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Anthony Radziwill

Anthony Stanislas Albert Radziwill
Born (1959-08-04)4 August 1959
Lausanne, Switzerland,
Died 10 August 1999(1999-08-10) (aged 40)
New York City, United States
Spouse(s) Carole Ann Di Falco (m. 1994–1999; his death)
Parents Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł
Caroline Lee Bouvier

Anthony Stanislas Albert Radziwill (4 August 1959 — 10 August 1999) was an American television executive and filmmaker.

Early life and education

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

As a member of the Radziwills, one of Central Europe's best-known noble families, Anthony Radziwill was customarily accorded the title of Prince and styled His Serene Highness, although he never used it. He descended from King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia, King George I of Great Britain, and King John III Sobieski of Poland. The family's vast hereditary fortune was lost during World War II, and Anthony's branch of the family emigrated to England, where they became English subjects.

Anthony Radziwill was raised Roman Catholic there; he attended Colet Court preparatory school in London, and later Choate Rosemary Hall preparatory school in Wallingford, Connecticut, graduating in 1978. In 1982, he finished his studies at Boston University, earning a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.[1]

Career

Radziwill's career began at NBC Sports, as an associate producer. During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, he contributed Emmy Award-winning work. In 1989, he joined ABC News as a television producer for Prime Time Live. In 1990, he won the Peabody Award for an investigation on the resurgence of Nazism in the United States. He later won two more Emmys.

Illness and death

Around 1989 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer, undergoing treatment which left him sterile, but in apparent remission. However, shortly before his wedding, new tumors emerged. Radziwill battled metastasizing cancer throughout his five years of marriage, his wife serving as his primary caretaker through a succession of oncologists, hospitals, operations and experimental treatments. The couple lived in New York, and both Radzwill and his wife tried to maintain their careers as journalists between his bouts of hospitalization. During this period, Radziwill became especially close to his aunt Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who was also terminally ill with cancer.

He died on 10 August 1999, and was survived by his sister, Anna Christina Radziwill, who was born in 1960 and married Ottavio Arancio in September 1999 (they divorced in 2005). His elder half-brother, Jan Stanislas Radziwill, was born in 1947 of their father's second marriage to Grace Kolin,[2] and is the father of two sons, Jan Michal (born 1979), and Filip (born 1981), by his wife Eugenia Carras.

In 2000, his mother, Lee Radziwill, and widow, Carole Radziwill, set up a fund to help emerging documentary filmmakers.

In 2005, Carole Radziwill wrote an autobiography, focused largely on her marriage to Anthony Radziwill. Titled, What Remains: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship and Love (Scribner), the book made the New York Times Best Seller List.[3]

Ancestry

References

External links

  • The Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund

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