Born: October 16, 1907
Died: February 8, 1976, Talbot County, Maryland, United States
Buried: Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Parents: R. R. M. Carpenter
Uncle: Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.
People also search for: Libby Holman, R. R. M. Carpenter, Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.
Libby Holman was an American torch singer and stage actress notorious for her unconventional personal life. Her famous lovers included Louisa d'Andelot Carpenter, actress Jeanne Eagels and modernist writer Jane Bowles. Louisa was a du Pont Jenney heiress, Jazz Age socialite, aviatrix, and bon vivant. Holman married Zachary Smith Reynolds, the heir to the R. J. Reynolds's tobacco company. When Reynolds was found dead and Holman framed for his murder, Carpenter paid the bail. Free after the trial, Libby and Louisa raised their children, lived together, and were openly accepted by their theater companions. Holman committed suicide in 1971, apparently never getting over losing her son, Christopher Smith "Topper" Reynolds. Less than 5 years later, Louisa died in a crash of her private plane near her Easton, Maryland farm. In 2001, a successful effort was made by local citizens to save Holman’s Connecticut estate, Treetops.
Together from 1929 to 1971: 42 years.
Libby Holman (May 23, 1904 – June 18, 1971)
Louisa D'Andelot Carpenter (October 16, 1907 - February 8, 1976)
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Louisa D'Andelot Carpenter (1907-1976) was a du Pont heiress, Jazz Age socialite and aviator. Her circle of friends, socialites, acquaintances and lovers included Evelyn Eugenia (known as "Sister") and her sister Tallulah Bankhead, Louise Brooks, Marion Carstairs, Noël Coward, Greta Garbo, Libby Holman, Jane Bowles and Z. Smith Reynolds. She is buried at Du Pont de Nemours Cemetery (215 Buck Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807).
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