedro AlmodóvarJavier BardemAdrien Brody
2008The 50th Annual Grammy AwardsTV SpecialKenneth EhrlichDavid WildAkonPatti Austin
2008Joe Louis: America's Hero... BetrayedTV Movie documentaryJoe Louis
2008The 80th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialHal KanterJon StewartAmy Adams
2008The Wrecking Crew!DocumentaryBrian WilsonDick Clark
2008Loops!TV Series
2008Catalunya.catTV Movie documentaryRamon PellicerWoody Allen
1995-2008BiographyTV Series documentaryJack Perkins (reporter)Peter GravesHarry Smith (American journalist)
2008Thrilla in ManilaTV Movie documentaryJoe FrazierThomas Hauser
2009Folk AmericaTV Series documentaryBernard Hill
2009My Music: The Big Band YearsTV MoviePeter MarshallPeter MarshallRay Anthony
2009Facing AliDocumentaryPete McCormackGeorge ChuvaloHenry CooperGeorge Foreman
20092009 Game Show AwardsTV SpecialRon de MoraesHowie MandelAmber Lancaster
2007-2009Banda sonoraTV SeriesCarles FlaviàGemma Nierga Barris
2009Pop Galerie ReloadedTV Series documentaryJohn Deacon
2009The Nolans: In the Mood for DancingTV Movie documentaryMark StrongTony BlackburnBrian Conley
2009The Apollo YearsVideoBuzz AldrinBill AndersNeil Armstrong
2010The Legendary Bing CrosbyTV Movie documentaryJohn ScheinfeldBing CrosbyMary CrosbyKathryn Crosby
2010ArenaTV Series documentaryGavin MillarKenneth Tynan
2010SRF Kultur: StarsTV Series documentaryCecilia Bartoli
2010Video Killed the Radio StarTV Series documentaryDavid Mallet (director)Steve Barron
2010Las tragedias de los famososTV SeriesJulio Márbiz
2010Hubert H Humphrey: The Art of the PossibleTV Movie documentaryMichael Beschloss
2010Michael Feinstein's American SongbookTV Series documentaryMichael FeinsteinChristine Ebersole
2011Runnin' Rebels of UNLVTV Movie documentary
2011Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup BrazilTV SpecialFernanda Lima
2011Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra LegacyTV SpecialMichael Feinstein
201120/20TV Series documentaryElizabeth VargasAmy Robach
2011Sinatra SingsTV Movie documentaryTina Sinatra
2011Stars of the Silver ScreenTV Series
2011King KennedyDocumentaryRonan O'RahillyFidel Castro
2012A Música Segundo Tom JobimDocumentaryNelson Pereira dos SantosAntônio Carlos JobimElis ReginaOscar Peterson
2012Elvis Found AliveMovieJoel GilbertCeleste YarnallJoel Gilbert
2012My Music: Big Band VocalistsTV MovieNick ClooneyPeter Marshall
2010-2012No me la puc treure del capTV Series
2012The 2012 Comedy AwardsTV SpecialBeth McCarthy-MillerWill ArnettLouis C.K.Jim Carrey
2012Blackpool: Big Night OutTV Movie documentaryKen DoddKeith HarrisSyd Little
20131002 Momentos de la teleTV Series
2005-2013American ExperienceTV Series documentaryDavid McCulloughDavid Ogden StiersOliver Platt
2013The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports EntertainmentVideo documentaryKevin DunnLou AlbanoMuhammad Ali
2013John Denver: Country BoyTV Movie documentaryNatasha PyneJohn Denver
2013Six by SondheimTV Movie documentaryBarbara Barrie
2014And the Oscar Goes To...TV Movie documentaryRob EpsteinJeffrey Friedman (filmmaker)Anjelica HustonBilly CrystalTom Hanks
2014Soul Boys of the Western WorldDocumentaryTony HadleyGary Kemp
2014Sidney Korshak, la face cachée d'HollywoodTV Movie documentaryClara KuperbergJulia KuperbergFrancis Ford Coppola
2014Super Duper Alice CooperDocumentarySam DunnReginald HarkemaAlice Cooper
2014Nat King Cole: Afraid of the DarkDocumentaryJon BrewerNat King ColeTony BennettRalph Carmichael
2014Welcome to the BasementTV SeriesMatt Sloan (born 1973)
2015CBS News Sunday MorningTV SeriesCharles OsgoodJane PauleyConor Knighton
2015Sinatra: All or Nothing at AllTV Mini-Series documentarySammy Davis Jr.Pete Hamill
2015Hey Moe, Hey Dad!TV Series documentaryPat CooperWhoopi Goldberg
2015Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool's Big Band StoryTV Movie documentaryLen GoodmanJools HollandLucy Worsley
2015My Music: Starlight BallroomTV MovieRay AnthonyDesi ArnazCount Basie
2014-2015Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV SeriesAlejandro Wiebe
2015My Music: Songbook Standards - As Time Goes ByTV MovieLouis ArmstrongRosemary ClooneyNat King Cole
2015Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy ConcertTV MovieLouis J. HorvitzKenneth EhrlichDavid WildTony BennettBonoGarth Brooks
2015Weekend SunriseTV SeriesSamantha ArmytageAndrew O'Keefe
2016Race for the White HouseTV Mini-Series documentaryKevin SpaceyPaul Begala
2016Muhammad Ali: The GreatestTV Movie documentaryJosephine McCusker
2016Dear EleanorMovieKevin Connolly (actor)Liana LiberatoIsabelle FuhrmanJosh Lucas
2017Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to PresidentTV Movie documentaryLady Bird JohnsonJohn F. Kennedy
2017The OscarsTV SpecialGlenn WeissBilly KimballJimmy KimmelJustin TimberlakeAlicia Vikander
2017CuéntameTV SeriesImanol AriasAna DuatoMaría Galiana
2017Becoming Cary GrantDocumentaryCary Grant
2017Cashed Out CasinoDocumentaryDesmond AskewMatt Damon
2017ExtraTV SeriesMario LopezRenee BarghA. J. Calloway
1990-2017Entertainment TonightTV SeriesNancy O'DellKevin FrazierMark Steines
2017Sammy Davis, Jr.: I've Gotta Be MeDocumentarySamuel PollardHarry BelafonteTony BennettHumphrey Bogart
2017The Andrew Klavan ShowTV SeriesAndrew Klavan
2017Lauren Bacall, ombre et lumièreTV Movie documentaryPierre-Henri SalfatiJean-Philippe PuymartinLouis ArmstrongLauren Bacall
2017Popular Voices at the BBCTV Mini-SeriesAdeleShirley BasseyBjörk
2017Gregory Porter's Popular VoicesTV Mini-Series documentaryClarke PetersLenny Kaye
2018/IThe ConfessionShortMary AstorHumphrey BogartYul Brynner
2018Blow upTV Series documentary
2018Elvis Presley: The SearcherDocumentarySteve AllenAnn-MargretChet Atkins
2018MorningsTV SeriesSonia Kruger
2018Ava Gardner, la gitane d'Hollywood: les années espagnoles de la Comtesse aux Pieds NusTV Movie documentaryJesús García de DueñasAva GardnerNieves Herrero
2018Die Wiener Stadthalle rockt! Pop Meets Classic zum 60. JubiläumTV MoviePeter AlexanderWolfgang AmbrosJames Blunt
2018QuincyDocumentaryRashida JonesQuincy JonesRashida JonesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
2018Princess Margaret: The Rebel RoyalTV Mini-Series documentary
2018Hollywood, la vie rêvée de Lana TurnerTV Movie documentaryFrédéric MitterrandAnnabella (actress)Lex BarkerConstance Bennett
1990-2019American MastersTV Series documentaryMartin ScorseseTony BennettPeter Bogdanovich
2019The Bolt ReportTV Series
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Sebringpost-productionQuentin TarantinoHenry FondaDennis Hopper
1935Major Bowes Amateur Theater of the AirDocumentary shortJohn H. AuerEdward Bowes
1943Show-Business at WarDocumentary shortCarole LombardWalt DisneyJohn Ford
1943Upbeat in MusicDocumentary shortMarian AndersonTex BenekePerry Como
1945The All-Star Bond RallyShortMichael AudleyBob HopeVivian BlaineJeanne Crain
1945The House I Live InShortMervyn LeRoyTeddy Infuhr
1945MGM Christmas TrailerShort
1946World's Heavyweight Championship: Joe Louis vs. Billy ConnShortJoe Louis
1947Screen Snapshots Series 27, No. 3: Out of This World SeriesShortRalph StaubRalph StaubEddie BrackenJoe E. Brown
1948Lucky Strike Salesman's Movie 48-AShortAxel Stordahl
1949The Actor's Society Benefit GalaTV SpecialGracie AllenJack BennyHumphrey Bogart
1950The Saturday Night Revue with Jack CarterTV SeriesJack Carter
1951The Jack Benny ProgramTV SeriesJack BennyEddie "Rochester" AndersonDon Wilson (announcer)
1951Cavalcade of BandsTV Series
1951The Faye Emerson ShowTV SeriesFaye EmersonJoan Blondell
1950-1951The Ken Murray ShowTV SeriesKen MurrayDarla HoodJack Mulhall
1951Cavalcade of StarsTV SeriesJackie GleasonJack Carter
1952The Ralph Edwards Television ShowTV SeriesRalph EdwardsIsh KabibbleRosemary Clooney
1952Star of the FamilyTV Series
1950-1952The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJune HuttonBen Blue
1952Perry Como's Kraft Music HallTV SeriesPerry Como
1952The Al Jarvis ShowTV Series
1952Screen Snapshots: Hollywood Night LifeShortRalph StaubRalph StaubDick HaymesCecil B. DeMille
1952All Star RevueTV SeriesJimmy DuranteEddie Jackson
1952Olympic Fund TelethonTV SpecialBob HopeBing CrosbyBud Abbott
1953The Ford 50th Anniversary ShowTV SpecialJerome RobbinsMarian AndersonTheda BaraCharlie Chaplin
1950-1953The Milton Berle ShowTV SeriesMilton BerleJimmy Nelson (ventriloquist)
1954The 26th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialDonald O'ConnorFredric MarchJulie Adams
1954Red Skelton RevueTV SeriesRed Skelton
1954Max Liebman SpectacularsTV SeriesSteve AllenDick ShawnJudy Holliday
1955The 27th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialBob HopeBuddy AdlerAnna Maria Alberghetti
1955Max Liebman Presents: KaleidoscopeTV MovieMax LiebmanBea ArthurPeggie Castle
1955The Magical World of DisneyTV SeriesWalt DisneyPaul FreesClarence Nash
1955Dateline: DisneylandTV Special documentaryArt LinkletterRobert CummingsRonald Reagan
1951-1955The Colgate Comedy HourTV SeriesJerry LewisDean Martin
1956Screen Snapshots: Playtime in HollywoodDocumentary shortRalph StaubRalph StaubJoe E. BrownJack Carson
1956The 28th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialRichard L. BreenJack Rose (screenwriter)Claudette ColbertJerry LewisJoseph L. Mankiewicz
