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Astor, Brooke

Born: 1902 AD
Currently alive, at 116 years of age.
2.5 (49.52%) 21 votes

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.

2.5 (49.52%) 21 votes