A phenomenon as a solo performer, Sinatra was also a hit in the movies in Anchors Aweigh, On the Town, High Society and The Manchurian Candidate, among others. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar as Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953) and was nominated again for Man with the Golden Arm.
In the '60s, Sinatra began producing and directing and continued in lead roles until 1980. After making his final film appearance in Cannonball Run II (1984), he resumed his recording career. He died May 14, 1998.