1956Film FanfareTV SeriesPaul Carpenter
1956Person to PersonTV Series documentaryEdward R. MurrowCharles CollingwoodJayne Meadows
1957The Edsel ShowTV SpecialBing CrosbyRosemary Clooney
1957Playhouse 90TV SeriesDick JoyCharles BickfordKim Hunter
1957A Private Little Party for a Few ChumsTV Movie documentaryByron PaulCharles BoyerMaurice ChevalierWalter Cronkite
1958Club OasisTV SeriesSpike JonesBilly BartyHelen Grayco
1956-1958The Steve Allen Plymouth ShowTV SeriesSteve AllenGene RayburnSkitch Henderson
1958The 15th Annual Golden Globes AwardsTV SpecialJanet LeighDean Martin
1958This Is MusicTV SeriesAlexander Gray
1959Some of Manie's FriendsTV MovieSid CaesarRosemary ClooneyNat King Cole
1959Love in MonacoDocumentaryEuan LloydJack DaviesEuan LloydGermaine Damar
1959Premier Khrushchev in the USADocumentaryMaurice ChevalierNat King ColeGary Cooper
1959The Bing Crosby ShowTV SeriesBing CrosbyCarol LawrenceDennis Crosby
1957-1959The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJesse White (actor)Bing Crosby
1959Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High HopesTV SpecialSammy CahnMitzi GaynorBing CrosbyDean Martin
1959StartimeTV SeriesDean MartinJack Albertson
1959Sunday ShowcaseTV SeriesRobert EmhardtMilton BerleJimmy Durante
1959The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank SinatraTV SpecialPeter LawfordHermione Gingold
1959Glück und Liebe in MonacoMovieHermann LeitnerHermann LeitnerEuan LloydClaus BiederstaedtGermaine Damar
1960The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the LadiesTV SpecialLena HorneMary Costa
1960Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis PresleyTV SpecialElvis PresleyNancy Sinatra
1960Special Gala to Support Kennedy CampaignTV SpecialMilton BerleLloyd BridgesNat King Cole
1960Red Skelton Timex SpecialTV SpecialHal GoldmanRed SkeltonWilliam Demarest
1961Nur nicht nervös werden!TV SeriesJoachim Fuchsberger
1962The Judy Garland ShowTV SpecialNorman JewisonJohn AylesworthFrank PeppiattJudy GarlandDean Martin
1962This Is SinatraTV SpecialIrving Cottler
1956-1962The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowTV SeriesDinah ShoreJanet Blair
1962Sinatra in IsraelDocumentary short
1963The Dick Powell TheatreTV SeriesDick PowellJune AllysonDavid Niven
1950-1963The Bob Hope ShowTV SeriesBob Hope
1963The 35th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialTom AdairJames B. AllardiceAnn-MargretMary Badham
1964The Bing Crosby ShowTV SpecialBilly Barnes (composer)Bing CrosbyRosemary ClooneyKathryn Crosby
1964The 36th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialR. S. AllenHarvey Bullock (writer)Jack LemmonNick AdamsJulie Andrews
1965Danny Thomas Special: The Wonderful World of BurlesqueTV SpecialAlan HandleyColeman JacobyDanny ThomasEdie AdamsJack Benny
1965The Best on RecordTV SpecialSteve AllenWoody AllenLouis Armstrong
1965The Rat Pack CapturedDocumentaryCount BasieJohnny Carson
1956-1965The Ed Sullivan ShowTV SeriesEd SullivanJohnny WayneFrank Shuster
1965The Hollywood PalaceTV SeriesBing CrosbyMilton BerleJimmy Durante
1965Frank Sinatra: A Man and His MusicTV Special documentaryDwight HemionJohn AylesworthSheldon KellerGordon JenkinsNelson Riddle
1966What's My Line?TV SeriesJohn Charles DalyArlene FrancisBennett Cerf
1966Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part IITV SpecialDwight HemionSheldon KellerNancy SinatraEd McMahon
1967Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + JobimTV SpecialMichael PflegharElla FitzgeraldAntônio Carlos Jobim
1967Movin' with NancyTV SpecialJack Haley Jr.Nancy SinatraDean MartinLee Hazlewood
1967Think TwentiethDocumentary shortRichard FleischerJulie AndrewsBette DavisPatty Duke
1968The 20th Annual Primetime Emmy AwardsTV SpecialSteve AllenLucille BallChris Bearde
1968Francis Albert Sinatra Does His ThingTV SpecialDiahann Carroll
1969The 41st Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialJack AlbertsonAlan Arkin
1969Romeo und Julia '70TV Mini-SeriesHampton FancherTina SinatraHerb Alpert
1966-1969Top of the PopsTV SeriesJimmy Savile
1969SinatraTV Special documentaryRay Brown (musician)
1970The 42nd Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialHal KanterMary LoosFred AstaireBurt BacharachCandice Bergen
1970Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day TelethonTV MovieSteve AllenEd AmesJack Benny
1970Dinah's PlaceTV SeriesDinah ShoreVincent PriceBill Cosby
1970Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary SpecialTV SpecialHal GoldmanJack BennyMary LivingstoneDon Wilson (announcer)
1970Make Room for GranddaddyTV SeriesDanny ThomasMarjorie LordAngela Cartwright
1970Night of NightsTV MovieBob HopeGrace Kelly
1970The Name of the GameTV SeriesGene BarrySusan Saint JamesRobert Stack
1970A Christmas Night with the StarsTV SeriesJack Warner (actor)Dick Emery
1965-1970The Dean Martin ShowTV SeriesDean MartinSandahl BergmanDom DeLuise
1971Fight of the CenturyTV SpecialMuhammad AliJoe Frazier
1971Frank Sinatra: In Concert at the Royal Festival HallTV SpecialGrace Kelly
1973The 45th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialMarty PasettaL. B. AbbottEddie AlbertEdward Albert
1973Cadet RousselleTV SeriesGuy LuxSophie DarelRaymond Lefèvre
1973Magnavox Presents Frank SinatraTV Special documentaryMarty PasettaGene KellyDon Costa
1974Just One More TimeShortJack Haley Jr.Daniel MelnickFred Astaire
1974AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James CagneyTV Special documentaryBill Foster (director)James CagneyMae Clarke
1974That's Entertainment!DocumentaryJack Haley Jr.Fred AstaireGene KellyBing Crosby
1974René Simard au JaponDocumentaryRené Simard
1974Frank Sinatra: The Main EventTV Special documentaryBill CarruthersHoward CosellMike Douglas
1975The Don Rickles Show - Mr. WarmthTV MovieBill Foster (director)Don RicklesJack KlugmanDean Martin
1975AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Orson WellesTV SpecialEdgar BergenIngrid BergmanJacqueline Bisset
1975The 47th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialMarty PasettaTheoni V. AldredgeIrwin AllenFred Astaire
1975Saturday Night Live with Howard CosellTV SeriesHoward CosellBill MurrayBrian Doyle-Murray
1975Texaco Presents: A Quarter Century of Bob Hope on TelevisionTV SpecialBob HopeBing Crosby
1976Friars Club Tribute to Gene KellyTV SpecialFred AstaireTony BennettMilton Berle
1976Celebration: The American SpiritTV MovieMarc LondonDon AdamsJames CaanRay Charles
1976The 18th Annual Grammy AwardsTV SpecialHerb AlpertChet AtkinsJoan Baez
1976John Denver and FriendTV SpecialGeorge SchlatterDigby WolfeJohn DenverCount Basie
1976An All-Star Tribute to John WayneTV Movie documentaryMarc LondonJohn WayneCharles Bronson
1977Sinatra and FriendsTV SpecialMarc LondonTony BennettNatalie Cole
1977Paul Anka ... Music My WayTV SpecialMarty PasettaEddie AlbertPaul Anka
1977TodayTV SeriesSavannah GuthrieHoda KotbAl Roker
1977Monsanto Night Presents Dionne WarwickTV MovieLynda Day GeorgeChristopher GeorgeGreg Morris
1977The Frank Rosenthal ShowTV SeriesFrank RosenthalRobert ConradDon Rickles
1977The National Tribute to Hubert H. HumphreyTV SpecialBella AbzugJimmy CarterAngie Dickinson
1978The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank SinatraTV SpecialGreg GarrisonDean MartinRonald Reagan
1978Gene Kelly: An American in PasadenaTV SpecialMarty PasettaGene KellyLucille BallCyd Charisse
1978A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton BerleTV SpecialBill CarruthersLucille BallMilton BerleJoey Bishop
1978Cinderella at the PalaceTV SpecialGene KellyPaul AnkaAnn-Margret
1979Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star SaluteTV MovieIngrid BergmanJack Albertson
198091st Tournament of Roses ParadeTV Special
1980The First 40 YearsTV SpecialJack Donohue (director)Paul AnkaLucille Ball
1965-1980The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV SeriesJohnny CarsonEd McMahon
1981All-Star Inaugural GalaTV SpecialJim MulhollandDebby BooneJohnny CarsonCharlton Heston
1981Frank Sinatra: The Man and His MusicTV SpecialCount Basie
1982Let Poland Be PolandTV Movie documentaryMarty PasettaBenny AnderssonHoward Baker
1982I Love LibertyTV SpecialRichard AlfieriRita Mae BrownDesi Arnaz Jr.Christopher AtkinsValerie Bertinelli
1982Natalie - A Tribute to a Very Special LadyTV Movie documentaryNatalie WoodLauren BacallJim Backus
1982Sinatra: Concert for the AmericasVideoWalter C. MillerBuddy Rich
1983James Bond: The First 21 YearsTV Movie documentaryRoger MooreMaud AdamsMuhammad Ali
1983Frank Elstner: Stippvisite in Las VegasTV Movie documentaryFrank ElstnerFrank ElstnerPaul AnkaChuck Berry
1983All-Star Party for Frank SinatraTV MovieDorothy BridgesLloyd BridgesFoster Brooks
1983The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing ArtsTV Special documentaryDon MischerWalter CronkiteKatherine DunhamElia Kazan
1984Gala Opening of the American Ballet TheaterTV SpecialKevin BaconBarbara BainMikhail Baryshnikov
1984The 56th Annual Academy AwardsTV Special documentaryMarty PasettaJim MulhollandJohnny CarsonJane AlexanderGene Allen
1984All-Star Party for Lucille BallTV SpecialLucille BallMonty HallDesi Arnaz Jr.
