Dolly Sinatra

Italian-American community leader and mother of Frank Sinatra / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Dolly Sinatra (Italian pronunciation: [siˈnaːtra]; born Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa; [nataˈliːna maˈriːa ɡaraˈvɛnta]; December 26, 1896 – January 6, 1977) was an Italian woman, mother of American singer Frank Sinatra. She was born in Lumarzo (Province of Genoa), in northern Italy; she immigrated to the United States as an infant.

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Dolly Sinatra
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Born
Natalina Maria Vittoria Garaventa

(1896-12-26)December 26, 1896
Lumarzo, Province of Genoa, Italy
DiedJanuary 6, 1977(1977-01-06) (aged 80)
San Gorgonio Wilderness, California, U.S.
Burial placeDesert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California
NationalityItalian
Spouse
(m. 1913; died 1969)
ChildrenFrank Sinatra
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Dolly married Antonino Martino "Marty" Sinatra in 1913, and in 1915 the couple's only child, Frank Sinatra, was born. Dolly was influential in the Sinatras' neighborhood in Hoboken, New Jersey, where they later operated a tavern during Prohibition. She became involved in politics and worked as a midwife. It is believed that she also provided an illegal abortion service in the area. She died in a plane crash in 1977.

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