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 with her son, Anderson Cooper. Wow! I had no idea that he was her son!!

Gloria Vanderbilt with her son, Anderson Cooper. Wow! I had no idea that he was her son!!

Adorable Young Anderson Cooper... Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, and Carter Cooper in 1972

Adorable Young Anderson Cooper... Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper, and Carter Cooper in 1972

Ms. Vanderbilt covers the familiar terrain of her colorful life in a new documentary and a memoir with her son Anderson Cooper.

Ms. Vanderbilt covers the familiar terrain of her colorful life in a new documentary and a memoir with her son Anderson Cooper.

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.

Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper (Anderson Cooper's father) in a dandy vest! These clothes were hideous I don't care how much they cost. She brought out a line of designer denim jeans

Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper (Anderson Cooper's father) in a dandy vest! These clothes were hideous I don't care how much they cost. She brought out a line of designer denim jeans

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