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Deborah Duchess of Devonshire
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    (March 31, 1920-September 24, 2014)
    Born in Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Daughter of David Freeman-Mitford, 2nd Baron Redesdale
    Sister of Nancy, Jessica, Unity and Diana Mitford
    Sister-in-law of Oswald Mosley
    Married to Andrew Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire (1941-2004)
    Author of 'Counting My Chickens...And Other Home Thoughts' and 'The Garden at Chatsworth'
    In a letter, she complained of the 'peculiar smell' coming from her sister Jessica's African-American neighbors.
    She described Oswald Mosley as 'one of those marvelous Englishmen who don't exist any more, who had those beautiful manners.'
    She published a cookbook even though, by her own admission, she had not cooked in years.
    In one of her books, she complained about environmentalists and feminists.
    She also said that she wanted to get rid of female weather forecasters.
    When she was 17, she accompanied her fascist sister, Unity, to tea with Hitler.
    She turned the Devonshire estate, Chatsworth, into one of the UK's top tourist attractions.
    She was a friend of the Kennedy clan (Kathleen 'Kick' Kennedy was her sister-in-law).
    She was the peacemaker of the Mitford sisters.
    Her granddaughter is the model Stella Tennant.
    Her husband admitted he was unfaithful to her.
    Her favorite singer is Elvis Presley.
    She was asked if she'd prefer to have tea with Elvis or Hitler. She replied, 'Elvis, of course. What an extraordinary question.'
    Unlike her sisters, she was apolitical.

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