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Frank Sinatra (1953 NBC promo photo)

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Frank Sinatra (1953 NBC promo photo)

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Portrait of Frank Sinatra in 1953. NBC Radio released the publicity photo to the press to promote their upcoming radio drama Rocky Fortune, starring Sinatra in the title role. A tighter crop of the same photo was circulated by Capitol Records, who Sinatra signed with in 1953 (see Heritage Auctions). The photo was also redistributed in 1957 to promote Sinatra's role in the film Pal Joey (see eMoviePoster.com).

Singer and actor Frank Sinatra rose to fame singing big band numbers. In the 1940s and 1950s, he had a dazzling array of hit songs and albums and went on to appear in dozens of films, winning a supporting actor Oscar for his role in From Here to Eternity. He left behind a massive catalog of work that includes iconic tunes like "Love and Marriage," "Strangers in the Night," "My Way" and "New York, New York." He died on May 14, 1998, in Los Angeles, California.

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