How tall was Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra's Height

5ft 7 ½ (171.5 cm)

American Singer and Actor, best remembered for songs like "My Way", Come Fly With me" and "Fly Me To Moon" and for roles in films such as Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, Guys and Dolls, High Society, On the Town, Suddenly, The Detective and Von Ryan's Express. According to his servant, Frank wore elevator shoes regularly.

Frank Sinatra as Tony Rome (alt)

In a biography, an author mentioned: "Frank Sinatra stood five feet seven and a half inches tall. This was his full adult stature; he would never grow even a quarter inch more, though in later years he would give his height variously as five nine, five ten, even five eleven - the maximum he could stretch the truth without pretending to a patently absurd six feet. In later years, he wore lifts in his shoes that got him up to five nine or so."

How tall is Frank Sinatra
1934 Driver License (Height: 5.8, Weight: 130 lbs)
I was born on Dec. 12, 1915. I weigh 157 pounds, I'm 5 feet 10 inches tall - also I drink.
-- 1981

Frank Sinatra driver license
1944 Driving License (Height: 5ft9, Weight 136 lbs)
He was too short for me. I'm five feet eight. I got scoliosis just trying to be the same height as Frank and Gene for the dance scenes.
-- Esther Williams

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Average Guess (65 Votes)
5ft 7.17in (170.6cm)
Slamo said on 8/May/23
Massive complex on his height,5-7. Almost a small man complex.
Arch Stanton said on 25/Feb/23
Got a good look at him with Cary Grant in The Pride and the Passion and I would say he looked no less than this and a weak 5 ft 8, though not entirely convinced Cary Grant was a full 6 ft 1 by that period. "Grant"ed he could look it in his 30s and 40s films.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jan/23
Indeed Leighton, in the film "Double Dynamite" Sinatra is even described as "brown hair, blue eyes, 5ft 10 wearing elevator shoes"!! Looks like it was an in joke by the film makers.
Leighton Tang said on 5/Aug/22

I mean, he was a fond wearer of elevator shoes, which boosted his height by 4 inches. So assuming he was 5'6, he would have been 5'10 in elevators, so claiming that height was technically not out of reach for him.
Meltdown said on 4/Aug/22
"I was born on Dec. 12, 1915. I weigh 157 pounds, I'm 5 feet 10 inches tall. Also I drink." Frank Sinatra, 1981

Imagine being 5ft 7.5 in your prime, reaching 5ft 6.5 by your late 50s, and now being 66 years old, clearly under 5ft 6, and claiming 5ft 10. The man had no shame.
Duhon said on 16/Jul/22
Not particularly short for his generation.
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/22
Dean was never a real 5 ft 11 though, as he would have looked at least 6'1 in his lifts. He could look about 6 ft in his "footwear". I previously said I didn't see Sinatra wear suspicious shoes until later in his career, but I found this from 1958 Click Here look at the heel and ankle
Tech noir said on 2/May/22
The Stallone of the 50 lol with the height claims. His ex girlfriends even stated he used lifts in the shoes. Always wanted to be a tall guy. 5-7.5 imo.
Chris Rosato said on 12/Mar/22
According to a mumber of reputable sources on great Italian American singers, Dean was 5-11.....Vic Damone was 5-10, Frankie Laine was 5'11, Bobby Darin was 5-8, Sinatra was 5-7.5, Buddy Greco was 5-9, Tony Bennet is 5-7, Perry Como, Al Martino and Jerry Vale were 5-6 or under.
Arch Stanton said on 22/Jan/22
LOL he claimed 5 ft 10. Makes sense, Dean Martin was 6'1! :-) I saw a video of him performing live in Vegas from the 70s a week ago and at the beginning he looks in a mirror about 4 times within a few minutes before going out on stage. Like it was an OCD habit like showering 12 times a day. I didn't realise he was as vain and insecure as that! I noticed it more in his older years that his footwear looked sus, I didn't notice it in his films.
Ethan Larsen said on 12/Dec/21
5'7" 1/2 is plausible in morning, I think 5'7" 1/4 is bang on barefoot.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/21
Click Here That was taken I'd guess around 1947-1948, early 30s. Pencil thin.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Sep/21
Sinatra was still extremely thin in Suddenly too, in his late 30s. I could believe as low as a 26 waist as a young man. No chance he was even close to 10 stone any time before his 40s. 171 cm is possible.
Tall Sam said on 29/Aug/21
Yeah I could believe a flat 5’7” for Sinatra and that he could sport elevator shoes. Sterling Hayden made him look like kid sized early in Sinatra’s film career.
Jug said on 25/Aug/21
I know a shoemaker in New York who makes shoes for celebrities and made elevator shoes for Frank, said he was a tiny guy. This is a guy who is about 5’10 telling me this. I would say no more than 5’7 for Frank.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/21
1944 I'd say nearer 120 pounds, what the lovely Ava claimed.
Arch Stanton said on 27/Jun/21
Never be deceived by Bing Crosby Ian, he was the Stallone of his generation. I think in reality they were about the same height. Esther Williams's comment is interesting though, I can't see Sinatra or Kelly under 5 ft 7. I think Gene Kelly was a fraction shorter than Frank.
Jay Tu said on 20/May/21
I think Sinatra was about Wayne Wu's size.
Ian Vector said on 13/May/21
5’ 7.5” is an incredibly generous claim. In the movie “Robin & The 7 Hoods”, Sinatra is shorter in heels than Bing Crosby, who is no taller than 5’ 7”. I’d say 5’ 6” would be a more appropriate estimate for Sinatra. And there’s no way he was 5’ 10” or 5’ 11” like he claimed.
KH said on 5/Feb/21
5'7 at best if you watch his movies. He looks the same size as most of his female costars in heels and I have no reason to believe they were taller then average. Also, 136lb good lord. I was 5'7 when I was 14 before my last growth spurt and thin but I guess I had more muscle then I thought because I weighed about 144 lbs those days. A grown young man at 5'7 weighing 136 lbs thats pretty petite.
slim 6'1 said on 3/Jan/21
Carson 🤦 ikr?! What for?
Canson said on 2/Jan/21
A 5’7 and change claiming 5’11? 🤦‍♂️
Arch Stanton said on 18/Dec/20
136 pounds in 1944, nearly 10 stone?? Not a chance, so skinny his eyes were single file!
Daniel T. Wells said on 17/Dec/20
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Hopefully, it shows this time.
Editor Rob
Frank can look nearly 2 inches taller there.
Daniel T. Wells said on 16/Dec/20

Rob, how much height difference is this?
Editor Rob
there was no photo.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 12/Dec/20
Frank Sinatra was born 105 years ago today. It's hard to believe he's not been with us now for over 22 years. A comical Paul Whitehouse character in 'The Fast Show' was always raving on about him, and watching that show seems like a fortnight away!

