Sinatra’s fourth widow has died

July 26, 2017 by norman lebrecht


Barbara Blakeley, who married Zeppo Marx in 1959 and Frank Sinatra in 1976, has died in Rancho Mirage, California, at the age of 90.

She founded the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children on Bob Hope Drive in 1986 with support from Frank.

photo: Palm Springs Life

Comments (3)

  1. Greg McConeghy says:

    She was his fourth wife, his only widow.

    1. Robert Holmén says:

      I’ll pedantically note that for Social Security survivor benefit circumstances it is possible for a man to leave more than one widow.

      #3 Mia Farrow and #1 Nancy (still alive at 100) never remarried so… i hope their financial managers were on top of that windfall.

      1. Greg McConeghy says:

        I did not know that. Interesting. Thanks.

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