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Lee Radziwill

Jackie Kennedy's younger sister, dies aged 85

Lee Radziwill

Caroline Lee Radziwiłł (née Bouvier, formerly Canfield and Ross; Polish pronunciation: [ra'd͡͡ʑivʲiww]; March 3, 1933 – February 15, 2019), formerly Princess Caroline Lee Radziwiłł was an American socialite, public-relations executive, and interior decorator. She was the younger sister of the late First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and sister-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. Her niece Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was named after her. She was married three times, with the marriage to third husband Herbert Ross ending in divorce shortly before his death in 2001.

Radziwiłł was married three times. Her first marriage, in April 1953, was to Michael Temple Canfield, a publishing executive. They divorced in 1959, and the marriage was annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in November 1962.

Her second marriage, on March 19, 1959, was to the Polish aristocrat Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, who divorced his second wife, the former Grace Maria Kolin, and received a Roman Catholic annulment of his first marriage to re-marry (his second marriage had never been acknowledged by the Roman Catholic Church, so no annulment was necessary. Upon her marriage she became Her Serene Highness Princess Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł. They had two children, Anthony (1959-1999) and Christina. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1974.

On September 23, 1988, Radziwiłł became the second wife of American film director and choreographer Herbert Ross. They divorced shortly before his death, and she returned to using Radziwiłł, her children's name.

Radziwill died on 15 February 2019 in New York City. She was 85 years old.

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The American socialite Lee Radziwill, who was Jackie Kennedy’s younger sister, has died. She was 85.

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The website WWD first reported the news, saying Radziwill died at home in New York City on Friday. Other outlets confirmed the news via family friends. The cause of death was not immediately known.

Radziwill was born Caroline Lee Bouvier in Southampton, New York in 1933, four years after her sister. Briefly and unsuccessfully an actor, she worked for editor Diana Vreeland at Harper’s Bazaar magazine and achieved success as an interior designer and public relations executive in the fashion industry, working for Giorgio Armani.

In a glamorous life she counted Truman Capote and Andy Warhol among her friends and she was married three times: to Michael Canfield, a publishing executive; to the Polish prince Stanislaw Radziwill; and to the choreographer and director Herbert Ross. The first marriage was annulled and the second and third ended in divorce.

Among her lovers was the British politician Roy Jenkins, a Labour home secretary and chancellor and author of a number of well-received historical and political books. She also had a relationship with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis before he married her sister. Radziwill described Onassis as “dynamic, irrational, cruel, I suppose, but fascinating”.

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier married future president John F Kennedy in 1953 and Onassis in 1968. She died in 1994.

Radziwill came to resent media attention based on her famous sibling, telling Vanity Fair in 2016: “Please tell me this is not a story about my sister and me. I’m just sick of that! It’s like we’re Siamese twins!” Vanity Fair duly told Radziwill’s story as it intertwined with that of Kennedy Onassis.

Radziwill nonetheless frequently discussed her time in and around the Kennedy White House, telling the New York Times she could not “deny those few years were glamorous. Being on the presidential yacht for the America’s Cup races, the parties with the White House en fête. It was so ravishing.”

In a 2001 interview with ABC, she told of being in the private quarters of the White House with Kennedy and her sister at the peak of the Cuban missile crisis, in 1962. She said one night the president took a phone call and then told them: “In three minutes we’ll know if we’re in all-out war or not.”

Radziwill’s friendship with Capote was both glamorous and stormy – she became one of his “swans”, the name the writer gave to his gossipy circle of socialite female friends. Capote fell out of favor with them in 1975 when Esquire magazine published La Côte Basque 1965, his thinly veiled tale of sex and dirty secrets.

Radziwill’s relationship with Capote became more bitter in the late 1970s when she sided with the author Gore Vidal in a feud. Vidal sued Capote for telling an interviewer Vidal had been thrown out of a 1961 White House party for drunken behavior. Capote claimed he heard the story from Radziwill but she responded that she had never said such a thing.

Capote called Radziwill a “treacherous lady” and began to publicly discuss the particulars of her love life, although in the past he had encouraged her to pursue an acting career and wrote the screenplay for the 1968 TV adaptation of Laura in which Radziwill starred. She also had a run in a Chicago stage production of The Philadelphia Story, but was panned.

In 1974, the CBS television network gave her an interview show, Conversations With Lee Radziwill, in which she talked with famous friends such as the ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. It was canceled after six episodes.

Radziwill had two children with her second husband. Her son, Anthony Radziwill, died in 1999, shortly after her nephew, John Kennedy Jr. She is survived by her daughter, Christina.

Reuters contributed to this report

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JFK in London 4- june 1961 christening of Anna  Radziwill

Jackie and John F. Kennedy visit London for the christening of their niece, Anna Christina Radziwill, June 1961.

Anna Christina Radziwill

Born  August 18, 1960 (age 57) (1960-08-18) New York City, New York

Spouse  Ottavio Arancio (m. 1999–2005)

Parents  Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill, Lee Radziwill

Siblings  Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, Jan Stanislas Radziwill

Grandparents  John Vernou Bouvier III, Janet Lee Bouvier, Janusz Radziwill, Anna, Princess Lubomirska

Cousins  Caroline Kennedy, John F Kennedy Jr, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Arabella Kennedy

Similar People  Lee Radziwill, Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill, Janet Lee Bouvier, Carole Radziwill

June 5, 1961 - President John F. Kennedy at the Christening of Anna Christina Radziwill in London

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