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Frank Sinatra Jr.

  • Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Birthday: January 10
Date of passing: 
March 16, 2016

Frank Sinatra Jr. was a singer and actor, and the only son of the iconic performer Frank Sinatra. The younger Sinatra began his career in entertainment in his teens and went on to follow in the footsteps of his father, often choosing to perform the elder Sinatra's hits.

In the late 1980s, he began touring with his father as a conductor and musical director. He also served as musical director on two television specials featuring Sinatra Sr., 1989’s Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event and the following year’s Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come.

He also appeared in films, including roles in A Man Called Adam, starring Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong, and Hollywood Homicide, with Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett and Isaiah Washington.

Additionally, he appeared on television, including roles on The Patty Duke Series, The Red Skelton Hour, The Dean Martin Show, Adam-12, The Love Boat, and Marcus Welby, M.D. He also performed on The Jack Benny Program, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Merv Griffin Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. And he played himself in a bit part on The Sopranos, and lent his voice to an animated version of himself on two episodes of Family Guy.

Frank Sinatra Jr. was a singer and actor, and the only son of the iconic performer Frank Sinatra. The younger Sinatra began his career in entertainment in his teens and went on to follow in the footsteps of his father, often choosing to perform the elder Sinatra's hits.

In the late 1980s, he began touring with his father as a conductor and musical director. He also served as musical director on two television specials featuring Sinatra Sr., 1989’s Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event and the following year’s Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come.

He also appeared in films, including roles in A Man Called Adam, starring Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Armstrong, and Hollywood Homicide, with Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett and Isaiah Washington.

Additionally, he appeared on television, including roles on The Patty Duke Series, The Red Skelton Hour, The Dean Martin Show, Adam-12, The Love Boat, and Marcus Welby, M.D. He also performed on The Jack Benny Program, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Merv Griffin Show, The Jackie Gleason Show, Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. And he played himself in a bit part on The Sopranos, and lent his voice to an animated version of himself on two episodes of Family Guy.

In 1969, he released the television special Frank Sinatra Jr. with Family and Friends, featuring Davis Jr., Jack Benny and his sister Nancy Sinatra, known for her hit song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.”

Sinatra Jr. died March 16, 2016, in Daytona Beach, Florida. He was 72.

 

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