Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Remembering Brooke Astor - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog
Remembering Brooke Astor - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog: "For nearly four decades, Mrs. Astor dominated the city’s social scene through her charm and generosity. Her philanthropy began after the 1959 death of her third husband, Vincent Astor, the heir to the fur and real estate fortune of John Jacob Astor. Vincent Astor left about $60 million to his wife and an equal amount for a foundation “for the alleviation of human suffering.”"