[dropcap]N[/dropcap] ancy Sinatra, the first wife of singing legend Frank Sinatra died on Friday. She was 101.
Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., confirmed the news on social media. “My mother passed away peacefully tonight at the age of 101,” she wrote on Twitter. “She was a blessing and the light of my life. Godspeed, Momma. Thank you for everything.”
Frank and Nancy married in February 1939, before his singing career took off. The two had three children together, Nancy, Frank Sinatra Jr. and Tina Sinatra. They separated in 1950. Frank went on to get married three more times.
Nancy remained friendly with her ex-husband.
“There is no bitterness, only great respect and affection between Sinatra and his first wife,” Gay Talese wrote in 1966. “And he has long been welcome in her home and has even been known to wander in at odd hours, stoke the fire, lie on the sofa, and fall asleep.”
Nancy Sr never remarried.
Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke to Be Honored at Britannia Awards
BAFTA has announced that Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards.
Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy, and Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British artist of the year.
They are joining previously announced honorees Steve McQueen, Cate Blanchett, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Damian Lewis.
Carrey made his return to television recently with Showtime series Kidding, while Game of Thrones star Clarke was last seen on the big screen in the Star Wars stand-alone Solo.
British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall will host the ceremony, set to take place on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Maureen McCormick considered buying the Brady Bunch house
Maureen McCormick, a.k.a. Marcia Brady from The Brandy Bunch, has revealed she considered buying the house, when it recently came up for sale.
. On the red carpet for the Carousel of Hope Ball in Los Angeles, the 62-year-old actress said “When the whole thing happened, I have to say that I really thought, ‘Gee, I would like to buy that house.'”
However the bidding war scared off the actress. “I just kind of figured once I heard all the craziness, I thought, man, I can’t even compete with the onslaught of people that I thought would be coming for it,” she said.
The Brady Bunch house was only used for establishing shots. None of the sitcom was filmed inside the house (which varies dramatically from the TV show set).
HGTV won the bidding for the Brady Bunch home, and they plan to restore it to its former 1970’s glory.