Summary: New York socialite and authority on gardening who was a perennial selection on the best-dressed list and was considered as one of America's classic beauties, who produced several notable gardening books including First Garden and wrote a gardening column that appeared in over 350 newspapers, and who had an astounding list of society friends including Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: February 19, 1920
Died: November 8, 2003
Location: Old Westbury, Connecticut