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Margaret Brown

Socialite from United States of America

Margaret "Molly" Brown (née Tobin) (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous due to her survival of the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to look for survivors. It is unclear whether any survivors were found after Lifeboat No. 6 returned to search. She became known after her death as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", although during her life, her friends called her "Maggie". A 1960 Broadway musical, and a 1964 film adaptation of the musical were produced, based on her life. Both were titled The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Born Margaret Tobin in Hannibal, Missouri, her parents were Irish Roman Catholic immigrants John Tobin (1820–1899) and Johanna Collins (1825–1905). Her siblings were Daniel (born 1863), William (born 1869), and Helen (born 1871). Added to these, Margaret had two half-sisters: Catherine Bridget Tobin, by her father's first marriage, and Mary Ann Collins, by her mother's first marriage. Both her mother and father had been widowed young. At age 18, Margaret relocated to Leadville, Colorado with her sister, and got a job in a department store. It was here she  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Unsinkable Molly Brown,,Molly Brown
Date of birth
1867-07-18
Place of birth
Hannibal
Nationality
United States of America
Spouse(s)
James Joseph Brown
Profession
Socialite

Death

Date of death
1932-10-26
Cause of death
Stroke,Brain tumor
Place of death
New York City
Place of burial
Cemetery of the Holy Rood

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