Lee Radziwill Wiki, Lee Radziwill Biography
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Caroline Lee Radziwiłł March 3, 1933 – February 15, 2019, usually known as Princess Lee Radziwiłł, was an American socialite, public-relations executive, and interior decorator. She was the younger sister of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. Her niece, Caroline Bouvier Kennedy, was named after her. Radziwill was married three times, with the marriage to third husband Herbert Ross ending in divorce shortly before his death in 2001. We update all data about Lee Radziwill wiki, Lee Radziwill Biography, how old is and who is Lee Radziwill from a reliable source and other updates maybe publish as soon as available.
Lee Radziwill Quick Bio
|Lee Radziwill Born||Caroline Lee Bouvier March 3, 1933
New York City, U.S.
|Lee Radziwill Died||February 15, 2019 (aged 85)
New York City, U.S.
|Lee Radziwill Noble family||Radziwill|
|Lee Radziwill Spouse(s)||
Michael Temple Canfield (m. 1953; ann. 1962)
Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł (m. 1959; div. 1974)
Herbert Ross (m. 1988; div. 2001)
|Lee RadziwillFather||John Vernou Bouvier III|
|Lee Radziwill Mother||Janet Norton Lee|
|Lee Radziwill Occupation||Actress, a public-relations executive, interior decorator|
Lee Radziwill Early life and Biography
Caroline Lee Bouvier was born in New York City, New York to stockbroker John Vernou Bouvier III and socialite Janet Norton Lee. She attended Potomac School in Washington, D.C., Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut, and pursued undergraduate studies at Sarah Lawrence College. From her earliest years, she was known by her middle name (Lee) rather than Caroline.
Lee Radziwill Career and fame
In the 1960s, Lee Radziwill attempted to forge a career as an actress. Her acting attempt was unsuccessful, if highly publicized. She received bad reviews in the 1967 production of The Philadelphia Story, starring as spoiled Main Line heiress Tracy Lord. The play was staged at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, and Lee Radziwill‘s performance was widely panned. A year later, she appeared in a television adaptation of the Hollywood film Laura, which was also badly received.
A London townhouse and a manor Turville Grange in Turville that she shared with her second husband, both of which had been decorated by Italian stage designer Lorenzo “Renzo” Mongiardino, were greatly admired and frequently photographed by Cecil Beaton and Horst P. Horst. She herself worked briefly as an interior decorator in a style much influenced by her association with Mongiardino. Her clientele were the wealthy; she once decorated a house “for people who would not be there more than three days a year”. She frequented celebrity company, including traveling with The Rolling Stones during The Rolling Stones American Tour 1972, during which she was accompanied by Truman Capote.
Her Paris and Manhattan apartments were featured in the April 2009 issue of Elle Décor magazine. Lee Radziwill was named to the Vanity Fair International Best Dressed Hall of Fame in 1996. She was listed as one of the fifty best-dressed over-50s by the Guardian in March 2013.
She was interviewed by director Sofia Coppola in February 2013 about her life as part of Lee Radziwill‘s cover story for T: The New York Times Style Magazine as well as about Coppola’s film The Bling Ring and the loss of privacy.
Lee Radziwill Personal Bio
Lee Radziwill was married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive. They divorced in 1959, and the marriage was annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in November 1962.
Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to the Polish aristocrat Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to re-marry (his second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary). Upon her marriage she became Her Serene Highness Princess Lee Radziwiłł. They had two children, Anthony (1959-1999) and Christina. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1974.
On September 23, 1988, Lee Radziwill became the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross. They divorced shortly before his death, and she returned to using Lee Radziwill, her children’s name.
Radziwill died of AIDS on 15 February 2019 in New York City. She was 85 years old.
Lee Radziwill In popular culture
In 1972, Lee Radziwill hired documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles to work on a film about the Bouvier family. At the outset, the brothers filmed two eccentric and reclusive members of the extended family, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (“Big Edie”) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (“Little Edie”), who were Lee Radziwill‘s aunt and cousin, respectively. The Beales lived in a rambling, decaying home in East Hampton, New York and were supported by other members of the family.
Lee Radziwill original film project was not completed, and Lee Radziwill kept the footage that had been shot of the Beales. However, the Maysles brothers were fascinated by the strange life the two women led, and after raising funds for film and equipment on their own they returned and filmed 70 more hours of footage with Big Edie and Little Edie. The resulting film, titled Grey Gardens(1976) after the name of the Beales’ home, is widely considered a masterpiece of the documentary genre. It was later adapted as a 2006 musical of the same name, in which the characters Lee and Jackie Bouvier appear as visiting children in retrospect. An HBO television movie based upon the Grey Gardens story appeared in 2009, and featured both Lee Radziwill and her sister Jackie both as children and as adults who later assisted their aunt and cousin to refurbish their dilapidated, condemned home.
Lee Radziwill Cause of Death
Lee Radziwill, younger sister of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and a former princess, died peacefully Friday night in her New York home, her family said in a statement to CNN. She was 85.