5ft7.5 😁🎶

RIP Frank 🕯️ XX
(12/12/1915 - 14/5/1998)
Paul Wood said on 21/Aug/20
I always thought he was 5ft 7in. I can accept a fraction taller but I don't think he was ever 5ft 8in and regarding his arrest record mentioned in a previous comment, he could have been measured with shoes on. Police forces aren't consistent about making people remove shoes to be measured.
Leo2001 said on 8/Jun/20
Listed as 5 ft 8 and 125 lbs when he was arrested.
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Angus said on 7/Jun/20
he was 4 inches max shorther than jfk making him 5 ft 8 or 5 ft 9
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/20
Outrageous claiming nearly 3 inches taller. Dean Martin thought he was 6 ft 1 and Frank 5 ft 10. Makes them look very insecure.
Arch Stanton said on 25/May/20
@ Rob, you might want to add the Ava Gardner quote "Well, there’s only 10 pounds of Frank but there’s 110 pounds of c**k.". So she's saying he was 120 pounds. And that was around 1950. I bet in the late 30s and early 40s he was nearer 110 pounds. "So skinny my eyes are single file" as he'd say.
BJV said on 17/May/20
His height at his WWII draft physical was listed as 5’6”, according to one biographer.
Yang (5 footer 8, 172-173) said on 3/Sep/19
Frank Sinatras height is very similar to Tom Cruise!!!!!
edwards said on 31/Jul/19
a fine example of 5'7.5 guy,i remember him every time i am in new york.
Belle said on 5/Jul/19
Ava Gardner in her memoir book said that Frank was 5'7. There is also a famous quote she said regarding his height, I'll let you Google it, but yeah, he was 5'7. Nothing more.
Yeargain,Miles said on 30/Jun/19
5'9 youth 5'8 older
William Charlton said on 15/May/19
Who cares how tall he was, only Prerry Como comes anywhere near to him as the greatest crooner ever
Ian C. said on 9/Apr/19
Now that I know that Sinatra was short, I'll watch a half hours or so of every Sinatra movie that happens to be on Turner Classic Movies when I'm flipping channels. I just saw a clip from Some Came Running, where Sinatra stands with Dean Martin, who was probably five foot ten. In that scene, Sinatra seems to be about an inch shorter than Martin. Hmm. When Sinatra walks out of the scene, you get a quick look at his feet and, sure enough, he was wearing built up shoes.
Ian C. said on 16/Oct/18
I've just watched about forty minutes of Pal Joey, and Sinatra stands up straight in the foreground on level ground with only one male actor (who is about an inch taller.) He stands on a level floor with Rita Hayworth, who seems to be the same height, except that, suspiciously, she is wearing a long gown that covers her feet. Which suggests that she was probably barefoot.

And Sinatra was thin. This was a little guy, pure and simple.
NorahHoorah said on 11/Oct/18
Rob, how many inches you think did he lose by the time of his death in 1998?
Editor Rob
I don't think an extraordinary amount, near an inch.
IRememberWhenRockWasYoung said on 6/Sep/18
Frank Sinatra had a very small frame and a small head as well. In his old films you can see how some of the female actors had a bigger head than Frank. Would have guessed no more than 5'7.
Ian C said on 3/Aug/18
Now that we know how short Frank was, it's fun to watch his movies and see all the tricks they used to make him seem taller. In Some Came Running he has a long scene with Arthur Kennedy, who was quite a bit taller. When Franks stands up, Kennedy immediately sits down, and vice versa. Or, if they are both standing, one or the other is much closer to the camera.
Jtm said on 29/May/18
5'11? maybe ernest borgnine was really 6'3!
Robby Harris said on 26/May/18
Sinatra did manage to look very close in height to 5'9.5"-5'10" Steve McQueen in Never So Few...hard to believe he'd wear 3" lifts...perhaps McQueen is a little shorter than I initially thought...Sinatra claiming 5'11" is absolutely ludicrous in any case. One of the worst height exaggerations on the forum! Glenn has nothing on this guy (or Feldman). 5'7.5" MAX (without his special lifts)!
handsomeblackbrady1953 said on 14/May/18
OK,the "Chairman of the Board" died 20 years ago today,May 14,1998,a week after singer/songwriter Eddie Rabbitt.He might have been five-seven-and-one-half,but Sammy Davis was five-four,so he wasn't the shortest Rat Packer.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Mar/18
I guess the other Rat Pack were exempt, they'd joke about Sinatra being skinny all the time and Frank would joke about Martin being a drunk, Reality is that Martin was rarely drunk on stage and always in control but it became part of his image.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Feb/18
He was Frank Sinatra, he can claim any height he wanted to! Sorry, but Frank wasn't a genius, he was just exceptionally attuned to the art of living and wise to the world with a good ear and singing voice who used his natural charisma and confidence to propel him into stardom. He made his own luck I think through his huge drive and inner belief. A genius at self confidence and belief perhaps!
Editor Rob
I remember reading a story from a comedian who made a joke about Frank on stage...then he got a visit from a heavy who battered him!

Don't joke about Frank!
M58 said on 24/Feb/18
A 5'7.5" guy claiming 5'11"? How’d he think he was going to get away with that!?
Ian C. said on 12/Feb/18
Okay, Sinatra wore lifts, but this is no more dishonourable for a movie leading man than wearing a hairpiece or a corset. It's a professional necessity. And Sinatra was a very good leading man, and a brilliant actor.

He was likely an authentic I.Q. genius, despite not having completed high school. (He was expelled for being "rowdy.") Watch him in The Manchurian Candidate, and he is capable of word and note perfect acting for several minutes without a camera blink, moving around and delivering complex dialogue with other actors. He habitually did this kind of thing in one take. Think of the concentration and memory you'd need to do that, in a room full of technicians and cameras and lights.

And he drank a lot. He was able to be both a compelling actor and an iconic recording artist while drinking prodigious amounts of alcohol for a man his size.

I would believe 120 pounds, which is just plain little. Despite that handicap, he was known to punch people. He was brave as well as brilliant. A very gifted guy, who made the most of those gifts.
Jose M Garcia said on 20/Sep/17
Im 5'7.5, I have stood next to Frank Sinatra, trust me 5.7" Max. He was a short nice looking guy with very Blue Eyes. I was a tiny bit taller
James said on 20/Sep/17
Gene Kelly was 5'6". Sinatra was barely 5'7".
Arch Stanton said on 19/Sep/17
5'7.5 honestly works out as the best overall guess, if anything he edged out Gene Kelly. A downgrade to 5'7 for Frankie would mean Kelly was lose to G height and Joey Bishop 5'7 range etc.
Dingus said on 11/Sep/17
I think he was a hair over 5'07.00".
James said on 15/May/17
He was 5'7" at his peak, and 5'5" when he died.
Sing Sing said on 25/Mar/17
His peak height would have most likely been a five-foot-eight. So that would have made him a five-sevenish in his later years.
height lover said on 17/Jan/17
he's like 5'7.7 max, i think he's taller than 5'7.5, tony bennet is a bit under 5'6, he clearly looks shorter than frank in the pics, i don't get why they're both billed as the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 3/Jan/17
This had to have been the max he could have been, check out Shirley Maclaine in flips flops here with Sinatra in shoes Click Here And Shirley could look 5 ft 6 range.
vg said on 30/Nov/16
Short in the 30's? Wouldn't say so since the average male height in the 60's used to be a bit over 5ft 8. (Instead of going to Our World In Data, check some actual reports of the time.)

