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Anderson Cooper's Eulogy for His Mother, Gloria Vanderbilt
Anderson Cooper is mourning the loss of his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. CNN shared the news of the artist and heiress' death on Monday, with Cooper himself narrating a video about her extraordinary life. Vanderbilt died on Monday morning after a battle with stomach cancer. She was 95 years old. Vanderbilt is survived by three sons, year-old Cooper being the youngest. The late fashion icon and designer was married four times and divorced three times.
Try this AARP member benefit today. The mother-son bond has been a writer's gold mine since the New Testament. Indeed, some of its drama verges on the biblical, notably the sensational s custody battle that brought the young Vanderbilt international renown. The result is a layered mix of reminiscences, heart-rending revelations and apologia, all captured with unsparing candor. Being labeled a "poor little rich girl" as a youngster, Vanderbilt reveals, "made me determined to make something of my life. To think that if you are from a wealthy family you should not want to achieve something on your own is a foreign idea to me.
As a news anchor, it's Anderson Cooper 's job to regularly inform his viewers of a celebrity's passing. But his eulogy for Gloria Vanderbilt , who recently died at the age of 95, was never going to be standard-issue. Cooper delivered a moving on-air speech about the inimitable icon—an heiress, a writer, an artist, a socialite, a multi-hyphenate before that was a thing—who also happens to be Cooper's mother. His words were intercut with documentary footage, which ranged from 20th-century newsreels to Cooper's own recent interview with Vanderbilt. Cooper even shared some of his own video—a clip of his mother giggling in a hospital bed, not long after she'd learned of her cancer diagnosis.
Heiress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt has been in the public eye for her entire life. Her birth made headlines. The custody battle over her in was called the trial of the century. Diane talks with Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, on reconnecting with each other after loss. Copyright by Anderson Cooper. A Harper book, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The Rainbow Comes And Goes by wamu