Barbara Sinatra, wife of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

Kelly Massey
July 26, 2017

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's fourth and final wife, died Tuesday, almost 20 years after her husband's death.

Socialite Barbara previously admitted she was unsure why Frank wanted to be with her instead of another star like his former spouses, Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow.

Barbara and Frank's marriage was the longest of the singer's four unions - they Wednesday in 1976 and she remained his wife up until his death in 1998. The couple were married for 22 years when the singer died of a heart attack in 1998.

Sinatra died of natural causes at her Rancho Mirage, California, home surrounded by family and friends, said John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center.

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She also spent time at Sinatra's Palm Springs home while she was married to his neighbor, Zeppo Marx, of the famous Marx Brothers comedy family.

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

Barbara and Frank Sinatra were married for nearly 22 years until his death in 1998. My Life with Frank, with Wendy Holden, which explored her childhood, her time with Frank and her philanthropic pursuits. She is survived by her son Robert Oliver Marx, his wife Hillary Roberts and Sinatra's granddaughter Carina Blakeley Marx. She married Sinatra three years later in 1976. "You worry about new ones, '" Sinatra said.

Ms Sinatra was a prominent child abuse campaigner, establishing the Barbara Sinatra Children's Centre to help children in California in 1986. The center counsels physically, sexually and emotionally abused children.

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