Fleur (Florence Friedman) Cowles
(1908 - 2009)
Fleur (Florence Friedman) Cowles was active/lived in New Jersey / England, Spain. Fleur Cowles is known for floral, animal and botanical compositions, magazine publishing.
Biography Fleur (Florence Friedman) Cowles
Fleur Cowles, who has died aged – probably – 101, was a formidably creative American journalist and socialite who turned her back on humble origins to make her life's business networking with important people all over the world. She travelled to Persia as the guest of the Shah; Cary Grant was best man at the last of her four weddings; Yehudi Menuhin visited to play at her house in Sussex.
Dressed in large dark-rimmed glasses, well-tailored suits (always adorned with a rose), and a ring (one inch square of rough-cut jade), she numbered princes and Popes among her friends. She spun a fable out of her own life, destroying evidence of her unfashionable upbringing and claiming to be the Queen Mother's "best friend". But the significance
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