“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Passing of the First Mrs. Sinatra…

Posted on July 14, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Frank Sinatra had a number of wives, but he initially married his childhood sweetheart. Nancy Sinatra Sr. was the wife of a crooning sensation and the mom of two pop stars. She is credited in helping shape her daughter’s career.   FRANK AND NANCY SINATRA –>

“`They dated as teens, and wed at  Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Jersey City on February 4th, 1939, just as Frank’s singing career hit the stratosphere. Three years prior to marrying the former Nancy Barbato, Sinatra landed a radio program on WAAT. At times,  Nancy was employed as a secretary, while Frank worked nights as a singing waiter.

“`After Sinatra became a pop-music sensation in the 1940s, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where the singer would also become a movie star, raconteur, man about town and a notorious womanizer. That latter accomplishment led Nancy to leave him after an affair with actress Ava Gardner became public knowledge. Weeks after the couple’s divorce became final in 1951, her ex-husband married Gardner.

“`During the 1960s. she became known as Nancy Sr., especially as daughter Nancy became a 1960s singing sensation with These Boots Are Made For Walking, and other hit tunes. She also remained friendly with her ex-husband. Over the years, Frank often requested pasta and other Italian food dishes she was known to be an expert at preparing.

“`She never remarried and outlived her husband and son. The elder Nancy Sinatra was 101.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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