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Frank Sinatra, aka 'Ol' Blue Eyes' Ol' Blue Eyes - None other than the popular Italian-American singer, actor Francis "Frank" Albert Sinatra often called by his showbiz nickname "Ol' Blues Eyes." Discovered on a 1937 radio broadcast of MAJOR BOWES ORIGINAL AMATEUR HOUR, Frank Sinatra jumped from radio to the new medium of television in the early 1950s with a musical variety show THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW/CBS/1950-52. Winning an Oscar® for From Here To Eternity (1953) gave Sinatra a new career as an actor.

Frank sang "Love & Marriage" (a major hit record for him) during a musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town" on an episode of the NBC anthology PRODUCER'S SHOWCASE in 1955. Years later, this song was the theme song for the sitcom MARRIED...WITH CHILDREN/FOX/1987-97.

Ol' Blue Eyes returned to television for a short-lived variety drama THE FRANK SINATRA SHOW/ABC/1957-58. His daughter Nancy Sinatra made her professional debut on this program on November 1, 1957.

During the 1950s and 1960s Frank Sinatra guest starred on a number variety series including CLUB OASIS, THE COLGATE COMEDY HOUR, HOLLYWOOD PALACE, and MAX LIEBMAN PRESENTS.

Sinatra was a regular on NBC's DEAN MARTIN PRESENTS in 1968 and in 1973 he appeared on a NBC Special entitled "Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back."

He made a few rare television appearances including the NBC TV-movie Contract on Cherry Street (1977) about a New York police officer involved in an assassination conspiracy; the (2/25/87) episode of the CBS detective drama MAGNUM, P.I. as Michael Doheny, a tough, retired New York Cop investigating an unsolved murder; a cameo appearance on a 1989 episode of WHO'S THE BOSS on the ABC Network; and on ABC's Sinatra: 80 Years My Way on December 14, 1995.

Ol' Blue Eyes has also been called "King of the Rat Pack", "Chairman of the Board", "Frankie-Boy", "The Pope", "The Leader","The Swooner", "The Voice", and "The Dago".

After 50 films and 200 albums Frank Sinatra died on May 14, 1998 at the age of 82. See also - "The Rat Pack"

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