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Eileen Ford dies; her agency set standards for the modeling industry
Eileen Ford dies; her agency set standards for the modeling industry

Eileen Ford, the doyenne of the modeling business, whose Ford agency set standards for the industry, launched superstars such as Brooke Shields, Christie Brinkley and Naomi Campbell, and shaped American ideals of beauty in the 1960s and beyond, died Wednesday at a hospital in Morristown, N.J. She was 92. Her death was announced by her daughter Katie Ford, who said her mother had severe osteoporosis and a non-cancerous brain tumor. "Eileen Ford created the 20th century's largest and most successful model agency, representing and advancing the careers of hundreds of the world's most famous models," said biographer Robert Lacey. "With her husband Jerry Ford she worked to improve models'...

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