Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
American socialite
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was a Swiss-born American socialite best known as the mother of fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt and maternal grandmother of television journalist Anderson Cooper. She was a central figure in Vanderbilt vs. Whitney, one of the most sensational American custody trials in the 20th century.
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THE TV WATCH; Anderson Cooper Gets Personal on New Talk Show
NYTimes - over 5 years
“Anderson,” a new syndicated daytime talk show, has been on only a week, and viewers already know more about Anderson Cooper than they’ve learned in the decade he has spent as a CNN anchor and correspondent. Mr. Cooper is opening up about everything, almost. On Monday he plans to show an interview with his famous mother , the
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Timo Weiland: Just Asking - StyleList
Google News - over 5 years
(Check out their fall 2011 collection, which according to Style.com was inspired by a fictional trip that Gloria Vanderbilt and Keith Richards took to India in the '60s.) They were recently selected for the CFDA's Fashion Incubator program,
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Here a Cooper, there a Cooper ...everywhere Anderson Cooper - Winnipeg Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Cooper, 44, said his new daytime show will necessarily be more revealing about him as a person — which could prove interesting, given his high-society upbringing (he's the son of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt and writer Wyatt Emory Cooper),
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Jeans: In Search of the Perfect Pair - Southern Pines Pilot
Google News - over 5 years
Gloria Vanderbilt and Jordache were also popular, and then the stand-bys were, of course, Levis and Lee. I on the other hand know what brands I like and what brands other people prefer, but in today's day and age, I do not think there is any particular
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Three little words (made somewhere else) - Northeast Arkansas Town Crier (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
My favorite Gloria Vanderbilt jeans were Made in Egypt. The pajamas I wore to bed last night were Made in Cambodia. My JC Penney wash clothes were Made in Pakistan. I don't know where my Dell computer was manufactured, but the Dell ink cartridges come
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Larry Fugate column: Political pooch - The Newark Advocate
Google News - over 5 years
"Rick, my dear boy, just push the door man aside and come right in," Lady Anne said in her Gloria Vanderbilt drawl. "Lady Anne, I know I just announced for prez-e-dent of our country, but I wanted to make sure I lined up the very important early
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Average Josephine says: Skorts can be both practical and stylish - The Saginaw News - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
I recently purchased two — one is a nicely detailed Gloria Vanderbilt dark denim, fairly heavyweight. The other is lightweight, dark brown poplin. Frankly, I am overweight but the real problem I have with my legs comes from surgeries over the years
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Anderson Cooper Laughs Uncontrollably While Talking About Gerard Depardieu - LimeLife (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
While the TV host (and son of socialite, Gloria Vanderbilt) hardly seems like the type to get a case of the giggles over potty humor, it took him a good 45 seconds to regain his composure while trying to make it through his lines
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Anderson Cooper 'hot' on summer TV press tour - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
His famous mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, he said, taught him at an early age, “never read anything about yourself.” Growing up in the house of Vanderbilt was “hugely impactful” on his career path. Because of her connections, he said, “I once was scheduled
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Search Results for "Vacation Bible School" - Dying Scene
Google News - over 5 years
The band has started recording with Dan Precision (of 88 Fingers Louie, Rise Against) at Bombshelter Studio and with Joe Gac (The Catburglars, The House Gloria Vanderbilt) at Red Door Studios. Vacation Bible School released a split with the Goddamn Doo
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Armando Orsini, 88; Ran a Fashionable '60s Haunt
NYTimes - over 5 years
Armando Orsini, a New York restaurant owner whose good looks and Continental courtliness defined the atmosphere of dolce vita that made Orsini's, on West 56th Street, a favorite hangout in the 1960s of movie stars, society people and diners willing to pay dearly to sit near them in velvety darkness, died on July 13 in Asheville, N.C. He was 88. The
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Nine West Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement for Fashion Sneakers With ... - PR Newswire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... KG by Kurt Geiger, Boutique 9, Easy Spirit, Carvela, Gloria Vanderbilt, lei, Bandolino, Enzo Angiolini, Nine & Co., GLO, Joan & David, Miss KG, Jones Wear, Andrew Marc/Marc Moto (L), Kasper, Energie, Evan-Picone, Le Suit, Mootsies Tootsies, Grane,
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How much would you spend on a new pair of designer jeans? - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Premium designer jeans, popularized first by Gloria Vanderbilt and Calvin Klein, is a rarefied segment of the denim business. Americans bought $13.8 billion of men's and women's jeans in last year, according to market research
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Fashion News Roundup: Freja and Arizona Muse are Dating, New Fall Campaigns ... - Fashionista
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{Vogue UK} Watch Anderson Cooper Talk About His Mom's Name On People's Butts: Anderson Cooper recently launched his own YouTube channel and in the second post he talks about his famous denim-designing mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, and what it was like
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Anderson Cooper On What It Was Like Growing Up With Mom Gloria Vanderbilt (VIDEO) - Huffington Post
Google News - over 5 years
That was back in 1976, when Cooper's mom put her storied name on the back pocket of a new line of denim and sold the form-fitting Gloria Vanderbilt Jeans in awesome commercials like the one below ("a nice snug hug makes every girl feel beautiful!")
