Anderson Cooper’s mother has led quite the life. Gloria Vanderbilt has spent most of her day living with the titles “heiress” and “socialite,” but for Cooper, she’s probably just mom. Or mother, more likely.
Their relationship came up during his interview with David Letterman and Cooper couldn’t help but talk about all the famous names in his mother’s little black book. Marlon Brando, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Frank Sinatra. The list could go on. Roald Dahl could even count himself as part of the stable.
And that’s not something to be ashamed of, which she clearly isn’t according to Cooper and her autobiography. She lived that life and enjoyed it. She was the Paris Hilton of her day, which is probably a slight, but I’m going to roll with it. Truman Capote even used her as one of the numerous inspirations for Holly Golightly in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, which is a fine tribute when you consider Deep Blue Something’s memorable song.
(Via The Late Show)