Barbara Sinatra

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Barbara Sinatra
Born Barbara Blakeley
(1927-03-10) March 10, 1927 (age 90)
Bosworth, Missouri, U.S.
Other names Barbara Marx
Occupation Showgirl, model
Spouse(s) Robert Harrison Oliver
(m. 1940s; div. 1950s)
Herbert "Zeppo" Marx
(m. 1959; div. 1973)

Frank Sinatra
(m. 1976; d. 1998)
Children 1

Barbara Marx Sinatra (née Blakeley; born March 10, 1927) is an American former model and showgirl who was the fourth and final wife of Frank Sinatra from 1976 until his death in 1998.

Marriage to Frank Sinatra[edit]

Blakeley married Sinatra on July 11, 1976, and they remained married until his death on May 14, 1998. It was Sinatra's fourth and final marriage, and the longest-lasting one. She converted to Roman Catholicism before the marriage. According to her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, "He [Frank] never asked me to change faith for him, but I could tell he was pleased that I'd consider it."[1] Upon his death, Frank Sinatra left her $3.5 million in assets, along with mansions in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Palm Springs. She also inherited the rights to Sinatra's Trilogy recordings, most of his material possessions and control over his name and likeness.[2]

Legacy and portrayals[edit]

The Sinatras founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California, in 1986. The center is adjacent to the Betty Ford Center on the campus of the Eisenhower Medical Center. The non-profit facility provides individual and group therapy for young victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In 1998, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.[3] Sinatra authored Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank (Crown Archetype; released May 31, 2011).

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sinatra, Barbara. "Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank". p. 172. 2011, Crown Archetype. New York.
  2. ^ Marcus Errico (22 May 1998). "Sinatra's Will Averts Family Feud". Eonline.com. 
  3. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars by date dedicated

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