Barbara "Bobbi" Quinn, born October 25, 1926, in San Francisco, California, to Ziegfield Follies dancer Thelma (Harvey) and Tin Pan Alley song writer Henry Fink, has died. She succumbed August 10, 2010, at Renown Medical Center from the complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
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Barbara's father wrote "The Curse of an Aching Heart," which was recorded by Frank Sinatra with the Billy May Orchestra, and her early introduction to Hollywood resulted in her being offered minor roles in the movies, including being a stand in for actress Barbara Stanwyk.
Educated in California schools, Barbara earned a degree from Stanford University.
Bobbi Quinn was involved in business in California before establishing "The Real Estate School" in Reno, teaching courses in pre-licensing and continuing education. "She was a beautiful, vibrant, intelligent woman," said friend Ann Murdoch.
In a biographical sketch, Bobbi wrote: "Actress, model, real estate broker, horse trainer, figure skater, and the mother of 3 sons. It has been a wonderful life".
She is survived by sons Robert Ogneff, of Soda Creek, CA; Gregg Hutto, of San Bruno, CA; and Barry Bauman of Carson City, NV, 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.
A private memorial will be held at a later date. Contributions in Bobbi's memory can be made to the Nevada
, or the Nevada Humane Society.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Aug. 22, 2010