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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies

By Muckety   |   January 10, 2015 at 8:38am   |   0 Comments

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the second generation of a Hollywood family dynasty, died Friday at age 88.

Father and son/daughter statesmen

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 28, 2014 at 7:58am   |   0 Comments

Political dynasties get plenty of attention in this age of Bushes and Clintons.

Anthony Drexel Duke dies

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 3, 2014 at 8:13pm   |   0 Comments

If ever a name conveyed dynasty, it was that of Anthony Drexel Duke, who died Wednesday at age 95.

The Sutherland acting dynasty

By Muckety   |   May 1, 2014 at 8:37am   |   0 Comments

Measured by the three-generation rule, the Sutherlands have created an acting dynasty.

Money, brains and the Roosevelts

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 3, 2013 at 11:44am   |   0 Comments

Is it better to be rich or to be smart?

Hollywood dynasties: The Hustons

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 12, 2013 at 8:12am   |   0 Comments

Hollywood dynasties can coalesce around a patriarch who directs movies and lives long enough to make lots of them.

Carlson leadership passes to next generation

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 18, 2012 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

Leadership of the Carlson dynasty will move to a third generation in March, when Diana Nelson becomes chair of the Carlson Companies.

People who live in glass family compounds shouldn’t throw stones

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 21, 2011 at 8:19am   |   1 Comments

Jeb Bush wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal this week on capitalism and the “right to rise.”

The interconnections of three prominent American families

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 2, 2011 at 12:28pm   |   0 Comments

Today, despite the lack of a ready news hook, we’ve mapped the interweaving of the Gilligan, Sebelius and Rockefeller clans.

Evolution of a wedding dress

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 29, 2011 at 8:28am   |   0 Comments

It was the great secret of the great event.

The one thing you haven’t seen yet on the royal wedding

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 28, 2011 at 10:39am   |   0 Comments

If you’re really intent on staying up all night for the big do, you’re going to need some visual aids.

The Brown bourbon dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 10, 2011 at 8:24am   |   0 Comments

Rarely does nepotism have the long-term success it has had at Brown-Forman, the company that makes Jack Daniel’s, Southern Comfort and a host of other alcoholic beverages.

The Houghton-Weinberg web

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 7, 2010 at 8:08am   |   0 Comments

Sidney Weinberg Jr. was a member of two family dynasties in corporate America.

The Deschanel cabal

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 27, 2010 at 8:01am   |   0 Comments

Word of Emily Deschanel’s marriage Saturday to actor-writer David Hornsby gives us an excuse to chart the Deschanel clan.

God, art, money and the Medicis

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2010 at 8:25am   |   0 Comments

The Medicis of Florence never lose their ability to fascinate.

The bejeweled family tree of Daphne Guinness

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 31, 2010 at 7:07am   |   0 Comments

Daphne Guinness, a name familiar to fashionistas and beer lovers, makes an intriguing Muckety map.

Six degrees of Kyra Sedgwick

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 4, 2010 at 7:07am   |   0 Comments

The game may be named for her husband, Kevin Bacon, but Kyra Sedgwick is the one with the real power connections.

Sibling rivalries in national politics

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 21, 2010 at 7:30am   |   0 Comments

Not since 1968 have brothers stood against one another for such a powerful political position.

Jean Kennedy Smith carries on as last sibling

By A. James Memmott   |   August 30, 2009 at 11:52am   |   0 Comments

At the funeral of brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Saturday, Jean Kennedy Smith was praised as “a sister everyone in the world would love to have in (her) devotion.”

Penny Pritzker says no thanks to Commerce post

By Carol Eisenberg   |   November 20, 2008 at 1:40pm   |   0 Comments

Penny Pritzker, the billionaire heiress who oversaw Barack Obama’s record-breaking fund-raising efforts, has taken herself out of the mix for U.S. Commerce Secretary.


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