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3-Things to Know About Gloria Vanderbilt

  • The famous Swan trademark comes from her first professional play "The Swan"
  • Vanderbilt's great-great grandfather is 19th century railroad magnate Commodore Cornelius
  • She is the mother of four, including CNN's Anderson Cooper

Gloria Vanderbilt Dies at the age of 95

Gloria Vanderbilt

Feb. 20, 1924 - June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt has passed away at the age of 95.

Vanderbilt, a member of New York's Vanderbilt family, was born February 20, 1924.

She has had a long, rich retail history that included clothing, jewelry, shoes, home and paper goods and furnishings. You might recall her famous trademark on those Vanderbilt jeans you wore was a swan.  That logo became a company trademark from her first professional play, "The Swan".

Vanderbilt is the great-great-granddaughter of the 19th century railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt is also the mother of CNN's Anderson Cooper. She leaves behind 

Watch the video for more about Gloria Vanderbilt her life and her company.