Rose Kennedy
Philanthropist and socialite
Rose Kennedy
Countess Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist, the wife of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. , and the mother of nine children, among them United States President John F. Kennedy, United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and United States Senator Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy.
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Cape Cod - Wall Street Journal
Google News - over 5 years
A highlight is "Coffee With the Kennedys," a short televised campaign show in which matriarch Rose Kennedy shows off mementos and snapshots: Ted at his first communion—at the Vatican with Pope Pius XII! Winston Churchill! President HOO-vah!
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Montreal's Muse Entertainment wins seven Gemini Awards Wednesday night - Montreal Gazette (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... won as best lead actor in a drama program or mini-series for his portrayal of Bobby Kennedy in the mini-series, while Diana Hardcastle won for best supporting actress in a drama program or mini-series for her portrayal of matriarch Rose Kennedy
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a Coup for Three Rivers Market - Knoxville Metro Pulse
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KNOXVILLE'S CO-OP GROWS UP: With its new, roomier location in North Knoxville's Happy Holler, Three Rivers Market has fulfilled the hopes of its supporters and shareholders. Now that's improvement: More than 3000 additional total square
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Recipe: Braised String Beans and Chick Peas - Knoxville Metro Pulse (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I cannot vouch for this recipe from marthastewart.com, as I have not cooked it yet and our yellow wax beans, which I would use, have been overtaken almost completely by a morning glory vine. Pah. But it sounds really good,
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We'll be judged by our milestones some day - Times-Standard
Google News - over 5 years
As Rose Kennedy once said, “Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.” Another thought about milestones is we sometimes aren't aware of experiencing them until years later. A prominent American civil rights leader, Susan B. Anthony,
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Fatty Fest 2011 $5 on Sat July 30 - Knoxville Metro Pulse (blog)
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Don't know what's come over me lately; this is my second hardcore unapologetically fattening food post in 24 hours... But our woman Lisa Smith of Big Fatty's (5005 Kingston Pike, decidedly in Bearden) is having Fatty Fest again this
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Milton Gwirtzman, 78, Dies; Was Adviser to Kennedys
NYTimes - over 5 years
Milton S. Gwirtzman, a Washington insider who advised John, Robert and Edward Kennedy and wrote speeches for them while helping the family navigate difficult political seas and emotional traumas over the years, died Saturday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 78. The cause was a metastatic melanoma, said his wife, Katherine Krents. Within the
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Milton Gwirtzman, Adviser to Kennedys, Dies at 78
NYTimes - over 5 years
Milton S. Gwirtzman, a Washington insider who advised John, Robert and Edward Kennedy and wrote speeches for them while helping the family navigate difficult political seas and emotional traumas over the years, died Saturday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 78. The cause was a metastatic melanoma, said his wife, Katherine Krents. Within the
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Milton S. Gwirtzman, D.C. lawyer and confidant to Kennedy brothers, dies at 74 - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
Mr. Gwirtzman worked with Ted Kennedy on several of the senator's books, including “Her Grace Above Gold,” a book of tributes to Rose Kennedy, the family matriarch. In the last years of Ted Kennedy's life, Mr. Gwirtzman helped him prepare for oral
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Ironic site for an inside deal - Boston Globe
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THE BOSTON Finance Commission, a city-funded fiscal watchdog agency, is about to lose its North End home near the Rose Kennedy Greenway. And that's fine with the commission, as long as Boston taxpayers get their money's worth from the deal
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TVUUC Shooting: Picking Up the Pieces Three Years Later - Knoxville Metro Pulse
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It's been three years since gunman Jim Adkisson entered the sanctuary of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist church and killed two and wounded six before being knocked to the ground. His heinous act was front-page news for a bit
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Readers' Favorite Local Drinks - New York Times (blog)
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Clint Davis — In DC we have the Rose Kennedy; vodka, soda and a splash of cranberry juice. I'm not sure what the history is behind it, but I'm told that it was not what Rose drank. Made correctly, it is the color of a pink rose
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rose Kennedy
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1995
    Age 104
    On January 22, 1995, Kennedy died at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port from complications from pneumonia at the age of 104, having outlived her husband by a quarter of a century.
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  • 1992
    Age 101
    In 1992, when she turned 102, the intersection of Welles Avenue and Harley Street in Boston was proclaimed "Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Square".
    More Details Hide Details The plaque was dedicated by her son, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Also, the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston, Massachusetts – the park that was created when the city's Central Artery was sunk below ground level in the "Big Dig" – was named after her on July 26, 2004. Well known for her philanthropic efforts and for leading the Grandparents' Parade at age 90 at the Special Olympics, Kennedy's life and work are documented in the Oscar-nominated short documentary Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember.
    The plaque was dedicated by her son, Senator Ted Kennedy, on her 102nd birthday in 1992.
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  • 1984
    Age 93
    After suffering a stroke in 1984, she used a wheelchair for the remaining eleven years of her life.
    More Details Hide Details She maintained her residence at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts and was cared for by private nurses and staff.
  • 1961
    Age 70
    After her son John became President in 1961, Rose "became a sort of quiet celebrity," appearing on the International Best Dressed List.
    More Details Hide Details Most of her social activities consisted of involvement in charities and women’s groups. Rose also took brisk ocean swims outside her Cape Cod house in fifty-degree weather.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1914
    Age 23
    On October 7, 1914, she married Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kennedy at age 24 after a courtship of more than seven years.
    More Details Hide Details He was the elder son of businessman/politician P. J. Kennedy (political rival of Honey Fitz) and Mary Augusta Hickey. She gave birth to the couple's first child, Joseph Jr., nine months later. They initially lived in a home in Brookline, Massachusetts that is now the John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, and later a 15-room vacation home at Hyannis Port on Cape Cod, which became the Kennedy family’s lasting base. They had nine children. Joseph provided well for their family, but was unfaithful. His affairs included one with Gloria Swanson. While eight months pregnant with the couple's fourth child Kathleen, Rose temporarily went back to her parents, but returned to Joseph. In turning a blind eye to her husband's affairs, Rose depended heavily on medication. Ronald Kessler found records for prescription tranquilizers Seconal, Placidyl, Librium, and Dalmane to relieve Rose's nervousness and stress, and Lomotil, Bentyl, Librax, and Tagamet for her stomach.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1908
    Age 17
    In 1908, Fitzgerald and her father embarked on a tour of Europe.
    More Details Hide Details She and Honey Fitz had a private audience with Pope St. Pius X at the Vatican.
  • 1906
    Age 15
    Kennedy studied at the convent school Kasteel Bloemendal in Vaals, The Netherlands, and graduated from Dorchester High School in 1906.
    More Details Hide Details She also attended the New England Conservatory in Boston where she studied piano. After being refused permission by her father to attend Wellesley College, Fitzgerald enrolled at the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart (as it was then known) in Manhattan, an institution that did not grant degrees at the time.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1890
    Born
    Born on July 22, 1890.
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