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Beverly Hills, CA
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Ronald Reagan, Tex McCrary
Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, socialite, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist.
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Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist.
Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.
Much of her work centered on her father's estate at Hillsborough Township, New Jersey, where she created many elaborately-themed gardens, furnished with artifacts acquired on her world travels, including one of America's largest indoor botanical displays. She was also active in preserving more than eighty historic buildings in Newport, Rhode Island.
Twice married and divorced, Duke enjoyed a colorful private life that was seldom out of the gossip columns.
Her philanthropic work continued into old age, some of it unknown to the public during her lifetime, and her estimated $1.3 billion fortune was largely left to charity. After much legal challenging of the executors and trustees, Duke's legacy is now administered by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, dedicated to medical research, prevention of cruelty to children and animals, the performing arts, wildlife and ecology.
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Doris Duke passed away on 28th Oct 1993 aged 80.
Doris Duke was previously married to Porfirio Rubirosa (1947 - 1948) and James Cromwell (1935 - 1943).
She was also in relationships with Gilbert Roland (1951), Errol Flynn (1941), Huntington Hartford (1933), Stewart Granger, Louis Bromfield, Joey Castro, Jimmy Donahue, Cary Grant, David Niven, George S. Patton, George Sanders and Brian Aherne.
Doris Duke had a daughter named Arden.
Doris Duke is a 80 year old American Philanthropist born on 22nd November, 1912 in New York. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio
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