Average Height today -- 5'9.5" to 5'10.5"; back then, however, it was different. I'd say he was bang on average by the time he shifted into adulthood. Also, would believe he scraped the 5'8" mark right out of bed throughout the larger part of his younger years (post attaining full stature that is).
Arch Stanton said on 8/Nov/16
Yeah Anka might have been 5 ft 4 and change.

What amazes me about Sinatra is that he wasn't a big guy, thought of himself as small as he described himself as a "little guy" in one concert, was scarred and partly disfigured facially at birth, wasn't the most naturally gifted of singers or actors to be "frank", and was moody and downright rude at times, but we all perceive him as a world giant, larger than life itself. I think he's one of those people who demonstrate that you can really make your own luck if you roll with life and believe in yourself. Perhaps he had to get really famous to fill an inner inadequacy, but he sort of created his own world. It was that inner belief that he could be the best and constant drive.
Brad said on 5/Jul/16
How tall is Paul Anka? He says 5' 6" in his bio but more like 5' 4" as gets owned by Frank easy, 6" by McCartney, 5" easy by Michael Jackson.
Bonnie said on 22/Jun/16
5'7" is very short for males in any generation to me. A great height for a man is 6' to 6'2
Tom said on 9/Jun/16
5'7" wasn't short at that time. It was disappointing that Sinatra funded terrorism though.
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jun/16
5 ft 7 is short for this generation but not very short. 5'7 range for Sinatra's generation was pretty much in average range.
Will said on 31/May/16
Yes, Frank Sinatra stood only 5'7". He is pretty much still considered to be a very short guy IMO. BTW, he had a magnificent singing voice as a singer. Besides Sinatra always ruled the music show biz.
Arch Stanton said on 7/May/16
Really dwarfed by George Kennedy in Dirty Dingus Magee. Kennedy made Sinatra look 5 ft 6 range, no kidding!!
Thi guy is a loser down here said on 17/Mar/16
Dee V. Hill --- Author.. Wow such vivid recollections for a man who claims 6'4". No one cares about your fake height...They don't care about your misinterpreted perception. Your old as Sinatra, you probably are close to dead, and closer to 6 foot now that your in your 70's. So go be an author and write more fiction since what you consist of pure fiction. By the way Sinatra is short, so arguing over couple inches is quite sad. Especially when you said you saw him in 1959, that made me laugh all day....
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jan/16
His footwear didn't look sus in High Society Sue, Bing Crosby on the other hand was wearing his usual highback customs and accounts for why he looked about 1.5 inches taller than Sinatra in the film. In reality, about the same height.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jan/16
Amusing the lengths people will go to on here. Sinatra's parents were very short, though probably not too unusual for Italy at the time, his mother was in 4'11-5' range and his father looked no more than 5'3", though a boxer and quite tough looking like Frank was. Sinatra edged Gene Kelly who was around 5 ft 7, I have him at 5'7.25. Sinatra could look 5'7 flat with Mitchum barefoot but generally I think this is spot on.
littlesue said on 9/Jan/16
No way was Frank as short as 5ft 4!! I have a pic of him walking with Ava Gardner barefoot and he about inch taller, no way was she 5ft 3! also look at him in High Society with 5ft 6 Grace Kelly, he was slightly taller than her, he may have been wearing lifts but she wearing heels
Dee V. Hill --- Author said on 9/Jan/16
I saw Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin in Vegas while they were shooting "Oceans 11" in '59. Sinatra wasn't even close to 5'7? I'm 6'4, & he was a good foot shorter than me. My best friend & I were standing within 10 ft. from them both while they were playing each other 5 card "Stud" for

My best friend & I saw Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin playing each other "STUD" poker, at the Sands Hotel after we watched them shooting 3 if the actual scenes of Oceans 11, in '59 we were standing no more than 10 ft. from them. We watched them come put into the Sands Casino where we were playing Black Jack. Frank & Dean came & were playing for
$100 a hand, & yes he had at least one & a half inch elevator shoes on, & he was maybe 5' 5" MAX! We watched the entire "RAT PACK" do an unrehearsed midnight show at the "Sands Hotel" after we watched 3 of the actual scenes of the movie being shot there! I'm 6' 4" & I was at least a foot taller than Frank, & at least 7" taller than Dean! 1-8-'16
Cantchooseaname said on 9/Nov/15
What would you say was his peak height and his last height?
Editor Rob
I don't think he dropped anything huge, an inch maybe, but not more.
Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/15
What's amusing is that in his earlier recordings in the forties he sounded more refined, like he was trying to emulate Bing Crosby. But by the mid 50s he started to sound more brash (and natural).
Arch Stanton said on 28/Aug/15
OK he was never the greatest of singers and was overrated musically but the 1978 Caesar's Palace performance I've seen he was still rather good I thought.
littlesue said on 25/Aug/15
Saw Sinatra in 1980 at the Royal Albert Hall, he was as bad as a pub singer by this time but still held the audience in his hand due to his auroa as a star
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/15
You can't blame him for the massive ego though, two enormously successful careers, respect from even the baddest mafia members and married to Ava Gardner at her most beautiful in the 50s. I think Sinatra would argue that you can make your own luck with the right attitude.
Arch Stanton said on 23/Aug/15
@Mande Until you see him barefoot with Bob Mitchum in Not as a Stranger and barely looked over the 5 ft 7 mark. Yes, he can consistently look easily 5 ft 8 on screen. He could certainly look 172 at times. I think this is OK.

I can't stop listening to Sinatra's live concerts Sam, he was an awesome entertainer and really a funny guy, but yeah you can tell he'd be an insufferable a-hole to be around for too long and I get the impression he'd be the type who when drunk can get particularly nasty and turn on you just like that. He did have the biggest ego in the world, but that got him to the top.
mande2013 said on 21/Aug/15
I'm becoming more and more convinced everyday that Sinatra may have even been 5'7.75-5'8 range, maybe being a hair under the 5'8 mark at night in his prime. Look at the picture with Capra and Edward G. Robinson.
Sam said on 17/Aug/15
Yeah, he has Bob Dylan's fibbing beat by half an inch...Sinatra strikes as enjoyable as a audience member but would have insufferable to be around in person due to his Godzilla-sized ego, somewhat unstandable as he came from quite little and became a giant in two fields of entertainment.
Brad said on 14/Aug/15
His '82 concert program has him listed as 5' 11". He takes the height fibbing crown.
chenz55 said on 4/Aug/15
Sinatra was a little over 5'6" met him at the Westchester premier theater in new York Westchester county........
Arch Stanton said on 11/Apr/15
Yeah Deano is hard to nail down. If you watch Artists and Models I think it was there's a barefoot scene, he's in flip flops and the actress can't remember if it was Shirley MacClaine or Dorothy Malone barefoot and briefly you can see he wasn't much taller! was very difficult to see over 5'9 there. Generally though I think he could pull off looking about 5 ft 10 and near 6 ft in the lifts.
Steve said on 9/Apr/15
Yep. Crosby was an hibitual lift wearer. He must have been sensitive about his height.

