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Brooke Astor (1902 – 2007)

American socialite and philanthropist who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband.
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Brooke Astor
If I go up to Harlem or down to Sixth Street, and Iím not dressed up or Iím not wearing my jewelry, then the people feel Iím talking down to them.
Astor quotes
Money is like manure, it should be spread around.
I have lost my beloved mother, and New York and the world have lost a great lady. She was one of a kind in every way. Her tombstone will be inscribed with the words she specifically asked for: 'I had a wonderful life.'

Astor Brooke quotes
Today, we are all saddened by the loss of Brooke Astor, a quintessential New Yorker and one of the great philanthropists of our time. Tens of thousands of New Yorkers were the beneficiaries of Mrs Astorís good will and kind nature, many unaware of the origins of the donations. Her contributions reached a wide variety of causes; The New York Public Library, and the entire city, would not be what they are today without her gracious support.
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