She was the first Vanderbilt to make her own fortune since her great-great-grandfather the Commodore, who died a century before in 1877.

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Gloria Vanderbilt's sons Anderson Cooper and his older brother Carter Cooper who committed suicide at the age of 23 in 1988.

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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.

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Gloria Vanderbilt with her son, Anderson Cooper. Wow! I had no idea that he was her son!!

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Mystery Surrounding Anderson Cooper's Family: Half Brother Hates Them? -

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