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25 years ago Frank Sinatra died: trivia about the singer with the sublime voice

It has been 25 years since Frank Sinatra passed away in West Hollywood, 14 May 1998.

The only child of two parents of Italian origin, Antonino Martino Sinatra and Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa, Frank wrote music history and is considered by many to be the best voice of the 20th century.

In his very long and extraordinary career, Sinatra released as many as 116 albums, 59 of them studio albums, as well as winning a huge number of trophies (many of them non-music related). 

Browse through the photo gallery to find out all the interesting facts about Frank Sinatra.

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25 years ago the disappearance of Frank Sinatra
It has been 25 years since Frank Sinatra's death in West Hollywood on 14 May 1998. The only child of Italian-born parents Antonino Martino Sinatra and Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa, Frank wrote music history and is considered by many to be the best voice of the 20th century. In his very long and extraordinary career, Sinatra released as many as 116 albums, 59 of which were studio albums, as well as winning many trophies (many not even related to music). Browse through the photo gallery to find out all the interesting facts about Frank Sinatra.
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Sinatra almost died on the day of his birth
That's right: the birth of Sinatra's mother was truly troubled. Frank was born in the kitchen of her house and to extract him from the womb, the doctor had to use forceps, leaving scars on the singer's face. Moreover, it is said that as soon as he was born, Sinatra could not breathe and was therefore thought to be dead. His grandmother, however, put him under cold water and the baby began to cry.
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Sinatra suffered from his short stature
Frank was not very tall and it is said that he hated the fact that he was so short: for this reason, he had shoes made with an internal heel to appear taller in public.
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The singer's three Oscars
Frank won three Oscars. The first was an Honorary Oscar in 1946, the second was the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1954 (he starred in the film 'From Here to Eternity'), and finally he won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Oscar in 1971.
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Frank Sinatra loved the Jake Daniel's
Sinatra loved this type of whiskey, so much so that he was buried with a bottle of Jake Daniel's by his side at the behest of friends and family.
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The presidents' friend
Everyone knows that Frank Sinatra was a truly influential figure. In particular, the singer befriended many US presidents, both Republicans and Democrats. In fact, Sinatra supported J. F. Kennedy's election campaign (it was Frank who introduced Marilyn Monroe to the President). Moreover, the singer was a great friend of Ronald Reagan, whom he met in Hollywood, and his wife Nancy. Not only that: Nixon was also a great admirer of Sinatra and the two dined together several times at the White House.
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Frank, a big fan of The Beatles
Sinatra loved the music of the Fab Four: in particular, he thought The Beatles' 'Something' was one of the most beautiful love songs of all time.
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The record with his daughter Nancy
Frank Sinatra is the only father to have reached the number one position on the Billboard 100 with his own daughter: this record was achieved with the song 'Something Stupid', sung in 1967 with his daughter Nancy.
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"My Way" Is the most played song at funerals
The lyrics of 'My Way' tell the story of a man looking back on his life, mistakes and successes, a man who has no regrets and does not deny what he has done because he has always remained true to his wishes. This song, highly appreciated by the public, is the most played at funerals according to a British poll. However, his wife Barbara revealed that this song was by no means one of her husband's favourites, in fact he was totally indifferent when listening to 'My Way'.
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