Happy 105th Birthday Doris Duke

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Today is Doris Duke’s 105th birthday.  She was in the newspapers from the day she was born, her every move chronicled and scrutinized.  Her art collection, the house she built in Hawaii, her love life, she did everything large. If Susan Sarandon and Lauren Bacall star in movies about your life, you did something right.  The world is a better place because she was in it and still feels the loss that she has left.

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NAME: Doris Duke
OCCUPATION: Art Collector, Philanthropist
BIRTH DATE: November 22, 1912
DEATH DATE: October 28, 1993
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California
REMAINS: Cremated (ashes scattered in the Pacific Ocean)

BEST KNOWN FOR:  Tobacco heiress Doris Duke was the only child of American tobacco baron, James Duke. When she was born, the press called her the ‘million dollar…

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