As for Dean, I always wondered why a semi-tall actor would wear lifts. Then I watched the time he appeared on The Tonight Show. Carson was taller than him by at least an inch. Dean must have left his lifts at home that night.

Perhaps Dean was around 5'9". With lifts he could hit slightly over 5'11".
Arch Stanton said on 7/Apr/15
Steve, have you noticed that in every film Bing Crosby wears his highbacks like clockwork?
Arch Stanton said on 7/Apr/15
Yes, unlike Dean Martin and Bing Crosby!
Steve said on 7/Apr/15
Sinatra rarely wore lifts. I think he couldn't care less he was short. Total opposite of say Stallone or Tom Cruise.
Mc51295 said on 31/Mar/15
5'7.5 in the morning, 5'7 at night. Seemed typical for that time.
Danimal said on 30/Mar/15
Was supposedly measured by the ARMY at 169cm, which comes out to 5'6.5". Seems about right to me.
Steve said on 22/Feb/15
Sinatra was delivered using forceps. It tore off one ear lobe and scarred the side of his face.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Feb/15
His footwear looks sus in The Joker is Wild. There's a scene in which he's lying on the bed and is looks like Cuban heels with a bit of an added lift inside judging by the angle. Not often I see him in shoes like that.

Just read that Sinatra was scarred at birth. I think you can see the scar on the side of his face. I knew he sort of looked a bit pock marked but didn't quite realise it was a scar.
Arch Stanton said on 4/Jan/15
Well he looked about 1.5 inches taller than Doris Day in Young at Heart. Didn't look like he was wearing lifts either. And a lot of people will claim Doris was at least 5 ft 7. I think he generally looked weak 5 ft 8 rather than 5'7".
Robby D said on 8/Dec/14
I watched a rerun of "From Here To Eternity" yesterday and Sinatra looked barely 5'7" I doubt he was 5'7 1/2" barefoot.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Dec/14
Nah, there's a scene in which Sinatra and Mitchum are barefoot and face to face and Sinatra is almost 6 inches shorter. About 5.5 inches as listed here.
Arch Stanton said on 1/Dec/14
Looked a whisker under 5 ft 8 next to Mitchum in Not as a Stranger. 172cm is quite possible.
Arch Stanton said on 21/Nov/14
Rubbish Judd. In The Tender Trap Sinatra is in his socks and 5'7" listed David Wayne in sandals and Sinatra looked easily an inch taller. I suspect Wayne was more 5'6" range but he didn't look under this.
Judd said on 31/Oct/14
5'6.5" was spot on
Arch Stanton said on 13/Aug/14
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That's one of the scenes with Sinatra and Blocker. Blocker looked easily 6 ft 5 actually next to him in that scene although Sinatra wasn't stood as straight as possible at times.
Sam said on 12/Aug/14
Yeah Blocker was a huge monster of a guy, his chest and arms look totally massive.
Arch Stanton said on 12/Aug/14
You could tell in a way that Crosby loathed Sinatra even in the film!!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/14
Dan Blocker was a huge guy, easily 6 ft 4 and 300 pounds!
Arch Stanton said on 11/Aug/14
Yeha in some films he really did pull off looking a solid 5'9 er. He was definitely wearing lifts in Some Came Running, but in quite a few films his footwear looks pretty normal. If he was wearing customs they were fairly moderate and very well disguised. Bing Crosby though every single movie of his I've seen he's wearing the high backs and stood with Stallone like posture when stood up close to other actors!!
Sam said on 11/Aug/14
Dan Blocker looks to me like the actor who played the self-titled "Yellow King" on True Detective...the climatic fight would have been more effective if he was actually as massive as Blocker.

Anyway, I did get the sense in some films that Sinatra's wearing lifts just not in High Society, whereas Bing Crosby clearly was. IMO, Sinatra and Crosby in that made me miss Grant and Stewart quite a bit, both were natural performers but were far outclassed in charisma, acting ability and comic timing in those roles by the guys in The Philadelphia Story, Grace Kelly was the only one I thought fit well although I still wouldn't place her above Hepburn.
Arch Stanton said on 9/Aug/14
In Tony Rome and Lady in Cement at times he could honestly look 5'9 range. It was only when he stood right up close with huge 6'4-6'5" 300 pound Dan Blocker you could see he was about this. Blocker dwarfed him!
Arch Stanton said on 17/Jun/14
Rob can you add a photo?
Arch Stanton said on 12/Jun/14
Thanks for that. Seen all of the film mentioned. Wasn't too keen on Some Came Running though. I don't think he really did romantic leading man roles very well, he came across as a bit creepy and forceful I thought in such roles.
Arch Stanton said on 11/Jun/14
Rob can you update this with American singer and actor, best remembered for songs like "My Way", Come Fly With me" and "Fly Me To Moon" and for roles in films like Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate, From Here to Eternity, Guys and Dolls, High Society, On the Town, Suddenly, The Detective and Von Ryan's Express.
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/14
Yeah he's definitely wearing lifts in Some Came Running. in one scene he walks out the villa and as he walks his trousers legs come up and you can see the high back on them and the popping out look. Must have been Martin's influence rubbing off on him!
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/14
He looks 5'7" range next to 5'10 Arthur Kennedy though and his shoes looks suspiciously clumpy. I don't often get the impression he's wearing lifts, unlike Bing Crosby and Dean Martin!
Arch Stanton said on 10/Jun/14
Must have been in lifts in Some Came Running as he looks 1.5 inches taller than Shirley MacLaine!
Sam said on 24/Mar/14
What about Paul Anka then?
Can you see him as a strong 5'5, Rob?
Jeff C said on 29/Jan/14
Although known more for his baritone voice, Sinatra was a hell of an actor. My favorites are The Manchurian Candidate, Suddenly, both taking out of ciculation after the assasination of JFK and From Here to Eternity. As for his peak height, I think this is a pretty good listing.
Mr. Kaplan said on 19/Jan/14
Posted this before, but the army measured him at 169 cm.
Editor Rob
what is the reference for this, it would be of great use to discover it! I have a quote from a biographer I'm going to add about his height...
Arch Stanton said on 6/Jan/14
Robby D, you also say Sinatra was the same height as Gene Kelly, but in On The Town I think when level he looks a bit taller. He was also only about an inch shorter than Brando. I can't see him under this.
Robby D said on 28/Dec/13
I saw the movie "Oceans Eleven" last week and Frank Sinatra was standing eye to eye with Angie Dickenson who is listed as 5'5" in height and she looked a tad taller than him. Granted she was wearing heels but they were not very high and Sinatra was wearing dress shoes with a heel of about an inch. On that basis I would say he was 5'7" maximum.
Arch Stanton said on 26/Dec/13
Looks at least this next a heeled Grace Kelly in High Society, his footwear looks normal, unlike Bing's...
Arch Stanton said on 24/Dec/13
Who was the super short guy in Guys and Dolls? I'd guess he was 5 ft flat tops. Sinatra looked about 8 inches taller!!
Arch Stanton said on 24/Dec/13
Spot on. Barely an inch taller than Brando in Guys and Dolls who was around 174cm I think.
Arch Stanton said on 14/Sep/13
I looked at his footwear in his earlier films and they didn't look suspicious. H was extremely thin in the 40s and 50s like 120 pounds max. In the Manchurian Candidate he looks about 20 pounds heavier and more a decent sort of weight. He had such a tremendous aura about him which is extremely rare. It's in his eyes, he was one guy in a million for sure.
Brad said on 8/Aug/13
As listed. Built up footwear the norm.
Ian C. said on 28/Jul/13
I recall a biography of Sinatra that reprinted his U.S. Army draftboard assessment, in which he was listed at 5 foot 7.
Sam said on 16/Jul/13
Looked around as listed next to 6'1" Cary Grant:
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Will said on 13/Feb/13
Frank Sinatra was around 5ft 7 - 5ft 8. But he was never called Frank's 5ft 9in ever. Though I don't think he was even measured. He has been said to be just at 5'7 1/2" tall, IMO. He is a rather small guy, enough said.
Rob Bryant said on 3/Feb/13
I saw Frank at the Ali / Norton rematch at the Forum in the early 70's. 5'-7" would be a good estimate of his height. I have to say he was honest. Check it out all of these short actors that were Frank's height or shorter have themselves listed at 5'-9".
Will said on 29/Jan/13
Frank Sinatra was short. So stating his height as 5ft 7 would be called appropriate. 'Cause 5ft 7 is short.
toby said on 27/Dec/12
5'7 , 120 pounds. Tiny man with a big voice
Matt said on 11/Nov/12
Always seemed a tad bit shorter than Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh. BUT sometimes they evened up in height...I guess because Sinatra had a smaller frame...Hm..might have to watch that movie again.
poodle said on 1/Feb/12
@runt: battle of the toupees as well! still, gotta love them both :-)
runt said on 26/Jan/12
battle of the lifts between Sinatra and Crosby neither's footwear is shown.

