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Nan Kempner

AKA Nan Field Schlesinger

Born: 24-Jul-1930
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 3-Jul-2005
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Emphysema

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Socialite

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York City socialite

Her father's advice to her was "You'll never make it on your face, so you'd better be interesting." Nan grew into an ultra-thin New York "A-level" hostess and frequent wearer of designer couture at the highest level. She was a heavy smoker until about 1995. In 2000 she published R.S.V.P., a recipe book with proceeds going to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Father: Albert "Speed" Schlesinger (owner, S&C Auto dealership)
Mother: Irma
Husband: Thomas L. Kempner (chairman Loeb Partners Corp., m. 1952)
Daughter: Lina Kempner
Son: Thomas Kempner, Jr.
Son: James Kempner

    High School: Hamlin School, San Francisco
    University: Connecticut College for Women (attended)
    University: Sorbonne (her junior year)

    Harper's Bazaar Fashion Editor (1960s)
    Vogue Correspondent, French Edition (1980s)
    George W. Bush for President
    Coma
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
R.S.V.P.: Menus for Entertaining From People Who Really Know How (2000)


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