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Astor, Brooke (nee Russell; Mrs. Brooke Russell Marshall Astor)

Born: 1902 AD
Currently alive, at 113 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Philanthropist


US philanthropist and socialite.


1902 - Born 30th of March in Portsmouth, New Hampshire


1919 - Dropped out of high school to marry her first serious boyfriend, J. Dryden Kuser.


1929 - She filed for divorce on 15th of February in Reno, Nevada.


1932 - Her second marriage was to stockbroker Charles Marshall, a man of more modest means and kinder temperament.


She wrote for House And Garden magazine, and eventually became an editor there.


1953 - Married her third and final husband, Vincent Astor the chairman of the board of Newsweek magazine and the last notably rich American member of the famous Astor family.


1997 - She continues to be active in charities and in New York's social life.


         - The New York Public Library was always one of Astor's favorite charities.


1998 - Astor was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


2006 - suffered from Alzheimer's disease, and she became the subject of a lawsuit alleging elder abuse.






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