Barbara Sinatra, Frank's fourth wife, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, Frank's fourth wife, dies at 90

"Barbara started raising funds for it in 1985 with Frank's support", said Thoresen.

Sinatra died Tuesday at her home in Rancho Mirage, California after months of ill health. They were married for over 20 years before Frank's death in 1998. Her first marriage collapsed when she was caught having an affair with Zeppo Marx, an actor and comedian.

Barbara, who rose up the social ladder as "Lady Blue Eyes", died almost 20 years after her late husband in her Rancho Mirage home after months of declining health, the director of Barbara's Children's Center Hospital confirmed to the Daily News.

Actor Cary Grant, left, Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin pose during Frank Sinatra's 40th Anniversary party at the Paramount Theater at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on December 12, 1979.

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"I've tried to analyze it", Barbara told The Desert Sun. I think it's because we were friends before anything romantic happened.

Barbara Sinatra was the music icon's fourth wife. "It's something you can't explain why or how it happened".

She is survived by her son from a previous Robert Oliver Marx, his wife Hillary Roberts and her granddaughter Carina Blakeley Marx. "You worry about new ones, '" Sinatra said.

Barbara Sinatra's professional career included modelling for Vogue and Life magazines and she previously spent time at Frank Sinatra's Palm Springs home during her previous marriage to Zeppo Marx, of the famous Marx Brothers comedy family. The couple founded the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center in 1986.The center provides services for abused, neglected and at risk children.

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