Barbara Sinatra, wife of iconic entertainer Frank Sinatra and among the final links to vintage Las Vegas, died Tuesday at age 90. She had been in decreasing health the last few months and died of normal reasons, surrounded by family members in her house in Rancho Mirage, Ca.
Philanthropist Barbara Sinatra, a showgirl that is former Frank Sinatra's fourth spouse, died Tuesday at the age of 90.
While her third husband had been famous for their shows on the Strip, appearing with fellow singers Sammy Davis, Jr., and Dean Martin as area of the renowned Rat Pack, she too had an association that is strong the Sin City and its glamorous casino image.
A model who won a beauty competition in Long Beach, California, Sinatra arrived to Sin City to work as a showgirl during the Riviera. There she met Zeppo Marx, whom she married in 1959. The two would fundamentally settle down in Rancho Mirage, the toney desert city 120 kilometers east of Los Angeles.
Meeting Ol' Blue Eyes
With Marx's connections, Barbara soon started socializing with most of the Hollywood elite. One of her neighbors ended up being Sinatra. The two started a friendship her to play tennis with his ex-wife, Ava Gardner after he asked.
For decades, the two remained nothing but buddies, according to Hollywood biographers. She was still married to Marx if they met, and the two, along with Sinatra and then-wife Mia Farrow, would travel to Las often