Anne Hearst

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Anne Hearst
Anne Hearst McInerney 2014.jpg
Hearst at Pen America/Free Expression Literature, May 2014.
Born Anne Randolph Hearst
1956 (age 60–61)
Nationality American
Occupation Heiress, Socialite, Philanthropist
Spouse(s) Richard McChesney
King Harris
Jay McInerney (2006-present)
Children Amanda Randolph Hearst
King Randolph Harris
Parent(s) Randolph Apperson Hearst
(1917-2000)
Catherine Wood Campbell
Relatives William Randolph Hearst
(grandfather)
George Hearst
(great-grandfather)
Patricia Hearst
(sister)

Anne Randolph Hearst (born 1956) is an American socialite, philanthropist, and publishing heiress.[1][2]

Hearst is one of the five daughters of Randolph Apperson Hearst (1915–2000), former president of The San Francisco Examiner, and his first wife, the former Catherine Wood Campbell.[1][3] She is the granddaughter of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Patricia Hearst, who was kidnapped in 1974 by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army, is one of her sisters.[2]

Educated at the Crystal Springs Uplands School and Regis College in Denver, Colorado.

Hearst is a contributing editor of Town & Country magazine.

Charitable positions include: director of the Princess Grace Foundation, membership on the Board of Directors of the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation and of Riverkeeper and founding member of the Steering Committee for the Rita Hayworth Gala.

Hearst has been married three times:

  • Her first husband was Richard McChesney. The couple separated soon after their marriage, and during that separation, Anne Hearst gave birth to their only child, Amanda Hearst (b. January 5, 1984).[4][5]
  • Her second husband was King Harris. They had a son, King Randolph Harris, and divorced.[5][6]
  • Her third husband, whom she married on 21 November 2006, is the novelist Jay McInerney. She is his fourth wife.[1][7]

Legal issues[edit]

In March 1975, Hearst was arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession of crystallized amphetamine.[8] She was arrested at Niagara Falls, NY, along with Daniel Moffet, one of two other passengers in the car she was driving when the trio entered the United States at the Rainbow bridge.[8][9] Both of them were later released on $1,000 recognizance bond.[8] During the court hearing, both Moffet and Hearst said that the pills were hers, and so the US attorney's office recommended the charges against Moffet be dropped.[9] Hearst was also questioned by FBI agents about her sister Patty Hearst, a then fugitive.[10] Although there was speculation that Anne had visited her sister Patricia while in Canada, authorities said she was merely driving from Detroit to New York City and the Canadian route was the shortest.[10] After serving four months' probation, the charges against her were dropped, as she had properly served her time of probation without violating any of its conditions.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Weddings and Celebrations: Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney", The New York Times, 3 December 2006
  2. ^ a b "The Randolph Hearsts Are Bitter", The New York Times, 29 January 1976
  3. ^ "R. A. Hearst to Wed in Atlanta Jan. 12", The New York Times, 19 December 1937
  4. ^ Vanessa Lau, "A League of Their Own", Vogue, June 2006
  5. ^ a b Divorce cited in "Weddings and Celebrations: Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney", The New York Times, 3 December 2006
  6. ^ J. M. Pimsleur, "Catherine C. Hearst", San Francisco Chronicle, 1 January 1999
  7. ^ Warren St. John, "His Morning After", The New York Times, 5 February 2006
  8. ^ a b c "Sister of fugitive Patty Hearst faces drug charge". Rome News-Tribune: 9. 1975. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  9. ^ a b c "Anne Hearst gets probation on drug count". Bangor Daily News: 99. 1975. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  10. ^ a b Pg.6, St.Petersburg Times - May 31 1975