1984Salute to Lady LibertyTV SpecialBetty BuckleyRay CharlesJohn Denver
198550th Presidential Inaugural GalaTV SpecialDwight HemionPearl BaileyMikhail Baryshnikov
1985The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene KellyTV SpecialDebbie AllenJune AllysonBarbi Benton
1985All-Star Party for 'Dutch' ReaganTV SpecialEdie AdamsSteve AllenJune Allyson
1985Frank Sinatra in Japan: Live at the Budokan Hall, TokyoTV Special
1985Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an AlbumVideoQuincy JonesGeorge Benson
1986George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special SpecialTV SpecialWalter C. MillerSteve AllenAnn-MargretMilton Berle
1986The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine HepburnTV Special documentaryJoan BennettAngela LansburyElizabeth Taylor
1986Benny Goodman: Let's Dance - A Musical TributeTV SpecialLouie BellsonRosemary ClooneyBenny Goodman
1986The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger MooreTV SpecialMilton BerleJackie CollinsAngie Dickinson
1986Liberty WeekendTV Special documentaryBuz KohanHank AaronDebbie Allen
1987Carnegie Hall: The Grand ReopeningTV SpecialGary HalvorsonLeonard BernsteinLena HorneMarilyn Horne
1987Las Vegas: An All-Star 75th AnniversaryTV SpecialMarty PasettaGeorge SchlatterBruce VilanchDebbie AllenRed ButtonsNell Carter
1988Larry King LiveTV SeriesLarry KingBill Maher
1988Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday CelebrationTV SpecialWalter C. MillerBea ArthurTony BennettBarry Bostwick
1988The Manchurian Candidate InterviewsVideo documentary shortGeorge AxelrodJohn Frankenheimer
1989Presidential Inaugural GalaTV SpecialWalter C. MillerAnita BakerMikhail BaryshnikovHinton Battle
1989Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate EventTV Special documentaryGeorge SchlatterSammy Davis Jr.Liza Minnelli
1982-1989Lou Rawls Parade of StarsTV SeriesEd McMahonLou RawlsBill Cosby
1989The Unforgettable Nat 'King' ColeTV Movie documentaryHarry BelafonteCarole ColeFreddy Cole
1989The Billy Martin Celebrity RoastTV MovieJeff AltmanRay CombsHoward Cosell
1990Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary CelebrationTV SpecialJeff MargolisDebbie AllenAnita BakerGeorge H. W. Bush
1990Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day TelethonTV SeriesJerry LewisEd McMahonJann Carl
1990Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy JonesDocumentaryClarence AvantGeorge BensonBig Daddy Kane
1990Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to ComeTV Special documentaryJeff MargolisBuz KohanRoger MooreRobert WagnerKevin Bacon
1991Carnegie Hall at 100: A Place of DreamsVideo documentaryJulie AndrewsLeonard BernsteinVictor Borge
1991Preminger: Anatomy of a FilmmakerDocumentaryOtto PremingerBurgess MeredithSaul Bass
1992Sinatra: An Unauthorized Biography of the LegendVideo documentaryNick Bougas
1992The 9th Annual American Cinema AwardsTV SpecialRed ButtonsCab CallowayJoseph Cotten
1993Daddy DearestTV SeriesRichard Lewis (comedian)Don RicklesSydney Walsh
1993In PersonDocumentary shortStephen Altobello
1994The 36th Annual Grammy AwardsTV SpecialBuz KohanGarry ShandlingOleta AdamsCecilia BartoliTony Bennett
1994The 3 Tenors in Concert 1994TV SpecialJosé CarrerasPlácido DomingoLuciano Pavarotti
1994Sinatra DuetsTV SpecialCharles AznavourAnita Baker
1995Young at HeartTV MovieAllan ArkushChelsea AltmanYannick BissonPhilip Bosco
1995Sinatra: 80 Years My WayTV Special documentaryLouis J. HorvitzBuz KohanGeorge SchlatterPaula AbdulDanny AielloRoseanne Barr
1996BiographyTV Series documentaryJack Perkins (reporter)Peter GravesHarry Smith (American journalist)
2012Amen. Il pittore che fece sognare HollywoodDocumentaryCary GrantRock Hudson
2014TelethonDocumentaryBurt KearnsAltovise DavisTerry Gibbs
2015Sinatra: All or Nothing at AllTV Mini-Series documentarySammy Davis Jr.Pete Hamill
1998Hey Arnold!TV SeriesFrancesca SmithDan Castellaneta
2009Journeyman Architect: The Life and Work of Donald WexlerDocumentary
2008Search for the Christmas SpiritShort
1957The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJesse White (actor)Bing Crosby
1965None But the BraveMovieJohn TwistKatsuya SusakiClint WalkerTatsuya Mihashi
1952The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJune HuttonBen Blue
1956Johnny ConchoproducerDon McGuireKeenan WynnWilliam Conrad
1959A Hole in the Headexecutive producer - uncreditedFrank CapraArnold SchulmanArnold SchulmanEdward G. RobinsonEleanor Parker
1961X-15producer - uncreditedRichard DonnerJames Warner BellahDavid McLean (actor)Charles BronsonRalph Taeger
1962Sergeants 3producerJohn SturgesDean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1964Robin and the 7 HoodsproducerGordon Douglas (director)Dean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1965None But the BraveproducerJohn TwistKatsuya SusakiClint WalkerTatsuya Mihashi
1969SinatraTV Special documentaryRay Brown (musician)
1980The First Deadly Sinexecutive producerBrian G. HuttonMann RubinLawrence SandersFaye DunawayDavid Dukes
1981All-Star Inaugural GalaTV SpecialJim MulhollandDebby BooneJohnny CarsonCharlton Heston
198550th Presidential Inaugural GalaTV SpecialDwight HemionPearl BaileyMikhail Baryshnikov
1941Las Vegas NightsuncreditedRalph MurphyErnest PaganoHarry ClorkConstance MooreBert WheelerTommy Dorsey
1942Ship AhoyuncreditedEdward BuzzellEleanor PowellRed SkeltonBert Lahr
1943Reveille with BeverlyMovieCharles BartonHoward J. GreenJack HenleyAnn MillerWilliam WrightDick Purcell
1943Higher and HigherMovieTim WhelanJay DratlerRalph SpenceMichèle MorganJack Haley
1944The Shining FutureShortLeRoy PrinzCharlie RugglesOlive BlakeneyJack Carson
1944The Road to VictoryShortLeRoy PrinzOlive BlakeneyJack CarsonBing Crosby
1944Step LivelyMovieTim WhelanWarren B. DuffPeter MilneAdolphe MenjouGeorge Murphy
1945Anchors AweighMovieGeorge SidneyIsobel LennartNatalie MarcinKathryn GraysonGene Kelly
1946Till the Clouds Roll ByMovieGuy BoltonGeorge WellsRobert WalkerVan HeflinLucille Bremer
1947It Happened in BrooklynMovieRichard WhorfIsobel LennartKathryn GraysonPeter Lawford
1948The Miracle of the BellsMovieIrving PichelRussell JanneyBen HechtFred MacMurrayAlida Valli
1948The Kissing BanditMovieLászló BenedekIsobel LennartKathryn GraysonJ. Carrol Naish
1949Take Me Out to the Ball GameMovieBusby BerkeleyHarry TugendGeorge WellsEsther WilliamsGene Kelly
1949On the TownMovieAdolph GreenBetty ComdenGene KellyBetty Garrett
1951Double Dynamite!MovieIrving CummingsMelville ShavelsonLeo RostenJane RussellGroucho Marx
1952Meet Danny WilsonMovieJoseph PevneyDon McGuireDon McGuireShelley WintersAlex Nicol
1953From Here to EternityMovieFred ZinnemannDaniel TaradashJames JonesBurt LancasterMontgomery CliftDeborah Kerr
1954The Colgate Comedy HourTV SeriesJerry LewisDean Martin
1954Three Coins in the Fountainvoice, uncreditedJean NegulescoJohn Patrick (dramatist)John H. SecondariClifton WebbDorothy McGuireJean Peters
1954SuddenlyMovieLewis Allen (director)Sterling HaydenJames Gleason
1954Young at HeartMovieGordon Douglas (director)Julius J. EpsteinLenore CoffeeDoris DayGig Young
1955Not as a StrangerMovieStanley KramerEdna AnhaltEdward AnhaltOlivia de HavillandRobert Mitchum
1955Producers' ShowcaseTV SeriesCyril RitchardClaire BloomMary Martin
1955Guys and DollsMovieJoseph L. MankiewiczJo SwerlingAbe BurrowsMarlon BrandoJean Simmons
1955The Tender TrapMovieCharles WaltersJulius J. EpsteinMax ShulmanDebbie ReynoldsDavid Wayne
1955The Man with the Golden ArmMovieOtto PremingerWalter NewmanKim NovakEleanor Parker
1956Meet Me in Las VegasuncreditedRoy RowlandIsobel LennartIsobel LennartDan DaileyCyd CharisseAgnes Moorehead
1956High SocietyMovieCharles WaltersJohn Patrick (dramatist)Philip BarryBing CrosbyGrace Kelly
1956Johnny ConchoMovieDon McGuireKeenan WynnWilliam Conrad
1956Around the World in 80 DaysMovieJames PoeJohn FarrowDavid NivenCantinflasShirley MacLaine
1957The Pride and the PassionMovieStanley KramerEdna AnhaltEdward AnhaltCary GrantSophia Loren
1957The Joker Is WildMovieCharles VidorOscar SaulArt CohnMitzi GaynorJeanne Crain
1957Pal JoeyMovieGeorge SidneyDorothy KingsleyJohn O'HaraRita HayworthKim Novak
1958Kings Go ForthMovieDelmer DavesTony CurtisNatalie Wood
1958The Thin ManTV SeriesPeter LawfordPhyllis Kirk
1958Some Came RunningMovieVincente MinnelliJames JonesJohn Patrick (dramatist)Dean MartinShirley MacLaine
1959A Hole in the HeadMovieFrank CapraArnold SchulmanArnold SchulmanEdward G. RobinsonEleanor Parker
1959Never So FewMovieJohn SturgesMillard KaufmanTom T. ChamalesGina LollobrigidaPeter Lawford
1960Can-CanMovieWalter LangDorothy KingsleyCharles LedererShirley MacLaineMaurice Chevalier
1960Ocean's 11MovieLewis MilestoneHarry Brown (writer)Charles LedererDean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1960PepeMovieGeorge SidneyClaude BinyonLászló Bús FeketeCantinflasDan DaileyShirley Jones
1960The Devil at 4 O'ClockMovieMervyn LeRoyLiam O'BrienMax CattoSpencer TracyKerwin Mathews
