Who Was Frank Sinatra's First Wife?


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Frank Sinatra's first wife is Nancy Barbado, with whom he had three children. Sinatra and Barbado were married from 1939 to 1951, when Sinatra divorced her to marry Ava Gardner.

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Sinatra had three children with Barbado: Nancy, born in 1940; Frank Jr., born in 1944; and Tina, born in 1948. Sinatra's marriage to Gardner lasted from 1951 to 1957. Following their divorce, Sinatra was married to Mia Farrow from 1966 to 1968 and to Barbara Marx from 1976 until his death in 1998. As of Nov. 7, 2015, Barbado is still alive at the age of 97. She never remarried after her divorce from Sinatra.

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