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Sinatra is a 1992 CBS biographical drama miniseries about singer Frank Sinatra, developed and executive produced by Frank's youngest daughter Tina Sinatra and approved by Frank himself. Directed by James Steven Sadwith, produced by Richard M. Rosenbloom, and written by William Mastrosimone and Abby Mann. It stars Philip Casnoff, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Santos, Gina Gershon, Nina Siemaszko, Bob Gunton, and Marcia Gay Harden, with some of Sinatra's vocals recreated by Tom Burlinson. It won two and was nominated for seven Emmy Awards, along with a win and two nominations for a Golden Globe Award. Released on November 8, 1992, it was re-released on a two-disc DVD Warner Home Video on May 13, 2008.

Sinatra
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Promotional poster
GenreBiography
Drama
Written byWilliam Mastrosimone
Abby Mann
Directed byJames Steven Sadwith
StarringPhilip Casnoff
Olympia Dukakis
Joe Santos
Gina Gershon
Nina Siemaszko
Marcia Gay Harden
Theme music composerArtie Butler
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Tina Sinatra
Producer(s)Richard M. Rosenbloom
Production location(s)Hoboken, New Jersey
Union Station - 800 N. Alameda Street, Downtown, Los Angeles
CinematographyReynaldo Villalobos
Editor(s)Steve Potter
Scott Vickrey
Running time250 min; 60 min (4 episodes)
Production company(s)TS Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorCBS
Warner Home Video
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original release
  • November 8, 1992 (1992-11-08)

Contents

PlotEdit

Frank Sinatra (Casnoff) emerges from Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of local politician Natalie "Dolly" Sinatra (Dukakis) and fireman Anthony "Marty" Sinatra (Santos). Beginning his career as a singer for the Harry James (Posey) and Tommy Dorsey (Gunton) big bands, Sinatra struggles to keep his marriage to his teenage sweetheart Nancy Barbato (Gershon). Before long, his talent catapults him to both music and movie fame, but his personal failings place his career and marriage in danger. He endures tumultuous marriages and divorces with starlets Ava Gardner (Harden) and Mia Farrow (Siemaszko) while juggling his movie and singing careers and forming significant friendships with an ambitious young senator named John F. Kennedy (Kelly) and powerful Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana (Steiger).

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

FilmingEdit

Filming was shot on location in Hoboken, New Jersey and at the Los Angeles Union Station in California.

AwardsEdit

Award Result
American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Episode from a Television Mini-Series Nominated
American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Mini-Series Nominated
Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Miniseries Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special (Shelley Komarov (costume designer))[1] Won
Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (James Steven Sadwith) Won
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Editing for a Miniseries or a Special - Single Camera Production[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction[1] Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries Nominated
Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special[1] Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film Won
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film (Philip Casnoff ) Nominated
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (Olympia Dukakis) Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Awards for Sinatra (1992)(TV)". IMDb. Retrieved August 16, 2012.

External linksEdit

Sinatra on IMDb