Brooke Astor

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Brooke Astor
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Grave of Brooke Astor
Roberta Brooke Russell

(1902-03-30)March 30, 1902
DiedAugust 13, 2007(2007-08-13) (aged 105)
Occupationwriter, philanthropist
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)John Dryden Kuser
(m. 1919–1930; divorced)
Charles Henry Marshall
(m. 1932–1952; his death)
William Vincent Astor
(m. 1953–1959; his death)
ChildrenAnthony Dryden Marshall
Parent(s)John Henry Russell, Jr.
Mabel Cecile Hornby Howard
RelativesJohn Henry Russell, Sr. (grandfather)

Brooke Astor (born Roberta Brooke Russell; March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist, socialite and author. She was the chairwoman for the Vincent Astor Foundation. The VAF was founded by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of RMS Titanic passenger John Jacob Astor IV. Brooke Astor wrote two novels.

Astor was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She died in Briarcliff Manor, New York at age 105 from pneumonia.[1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brooke Astor Dies at 105". The New York Times. Retrieved Aug 18, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Brooke Astor is Dead at 105". Bloomberg. Retrieved Aug 18, 2015.