Happy Rockefeller
American socialite
Happy Rockefeller
Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller, known as Happy Rockefeller, is the widow of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908–1979), who was the 41st Vice President of the United States of America and a Governor of New York. She was the Second Lady of the United States from 1974–1977.
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There's Only Been One Other Divorced President In History Before Trump
Huffington Post - 3 months
Much has been made over Donald Trump’s multiple marriages: The nation’s 45th president-elect ― and a noted “traditional marriage” advocate ― has been married to third wife Melania Knauss since 2005, but was divorced twice before that. His first marriage to Ivana Zelnickova lasted from 1977 to 1992, reportedly ending in a $25 million settlement for Ivana. He was married to second wife Marla Maples from 1993 to 1999. He has children with all three women. Trump created a media firestorm when he left Ivana for Maples in the early ‘90s ― and in typical fashion, he was all too willing to comment on it.  “When a man leaves a woman, especially when it was perceived that he has left for a piece of ass—a good one!—there are 50 percent of the population who will love the woman who was left,” he was quoted as saying in Vanity Fair in September 1990. While Trump will be the first president to have multiple failed marriages under his belt, he won’t be America’s first divorced preside ...
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Politicians pay tribute to Hugh Carey - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) Happy Rockefeller and Gov. Hugh Carey and Nelson A. Rockefeller. 10/7/1978. (Times Union Archive) In this Jan. 15, 1981 file photo, after proclaiming the day as Martin Luther King Day, Gov. Hugh Carey of New York unveiled a
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Funeral Thursday in NYC for ex-Gov. Carey - Albany Times Union
Google News - over 5 years
(AP Photo/Jennings, File) Happy Rockefeller and Gov. Hugh Carey and Nelson A. Rockefeller. 10/7/1978. (Times Union Archive) In this Jan. 15, 1981 file photo, after proclaiming the day as Martin Luther King Day, Gov. Hugh Carey of New York unveiled a
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Spitz: A slogan to fend off murders - MetroWest Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
Ford, who died this weekend at 93, and Happy Rockefeller, Vice President Nelson Rockefeller's wife who also spoke publicly about her diagnosis, changed the way Americans looked at the disease. Before 1974, we thought the best way to handle cancer was
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Betty Ford dies at 93; former first lady - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
Among those helped by her frank attitude was Happy Rockefeller, the wife of Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, who discovered she had breast cancer and subsequently underwent a mastectomy. The public outpouring led Ford to realize that when she spoke,
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Aukcie ovládli maliari Francis Bacon a Andy Warhol - HNonline.sk
Google News - over 5 years
Jeho obraz s názvom Dollar Sign sa predal za takmer 624–tisíc libier, dielo Ladies and Gentleman za 577–tisíc libier, Happy Rockefeller za takmer 960–tisíc libier, ale dielo s názvom Debbie Harry až za 3,7 milióna libier
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Kykuit Season Opens Saturday with Superb Architecture, Gardens, Views, and Art ... - Patch.com
Google News - almost 6 years
A special addition to the art collection for this season only is the Picasso Guernica tapestry, on display courtesy of Happy Rockefeller and Nelson Rockefeller, Jr. It's one of a series collected by Nelson A. Rockefeller, New York State governor from
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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW; Think About Pink
NYTimes - over 6 years
A friend of mine's 12-year-old daughter has taken to wearing a bracelet, one of those rubber, Lance Armstrong-style affairs, that says on it, ''I Boobies.'' ''Oh, yeah,'' she said, vaguely, when questioned about it. ''It's for breast cancer.'' Really? It's hard to remember that, not so long ago, the phrase ''breast cancer'' was not something women
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EVENING HOURS; June's Middle
NYTimes - over 7 years
June 18: The Baby Ball, a benefit for the Eli and Abby Manning Birthing Center at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan, took place at Cipriani Wall Street. The event was attended by 500 guests. 1. From left, ABBY MANNING; ALFRED E. SMITH IV, the hospital's chairman; NAN SMITH; and HENRY J. AMOROSO, the hospital's president. 2. COOPER MANNING, left, and
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EVENING HOURS; May Flowers
NYTimes - over 7 years
May 26: The Museum of Modern Art held its annual Party in the Garden, an occasion that signals the end of the spring benefit season. For the first time: no black tie; informality was the mood. The 550 dinner guests served themselves, and many sat on sofas, plates in laps. For others, there were glass tables, no tablecloths. After dinner, 1,000
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For 'Guernica,' the Tapestry, a Moving Experience
NYTimes - almost 8 years
Workers took down a 1955 tapestry version of Picasso's antiwar ''Guernica'' (1937) on Wednesday from outside the chamber of the United Nations Security Council, where it had hung for 24 years. The owner of the 10-by-22-foot tapestry, Happy Rockefeller, is lending it to the Whitechapel Gallery in London, where it will be part of an exhibition about
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CITY PEOPLE; The Scheherazade Of the Skin Care Trade
NYTimes - over 9 years
''DO you have time for one more coat?'' Barbara Singer asks as she nudges back my bangs and uses a Q-tip to brush on a thick layer of black eyelash tint -- Schwarzkopf, it's called, a brand Ms. Singer has been ordering from Austria for years and insists is far superior to anything else on the market. ''We'll let it stay on for another 5 or 10
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Talk for the Cure
NYTimes - almost 10 years
I SOMETIMES give talks about the bright side of breast cancer. I'm glad I didn't have to give one last week. Cancer is awful and recurrence is worse. And yet, there have been great advances in the cancer world and they're not all scientific. In case you haven't noticed, we talk about cancer now. In the early days, when radical surgery left you
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At Spring Auctions, Big Names Are Selling, and Being Sold
NYTimes - almost 11 years
Some of the greatest hits in art history are coming to Sotheby's and Christie's in Manhattan this weekend: a van Gogh portrait of Madame Ginoux, the proprietress of the Café de la Gare in Arles, France, which the artist frequented until his suicide in 1890; a 1941 Picasso painting of his mistress Dora Maar with a black cat perched on her shoulder,
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Paid Notice: Deaths MENOTTI, MALINDA
NYTimes - over 11 years
MENOTTI--Malinda, very suddenly on 24th October, 2005. Wife of Francis, beloved mother of Claudio and Cosimo and daughter of Happy Rockefeller and Dr. James S. Murphy. Funeral at Yester Kirk, Gifford, Scotland on Thursday, 27th of October at 1:30PM.
