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Titanic survivor Molly Brown - the "unsinkable Molly Brown".

Margaret Tobin Brown was on the Titanic on its maiden voyage when it hit an iceberg. She made the crew of lifeboat 6 return to try to find other survivors, giving rise to the legend of a spunky, vocal woman. But then, she was all of that. Though both her husband and she were born of Irish immigrants, they rose to wealth and never forgot their roots.

Debbie Reynolds played Molly Brown in the movie musical "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bain News Service
in USA

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AncientFaces The courageous “Unsinkable Molly Brown” who earned her name during the sinking of the Titanic. While disliked by many first class passengers because of her "new money” status, she helped in the ship’s evacuation and once she eventually evacuated urged the lifeboat to return for survivors. Only two out of sixteen lifeboats ever went back to pick up survivors.
Feb 16 · Reply
Jeanet Groenink Debby Reynolds really did a good job, in the movie! I can "see her" looking at the picture of Molly Brown!
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