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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 died on 28th October, 1993. Her last relationship was with Gilbert Roland.
During her life she was married to Porfirio Rubirosa from 1947 to 1948 and James Cromwell from 1935 to 1943.
She also dated Gilbert Roland in 1951, Errol Flynn in 1941, Huntington Hartford in 1933, George S. Patton, Stewart Granger, Louis Bromfield, Joey Castro, Jimmy Donahue, Cary Grant, David Niven, George Sanders and Brian Aherne.
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