1962Sergeants 3MovieJohn SturgesDean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1962The Road to Hong KonguncreditedNorman PanamaMelvin FrankNorman PanamaBing CrosbyBob HopeJoan Collins
1962The Manchurian CandidateMovieJohn FrankenheimerRichard CondonGeorge AxelrodLaurence HarveyJanet Leigh
1963The List of Adrian MessengerMovieJohn HustonAnthony VeillerPhilip MacDonaldKirk DouglasRobert MitchumTony Curtis
1963Come Blow Your HornMovieBud YorkinNeil SimonNorman LearLee J. CobbMolly Picon
19634 for TexasMovieRobert AldrichRobert AldrichDean MartinAnita Ekberg
1964Paris When It Sizzlessinging voice, uncreditedRichard QuineJulien DuvivierHenri JeansonWilliam HoldenAudrey HepburnGrégoire Aslan
1964Robin and the 7 HoodsMovieGordon Douglas (director)Dean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1965None But the BraveMovieJohn TwistKatsuya SusakiClint WalkerTatsuya Mihashi
1965Von Ryan's ExpressMovieMark RobsonDavid WestheimerWendell MayesTrevor HowardRaffaella Carrà
1965Marriage on the RocksMovieJack Donohue (director)Deborah KerrDean Martin
1966The OscaruncreditedRussell RouseRichard Sale (director)Harlan EllisonStephen BoydElke SommerMilton Berle
1966Cast a Giant ShadowMovieMelville ShavelsonMelville ShavelsonKirk DouglasJohn Wayne
1966Assault on a QueenMovieJack Donohue (director)Jack FinneyRod SerlingVirna LisiAnthony Franciosa
1967The Naked RunnerMovieSidney J. FurieFrancis CliffordStanley MannPeter VaughanDerren Nesbitt
1967Tony RomeMovieGordon Douglas (director)Marvin AlbertRichard L. BreenJill St. JohnRichard Conte
1968The DetectiveMovieGordon Douglas (director)Abby MannRoderick ThorpLee RemickRalph Meeker
1968Lady in CementMovieGordon Douglas (director)Marvin AlbertMarvin AlbertRaquel WelchRichard Conte
1970Dirty Dingus MageeMovieBurt KennedyDavid MarksonTom WaldmanGeorge KennedyAnne Jackson
1977Contract on Cherry StreetTV MovieWilliam Graham (director)Edward AnhaltPhilip RosenbergMartin BalsamJay Black
1977-1978Laugh-InTV SeriesKim Braden
1980The First Deadly SinMovieBrian G. HuttonMann RubinLawrence SandersFaye DunawayDavid Dukes
1984Cannonball Run IIMovieHal NeedhamBrock YatesHal NeedhamBurt ReynoldsDom DeLuiseDean Martin
1987Magnum, P.I.TV SeriesTom SelleckJohn HillermanRoger E. Mosley
1989Who's the Boss?TV SeriesTony DanzaJudith LightAlyssa Milano
1941Las Vegas Nightsperformer: "I'll Never Smile Again" - uncreditedRalph MurphyErnest PaganoHarry ClorkConstance MooreBert WheelerTommy Dorsey
1942Ship Ahoyperformer: "The Last Call for Love" 1942Edward BuzzellEleanor PowellRed SkeltonBert Lahr
1943Reveille with Beverlyperformer: "Night and Day"Charles BartonHoward J. GreenJack HenleyAnn MillerWilliam WrightDick Purcell
1943Higher and Higherperformer: "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night" 1943Tim WhelanJay DratlerRalph SpenceMichèle MorganJack Haley
1944The Shining FutureShortLeRoy PrinzCharlie RugglesOlive BlakeneyJack Carson
1944Swooner CroonerShortFrank TashlinMel BlancBea BenaderetSara Berner
1944Step Lively"WHERE DOES LOVE BEGIN?"Tim WhelanWarren B. DuffPeter MilneAdolphe MenjouGeorge Murphy
1945It's in the Bag!performer: "Sunday, Monday or Always" 1943Richard Wallace (director)Lewis R. FosterFred AllenFred AllenJack BennyDon Ameche
1945The All-Star Bond RallyShortMichael AudleyBob HopeVivian BlaineJeanne Crain
1945A Thousand and One Nightsperformer: "All or Nothing at All" 1940Alfred E. GreenRichard EnglishEvelyn KeyesPhil SilversAdele Jergens
1945Anchors Aweighperformer: "We Hate to Leave" 1944George SidneyIsobel LennartNatalie MarcinKathryn GraysonGene Kelly
1945The House I Live InShortMervyn LeRoyTeddy Infuhr
1946Till the Clouds Roll Byperformer: "Ol' Man River" - uncreditedGuy BoltonGeorge WellsRobert WalkerVan HeflinLucille Bremer
1947It Happened in Brooklynperformer: "Whose Baby Are You", "The Brooklyn Bridge", "Invention No. 1", "I Believe", "Time After Time", "The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart", "La ci darem la mano" uncreditedRichard WhorfIsobel LennartKathryn GraysonPeter Lawford
1948The Miracle of the Bellsperformer: "Ever Homeward"Irving PichelRussell JanneyBen HechtFred MacMurrayAlida Valli
1948The Kissing Bandit"Siesta"László BenedekIsobel LennartKathryn GraysonJ. Carrol Naish
1949Take Me Out to the Ball Gameperformer: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game", "Yes, Indeedy" uncreditedBusby BerkeleyHarry TugendGeorge WellsEsther WilliamsGene Kelly
1949Curtain RazorShortFriz FrelengMel BlancDave BarryStan Freberg
1949Adam's Rib"Farewell, Amanda" 1949George CukorRuth GordonGarson KaninSpencer TracyKatharine HepburnJudy Holliday
1949On the Townperformer: "New York, New York", "Come Up to My Place", "Prehistoric Man" uncreditedAdolph GreenBetty ComdenGene KellyBetty Garrett
1951The Jack Benny ProgramTV SeriesJack BennyEddie "Rochester" AndersonDon Wilson (announcer)
1951Double Dynamite!"It's Only Money", uncreditedIrving CummingsMelville ShavelsonLeo RostenJane RussellGroucho Marx
The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJune HuttonBen Blue
1952Meet Danny Wilsonperformer: "You're a Sweetheart", "Lonesome Man Blues", "She's Funny That Way", "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", "That Old Black Magic", "When You're Smiling", "All of Me", "I've Got a Crush on You", "How Deep Is the Ocean?" - uncreditedJoseph PevneyDon McGuireDon McGuireShelley WintersAlex Nicol
1953From Here to Eternity"Chattanooga Choo Choo" 1941Fred ZinnemannDaniel TaradashJames JonesBurt LancasterMontgomery CliftDeborah Kerr
1953The Milton Berle ShowTV SeriesMilton BerleJimmy Nelson (ventriloquist)
1954Three Coins in the Fountainperformer: "Three Coins in the Fountain" 1954Jean NegulescoJohn Patrick (dramatist)John H. SecondariClifton WebbDorothy McGuireJean Peters
1954Young at Heartperformer: "Just One of Those Things", "Someone to Watch Over Me", "One for My Baby and One More for the RoadGordon Douglas (director)Julius J. EpsteinLenore CoffeeDoris DayGig Young
1954-1955The Colgate Comedy HourTV SeriesJerry LewisDean Martin
1955MGM ParadeTV Series documentaryGeorge MurphyWalter Pidgeon
1955Guys and Dollsperformer: "Guys and Dolls" 1950Joseph L. MankiewiczJo SwerlingAbe BurrowsMarlon BrandoJean Simmons
1955The Tender Trapperformer: " Love IsCharles WaltersJulius J. EpsteinMax ShulmanDebbie ReynoldsDavid Wayne
1956High Societyperformer: "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", "Well, Did You Evah", "Mind If I Make Love To You", "You're Sensational" - uncreditedCharles WaltersJohn Patrick (dramatist)Philip BarryBing CrosbyGrace Kelly
1956Around the World in 80 Daysperformer: "The Little Brown Jug" 1869James PoeJohn FarrowDavid NivenCantinflasShirley MacLaine
1957The Bob Hope ShowTV SeriesBob Hope
1957The Joker Is Wildperformer: "All the Way", "At Sundown" uncreditedCharles VidorOscar SaulArt CohnMitzi GaynorJeanne Crain
1957The Edsel ShowTV SpecialBing CrosbyRosemary Clooney
1957Pal Joey"Bewitched", uncreditedGeorge SidneyDorothy KingsleyJohn O'HaraRita HayworthKim Novak
The Frank Sinatra ShowTV SeriesJesse White (actor)Bing Crosby
1958American BandstandTV SeriesDick ClarkCharlie O'Donnell
1959Some of Manie's FriendsTV MovieSid CaesarRosemary ClooneyNat King Cole
1959A Hole in the Headperformer: "All My Tomorrows" 1959Frank CapraArnold SchulmanArnold SchulmanEdward G. RobinsonEleanor Parker
1959Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High HopesTV SpecialSammy CahnMitzi GaynorBing CrosbyDean Martin
1959The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank SinatraTV SpecialPeter LawfordHermione Gingold
1960The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the LadiesTV SpecialLena HorneMary Costa
1960Can-Canperformer: "C'est Magnifique", "Let's Do It", "It's All Right With Me", "Montmart'" - uncreditedWalter LangDorothy KingsleyCharles LedererShirley MacLaineMaurice Chevalier
1960Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis PresleyTV SpecialElvis PresleyNancy Sinatra
1962The Judy Garland ShowTV SpecialNorman JewisonJohn AylesworthFrank PeppiattJudy GarlandDean Martin
1962Advise & Consentperformer: "The Song from Advise and Consent"Otto PremingerWendell MayesFranchot ToneLew AyresHenry Fonda
1962The Dinah Shore Chevy ShowTV SeriesDinah ShoreJanet Blair
1962Something's Got to GiveShortGeorge CukorBella SpewackSamuel SpewackMarilyn MonroeDean MartinCyd Charisse
1963Come Blow Your Hornperformer: "Come Blow Your Horn"Bud YorkinNeil SimonNorman LearLee J. CobbMolly Picon
1963A New Kind of Loveperformer: "You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me"Melville ShavelsonPaul NewmanJoanne WoodwardThelma Ritter
1963The Victorsperformer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - uncreditedCarl ForemanAlexander BaronCarl ForemanVince EdwardsAlbert FinneyGeorge Hamilton
1964Paris When It Sizzlesperformer: "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower"Richard QuineJulien DuvivierHenri JeansonWilliam HoldenAudrey HepburnGrégoire Aslan
1964Robin and the 7 Hoodsperformer: "My Kind of Town", "Style" - uncreditedGordon Douglas (director)Dean MartinSammy Davis Jr.
