Conrad Hilton, Jr.

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Nicky Hilton
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). Hilton is best remembered as the first husband of actress Elizabeth Taylor.


Early life[edit]

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.

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]

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

Hilton died of a 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