Patricia Kennedy Lawford
American socialite
Patricia Kennedy Lawford
Patricia "Pat" Kennedy Lawford was an American socialite and the sixth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald, sister to President John F. Kennedy, Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy. Considered the most sophisticated, yet also the most introverted, of her parents' five daughters, Pat since childhood had a fascination with travel and Hollywood.
Biography
Patricia Kennedy Lawford's personal information overview.
{{personal_detail.supertitle}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
{{personal_detail.title}}
News
News abour Patricia Kennedy Lawford from around the web
Another Kennedy Auction Brings Out Nostalgia and Wallets
NYTimes - about 12 years
An Italian ship owner spent $96,000 at Sotheby's yesterday for a 20th-century rocking chair once used by President John F. Kennedy. If the price sounds astronomical, it seemed like a bargain to those who were at the York Avenue auction house when another Kennedy rocker brought $442,500 nine years ago. The rocker -- and household objects like
Article Link:
NYTimes article
BOLDFACE NAMES
NYTimes - almost 16 years
A President at Dinner A past president and a fake president sat down together in the back of a restaurant in Washington on Monday night. They talked about the real president. At the table at Etrusco, a year-old Italian eatery, were former President BILL CLINTON; MARTIN SHEEN, who plays President Josiah Bartlet on NBC's ''West Wing''; and more than
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Negotiating Among the Powerful At a Gala That Recalls Camelot
NYTimes - almost 16 years
The possibilities for awkward situations during the Costume Institute's benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art seemed endless yesterday afternoon, when it appeared for a time as if both Laura Bush and Hillary Rodham Clinton might be present at dinner. After all, etiquette books don't usually suggest seating protocol for a former first lady,
Article Link:
NYTimes article
PUBLIC LIVES; For Kennedy at 66, Guests at $1,000
NYTimes - about 19 years
SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY'S 66th birthday is not until next Sunday, but he will start celebrating tonight at the St. Regis Hotel, at 2 East 55th Street. And the well-wishers will pay for the privilege of joining in: the $1,000-a-person cocktail party will benefit his campaign committee. ''It's good to have a theme, right?'' said JILL GIMMEL, the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Fond Adieu to Jacqueline Onassis, at Her Home
NYTimes - over 22 years
A river of solemn mourners -- family members, friends and close associates of a lifetime touched by tragedy and triumph -- paid their respects to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis yesterday, flowing in and out of her Manhattan apartment for an informal wake on the eve of her funeral and burial today. Wearing dark suits and grim faces, they arrived in
Article Link:
NYTimes article
AT LUNCH WITH: Nigel Hamilton; A Target for the Longbows of Camelot
NYTimes - about 24 years
THE lunchtime crowd at the "21" Club was typical: mostly male, soberly suited, well padded for the most part and, given the prices, certainly well heeled. Joe Kennedy would have been at home there. Indeed, for many years, he was. Jack Kennedy, less so, perhaps, and Nigel Hamilton not at all. Even so, there Mr. Hamilton was. British, bearded and
Article Link:
NYTimes article
CHRONICLE
NYTimes - almost 25 years
During the evening of readings held by the Literacy Volunteers of New York City on Monday, BARBARA BUSH told ARNOLD SCAASI, who sat next to her, "Tonight was a 100-percent evening." The First Lady, who wore a short black and white polka-dot Scaasi dress, was the honored guest at the event, which has become a ritual on the social calendar. Reading
Article Link:
NYTimes article
IN PARIS, GIDDY MOOD IS CATCHING
NYTimes - about 29 years
LEAD: As the spring and summer couture openings take off in earnest after the lively prologue by Christian Lacroix on Sunday, it is clear that the freewheeling Lacroix spirit has left its mark. Even the most staid, conventional houses have loosened up, so clothes look lighter, brighter and more good humored than they have in many years. As the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
BARYSHNIKOV JOINS NUREYEV IN NIGHT OF GLITTERING FIRSTS
NYTimes - over 30 years
TWO of the world's most acclaimed ballet dancers and the companies they direct shared the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House last night in a rare performance on the second evening of Lincoln Center's 10-day ''France Salutes New York'' festival. For Mikhail Baryshnikov, artistic director of the American Ballet Theater, it was also his first major
Article Link:
NYTimes article
PROTEST HINDERS KENNEDY IN CHILE
NYTimes - about 31 years
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, arriving here today on a tour of South America, was forced to leave the airport by police helicopter after dozens of pro-Government demonstrators blocked a highway. Some of the protesters wore life preservers and carried photographs of Mary Jo Kopechne, who died in the Senator's 1969 automobile accident at Chappaquiddick.
