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September 18, 2011 |
Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, died Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area health club after her daily workout, said her brother Patrick. She was 51. "She's with Dad," said her brother, a former congressman from Rhode Island. Their father, who had a malignant brain tumor, died in 2009 at age 77 . She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2002, and doctors removed a malignant tumor the next year. Patrick Kennedy said she loved to exercise but the cancer treatment "took quite a toll on her" and "her heart gave out. " Her mother, Joan Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that Kara's death was "such a shock because she was in such good health.
April 11, 1990 |
Carl Perkins earned his Ph.D. in rock 'n' roll long ago and now he'll get an honorary doctor of humanities from Lambuth College in Jackson, Tenn., on April 29. When Lambuth President Thomas Boyd called to talk to Perkins about the degree, Perkins asked him, "Can you graduate from college with only eight years in school?" Thomas assured him that he could, in this case. . . . There's another Kennedy wedding coming up in the fall. Kara Kennedy, 30, daughter of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
September 17, 2011 |
The daughters of two legendary Democratic politicians have died: Kara Kennedy, the oldest child of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, and Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter F. Mondale. Both women had been battling cancer. Their deaths were announced by their families Saturday, according to the Associated Press. Kennedy, 51, died at a health club in the Washington area, said her brother, Patrick Kennedy, a former Democratic congressman from Rhode Island.
July 23, 1988 |
Rose Kennedy turned 98 on Friday, and family members gathered for a weekend celebration at their cluster of houses at Hyannis Port. The guest list for dinner Friday night included her only living son, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.); her daughter, Eunice, and son-in-law Sargent Shriver; daughters Patricia Lawford and Jean Smith; daughter-in-law Ethel Kennedy, and an assortment of grandchildren. White cake with chocolate frosting, which Mrs.