Titanic Survivor Molly Brown

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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".

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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, 2016 · Reply
Marcia Graham
Brave. Lady
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
M Ling V Tanqueco
a "requiem" for her and all the souls of the faithful departed. :(
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Lu Vest
What a lady
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Faiza Farooq
Saving human life is the most adorable act. She acted courageously and selflessly at the time when very very few could dare to do.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Kristi Jackson
The resemblance to Kathy Bates is crazy. 😲
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Danielle Darst-Kinney
Agree
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Geleta Froehlich
i thinks so too
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Dianna Willis Gilliam
I was thinking the same thing!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Ryan Fontenot
That's who played this character in the TV movie, it came out before the Leo DiCaprio movie
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Ryan Fontenot
But you probably already knew that
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Cheryl Stockton Murphy
That's what I thought too! I wonder if she is related?
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Dawn Parker
Yes!!! I thought exactly the same thing. That's pretty eerie!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Karen Simpson
Liked the one with Debbie Reynolds better
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Beth Langston Bishop
I don't see any resemblance to Kathy Bates at all! Ha! Just goes to show that 6 people can see the same thing differently!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Tracey Dutton
I like Kathy Bates' portrayal of Molly Brown. Feisty lady who could hold her own amongst those (obnoxious 'posh') she shared a deck with on Titanic.
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Jeanette Hinz
I hated what they did in the movie!! Telling her to sit down in the lifeboat! Ha! That never happened!!!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Melanie Clark
I don't see Debbie Reynolds!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
John Robarge
Exactly!
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Kristi Jackson
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Jennifer York
Melanie Clark That's what I was thinking! Nothing like Debbie. More like a prospector's wife.
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Franny Adams
They tried in casting to get actors that looked as close as possible to their real life characters.
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Wanda Teer Cohen
I was thinking that very same thing.
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Melissa Dawn Rowell
Isn't it, though. They picked a good actress to play Molly Brown.
Feb 27, 2016 ·
Barbara Bateman
I was thinking Mama Cass
Mar 27, 2016 ·
Melissa Randolph
Courage
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Varvara Hatzoglou
!!!!!!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Bonnie Bennett
I love her house in Denver.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Marsha Titus Landry
A wonderful book to read is Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth by Kristen Iversen. It was an excellent read!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Marilyn Barksdale
Thank you for the recommendation. I love biographies, particularly about strong American women.
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Marsha Titus Landry
I do too! Enjoy!
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Melodie Soeterik
Thank you! Added to my reading list.
Feb 29, 2016 ·
Mark Simmons
She looks nothing like Debbie Reynolds
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Mona Helal
She is a real humanbeing....
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Catriona Wilkie
Sam Cowie, Craig Laughlin
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Terra Guerrero
Mark Simmons he said Kathy Bates
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Carolyn Riehl Ausborn
Love this page. ♡
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Katey Tofler
They made a movie about her, I'm unsure if the name, but remember watching it with my mum. 1950's or 60's.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Pat Rowland Carothers
It was called "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and starred Debbie Reynolds and Harve Presnell.
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Larry Tatum
Yes I remember he didn't like all the $
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Karen Woith
Who didn't like all the money? The actor or JJ?
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Katharine Horn
One of my favorite movies!
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Amanda Beall
I love this
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
BarbaraMerry Geng
She was a REAL /person
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Carlina Madelaire
Debbie Reynolds portrayed her in the musical.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Carlyn Cordingly
What a shame !
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Nadine Heald
So well played by Debbie Reynolds !!!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Kimberley A Smith-Cooper
God love her
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Dianna Willis Gilliam
Vintage Designs by Dee
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Joy Breslin Stewart
And I seem to remember that "in real life" she wanted the women to row to help themselves stay warm - the crew wouldn't allow it - as they were "first class women"...
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Kathryn Rocha
Does this nickname make me sound fat?
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Marie Luther Pokorny
If I remember right, I believe she lived out her life in Denver, Co and is buried there. The Molly Brown house.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Denise Nelson
I think she dies broke back east somewhere..
