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How Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy Took England by Storm

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How Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy Took England by Storm

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In 1938, Joe Kennedy arrived to much fanfare in England, with his family, as the U.S. ambassador to the U.K. But it was his daughter Kick who caught the eye of British media, who declared her "debutante of the year."


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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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