Barbara Marx & Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra and Barbara Marx
1976 - 1998

Frank Sinatra and Barbara Marx  


Barbara Marx and Frank Sinatra were married for 21 years before Frank Sinatra died aged 82.


American Model Barbara Marx was born Barbara Joanna Blakeley on 10th March, 1927 in Bosworth, Missouri, USA and passed away on 25th Jul 2017 Rancho Mirage, California, USA aged 90. She is most remembered for Las Vegas Show Girl. Her zodiac sign is Pisces.

American Singer Frank Sinatra was born Francis Albert Sinatra on 12th December, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA and passed away on 14th May 1998 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA aged 82. He is most remembered for Vocalist for Tommy Dorsey Band. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1976 - 11th Jul 1976 6 months, 12 days
Married11th Jul 1976 - 14th May 1998 21 years, 10 months
Total 1976 - 14th May 1998 22 years, 4 months

In 1976, 16 years after their first meeting, Frank proposed to Barbara Marx, the ex-wife of Zeppo, the youngest of the Marx Brothers. The marriage, on July 11, was a grandiose affair at the home of the former ambassador Walter Annenberg. The guests included Ronald Reagan — he interrupted his presidential campaign to attend. Frank’s wedding gift was a peacock-blue Rolls-Royce. She gave him a green Jaguar. Frank had had his doubts about marrying Barbara as he had before marrying Mia. Just minutes before the ceremony, Frank told his daughters that he had been hoping to reconcile with Nancy — 25 years after their divorce. He had also been clinging, as ever, to the fantasy that he and Ava could make a fresh start.
Yet being married, Frank said nine months later, gave him a “kind of wonderful tranquillity”. It also seemed to have renewed his appetite for work. He made 92 concert appearances in those nine months alone. There would be well over 1,000 live performances between 1976 and 1990. Barbara greatly changed the Palm Springs compound, and her husband’s coterie no longer had the same access. No one talked now of Frank having extramarital affairs. Frank was reported to have moderated his drinking, to be sleeping better, to have calmed down. Here at last was a woman who could challenge Frank’s authority and, much of the time, get away with it.

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11th July, 1976 - Marriage

1976 - Hookup

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Barbara Marx
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Barbara Marx
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Roman Catholic
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AnjelFeb 11, 2010

Just finished reading a book related to Frank Sinatra,I can`t understand why he stayed married to this woman,who was out for everything and anything..

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