1965Frank Sinatra: A Man and His MusicTV Special documentaryDwight HemionJohn AylesworthSheldon KellerGordon JenkinsNelson Riddle
1966The Silencersperformer: "Come Fly With Me" - uncreditedPhil KarlsonDonald HamiltonOscar SaulDean MartinStella StevensDaliah Lavi
1966Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part IITV SpecialDwight HemionSheldon KellerNancy SinatraEd McMahon
1967The Naked Runnerperformer: "You Are There"Sidney J. FurieFrancis CliffordStanley MannPeter VaughanDerren Nesbitt
1967Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + JobimTV SpecialMichael PflegharElla FitzgeraldAntônio Carlos Jobim
1967Movin' with NancyTV SpecialJack Haley Jr.Nancy SinatraDean MartinLee Hazlewood
1968Francis Albert Sinatra Does His ThingTV SpecialDiahann Carroll
1969Mondo Trashoperformer: "Strangers in the Night"John WatersMary Vivian PearceDivineDavid Lochary
1969The 41st Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialJack AlbertsonAlan Arkin
1969SinatraTV Special documentaryRay Brown (musician)
1970Con quale amore, con quanto amoreperformer: "Blue Lace"Pasquale Festa CampanileOttavio JemmaPasquale Festa CampanileCatherine SpaakLou CastelClaude Rich
1970Tommy TulpeTV SeriesOtto Matthies
1970Rabbit, Runperformer: "My Kind of Town"Jack SmightJohn UpdikeJames CaanAnjanette ComerCarrie Snodgress
1970Jack Benny's Twentieth Anniversary SpecialTV SpecialHal GoldmanJack BennyMary LivingstoneDon Wilson (announcer)
1970Make Room for GranddaddyTV SeriesDanny ThomasMarjorie LordAngela Cartwright
1970Night of NightsTV MovieBob HopeGrace Kelly
1971The Abominable Dr. Phibesperformer: "One for My Baby and One More for the RoadRobert FuestVincent PriceJoseph CottenVirginia North
1971Carnal Knowledgeperformer: "Dream"Mike NicholsJack NicholsonCandice BergenAnn-Margret
1971Frank Sinatra: In Concert at the Royal Festival HallTV SpecialGrace Kelly
1973Magnavox Presents Frank SinatraTV Special documentaryMarty PasettaGene KellyDon Costa
1974AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James CagneyTV Special documentaryBill Foster (director)James CagneyMae Clarke
1974That's Entertainment!DocumentaryJack Haley Jr.Fred AstaireGene KellyBing Crosby
1974Frank Sinatra: The Main EventTV Special documentaryBill CarruthersHoward CosellMike Douglas
1975The 47th Annual Academy AwardsTV SpecialMarty PasettaTheoni V. AldredgeIrwin AllenFred Astaire
1975Sammy and CompanyTV SeriesSammy Davis Jr.
1975Las adolescentesperformer: "Summer Wind"Pedro MasóPedro MasóSantiago MoncadaAnthony AndrewsKoo StarkSusan Player
1975Palabras cruzadasTV SeriesConxita Bardem i FaustEstanis González
1976Super BowlTV Movie documentaryBrian Doyle-MurrayChristopher GuestChristopher GuestBrian Doyle-MurrayBill Murray
1976The Morecambe & Wise ShowTV SeriesEric MorecambeErnie Wise
1976That's Entertainment, Part IIDocumentaryGene KellyFred AstaireGene KellyJudy Garland
1976The Frontperformer: "Young at Heart"Martin RittWoody AllenZero MostelHerschel Bernardi
1976CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 YearsTV Movie documentaryLucille BallDesi Arnaz
1977Sinatra and FriendsTV SpecialMarc LondonTony BennettNatalie Cole
1977The Story of Elvis PresleyDocumentaryElvis PresleyGladys PresleyVernon Elvis Presley
1978The Magic of David CopperfieldTV SpecialDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Carl BallantineValerie Bertinelli
1978Good Old Days Part IITV SpecialPerry RosemondRyeland AllisonDesi Arnaz Jr.
1980The First 40 YearsTV SpecialJack Donohue (director)Paul AnkaLucille Ball
1980Raging Bullperformer: "Come Fly With Me" 1957Martin ScorseseJake LaMottaRobert De NiroCathy MoriartyJoe Pesci
1980Inside Movesperformer: "Put Your Dreams Away"Richard DonnerValerie CurtinJohn Savage (actor)David Morse (actor)Diana Scarwid
1981This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary SpecialTV Movie documentaryBruce GowersFrank BuxtonCharlton HestonRodney DangerfieldDavid Bradley (director)
1981They All Laughedperformer: "New York, New York", "They All Laughed", "You and Me", "More Than You Know"Peter BogdanovichPeter BogdanovichAudrey HepburnBen GazzaraPatti Hansen
1981The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing AirplaneTV SpecialDavid Copperfield (illusionist)David Copperfield (illusionist)Jason RobardsSusan Anton
1981Frank Sinatra: The Man and His MusicTV SpecialCount Basie
1982WKRP in CincinnatiTV SeriesGary SandyGordon JumpLoni Anderson
1982The King of Comedyperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon"Martin ScorseseRobert De NiroJerry LewisDiahnne Abbott
1982Sinatra: Concert for the AmericasVideoWalter C. MillerBuddy Rich
1983My Funny Valentineperformer: "New York, New York"DolphyAlma MorenoPanchito Alba
1983Hollywood Out-takes and Rare FootageDocumentaryGig YoungBud AbbottWalter Abel
1983Baby It's Youperformer: "Strangers In The Night"John SaylesAmy RobinsonJohn SaylesRosanna ArquetteVincent SpanoJoanna Merlin
1983Mr. Momperformer: "Strangers in the Night " - uncreditedStan DragotiMichael KeatonTeri GarrFrederick Koehler
1983Scarfaceperformer: "Strangers in the Night"Brian De PalmaAl PacinoMichelle PfeifferSteven Bauer
1983Zeg 'ns AaaTV SeriesSjoukje HooymaayerCarry TefsenJohn Leddy
1984The Magic of David Copperfield VI: Floating Over the Grand CanyonTV SpecialDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Ricardo MontalbánBonnie Tyler
1984Sixteen Candlesperformer: "New York, New York"John Hughes (filmmaker)Molly RingwaldAnthony Michael HallJustin Henry
1984Prince Jackperformer: "High Hopes"Bert LovittDana AndrewsJim BackusTheodore Bikel
1984The Pope of Greenwich Villageperformer: "Summer Wind"Stuart RosenbergVincent PatrickVincent PatrickEric RobertsMickey RourkeDaryl Hannah
1984Before StonewallDocumentaryRita Mae Brown
1984Irreconcilable Differencesperformer: "You And Me We Wanted It AllCharles ShyerNancy MeyersCharles ShyerRyan O'NealShelley LongDrew Barrymore
1984Natten är dagens morTV MoviePercy BrandtLena BrogrenLars-Erik Berenett
1984All-Star Party for Lucille BallTV SpecialLucille BallMonty HallDesi Arnaz Jr.
