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Frank Sinatra Jr.

Biography

Son from the legendary crooner Frank Sinatra who have became an effective vocalist, songwriter, and conductor in his own ideal. He became recognized to young viewers for playing himself in a number of episodes of Family members Man. When he was 19, he was kidnapped from space 417 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. He premiered after his dad paid the ransom. He became his father’s musical movie director and conductor in 1988 at his father’s demand. He was wedded to Cynthia McMurrey from 1998 until 2000 and he elevated a son called Michael Sinatra. His old sister Nancy Sinatra was also an effective pop vocalist and celebrity. His young sister Tina worked well as a tv maker. His kidnapping was rumored to have already been organized by his dad to be able to provide promotion to his son’s performing profession, a charge that was later on found to be always a falsehood. Nevertheless, it do inspire the storyline to Tiger from the Tail, a first-season bout of the long-running CBS law enforcement crisis Hawaii Five-O starring Jack port Lord.

Quick Facts


Full Name Frank Sinatra Jr.
Date Of Birth January 10, 1944
Died March 16, 2016, Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Hoboken, NJ
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Spouse Cynthia McMurrey
Children Natalie Oglesby Skalla, Francine Sinatra Anderson, Michael Sinatra
Parents Frank Sinatra, Nancy Barbato
Siblings Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra
Movies A Man Called Adam, Hollywood Homicide, Code Name: Zebra, Zebra Force, The Walking Major, Pepper and His Wacky Taxi
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Sinatra Jr. followed his father into music as a teenager, eventually working for the senior Sinatra as his musical director and conductor. His father, the elder Sinatra, died of a heart attack May 14, 1998, at 82. Sinatra Jr. was able to provide a link to his father's music after his death, performing his father's songs and arrangements on tours and especially in Las Vegas. "Since my father's death, a lot of people have made it clear that they're not ready to give up his music," Sinatra Jr. told the AP interviewer. "For me, it's a big, fat gift to perform my dad's material. I get to sing with a big orchestra and get to sing orchestrations that will never be old." Sinatra Jr. was married in 1998, but divorced in 2000. He is survived by a son, Michael.
2 (April 30, 1967) Nancy Sinatra performed "Somethin' Stupid" with brother Frank Sinatra Jr. on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967). Nancy and father Frank Sinatra had just had a number 1 hit with the song in the United States and the United Kingdom, the only father-daughter duet ever to top the charts.
3 The younger Frank Sinatra Jr. died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida, (March 16, 2016, age 72). His real name was Francis Wayne Sinatra -- his father's full name was Francis Albert Sinatra -- but he went professionally by Frank Sinatra Jr. -- Francis Wayne Sinatra Junior, was the middle child of Frank Albert Sinatra and Nancy Barbara Sinatra, who was the elder Sinatra's first wife and the mother of all three of his children. Sinatra Jr.'s older sister was Nancy Sandra Sinatra, born June 8, 1940 in Jersey City, N.J., who had a successful musical career career of her own, and his younger sister was TV producer Christina - "Tina" - Sinatra born in Los Angeles, California on June 20th, 1948. Sinatra Jr. was born in Jersey City, N.J. in 1943, just as his father's career was getting started, and he would watch his dad become one of the most famous successful popular singers of all time. But he usually watched from a distance, as Sinatra was constantly away on tour engagements and was becoming a movie film star in Hollywood's feature film industry. Junior did, however, sometimes get to see him from the off side stage wings, especially when his father performed for long stints in Las Vegas. Sinatra Jr. was able to meet and see many other storied performers, too, such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Count Basie. "I saw all the top stars perform," Sinatra Jr. told the AP in 2002. Junior said one of his favorite memories of his father was a show in the late 1960s at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "He was sitting on a little stool, and he sang the Beatles song 'Yesterday' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' and 'Didn't We,' " Sinatra Jr. related. "We were all crying and singing.".
4 Francis Wayne Sinatra Jr. had nearly two dozen television and feature film credits as an actor, including appearances on "The Love Boat" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.." Most recently Sinatra Jr. provided his own voice for two television series episodes of "Family Guy.".
5 Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career and whose kidnapping as a young man added a bizarre chapter to his father's legendary life. When Sinatra Jr. was 19 in 1963, three men kidnapped him at gunpoint from a Lake Tahoe hotel. He was returned safely after two days when his family paid $240,000 for his release. Barry Keenan, a high school friend of Nancy Sinatra, was arrested with the other two suspects, Johnny Irwin and Joe Amsler, and convicted of conspiracy and kidnapping. Keenan masterminded the kidnapping, prosecution said. Keenan was sentenced to life plus 75 years in prison, but was declared legally insane at the time of the crime, had his sentence reduced and was paroled in 1968 after serving 4-1/2 years.
6 Brother-in-law of Hugh Lambert.
7 Former stepson of Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, and Barbara Marx.
8 Uncle of A.J. Lambert and Amanda Lambert.
9 Has a son, Michael Sinatra.
10 Set to bring his dad's songs to Las Vegas, May 2002 in show called "Sinatra Sings Sinatra" at MGM Grand, with 36-piece orchestra.
11 Middle brother of Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra.
12 Ex-brother-in-law of Tommy Sands and Wes Farrell.
13 He was sued twice in 1982 for paternity. One was a 9 year old girl; the other a 3 year old boy.
14 Was kidnapped on December 9, 1963. Released 2 days later after a $240,000.00 ransom was paid by his family.
15 Son of Frank Sinatra and Nancy Barbato


