Frank Sinatra Height

"You only live once, and the way I live, once is enough."

~ Frank Sinatra

Famous singer, Frank Sinatra is remembered as being one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century. He is also one of the best-selling music artists of all time as well. 

Even after 106 years and almost more than 20 years after his passing away, Frank Sinatra's height seems to be a topic of considerable interest.

The reason behind this is that people suspect that he was short -- they also suspect that he used to compensate for his perceived lack of physical stature by wearing lift shoes -- and they aren't wrong.

Frank Sinatra's 1934 driving license listed his height at 5-feet-8 inches. But it is James Kaplan who described Mr. Sinatra's height best in his book "Frank: The Making of a Legend":

"Naked, 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."

So, five feet seven and a half inches it is...

The real height of Frank Sinatra was

5'7½" or 171.5 cm

Frank Sinatra height comparison with John F. Kennedy and Elvis Presley
Frank Sinatra with other legends Elvis Presley (6"), and John F. Kennedy (5'11½")

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5½" 5'½"
Mexico 5'6½" 5'1½"
China 5'6½" 5'1½"
Japan 5'7½" 5'2½"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3¾"
United States 5'9¼" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9½" 5'4¼"
Canada 5'10" 5'4½"
Australia 5'10" 5'4½"
Germany 5'10½" 5'5"
Sweden 5'11" 5'5½"
Netherlands 5'11½" 5'6"

Data was collected from official sources wherever possible. A more detailed chart can be found here.

"A friend to me has no race, no class and belongs to no minority. My friendships were formed out of affection, mutual respect and a feeling of having something strong in common. These are eternal values that cannot be racially classified. This is the way I look at race."

~ Frank Sinatra