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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 3 March 1933New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameCaroline Lee Bouvier

Mini Bio (1)

Caroline Lee Bouvier was born on March 3, 1933 in New York to Janet Norton Lee and John V. "Black Jack" Bouvier. She was the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy. Caroline, called Lee after her maternal grandfather James T. Lee, lived in posh penthouse apartments until her parents split up when she was only a couple of years old. Several years after that her mother married Hugh D. Auchincloss and she got two step- brothers and a step-sister as well as a half-brother and half-sister.

During her childhood Lee went to boarding schools, just like her older sister. She went to Miss Porter's, a famous boarding school and as a graduation present Jackie took her on a trip to Europe for a summer before going to college.

Around this time she met the man that she was to marry, Michael Canfield. They married in 1953 and were best man and matron of honor at Jackie's marriage to then senator John F. Kennedy.

The Canfields moved to England were they lived for several years before Lee met an exiled Polish nobleman named Stanislas Radziwill. In 1958 they decided to divorce their spouses and on March 19, 1959 they married. Their son Anthony was born that August in Switzerland. In 1960 they welcomed daughter Anna Cristina, called Tina, whose godfather was the newly elected President, John F. Kennedy.

A year later The Radziwills remarried in a Catholic ceremony they could not have had had it not been for Lee's brother-in-law, the President, who intervened to make it possible. The marriage was ultimately not successful and they divorced in 1974.

In the 30 years since her divorce Lee has lived quietly in England. In 1994, though, she had the painful experience of having her sister die of cancer and then in 1999 she not only lost her son Anthony, but her nephew John Kennedy Jr. died as well.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Julie G Workman

Spouse (3)

Herbert Ross (23 September 1988 - 2001) (divorced)
Prince Stanislaw Albert Radziwill (19 March 1959 - 3 March 1973) (divorced) (2 children)
Michael Canfield (1953 - 1958) (divorced)

Trivia (10)

Younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy.
Her son, Anthony Radziwill, 40, who was a TV executive with ABC's Primetime Wednesday (1989), died on 10th August 1999, after a 10-year illness. He was John Kennedy Jr.'s best man at his wedding to Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy.
Sister-in-law of the late U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Children: Prince Antoni Stanislaw Albrecht Radziwill, born 4 August 1959; and Princess Anna Cristina Radziwill, born 18 August 1960.
Frequented the Paris Salon of Yves Saint-Laurent, along with her sister, Jacqueline Kennedy.
While she attended Sarah Lawrence College, one of her classmates was Barbara Walters.
Mother-in-law of Carole Radziwill.

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