Grave of Brooke Astor
|Born||Roberta Brooke Russell|
March 30, 1902
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||August 13, 2007 (aged 105)|
Briarcliff Manor, New York, U.S.
|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)
|Children||Anthony Dryden Marshall|
|Parent(s)||John Henry Russell, Jr.|
Mabel Cecile Hornby Howard
|Relatives||John 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.
References[change | change source]
- "Brooke Astor Dies at 105". The New York Times. Retrieved Aug 18, 2015.
- "Brooke Astor is Dead at 105". Bloomberg. Retrieved Aug 18, 2015.