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A Life Mended, Thread by Thread
NYTimes - over 11 years
LEONARD BERNSTEIN'S black cashmere Halston cape was moth-eaten. So on Nov. 17, 1980, the cape, a signature bit of sartorial dash that Bernstein had worn to parties as well as to the symphony hall, was whisked through the door of the French-American Reweaving Company on West 57th Street. Back then, Ronald Moore was just an assistant in the shop,
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ANTIQUES; A Décor Collection, From Bill Blass
NYTimes - over 13 years
Bill Blass may have been a legendary fashion designer, but he never considered himself a collector. ''I'm not that pretentious,'' he told his friend John Richardson, the Picasso biographer who helped him buy pictures in London. Nevertheless, he never stopped buying antiques. ''Any town we went to on business, he would ask friends about the best
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Bill Blass, Whose Clothes Gave Casual an Elegant Air, Dies at 79
NYTimes - over 14 years
Bill Blass, the American designer who built a multimillion-dollar business on understated clothes and a keen perception of the taste of upper-income American women, died last night at his home in New Preston, Conn. He was just days short of his 80th birthday. The cause was cancer, said Helen O'Hagan, a longtime friend. Mr. Blass was unhesitantly
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100 Candles For a Darling Of Society And Charity
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Tonight, 97 of the world's wealthiest, toniest and most socially connected people will raise a birthday toast to New York's most glittering It Girl. No, it's not Nicky or Paris Hilton. At midnight, members of the Rockefeller, Pierrepont, Annenberg and Whitney families -- along with celebrities like Barbara Walters and Oscar de la Renta -- will lift
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Happy Rockefeller
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 64
    She was appointed as a public delegate to the United Nations by President George H. W. Bush in 1991.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1974
    Age 47
    She is a breast cancer survivor, having undergone a mastectomy in 1974, two weeks after Betty Ford underwent the same operation.
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    She was the Second Lady of the United States from 1974 - 1977.
    More Details Hide Details A daughter of Margaretta Large Harrison and her first husband, William Wonderly Fitler, Jr., an heir to a cordage fortune, Rockefeller is known by her nickname, "Happy", given to her for her childhood disposition. She is a great-great-granddaughter of Union general George Gordon Meade, the commander at the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • 1971
    Age 44
    Happy Rockefeller served as the chairman of the board for the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 1971.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1964
    Age 37
    Echoing the party-wide concerns, an official of the Michigan Republican Party told The New York Times that the couple's potential marriage likely would cost Rockefeller the 1964 presidential nomination. "The rapidity of it all - he gets a divorce, she gets a divorce - and the indication of the break-up of two homes.
    More Details Hide Details Our country doesn't like broken homes."
  • 1963
    Age 36
    At the home of Laurance S. Rockefeller in Pocantico Hills, New York, on May 4, 1963, a month after her divorce - which was granted for reasons of what The New York Times called "grievous mental anguish" and her former husband's lawyer called "irreconcilable differences" - she married Gov. Nelson Rockefeller.
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  • 1961
    Age 34
    She previously had worked as a member of his office staff until her resignation in 1961. He had divorced his first wife, Mary Todhunter Clark, on March 16, 1962.
    More Details Hide Details Happy and Nelson Rockefeller had two sons: Nelson Rockefeller, Jr. (born 1964) and Mark Rockefeller (born 1967). Happy Murphy's involvement with Gov. Rockefeller was controversial at the time. As the British journalist Lady Jeanne Campbell wrote in the London Evening Standard, when the Murphy-Rockefeller involvement became a subject of media scrutiny after the announcement of Rockefeller's filing for divorce from his first wife and Happy Murphy's resignation from his staff, "Already people are comparing Happy Murphy to the Duchess of Windsor when she was plain Mrs. Simpson." More damaging still was the political fallout.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1945
    Age 18
    Her first husband, from December 11, 1945 until their divorce on April 1, 1963, was Dr. James Slater Murphy, a virologist associated with Rockefeller Institute who was a close friend of Nelson Rockefeller.
    More Details Hide Details They had four children: James B. Murphy 2nd, Margaretta Harrison Murphy, Carol Slater Murphy, and Malinda Fitler Murphy (1960-2005), who married Francis Menotti, the adopted son of composer Gian Carlo Menotti.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1926
    Born
    Born on June 9, 1926.
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