Doris Duke

Philanthropist, socialite Doris Duke

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Eisenhower limo coming to IN auction - WANE
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... V-12 Convertible Coupe from the Academy Award-winning film Seabiscuit; a luxurious 1938 Packard V-12 Landaulet custom built for tobacco heiress Doris Duke; and a 1970 Cadillac Limousine customized for famous country singer, Johnny Paycheck
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Teenage boy injured while swimming at Black Point pool - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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By Star-Advertiser staff A teenage boy was taken to a hospital with head and neck injuries he received while swimming with other teenagers at Cromwell's pool near the Doris Duke estate on Black Point. Firefighters were called at 12:10 this afternoon
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What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Geren Ford Makes Us Jealous - Fashionista
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She even wrote a column for us chronicling her fabulous romps through El Bulli in Spain, to Doris Duke's Shangri La estate in Hawaii, to Jamaica. So it's no surprise that for her summer holiday she crammed five European cities into a month
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San Diego Foundation changes focus from institutions to artists in new program - SignOnSanDiego.com
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Whether the National Endowment for the Arts or large private foundations like the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, arts funders have been loath to directly underwrite individual artists. The NEA, after giving grants to several controversial artists in
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Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Rough Point - Patch.com
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Inspired by Doris Duke's love for dogs, proceeds from the event benefit the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the Potter League for Animals. Pat Toppa wears an outfit by Fila from The Tennis Store at the Hall of Fame, while walking Brady,
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Jodi Melnick & David Neumann Premiere Their Profound "July" at Jacob's Pillow ... - Huffington Post
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"July," a stirring dance duet whose refined physical beauty gives form to its tender, vulnerable emotions, had its premiere Wednesday night before the great open backstage door of Jacob Pillow Dance Festival's Doris Duke Theater
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PHOTOS: Croquet at Rough Point is a Hit - Patch.com
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Locals were "Dressed to play" at Doris Duke's former home for a night of croquet on the lawn. By Kirsten Ferguson "This is the first year we've done croquet night," said Director of Education, Lisa Dady. "It's a playful exhibit this year so it works
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Jacob's Pillow Presents David Dorfman Dance 8/17-21 - Broadway World
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David Dorfman and his company of skilled dancers bring their newest work, the dynamic Prophets of Funk, to the Doris Duke Theatre, August 17-21. Inspired by the vitality and revelry of the 1970s, this lively engagement is driven by the popular funk
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NEFA Announces 2011 National Dance Project Awards; $752.5K Supports the ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
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Each US grant recipient will also receive a general operating support grant of $10500 thanks to additional funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. These funds are intended to ensure organizational stability during this extraordinarily
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Da Kine - Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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Islamic art scholar Keelan Overton, a recent Ph.D. from the University of California, has been appointed curator of Shangri La, Doris Duke's massive collection of Muslim art housed at her Diamond Head mansion. Overton is no stranger to Shangri La
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Kidd Pivot starts strong, but goes too long - Albany Times Union
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The first act of Crystal Pite's "Dark Matters," on stage through Sunday in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob's Pillow, is riveting, unpredictable, even shocking. It's not often you hear an audience at a dance performance gasp in unison
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Honolulu Surf Film Festival slated to screen 16 Hawaii premieres. We're stoked! - Hawaiimagazine.com (blog)
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The fourth annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival, which will get under way Fri., July 8 at the Doris Duke Theatre, features 22 surfing films, including 16 that will be shown in Hawaii for the first time. If you're on Oahu this month, we recommend checking
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Arts: the week ahead - Boston Globe
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... del Sur (pictured), featuring some of the world's best tango artists in “Romper el Piso'' (Ted Shawn Theatre), with the loose-limbed athleticism of Kidd Pivot, whose dancers perform Crystal Pite's fantastical “Dark Matters'' (Doris Duke Theatre)
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Coincidental neighbors take divergent paths in life - Anchorage Daily News
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Her estate has an estimated value of $400 million, but as with heiress Doris Duke, money did not buy happiness. She spent decades as a recluse in her Manhattan home. William Clark was born in 1839 and died in 1925. The dates tell you that Hughette,
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Photo credit: Getty Images - Racked National
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Doris Duke was a well known patron of the arts, philanthropist, and heiress to her father's energy and tobacco businesses. Modern day swans such as Minka Kelly (who the paps almost tramped us to photograph), Twilight's Ashley Greene, the stunning ... - -
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Visit the Shangri La-vely Estate of Doris Duke - Aloha Update
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This serves only to informally introduce generations to the woman once widely acclaimed as the “richest girl in the world,” Doris Duke. Doris Duke was a tobacco heiress that gained popularity through her philanthropy and collection of Islamic Art. She
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Doris Duke
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1993
    Age 80
    In January 1993, she underwent surgery for a knee replacement.
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  • 1992
    Age 79
    In 1992, at the age of 79, Duke had a facelift.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 55
    She also funded the construction of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's ashram in India, visited by the Beatles in 1968.
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    In 1968, Duke created the Newport Restoration Foundation with the goal of preserving more than eighty colonial buildings in the town.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1958
    Age 45
    In 1958, she established the Duke Gardens Foundation to endow the public display gardens she started to create at Duke Farms.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 34
    On September 1, 1947, while in Paris, Duke became the third wife of Porfirio Rubirosa, a diplomat from the Dominican Republic.
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  • 1943
    Age 30
    They divorced in 1943.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 27
    Duke initially maintained that Heffner was the reincarnation of her only biological child Arden, who died soon after birth in 1940.
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  • 1935
    Age 22
    Duke married twice, the first time in 1935 to James H. R. Cromwell, the son of Palm Beach society doyenne Eva Stotesbury.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1930
    Age 17
    She was presented to society as a debutante in 1930, aged 18, at a ball at Rough Point, the family residence in Newport, Rhode Island.
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  • 1925
    Age 12
    Duke was the only child of tobacco and hydroelectric power tycoon James Buchanan Duke and his second wife, Nanaline Holt Inman, widow of Dr. William Patterson Inman. At his death in 1925, the elder Duke's will bequeathed the majority of his estate to his wife and daughter, along with $17 million in two separate clauses of the will, to The Duke Endowment he had created in 1924.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on November 22, 1912.
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