Skip to comments.Postal Service to immortalize ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’ - Frank Sinatra (to be issued next spring)
Posted on 12/05/2007 1:55:08 PM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON, DC Frank Sinatra, one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century, will be commemorated on a postage stamp next spring, Postmaster General John Potter announced today. Sinatras three children Nancy, Frank, Jr. and Tina Sinatra. will preview the stamp image during a special ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sinatras birthday, Wed., Dec. 12.
Frank Sinatra was an extraordinary entertainer whose life and work left an indelible impression on American culture, said Potter. His recordings, concert performances and film work place him among Americas top artists, and his legendary gift for transforming popular song into art is a rare feat that few have been able to replicate. The Postal Service is proud to honor his achievements.
On behalf of our family, we are honored that the United States Postal Service has recognized our Dad's achievements with a stamp, said Tina Sinatra, speaking on behalf of her siblings, Nancy and Frank Sinatra, Jr. Of all the awards he has received, this one would have been very special to him.
A 10-ft. image of the stamp will be unveiled at the Beverly Hiltons Wilshire room at 10 a.m. PT, Dec. 12.
In a career studded with accolades, Sinatra won an Oscar, several Grammy awards, received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1971, and was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 1983. Sinatra also gave generously to many charities. President Reagan awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1985. He was born in Hoboken, NJ, in 1915 and died in 1998. The Hoboken Post Office was renamed in his honor in 2002.
Francis Albert is LONG overdue for a stamp. Don't hold your breath for a Joey Bishop stamp, however.
Say what you want, he ain’t going to out sell the ELVIS issue!
Yeah, old blue eyes..gone. Dino, Sammy also gone. All the really great entertainers gone. They sang, danced and made us laugh. They all seemed bigger then life and they made you feel as if they were your friend when they performed, especially Dino.
Look what we have today. Sigh.....
I remember when popular music died, when Christopher Cross beat out Frank Sinatra for a Grammy in 1980. Cross had a career that spanned about 6 years, Sinatra’s lasted over 60 years.
Hey, now. We still got Mr. Warmth.
Poor Joey, always getting the short end of the stick.
No, he was the greatest singer/entertainer ever who also had ties to the mob. Get it straight.
Frankie boy was the last American who was allowed to say the word “broad”!
Yep! No one has been able to get into a song like Frank. No one. And no one sang to an audience like Frank. He used the audience and the camera like it was a person. Intimate and warm. He sang to YOU!
And here's a story: A very good buddy of mine comes from a family near Chicago who owned and operated a livery service. They drove for a show opening one year, and my buddy was driver for Jack E. Leonard, the comedian. Another driver had Sinatra as his ride.
All the way from the hotel, Leonard was a real a$$. When they arrived, it being a rainy night, my buddy stopped across the street from the theater and made Leonard walk through the rain to the opening.
Just before pulling out, he heard a knock on his window and Sinatra's driver was standing outside in the rain. He lowered the window and Sinatra's driver handed him a $100 bill saying "Mr. Sinatra said to give this to you. He can't stand the SOB either".
Many years later I heard a story on TV about Sinatra always carrying $100 bills for tipping people he received extra attention from. It reaffirmed the story my buddy told me.
Many things may be said about Sinatra; his character, his mob ties, whatever. But as far as musical talent is concerned, no one beats him in the category of saloon singer. No one.
I frankly dont’ dive a damn. That’s the point.
You don’t dive a damn?
Sorry, the laptop keyboard gets quirky at times. That's also why the " ' " was after the "T" in "dont'" instead of before it: "don't".
Nothing like Frank. No question. Elvis has a stamp...Frank deserves one too.
I never did try to explain what he was about to her. It was more fun over the years watching peoples faces whenever I brought up his name and my wife said she didn’t like him because he was so rude.