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June 27, 1998
Police continued searching Friday for four men who robbed Frank Sinatra's widow and three companions of an estimated $17,000 in cash and property as they walked in a residential section of Beverly Hills Officers released few details about what they described as the brazen strong-arm robbery of Barbara Sinatra, whose husband died last month. They said the holdup occurred Tuesday in the 600 block of Doheny Road shortly after 8 p.m.
February 28, 1988 |
You think you know her without even talking to her. After all, she looks like just another pampered wife flocking to this playground for the privileged. You know the kind. The worry-free, wrinkle-free woman married to the Hollywood Living Legend, whose meticulous grooming is as perfect as a mannequin's, whose 56-year-old legs are Nautilus-toned, whose biggest headache probably is deciding which Oscar (as in de la Renta) to wear. You tell her so. And, she agrees. "Yes," Barbara Sinatra says.
April 16, 1990 |
A painting by Frank Sinatra sold for $17,000 at a celebrity art auction to benefit a treatment center founded by the singer's wife for sexually abused children. The abstract floral painting was bought Saturday by Bob Rossi, an executive with Toys R Us, said Susan Reynolds, a spokeswoman for Sinatra. More than $140,000 was raised for the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenhower Medical Center. Barbara Sinatra founded the children's center four years ago.
March 23, 1986 |
Joni Smith chaired the Diadames luncheon the other day at the Beverly Wilshire and personally hosted five tables of friends. That's what she did part of the day, between meetings. In the evening she appeared, still in the same gold silk suit, at the kickoff of the June 6 preview party for the Music Center's Mercado. Diadames is a women's gourmet group. Annually, it stages a party that accents table decor. The tables were opulent.
October 12, 1988 |
The best stars in the charity fund-raising business are those backstage. If that doesn't ring true, just ask Frank Sinatra. Or ask George Michael. Or ask Anne Kahane, the wife of George Michael's co-manager Rob Kahane. Michael's special concert Sunday night at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre raised more than $500,000 for the seven Adam Walsh Child Resource Centers. Or ask Barbara Sinatra, who is putting together the Nov.
September 27, 1985 |
Michael O'Harro admits it's unusual to sue a hotel for $50,000 because of his claim that Barbara Sinatra threw him out of the inaugural party she was hosting there. But then, O'Harro is an unusual fellow, who tells an unusual story. Here it is: Before attending the ultra-exclusive Sinatra party last January, O'Harro--a Los Angeles native and owner of a Georgetown singles bar--had thought of everything.