Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

June 17, 2019 - 9:33 am

Gloria Vanderbilt, the ``poor little rich girl'' heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and `80s, died on Monday at 95, according to her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.  

Vanderbilt was the great-great-granddaughter of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt. Her life was chronicled in sensational headlines from her childhood through four marriages and three divorces.  

The news was announced via a CNN report voiced by Cooper. CNN reported that she died at her home and was suffering from advanced stomach cancer. 

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