Gloria Vanderbilt, Heiress, Actress, Jeans Queen, Dies

Vanderbilt was the great-great-granddaughter of financier Cornelius Vanderbilt and the mother of CNN newsman Anderson Cooper, who announced her death via a first-person obituary that aired on the network Monday morning. Vanderbilt was a talented painter and collagist who also acted on television (Playhouse 90, Studio One, Kraft Theater and U.S. Steel Hour) and the stage (The Time of Your Life on Broadway). She was 95.