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Philippine de Rothschild dies at 80; grande dame of Bordeaux wine
Philippine de Rothschild dies at 80; grande dame of Bordeaux wine

Philippine de Rothschild, an energetic and self-certain grande dame of Bordeaux wine who halted an acting career to run vineyards owned by the family dynasty, has died, her company said. She was 80. She died Friday night in Paris "from the effects of a serious operation," winemaker Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA said in a statement, without specifying further. De Rothschild, who cracked a male-dominated wine industry to become company chairwoman and was known by many as simply "the Baroness," understood the ups and downs of bearing one of Europe's best-known family names: As a girl in Nazi-occupied France, she used her mother's maiden name; as a...

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