Feb 16, 2018 ·
Cornelius D'Earl
Looks like John Travolta
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Jackie Lobenthal
Remarkable lady!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Janet Madison
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The ppl on the other lifeboats were probably afraid the survivors would swamp the boat.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Kelly Fitzgerald
that was a genuine fear, sad to say
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Gisele Smith
I agree. Remarkable woman
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Josie Aranda
That's a woman for u. Strong!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Maria Betancourt
I saw the movie "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" with Debbie Reynolds, it was a light hearted movie with music and dance, but it captured the essence of Molly Brown being strong and brave.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Patti Hickle Welch
Remarkable indeed!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Penne Powers Thomas
Someone mentioned the resemblance to Kathy Bates. Thanks, I always had this back of the mind thought question when I saw a pic of her. Finally, questioned answered!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Nancy Brewer
Wonderful ladu
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Penne Powers Thomas
I remember going on a tour there with my Mom, this was even before the popularity of the Titanic. When my daughter was about 8 my Mother, daughter and I went there for high tea. The tea included real flowers.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Anne Davey Whalen
Sue Gagnon Undestad
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Sandra Andrews
A remarkable woman - most worthy of our admiration
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Linda Beron
I love the history of the RMS Titanic and the movies about it over the years since I was very young!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Dawn Parker
True for those of you who are not from here the Molly Brown House & Museum is absolutely incredible. When you walk through you can really feel her presence. We try to go once a year just because it's so neat and historically everything is amazing.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Stan Lewis
Molly Brown - FYI
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Leticia Conde Rojas
Interesante Informaciòn.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Denise Nelson
She is the reason why there are more life boats on ships today! We owe her many thanks!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Denise Nelson
Actually, her nams is Maragret Tobin Brown, she went by Maggie.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Chachi Wayne
another reason to hang all the 1%ers...
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Anniko Chan
Edoardo 😁
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Edoardo Regonesi
Assomiglia a quella del film
Feb 16, 2016 ·
Susan Kemmis
Mary Eileen Twyman
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Jim Retzer
She had an extensive private library and was extremely proud of the fact that - unlike her upper-class contemporaries - she had actually read every book she owned cover to cover.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Wendy Ross Kaufman
As I recall, the Titanic was her second sinking.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Douglas Walbert
Because of Mrs.Brown,our maritime laws were changed, once she arrived in New York,and on to Washington ! Bravo to Mrs. B.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Paula Nossett
Go, Molly.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Marge Normington-Jones
You can tour the Molly Brown house in Denver. The movie and play that were made were grossly inaccurate. Margaret Brown did so much for miners , children's education and health. She was truly a woman whose heart was with the poor. She made many contributions to education, arts.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Edouard Haché-Gallant
The one and only!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Cathy Butler
She is from Hannibal
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Joanne Ratigliano
True Hero,Strong woman.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Mary McCartney
She's an elegant lady. Love her outfit.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Peggy Westmoreland
So also insisted the crewman allow the women to row in order to keep them warm.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Clarice Speranza
Eduardo Veras, ela existiu!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Jacqueline Eichelberger
My Grandmother was a young girl who along with her family were supposed to come to America on the Titanic. However, for some reason they were not able to leave that day so they came on a ship the next day. God leads in many ways.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Bethany Thompson
Mine too! We must be here for a reason :)
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Alexandra Michael
Wow to both of you
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Bob Taylor
Jacqueline and Bethany, it's out of print but through a library you should be able to find a copy of a book I read about ten years ago. It's fascinating and despite the title the author is not a sensationalist and is more ready to exclude possibilities than not. But what he found is eerie: "Titanic - Psychic Forewarnings of a Tragedy" by George Behe.
Feb 17, 2016 ·
Deanna Chism Hansen
My husband's grandfather had planned to be on the Titanic also, and changed his mind. He came a few weeks later with his young nephew. We think that young nephew probably begged his uncle to wait, ...just a couple weeks. Obviously it saved their lives.
