Conrad Hilton Jr.

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Conrad Hilton Jr.
Born Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.
July 6, 1926
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Died February 5, 1969 (aged 42)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Businessman
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Taylor
(m. 1950; div. 1951)
Patricia McClintock
(m. 1958–69; his death)
Children 2
Parent(s) Conrad Hilton
Mary Adelaide Barron
Relatives see Hilton family

Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr. (July 6, 1926 – February 5, 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, Conrad Hilton, was the founder of Hilton Hotels, and his mother was the former 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 stepmother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, in 1944, according to posthumous claims made by Gabor.[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 and ended the marriage in divorce after eight months.[3]

In 1958, Hilton married oil heiress Patricia "Trish" McClintock. They had two sons; Conrad Nicholson Hilton III and Michael Otis Hilton.[4]

Conrad Hilton Jr. died suddenly on February 5, 1969 of an alcoholism-related heart attack at the age of 42. He is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.[5]


Further reading[edit]

  • Los Angeles Times, Historical Collection
Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor
Preceded by
1950 – 1951
Succeeded by
Michael Wilding