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Portrait of Frank Sinatra and Axel Stordahl, Liederkrantz Hall, New York, NewYork
Frank Sinatra looks over his music before singing with the band

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Frank Sinatra's Recording Debut
July 13, 1939

"High Hopes," the song about the ant and the rubber tree plant, was one of many songs written for Frank Sinatra. Children sing it in school, but Sinatra's recording of it won an Academy Award in 1959. Sinatra was also a talented actor. He won an Academy Award for his performance in "From Here to Eternity." If you like to watch old movies, you've probably already seen Sinatra in at least one of the more than 30 other films he made, including "Guys and Dolls," "High Society" and "Pal Joey."

Sinatra continued to perform until February 1995. On May 14, 1998, the man the world knew as "Old Blue Eyes" died, but through his recordings and movies, he gains new fans everyday. Are you one of them?

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