Gloria Vanderbilt Biography
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Birthday: February 20, 1924 (Pisces)
Born In: Manhattan, New York, United States
Gloria Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actor, socialite, heiress, and fashion designer. She was born in Manhattan, to the railroad mogul Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, as his only heiress. Reginald’s fortune gave rise to a massive controversy and a fight for her custody, after her father died. Her paternal aunt and her mother fought over her custody and the US$ 5 million worth of trust funds that came with it. The case was extensively covered by the media and was known as the “trial of the century,” due to the social status of both the parties. Gloria began her career by acting in plays and then moved on to painting and creating scriptures. She had a fascination for art which brought her to fashion designing, films, and writing. She penned several fiction and non-fiction novels. Her son, Anderson Cooper, went on to become a very famous broadcast journalist. In April 2016, ‘HBO’ started broadcasting ‘Nothing Left Unsaid: With Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper,’ which featured a series of questions and answers that revealed unknown things about Gloria’s early life. Gloria had an interesting personal life too. She had married four times. However, since her last divorce in 1978, she has remained single.