Elaine Lorillard

 

 

 

Age: 93

 

Summary: socialite and co-founder of the Newport Jazz Festival who with her husband Louis Lorillard (d. 1986) had lured jazz greats to their hometown in Rhode Island for a two-day concert series in the summer of 1954 by creating the model for what became a worldwide circuit of outdoor jazz festivals.

 

 

Cause of Death: Infection

 

Born: October 11, 1914

 

Died: November 26, 2007

 

Location: Newport, Rhode Island