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  1. Pamela Beryl Harriman (née Digby; 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 married three important and powerful men, her first husband being Randolph Churchill, the son of prime minister Winston Churchill.

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    Pamela Beryl Harriman (née Digby; 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 married three important and powerful men, her first husband being Randolph Churchill, the son of prime minister Winston Churchill.

  3. Pamela Harriman Is Dead at 76; An Ardent Political ...

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    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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  4. Shameless Facts About Pamela Harriman, The Last Courtesan

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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. Her ambition was tantamount, and by entertaining romances with famous men, she climbed her way to the very top.

  5. Pamela Churchill Harriman, the greatest courtesan of 20th ...

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    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. She was a first cousin of Lavinia Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of ...

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    Pamela Digby was 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. She 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(1807–1881), no­to­ri­ous for her ex­otic trav­els and scan­dalous per­sonal life. Pamela was to fol­low in her an­ces­tor's foot­steps, and has been called "the 20th-cen­tury's most in­flu­en­tial courtesan". Raised amid acres of Dorset farm­land and woods, 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 clear round at Olympia when every fence was above the an­i­mal's with­e...

    Marriage to Randolph Churchill

    In 1939, while work­ing at the For­eign Of­fice in Lon­don doing French-to-Eng­lish trans­la­tions, Pamela met Ran­dolph Churchill, the son of Win­ston Churchill, and a wom­an­iser and al­co­holic, des­per­ate for a wife, hav­ing al­ready pro­posed to eight women in the space of two weeks. Ran­dolph pro­posed to her on the very evening they met, and they were mar­ried on 4 Oc­to­ber 1939. Two days after Ran­dolph Churchill took his seat in the House of Com­mons, their son Win­ston was born. S...

    Romantic involvements and affairs

    Be­side two ad­di­tional mar­riages, Pamela Har­ri­man had nu­mer­ous af­fairs with men of promi­nence and wealth. Dur­ing her mar­riage to Ran­dolph Churchill, she had ro­man­tic in­volve­ments with men such as: Har­ri­man, who much later be­came her third hus­band; Ed­ward R. Mur­row; and John Hay "Jock" Whit­ney. No­table con­sorts after her di­vorce from Churchill in­cluded Prince Aly Khan, Al­fonso de Portago, Gi­anni Ag­nelli, and Baron Elie de Roth­schild. Churchill be­came well known...

    Marriage to Leland Hayward

    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 City. 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, al...

    As Pamela Churchill Harriman she 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 Agree­mentwas 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 haem­or­rhage 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. Clin­ton, in fur­ther recog­ni­tion of her con­tr...

    Her life story has been the sub­ject of sev­eral films and nov­els, in­clud­ing: 1. The 1996 novel Absolute Powertells the tale of a fictional woman named Christy Sullivan, married to a much older W. Sullivan (a striking similarity to the name W. Averell Harriman perhaps), whose extramarital liaison with the President ends in her murder. 2. The 1998 TV movie The Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story, a documentary film, with Ann-Margretin the title role. 3. The 2000 biography of Madeleine Albright, Pamela Harriman is cited in contrast to Albright, as a socialite who slept her way to the top. 4. The 2015 two-character play, Swimming at The Ritz by Charles Leipart, Pamela Harriman, in need of $40 million to settle a family lawsuit, regales the audience with tales from her past. She and a hotel valet wait in a Paris Ritz suite for appraisers from Christie's who are preparing to auction her possessions. 5. 2020 book about Winston Churchill during The Blitz, "The Splendid and the...

    Life of the Party: The Biography of Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward Harriman- An unauthorized biography

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    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.

  8. PAMELA HARRIMAN HER MEN - The Washington Post

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    Apr 27, 1994 · April 27, 1994 She fell for her first older, married, rich man when she was just 17, and according to a new unauthorized biography of Pamela Harriman, the U.S. ambassador to France has enjoyed the...

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    • 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...

  9. Pamela Harriman, "the courtesan of the century"

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    Pamela Harriman, "the courtesan of the century" Her husbands were Winston Churchill's son Randolph, the great producer Leland Hayward, and railway tycoon and politician W. Averell Harriman.

  10. HARRIMAN, HUSBAND'S HEIRS SETTLE - The Washington Post

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    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 husband...

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