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Deputy Wermser
The Dean Martin Show 1970-1971 TV Series
Aru heishi no kake 1970 Jimmy Dixon
The Red Skelton Hour 1970 TV Series Clem's Buddy
A Man Called Adam 1966 Vincent
The Patty Duke Show 1965 TV Series David Stone
Sam Benedict 1963 TV Series Roy Faring
Family Guy 2006-2016 TV Series Frank Sinatra Jr.
Everything or Nothing 2007 The Judge
Hollywood Homicide 2003 Marty Wheeler
Son of the Beach 2002 TV Series The Notorious Stink Finger
...And Call Me in the Morning 1999 Frank Jr.
Code Name Zebra 1987 Kozlo
Tales of the Unexpected 1982 TV Series Cotter
Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop 1980 TV Movie Carlo
Do It in the Dirt 1979 Streak
The Love Boat 1979 TV Series Preston Maddox
Get Christie Love! 1974 TV Series Vic Dayton
Adam-12 1972-1974 TV Series Gino Bardi / Officer Tom Boyd / Tyrone Jeffers
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1973 TV Series Stewart Laube
Wacky Taxi 1972 Thief

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment 2015 performer: "Black Night" / writer: "Black Night"
Michel Legrand and Friends 2010 TV Movie "His Eyes, Her Eyes"
Family Guy 2006-2008 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Dream for an Insomniac 1996 courtesy: "Spice" / performer: "Spice", "Fortune In Dreams", "Night & Day" / writer: "Spice"
Cool World 1992 performer: "LET'S MAKE LOVE", "THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC"
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1968 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Beach Girls and the Monster 1965 writer: "Dance Baby Dance"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary musical director
Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event 1989 TV Special documentary musical director

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends 1969 TV Movie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beach Girls and the Monster 1965

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Family Guy 2016 TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode
Evocator 2009 Short grateful acknowledgment
Dream for an Insomniac 1996 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today 2015 TV Series Himself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself
The Defenders 2010-2011 TV Series Himself
Michel Legrand and Friends 2010 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo 2007 Documentary Himself
The Sopranos 2000 TV Series Himself
American Justice 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Cool World 1992 Himself
The Jackie Bison Show 1990 TV Movie Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 1989 TV Series Himself
Don Rickles: Rickles on the Loose 1986 TV Movie Himself
The First 40 Years 1980 TV Special Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1973-1978 TV Series Himself - Vocalist / Himself
Dinah! 1974-1975 TV Series Himself
The Hollywood Squares 1975 TV Series Himself
Broadway 1973 TV Movie Himself
The Dean Martin Show 1967-1973 TV Series Himself
Once Upon a Tour 1972 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1971 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Golddiggers 1971 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Himself
Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends 1969 TV Movie Himself
Bilder aus Kalifornien 1969 TV Series documentary Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967-1969 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
The Jackie Gleason Show 1969 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
The Hollywood Palace 1969 TV Series Himself - Singer
Snap Judgment 1969 TV Series Himself
The Merv Griffin Show 1968-1969 TV Series Himself
Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers 1968 TV Series Himself
Personality 1968 TV Series Himself
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967-1968 TV Series Himself
The Pat Boone Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Movin' with Nancy 1967 TV Special Himself
Der goldene Schuß 1967 TV Series Himself - Musician
The Blackpool Show 1967 TV Series Himself
Dream Girl of '67 1967 TV Series Himself - Bachelor Judge
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1965 TV Series Himself
Tommy Dorsey Show 1964 TV Movie Himself - Singer
Amigos del martes 1964 TV Series Himself
Sentimental Over You 1964 TV Movie Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1963-1964 TV Series Himself / Singer
The April in Paris Ball 1963 TV Movie Himself
The Jack Benny Program 1962 TV Series Himself
Dateline: Disneyland 1955 TV Special documentary Himself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1955 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2016 TV Series Himself
Sinatra: The Classic Duets 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Rat Pack 1999 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1967 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Male New Face 15th place.


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#Quote
1 You would be amazed at how little demand there is for Frank Sinatra Jr. records. [The Arizona Republic, Jan. 11, 2004]


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