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Gloria Vanderbilt

American businesswoman, fashion designer, socialite and writer

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (February 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019) was an American artist, author, socialite and heiress. She was credited as an early developer of blue jeans. She was the mother of CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.[1][2]

Gloria Vanderbilt
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Vanderbilt in 1959
Born
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt

(1924-02-20)February 20, 1924
DiedJune 17, 2019(2019-06-17) (aged 95)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Other namesGloria Vanderbilt
OccupationArtist, actress, fashion designer, socialite
Spouse(s)
Children4, including Anderson Cooper
Parent(s)Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
Gloria Morgan
FamilyVanderbilt

Vanderbilt worked in the fashion business in the 1970s and continued until the 1990s. In 2001, Vanderbilt opened her first art exhibition in Vermont. She was the author of several novels and memoirs. She also had several perfumes with her name. Vanderbilt was born in New York City

In 2016, Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper pushlished a book titled, The Rainbow Comes and Goes.[3][4]

Vanderbilt died of stomach cancer at her home in Manhattan on June 17, 2019. She was 95.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jacobson, Brianna (2017-09-06). "This 'poor little rich girl' grew up to be a fashion icon and mother to a 'foxy' media scion". CNBC. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  2. Green, Penelope (2016-04-02). "At Home With Gloria Vanderbilt". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  3. "Excerpt: "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"". Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  4. "Gloria Vanderbilt, son Anderson Cooper release tell-all book". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-10-18.
  5. Chris Koseluk (June 17, 2019). "Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress With a Knack for Reinvention, Dies at 95". The Hollywood Reporter.

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