Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
The son of an Italian immigrant, Sinatra became a world-renowned, sometimes controversial entertainer. Part of the Frank Sinatra: His Life and Times video set, this program covers the humble beginnings of his 50-year career. A fan of crooner Bing Crosby, Sinatra formed a quartet called the Hoboken Four when he was a teenager. His big break into show biz came at age 19, when the Hoboken Four won top prize on the radio program Major Bowes Amateur Hour. Within a few years, Sinatra was singing for popular big bands led by Harry James and Tommy Dorsey. Highlights of this video include photographs, archival film footage, and interviews with family, friends, and associates of Sinatra.
actor, entertainer, highlights, singer