Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At Age 95 – Gloria Vanderbilt, fashion designer, artist and socialite, has died Monday morning at age of 95 announced by CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At Age 95:
Cooper confirmed in an on-air first-person obituary Monday. Gloria Vanderbilt was Born in New York City on Feb. 20, 1924, Vanderbilt arrived to much fanfare as the daughter of railroad empire heir Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and his second wife, Gloria Morgan.
Gloria was the focus of media attention at an early age, dubbed “the poor little rich girl” amid an intense custody battle between her mother and her father’s enormously wealthy sister, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Her aunt prevailed in court proceedings.
Cause of Gloria Vanderbilt Death:
Cooper said Gloria Vanderbilt died at home with friends and family at her side. Gloria Vanderbilt had been suffering from advanced stomach cancer, he noted.
What Anderson Cooper Said About Gloria Vanderbilt:
“Earlier this month, we had to take her to the hospital,” Cooper said. “That’s where we learned she had very advanced cancer in her stomach and that it had spread.”
The TV news anchor called his mother “the coolest and most modern” person he knew.
“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,” Anderson Cooper said.
“She was 95 years old, but ask anyone close to her and they’d tell you, she was the youngest person they knew, the coolest and most modern. She died this morning the way she wanted to — at home, surrounded by family and friends.”
Gloria Vanderbilt Wiki:
Gloria Vanderbilt published a history of her love life, “It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir,” in 2004, and published an erotic novel, “Obsession,” in 2009. She was 85 when the latter made its way to bookstores.
Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper wrote together, “The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Loss and Love,”
“I like the idea of showing that you can go through a lot and still be on your feet, still be working, still be positive about life,” Vanderbilt said Magazine in 2014. “And that you can still think the best thing is around the corner.”
Gloria Vanderbilt was 17 when she went to Hollywood in 1941 and married Pat DiCicco, an agent who also had a reputation as a mobster. They divorced in 1945. (He died in 1978.)
Within weeks, Gloria Vanderbilt married conductor Leopold Stokowski (he died in 1977). This marriage lasted 10 years and produced two sons (and three grandchildren): Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski, 68, and Christopher Stokowski, 67.
“If you were around in early 1980s it was pretty hard to miss the jeans she helped create, but that was her public face — the one she learned to hide behind as a child,” Anderson Cooper said. “Her private self, her real self — that was more fascinating and more lovely than anything she showed the public.
Gloria Vanderbilt dies at the age of 95.
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