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Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. During the 1930s, she was the subject of a high-profile child custody trial in which her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, both sought custody of the child Gloria and control over her $5 million trust fund. Called the "trial of the century" by the press, the court proceedings were the subject of wide, sensational press coverage due to the wealth and notoriety of the involved parties and the scandalous evidence presented to support Whitney's claim that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was an unfit parent.

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Gloria Vanderbilt in 1958 at age 34.
Photo by Carl Van Vechten.
Born Gloria Laura Vanderbilt
(1924-02-20) February 20, 1924 (age 92)
Manhattan, New York City, United States
Other names Gloria Vanderbilt-DiCicco-Stokowski-Lumet-Cooper, named by Truman Capote in Answered Prayers
Occupation Artist, actress, fashion designer, socialite
Spouse(s)
Children Leopold Stanislaus "Stan" Stokowski
Christopher Stokowski
Carter Vanderbilt Cooper
Anderson Cooper
Parent(s) Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
Gloria Morgan
Relatives See Vanderbilt family

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt (born February 20, 1924) is an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. During the 1930s, she was the subject of a high-profile child custody trial in which her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, both sought custody of the child Gloria and control over her $5 million trust fund. Called the "trial of the century" by the press, the court proceedings were the subject of wide, sensational press coverage due to the wealth and notoriety of the involved parties and the scandalous evidence presented to support Whitney's claim that Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt was an unfit parent.

As an adult in the 1970s, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt became known in connection with a line of fashions, perfumes and household goods bearing her name. She was particularly noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans.

She is a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

Anderson Cooper's tribute to his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt

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From 2004: Gloria Vanderbilt's many loves

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Gloria Vanderbilt 1995 Intimate Portrait

Gloria Vanderbilt 1995 Intimate Portrait.

Gloria Vanderbilt Let Us Visit Her Upper East Side Home | Interior Lives

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Gloria Vanderbilt dies at age 95

The fashion icon died this morning in her Manhattan home with friends and family at her side. READ MORE: https://gma.abc/2WSDfoa #GloriaVanderbilt ...