She was the first Vanderbilt to make her own fortune since her great-great-grandfather the Commodore, who died a century before in 1877.
Anderson Cooper: I dated girls when I was a teenager to meet their brothers
Anderson Cooper cries over the grave of his brother Carter
Gloria Vanderbilt's sons Anderson Cooper and his older brother Carter Cooper who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1988.
Carter Vanderbilt Cooper Anderson Cooper's Brother
Kids: Vanderbilt and Cooper had two sons, Anderson and Carter (Vanderbilt with her sons above in March 1976)
Carter Cooper committed suicide at age 23 in 1988. He jumped from his mom GLORIA VANDERBILT'S penthouse ledge. She couldn't stop him. He had just broken up with his girlfriend. He was a writer. His brother is Anderson Cooper.
Gloria Vanderbilt with her son, Anderson Cooper. Wow! I had no idea that he was her son!!
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