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Gloria Vanderbilt Biography, Age, Death, Husband, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 19, 2019

Short Biography

Gloria Vanderbilt was born on 20-02-1924 in Manhattan, New York City in the state of New York, United States. She was an American Artist, Writer, Author, Novelist, Fashion Designer, Socialist, Memoirist, Painter, Television Actress, Film Actress, Theatre Actress, Businessperson & Founder.

Gloria Vanderbilt Complete Bio & Career

Gloria Vanderbilt came to limelight after she was involved in a battle between her aunt and mother for her custody of the multi-million dollar trust during the mid 1930s.She became a household name after she ventured into fashion, film, and theatre business. She was an accomplished writer and has penned down several nonfiction books and novels.
She lost her father when she was still a toddler. While in teens, she became talk of the town after she was spotted at various parties with her distinctive style. She married while she was in teens and again became the talk of the town.  She though divorced her first husband citing his abusive nature and began her acting career. 
During the decade of the 1950s and 1960s, she appeared in various TV programs. She was also interested in writing and published her first collection titled Love Poems. She was always in news for her social life. In the decade of the 1970s, she burst into fashion industry and designed jeans which had a swan logo and her signature. The jeans became widely popular and she then branched out to launching perfume as well. She released her maiden memoirs titled Once Upon a Time: A True Story. Her most famous novels include A Mother's Story (1996) and The Memory Book of Starr Faithfull (1994) among others.
During the latter part of her life, she appeared on CNN program Anderson Live along with her son Anderson Cooper. Her last memoir titled The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Loss, and Love was released in 2016. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

She died on 17-06-2019 at the age of 95 in Manhattan, New York City in the state of New York, United States. She was suffering from stomach cancer.

DEATHDAY 17 June,2019 (Monday)
DEATH PLACE Manhattan, New York City, New York

Gloria Vanderbilt Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan. She was married 4 times in her life. She first married Pat DiCicco in 1941 and divorced him in 1945. She then married Leopold Stokowski in 1945 and divorced him in 1955. She then married Sidney Lumet in 1955 and divorced him in 1963. She then married writer Wyatt Emory Cooper in 1963 and was married to him till his death in 1978. The couple together had 2 sons including journalist Anderson Cooper.

Life's Important Dates Of Gloria Vanderbilt

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Blue
Hair Colour Dark brown

Personal Info

Home Town New York City
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Manhattan, New York City, US
School Greenvale School, Long Island
Miss Porter's School, Farmington, Connecticut
Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island
College Art Students League, New York
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Writing and Reading
Marital Status Widow
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Bentley


Favorite Color White
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Song "Poor Little Rich Girl" by Noel Coward

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Gloria Vanderbilt

  • Her ancestry included English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, and one-eighth Chilean.
  • Her great-grandfather Hugh Judson Kilpatrick was a prominent military figure who was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War.
  • Her aunt Thelma Morgan was the mistress of the Duke of Windsor.
  • She is best known for her line of designer jeans in the late '70s and '80s.
  • Died at her home in Manhattan on June 17, 2019, after having been diagnosed with stomach cancer earlier in the month.

Gloria Vanderbilt Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Gloria Vanderbilt was 95 years 3 months & 26 days old age.