Frank Sinatra's wife gets the homes and up to $3.5 million. The entertainer also added $1 million to a trust established for his two grandchildren.
The details were laid out in Sinatra's will, filed Thursday in Superior Court. That covers only a portion of Sinatra's estate, most of which was apportioned before his death through a living trust, said his attorney, Harvey Silbert.Barbara Sinatra, the singer's wife of 22 years, was left most of his real estate holdings, including the couple's desert horse ranch, their Beverly Hills mansion and a Malibu beach house, as well as rights to market his name and likeness. She also was given the late entertainer's interest in a few of his early recordings, referred to as the "Trilogy" masters.
Son Frank Sinatra Jr. and daughters Tina and Nancy will receive $200,000 each plus undivided interests in a Beverly Hills office building. The children already had been given rights to much of Sinatra's lucrative music catalog.
Barbara Sinatra was to receive up to $3.5 million of any assets left over after all the will's specific bequests are made; any surplus above $3.5 million would go to the children. Just how much would be left after Sinatra's other instructions were carried out had not been determined, Silbert said.
"Nobody knows what the kids are getting. There's $3.5 million to Barbara and the rest to them, and that could be substantial," Silbert said. "And then there's the trust. . . . There are very substantial assets in the trust."