1984Starmanperformer: "Theme from New York, New York" 1977John CarpenterBruce A. EvansRaynold GideonJeff BridgesKaren AllenCharles Martin Smith
1984The Ratings GameTV MovieDanny DeVitoJim MulhollandDanny DeVitoRhea PerlmanGerrit Graham
1984Micki + Maudeperformer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "Witchcraft"Blake EdwardsDudley MooreAmy IrvingAnn Reinking
1985Lost in Americaperformer: "New York, New York"Albert BrooksAlbert BrooksMonica JohnsonAlbert BrooksJulie Hagerty
1985Sweet Dreamsperformer: "Young at Heart"Karel ReiszJessica LangeEd HarrisAnn Wedgeworth
1985Remington SteeleTV SeriesStephanie ZimbalistPierce BrosnanDoris Roberts
1986The Magic of David Copperfield: ChinaTV SpecialDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Ben Vereen
1986IdentitatsTV SeriesJosep Maria EspinàsJoan Capri
1986Plaza SuiteTV MovieNeil SimonGina KausAnaid IplicjianHarald JuhnkeLutz Riedel
1987Radio Daysperformer: "If You Are But a Dream" 1941Woody AllenMia FarrowDianne WiestMike Starr (actor)
1987Tin Menperformer: "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning"Barry LevinsonRichard DreyfussDanny DeVitoBarbara Hershey
1987MoonlightingTV SeriesCybill ShepherdBruce WillisAllyce Beasley
1987Ishtarperformer: "One For My Baby And One More For The RoadElaine MayWarren BeattyDustin HoffmanIsabelle Adjani
1987Wall Streetperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon"Oliver StoneStanley WeiserOliver StoneCharlie SheenMichael DouglasTamara Tunie
1987Die HausmeisterinTV SeriesVeronika FitzHelmut FischerIlse Neubauer
1988Who Framed Roger Rabbitperformer: "Witchcraft"Robert ZemeckisGary K. WolfJeffrey PriceBob HoskinsChristopher LloydJoanna Cassidy
1988License to Driveperformer: "That's Life", "Strangers in the Night"Greg BeemanCorey HaimCorey FeldmanCarol Kane
1988Mystic Pizzaperformer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"Donald PetrieAmy Holden JonesAmy Holden JonesAnnabeth GishJulia RobertsLili Taylor
1988Cocoon: The Returnperformer: "You Make Me Feel So Young" written by nm0330418 & nm0617155Daniel PetrieDavid SapersteinDon AmecheWilford BrimleyCourteney Cox
1989For All MankindDocumentaryAl ReinertJim LovellKen Mattingly
1989Die Wicherts von nebenanTV SeriesMaria SebaldtStephan OrlacHendrik Martz
1989Scandal"Witchcraft"Michael Caton-JonesJohn HurtJoanne WhalleyBridget Fonda
1989Dream a Little Dreamperformer: "Young at Heart"Marc RoccoCorey FeldmanJason RobardsPiper Laurie
1989Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate EventTV Special documentaryGeorge SchlatterSammy Davis Jr.Liza Minnelli
1989When Harry Met Sally...performer: "It Had To Be You"Rob ReinerBilly CrystalMeg RyanCarrie Fisher
1989The Epic of Detective Mandy: Book One - Satan ClausTV Short
1990Arachnophobiaperformer: "Summer Wind"Frank MarshallDon JakobyJeff DanielsJulian SandsJohn Goodman
1990Air Americaperformer: "Come Fly With Me"Roger SpottiswoodeChristopher RobbinsJohn EskowMel GibsonRobert Downey Jr.Nancy Travis
1990Family MattersTV SeriesReginald VelJohnsonJaleel WhiteKellie Shanygne Williams
1990/IHavanaperformer: "I Think of You", "London by Night", "Let's Get Away From It All"Sydney PollackRobert RedfordLena OlinAlan Arkin
1990Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to ComeTV Special documentaryJeff MargolisBuz KohanRoger MooreRobert WagnerKevin Bacon
1991Once Aroundperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon"Lasse HallströmRichard DreyfussHolly HunterDanny Aiello
1991Jungle Feverperformer: "Once Upon a Time", "It Was a Very Good Year", "Hello, Young Lovers"Spike LeeWesley SnipesAnnabella SciorraSpike Lee
1991Der HausgeistTV SeriesSusanne UhlenStefan BehrensVolker Lechtenbrink
1991MotormouthTV SeriesNeil BuchananGaby Roslin
1991Ein seltsames PaarTV MovieMichael GüntherMichael GüntherNeil SimonHarald JuhnkeEddi ArentAnita Kupsch
1992Neues vom SüderhofTV SeriesUrsula HinrichsSinga Gätgens
1992MGM: When the Lion RoarsTV Mini-Series documentaryPatrick StewartJune Allyson
1992Doogie Howser, M.D.TV SeriesNeil Patrick HarrisMax CasellaBelinda Montgomery
1976-1992The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonTV SeriesJohnny CarsonEd McMahon
1992Innocent Bloodperformer: "That Old Black Magic", "I've Got You Under My Skin"John LandisAnne ParillaudAnthony LaPagliaRobert Loggia
1992The Wonder YearsTV SeriesFred SavageDan LauriaDaniel Stern (actor)
1992Northern ExposureTV SeriesRob MorrowJanine TurnerBarry Corbin
1992The Bold and the BeautifulTV SeriesKatherine Kelly LangRonn MossSusan Flannery
1992Used Peopleperformer: "The Sky Fell Down"Beeban KidronTodd GraffTodd GraffShirley MacLaineKathy BatesJessica Tandy
1993What's Up Doc?TV SeriesAndy CranePat SharpYvette Fielding
1993This Boy's Lifeperformer: "Let's Get Away from It All"Michael Caton-JonesTobias WolffRobert GetchellRobert De NiroLeonardo DiCaprioEllen Barkin
1993A Bronx Taleperformer: "That's Life", "Same Old Song and Dance"Robert De NiroChazz PalminteriChazz PalminteriRobert De NiroChazz PalminteriLillo Brancato, Jr.
1993Mrs. Doubtfireperformer: "Luck Be A Lady"Chris ColumbusAnne FineRandi Mayem SingerRobin WilliamsSally FieldPierce Brosnan
1994Lista Top 40TV SeriesSami AaltonenRemu Aaltonen
1994DerrickTV SeriesHorst TappertFritz WepperWilly Schäfer (actor)
1994Another Midnight RunTV MovieJames FrawleyGeorge GalloChristopher McDonald
1994Florida LadyTV SeriesHelmut ZierlChristina PlateClaudia Demarmels
1994Beavis and Butt-HeadTV SeriesMike JudgeKristofor Brown
1994That's Entertainment! IIIDocumentaryDebbie ReynoldsGene KellyAnn Miller
1994David Copperfield: 15 Years of MagicTV Special documentaryDavid Copperfield (illusionist)Claudia SchifferKim Alexis
1994It Could Happen to Youperformer: "Young at Heart"Andrew BergmanNicolas CageBridget FondaRosie Perez
1994La grande magia di David CopperfieldTV Special documentaryRobert Dickinson (Lighting designer)Natalia EstradaDavid Copperfield (illusionist)
1994Juniorperformer: "I've Got You Under My Skin"Ivan ReitmanKevin WadeArnold SchwarzeneggerDanny DeVitoEmma Thompson
1994Brat Packperformer: "Moon River"Gary EstradaJoko Diaz
1995Goodnight SweetheartTV SeriesNicholas LyndhurstVictor McGuireChristopher Ettridge
1995Casperperformer: "That's Life"Brad SilberlingJoe OrioloSherri StonerBill PullmanChristina RicciCathy Moriarty
1995The Celluloid ClosetDocumentaryVito RussoRob EpsteinLily TomlinTony CurtisSusie Bright
1995Let It Be Meperformer: "Blame It On My Youth"Eleanor BergsteinCampbell ScottJennifer BealsYancy Butler
1995Sinatra: 80 Years My WayTV Special documentaryLouis J. HorvitzBuz KohanGeorge SchlatterPaula AbdulDanny AielloRoseanne Barr
1995Evelyn Hamann's Geschichten aus dem LebenTV SeriesEvelyn HamannGerd BaltusHildegard Krekel
1996Saturday Night LiveTV SeriesDon PardoDarrell Hammond
1996Executive Decisionperformer: "It's Nice to Go Trav'ling"Stuart BairdJim Thomas (screenwriter)John Thomas (screenwriter)Kurt RussellHalle BerrySteven Seagal
1996The Rockperformer: "Leaving On A Jet Plane"Michael BayDavid WeisbergDouglas S. CookSean ConneryNicolas CageEd Harris
1996Mad Dog Timeperformer: "I've Got the World on a String"Larry BishopMichael J. PollardHenry SilvaGabriel Byrne
1996Jingle All the Wayperformer: "I'll Be Home for Christmas"Brian LevantArnold SchwarzeneggerSinbadPhil Hartman
1996Michaelperformer: "I Thought About You" 1939Nora EphronPete DexterJohn TravoltaAndie MacDowellWilliam Hurt
1996Bat Yam - New YorkTV SeriesVictor IdaShosha GorenYigal Adika
1997Vegas Vacationperformer: "Come Fly With Me"Stephen KesslerBob DucsayChevy ChaseBeverly D'AngeloRandy Quaid
1997MGM Sing-Alongs: FriendsVideo shortPeter Fitzgerald (actor)Charles RocketDebra Jo RuppChris Marquette
1997Valkanizaterperformer: "Something Stupid"Sotíris GorítsasSotíris GorítsasGerasimos SkiadaresisStelios MainasKatharina Zapatka
1987-1997Married... with ChildrenTV SeriesEd O'NeillChristina ApplegateKatey Sagal
1997The Butcher Boyperformer: "Where Are You?"Neil JordanPatrick McCabe (novelist)Neil JordanStephen ReaFiona ShawEamonn Owens
1997The Devil's Advocateperformer: "It Happened in Monterey" 1930Taylor HackfordAndrew NeidermanJonathan LemkinKeanu ReevesAl PacinoCharlize Theron
1997Chicago HopeTV SeriesMandy PatinkinAdam ArkinHéctor Elizondo
1996-1997FriendsTV SeriesJennifer AnistonCourteney CoxLisa Kudrow
1997Déjà Vuperformer: "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of YouHenry JaglomVictoria FoytHenry JaglomVictoria FoytStephen DillaneVanessa Redgrave
