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Gloria Vanderbilt was known as an actress, writer and artist. She was most famous for her fashion design and being an icon of American culture.



Gloria Vanderbilt was on February 20, 1924, in New York City as a member of the rich and persuasive Vanderbilt family. Her father, Reginald Vanderbilt, was the incredible grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the maker of a railroad company and one of America's first tycoons. Her mom, Gloria Morgan, was a young lady who adored parties more than parenthood. Gloria Vanderbilt lost her father, who experienced liquor addiction when she was a little child, consequently accepting a multi-million-dollar trust support after his death. For quite a while after her father's demise, Gloria lived abroad with her mom and was frequently being taken care of by her maternal grandma, Laura, and her medical attendant, Emma, nicknamed Dodo.


Originating from the unbending family unit kept running by her auntie, Vanderbilt developed in her teenagers as a mainstream youthful socialite with her own unmistakable style, appearing in Harper's Bazaar magazine in 1939. In spite of the fact that she was very shy now and again, Vanderbilt later took off to Hollywood, where her mom was at that pointw as tucked away in well known groups of friends.

In 1955, Vanderbilt appeared on Broadway in the restoration of William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life, and from the mid-1950s to the mid 1960s was featured in a few TV series. She demonstrated skills as a writer too, distributing the 1955 collection, Love Poems.

Personal Life


Gloria started dating a lot of older men, including Errol Flynn and Howard Hughes, and in 1941 she married Hollywood operator Pat DiCicco, however she was just 17 at the time. After separating from Stokowski, and, after a short romance with Frank Sinatra, she got married to movie director Sidney Lumet in 1956.

She was great companions with Truman Capote, among others in the New York scholarly and social elite. Subsequent to separating from Lumet, in 1963 Vanderbilt married writer Wyatt Cooper. The couple had two children together, Carter and famous media personality, Anderson Cooper.

Vanderbilt passed on at her New York City home on June 17, 2019. In a statement, her son Anderson said, "Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms. She was a painter, a writer, and designer but also a remarkable mother, wife, and friend."

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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