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Brooke Astor

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Jesus! How long can this woman go on. Mind you I've seen pics of her from a few years back and she doesn't look bad for a 100-year old.

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Don't hear much about her but...

 

DOB 30 March 1902

 

A socialite, philanthropist, and writer, Astor was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Largely self-educated, she was a magazine journalist and the author of four books. She married three times (once divorced, twice widowed). Her third husband, Vincent Astor, left her with a fortune that allowed her to become a philanthropist of major proportions. She has awarded an average of 100 grants a year ($9 million a year) to civic projects, social projects, and cultural institutions in New York City, the New York Public Library being one of her major beneficiaries.

 

 

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Don't hear much about her but...

Apart from possibly here :P

 

Strangely enough, the title of the the thread is identical. I wonder if they are related :skill2::D

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Easy.

Like this.

 

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Oh Teddy, how am I supposed to merge this thread now, when you've linked to it!

Sorry - must have been sleeping when we covered merging at the Mods class. But Yeti has now passed me his notes, so hopefully no repitition :P

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I have to admit, I'm a tad apprehensive about merges as well. Perhaps there should be a private tutorial?

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Casey Kasem 72

Dick Van Dyke 79

 

Spring chickens in my book :)

 

Compared to Ms Astor, absolutely! Oldest living famous person... except maybe Princess Alice.

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Ms. Astor certainly has withstood the test of time. I admire her for that. However, I believe she has a maximum of two years left.

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Yo, this is the oldest gangsta on this years list.

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She is one old woman she will be 103 in late march

I worked for Mrs Astor for 12 years in her summer home in maine.She will be 103 in March she is one of a kind and the last of a generation of a real lady.You may not think she is all together but i can almost bet she would change things if she had the right to do it for herself. She is the best and most giving person i will ever know. I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO HER

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I've not been able to retrieve any information regarding Brooke Astor's health on Google, yet I was wondering if any users could provide links relating to this matter. I understand that Mrs. Astor is only of moderate fame (at least in recent years), but I still think it would be interesting to remain informed on her current condition.

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There is already a thread on Brooke Astor on the Deathlist itself which has some information. Click here to go there.

 

 

 

Edit: Thanks, STG, this thread has been merged with the proper topic and I have disabled your link. TH

Edited by Typhoid Harry

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Does anyone out there know if Brooke Astor was related to John Jacob Astor who died on the Titanic?

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Brooke Astor was married to John Jacobs ( Titanic Fame ) son Vincent

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Brooke Astor going to be 103 amazing but iam sure she will not last much longer its been quite she may make some noise?

 

[Thread merged HCW]

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She cant have long left cant see her going tell 104

I would have to agree. I would think that her numbers stop at 103. Shes almost a definite sucsess for 2005.....but u always never know she may suprise us.

 

Then she would be a real old bag and try to tie good old long dead

 

"was so crippled and old" Rose Kennedy - 1890 - 1995

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what about Nan Kempner?

She's also one of those NYC socialites, who is getting up there in years?

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Nan Kempner, I believe is only 80ish, spectacularly thin and still making the scene. One of the Grand Dames who still buy couture (at $35 to $150,000 a pop!) and looks good in it.

Oh , and long live Brooke Astor, 103 wow!

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Nan Kempner is also battling lung cancer and has an oxygen tank.

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