Remembering Gloria

By Richard Mineards   |   June 27, 2019
Gloria Vanderbilt R.I.P. (Gloria Vanderbilt from a 1959 acting role on The United States Steel Hour)

On a personal note, I remember Gloria Vanderbilt, the iconic New York socialite, whose first marriage was at the Santa Barbara Mission in 1941, who has died at her Big Apple home aged 95.

I would often see the “poor little rich girl” heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle in the 1930s and a designer jeans queen in the 1970s and ‘80s, with her sons, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and his late brother, Carter, at Mortimers, an Upper Eastside society watering hole.

A creative woman and an extraordinary life of glamor, scandal, and tragedy.

Sightings: Flash Gordon actor Sam J. Jones checking out the Santa Barbara Polo Club… Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi noshing at Mollie’s, which is celebrating its first anniversary… Rob Lowe and wife Sheryl Berkoff at the TV Festival in Monte Carlo

Pip! Pip!


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