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Millicent Hearst

Clip: Season 33 Episode 43 | 1m 18s

Millicent Hearst was married to the media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. She met W.R. in New York City in 1896, when he was 33 and she was a 16-year-old showgirl.

Aired: 09/27/21

Rating: NR

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