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'Rebel noble' Duchess of Alba dies

'Rebel noble' Duchess of Alba dies

Spain's Duchess of Alba, known as the "rebel noble," has died at age 88. The wealthiest woman in Spain, she was also a bohemian, famous for her eccentric style and for flouting convention in numerous ways. (Her second husband was a defrocked priest; her third, a decades-younger civil servant.) She hosted Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn on visits to Spain, and in 1959 turned her palace in Madrid over to Yves Saint Laurent for a Dior runway show. She died Thursday after a bout with pneumonia. [Los Angeles Times]

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