- Publish Date
- Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 11:49AM
Frank Sinatra, also known as Francis, Old Blue Eyes, The Chairman of the Board, or more usually, Mr Sinatra, passed away twenty-three years ago today.
He was not tall (five foot seven/171 cm) or particularly good looking. He did not possess the definitive voice of his generation or have a lot of his own hair; neither was he an "A-List" actor although he made more than sixty movies (including the original Ocean's 11 and From Here To Eternity).
What Frank Sinatra had was toughness, good connections and unshakeable self-belief.
Besides his Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, he sold upwards of 150 million records with fifty-six top twenty albums and three Billboard number-one singles.
I thought the photo I took the drawing from showed Frank simply enjoying his success as if the whole thing had been a great joke.