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 60
    Mrs. Vanderbilt died in 1965 of cancer and was interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
    More Details Hide Details Five years later, her sister Thelma died of a heart attack and was buried by her side.
  • FORTIES
  • 1946
    Age 41
    In 1946, the widow was once more in the news when her daughter announced she would no longer be paying her mother an annual $21,000 allowance.
    More Details Hide Details Saying that her mother was able to work and had done so in the past, Gloria Vanderbilt stated the annual allowance would now be given to a charity for blind and starving children. From the 1940s until their deaths, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt and her sister Thelma, Lady Furness lived together in New York City and in Los Angeles, California. They wrote a dual memoir called "Double Exposure: A Twin Autobiography (D McKay, 1958).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 31
    As Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt wrote in her 1936 memoirs, Without Prejudice (E P Dutton), "Had I not thought myself a minor at this time... there would have been no necessity for a guardian for myself... or for a legal guardian for my child's person.
    More Details Hide Details On this untruth—irrevocable and irremediable—hinged the currents of my child's life and my own." Influenced by reports from private detectives as well as family servants and Laura Morgan (who appears by all published accounts to have been somewhat emotionally and mentally unbalanced and who testified on Mrs. Whitney's side at the trial), members of the Vanderbilt family came to believe that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was a bad influence and neglectful of her daughter. A custody battle erupted that made national headlines in 1934. As a result of a great deal of hearsay evidence admitted at trial, the scandalous allegations of Vanderbilt's lifestyle—including a purported lesbian relationship with Nadezhda de Torby, the Marchioness of Milford Haven, and a brief engagement to HSH Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg—led to a new standard in tabloid newspaper sensationalism. Vanderbilt lost custody of her daughter to her sister-in-law Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Granted limited parental rights, Vanderbilt was allowed to see young Gloria on weekends in New York. The court also removed Vanderbilt as administrator of her daughter's trust fund, whose annual investment income had been her only source of support. Two years later, the custody issue was re-opened, giving her another chance to re-gain guardianship of her daughter. This time, the case was brought before the Supreme Court of the United States. The court declined to hear the matter and it once again came before the State of New York's Supreme Court.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1934
    Age 29
    The discrepancy was discovered upon an examination of the Morgan twins' childhood passports and their birth certificates during the Vanderbilt custody trial in 1934.
    More Details Hide Details No reason, however, was given as to the change of birth years.
  • 1927
    Age 22
    Her mother was his second wife, the former Laura Delphine Kilpatrick (1877–1956); the couple was married in 1894 and divorced in 1927.
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  • 1925
    Age 20
    Reginald Vanderbilt died on 4 September 1925 of what was described in news reports as "a throat infection which had caused internal hemorrhages".
    More Details Hide Details Following his death, his young widow became the administrator of a $2.5 million trust left to their daughter, Gloria, and spent the better part of the next six years living in Paris, Biarritz, and London, with her mother and child and often in the company of her sisters and brother, all of whom lived in France and England with their respective spouses. The conditions of Vanderbilt's will and the custody of their child, however, were complicated by the general belief that his widow had not reached the legal age of majority, which meant that she herself required a guardian.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1921
    Age 16
    In October 1921, with their father's permission, Morgan and her sister Thelma, both reportedly 16 years of age, ended their schooling and moved by themselves into an apartment at 40 Fifth Avenue, a private townhouse. The sisters had some minor roles in silent movies, using the names Gloria and Thelma Rochelle. Their debuts were as extras in the 1922 Marion Davies vehicle The Young Diana.
    More Details Hide Details Known as "The Magnificent Morgans", Gloria and Thelma Morgan were popular society fixtures, even as teenagers. British photographer Cecil Beaton described them as "alike as two magnolias, and with their marble complexions, raven tresses, and flowing dresses, with their slight lisps and foreign accents, they diffuse a Ouida atmosphere of hothouse elegance and lacy femininity.... Their noses are like begonias, with full-blown nostrils, their lips richly carved, and they should have been painted by Sargent, with arrogant heads and affected hands, in white satin with a bowl of white peonies near by." On 6 March 1923, in New York City, at the townhouse of friends, Gloria Morgan—then believed to be 17 years of age and having received the legal consent of her father to wed—became the second wife of Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, age 42, an heir to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune. On 20 February 1924, their only child, Gloria Laura, was born in New York City.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Age 0
    Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt believed that she was 20, rather than 21, because her mother had long declared the twins' birth year as 1905 rather than 1904.
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  • 1904
    Born
    Born on August 23, 1904.
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