Frank Sinatra Jr. Net Worth 2017, Biography & Wiki
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Produced in Jersey City, New Jersey, Frank Sinatra, Jr., is the son of celebrated entertainer, Frank Sinatra. His father had an extensive performing schedule and was seldom at home. Frank Sinatra, Jr. expressed an interest in music at an early age, and began playing piano as a child. Frank launched his own performance career when he was in his late teens, and began touring with the Sam Donohue Band. After performing all around the world for a long time, he became the primary conductor and arranger for all of his dad’s performances through the end of the elder Sinatra’s life.
Frank Sinatra Jr. Net Worth $50 Million Dollars
Frank Sinatra Jr. has released seven albums, and performed on various television shows. His music has been featured in multiple movies, also. Frank was kidnapped at age 19, and returned to his family after his father paid a sizable ransom.
Sinatra Jr. followed his father into music as a teenager, eventually working for the senior Sinatra as his musical director and conductor. His father, the elder Sinatra, died of a heart attack May 14, 1998, at 82. Sinatra Jr. was able to provide a link to his father's music after his death, performing his father's songs and arrangements on tours and especially in Las Vegas. "Since my father's death, a lot of people have made it clear that they're not ready to give up his music," Sinatra Jr. told the AP interviewer. "For me, it's a big, fat gift to perform my dad's material. I get to sing with a big orchestra and get to sing orchestrations that will never be old." Sinatra Jr. was married in 1998, but divorced in 2000. He is survived by a son, Michael.
(April 30, 1967) Nancy Sinatra performed "Somethin' Stupid" with brother Frank Sinatra Jr. on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967). Nancy and father Frank Sinatra had just had a number 1 hit with the song in the United States and the United Kingdom, the only father-daughter duet ever to top the charts.
The younger Frank Sinatra Jr. died unexpectedly of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Florida, (March 16, 2016, age 72). His real name was Francis Wayne Sinatra -- his father's full name was Francis Albert Sinatra -- but he went professionally by Frank Sinatra Jr. -- Francis Wayne Sinatra Junior, was the middle child of Frank Albert Sinatra and Nancy Barbara Sinatra, who was the elder Sinatra's first wife and the mother of all three of his children. Sinatra Jr.'s older sister was Nancy Sandra Sinatra, born June 8, 1940 in Jersey City, N.J., who had a successful musical career career of her own, and his younger sister was TV producer Christina - "Tina" - Sinatra born in Los Angeles, California on June 20th, 1948. Sinatra Jr. was born in Jersey City, N.J. in 1943, just as his father's career was getting started, and he would watch his dad become one of the most famous successful popular singers of all time. But he usually watched from a distance, as Sinatra was constantly away on tour engagements and was becoming a movie film star in Hollywood's feature film industry. Junior did, however, sometimes get to see him from the off side stage wings, especially when his father performed for long stints in Las Vegas. Sinatra Jr. was able to meet and see many other storied performers, too, such as Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Count Basie. "I saw all the top stars perform," Sinatra Jr. told the AP in 2002. Junior said one of his favorite memories of his father was a show in the late 1960s at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "He was sitting on a little stool, and he sang the Beatles song 'Yesterday' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix' and 'Didn't We,' " Sinatra Jr. related. "We were all crying and singing.".
Francis Wayne Sinatra Jr. had nearly two dozen television and feature film credits as an actor, including appearances on "The Love Boat" and "Marcus Welby, M.D.." Most recently Sinatra Jr. provided his own voice for two television series episodes of "Family Guy.".
Frank Sinatra Jr., who carried on his famous father's legacy with his own music career and whose kidnapping as a young man added a bizarre chapter to his father's legendary life. When Sinatra Jr. was 19 in 1963, three men kidnapped him at gunpoint from a Lake Tahoe hotel. He was returned safely after two days when his family paid $240,000 for his release. Barry Keenan, a high school friend of Nancy Sinatra, was arrested with the other two suspects, Johnny Irwin and Joe Amsler, and convicted of conspiracy and kidnapping. Keenan masterminded the kidnapping, prosecution said. Keenan was sentenced to life plus 75 years in prison, but was declared legally insane at the time of the crime, had his sentence reduced and was paroled in 1968 after serving 4-1/2 years.