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'Lady Blue Eyes' Barbara Sinatra dead at 90

'Lady Blue Eyes' Barbara Sinatra dead at 90

Barbara Sinatra, legendary singer Frank Sinatra's fourth wife, died on 25 July 2017 aged 90.

The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center director John Thoresen told Fox News Sinatra died of natural causes, and she was "comfortably surrounded by family and friends" at the time of her death. Barbara Sinatra was known for her activism for children, raising money for a facility that would provide services and counseling for kids suffering from abuse.

Actor Cary Grant, left, Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin pose during Frank Sinatra's 40th Anniversary party at the Paramount Theater at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on December 12, 1979.

Barbara was born in Bosworth, Missouri, in 1927.

She died Tuesday morning at her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health. She lived with her mother in Long Beach while attending the modeling school.

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She married Frank Sinatra in 1976 when he was 61 and she was 49 and the couple were married for 22 years until he passed away in 1998.

Barbara's marriage to Sinatra in 1976 was her third marriage.

She met the singer through her previous husband, Zeppo Marx of the famous Marx Brothers comedy team. She began having an affair with Sinatra despite being married to Marx.

Frank and Barbara Sinatra founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Centre in Rancho Mirage, near Palm Springs, in 1986.

Over the years, Frank and Barbara Sinatra played an active role in the children's center.


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