Reclusive heiress died at 104. Criminal investigation into her finances continues.
Hugette Clark died
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/08/2013|
What's on her Victrola?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/24/2011|
"(She's Only) A Bird in a Gilded Cage"
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"Alexander's Ragtime Band"
"Sister Suzie's Sewing Shirts for Soldiers"
and a selection of "Old-Time Song Instrumentals" from Chauncey Olcott, Ernest R. Ball, and Rida Johnson Young!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/24/2011|
Who will play her in the movie of her life?
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|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/24/2011|
"Leave me alone"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/24/2011|
BTW, her name was "Huguette."
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/24/2011|
Gone too soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/24/2011|
Who gets that DELICIOUS real-estate???
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/24/2011|
That's the $64,000 question, r9. If it goes to her crooked attorney and financial advisor, the distant relatives will contest the will. The same prosecutor who went after Brooke Astor's son is on the case. This is going to get interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/24/2011|
Did anyone else read this as "Hugest Cock died"?%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/24/2011|
We had some interesting threads about this lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/24/2011|
Thanks OP. The boyfriend and I have loved sharing the stories on this lady for the past year. There's been a CBS Sunday Morning piece on her and of course the extensive writing on her on MSNBC.
Can't wait to find out if that asshole attorney ends up with all of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/24/2011|
I don't understand how she could have had such great wealth if she had to sell a painting to give her friend a gift of $10 million.
I would love to know what her wealth was, real estate not included. I mean, just how much was in the bank?
And you just know there was likely gold or jewelry she stashed at some point in her life which will likely never be found or not found for many years to come.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/24/2011|
This was just on NPR news.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2011|
r14 I was wondering the same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/25/2011|
Didn't she have that beautiful home in Santa Barbara that she only went to a few times?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/25/2011|
From what I read, her 5th Ave. apartment is filled with paintings and art objects. She was cash poor (relatively speaking), so when she needed a big chunk of change, she sold her objects or paintings. Each painting could sell for 30 or 40 million. Her Stradvarius (sp?) violin sold for close to 5 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/25/2011|
I have heard she is worth 500 million dollars. She owned one of the largest apartments on 5th Ave. The apartment is 42 rooms. She became reclusive when her mother passed away. She was so reclusive that her own staff rarely saw her. She loved to buy dolls from Christie's and Sotheby%E2%80%99s and she was a major doll collector. She would comb their hair and she would play with them. She also gave children dolls all over the world. It think it%E2%80%99s sad because she sounds like she was a very lonely person. I think wealth isolates people sometimes. Her lawyer is a major pig. It is reported the guy took millions form this lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/25/2011|
[R19]--agree. And doesn't sound like the accountant was much better. Convicted sex offender.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/25/2011|
I'd have Rowan Atkinson play the lawyer and Miranda Richardson play Huguette Clark.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/25/2011|
I think she would have been a lot happier had she spread the wealth around to the less fortunate on her own accord instead of becoming a misanthropic tightwad...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/25/2011|
Martha Stewart has cancelled all meetings for the day, devoting herself to landing 907 Fifth.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/25/2011|
Floorplans of 907 Fifth, and the Martha Stewart connection.%0D %0D (The illustrated plans are [bold]typical[/bold] of the building, and perhaps not a faithful representation of the Clark apartments.)%0D %0D [quote]In actually Huguette's 42-room digs are two unconnected units on two different floors of the building. One is a full floor prairie like spread and the other a half-floor apartment where it has been reported Huguette keeps her extensive collection of dolls and dollhouses. Getting from one apartment to the other requires a short but inconvenient elevator ride.%0D
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/25/2011|
[quote]Read the document: the judge's rulling.
Oh, dear, MSNBC.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/25/2011|
Could the lawyer look more like a douche?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/25/2011|
Luise Rainer to play Huegette Clark in the story of her life. Olivia DeHavilland will play the younger Huegette in selected flash back sequences.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/25/2011|
No, R27, your vigilance as defender against shills is charming, but I have two (now three) posts on this thread, and no affiliation to (nor much admiration for) the site to which I linked.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/25/2011|
No r11. Just you.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/25/2011|
Her accountant, at OP's link, looks like a life-size cabbage patch doll.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/29/2011|
They reported that her estate would be on hold until they figure out what to do with it because they have no idea what to do. Wouldn't her estate go to her half brothers and sisters?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/30/2011|
"n actually Huguette's 42-room digs are two unconnected units on two different floors of the building. One is a full floor prairie like spread and the other a half-floor apartment where it has been reported Huguette keeps her extensive collection of dolls and dollhouses. Getting from one apartment to the other requires a short but inconvenient elevator ride."
And there are people who are living in shelters or can't afford rent for a crappy studio. No one needs 42 rooms! Disgusting.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/01/2011|
Her will was read today, she left $500K to her attorney and $500K to her financial adviser. Family got nothing. The rest goes to charity.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/22/2011|
Bumping this thread because it gets curiouser and curiouser
[bold] Homeless Heir To $300 Million Huguette Clark Fortune Found Dead [/bold]
A homeless man who was the long-lost relative of reclusive New York railroad heiress Huguette Clark and a potential heir to her $300 million fortune has been found dead in Wyoming.
Timothy Henry Gray, Clark's 60-year-old half great-nephew, was found dead under a Union Pacific Railroad overpass in Evanston, Wyo., on Thursday, NBC News reports. Children who were sledding nearby found Gray's body.
Temperatures in Evanston, a mining town, had hit a low of 0 in recent days. The coroner said it appears the homeless heir, who could have inherited $19 million of Clark's $300 million fortune, had died of hypothermia, according to NBC. There was no evidence of foul play.
Gray's siblings said their homeless brother disappeared after their mother died in 1990, according to the Associated Press. If Gray did not have a will, his siblings could receive his share in addition to their own, NBC explains.
Gray was the adopted great-grandson of former U.S. Sen. William Andrews Clark, a wealthy copper miner, railroad builder and the founder of Las Vegas. Huguette was the youngest of William's seven children.
Huguette died in May 2011 at 104 years old, after living as a recluse for decades, the New York Times previously reported.
In the 1930s, she removed herself from Manhattan society and lived in solitude for the next quarter-century in her Fifth Avenue apartment surrounded by her dolls. In the 1980s, Huguette checked herself into a New York City hospital. She lived in hospitals around Manhattan until her death.
Huguette's $300 million estate was contested by her extended family and several parties close to her. Two wills signed by the heiress spawned the legal conflict. One stated her fortune would be given to relatives, while the other, signed six weeks after the first, said none of her money would go to family members.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/02/2013|
Damn! He could have been rich!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/08/2013|