He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants, Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with bandleaders Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.

Sinatra found success as a solo artist after he signed with Columbia Records in 1943, becoming the idol of the "bobby soxers".

Their friction first had shaped him; that, I think, had remained to the end and a litmus test of the grit in his bones.

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He went on to marry Mia Farrow in 1966 and Barbara Marx in 1976.

Sinatra had several violent confrontations, usually with journalists he felt had crossed him, or work bosses with whom he had disagreements.

Other records with Tommy Dorsey issued by RCA Victor include "Our Love Affair" and "Stardust" in 1940; "Oh!

Look at Me Now", "Dolores", "Everything Happens to Me", and "This Love of Mine" in 1941; "Just as Though You Were There", "Take Me", and "There Are Such Things" in 1942; and "It Started All Over Again", "In the Blue of Evening", and "It's Always You" in 1943.

Sinatra became increasingly frustrated with the status of the Harry James band, feeling that he was not achieving the major success and acclaim he was looking for. I used to stand there so amazed I'd almost forget to take my own solos".

His pianist and close friend Hank Sanicola persuaded him to stay with the group, Dorsey recalled: "You could almost feel the excitement coming up out of the crowds when the kid stood up to sing. Dorsey was a major influence on Sinatra and became a father figure.Sinatra copied Dorsey's mannerisms and traits, becoming a demanding perfectionist like him, even adopting his hobby of toy trains.He asked Dorsey to be godfather to his daughter Nancy in June 1940.After winning an Academy Award for From Here to Eternity, he starred in The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), and received critical acclaim for his performance in The Manchurian Candidate (1962).He appeared in various musicals such as On the Town (1949), Guys and Dolls (1955), High Society (1956), and Pal Joey (1957), winning another Golden Globe for the latter.Sinatra was also heavily involved with politics from the mid-1940s, and actively campaigned for presidents such as Harry S. While Sinatra never learned how to read music, he had an impressive understanding of it, and he worked very hard from a young age to improve his abilities in all aspects of music.