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Mr. Kaplan said on 23/Jan/12
Lancaster was 6'1", Clift, 5'10", Borgnine, 5'10"-5'11". Sinatra was 5'7" and his thin build made him look even smaller.
jackie said on 7/Jan/12
Currently watching "From Here to Eternity". Absolutely everyone towers over Frank Sinatre, including the ladies although they are probably wearing heels. Burt Lancaster, the lead, reputed to be 6'1" looked like a giant alongside him.
Omar said on 2/Dec/11
On stage he was a GIANT! My father met him he said he was an average 5'7'' guy
dmeyer said on 11/Nov/11
jake how tall are you morning and evening
jake, 1.82 m- 1.83 m said on 9/Nov/11
He was taller than Janet Leigh in The Manchurian Candidate, by maybe 2 inches.
guyfrommars said on 28/Sep/11
He looked around 2-inches taller than Louis Armstrong (usually described as 5'6") when they performed together. Dunno about their footwear.
Parker said on 7/Sep/11
Carl says on 7/Sep/11
Elvis was six feet and clearly towers over Frank on the 'Welcome Home Show' of 1960 for Elvis after being discharged from the army.Frank was a solid 5ft 7.5ins, maybe 5 8.5 with his lifts.

1 inch over barefoot in 'lifts'? Do you mean shoes?
Carl said on 7/Sep/11
Elvis was six feet and clearly towers over Frank on the 'Welcome Home Show' of 1960 for Elvis after being discharged from the army.Frank was a solid 5ft 7.5ins, maybe 5 8.5 with his lifts.
R.A. said on 12/Aug/11
Wow I sincerely believe the heights given here, but I'm actually very surprised Frank Sinatra is 5'7.5". Yet, this man has probably one of the best voices of all time.
Mr. Kaplan said on 26/Jul/11
Let's be fair, Frank has never been, and has never looked six feet tall in his life. And I say this as a huge fan.
cj said on 26/Jul/11
well if Elvis was 6 foot then Sinatra was 6 foot because i have a picture in my Elvis book that shows them standing together singing with normal shoes on at the same height, so there the proofs in the picture, you are all wrong
Mr. Kaplan said on 12/Jul/11
Back to Frank, one of his biographies says that he was measured at 169 cm when he was called up for the military during WW2(He was turned down for health problems, but that's another story).
Mr. Kaplan said on 10/Jul/11
Elvis said himself that he never made it to six feet. To be fair, I don't think the army bother with a quarter of an inch or so.
Joe Bloggs said on 9/Jul/11
My father, who was 5ft6/1m68, met Frank Sinatra in their both-later years and my father estimated Ol'Bloodshot Eyes's height to be 5ft9/1m75. The mugshot "5ft8" figure would seem to be accurate; Frank was probably wearing lifts to get himself from 5ft7+change to 5ft9 in later years to more closely correspond to his announced height and people's perceptions.
Carloski said on 8/Jun/11
Elvis was six feet as per recorded by the US army on four occassions, check the US military archives! Fact!
Mr. Kaplan said on 14/May/11
Elvis was not even six feet. Very very close to it, thought.
Jim Morrison said on 15/Mar/11
As a singer he was a giant
Will said on 12/Mar/11
Mongo, Sinatra is 5'10" because he is wearing the 3 inches of elevator shoes aka lifts. BTW, Sinatra is about 5'7"-5'7 1/2".
Mongo said on 10/Mar/11
As anyone can see in the famous video of Sinatra and Elvis singing "love Me Tender", Sinatra is no more than 3 inches shorter than the 6.1ft Elvis. Sinatra a Solid 5.10
Sir loin of Beef said on 10/Mar/11
As anyone can see in the famous video of Sinatra and Elvis singing "love Me Tender", Sinatra is no more than 3 inches shorter than the 6.1ft Elvis. Sinatra a Solid 5.10
Mr. Kaplan said on 26/Jan/11
Bing and him were both 5'7".
Will said on 21/Jan/11
There was no doubt that Sinatra was 5'7 1/2" barefoot. He was slightly shorter than 5'8" Bing Crosby. Even though Sinatra wore lifts he was of average height.
lord snooty said on 18/Jan/11
Never 5'7" without lifts. When they made his original waxwork dummy for Mme Toussauds in London, they had to make it 6" taller than his real height so people would recognize who it was, they were so used to hius PR height with lifts and studio spin. I'd say probably 5'4" in bare feet.
guyfrommars said on 10/Jan/11
Mr. Kaplan: You're correct. I've just seen Robin and the 7 Hoods, and Sinatra looked 3 inches shorter than 5'10" Dean Martin. I guess both of them wore lifts, as they always used to.
G-Papa said on 5/Jan/11
I was at a party about 7 years ago. Ernest Borgnine was there too. I had a long conversation with him (he was adamant that the Hollywood folks should fund another go around of McHale's Navy). I'm 5'8.5" - Borgnine is 5'9".
JimH said on 6/Jul/09
It is the VOICE that counts. I am 65 years old, 5 ft 11 in tall, a widower, and I have a tenor voice that sounds somewhat like Frank Sinatra. I sing at karaoke regularly, and when I sing Frank, it never fails to impress the women present.
Frank2 said on 1/Jul/09
Harvey was in the neighborhood of 6' give or take half an inch. He was extremely thin so he looked taller on camera. Frank probably wore lifts in the film.
RisingForce said on 30/Jun/09
How tall was Laurence Harvey? Sinatra looked about 4 inches shorter than Harvey in the Manchurian Candidate.
guyfrommars said on 28/Jun/09
It seems Sinatra and Gene Kelly are listed the same height here. As I recall Sinatra looked a tad taller in the movie "On the Town", probably wore bigger lifts.
RisingForce said on 13/Jun/09
But usually only 6 footers seem to state they're shorter than they are. I don't think Ernest would seem too big at 5'10" or 5'11". And the quote was recent so I doubt he'd feel the need to downgrade himself for any particular reason at his age.

