Mary Pinchot Meyer

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Birthday
14, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 12, 1964 (43)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1920
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 12, 1964 (43)

About

Remembered best as the one-time mistress of thirty-fifth United States President John F. Kennedy, this New York socialite, journalist, and amateur artist is also known for her decade-and-a-half marriage to CIA officer Cord Meyer.

Before Fame

After studying at Vassar College, she wrote for both Mademoiselle magazine and the United Press.

Trivia

Tragically, in late 1964, she became a victim of homicide. A half-century after her death, her murder remained unsolved.

Family Life

She and her sister, Antoinette, were the children of journalist Ruth Pickerling Pinchot and prominent attorney and left-wing politician Amos Pinchot. Her marriage to Cord Meyer resulted in sons named Quentin, Michael, and Mark.

Associated With

In the 2009 film An American Affair, actress Gretchen Mol plays a character inspired by Pinchot Meyer.

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