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Betsy Bloomingdale
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    (August 2, 1922-July 20, 2016)
    Born in Los Angeles, California
    Birth name was Betty Lee Newling
    Married department store heir Alfred S. Bloomingdale (1946-82)
    She kept meticulous records of when and where she wore her dresses so people would never see her in the same outfit twice.
    She was fined $5,000 for understating the prices of two designer dresses in order to reduce customs duties (1976).
    She caused her husband’s infidelity to become public knowledge when she cut off his support checks to mistress Vicki Morgan, prompting her to sue for palimony.
    She was nicknamed ‘Good Queen Betts’ for her frequent hosting of charity fundraisers.
    She remained friends with Dominick Dunne despite his using the affair between her husband and Morgan as the inspiration for his novel ‘An Inconvenient Woman.’
    She was one of <4196>Nancy Reagan>/4196>’s closest confidantes.
    Designer Valentino said, ‘I think she is the last of the great women of style.’

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
 
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