I find it extremely possible that he was 5'10" or 5'11", but if that's the case then I find it more likely that he didn't know his own height back then.
Brad said on 12/Jun/09
Sinatra was 5' 7". How tall was Mia? He owned her. True about Sinatra driving himself. He'd drive Nancy Jr. around in a Thunderbird from her high school by UCLA I've had people tell me who went there. Golf clubs thrown in the back seat.
Frank2 said on 12/Jun/09
Borgnine didn't wear lifts the night I was with him and his bride in Vegas. That I'm positive of.

I remember back when Lon Cheney Jr. stated that he was only 6' tall and that people overestimated his height. In reality, Cheney was closer to 6'2". I think he said that because he was finding it hard to find roles since most producers felt he was too big and imposing which he was. So he downgraded his height on purpose. Maybe Borgnine did the same thing. I do know that in JUBAL, he and 5'11" Glenn Ford look to be the same height. And back when Borgnine did McHale's Navy, TV Guide wrote that he was 6'.
RisingForce said on 12/Jun/09
Yeah I read Ernest's 5'9" claim in an article that had an excerpt from his book, but it sounds to me like he was referring to his height when he was starting out in Hollywood.

"So I'm sitting in my Beverly Hills home, the one I bought in 1965, watching the Golden Globes, looking at all the fresh young faces (to my eyes, sixty is fresh and young!), and thinking, If I were starting out today, what kind of parts would I be playing?

Given my size
Frank2 said on 11/Jun/09
I saw Sinatra at some charity event in the very early 1970s. I said "hello" and he looked at me like he was thinking, "who in the hell are you?" And in the very early 1980s I saw him perform in concert at the Universal Amphitheater. In fact, I saw him twice over a period of a couple of years. And one time he pulled up right next to me while driving his Rolls Royce. I believe that was when I was driving to one of his concerts. I was surprised he was driving himself and not being chauffeured. And I do recollect seeing him one day at Warner Brothers, but that was from a distance. He was walking with some people. He appeared to be the shortest guy in the group.

When I saw him on stage in the early 1980s, I did notice he wore boots with huge heels.

As for Borgnine, I saw him interviewed somewhere, I believe TCM, and he said when he did FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, Sinatra was surprised that he was so much taller than him and said so.

Where did Borgnine claim he's 5'9"? In his book? Maybe he's now 5'9".
RisingForce said on 11/Jun/09
I actually watched it on TCM a few days ago as well. There are some scenes where the difference looks less between Clift and Sinatra. I also noticed that Clift's 5'10" claim looked a bit high. I'd guess he was more like 5'9".

Frank2, did you meet Sinatra? 5'7" sounds about right for him. I have to wonder though, if Borgnine was atleast 5'10" then why did he claim he was 5'9"?
Frank2 said on 11/Jun/09
"In From Here To Eternity he was only an inch or an inch and a half shorter than Montgomery Clift who is supposedly 5'10", even in full shots."

Nope. If anything, Clift looks to be a solid two to two and a half inches taller than Frank. I just watched that film when TCM ran it. Check it out with this section on youtube. Go to approximately 2:14 and then watch: Click Here
Frank2 said on 10/Jun/09
Sinatra was 5'7". So was Kelly.

Clift was about 5' 9 1/2" at best. When he got older after his near fatal car accident, he lost about an inch.

I met Jack Warden and he looked to be a solid 5'10".

And I and once spent a great evening with Borgnine and his then brand new child bride in Las Vegas at a charity benefit put on by The City of Hope. We sat next to each other and then after the event finished we went gambling. Borgnine was a terrific raconteur. He told me a bunch of fascinating stories about Hollywood and the famous people he worked with. That was long before he met and married Tova. Borgnine was at least 5'10". I seem to remember that at times when he stood up straight he was as tall as I am. But he was at least 5'10".

And yes, in FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Borgnine wore lifts. They wanted him to appear to be a giant next to Sinatra.
RisingForce said on 10/Jun/09
Frank could look taller. In From Here To Eternity he was only an inch or an inch and a half shorter than Montgomery Clift who is supposedly 5'10", even in full shots. In the same film I think he was about 2 or 2 1/2 inches shorter than Ernest Borgnine who claims to be 5'9", but had big heels in a later scene. I believe 5'10" Jack Warden had only about 2 inches on Sinatra as well. I noticed in the film though that Frank's legs seemed unusually long.

