History Music / FrankSinatra

31st Oct '16 5:52:36 AM gravious
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* LyricalDissonance: The cheery, upbeat "Mack the Knife" tells the story of a notoriously violent and psychopathic gangster.
21st Oct '16 9:33:03 AM Morgenthaler
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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 -- May 14, 1998) is one of the best known and best loved singers in the history of popular music. His music and voice are some of the most recognizable in the world, and his work has been featured in numerous other media. An overview of his long and storied career would take too much space, so one should look to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra The Other Wiki's]] article on him for that. A native son of NewJersey, his hometown of Hoboken honors him with a large mural covering an entire intersection.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 -- May 14, 1998) is one of the best known and best loved singers in the history of popular music. His music and voice are some of the most recognizable in the world, and his work has been featured in numerous other media. An overview of his long and storied career would take too much space, so one should look to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Sinatra The Other Wiki's]] article on him for that. A native son of NewJersey, UsefulNotes/NewJersey, his hometown of Hoboken honors him with a large mural covering an entire intersection.
7th Oct '16 11:58:15 AM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* JackOfAllTrades: Some music aficionados don't see him as the best in any particular field, but agree that he was extremely talented and a great singer in each field he performed in. Owing to his time with Goodman, he was also extremely good at fine-tuning his musicians and technicians.

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* JackOfAllTrades: Some music aficionados don't see him as the best in any particular field, but agree that he was extremely talented and a great singer in each field he performed in. Owing to his time with Goodman, the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, he was also extremely good at fine-tuning his musicians and technicians.
26th Sep '16 5:31:39 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''TheDetective'': Based on the book of the same name from the novel series that spawned ''Film/DieHard''. When the sequel novel ''Nothing Last Forever'' was getting a film adaptation, there were talks of casting Sinatra for the part. Eventually the adaption of NLF morphed into the first Die Hard film and Bruce Willis was given the role.

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* ''TheDetective'': Based on the book of the same name from the novel series that spawned ''Film/DieHard''. When the sequel novel ''Nothing Last Forever'' was getting a film adaptation, there were talks of casting Sinatra for the part. Eventually the adaption of NLF morphed into the first Die Hard ''Die Hard'' film and Bruce Willis Creator/BruceWillis was given the role.



* ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' : Sinatra had a running feud with ''Line'' panelist Dorothy Kilgallen and refused to appear on the show until after she had died.

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* ''Series/WhatsMyLine'' : ''Series/WhatsMyLine'': Sinatra had a running feud with ''Line'' panelist panellist Dorothy Kilgallen and refused to appear on the show until after she had died.



* "Harry Plinkett" (actually Mike Stoklasa) of ''{{WebVideo/RedLetterMedia}}'' is evidently a fan of the Rat Pack and swing music in general. Each of his "Mr. Plinkett" reviews has featured instrumentals from songs popularized by Frank or Dino. The courtship of Anakin Skywalker and Padme is set to the strings of "Nice n' Easy", "My Way" plays over George Lucas' homages to Creator/RidleyScott, and ''Titanic'' featured "Strangers in the Night" (in this case, the Peter Hughes cover from ''Film/EyesWideShut''). This is owing to the fact that Plinkett "sold toupees" to the singer at some point in the past.

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* "Harry Plinkett" (actually Mike Stoklasa) of ''{{WebVideo/RedLetterMedia}}'' is evidently a fan of the Rat Pack and swing music in general. Each of his "Mr. Plinkett" reviews has featured instrumentals from songs popularized by Frank or Dino. The courtship of Anakin Skywalker and Padme is set to the strings of "Nice n' Easy", "My Way" plays over George Lucas' Creator/GeorgeLucas' homages to Creator/RidleyScott, and ''Titanic'' ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' featured "Strangers in the Night" (in this case, the Peter Hughes cover from ''Film/EyesWideShut''). This is owing to the fact that Plinkett "sold toupees" to the singer at some point in the past.



** He threatened to do the same to Peter Lawford for taking Ava Gardner to dinner, despite it being a press junket for a movie they were in. This was included in the film ''The Rat Pack'', with Ray Liotta's Frank offering apologies. [[BackhandedApology Sort of]].

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** He threatened to do the same to Peter Lawford for taking Ava Gardner to dinner, despite it being a press junket for a movie they were in. This was included in the film ''The Rat Pack'', with Ray Liotta's Creator/RayLiotta's Frank offering apologies. [[BackhandedApology Sort of]].
3rd Sep '16 11:47:01 PM jormis29
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-->'''Creator/GoreVidal:''' ''"...But then no Democratic President asked him to perform at the White House. It was [[TheChessmaster sly old Nixon]], whose House committee had smeared him, who asked Sinatra to perform "The House I Live In'."''

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-->'''Creator/GoreVidal:''' ''"...-->'''Creator/GoreVidal:''' ...But then no Democratic President asked him to perform at the White House. It was [[TheChessmaster sly old Nixon]], whose House committee had smeared him, who asked Sinatra to perform "The House I Live In'."'' ''Film/TheHouseILiveIn''.
3rd Sep '16 10:11:40 PM jamespolk
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* ''The House I Live In'': A ten minute short which spoke out against anti-Semitism.

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* ''The House I Live In'': ''Film/TheHouseILiveIn'': A ten minute short which spoke out against anti-Semitism.
19th Aug '16 5:04:13 PM BobTanaka
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** He was known to be extremely generous (for instance, when Creator/BelaLugosi died penniless, Sinatra quietly paid for his funeral) and was fiercely loyal to his friends. Among other things, he refused to perform in any hotel that wouldn't serve Sammy Davis Jr., effectively ending racial discrimination in Las Vegas hotels in the process.

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** He was known to be extremely generous (for instance, when Creator/BelaLugosi died penniless, Sinatra quietly he paid for his funeral) Creator/BelaLugosi's funeral when the actor died in poverty) and was fiercely loyal to his friends. Among other things, he refused to perform in any hotel that wouldn't serve Sammy Davis Jr., effectively ending racial discrimination in Las Vegas hotels in the process.
19th Aug '16 5:03:25 PM BobTanaka
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** He was known to be extremely generous (for instance, when Creator/BelaLugosi died penniless, Sinatra quietly paid for his funeral) and was fiercely loyal to his friends. Among other things, he refused to perform in any hotel that wouldn't serve Sammy Davis Jr., effectively ending racial discrimination in Las Vegas hotels in the process.
8th May '16 1:42:45 PM nombretomado
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** Dino Spumoni from HeyArnold is an {{Expy}} (and AffectionateParody) of late-career Sinatra.

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** Dino Spumoni from HeyArnold ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' is an {{Expy}} (and AffectionateParody) of late-career Sinatra.
7th Feb '16 3:06:02 PM nombretomado
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* Frank Sinatra was subject to many parodies in WesternAnimation during its [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]]. Such appearances include:

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* Frank Sinatra was subject to many parodies in WesternAnimation during its [[TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age]]. Such appearances include:
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