Before Sinatra 100: An All-Star GRAMMY Concert airs on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 9/8c, and commemorates the music legend on his centennial birthday, let's take a look back at where it all began.
Frank Sinatra was always one to make a grand entrance—and his birth was no exception. On Dec. 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra gave his Italian immigrant parents quite the scare when the doctor said the baby was far too big to be born without a little extra help.
Weighing 13.5 pounds, newborn Frank nearly didn't make it into this world alive. In order to help with the delivery, the doctor was forced to use forceps, which accidentally injured the baby's eardrum and permanently scarred his face.
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