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Full Name: Brooke Astor
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(1902-2007)Writer, New York socialite & philantropist. Writings include many magazine articles, two published volumes of autobiography, and two novels. Astor worked 8 years at "House and Garden," a Conde Nast magazine. In 1953 Brooke was married for the third time to Vincent Astor. She and her husband developed the Vincent Astor Foundation, a foundation that was designed to give back to New York City. In 1977 the Astor Foundation offered a five million dollar grant to the New York Public Library if the library could raise ten million dollars. She then helped raise the ten million dollars. Among the many New York institutions to receive Astor foundation grants are the Morgan Library, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, and Columbia College. Astor served on the boards of many cultural institutions inlcuding the New York Public Library and the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Astor was named a living landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
Author's Timeline:
1902 (Unknown) County
Born Roberta Brooke Russell in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1902. 
1962 New York County
Patchwork Child: Early Memories
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 0679426876 978-0679426876)
autobiography 
1965 New York County
The Bluebird Is At Home
(Pub: Harper & Row ISBN: )
novel 
1980 New York County
Footprints
(Pub: DoubleDay ISBN: 038514377X 9780385143776)
autobiography 
1986 New York County
The Last Blossom On The Plum Tree: A Period Piece
(Pub: Random House ISBN: 03945371695 9780394537160)
novel 
2007 Westchester County
Brooke Astor died in Briacliff Manor, New York, in 2007 at the age of 105. 
? New York County
Park Avenue Duplex Apartment in Manhattan. Also had a home in Briarcliff Manor, New York 

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