Barbara Sinatra, wife of Frank Sinatra, dead at 90

Barbara Sinatra, wife of Frank Sinatra, dead at 90

It was the longest of Frank Sinatra's marriages, which included unions with actresses Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow, and teenage sweetheart Nancy Barbato. She had been married to him for 22 years when he died of a heart attack in 1998.

Funeral arrangements will be announced in a few days, according to John E. Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation.

She had a successful modeling career after she graduated from the school.

With the help of her husband's fundraising influence, Barbara founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center on the Eisenhower Medical Center campus in Rancho Mirage in 1986. She later Wednesday Zeppo Marx of the famous Marx Brothers comedy family before her marriage to Frank.

Sinatra talked to the New York Times in 2011 about her superstar husband remaining on friendly terms with his ex-wives, which she said didn't bother her.




She is survived by her only child with first husband Robert and one granddaughter.

Barbara Sinatra, the wife of Frank Sinatra, has died aged 90. She married Sinatra three years later in 1976.

She wrote in her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank: "I've tried to analyse it. You worry about new ones, '", Barbara previously said. Barbara became an advocate for victims of child abuse, and established her foundation with the support of her famous spouse.

In the years since, Thoresen said, more than 20,000 children have been treated at the center in the desert city of Rancho Mirage and hundreds of thousands more throughout the world through videos it provides.

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