Barbara Sinatra, a famous activist and philanthropist, and the fourth wife and widow of Frank Sinatra, passed away at 90 years old on Wednesday, July 25.
According to a report, the woman died of natural causes at home, the Rancho Mirage in California, surrounded by her family and friends. A statement with these details was issued by John Thoresen, who is the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center director.
Barbara Sinatra, Famous for her Philanthropic Actions
Sinatra had a very active life as she started out as a model and also Las Vegas showgirl. A prominent figure and Palm Springs socialite, she was quite famous even before marrying her third husband.
This was Frank Sinatra, the legendary singer, who was at its fourth marriage at the time. It was also the most enduring for both of the two, as the artist’s death in 1998 ended it. Frank Sinatra died at the age of 82. She also gained prominence for being his “Lady Blue Eyes”.
With some help from her husband, Barbara Sinatra was also able to found a nonprofit center in 1986, in Rancho Mirage. This helps provide therapy and other sorts of support to young victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
Sinatra remained active and involved in the center until recently, according to reports. Thoresen states that she has been helping raise funds and also dropping by just to make sure that the children had what they needed. She also pushed for the creation of a video program that was released last year.
Barbara Sinatra was involved in charities and social actions even before her marriage to the singer. Before founding the children’s center, she helped raise money for various charitable causes by using her socialite status.
Sinatra is survived by Robert Oliver Marx, her son with Zeppo Marx, her second husband, and Carina Blakeley Marx, a grand-daughter.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.
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