Anthony Radziwiłł

Anthony Stanisław Albert Radziwiłł (Polish pronunciation: [ra'd͡͡ʑivʲiww]; August 4, 1959 – August 10, 1999) was a Swiss-born American television executive and filmmaker. He was the nephew of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Anthony Radziwiłł
BornAnthony Stanisław Albert Radziwiłł
August 4, 1959
Lausanne, Switzerland
DiedAugust 10, 1999 (aged 40)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Noble familyRadziwiłł
Spouse(s)
Carole DiFalco (m. 1994)
FatherPrince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł
MotherCaroline Lee Bouvier Canfield
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Early life and education

Born in Lausanne, Switzerland,[1] Radziwiłł was the son of socialite/actress Lee Radziwiłł (younger sister of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy) and Polish Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł.[2] He married a former ABC colleague, Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole DiFalco, on 27 August 1994 on Long Island, New York.[1]

Radziwiłł attended Millfield School and Choate Rosemary Hall preparatory school in Wallingford, Connecticut. In 1982, he finished his studies at Boston University, earning a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.[2]

Career

Radziwiłł's career began at NBC Sports, as an associate producer. During the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he contributed Emmy Award-winning work. In 1989, he joined ABC News as a television producer for Primetime Live. In 1990, he won the Peabody Award for an investigation on the resurgence of Nazism in the United States.[3] Posthumously, Cancer: Evolution to Revolution was awarded a Peabody.[4] His work was nominated for two Emmys.[5]

Illness

Around 1989 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent treatment which left him sterile but in apparent remission. However, shortly before his wedding, new tumors emerged. Radziwiłł battled metastasizing cancer throughout his five years of marriage, with his wife, Carole, serving as his primary caretaker through a succession of oncologists, hospitals, operations, and experimental treatments.[1]

The couple lived in New York, and both Radziwiłł and Carole tried to maintain their careers as journalists between his bouts of hospitalization.[1]

On September 21, 1996, Radziwiłł was the best man for the wedding of his best friend and cousin John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette. Kennedy's older sister, Caroline, was the matron of honor.[6]

Death

Radziwiłł died on August 10, 1999,[7] nearly a month after John Jr., his wife Carolyn and her sister Lauren Bessette died in a plane crash.[8] He was survived by his wife, his mother, and a sister, Anna.[3]

Legacy

In 2000, his mother, Lee Radziwiłł, and widow, Carole Radziwiłł, set up a fund to help emerging documentary filmmakers.[9] In 2005, Carole wrote an autobiography, focused largely on her marriage to Radziwiłł. Titled, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love (Scribner), the book made The New York Times Best Seller list.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Radziwill, Carole (June 5, 2007). What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love. Scribner. ISBN 0-7432-7718-X.
  2. ^ a b "Anthony Radizwill Succumbs to Cancer". Sun Journal (Lewiston). 1999-08-19. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  3. ^ a b Nemy, Enid (12 August 1999). "Anthony Stanislas Radziwill, 40, Award-Winning TV Producer". Retrieved 15 May 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ "Peabody Award".
  5. ^ "IMDB Anthony Radziwill Awards".
  6. ^ Klein, Edward. "How the marriage of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette unraveled". Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  7. ^ Meekhof, Kristin (Feb 7, 2014). "The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Maxwell, Paula (July 28, 1999). "Kennedy cremated in Duxbury" (PDF). Duxbury Clipper. Duxbury. MA. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Radziwell Documentary Award". Archived from the original on 2014-02-26.
Carole Radziwill

Carole Ann Radziwill (née DiFalco; Polish pronunciation: [ra'd͡͡ʑivʲiww]; born August 20, 1963) is an American journalist, author, and reality television personality.

Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł

Prince Stanisław Albrecht "Stash" Radziwiłł (21 July 1914 – 27 July 1976) was a scion of the Polish-Lithuanian princely House of Radziwiłł, born in Szpanów in the Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire (now Szpaniv, Ukraine).

His parents were Janusz Franciszek, Prince Radziwiłł (1880–1967) and Princess Anna Lubomirska (1882–1947). Stanisław had two elder brothers, Edmund Radziwiłł (1906–1971) and Ludwik Radziwiłł (1911–1928). Through his father, Stanislaw Albrecht was second cousin twice removed of Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, wife of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria.

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