17-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt marries Hollywood agent Pasquale "Pat" DiCicco in 1941. They divorced in 1945.  She went on to marry and divorce conductor Leopold Stokowski, director Sidney Lumet, and author Wyatt Emory Cooper (with whom she had two sons).

17-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt marries Hollywood agent Pasquale "Pat" DiCicco in 1941. They divorced in 1945. She went on to marry and divorce conductor Leopold Stokowski, director Sidney Lumet, and author Wyatt Emory Cooper (with whom she had two sons).

She was the first Vanderbilt to make her own fortune since her great-great-grandfather the Commodore, who died a century before in 1877.

She was the first Vanderbilt to make her own fortune since her great-great-grandfather the Commodore, who died a century before in 1877.

Gloria Vanderbilt and her baby Anderson Cooper - what accomplished people!

What If Your Grandmother Wrote Erotica?

Gloria Vanderbilt and her baby Anderson Cooper - what accomplished people!

Gloria Vanderbilt with Wyatt Cooper and sons Carter Cooper and Christopher and Leopold Stokowski.  Photo by Toni Frissell.  Vogue, 1966.

Gloria Vanderbilt with Wyatt Cooper and sons Carter Cooper and Christopher and Leopold Stokowski. Photo by Toni Frissell. Vogue, 1966.

Vanderbilt-- Gloria Vanderbilt runs down the street with her two sons, Anderson and Carter, in New York City, 1976

Vanderbilt-- Gloria Vanderbilt runs down the street with her two sons, Anderson and Carter, in New York City, 1976

Gloria Vanderbilt - (born February 20, 1924) is an American artist, author, actress, heiress and socialite, noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. She is a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

Gloria Vanderbilt - (born February 20, 1924) is an American artist, author, actress, heiress and socialite, noted as an early developer of designer blue jeans. She is a member of the Vanderbilt family of New York and the mother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

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