Frank: The Voice
James Kaplan's new biography of Frank Sinatra shows how he became the country's "first national superstar."
April 1953: Frank recording at Capitol Studio C in West Hollywood
The iconic mug shot. Defiance, style, and the astonishing intelligence of the pale, wide-set eyes.
A man with full knowledge of his own importance.
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Nov. 7, 1951: Frank Sinatra marries Ava Gardner. Their bliss was short-lived, as bliss always was for Frank.
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A Family Man
1948: Sinatra poses with his first wife, Nancy Barbato, and their three kids.
Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly
1945: Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra co-star as sailors in "Anchors Aweigh."
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New biography reveals surprising turmoil behind those famous blue eyes.