A Woman to Know: Alice Roosevelt Longworth

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anyone, come and sit by me. — Alice

(image via The Washington Post)


She was the famously feisty First Daughter, the notoriously sassy Washington power broker and, above all, else the greatest gossip.

I have nothing else to share with you but this, the definitive Sally Quinn profile, when Sally had tea at Alice's Dupont Circle mansion to discuss 90th birthday parties, Washington society, life with Teddy Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and more.

And in case you're doubting Alice's daredevil spirit, I present to you hard evidence:

(image via The New York Times)

(image via The Pittsburg Press)


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