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Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1927
SpouseFrank Sinatra, Zeppo Marx
FactOne-time daughter-in-law of Sam Marx.

Barbara Sinatra (née Marx; born December 10, 1927) is an American socialite and philanthropist. She is the widow of singer Frank Sinatra, and the mother of singer Nancy Sinatra.

Born in Bosworth, Missouri, Barbara Marx was the only child of Gladys (née Hull) and Charles Henry Marx. Her father was a successful businessman, and her mother was a homemaker. She had a happy childhood, and was raised in a Christian home.

Barbara attended high school in Los Angeles, and then went on to study at the University of Southern California. She met Frank Sinatra in 1940, when she was just 13 years old, and they married in 1976.

The couple had two children together: Nancy (born 1940) and Frank Jr. (born 1944). They also adopted Barbara’s daughter, Tina (born 1948).

Barbara and Frank were very close, and their marriage was very happy. They were often seen out together, attending social events and charity functions.

Barbara is a philanthropist, and has been involved in many charitable organizations over the years. She is a patron of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, which provides counseling and therapy services to abused and neglected children.

She is also a board member of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, which provides arts education to underprivileged children.

Barbara Sinatra is a successful businesswoman, and has a net worth of $600 million. She has made her money through her husband’s estate, as well as through her own business ventures.

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Full NameBarbara Sinatra
Date Of BirthMarch 10, 1927
ProfessionScreenwriter, Model, Showgirl


SpouseFrank Sinatra, Zeppo Marx
ChildrenRobert "Bobby" Oliver
ParentsCharles W. Blakeley, Irene Prunty Toppass


MoviesThe Journey to Kafiristan, Ludwig 1881

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1Was portrayed by Melanie Griffith in The Night We Called It a Day (2003).
2Founder of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in Rancho Mirage, California in 1986, with her husband Frank Sinatra. The center is next door to the Betty Ford Center on the campus of Eisenhower Medical Center. The not-for-profit facility provides individual and group therapy for young victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
3Stepmother of Nancy Sinatra, Tina Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr.
4One-time daughter-in-law of Sam Marx.
5One-time sister-in-law of Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Gummo Marx, and Groucho Marx.
6Started out as a Las Vegas showgirl.




Die Innere Zone2014
Die grosse Erbschaft2010Documentary
Die Reise nach Kafiristan2001
Ludwig 18811993writer


The Life and Times of Kirk Douglas2000Video documentary short special thanks - as Barbara Sinatra


Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The 9th Annual American Cinema Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Roger Moore1986TV MovieHerself
Gala Opening of the American Ballet Theater1984TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1983TV Special documentaryHerself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialHerself
The National Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey1977TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Bronx Is Burning2007TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHerself

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