Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Vanderbilt

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Gloria Vanderbilt was an actress, socialite, fashion designer, artist, and author. Gloria Vanderbilt is known and, was a member of the Vanderbilt family of NY.

Early life

On February 20, 1924, Gloria Vanderbilt was born in Manhattan, New York City. She was born to his father Reginald Vanderbilt and her mother Gloria Morgan. Reginald was the great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. He was the creator of the railroad empire. And, he was one of America’s first millionaires. His father suffered from liver disease and lost him.


On June 17, 2019, Gloria died at her home due to stomach cancer at the age of 95. She is buried next to her husband Wyatt and son Carter. At the Neighborhood Playhouse, she studied acting with teacher Sanford Meisner. Additionally, she attended the Art Students League of New York.

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Caption: Gloria Vanderbilt in her childhood photo. Source(Instagram)


From 1954 to 1963, Vanderbilt started her acting career. In 1954, she debuted in The Swan, staged at Pocono Playhouse. She appeared on Broadway in William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life. Vanderbilt, in 1955. Additionally, she played the role of Elsie. Therefore, she appeared in several live and filmed television dramas. Likewise, she was featured in The Dick Powell Show, Playhouse 90, and Studio One in Hollywood.

In 1981, she made an appearance in a 2 episode of The Love Boat. Then, she featured in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Likewise, she was seen in The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live! with Kelly, and Michael. When she was 15, she began her career as a fashion model and appeared in Harper’s Bazaar. Later, in the 1970s, Vanderbilt collaborated with a fashion business like Gentex. In 1976, she co-operated with Indian designer Mohan Murjani’s Murjani Corporation.

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Caption: Gloria Vanderbilt’s studio in New York. Source(Instagram)

They propose launching a line of designer jeans. And, it carries Vanderbilt’s signature embroidered on the back pocket and her swan logo. Additionally, they were an immediate success with customers. Later, the right was sold to the Murjani Group, in 1978.

And, she re-founded her own company GV Ltd, in 1976. Thus, the company launched dresses, sheets, shoes, blouses, leather goods, liqueurs, and accessories. From 1982 to 2002, L’Oreal launched 8th fragrances under the brand name Gloria Vanderbilt. 

More about career

Also, in 2002, Jones Apparel Group acquired the rights to Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. Likewise, she started known for her artwork. It portrayed one-woman exhibitions held of her oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels. In 1948, her first exhibition was held. Later, she returned to art and opened her first art exhibition, “Dream Boxes,”, in 2001. Similarly, in 2007, she launched another exhibition of 35 paintings.

The exhibition was held at the Arts Center.  After 2 years, she returned as a panelist to the Arts Center at its Annual Fall Show Exhibition. Likewise, she wrote two books on art and home decor, four volumes of memoirs, and three novels. Additionally, the book, published by Abrams Books. In April 2016, she co-authored a book that was published by  HarperCollins Publishers.

HBO premiered Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper, on April 9, 2016. It is a 2-hour documentary, produced and directed by Liz Garbus. Therefore, it features a series of conversations between the mother and son. And, shows covering her life and family history in the public eye. Undoubtedly, Gloria has lived a lavish life. She estimated a net worth of $200 million.

Personal life

Gloria Vanderbilt was married 4 times and divorced with 3. At the age of 17, she married Pat DiCicco. He was an agent for actors and an alleged mobster. Therefore, he was a very aggressive husband and beat her. In April 1945, she divorced and married Leopold Stokowski. She was 3rd and the last wife of Leopold. She has 2 sons and divorced in October 1955. Then, she married the director Sidney Lumet, on August 28, 1956.

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Caption: Gloria Vanderbilt with her children. Source(Instagram)

Later, they divorced in August 1963 and have no child. On December 24, 1963, she married to author Wyatt Emory Cooper. The married lasted till his death. They had 2 sons and Cater Vanderbilt and Anderson Hays. Therefore, Carter died by suicide at the age of 23. He jumped from the family’s 14th-floor apartment. Additionally, she was in a relationship with Gordon Parks. And, also together with Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Roald Dahl, and Howard Hughes.

Body measurement

Gloria Vanderbilt was very pretty and beautiful. She has short brown hair color and brown eyes. The other information like height, weight, etc is not disclosed. She only had her verified Instagram account. Additionally, she has 214k followers in it.


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