31. Hell On Heels | Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller

In a crossover episode from another of her podcasts, Trashy Divorces, Alicia presents the real-life person behind The Two Mrs. Grenvilles’ character of Babette Van Degan, socialite Barbara ‘Bobo’ Sears Rockefeller. When Bobo died at 91 in 2008, the New York Sun remembered her with this headline: “Bobo Rockefeller, 91, Married Well, Divorced Better.” An ex-wife of both a Sears and a Rockefeller, she was a prominent personality in the 1950s when she had both a well-publicized “Cinderella Wedding” to Standard Oil heir Winthrop Rockefeller, and a Divorce of the Century from him two years later.

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