Nancy Sinatra Senior - The First Wife Of Frank Sinatra - Dies At 101

Nancy Sinatra Senior - The First Wife Of Frank Sinatra - Dies At 101

Nancy Sinatra Senior, the first wife of singer Frank and mother of his three children, has died aged 101.

Nancy Sinatra has just posted a short time ago on the Sinatra family website sad news that her beloved mother Nancy Barbato Sinatra, has passed away at the age of 101. Frank who passed away on May 14, 1998, from all accounts, took care of Nancy after their divorce for the remainder of her life.

Nancy and Frank Sinatra had been dating as teenagers and married at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church in Jersey City, N.J., on February 4, 1939, just as Frank's singing career was about to take off.

When Sinatra eventually became a huge success at the beginning of the 1940's, they went on to move to Los Angeles, where he became a movie star and a famous ladies' man. They married in 1939 at a church in New Jersey, and as a wedding present, he gave her a record of a song called "Our Love" that he made for her. They had three children together: Nancy Jr, Frank Jr and Tina. Daughter Nancy Sinatra remembered how hard the divorce was on her mother.

Nancy lived her life relatively out of the spotlight after her split from Frank, devoting herself to her family and friends.

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Nancy, who was born in 1917, was the first of Frank's four wives.

The Sinatras separated in 1950 and their divorce was finalised in 1951.

Frank went on to Wednesday actress Mia Farrow and Barbara Marx before his fatal heart attack at the age of 82.

Their children Frank Sinatra Jr. and Nancy Sinatra Jr. went on to embark singing careers of their own while their youngest Tina Sinatra went on to work in film and production.

She also remained friendly with her ex-husband, the latter being said to have put in requests over the years for pasta and other Italian food dishes she was known to be an expert at preparing.

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