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Brooke Astor
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Philanthropist
    (March 30, 1902-August 13, 2007)
    Birth name is Roberta Brook Russell
    President of the Vincent Astor Foundation (1959-1997)
    Died at 105 (August 13, 2007)
    She was married three times.
    Her money came from her second marriage to millionaire Vincent Astor, who inherited his fortune when his father went down with the Titanic.
    Her husband's brother John Jacob Astor VI contested Vincent's will when he died.
    John Jacob lost his case against the estate in court.
    She was largely self-educated.
    She was a nurse during World War II.
    She wrote four books.
    She and Vincent developed the Vincent Astor Foundation to benefit New York City.
    She has awarded an average of 100 grants a year to civic projects, social projects, and cultural institutions in New York City.
    She was a major benefactor of the New York Public Library.
    She awarded a total of almost $200 million in grants.
    She won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Credit: Professor Moriarty


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