I think that 5'7", 5'7.5" for Sinatra is about right with lifts that boosted him about an inch in comparison to other actors which is why some would think he's atleast 5'8".
Ginger said on 20/May/09
This seems improbable at best - either Sinatra or Gene Kelly's listing is inaccurate. In both Anchors Aweigh & On The Town, Sinatra was shorter than Kelly (not substantially, but enough for a visual disparity). Kelly's first wife claimed (in The Memory of All That) he was 5'8", which would make 5'7" or even 5'6" for Sinatra more likely.
GF said on 15/Apr/09
Buddy Rich is listed as 5'9" on the official site. Sinatra listed online as 5'7."
Patrick said on 30/Mar/09
The great man, singer and actor who was Dean Martin never, ever was if only 6' tall. I bet 5'11 or so when young and 5'10 minimum anyway.
Frank had to act on high platforms in "Suddenly" (1954) not to be dwarfed by the gigantic Sterling Hayden who acted bare feet!
benwelden said on 28/Mar/09
About Dean Martin and his height, go find the episode of Dean's TV show in which he welcomes John Wayne as a surprise guest. Dean says the following after "the Duke" leaves the stage. "I'm 6'1" and I look like nothin'."
Eric said on 16/Mar/09
Just saw a picture of him next to Sammy Davis Jr. which is why I searched his height in the first place, not more than an inch and a half taller.
guyfrommars said on 23/Dec/08
Sheila30: Men over 6ft try to compensate the fact that most of the world's (and history's) leading artists, entertainers, politicans, decision makers, etc. are short guys, so they began to chatter about how much their height matters. Sinatra was 5ft7 and had the greatest voice ever. A true entertainer, a class of his own.
jon said on 24/Oct/08
elvis was 6 foot even and sinatra had lifts on next to him
Frank2 said on 1/Aug/08
And Elvis was still a lot taller. And Elvis was not quite 6'.
Brad said on 31/Jul/08
Wore big lifts with Elvis.
Frank2 said on 30/Jul/08
Sinatra was 5'7" and usually wore lifts. I met Michael Jackson and he was about three inches shorter than me and I stand an even 5'11".
Sheila30 said on 17/Jul/08
Frank Sinatra was THE most enchanting man his singing voice was all he needed be he 5.7 or 5foot 2! Men over 6ft seem to think its inches that count be it height or another body part! For me its a mans VOICE thats the turn on
Dan said on 13/Jul/08
Looks at least 5'8" next to Michael Jackson who's listed as 5'9".
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Davey said on 9/Jul/08
this shows you that its all about confidence and not height.
Mr F said on 28/Apr/08
Just posted this on the Dean Martin thread, but thought it could prove helpful here, as well. Personally, I've no doubt that Dean stood ~5'10" (tops) while Frank was ~5'7", max. Check out this old Rat Pack clip and see if it helps to clarify things. Get ready for a surprise, because its not the four guys you'd expect to see! Click Here
Roger Field said on 16/Mar/08
Judging by Frank Sinatra's proximity to Merle Travis in "From Here to Eternity' I would say that he was about 5'8" although it is difficult to say from the film. I visited Merle Travis at his home in Hendersonville near Nashville to play guitar with him in 1971 and I have a photo of Travis and myself standing together where he appears to be at least 6' tall. Roger Field
Anthony said on 25/Nov/07
I read he weighed 135 pounds. He didn't fill out until the time he started Reprise in 1960.
Anthony said on 12/Oct/07
Actually, the book said 5'7.
GeneP said on 12/Oct/07
In his book 'Mr. S' George Jacobs, Sinatra's 1960s valet, said he wore lifts but was 5'8" barefoot.
Anthony said on 24/Jul/07
Yes,I loved him since I was a kid. I always knew he was short.
glenn said on 23/Jul/07
favorite artist ever? he seemed 5-7 to me whenever i saw him.
Anthony said on 23/Jul/07
In the book "Mr. S", Frank's servant of 15 years, George Jacobs, says Frank was 5'7 and had a closet full of elevator shoes.
Anthony said on 26/May/07
Sinatra's y favorite artist ever I'd say 5'7.5 lookes righht. Frank was skinny when he was younger (he often joked about it, once qupping in one of his tv specials that he weighed less than Tommy Dorsey's trombone), and he also had good lifts, so he often can give a tall impression in photos when he was alone. His height didn't become apparent untiil he was neext o guys who were either not much shorter than him or a lot taller than him (JFK beats him by 5 inches in every photo I've seen of them). Who cares, thouhgh? He was the best.
Max said on 25/Feb/07
We have a couple shorter fellows at work, the have stated on a few occasions that 6' would be their desired height. At 6'5" barefoot and 300 lbs with a weightlifting background I can related from the other side. There are times when I feel too big however, they don't make reverse lifts .
TeritoneC said on 17/Jan/07
Concerning Tiger's previous statement about 6' being the desired height for men who are under '6: I myself am 5'7", and would feel completely fine at only achieving a height of 5'10". I really have no desire for those extra two inches. Just from the perspective of one who has to live with such things :-)
MHouillon said on 14/Dec/06
I think, he was not shorter than Tom Cruise is. Cruise is 172cm on this site (Cruise is a proper 170cm), Frankie is a 172cm also.
MHouillon said on 26/Oct/06
Thanks, Vivian. That's what I'm saying ! Frank Sinatra was 172cm (5'7.5"). Rob, why don't you downgrade him a bit ?
Regus said on 30/Sep/06
Mathis was a surprise, but shouldn't have been considering. Great voice as it is.
Brad said on 4/Sep/06
100% correct. My father would take the elevated from Woodlawn to see him at The Paramount. He was a short skinny guy.
Vivian said on 30/Aug/06
First off, let's set the record straight. Old Blue Eyes was 5 foot 7 and a half. I would know because I'm his biggest fan. He was about to enter the army, and they measured him. And we all know that measuring tapes don't lie.

Brad said on 12/Aug/06
Celebs are experts at covering their personal life: George Maharis, Ricky Martin, Clay Aiken, Johnny Mathis, etc..
Frank2 said on 9/Aug/06
Deborah Kerr was no more 5'7" than Sinatra was 5'8". Kerr was about 5'5". Celebs are such BS'er's.
Brad said on 9/Aug/06
5' 7" and a skinny guy. He shoulda ate where Jimmy Roselli ate in the neighborhood. Now Roselli could sing! My-lone!!!
Rut said on 29/Jul/06
Oke, first of all, Sinatra wasn't 5 ft 7, total bulls***, 174 barefoot is likely possible..
Here's an interesting quote out of a book by Deborah Kerr (not more than five seven barefoot herself): I'm very tall you see, and both Frank and Dino(are) very short. They called me the "Jolly green giant".
frank p said on 28/Jul/06
These comments are actually refeshing to me. I met a woman last year who actually grew up in the tenement next to Sinatra in New Jersey. She is 79 today and very alert. According to her, Sinatra and she were the same height. She is 5"7. I know there are vaiables, BUT, I think that sounds reasonable to me.
Glenn said on 19/Jun/06
I met him plenty of times.5-6 with a slouch.5-8 in his youth?
leonari said on 16/Jun/06
NOBODY by seeing Wilhelm Defoe on TV would think he is 5'6 or 5'7" and there is enough eveidence here on ROB site that more or less proves he is in the 5'6" department. Defoe same as Sinatra has a very thin frame,like Sinatra wears lifts and most importantly: GOOD proportions. Another thing almost nobody on this site ever mentions. A well proportioned person by standing alone in a pic can look tall even at 5'6"...PROPORTIONS!! Look at Robbie Williams: He has very bad proportions. Short legs long very wide upper body. The guy never looks 6 feet! BUT HE IS!!
leonari said on 16/Jun/06
I have to say that most guys on this site don't understand HOLLYWOOD. It's world of illusions. Not only in the movies. YES I belive Frank2: Lifts are a very common practice for the stars on the shorter side of things. 90 % on this site have fallen exctly what the big screen and TV creates: the illusion of larger than life. Sinatra can't be 5'7"...He was a superstar!! A Superstar can't be that short. BULLs***. Thats what I say: BULL!Wake up people!! Frank Sinatra was short. He wore bad lifts,even in his movies, but in his heyday he had a very skinny frame which makes you appear taller on screen especially if you wear 2 inch lifts...
MHouillon said on 13/Jun/06
Rob, the most people want to see Frankie at 5'7.... Give him a 172cm-compromise to make us all happy.

Frank2 said on 27/Apr/06
Sinatra is five inches shorter than 6' JFK: Click Here

Sinatra next to 5'7" Bing Crosby and 5'10" Dean Martin: Click Here

Kay Starr, DJ and record producer Gene Norman who was about 5'11", Sinatra and 5'5" Virginia Mayo: Click Here

5'11" Sugar Ray Robinson with Sinatra: Click Here
By the time of this photo, both men had lost height.

