The wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra, Barbara, is dead at 90. A statement from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center released Tuesday said: “She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home.”
Barbara is the fourth and final wife of the popular singer Frank Sinatra with the classic phenomenal hits “My Way” , “Strangers in the Night”, “Somethin’ Stupid”, among dozens of other famous songs. Frank died in 1998 at the age of 82.
Barbara, a former model and showgirl, used to be married to Zeppo Marx of the Marx Brothers in 1959, and met Sinatra at the Palm Springs Racquet Club, where they also started an affair. Her marriage to Marx ended in 1973, and married Sinatra three years after in 1976.
Barbara said in a past interview that she and Frank started out as friends “before anything romantic happened.” She came out with a book in 2011 titled “Lady Blue Eyes: My Life with Frank.” Among those memories she recounted in the book was her first encounter with the “fiery Italian side” to Frank Sinatra over a late night game of charades. Barbara thought then of the fateful meeting with Frank: “I knew then that something would happen between us someday.”
Barbara Sinatra is survived by her son with Marx, Robert Oliver Marx, his wife Hillary Roberts, and granddaughter Carina Blakeley Marx.