The great battle
Fashion designer, artist, actress, author, socialite, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, who survived the high profile custody battle known as “trial of the century” as a child and went on to live a most amazing life, died today at her home in Manhattan. The first wealthy American to transform her family name into a famous brand, Ms. Vanderbilt used her notoriety in the media to build a fashion empire and make her own fortune. She turned her rollercoaster life into a series of emotionally charged memoirs.
CNN’s announcement of her demise includes a tender eulogy from her son, the journalist Anderson Cooper:
The report of her passing during National Public Radio’s Morning Edition concluded with the following words to live by that Gloria Vanderbilt had painted above her fireplace:
“Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle.”
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