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Friday, June 02, 2017

Gina Fratini 1931-2017

__. Gina Fratini, the British fashion designer whose unashamedly romantic gowns were much loved by the Royal Family and celebrities, died 25 May, 2017. She was 85.

She was born at Kobe, Japan, 22 Sept 1931, as Georgina Caroline Eve Butler, scion of the Earls of Carrick, daughter of the Hon Somerset Butler, CIE (1903-62), by his wife the former Barbara Jacomb-Hood; married 1stly, 1954, David Goldberg; married 2ndly, Renato Fratini, and thirdly, 1969, James Allan Short [the actor, Jimmy Logan] - all three marriages were dissolved; a later partner was the actor/singer Anthony Newley, who died in 1997. No children.

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