Today, let’s take a moment to recognize Barbara Sinatra- the strong and independent woman behind one of the best selling music artists of all time, Frank Sinatra.
Barbara Sinatra’s Marriage
In the 1950s when feminism did not even exist, Barbara Sinatra was then Barbara Marx, the all American girl, model and Las Vegas showgirl who married Zeppo Marx.
It was before Barbara finally met the person who would put the melody in her world when Barbara married Frank Sinatra and became his fourth and final wife in 1976 of July 11. Frank Sinatra’s autobiography would agree that Barbara was Sinatra’s longest and lasting love. Indeed, it was finally true love the moment Barbara renewed her faith to Roman Catholicism before marriage.
An advocate of Child Abuse Victims
In 1998, Barbara Sinatra became a widow to Frank Sinatra after the latter died because of a fatal heart attack. However, ‘The Lady Blue Eyes’ did not just stop becoming a widow. Mrs. Sinatra found a way to make the world a little nicer when she became a vanguard of children’s rights protecting and helping child abuse victims through The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center- a nonprofit organization founded in 1986- that currently helps little ones who are either a victim of violence, neglect or those who are born differently-abled.
Last Tuesday, July 25, 2017, Barbara Sinatra joined her true love in the creator’s place after Barbara dies of natural cause at her Rancho Mirage home. She was 90 and her health was apparently deteriorating because of aging.
The Children’s Center Director, John Thoresen shared via Desert Sun how Barbara passed away comfortably:
“She died comfortably surrounded by family and friends at her home.”
Thorsten also shared Barbara’s legacy when it comes championing the rights of child abuse victims and assure the continuation of the said advocacy:
“Barbara started raising funds for it in 1985 with Frank’s support, It opened in 1986 and since that time, over 20,000 children have received beneficial therapy here. There are several child advocacy centers like it around the country, (but) this one is probably most recognized.”
The Sinatra family tree is survived by their only son, Robert Marx and a granddaughter. Meanwhile, if there’s something we learned about the “Lady in the Blue Eyes,” we can only hope for a marriage advice:
“A very wise French lady once said to me, ‘You never worry about old flames. You worry about new ones.”
You will be forever missed: Barbara Sinatra, 1927-2017
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