- Category : Entrepreneur
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 1
American entrepreneur and heiress, the daughter of Gloria Morgan and her husband Reginald Vanderbilt: her dad died when she was an infant. Heiress to the Vanderbilt fortune, Gloria was called "poor little rich girl" during the '30s due to the legal battles over her custody, won by her aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
As an adult, Vanderbilt dabbled in the theater, became a minor painter and then a textile designer before she established her career as one of America's most noted fashion designers. She made a young marriage for two years to Hollywood agent Pat DiCicco, and in 1945, married conductor Leopold Stokowski, 40 years her senior.
They had two sons and parted amicably in 1955. She married Sydney Lumet, 1956 to 1963, and in December 1963, writer Wyatt Cooper; two sons; widowed 1978.