Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

New York, New York

Jul 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994 (Age 64)


July 28, 1929
May 19, 1994
New York, New York


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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of assassinated President John F. Kennedy and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, died of cancer on Thursday. She was 64. The abiding memory of Kennedy Onnassis was her dignity as she escorted her husband's body back to Washington still wearing the blood spattered pink suit. But she first won worldwide admiration for the glamour she brought to the White House during Kennedy's presidency. She was born Jacqueline Bouvier in the smart-set resort of Southampton, N.Y., on July 28, 1929. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from George Washington University in 1951, she became a newspaper photographer and met young Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts. She and Kennedy were married in Newport on September 12 1952. She was riding with Kennedy in an open limousine in Dallas, Texas, when he was assassinated on November 22 1963. After the assassination, the former first lady moved to New York to raise her children, Caroline and John F. Kennedy Jr. In New York, Jackie developed a friendship with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. The tycoon soon proposed, she accepted and they were wed in Greece on October 20 1968. Shortly after Aristotle Onassis's death in 1975, she began a career in book publishing, working first for Viking Press and then for Doubleday, where she rose through the ranks to become a full editor in 1982. She edited nearly 50 books for Doubleday, ranging from Michael Jackson's memoirs and a book about John Lennon and Yoko Ono to a history of Russian costume.

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To a beautiful lady I never knew, but looking back on history you Jackie were a beautiful lady. I wish I could have known you.

to Jacqueline kennedy a great first lady she will always be love

"your courage and grace I will admire a lifetime. Prayers for you and your family.