|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1898|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 1984|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
The widow of T. Markoe Robertson and former wife of Angier Buchanan Duke, Cordelia was a prominent figure in New York society and philanthropic circles.
She served for 35 years as a director of Boys Harbor, a camp in East Hampton, Long Island, for underprivileged children that was established by her family in 1937. She also was a director of the Musicians Emergency Fund and a former chairman of the benefit committee of Southampton Hospital.
She was the screenwriter for the Disney movie, "The Happiest Millionaire," the story of her life growing up with her father and her family.
She was author, along with Kyle Crichton, of the book, "My Philadelphia Father," a memoir of her father, Col. Anthony J. Drexel Biddle. The book was made into the 1956 Broadway comedy, "The Happiest Millionaire."
She was survived by her two sons, Angier Biddle Duke and Anthony Drexel Duke.
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1874 - 1948)
Cordelia Bradley Biddle (1873 - 1947)
Thomas Markoe Robertson (1879 - 1962)
Angier Buchanan Duke (1884 - 1923)*
Angier Biddle Duke (1915 - 1995)*
Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle (1897 - 1961)*
Cordelia Drexel Biddle Robertson (1898 - 1984)
Livingston Ludlow Biddle (1899 - 1981)*
"Hail to the blythe Spirit"
Note: Wife of T. Markoe Robertson
New York, USA
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