| Barbara Marx|
Robert "Bobby" Oliver
| Barbara Blakeley|
March 10, 1927 (age 88) (1927-03-10) Bosworth, Missouri, U.S.
Las Vegas showgirl and model
Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Frank Sinatra (m. 1976–1998), Zeppo Marx (m. 1959–1973)
The Journey to Kafiristan, Ludwig 1881
Charles W. Blakeley, Irene Prunty Toppass
Frank Sinatra, Zeppo Marx, Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra, Mia Farrow
Barbara Sinatra Wikipedia
Barbara Marx Sinatra (née Blakeley; March 10, 1927 – July 25, 2017) was an American model and showgirl, later socialite and philanthropist.
Barbara Ann Blakeley was born on March 10, 1927, in Bosworth, Missouri, the elder of two daughters of Charles Willis Blakeley (June 29, 1895 – October 5, 1989) and Irene Prunty (née Toppass) Blakeley (June 22, 1907 – December 15, 1993). At age 10, she moved with her parents and younger sister, Patricia, to Wichita, Kansas, where she was raised, and graduated from Wichita North High School in 1946. At age 18, she moved to Long Beach, California.
Blakeley married Robert Oliver in September 1948 and had a son, Bobby on 10 October 1950. She divorced Oliver in 1952 and married Zeppo Marx on 18 September 1959. That union ended in divorce in 1973. Then she became the fourth and final wife of Frank Sinatra from 1976 until his death in 1998.
Barbara Marx married Sinatra on July 11, 1976, and they remained married until his death on May 14, 1998. It was his fourth and final marriage, and her third and final marriage. It was also the longest-lasting marriage for both. She converted to Catholicism. According to her book, Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank, "He [Frank] never asked me to change faith for him, but I could tell he was pleased that I'd consider it."
Upon his death, Frank Sinatra left her $3.5 million in assets, along with mansions in Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Palm Springs. She also inherited the rights to Sinatra's Trilogy recordings, most of his material possessions and control over his name and likeness.
Sinatra died on July 25, 2017, in Rancho Mirage, California of natural causes.
The Sinatras founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California, in 1986. The center is adjacent to the Betty Ford Center on the campus of the Eisenhower Medical Center. The non-profit facility provides individual and group therapy for young victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. In 1998, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars was dedicated to her.