How America’s Richest Woman Self-Destructed And Died With Her Life In Ruins

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It’s May 1979, and ex-socialite Barbara Hutton is living a reclusive life in at the Beverley Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Born into great riches, her life has been a rollercoaster of drugs, marriages and reckless spending. Now, she is almost bankrupt, forgotten by a world that once tracked her every move.

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