Article Link:
NYTimes article
LION IN A KALEIDOSCOPE
NYTimes - almost 32 years
MAILER His Life and Times. By Peter Manso. Illustrated. 718 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $19.95. NORMAN MAILER'S career has been accompanied by a torrent of print: more than a dozen books about Mailer, innumerable magazine and newspaper profiles, reviews, hard news stories, gossip column items. It is impossible to calculate how much of this
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Rose Kennedy Turns 94
NYTimes - over 32 years
Rose Kennedy turned 94 years old today, still confined to her bed by a debilitating stroke. A priest offered mass at her bedside, and Mrs. Kennedy, who is fed intravenously and gets oxygen from a machine, was visited by one of her two doctors. Family members, including two of her children, Senator Edward Mr. Kennedy and Patricia Lawford, visited
Article Link:
NYTimes article
THE EVENING HOURS
NYTimes - almost 35 years
BEVERLY Sills was comparing notes with Albert Hudes on their f avorite tear-jerkers. ''La Boheme,'' said Mr. Hudes, who is directoro f development for the New York City Opera. ''I feel cheated if I d on't cry on cue. The cue for me is in the third act when Mimi says s he's leaving Rodolfo.'' ''I cry at 'Butterfly,' '' Miss Sills announced between
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Notes on People; Toast to 'Marco Polo'
NYTimes - about 35 years
''I almost never give cocktail parties,'' Pat Buckley was saying, despite the fact that she is one of New York's best-known hostesses. ''So when I asked people to come from 6 to 8, I had no idea whether anyone would show up, at least till 7. But guests were at the door on the dot of 6.'' Wednesday night, they kept strolling into the East Side home
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Benefit for Tennessee Williams Put Off to Spring
NYTimes - about 35 years
A benefit for the National Committee for the Literary Arts, planned for tomorrow night at Avery Fisher Hall, has been rescheduled for the spring. The event, a salute to Tennessee Williams on his 70th birthday, was to have featured scenes from some of his plays. Betsy Bromberg, a publicity agent, said the benefit had been postponed because ''our
Article Link:
NYTimes article
THE QUIET KENNEDY SPEAKS UP
NYTimes - almost 36 years
''IDON'T know why people always think of the Kennedys as a Boston family,'' said Jean Kennedy Smith, sitting on her New York patio. It was the most glorious spring afternoon New York has seen this year. New York sparrows were chirping in the oak branches above, New York traffic hummed in the distance, and Mrs. Smith was there to talk about the
Article Link:
NYTimes article
Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Patricia Kennedy Lawford
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 81
    Patricia Kennedy died at the age of 82 on September 17, 2006 in her Manhattan home from pneumonia.
    More Details Hide Details She was survived by her four children and 10 grandchildren, as well as, at the time, her sisters Eunice and Jean, and her brother Edward. She was buried in Southampton Cemetery.
  • FORTIES
  • 1966
    Age 41
    Shortly after JFK's assassination, Kennedy filed for a legal separation, and the couple were officially divorced in 1966.
    More Details Hide Details In accordance with her religious beliefs, she never remarried. After her divorce, Kennedy battled alcoholism and suffered from tongue cancer. She worked with the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, as well as with the National Center on Addiction, and was a founder of the National Committee for the Literary Arts, for which she arranged a series of author lectures and scholarships.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 29
    They married on April 24, 1954, at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas More in New York City, two weeks before her thirtieth birthday.
    More Details Hide Details They settled in Santa Monica, California, and often socialized with actress Judy Garland and her family. Garland gave birth to her son Joseph at the same hospital and on the same day Kennedy gave birth to her son Christopher. The couple had four children: Despite the glamorous persona Lawford presented, their relationship suffered strains as early as their brief engagement. Lawford had difficulty adjusting to Kennedy's steadfast Catholicism and her family's larger-than-life image. Kennedy could not tolerate Lawford's heavy drinking, extramarital affairs, and gradual addiction to drugs.
    They courted briefly and officially announced their engagement in February 1954.
    More Details Hide Details
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on May 6, 1924.
    More Details Hide Details
Original Authors of this text are noted here.
All data offered is derived from public sources. Spokeo does not verify or evaluate each piece of data, and makes no warranties or guarantees about any of the information offered. Spokeo does not possess or have access to secure or private financial information. Spokeo is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. None of the information offered by Spokeo is to be considered for purposes of determining any entity or person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing, or for any other purposes covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)