Marylou Whitney

Born Dec 24, 1925

Marylou Whitney is a noted philanthropist and a prominent socialite. Whitney has many residences, first and foremost her "Cady Hill" estate in Saratoga Springs New York, a massive camp in the Adirondacks, a farm near Lexington, Kentucky, a winter home in Florida, an apartment in New York City and a residence in Alaska where her current husband is from.… Read More

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1925 Birth Born in 1925.


1948 23 Years Old Schroeder married Frank Hosford in 1948, and they had four children: Marion Louise "M'Lou", Frank "Hobbs", Henry "Hank", and Heather.


1958 33 Years Old After her divorce she married Cornelius Vanderbilt "Sonny" Whitney in 1958, and they had one daughter, Cornelia.


1986 61 Years Old …  As a founder of the National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame, Whitney helped raise over $1.5 million prior to the 1986 opening. … Read More
CV "Sonny" Whitney died in 1992, leaving Marylou with an estate estimated at the time to be $100 million. In October 1997 Marylou married John Hendrickson, a (then) 32-year-old tennis champ and former aide to Governor Walter Joseph Hickel of Alaska. … Read More
1993 68 Years Old In 1993, Mrs. Whitney once again served as Dinner Chairman along with Mike Roarty (General Chairman), and Lou Schwartz (Dinner Chairman). … Read More
1995 70 Years Old Whitney is also a great adventurer. She led an expedition with Norman Vaughan to the South Pole in 1995. … Read More
2004 79 Years Old She is the dam of Birdstone and Champion Bird Town. "Marylou Whitney Stables" bred, raced and stands Birdstone, the 2004 Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes winner. Birdstone is an important sire to the thoroughbred industry. He produced two classic winners in his first crop, 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, and eventual Three Year Old Champion of that year, Summer Bird. … Read More
2010 85 Years Old In 2010 a specially bred, long stem pink tea rose, hybridized by Canadian rose breeder Brad Jalbert, was named in Whitney's honor. … Read More
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In 2011 Mrs. Whitney was elected to The Jockey Club. … Read More
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