Swing-era singing icon who won eleven Grammy Awards, including the Legend Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award for his timeless hits, like "Come Fly With Me."
He was raised by his father, the lightweight boxer Marty O'Brien and his mother, Natalie Garaventa, who ran an abortion clinic out of her home. He was kicked out of high school due to excessive rowdiness.
He also went by the nicknames Ol' Blue Eyes and The Chairman of the Board. He was the leader of The Rat Pack. His album, Strangers in the Night, topped the Billboard and won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
He got married four times: first to Nancy Barbato on February 4, 1939, then to Ava Gardner on November 7, 1951, then to Mia Farrow on July 19, 1966, and finally to Barbara Marx on July 11, 1976. He had two daughters, Nancy and Tina, and a son, Frank Jr.
He began his career by singing swing music with Tommy Dorsey.