Mon. May 20th, 2024
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04 Trashy Breakups: Hell On Heels | Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller

Alicia pulls a spiderweb she discovered on another of her podcasts, Done & Dunne, about perhaps the reigning champion of divorce, socialite Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller. When Bobo died at 91 in 2008, the New York Sun remembered her with this headline: “Bobo Rockefeller, 91, Married Well, Divorced Better.” An ex-wife of both a Sears and a Rockefeller, she was a prominent personality in the 1950s when she had both a well-publicized “Cinderella Wedding” to Standard Oil heir Winthrop Rockefeller, and a Divorce of the Century from him two years later.

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Alicia’s Receipts

Barbara Sears Rockefeller, Actress With a Famous Divorce Settlement, Dies at 91 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Bobo Rockefeller, 91, Married Well, Divorced Better (nysun.com)

The Story Behind One of Slim Aarons’s Most Famous Photographs (townandcountrymag.com)

Winthrop Rockefeller’s Wedding (1948) (YouTube link)

Piece of the Rockefeller (nypost.com)

1 thought on “04 Trashy Breakups: Hell On Heels | Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller

  1. I am literally mind blown right now. I’m home from work due to a February 2 blizzard. I dispatch 911 and listen to you all religiously. Welp, I’m mopping floors as you do and I hear you say , Bobo lived in Lowell Indiana!!! What?? I need to know where because that is where I live. I had to replay it twice. Can you provide the address? I would like to drive by. You are rockstars. Thank you for all you do !

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