Gloria Vanderbilt

American businesswoman, fashion designer, socialite and writer Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actress, heiress, and socialite most noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. She is a member of the prominent Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper.
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You Won't Believe How Great Anderson Cooper's Cher Impression Is
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Andy Cohen Totally Blew His Chances Of Dating Anderson Cooper
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Watch: Gloria Vanderbilt Opens Up About Past Romance With Sinatra
ABC News - over 1 year
This morning on "Live with Kelly," Vanderbilt discussed her former romances with the likes of Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra.
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Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper' on HBO
LATimes - almost 2 years
SERIES Outlander A whole new set of sweeping adventures await now-married Jamie and Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan) as the time-traveling fantasy series returns for a new season. Andrew Gower also stars. 9 and 10:05 p.m. Starz Saturday Night Live Russell Crowe hosts with musical...
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Gloria Vanderbilt opens up to her son Anderson Cooper
CNN - almost 2 years
Anderson Cooper and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt talk about their new book, "The Rainbow Comes and Goes."
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Photos: Anderson Cooper's Big Night Out With Mom Gloria Vanderbilt
ABC News - almost 2 years
Meet the parents (and siblings, cousins and more!) of your favorite celebs.
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​Mother and son: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
CBS News - almost 2 years
In a new book and documentary, the heiress and CNN anchor share how they changed their relationship by revealing previously unknown aspects of their lives
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8 Oscar Movies Based On True Stories That Forgot MAJOR Details
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
"Harry Potter" is probably more true-to-life than some of the riddikulus movies that are supposedly "based on a true story." And we solemnly swear that anyone who says different is up to no good. But every once in a while, even Hollywood exaggeration doesn't live up to what really happened. In honor of the 88th Academy Awards, here are eight true stories that were more intense than the Oscar-nominated films they inspired. 1. After getting attacked by the bear, the real Hugh Glass had maggots eat his dead, rotting flesh.  Leonardo DiCaprio had a tough time filming "The Revenant." (We get it, bro. It was cold.) No offense to Leo, but the real Hugh Glass had it a little tougher. In addition to getting mauled by a real bear, making a 200-mile journey after being left for dead and setting his own broken leg, Glass reportedly used maggots to eat his dead flesh to prevent gangrene from spreading. 2. The "Lone Survivor" goat herders were probably sent on purpose.  ...
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CultureZohn: Truman Capote's Brooklyn
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Truman Capote at 70 Willow, Brooklyn Heights by David Attie Underneath this very majestic staircase in the basement apartment, Truman Capote was putting the finishing touches on his pearl-of-a-girl Holly Golighty in Breakfast at Tiffany's. By day he would write, often after a night amidst the cat-filled alleys, dinners at Gage and Tollner or Joes, or he would distract himself with buying trips to Knapp's emporium for the paperweights and knick knacks he so admired. This was Brooklyn Heights, the first landfall after Wall Street, historic home to literary geniuses (WH Auden, Thomas Wolfe, Henry Miller et al) but originally home to sea captains, then righteous and upstanding parishioners under the watchful eye of abolitionist minister Henry Ward Beecher (Harriet's brother), the most famous preacher in the U.S., and his Plymouth Church that was a way station on the Underground Railroad. Truman Capote on the porch of 70 Willow by David Attie Truman was a tenant of his...
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Gloria Vanderbilt Fast Facts
CNN - about 3 years
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Gloria Vanderbilt
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 91
    Vanderbilt had written four volumes of memoirs and three novels (including Obsession: An Erotic Tale, mentioned above) as of late May 2016, and she also regularly contributed to The New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Elle.
    On April 9, 2016, HBO premiered Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, a two-hour documentary, produced and directed by Liz Garbus, that featured a series of conversations between the mother and son, covering the mother's storied life and family history in the public eye.
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    On April 5, 2016, HarperCollins Publishers released a new book, written jointly by Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper, titled The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss.
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  • 2014
    Age 89
    When Vanderbilt celebrated her 90th birthday on February 20, 2014, her collections of many drawings, paintings and collectibles were placed on display in the 1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center in New York City.
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  • 2011
    Age 86
    Vanderbilt is very close friends with fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and comedian Kathy Griffin. While appearing as a guest on her son Anderson Cooper's television talk show, Anderson on September 19, 2011, Vanderbilt referred to Griffin as her "fantasy daughter".
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  • 2010
    Age 85
    In November 2010, Vanderbilt was the subject of a new book chronicling her life, titled The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, written by Wendy Goodman, New York's design editor.
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  • 2007
    Age 82
    She launched another exhibition of 35 paintings at the Arts Center in 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 81
    Vanderbilt maintained a romantic relationship with photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks for many years until his death in 2006.
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  • 2001
    Age 76
    In 2001, Vanderbilt opened her first art exhibition, "Dream Boxes," at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester; it was a critical success.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 57
    In the period from 1982 to 2002, L'Oreal launched eight fragrances under the brand name Gloria Vanderbilt.
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  • 1978
    Age 53
    In 1978, Vanderbilt sold the rights to her name to the Murjani Group.
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  • 1976
    Age 51
    In 1976, Indian designer Mohan Murjani's Murjani Corporation, proposed launching a line of designer jeans carrying Vanderbilt's signature embroidered on the back pocket, as well as her swan logo.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1954
    Age 29
    From 1954 to 1963, Vanderbilt applied herself to acting. (Her first stage vehicle, The Swan, inspired the logo she later used as a fashion designer.) During this time in her life, she appeared in a number of live and filmed television dramas including Playhouse 90, Studio One in Hollywood, and The Dick Powell Show.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1937
    Age 12
    Litigation continued, however. Vanderbilt's mother was forced to live on a drastically reduced portion of her daughter's trust, which was worth more than $4 million at the end of 1937 (over $ million today).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Vanderbilt was born on February 20, 1924, in New York City, the only child of railroad heir Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880–1925) and his second wife, Gloria Morgan (1904–1965).
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