Fashion Icon And Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At The Age Of 95

Fashion Icon And Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At The Age Of 95

Fashion icon and multi- faceted celebrity, Gloria Vanderbilt, has died at the age of 95. She was also the mother of CNN journalist, Anderson Cooper.

She lived an extraordinary life, with multiple tragic events mixed in to her glamorous and legendary journey.

She was an absolute visionary in the arts world and, despite her struggles, carved out a name for herself on her own terms.

I think, however, her greatest gift was nurturing and guiding what would be one of the greatest journalists of our time, CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

And I think she would agree.

Because, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is our wisdom, love and guidance, rooted in impeccable integrity and ethical beliefs.

This was indeed her legacy and all one has to do is watch Anderson Cooper on a regular basis to realize this. He is both his Mom and his Dad – both of whom were stellar role models for him.

Indeed, her children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren were guided by her uncompromising principles and, because of this, her legacy and her spirit will remain intact for years and generations to come.

On behalf of the MCL Community, our deepest condolences are extended to Gloria Vanderbilt’s family and friends. May her memory bring you peace and strength in the days ahead.

If you haven’t purchased their book, The Rainbow Comes And Goes, please do so. It is just excellent. Here is the link to Apple Books and Amazon.

R.I.P. Ms. Vanderbilt.

Watch Anderson Cooper’s moving eulogy to his Mom. It brought tears to my eyes.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

5 Responses to “Fashion Icon And Artist Gloria Vanderbilt Dies At The Age Of 95”

  1. excellent video. thanks for posting.

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  2. Anita Caraker June 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    Loved the book! So sad for Anderson, she was all he had left after the early death of his father and his brother’s suicide. Sigh.

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  3. I know. My heart breaks for him. I am,sure he has a strong support system in place to help him with his Mom’s passing. Thank you for your comments Anita. 🌹


  4. Thank you Hunter. 🌹


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