Currently alive, at 114 years of age.
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.