Babe Paley

Babe Paley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barbara "Babe" Cushing Mortimer Paley (July 5, 1915 - July 6, 1978) was an American socialite and style icon. She was first privately, and later publicly, known by the popular name "Babe" for most of her life. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1958. Born Barbara Cushing in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of world-renowned brain surgeon Dr. Harvey Cushing, who was professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Yale universities. Her older sisters both married into money and prestige: Minnie Cushing was the second wife of Vincent Astor, and Betsey Cushing married James Roosevelt, the son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and then later John Hay Whitney. A student at the Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut, she was presented as a debutante in October 1934 in Boston, with Roosevelt's sons in attendance. Her debut drew great attention during the Great Depression, and marked the beginning of her social career. She graduated from The Winsor School in Boston in 1934.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134955701
  • 9786134955706