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1934: Notorious, colorful real estate mogul dies
October 21, 2014 04:54PM

From the October issue: A successful real estate operator and publicity hound renowned for lavishing attention on children and a scandalous marriage to a 15-year-old, died 80 years ago this month.

Edward Browning was 59 when he passed away at a rented mansion in Scarsdale, N.Y., after falling ill months earlier at a Manhattan hotel-apartment where he spent much of his time. He gained the nickname “Daddy” for the attention he gave children through personal contact and philanthropic enterprises. [more]