Cancer Type – Bladder
Bio – Frank Sinatra sang “I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and every highway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way,” the star sings yet it is perfectly fitting for his life.
Short Story – Ol’ Blue Eyes. He is an entertainment legend, with more hits than we have page room. The American singer, actor, and producer had one of the most popular and influential music careers of the 20th century. His career turned to gold in the 1950s when he became part of the Rat Pack.
In February 1998, Sinatra was rushed to the hospital, where he nearly died. Sinatra had bladder cancer. He was passing blood clots, and a blood transfusion saved his life. It was a temporary fix. The doctors warned his bleeding would occur and he would need another transfusion.
The family had to decide when enough was enough. He struggled until the end.
Weak, frail, and tempered.
Sinatra passed May 14, 1998.
He remains an iconic figure today. He sure did life and his cancer fight, his way.
Frank Sinatra Spouse – Barbara Marx (married 1976)
Frank Sinatra Bladder Cancer Update
Frank has a scholarship in his name specifically for an SAEM major who is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student who holds a GPA of at least 3.0.
Frank Sinatra supported the following charities Alzheimer’s Association, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children, Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, Save the Children, and Starkey Hearing Foundation.
In 1999, The Frank Sinatra Foundation was set up. It makes grants to other organizations, such as $10,000 to Frank Sinatra School of the Arts PTA for “Unrestricted Support”; and $5,000 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital for “Unrestricted Support.”
Cancer Horizons thanks Frank and his family for being a cancer champion and the philanthropy for the causes and charities they have supported over the years.
Image Credits – By By Columbia Pictures Corporation (http://www.archive.org/details/PalJoeyTrailer) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons (File:Frank Sinatra ’57.jpg) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
|Born||Francis Albert Sinatra, December 12, 1915, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Died||May 14, 1998 (aged 82), Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Singer, actor, producer|
|Spouse(s)||Nancy Barbato (m. 1939; div. 1951), Ava Gardner (m. 1951; div. 1957), Mia Farrow (m. 1966; div. 1968), Barbara Marx (m. 1976)|
|Children||Nancy Sinatra, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Tina Sinatra|
|Parent(s)||Antonino Martino Sinatra, Natalina Garaventa|
|Genres||Traditional pop, easy listening, jazz, swing, vocal jazz|
|Labels||RCA Victor, Columbia, Capitol, Reprise, Warner Bros|