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Barbara Hutton: A Tragic Heiress Worth $387 Million

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Barbara Hutton: A Tragic Heiress Worth $387 Million

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In 1924, 12-year-old Barbara Hutton inherited a $28 million trust fund from her grandfather, retail magnate Frank Woolworth--about $387 million in today's money.


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Host Elizabeth McGovern continues her exploration of the Million Dollar American Princesses who inspired the series "Downton Abbey" with the stories of three women who looked for love, but found disaster instead. Witness the tragic tales of Barbara Hutton, Clara Ward, and Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy, women of beauty, wealth, and power, who married into European nobility but ended up shunned by society, family, and the happy endings they hoped to achieve.

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