Conrad Hilton Jr.

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Conrad Hilton Jr.
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Born
Conrad Nicholson Hilton Jr.

July 6, 1926
DiedFebruary 5, 1969 (aged 42)
OccupationBusinessman
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Taylor
(m. 1950; div. 1951)

Patricia McClintock
(m. 1958; div. 1965)
Children2
Parent(s)Conrad Hilton
Mary Adelaide Barron
RelativesBarron Hilton (brother)
Eric Hilton (brother)
Francesca Hilton (half-sister)

Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr. (July 6, 1926 – February 5, 1969) was an American socialite, hotel heir, and businessman. He was one of the sons of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels).

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Conrad Hilton Jr. 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 claims made by Gabor after his death.[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. The marriage ended in divorce after eight months.[3]

In the late 1950s, Hilton also had an eight-month affair with Mexican actress Silvia Pinal, whom he met at the opening of a hotel in Acapulco.[4]

In 1958, Hilton married oil heiress from Oklahoma, Patricia "Trish" McClintock. They had two sons, Conrad Nicholson Hilton III and Michael Otis Hilton.[5] McClintock filed for divorce from Hilton on 10 February 1964, which was granted in 1965. Accordingly, in 1960, his father Hilton Sr. also made a proposal of bethrothment to Stella Araneta, which she respectfully declined.

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leslie Bennetts. "It's a Mad, Mad, Zsa Zsa World". Vanity Fair.
  2. ^ Woo, Elaine (March 23, 2011). "Elizabeth Taylor's obituary: outtakes from a 12-year work in progress". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  3. ^ Gussow, Mel (March 23, 2011). "Elizabeth Taylor, 1932–2011: A Lustrous Pinnacle of Hollywood Glamour". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Telemundo.com: Silvia Pinal and Her Romances
  5. ^ http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=royals&id=I56313
  6. ^ Conrad Nicholson Hilton, Jr at Find a Grave

Further reading[edit]

  • Los Angeles Times, Historical Collection
Husbands of Elizabeth Taylor
Preceded by
None
First
1950 – 1951
Succeeded by
Michael Wilding