Frank Sinatra’s widow may be continuing her feud with her stepchildren, a year after her death. Her estate is auctioning off their father’s art and memorabilia at Sotheby’s New York in December.
“There was a lot of bad blood for decades between Sinatra’s children and their stepmother,” one source told me. “This is the final f - - k you.”
Ol’ Blue Eyes’ widow, Barbara, was married to Zeppo Marx before she married Frank, left everything to her son, Robert Marx, a lawyer and friend of Prince Albert II of Monaco. (Marx could not be reached for comment.)
The auction of 300 objects, including Barbara’s jewelry, is expected to raise $3.5 million. But some items — photos of the Rat Pack, scripts for “Ocean’s 11” and “From Here to Eternity” and a Norman Rockwell portrait of Sinatra — have priceless sentimental value, at least to his children.
Barbara left Nancy and Tina out of her 2012 memoir, “Lady Blue Eyes: My Life With Frank.” The sisters were not invited to Barbara’s funeral last year. Frank Jr. died in 2016.
It was a two-way street. In “Sinatra: All or Nothing at All,” the 2015 HBO documentary Nancy executive-produced, Barbara — who was married to Frank for 22 years before his death in 1998 — was barely mentioned.
A family friend said Barbara was unfairly blamed for forcing Frank to work at the end of his life. “Frank wanted to work,” said my source. “He retired about four times, but he missed the applause, so he’d come back.”
Nancy and Tina could not be reached for comment.
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