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Barbara "Babe" Cushing Paley
Birth: Jul. 5, 1915
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1978
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Social Figure. The wife of Columbia Broadcating System (CBS) founder and chairman William S. Paley, she was a Fashion doyenne and often voted best-dressed. During the 1940s and 1950s, she often topped or ranked the best-dressed women lists. She was well-known for her many lavish parties, which included many prominent people as her guests. In 1959 she was inducted into the Fashion Hall of Fame. In 1975 she was named as the "Superdresser of Our Time." She died in 1978 at the age of 63, and even her funeral was one of her lavish parties. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Harvey Williams Cushing (1869 - 1939)
  Katharine Stone Crowell Cushing (1870 - 1949)
 
 Spouse:
  William S. Paley (1901 - 1990)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Harvey Cushing (1903 - 1926)*
  Mary Benedict Cushing Fosburgh (1906 - 1978)*
  Betsey Maria Cushing Whitney (1908 - 1998)*
  Barbara Cushing Paley (1915 - 1978)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church
Laurel Hollow
Nassau County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 30, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7311782
Barbara Babe <i>Cushing</i> Paley
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Barbara Babe <i>Cushing</i> Paley
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Barbara Babe <i>Cushing</i> Paley
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