Two 5'7" guys wearing lifts are still no taller than 5'5" Rosemary Clooney wearing four inch high heels: Click Here

Clooney next to 5'11" Danny Kaye as well as 5'5" Mitzi Gaynor and 5'7" Crosby: Click Here

Sinatra and Bing: Click Here

Frank2 said on 27/Apr/06
So? Go with what you believe to be true and I'll go with what I know to be true.
Dominic said on 26/Apr/06
I've never seen Frank listed below 5'8 until you came on here and said he was 5'7. I am gonna go with other sources suggesting he was 5'8.
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
David Wayne next to 6' 1" Ezio Pinza: Click Here

Wayne and tiny June Allyson: Click Here

Allyson next to 5'10" Arthur Kennedy: Click Here

5'11" Dick Powell with David Wayne: Click Here

Now that we've established that David Wayne was 5'7" please watch The Tender Trap. In it Wayne is the same height as Sinatra. The exact, same height!!
Frank2 said on 26/Apr/06
Frank was exactly the same height as Gene Kelly and David Wayne. I met them all and they were all 5'7".
Dominic said on 25/Apr/06
He was 5'10 with lifts and 5'8 without shoes. He was obviously taller than Cruise from the picture where they were standing together.
Dominic said on 25/Apr/06
He was 5'10 with lifts and 5'8 with shoes. He was obviously taller than Cruise from the picture where they were standing together.
D. Ray Morton said on 9/Apr/06
Thanks for the links, Frank2. Great photos.

I met Buddy in '82 and again in '86. My impression was shortish guy (5'6" tops), monster presence. He might've been 5'7" back in the Dorsey days.
Frank2 said on 9/Apr/06
Here's Buddy on the right with 5'10" Jerry Lewis on the left: Click Here

Buddy with 6'1" Jack Jones: Click Here

Someday Tiger will believe me about the heights of the rich and famous.
D. Ray Morton said on 7/Apr/06
I didn't know da guy, but I'd have to guess 5'7". He was fractionally taller than Buddy Rich and Buddy was 5'6".
Frank2 said on 20/Mar/06
Frank would have been exactly seven inches shorter than 6'1" Mitchum since Ol' Blue Eyes was 5'7". And back then Frank only eighed about 135 lbs. while Mitchum tipped the scales at 200 lbs. What I'd love to see is a photo of Mitchum standing next to supposedly 6' Dean Martin with Dino not wearing lifts. Then you'd see than Martin was about 5'10" as I've repeatedly stated.
larry said on 20/Mar/06
Look at Sinatra beside Robert Michum in NOT AS A STRANGER; he looks 5-6 inches and 70-80 pounds less in that picture. He looked a good 3" shorter than Dean Martin in several movies. But Mr. Martin (whose singing I also LOVE) never looked 6' to me - more like 5'10" or 5'10.5". JMHO.
Frank2 said on 7/Mar/06
Was that in his shoes?
Paul said on 3/Mar/06
There is a fairly well known poster of Frank's mugshot with an accompanying arrest record. He is listed at 5'8" in this report which pre-dated his fame (the arrest happened in the late 1930s).

He could have been 5'7" in his AARP years.
Tiger said on 3/Mar/06
How do you know this ? In the little time I've given to Sinatra's height, I've seen nothing shorter than 5-8. I guess I could come across 5-7, but not likely.Heck, in 1964 he was listed at 5-11 (see 12/7/05 below). If Sinatra was 5-7, there would be something official to support it. Do you have a resource that we can look at or that you can quote from? I'm pretty sure the Editor of this site is not going to change Sinatra's height to 5-7 just because someone says he is 5-7.
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
Frank was five seven, period. Look, I see now that unless you see it officially in writing you don't believe it.
Tiger said on 2/Mar/06
Yeah,these would be my next questions once 'lifts' are documented for anyone: how often did the person wear them?, what size were they? did the size vary? and is the person's official height a barefooted height or is it with shoes AND with or without 'lifts'? Thanks again Rob! Well done!
Tiger said on 2/Mar/06
Thanks Rob; finally something about 'lifts' documented. Do we know what size lifts Sinatra wore ? Did this person state Sinatra's height as 5-7 ?. I have never come across 5-7 before, but I have not looked into Sinatra's height too much, either.

Editor Rob
unfortunately didn't mention his height, but how often he wore 'special shoes' or what height they gave him is unknown...
Tiger said on 2/Mar/06
No, just document where Sinatra was only 5-7 and wore lifts that made him his "desired 5-10"

Editor Rob
George Jacobs book, the guy who was his personal servant (i.e. shined all his shoes etc) did reference that he wore lifts...

"Sinatra liked about hong kong was the custom tailors. He had a dozen orange blazers made and custom elevator shoes in alligator and snakeskin"

actually, he also remarked in it saying to Marilyn Monroe: 'You're bigger than he is', to which she giggled, 'Not in his elevators'
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
OK Frank was six four and wore special shoes to make himself look shorter. Happy?
Tiger said on 2/Mar/06
Frank2: I think it has to be a joke. Every section I've gone to has 'lifts' attached to your comment. You met a lot of these people, but did you really 'KNOW' them; there is a difference. Those of us who never had the pleasure of meeting Sinatra and Martin need more than "they wore lifts because they wanted to look taller". Why would Sinatra want to look 5-10? Isn't 6 feet the desired height for feeling tall if you are under 6 feet? Seems a bit strange!
Frank2 said on 2/Mar/06
No joke. I worked in the biz for nearly forty years and met or knew many celebs listed on this forum. Frank wore lifts. So did Dean Martin. So did many under five foot ten actors. Dean was 5'10" but wanted to look six feet. Frank wanted to look five feet ten.
TJ said on 1/Mar/06
If Sinatra was 5'7, that makes Cruise very short as Sinatra was noticeably taller than him in the pic of them from the 80s - when Sinatra was an old man.
Tiger said on 1/Mar/06
Is Frank2 another name for McFly? Give me a break! every single page, but one or two, he states the celeb wears lifts. Where is the documentation? Where is the evidence? Please don't tell us it is a "well-known" fact either. Just because one meets a famous person does NOT mean that they know everything about that person.I guess if an opinion or surmise doesn't workout, we can always throw in the 'lifts' comment. What a joke!
Frank2 said on 28/Feb/06
Sinatra had the best lifts in the biz. He was about 5'7" without them. And remember that in the films he appeared in with Dean Martin that Dino also wore lifts. I think they both bought them from the same custom shoemaker.
Tiger said on 7/Dec/05
To Editor Rob: Sinatra's vital stats are listed for 1964. He is listed at 5'11. Now, I don't believe that for a second. I think he was lucky to see 5'9 (absolute max). What do you make of that ? That seems to be way off. I can see being off by an inch maybe an inch and a half as far as accuracy, but that seems excessive.Any ideas? Please look at that site.

Editor Rob
it seems off...I don't know where the 5ft 11 listing comes from.
Gotxo said on 14/Nov/05
Horatio, the height for a American today is almost 178cm wich is 5'10cm.
Back in 1970 it was 176,5cm, that's it 3,5cm or about 1.4" below the mean.
Horatio said on 14/Nov/05
Why would it stop him? Average height for all American men today is 5'9". Back in Frank's heyday of the 1960's, it was probably closer to 5'8".
Nikolo said on 20/Oct/05
It really didn't stop him from getting with the ladies though! :)
MHouillon said on 7/Aug/05
I guess Frankie was 174cm. You can see that in some pictures beside 180cm Dean Martin

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