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Gloria Vanderbilt
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Vanderbilt in 1959
Born
Gloria Laura Vanderbilt

(1924-02-20)February 20, 1924
Died June 17, 2019(2019-06-17) (aged 95)
New York City, U.S.
Occupation Artist, actress, fashion designer, socialite
Spouse(s)
  • Pat DiCicco
    (m. 1941; div. 1945)
  • Leopold Stokowski
    (m. 1945; div. 1955)
  • Sidney Lumet
    (m. 1955; div. 1963)
  • Wyatt Emory Cooper
    (m. 1963; died 1978)
Children 4, including Anderson Cooper
Parent(s) Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
Gloria Morgan
Family Vanderbilt

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (February 20, 1924 – June 17, 2019) was an American artist, author, socialite and heiress. She was credited as an early developer of blue jeans. She was the mother of CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.

Vanderbilt worked in the fashion business in the 1970s and continued until the 1990s. In 2001, Vanderbilt opened her first art exhibition in Vermont. She was the author of several novels and memoirs. She also had several perfumes with her name. Vanderbilt was born in New York City

In Paul McCartney released 1974 the single "Mrs. Vandebilt," based on the life of Gloria.

In 2016, Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper pushlished a book titled, The Rainbow Comes and Goes.

Vanderbilt died of stomach cancer at her home in Manhattan on June 17, 2019. She was 95.

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