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Eleanor Mondale Poling was many things - Sarah Lawrence graduate, actress, TV personality and radio deejay. She was also the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale and, since their wedding in 2005 until her death from brain cancer early last Saturday, the loving wife of musician and composer Chan Poling. "She passed way peacefully in her own bed, looking out at the pasture. There was a completeness and peace to the whole thing," Poling told People at the couple's horse farm outside of Minnesota's Prior Lake, 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis. Eleanor had called the place home since 2003, when she moved there from New York. »
- Stephen M. Silverman
More sad news as another daughter of a prominent political family has died It was announced yesterday that Kara Kennedy, the late Senator Edward Kennedy's only daughter, had died at age 51 from what her brother Patrick Kennedy described as complications of her past lung cancer treatment. Now former Vice President Walter Mondale's daughter Eleanor Mondale has died of brain cancer, at age 51 as well. Walter Mondale had served as vice president from 1977 to 1981 under Jimmy Carter. Eleanor Mondale became a television entertainment reporter, radio show host after her father's ascendancy in politics. She died Saturday at her Minnesota home, a family spokeswoman said. "Our wonderful daughter . after her long and gutsy »
- April MacIntyre
Eleanor Mondale lost her battle with brain cancer on Saturday at her home in Minnesota.
Mondale racked up acting credits with small parts in Drop Dead Fred, Three's Company and Dynasty and later carved out a career as a showbiz reporter hosting U.S. TV and radio entertainment news shows.
Mondale was married twice before she wed The Suburbs keyboardist Poling in 2005, shortly after she was diagnosed with cancer. »
In a bizarre coincidence, two daughters of noted American politicians have died within hours of each other ... both at the age of 51.
Kara Kennedy Allen, the daughter of Sen. Ted Kennedy, died suddenly of a suspected heart attack on Friday (Sept. 16) night while at a health club. Kennedy was a lung cancer survivor but her brother, Patrick Kennedy, tells NBC that his sister's cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her and weakened her physically ... her heart gave out."
"Joan and I must report that our wonderful daughter, Eleanor Mondale Poling, after her long and gutsy battle against cancer, went up to heaven last night to be with her angel," her father writes in an email sent out to family and friends.
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4 items from 2011
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