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.
(m. 1950; div. 1951)
(m. 1958–69; his death)
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). Hilton is best remembered as the first husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor.
Conrad N. Hilton, Jr., best known as "Nicky," was born in Dallas, Texas. His father, Conrad Hilton, Sr., 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.
Hilton had an affair with his step-mother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, in 1944. He was Elizabeth Taylor's first husband, (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951) but his "gambling, drinking, and abusive behavior" horrified her and her parents, caused a miscarriage, and ended the marriage in divorce after nine months.
In 1958, Hilton married oil heiress Patricia "Trish" McClintock. They had two sons; Conrad Nicholson Hilton III and Michael Otis Hilton.
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- Gussow, Mel (March 23, 2011). "Elizabeth Taylor, 1932–2011: A Lustrous Pinnacle of Hollywood Glamour". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
- Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr at Find a Grave
- Los Angeles Times, Historical Collection
|Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor|
1950 – 1951