October 4, 2000 |
It had all the makings of a Broadway hit: Famous star. SRO. Giddy fans. And even though it was just an appearance at Gearys in Beverly Hills, to the admirers of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, it was as satisfying as a one-woman show. This was the last stop of a four-day tour of the country to promote Wedgwood, the English tableware manufacturer.
September 21, 1998 |
Susan Barrantes, mother of the Duchess of York, has been killed in a car crash in Argentina, dealing the former Sarah Ferguson another blow just a year after her onetime sister-in-law Princess Diana died in a Paris crash. The duchess, or "Fergie," ex-wife of Queen Elizabeth II's second son, Prince Andrew, heard the news early Sunday while on vacation in Italy. She flew into London's Gatwick Airport late Sunday afternoon and later continued on to Argentina.
June 1, 1998 |
I prepared for lunch and my interview with Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, in the usual way: I packed my spare tape recorder and tapes, note pads and pens--and one teddy bear, Oatmeal. Weight Watchers was hosting a luncheon for journalists at Rockefeller Center to tout its 1-2-3 Success program. The draw, though, was the duchess, a spokeswoman for the diet company.
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April 29, 1998 |
She arrived at the Century Plaza Hotel in a shiny black GMC Suburban, private security guards in tow. As she stepped out into the driveway of the hotel towers, she smoothed her sleek gray skirt, the hem of which rested a good three inches above her perfect thoroughbred-like knees. (In all her various incarnations--heavy and thin--she has always had fabulous legs.
September 3, 1997 |
Weight Watchers International Inc. is halting a new ad campaign in which the Duchess of York says losing weight is "harder than outrunning the paparazzi." Tens of thousands of brochures with the line were mailed to homes last week before Princess Diana, the duchess' former sister-in-law, was killed in a Paris car wreck while being pursued by paparazzi. "It has a touch of irony that nobody could have predicted," said publicist Howard Rubenstein, whose agency set up the campaign.
February 12, 1997 |
Here is what it's like to be Sarah, the Duchess of York, on your first official day as spokeswoman for Weight Watchers International. After a long flight from England, where it has just been announced that you finally paid off that $6.89-million overdraft, you are awakened at dawn and taken to a morning news show where, while getting made-up in a room full of chocolate doughnuts, someone asks when you'll be appearing on "Melrose Place." (Probably never, you say, because you have yet to be asked.