Feb 22, 2016 ·
Barbara Ann Pinkerton
She was ahead of her time!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Carol Brooks Dixon
She was so much more than the Debbie Reynalds loud mouth portrayal.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Heather Jacobs Rennie
Helen Benziger look who was featured today ❤😊
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Paula Porter
A brave wonderful woman. Ahead of her time.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Basil Smith
THANK YOU.GOD Bess you.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Karen Woith
She was ahead of her time-supported workers' rights and women's rights. She was also disgracefully treated by her ex-husband and her spoiled children after the divorce
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Terri Weiss
Karla, we went to the Molly Brown Museum house in Denver. Pretty cool!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Wendy Carson
Way to go Molly Brown !.....🌻
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Nancy Terrell
Took a tour of her home in Denver
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Jasl Welton
Her house in Denver is pretty amazing too :)
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Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Beverly Libby Prigmore
Her house is in Denver .beautiful home.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Marjan Batool
Nargis Hussain
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Brian Douglas Bowlby
She had guts and a zest for life. Determination, formidable and basic common sense.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Janice Starkweather Van Lysel
A most remarkable woman with a really interesting life.
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Tanya Elliott
That's cool to know!
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Jeannie Pedersen
Noeline Martens
Feb 16, 2016 · Reply
Natzia Tsalta
If only the movie had been about her, instead of Rose and Jack...
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Avery Cummings
God bless her.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Giuseppe Sorbello
Foto di altri tempi sempre piacevoli a vedersi, se non altro per un ricordo del passato.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Julie Kvithyll
I remember watching this movie with my father on a Sunday afternoon many many years,ago brilliantly funny! Thanks for sharing 😄
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Jennifer Jill Waggoner
PattynKeith Gamber Farm
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Sandy Ellis
I work with a girl that worked at the Molly Brown house in Denver.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Pat Hunter
Many comments were interesting ones about history; thank you!
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Paul R Perkins Sr
We visited her home in Denver many years ago.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Carol Wheeler
I like this woman ❤️👍😘
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Cecilia Garland
Amazing woman! :-)
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Tracy Cole
Brilliant caring woman
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Betty Hunt
Loved the movie with Debbie Reynolds playing her. Amazing woman.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Thomas Collens
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She was a woman ahead of her time. Didn't take any guff. Very admirable person!
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Rosalinda Brum
I would love to see this in a non musical version.
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Aaren L'comte
New money, but at least she gave back SO MUCH to her own community and fought for women's & children's rights :) Toured her home last year, definitely worth a stop if you're in Denver!
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Hugh Pogue
This is BS!
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Marion Moeller
Awesome lady
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Anne Wilson
Jade Deacon
Feb 17, 2016 · Reply
Sylvia Atkins
What a lady and a beauty two
Feb 18, 2016 · Reply
Lori A Breeze
They made a movie about her staring Debbie Renolds
Feb 18, 2016 · Reply
Lisa Gehringer
Wow that is interesting!
Feb 18, 2016 · Reply
Mary Greenway
Awesome
Feb 19, 2016 · Reply
Anjie Torres
Kayleigh R. Jensen :)
Feb 21, 2016 · Reply
Kayleigh R. Jensen
:)
Feb 21, 2016 ·
Anjie Torres
The real Molly! :)
Feb 21, 2016 ·
Jenny Stephens
she also paid to bury some off the coast of Canada
Feb 21, 2016 · Reply
Kathy Johnson Kidd
Where did her new money come from?
Feb 22, 2016 · Reply
Jeanet Groenink
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Debby Reynolds really did a good job, in the movie! I can "see her" looking at the picture of Molly Brown!
Feb 23, 2016 · Reply
Craig Wheeler
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Feb 26, 2016 · Reply
Toni Gonzales
Great lady
Mar 19, 2016 · Reply
KimberelyAnn Gunter
She is the epitome of a "Strong Woman"
Mar 28, 2016 · Reply
Beccy Petersen
Dermott, this is the real Molly from the titanic.
Apr 29, 2016 · Reply
Diane Elizabeth
A true heroine ! God bless her soul !
May 04, 2016 · Reply
Denise Nelson
My favorite quote of hers.."I dont care what people say about me, as long as they say something"...
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