Marjorie Merriweather Post


Birthday March 15, 1887

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Birthplace Springfield, IL

DEATH DATE Sep 12, 1973 (86)

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Daughter of cereal magnate CW Post who founded the General Foods company and became one of the richest women in the country.

Before Fame

She grew her father's company with the addition of a frozen food line brought in by her first husband.


She amassed a sizable Russian art collection after the Communist government started selling them off.

Family Life

She married her first husband Edward Bennett Close in 1905.

Associated With

She was a distant relative of actress Glenn Close.

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