More Interesting Than Brooke Astor

huguette.grid-4x2Reporter Bill Dedman tells a remarkable story: “Huguette Clark (pictured almost a century ago) was already a mystery. Now there are new glimpses into the life of the reclusive heiress. The daughter of a disgraced former U.S. senator, Huguette inherited millions from the Montana copper mines, and has lived a solitary life while her three fabulous homes sit empty: a $100 million estate on the Pacific Coast in Santa Barbara, a $24 million country house in Connecticut and a $100 million co-op, the largest apartment on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park — all immaculately kept but unoccupied for decades. Huguette has just marked her 104th birthday in an ordinary hospital room in New York.”

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