The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
By United Press International

Astor's son, 89, given parole because of declining health

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Anthony Marshall, the elderly son of Brooke Astor who stole millions from the wealthy New York socialite, won his parole Thursday because of declining health.
Astor son seeking parole only weeks after entering prison

Astor son seeking parole only weeks after entering prison

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Anthony Marshall, convicted of plundering the estate of his mother, Brooke Astor, is eligible for parole only weeks after entering prison, an official said.

Astor's son too old to go to prison, lawyers tell judge

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Lawyers for the son of the late New York society matron Brooke Astor say their client is too old to serve time for stealing millions of dollars from his mother.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Court: Brooke Astor's son can go to prison

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- A New York appeals court says philanthropist Brooke Astor's 88-year-old son should not be spared prison because of his age.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, March 30, 2012.
By United Press International

Settlement ends dispute over Astor estate

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 28 (UPI) -- The long battle over the estate of New York socialite and philanthropist Brooke Astor ended with a settlement Wednesday, her grandson said.
Astor son sentenced for estate fraud

Astor son sentenced for estate fraud

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The late Brooke Astor's 85-year-old son was sentenced in New York to three years in prison Monday for trying to defraud her estate of millions of dollars.
Astor's son to seek charge dismissal

Astor's son to seek charge dismissal

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- The son of the late U.S. philanthropist Brooke Astor will seek the dismissal of his conviction for grand larceny, sources say.

Brooke Astor's son convicted of stealing

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Anthony D. Marshall, the son of Brooke Astor, was convicted Thursday of stealing from the ailing New York society matriarch before she died, the court revealed.

Prosecutor: Astor's son 'morally depraved'

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Brooke Astor's son was a "morally depraved" man who tricked his Alzheimer's-plagued mother into changing her will to get millions, a New York prosecutor said.

Prosecution rests in Brooke Astor case

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Anthony Marshall's lawyers are presenting his defense against charges he stole millions from his mother, New York philanthropist Brooke Astor, before she died.
Authenticity of Astor signature questioned

Authenticity of Astor signature questioned

NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- A former maid of U.S. socialite Brooke Astor's says she suspects her late employer did not actually sign a document that benefits her son, Anthony Marshall.

Judge bars testimony from Astor secretary

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- Former New York socialite Brooke Astor's secretary won't get to tell a jury potentially damaging second-hand testimony about Astor's son, a judge ruled.
Page 1 of 3
Brooke Astor
Actress Whoopie Goldberg (C) leaves funeral services for socialite Brooke Astor at Saint Thomas Church in New York on August 17, 2007. Ms. Astor died at the age of 105. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell, previously Kuser and Marshall) (March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist and socialite who was the chairwoman of the Vincent Astor Foundation, which had been established by her third husband, Vincent Astor, son of John Jacob Astor IV and great-great grandson of America's first multi-millionaire, John Jacob Astor. She was also a novelist and wrote two volumes of memoirs.

She was born Roberta Brooke Russell in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the only child of John Henry Russell, Jr. (1872-1947), the 16th Commandant of the Marine Corps and his wife, née Mabel Cecile Hornby Howard (1879-1967). Her paternal grandfather was John Henry Russell, a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. She was named for her maternal grandmother, Roberta Traill Brooke MacGill Howard and was known as Bobby to close friends and family.

Due to her father's career, she spent much of her childhood living in China, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and other places. Also, she briefly attended The Madeira School in 1919 but graduated from Holton-Arms.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Brooke Astor."
Most Popular
Molly Ringwald's daughter channels 'Sixteen Candles' character
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
Jenelle Evans balances 'Teen Mom 2' with homework
Newfoundland fossil is earliest evidence of muscled animals