Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) – Singer & Actor
Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became an unprecedentedly successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s, after being signed to Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the “bobby soxers,” he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra in 1946. His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1953 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in From Here to Eternity. Sinatra was also the recipient of eleven Grammy Awards including the Grammy Trustees Award, Grammy Legend Award, and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Yet, despite his very public success as a singer and actor, little is known about his Estate, which some estimate at $200,000,000, but this was no accident. Sinatra created a Living Trust many years before his death, a major benefit of which is a high degree of privacy. If privacy issues regarding your estate are important to you, then contact The Mendel Law Firm, L.P., for a free initial consultation on estate planning, trust planning, and/or probate issues.