1997Out of the PresentDocumentaryAndrei Ujică
1998City of Angelsperformer: "That Old Black Magic"Brad SilberlingWim WendersPeter HandkeNicolas CageMeg RyanAndre Braugher
1998From the Earth to the MoonTV Mini-SeriesTom HanksNick SearcyLane Smith
1998LukasTV SeriesDirk BachKatja BellinghausenHans-Joachim Krietsch
1998Fear and Loathing in Las Vegasperformer: "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me"Terry GilliamHunter S. ThompsonTerry GilliamJohnny DeppBenicio del ToroTobey Maguire
1998The Manperformer: "Summer Winds"
1998Little Voiceperformer: "Come Fly With Me"Mark HermanJim CartwrightMark HermanBrenda BlethynJane HorrocksMichael Caine
1998Vengeance UnlimitedTV SeriesKathleen YorkMichael MadsenScott Patterson
1998Pony GlassShort
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1994-1998TohuwabohuTV SeriesJazz GittiFranz SuhradaOssy Kolmann
1998Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil HartmanTV Special documentaryAndy BreckmanE. Jean CarrollPhil HartmanTom ArnoldAlec Baldwin
1998HollyweirdTV MovieJefery LevyShaun CassidyBodhi ElfmanFab FilippoMelissa George
1998Godzilla Versus Disco LandoShortEvan Mather
1999The '60sTV Mini-SeriesJosh HamiltonJulia StilesJerry O'Connell
1999The Corruptorperformer: "The Best Is Yet to Come"James FoleyChow Yun-fatMark WahlbergRic Young
1999Ratcatcherperformer: "Something Stupid"Lynne RamsayTommy Flanagan (actor)
1999Summer of Samperformer: "Theme from New York, New York" 1977Spike LeeSpike LeeVictor ColicchioJohn LeguizamoAdrien BrodyMira Sorvino
1999Mickey Blue Eyesperformer: "Just in Time"Kelly MakinHugh GrantJeanne TripplehornJames Caan
1999Ett litet rött paketTV SeriesGunilla PaulsenFanny Risberg
1999Bringing Out the Deadperformer: "September of My Years"Martin ScorsesePaul SchraderNicolas CagePatricia ArquetteJohn Goodman
1999Liberty Heightsperformer: "Young at Heart"Barry LevinsonAdrien BrodyBebe NeuwirthJoe Mantegna
2000Return to Meperformer: "At Long Last Love"Bonnie HuntBonnie HuntDon LakeDavid DuchovnyMinnie DriverCarroll O'Connor
2000Sabrina, the Teenage WitchTV SeriesMelissa Joan HartCaroline RheaBeth Broderick
2000Philosophy: A Guide to HappinessTV Mini-Series documentary
2000Space Cowboysperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon In Other WordsClint EastwoodHoward KlausnerClint EastwoodTommy Lee JonesDonald Sutherland
2000Born Romanticperformer: "I Wish I Were In Love Again" - uncreditedCraig FergusonIan HartJane Horrocks
2000RoswellTV SeriesShiri ApplebyJason BehrKatherine Heigl
2000Obra maestraperformer: "Imagination"David TruebaAriadna GilSantiago SeguraPablo Carbonell
2000Pistvakt - en vintersagaTV SeriesLennart JähkelJacob NordensonTomas Norström
2000What Women Wantperformer: "I Won't Dance", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Too Marvelous For Words"Nancy MeyersJosh GoldsmithMel GibsonHelen HuntMarisa Tomei
2001How Harry Met Sally...Video short documentaryJeffrey SchwarzRob ReinerNora EphronBilly Crystal
1999-2001Zwei Männer am HerdTV SeriesWolfgang FierekFlorian FitzMarkus Pfeiffer
2001What's the Worst That Could Happen?performer: "Wooden Horse"Sam WeismanDonald E. WestlakeMatthew Chapman (author)Martin LawrenceDanny DeVitoJohn Leguizamo
2001Marilyn Monroe: The Final DaysTV Movie documentaryJames CoburnGene AllenSteve Allen
2001Night VisionsTV SeriesHenry RollinsEmily Holmes
2001The Golden RoseShortJosé Bojórquez
2001PassionsTV SeriesLindsay HartleyMcKenzie WestmoreGalen Gering
2001Gilmore GirlsTV SeriesLauren GrahamAlexis BledelKeiko Agena
2001One Night with Robbie WilliamsTV Special documentaryHamish HamiltonRobbie WilliamsRupert EverettJon Lovitz
2001La novia del príncipeVideoJuanito NavarroMary BegoñaPerla Cristal
2001Crap: Big BrotherVideo documentaryDave CarnieRick KosickDave CarnieChad Fernandez
2002Sister HelenDocumentary
2002RederietTV SeriesBert-Åke VargJohannes BrostHans V. Engström
2002Interstate 60: Episodes of the Roadperformer: "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "On The Sunny Side Of The Street"Bob GaleJames MarsdenGary OldmanKurt Russell
2002Die Frauenversteher - Männer unter sichTV MovieJan Josef LiefersStefan BarthJan Josef LiefersJan Josef LiefersAnna LoosJoachim Paul Assböck
2002Edifício MasterDocumentaryEduardo Coutinho
2002Less Than PerfectTV SeriesSara RueZachary LeviAndrea Parker
2002Catch Me If You Canperformer: "Come Fly with Me"Steven SpielbergJeff NathansonFrank AbagnaleLeonardo DiCaprioTom HanksChristopher Walken
2002Sinatra: The Classic DuetsTV Movie documentaryDavid LeafJohn ScheinfeldLouis ArmstrongBing CrosbySammy Davis Jr.
2002LivshungerTV SeriesElith Nykjær Jørgensen
2002Ha-Chevre Ha-TovimTV SeriesAvital AbergelGuy Arieli
2003Stealing Sinatrawriter: "Mr. Success"Ron UnderwoodDavid ArquetteWilliam H. MacyJames Russo
2002-2003SkeppsholmenTV SeriesHenrik NorlénAnki LidénJonas Falk
2003Have I Got News for YouTV SeriesIan HislopPaul MertonAngus Deayton
2003Down with Loveperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon In Other WordsPeyton ReedEwan McGregorRenée ZellwegerDavid Hyde Pierce
2003Zwei Tage HoffnungTV MoviePeter KeglevicSebastian KochHans Werner MeyerLisa Martinek
2003Bad Eggsperformer: "Where or When"Tony Martin (comedian)Mick MolloyBob Franklin (comedian)Judith Lucy
2003Matchstick Menperformer: "This Town", "Summer Wind"Ridley ScottNicolas CageAlison LohmanSam Rockwell
2003Hollywood's Magical Island: CatalinaDocumentaryGreg Reitman
2003The BluesTV Series documentaryB.B. KingPinetop PerkinsIke Turner
2003Elfperformer: "You Make Me Feel So Young" 1946Jon FavreauWill FerrellJames CaanBob Newhart
2003Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack CollectionVideo documentaryJohnny CarsonSammy Davis Jr.Quincy Jones
2003Mwah! The Best of the Dinah Shore ShowTV SpecialDavid LeafJohn ScheinfeldFred ApplegatePearl BaileyPat Boone
2004High ChaparallTV Series documentaryFilip HammarFredrik Wikingsson
2004Tony Hawk's Underground 2Video GameLarry CedarBenjamin DiskinMelissa Disney
2004Narcoperformer: "My Blue Heaven"Alain AttalPhilippe Lefebvre (actor)Guillaume CanetZabou BreitmanBenoît Poelvoorde
2004Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the EndVideo documentary
2000-2004Hinter Gittern - Der FrauenknastTV SeriesKaty KarrenbauerBarbara FreierUta Prelle
2004The Polar Expressperformer: "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town"Robert ZemeckisChris Van AllsburgRobert ZemeckisTom HanksChris CoppolaMichael Jeter
2005La madrastraTV SeriesAna MartínCecilia Gabriela
2005The Simple LifeTV SeriesParis HiltonNicole RichieJames DuMont
2005Die LugnersTV SeriesRichard LugnerChristina Lugner
2005Bewitchedperformer: "Witchcraft" 1957Nora EphronNora EphronDelia EphronNicole KidmanWill FerrellShirley MacLaine
2005Las VegasTV SeriesJosh DuhamelJames CaanJames Lesure
2005The Unseen Spike MilliganTV Movie documentaryJohn Antrobus
2006LostTV SeriesJorge GarciaJosh HollowayYunjin Kim
2006The Enormous RadioShortJohn Cheever
2000-2006The SopranosTV SeriesJames GandolfiniLorraine BraccoEdie Falco
2006Clickperformer: "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" 1954Frank CoraciSteve KorenMark O'KeefeAdam SandlerKate BeckinsaleChristopher Walken
2006EntourageTV SeriesKevin Connolly (actor)Adrian GrenierKevin Dillon
2006Torvill & Dean's Dancing on IceTV SeriesSami Lukis
2006Rocky Balboaperformer: "High Hopes"Sylvester StalloneSylvester StalloneSylvester StalloneSylvester StalloneAntonio TarverMilo Ventimiglia
2006Black Christmasperformer: "Jingle Bells"Glen MorganGlen MorganMichelle TrachtenbergMary Elizabeth WinsteadLacey Chabert
2007Tosi tarina: HuonekalukauppiasTV Movie documentary
2007The UnitTV SeriesDennis HaysbertRegina TaylorAudrey Marie Anderson
2007What Love Isperformer: "One for My Baby And One for the RoadMars CallahanCuba Gooding Jr.Matthew LillardSean Astin
2007Emile Norman: By His Own DesignTV Movie documentary
2007Colors en sèrieTV SeriesJoan BarrilTxe Arana
2007SupernaturalTV SeriesJared PadaleckiJensen AcklesJim Beaver
2007La tele de tu vidaTV SeriesFabio McNamara
2007Ocean's Thirteenperformer: "This Town" 1967Steven SoderberghBrian KoppelmanDavid LevienGeorge ClooneyBrad PittMatt Damon
2007Gavin & StaceyTV SeriesJoanna PageMathew HorneAlison Steadman
2007El resultado del amorwriter: "I'm a Fool to Want You"Eliseo SubielaNorma ArgentinaJulio ArrietaSofía Gala
2007Piano, solowriter: "I'm A Fool To Want You"Riccardo MilaniIvan CotroneoKim Rossi StuartJasmine TrincaPaola Cortellesi
