Pamela Harriman

Born Mar 20, 1920

Pamela Beryl Harriman, also known as Pamela Churchill Harriman, was an English-born socialite who was married and linked to important and powerful men. In later life, she became a political activist for the United States Democratic Party and a diplomat. Her only child, Winston Churchill, was named after his famous grandfather.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Pamela Harriman.


1920 Birth Born in 1920.


1937 17 Years Old By 1937, she had returned to England. … Read More
1939 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1939, while working at the Foreign Office in London doing French-to-English translations, Pamela met Randolph Churchill, the son of Winston Churchill.


1941 21 Years Old Her father however, was too busy visiting bombed-out Blitz sites to be overly-concerned in 1941.
1944 24 Years Old During 1944 she worked in the Cabinet's war rooms on a secretive SOE mission for Operation Bodyguard working with Robert E. Sherwood. "The days at the office were very sorry," wrote Bobby Bevan, a spy who was directly involved with Bodyguard's activities; long days stretched into lonely nights, when they frequently indulged the senses on champagne and Russian caviar. … Read More
1945 25 Years Old Eventually, Pamela filed for divorce in December 1945 on the grounds that Randolph had deserted her for three years. … Read More
1948 28 Years Old After her divorce from Randolph Churchill, she moved to Paris and in 1948 began her five-year-long affair with Gianni Agnelli. … Read More


1952 32 Years Old In 1952, Pamela found him with a young woman, Anne-Marie d'Estainville, and complained strongly about this, despite her own past behaviour. … Read More
1959 39 Years Old In 1959, she met Broadway producer Leland Hayward, who was still married to Slim Hawks. … Read More


1960 40 Years Old The day Hayward's divorce was final, she became the fifth Mrs. Hayward with the ceremony taking place in Carson City, Nevada, on 4 May 1960. … Read More


1971 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Pamela Hayward stayed with her husband until his death on 18 March 1971. The day after Hayward's funeral, Pamela arranged to resume her acquaintance with her former lover W. Averell Harriman, then 79 years old and recently widowed. They were married on 27 September 1971. … Read More


1980 60 Years Old In 1980, the National Women's Democratic Club named her "Woman of the Year". U.S. President Bill Clinton appointed her United States Ambassador to France in 1993.
1986 66 Years Old Her last marriage lasted until his death in 1986. … Read More
1995 75 Years Old The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris in 1995 while she served as ambassador.
1997 77 Years Old 1 More Event
She was buried 14 February 1997 at Arden, the former Harriman estate in New York. … Read More
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