09:34 AM EDT 05/16/2013
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Originally posted 05/14/2013 10:30AM
His full name may have been Kenneth Battelle, but to a half-century's worth of fashion editors, First Ladies and society women, he was simply "Kenneth."
Sunday at his home in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., two years after his retirement, he died at age 86, his company announced to The New York Times.
Among his clients: society doyenne Brooke Astor, stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, Joan Rivers, Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall and Audrey Hepburn, as well as Jacqueline Kennedy, whose hair was done by Kenneth right before she accompanied her husband on the fateful trip to Dallas in November 1963.
Mrs. Kennedy, even when she later became Mrs. Onassis, also continued to visit his salon just off Fifth Avenue in New York, where she was always ushered into her own private area, another client of longstanding tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/07/2013 12:55PM
Lillian Bostwick Phipps Pulitzer Rousseau – known since 1959, particularly in preppy enclaves, as the designer Lilly Pulitzer – died Sunday morning at her Palm Beach residence, the Palm Beach Post reports. She was 81.
She was "surrounded by family and loved ones," it was posted on her company's Facebook page, while the Post listed her survivors as her children Liza, Minnie and Peter Pulitzer, as well as her grandchildren.
Originally posted 02/15/2013 02:00PM
In 1946 congressional candidate John Kennedy knocked on the door of local political operative Dave Powers to ask for his help getting the neighborhood vote. And so began their lifelong friendship.
Few were closer to Kennedy than Powers, who became the President's special assistant – and also, says Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer, a discreet "procurer" of women. (In her 2012 book, Kennedy mistress Mimi Alford credits Powers with arranging their trysts.) "His whole job," says Leamer, "was to protect the President's image."
Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM
Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.
As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.
And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.
Originally posted 08/15/2012 05:20PM
Playing the role of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is no easy task – and an impressive list of actresses have portrayed the former First Lady onscreen, including Katie Holmes in The Kennedys last year. And now a new star can add Jackie O. to her resume: Minka Kelly.
The Friday Night Lights actress, 32, is set to appear as Onassis in The Butler, which premieres in 2013 and stars James Marsden as John F. Kennedy.
Kelly was recently snapped in full Jackie O garb with Marsden on the film's New Orleans set, which recalls a similar picture of Holmes in costume last year.
Do you think Kelly has what it takes to play the beloved Jackie O? Or did Holmes look better as the wife of the 35th President of the United States?
Originally posted 08/03/2012 11:20AM
Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy's new romance is making headlines, but the Kennedy family's dashing good looks are old news.
In fact, Conor, 18, bears a striking resemblance to a young John F. Kennedy Jr., seen here at the age of 19. With messy dark hair and a furrowed brow, their likeness is unmistakeable.
In this snapshot, John Jr. – the son of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy – is seen in 1980 enjoying Labor Day weekend on Cape Cod, at the Kennedy family's six-acre waterfront property in Hyannis Port, Mass. (JFK. Jr. died in a tragic 1999 plane crash, when he was 38.)
Originally posted 08/01/2012 04:15PM
Fresh into his relationship with Taylor Swift, has Conor Kennedy already joined the ranks of her famous ex-boyfriends – including John Mayer, Taylor Lautner and Joe Jonas – whose memories with the country crooner play out in her music?
Not so fast, according to one source, who says this love song is still being written, with Swift falling hard for the son of Robert Kennedy Jr. and the late Mary Kennedy.
"They have been dating for a bit," says the source. "She is swept off her feet."
Age is clearly not a factor – he's 18 and she's 22 – but what may be is the Grammy winner's affection for his extended family. Even before they were spotted getting cozy, Swift made no secret of her fascination with the Kennedys.
Originally posted 03/01/2012 07:00PM
Most celebrities try on multiple dresses before finding the one, perfect, red carpet-worthy gown. Not Gwyneth Paltrow. For her, it took just one photo and one fitting.
"I tried on one dress. That was the dress and I thought, 'it's a little different but it's sort of a throwback,' " Paltrow said during a taping of The Chew on Thursday. "I saw a pic of Jackie O in a white dress with a cape and it's been a while since anyone's worn a cape, frankly, except for Superman."
Originally posted 09/28/2011 08:45AM
In the three-plus decades that she appeared on the world stage, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy captivated the country's imagination. But little personal information was known about the fiercely private widow of President John F. Kennedy.
PEOPLE has learned intimate details about Kennedy's life through interviews with her confidants.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 08:15AM
She was one of the world's most beloved yet mysterious women. And as a young widow following her husband's murder in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy largely kept quiet in her torrent of grief.
Eight and a half hours of recordings of Mrs. Kennedy from seven interviews in 1964, four months after the president's Nov. 22, 1963, murder, are set to be released as an audio book Wednesday. In excerpts published in The New York Times, the former first lady holds forth on everything from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the world's great leaders of the time to her own husband – whom she idolized to the end.
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