Frank Sinatra (circa 1940s MGM publicity photo)
Publicity photo of Frank Sinatra in the 1940s; it is not precisely dated, but is likely circa 1945 or later. The photo was credited to (or at least distributed by) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Sinatra's first appearance in an MGM film was in 1942's Ship Ahoy, but it was a small uncredited role. His first credited (and leading) role in an MGM film was 1945's Anchors Aweigh.
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.