The cause was progressive pulmonary edema resulting in cardiac arrest, according to a spokesman.
Doris Duke founded the Newport Restoration Foundation and spent much of her fortune restoring colonial buildings in the area.
Biography of billionaire tobacco heiress Doris Duke looks at her bizarre lifestyle, including her troubled childhood, her world traveling for audiences with mystics, a face lift at age 79, and her mysterious death in 1993 at age 80.
Doris Duke traveled the globe delving into exotic art, historic preservation, and—generations ahead of her time--wildlife and environmental conservation.
The Doris Duke Center is an 18,000-sq.-ft. complex complementing the existing landscape of Sarah P.Tobacco heiress Doris Duke was the only child of American tobacco baron, James Duke.The tour visits two floors of the house and special exhibition galleries.Thanks to the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is pleased to offer the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being (formerly called the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).
Nanaline graced it with more 18th-century French furniture, an Aubusson carpet, a tulipwood desk with ormolu (command central for her social life) and an opulent rock crystal chandelier.Duke left the estate to the Newport Restoration Foundation to be opened as a museum.Buck Duke had accomplished this feat, when he built the Duke Mansion, he owned homes in Manhattan, Newport, and New Jersey.Guided tours introduce the singular personality of Doris Duke through the home she created, the art she collected, and the causes she embraced.The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.
Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Honolulu, HI. 4.7K likes. Shangri La is a center for Islamic arts and cultures offering guided tours,.Step back in time to the era when it was possible to acquire vast fortunes.Her inheritance also included the Duke mansion in New York City, Rough Point and Duke Farms in New Jersey.