Conrad Hilton, Jr.

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Conrad Hilton, Jr.
Born Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr.
(1926-07-06)July 6, 1926
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Died March 31, 1969(1969-03-31) (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Taylor (1950–1951)
Patricia McClintock (1958–1965)
Children Conrad Nicholson Hilton III
Michael Otis Hilton
Parent(s) Conrad Hilton (1887–1979)
Mary Adelaide Barron

Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton, Jr. (July 6, 1926 – March 31, 1969) was an American socialite, hotel heir, businessman and TWA director. He was one of the sons of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels).

Early life[edit]

Hilton was born in Dallas, Texas. His father was Conrad Nicholson Hilton, founder of Hilton Hotels, and his mother was Mary Adelaide (Barron). Hilton grew up with three siblings: William Barron Hilton, Eric Michael Hilton and Constance Francesca Hilton. He was the great-uncle of Paris and Nicky Hilton. He attended New Mexico Military Institute.

Personal life[edit]

Hilton had an affair with his step-mother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, in 1944. [1] He was Elizabeth Taylor's first husband, (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951) but his "gambling, drinking, and abusive behavior"[2] horrified her and her parents, caused a miscarriage, and ended the marriage in divorce after nine months.[3][4]

In 1958, Hilton married oil heiress Patricia "Trish" McClintock. They had two sons; Conrad Nicholson Hilton III and Michael Otis Hilton. [5]

Hilton died of a heart attack at the age of 42, brought about by many years of heavy alcohol consumption. He is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.[6]


Further reading[edit]

  • Los Angeles Times, Historical Collection
Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor
Preceded by
Conrad Hilton, Jr.

Succeeded by
Michael Wilding