1999-2007American MastersTV Series documentaryMartin ScorseseTony BennettPeter Bogdanovich
2007La señalperformer: "What Is This Thing Called Love?"Eduardo MignognaRicardo DarínDiego PerettiJulieta Díaz
2007The WarTV Mini-Series documentaryKeith DavidTom Hanks
2007Elvis: A Generous HeartVideo documentary
2007Nip/TuckTV SeriesDylan WalshJulian McMahonJoely Richardson
2001-2007Der LandarztTV SeriesGerhard OlschewskiHeinz ReinckeWalter Plathe
2006-2007Ramsay's Kitchen NightmaresTV SeriesGordon Ramsay
2007Atrapats pel cap d'anyTV MovieEnric MajóRosa Boladeras
2008Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical TreasureTV Movie documentaryJulie AndrewsFred AstaireObba Babatundé
2008The Wrecking Crew!DocumentaryBrian WilsonDick Clark
2008Magic MushroomsTV Series
2008Los SerranoTV SeriesAntonio ResinesJesús BonillaAntonio Molero
2008Lymelifeperformer: "Come Fly with Me", "Cheek to Cheek"Derick MartiniDerick MartiniSteven MartiniRory CulkinAlec BaldwinJill Hennessy
2008Diary of a Nymphomaniacperformer: "Fly Me To The Moon"Christian MolinaCuca CanalsValérie TassoBelén FabraLeonardo SbaragliaLlum Barrera
2008Happy Flightperformer: "Come Fly with Me"Shinobu YaguchiSeiichi TanabeSaburō TokitōHaruka Ayase
2009Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and SingingVideo documentaryJune AllysonJohn Badham
2007-2009Cold CaseTV SeriesKathryn MorrisDanny PinoJohn Finn
2009My Music: The Big Band YearsTV MoviePeter MarshallPeter MarshallRay Anthony
2006-2009CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTV SeriesLaurence FishburneMarg HelgenbergerGeorge Eads
2009Dogtoothperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon"Yorgos LanthimosEfthimis FilippouYorgos LanthimosChristos StergioglouMichele ValleyAngeliki Papoulia
2009We BelieveDocumentaryJohn ScheinfeldGary Sinise
2007-2009Banda sonoraTV SeriesCarles FlaviàGemma Nierga Barris
2009Regreso a la LunaTV SpecialEsperanza AguirreAlaska
2009BonesTV SeriesEmily DeschanelDavid BoreanazMichaela Conlin
2009Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on MeTV Movie documentaryBruce RickerJulie AndrewsHarold Arlen
2009Willkommen ÖsterreichTV SeriesChristoph GrissemannDirk Stermann
2009Live from Studio FiveTV SeriesKate Walsh (presenter)Ian Wright
2009The Nolans: In the Mood for DancingTV Movie documentaryMark StrongTony BlackburnBrian Conley
2009Chanel No. 5: Train de NuitShortJean-Pierre JeunetAudrey Tautou
2010Celebrity Big BrotherTV SeriesMarcus BentleyEmma WillisCalum Best
2010The Footy ShowTV SeriesSam NewmanTrevor Marmalade
2010/IThe Bounty Hunterperformer: "This Town"Andy TennantJennifer AnistonGerard Butler
2010The Nostalgia ChickTV Series
2010The 64th Annual Tony AwardsTV SpecialGlenn WeissSean Hayes (actor)Paula Abdul
2010Blue BloodsTV SeriesDonnie WahlbergBridget MoynahanWill Estes
2010Fallout: New VegasVideo GameJosh SawyerJohn GonzalezChris AvelloneMatthew PerryWayne NewtonKris Kristofferson
2010Warehouse 13TV SeriesEddie McClintockJoanne KellySaul Rubinek
2011Dancing StarsTV SeriesMirjam WeichselbraunKlaus Eberhartinger
2006-201120 to 1TV Series documentaryBert NewtonSami LukisRichard Wilkins
2011Dancing with the StarsTV SeriesTodd McKenneySonia Kruger
2011So You Think You Can Dance CanadaTV SeriesJean-Marc GénéreuxTré ArmstrongLeah Miller
2011The Playboy ClubTV SeriesEddie CibrianDavid Krumholtz
2011SOKO StuttgartTV SeriesPeter KetnathBenjamin StreckerAstrid M. Fünderich
2011New Year's Eveperformer: "New York, New York"Garry MarshallSarah Jessica ParkerJessica BielAshton Kutcher
2011How to Eat Eggnogperformer: "I'll be Home for Christmas"
2012GrimmTV SeriesDavid GiuntoliRussell HornsbySilas Weir Mitchell
2012PasilaTV SeriesJani VolanenKari HietalahtiJuho Milonoff
2012Magic CityTV SeriesOlga KurylenkoSteven Strait
2010-2012No me la puc treure del capTV Series
2012Vous n'avez encore rien vuperformer: "It Was a Very Good Year"Alain ResnaisAlain ResnaisLaurent HerbietMathieu AmalricPierre ArditiSabine Azéma
2012That's My Boyperformer: "Nothing But The Best"Sean AndersAdam SandlerAndy SambergLeighton Meester
2012Take Me OutTV SeriesAngela Fong
2012Silver Linings Playbookperformer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"David O. RussellDavid O. RussellMatthew QuickBradley CooperJennifer LawrenceRobert De Niro
2012RetroBlastingTV Series documentary
2012Touch the SkyDocumentary
2012Boris Jackson: Maniac Mal ComprisShort
2012Beyond the RopesVideo short
2012DivorceTV SeriesJeroen SpitzenbergerChantal JanzenWaldemar Torenstra
2004-2012EastEndersTV SeriesAdam WoodyattSteve McFaddenPam St. Clement
2012The Unmastered Art of BakingTV Series
2012The Filthy Frank ShowTV Series shortFilthy Frank
2013Twenty Feet from StardomDocumentaryMorgan NevilleDarlene LoveMerry ClaytonLisa Fischer
2013Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone CowboyTV Movie documentaryGlen Campbell
2013Des gens qui s'embrassentperformer: "It Happened in Monterey"Danièle ThompsonDanièle ThompsonChristopher Thompson (actor)Éric ElmosninoLou de LaâgeKad Merad
2013A Good Day to Die Hardperformer: "New York, New York"John Moore (director)Skip WoodsRoderick ThorpBruce WillisJai CourtneySebastian Koch
2013Modern FamilyTV SeriesEd O'NeillSofía VergaraJulie Bowen
2013VegasTV SeriesDennis QuaidMichael ChiklisCarrie-Anne Moss
2013CheersDocumentary
2013CopStoriesTV SeriesMichael SteinocherDavid MiesmerHolger Schober
2013We're the Millersperformer: "South Of The Border Down Mexico WayRawson Marshall ThurberBob Fisher (screenwriter)Steve FaberJason SudeikisJennifer AnistonEmma Roberts
2013Instructions Not Includedperformer: "Come Fly With Me"Eugenio DerbezEugenio DerbezKarla SouzaJessica Lindsey
2013Fading Gigolowriter: "I'm A Fool to Want You"John TurturroJohn TurturroWoody AllenSharon Stone
2013/IIBegin Againperformer: "Luck Be A Lady"John CarneyKeira KnightleyMark RuffaloAdam Levine
2013Sleepy HollowTV SeriesTom MisonLyndie GreenwoodNicole Beharie
2013Rude TubeTV SeriesAlex ZaneMatt Kirshen
2011-2013Gent de paraulaTV SeriesCristina Puig
2013Il capitale umanoperformer: "Christmas Waltz"Paolo VirzìPaolo VirzìFabrizio BentivoglioMatilde GioliValeria Bruni Tedeschi
2013American Hustleperformer: "The Coffee Song They've Got An Awful Lot of Coffee in BrazilDavid O. RussellEric Warren SingerDavid O. RussellChristian BaleAmy AdamsBradley Cooper
2013Gzaabneulniperformer: "Strangers in the Night"
2014RoboCopperformer: "Fly Me to the Moon In Other WordsJosé PadilhaJoshua ZetumerEdward NeumeierJoel KinnamanGary OldmanMichael Keaton
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2014The Other Womanperformer: "New York, New York"Nick CassavetesCameron DiazLeslie MannKate Upton
2013-2014Hawaii Five-0TV SeriesAlex O'LoughlinScott CaanTeila Tuli
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2014Mad MenTV SeriesJon HammElisabeth MossVincent Kartheiser
2014Think Like a Man Tooperformer: "Luck Be a Lady"Tim StoryKevin HartGabrielle UnionWendi McLendon-Covey
2010-2014So You Think You Can DanceTV SeriesNigel LythgoeCat DeeleyMark Thompson (newscaster)
2014One Day Since Yesterday: Peter Bogdanovich & the Lost American FilmDocumentaryWes AndersonNoah Baumbach
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2014TidsrejsenTV SeriesBebiane Ivalo KreutzmannHannibal Harbo RasmussenRolf Hansen
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2015Nurse JackieTV SeriesEdie FalcoMerritt WeverPaul Schulze
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2015Batman: Arkham KnightVideo GameBob KaneCarlos AlazraquiLaura Bailey (voice actress)Troy Baker
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2015WimbledonTV SeriesSue BarkerJohn McEnroe
2015The Meddlerperformer: "Come Fly With Me Live At The SandsLorene ScafariaSusan SarandonRose ByrneJ. K. Simmons
2015Far Outperformer: "Nice N Easy"
2015Girl in a BandTV Movie documentaryCarol Kaye
2015Flikken MaastrichtTV SeriesVictor ReinierAngela SchijfSergio IJssel
2015/IOvationperformer: "Say It Over and Over AgainHenry JaglomHenry JaglomTanna FrederickJames Denton
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2015Enas allos kosmoswriter: "I'm a Fool to Want You"Christoforos PapakaliatisJ. K. SimmonsMaria KavogianniAndrea Osvárt
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2016Final ScoreTV Series
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2017SauceShortRalph Sepe Jr.
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