Madeleine Astor

Socialite and Titanic Survivor Madeleine Astor

Madeleine Talmage Astor Dick (June 19, 1893 – March 27, 1940) was the second wife and widow of millionaire John Jacob Astor IV and a survivor of the RMS Titanic disaster.
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19 June 1893

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Titanic's Last Supper - The Epoch Times
Google News - over 6 years
While the soup with its undercurrents of Irish whiskey was homey and hearty, the next course had all the sophistication that Madeleine Astor or Lady Christiana Duff-Gordon would have expected. Thin slices of roast breast of squab were paired with a
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ANTIQUES; Connoisseurs Of Tragedy Disperse Relics of Wrecks
NYTimes - over 7 years
The 20th century's doomed ocean liners keep reappearing as fragments on the antiques market. In the last few decades collectors have reassembled some scattered contents of infamous shipwrecks like that of the Normandie, which burned at a Manhattan pier in 1942, and the Andrea Doria, which crashed into another ship near Nantucket, Mass., in 1956.
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Keeping 'Titanic' Dynamic
NYTimes - over 19 years
It is 12:30 P.M. on a Wednesday on West 46th Street in Manhattan. Cars with suburban license plates pull into nearby garages. Charter buses unload streams of tourists who set out trolling for pre-theater lunch deals. And inside the Lunt-Fontanne Theater, the strains of a lone clarinet float up from the orchestra pit, just one of a very different
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NYTimes - almost 20 years
Free Choices TODAY The Long Island Cabaret Theater takes the stage at the Hicksville Library at 2 P.M. with ''Hitting the High Notes,'' a revue featuring Tom Stallone, Christine Jordan and the Bill Holland Trio (931-1417). Lead by Jeremy Kempton and joined by Joan Dawidziak as oboe soloist, the Island Chamber Symphony plays Beethoven and Handel at
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Streetscapes/The Burden Mansion; The Soot's Coming off, but a Blemish Will Remain
NYTimes - over 23 years
WORKMEN are now scrubbing decades of soot off what the Landmarks Preservation Commission calls New York's "finest Beaux-Arts town house," the 1905 Burden mansion at 7 East 91st Street. Now occupied by a private school, the Convent of the Sacred Heart, the Burden house is half of an unusual pair of buildings built by the families of two sisters.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Madeleine Astor
  • 1940
    Age 46
    Madeleine died of a heart ailment at her mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 27, 1940, at the age of 46.
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  • 1933
    Age 39
    They divorced on July 21, 1933, in Reno, Nevada. Four months later, on November 27, 1933, Madeleine married Italian actor/boxer Enzo Fiermonte (1908–1993) in a civil ceremony in New York City, New York. They honeymooned in Palm Beach, Florida. They eventually moved there. They had no children together and divorced on June 11, 1938, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
  • 1916
    Age 22
    Four years after Colonel Astor's death, Madeleine married her childhood friend banker William Karl Dick (May 28, 1888 – September 5, 1953) on June 22, 1916, in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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  • 1915
    Age 21
    After this, she appeared more often in public and her activities were frequently reported in the press. In 1915, she remodelled her house on Fifth Avenue and this was made a feature article in the New York Sun.
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  • 1913
    Age 19
    She did not seem to appear very often in society until the end of 1913, when according to the press they were able to publish her first photograph since the Titanic disaster.
  • 1912
    Age 18
    On August 14, 1912, Madeleine gave birth to Jakey at her Fifth Avenue mansion.
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    On the night of April 14, 1912, Colonel Astor reported to his wife that the ship had hit an iceberg.
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  • 1911
    Age 17
    Madeleine and Jack were engaged in August 1911 and married on September 9, 1911. There was a considerable amount of opposition to his marriage not only because of their age difference but also since he had divorced his first wife only two years previously in November 1909.
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  • 1893
    Born on June 19, 1893.
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