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Woody Allen and Gloria Vanderbilt Prefer to Live on in Their Apartments Than to Live on in the Hearts of People



(p. 1) Sometimes Anderson Cooper imagines himself as the Thomas Cromwell to his mother's Henry VIII, the voice of reason -- the tether -- to her buoyant impulsiveness. And sometimes he pictures Gloria Vanderbilt, who has been in the public eye since her birth 92 years ago, as an emissary from a distant star, marooned on this planet and trying to make sense of it all.


. . .


(p. 13) . . . , Ms. Vanderbilt is sanguine about her own mortality. She quotes Woody Allen, who was once asked whether he'd like to live on in the hearts of people after his death and replied, "I would prefer to live on in my apartment."



For the full story, see:

PENELOPE GREEN. "At Home With Gloria Vanderbilt." The New York Times, SundayStyles (Sun., APRIL 3, 2016): 1, 8 & 13.

(Note: ellipsis added.)

(Note: the online version of the story has the date APRIL 2, 2016.)






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