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Gloria Vanderbilt (born February 20, 1924) is an American artist, author, socialite and heiress. She is credited as an early developer of blue jeans. She is the mother of the CNN reporter Anderson Cooper.
Vanderbilt worked in the fashion business in the 1970s and continued until the 1990s. In 2001, Vanderbilt opened her first art exhibition in Vermont. She is the author of several novels and memoirs. She also has several perfumes with her name. Vanderbilt was born in New York City