Gloria Vanderbilt, 1958

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The daughter of railroad tycoon Reginald Vanderbilt and his second wife (a Swiss born American socialite) Gloria Morgan, Gloria Vanderbilt inherited $5 million (over $72 million in today's dollars) at 18 months old when her father died.

A court battle erupted (known at the time as the "trial of the century) between her aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and her mother - her aunt claimed that her mother was an unfit mother and wasn't handling Gloria's finances properly. The trail was so notorious (with many scandalous allegations that included, among others, the British royal family) that books and tv movies have been made about it.

Aunt Gertrude gained custody and Gloria grew up surrounded by her father's family. Her mother wasn't really part of her adult life but she did provide some financial support for mother in her later years.

Much to Gloria's credit, she became more than the "poor little rich girl" of her childhood. She was an artist, a model, an actress, a writer, and a fashion designer.

Married 4 times, she had 4 sons - one of whom is CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper. Together, they made an HBO documentary about their family in 2016.

Gloria died of stomach cancer at the age of 95.
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Feb 20, 1924 - Jun 17, 2019
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Ancient Faces
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RIP Gloria Vanderbilt.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Helene Marie Thian
Gloria Vanderbilt, RIP.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Anne Stokes
always liked her - RIP
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Casey Duncan
Just watched Anderson's tribute video to his mom on CNN.com. It was beautiful.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Gail Branum
👿
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Kathy Peebles Finney
Gail Branum . ????
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Pauline C. Dear
I remember a TV movie about her childhood and how everyone fought to be her guardian and get their mitts on her money. Such a sad story.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Brenda Cantillano
She was a nice person and a lovely Mum and also a philanthropist who helped a lot of people through her lifetime through the charities she supported, these are the things to remember , she has left her fortune to charity that says so much about her..Rest in Peace Gloria prayers for you, for Anderson and your family....
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Michelle Morrow
I think it is so sad that people have to be so disrespectful of the dead and their families. Rest in peace Gloria.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Chu Cha
Gloria Vanderbilt
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Joyce Ingram
She was so beautiful. RIP Gloria
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Suzanne Berglund-Edwards
She lived a long, and not always easy life. Kudos to Anderson Cooper’s tribute to his mother.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Marilynn Marlow
I was never into Gloria Vanderbilt, thos is a beautiful photo...RIP ( now to check out the documentary)
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Nancy Moody Vecchio
May she Rest In Peace ✝️💟
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Roy Carol Candy
I am so glad her life was better later .
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Deb Kawakami
Gloria Vanderbilt was famous for her wrap dress, anyone remember That?!
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
AncientFaces
Deb - I believe you're thinking of Diane Von Furstenberg. Gloria Vanderbilt created jeans that everyone wore in the 80s? 90s? I can't remember the decade?
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Deb Kawakami
AncientFaces oh your right! My memory is getting weak these days.
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Teresa Chmelik
AncientFaces they fit like a glove.
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Linda Collins
AncientFaces I still wear her jeans, best fit for me
Jun 18, 2019 ·
Dolly Collins Cohoon
She was beautiful....
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Sandra Barnes-Kuus
Such a creative woman. She’ll be missed!
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Nancy Anne Jorgensen
Vanderbilt.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Margaret Tinsley Rodgers
So sorry Anderson. My condolences.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
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Terri Allen
Rest in peace
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
Alice Tennis
I was blessed to grow up on the Vanderbilt Estate on Long Island.
Jun 17, 2019 · Reply
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Tracy Thurman
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Gloria Vanderbilt
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Anna Gardner
Anderson Cooper’s mom?
Jun 18, 2019 · Reply
Debbie Fernandez
Gloria Vanderbilt
Jun 19, 2019 · Reply
Phil Liles
Anderson cooper? Lost my interest
Jun 19, 2019 · Reply
Suzanne Berglund-Edwards
Mark Cramer That is NOT nice!
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Sheila Motko
Mark Cramer What did they ever do to you??? She was a very charitable woman. As was all the Vanderbilts in their own way. Speaking ill of the dead
..is very bad manners. Anderson just lost his mother..you don't have to like him but give him a break.
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Marilynn Marlow
What is that even suppose to say/mean?
Jun 17, 2019 ·
Carolyn Bevers
Rock Stone ...
Jun 17, 2019 ·
MaryBeth Utley Lathrop
Rock Stone aren’t you a jerk for posting such angry words here.
Jun 18, 2019 ·
Rock Stone
MaryBeth Utley Lathrop Bunch of money grubbing pieces of c***. Anderson Cooper is a worthless weasel piss poor excuse for a human being. You don’t like it I don’t care piss off.
Jun 18, 2019 ·
Carolyn Bevers
Rock Stone
on the other hand, please accept:
Jun 18, 2019 ·
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