Pamela Beryl Harriman, also known as Pamela Churchill Harriman, was an English-born American political activist for the Democratic Party, diplomat, and socialite. She married three important and powerful men, her first husband being Randolph Churchill, the son of prime minister Winston Churchill. Her only child, Winston Churchill, was named after his famous grandfather.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pamela_Harriman
Pamela Beryl Harriman, also known as Pamela Churchill Harriman, was an English-born American political activist for the Democratic Party, diplomat, and socialite. She married three important and powerful men, her first husband being Randolph Churchill, the son of prime minister Winston Churchill. Her only child, Winston Churchill, was named after his famous grandfather.
Feb 06, 1997 · Pamela Harriman, the United States Ambassador to France, a leading figure in the Democratic Party and for decades one of the most vivacious women on the international scene, died yesterday at the...
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Pamela Harriman was a wealthy country girl with big dreams. During a time when women only dreamed of equal opportunity, Pamela used her refined manners and seductive prowess to woo powerful men in high places.
Feb 02, 1997 · Pamela Beryl Harriman (20 March 1920 – 5 February 1997), also known as Pamela Churchill Harriman, was an English-born American political activist for the Democratic Party, diplomat, and socialite. She was a descendant of the Earls of Leicester and Ilchester and the Dukes of Atholl.
Pamela Harriman, ambassadrice des États-Unis en France, a reçu la distinction de commandeur des arts et des lettres, ici avec Minnie Churchill, Jack... Pamela Harriman attends a debate during the 1992 Presidential election campaign.
- Early Life
- Marriage to Leland Hayward
- Political Life
Pamela Beryl Digbywas born in Farnborough, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Edward Digby, 11th Baron Digby, and his wife, Constance Pamela Alice, the daughter of Henry Campbell Bruce, 2nd Baron Aberdare, a peer in the House of Lords. Pamela Digby was educated by governesses in the ancestral home at Minterne Magna in Dorset, along with her three younger siblings. Her great-great aunt was the nineteenth-century adventurer and courtesan Jane Digby, notorious for her exotic travels and scandalous personal life. Pamela was to follow in her ancestor’s footsteps, being frequently cited as "the 20th-century’s greatest courtesan." Amid acres of Dorset farmland and woods, Pamela as a young girl enjoyed an idyllic lifestyle at the top of the county’s social tree. From an early age Pamela was a very good horsewoman. She competed at shows at the International Olympia, Royal Bath and West Show, and local shows at Dorchester and Melplash. She show-jumped a tiny pony called Stardust that did a c...
In 1959, she met Broadway producer Leland Hayward who was still married to Slim Hawks. He proposed to her, and after her marriage ultimatum to Rothschild was rejected, she accepted Hayward’s offer and moved to New York. The day Hayward’s divorce was final, she became the fifth Mrs. Hayward with the ceremony taking place in Carson City, Nevada on 4 May 1960. Hayward was rich with income from his productions, notably the very successful The Sound of Music, allowing for a lavish and luxurious life style mostly between their residence in New York City and the Westchester County estate "Haywire." Haywirealso became the name of the bitter memoirs of her stepdaughter Brooke Hayward. Pamela Hayward stayed with her husband until his death on 18 March 1971.
As Pamela Churchill Harrimanshe became a United States citizen in 1971 and became involved with the Democratic Party, creating a fund-raising system — a political action committee — named "Democrats for the 80s", later "Democrats for the 90s", and nicknamed "PamPAC". In 1980, the National Women’s Democratic Club named her "Woman of the Year". U.S. President Bill Clinton appointed her United States Ambassador to France in 1993. The Dayton Agreement was signed in Paris in 1995 while she served as ambassador. Pamela Harriman died on 5 February 1997 at the American Hospital, Neuilly-sur-Seine, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage while swimming at the Paris Ritz one day earlier. The morning after her death, President Jacques Chirac of France placed the Grand Cross of the Légion d’honneur on her flag-draped coffin. She was the first female foreign diplomat to receive this honour. President Clinton, in further recognition of her contributions and significance, dispatched Air Force One to...
Apr 27, 1994 · And after Harriman died in 1986, Pamela had a face lift, lost weight and began a relationship -- not just a friendship, Ogden writes -- with a younger man: J. Carter Brown, then director of the ...
Pamela Harriman was actually the original for "Lady Coolbirth" in Capote's notorious short story "La Cote Basque," according to Sally Bedell Smith, although Lady Slim Keith assumed the character was based on herself and (like most of the "Swans") banished Capote from her life after it was published.
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Mar 02, 2010 · He was the son of Randolph Churchill and Pamela Digby, who scandalized London society with her affairs and who, in later life, as Pamela Harriman, became U.S. ambassador to France.
Dec 30, 1995 · Pamela Digby Churchill Harriman became the principal beneficiary and trustee of one of America's great fortunes, the bulk of a $100 million legacy of the Harriman railroad dynasty, when her ...
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