Between 1954 and 1958, she redecorated one of his properties, the Hotel St.
According to Frances Kiernan's 2007 biography of Brooke Astor, when Brooke was six months pregnant with the couple's only child, her husband broke her jaw during a marital fight.
John married his second wife, Vieva Marie Fisher Banks formerly Mrs.
Astor reportedly received from her son, Anthony Tony.
Astor's 14-room duplex at 's 778 Park Avenue including the oft-photographed library.
On November 30, 2011, announced plans for an April 19, 2012, auction of jewelry as well as fine and decorative arts from her apartment and Holly Hill, her Westchester estate.