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Margaret Brown

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Date of Birth: 07/18/1867

Age: 65

Place of birth: Hannibal

Citizenship: United States

`Unsinkable Molly Braun`

Margaret Tobin was born in Hannibal, Missouri, and was one of six children of Irish immigrants. At age 18, she moved with her sister in Leadville, Colorado, where got a job in a department store. There, on the Sunday sermon in the church, she met James Joseph Brown (JJ), initiative, self-educated man, and in 1886 they married. Margaret always planned to marry not for love, but a rich man. But everything turned out the opposite. She said: I would like a rich man, but loved Jim Brown. I thought about how to help his father, to make it to old age in no way needed. But Jim was as poor as we were, and had no chance of success. I fought with him in those days. I loved Jim, but he was poor. Finally, I decided that I would be better off with a poor man whom I love, than the rich, the money that I`m attracted to. So I married Jim Brown.

Also in Leadville she became involved in the observance of women`s rights, helping to approve "the Colorado chapter of the women`s suffrage", and has also worked in the dining room, helping the miners` families. But soon the luck Browns family: a gold mine, and the couple became millionaires was discovered on a modest plot of her husband.

Social activity

In 1894, the Browns moved to Denver, which for them was more room for development. Margaret became a member of "the Club of Denver women" whose mission was the improvement of women`s rights. He became active in the feminist movement, participated in the "political equality of the League." In 1901, she was one of the first students who went to college, "Carnegie" in New York. Adapting to life in a secular society, Margaret plunged into the study of arts and foreign languages: French, German and Russian. In 1909 and 1914 she tried to go to the Senate and the Congress; It also helps in raising money for the construction of "Basilica Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception" in Denver, which was completed in 1912. She has traveled around the country, engaged in protection of the rights of miners and prospectors. Margaret also worked with judge Ben Lindseyem to help orphaned children, and also took part in the formation of "juvenile court".

It gradually became apparent that the spouses have different attitudes to life. JJ never wanted to be in the spotlight, Margaret could not be in the shade. JJ thought that the woman`s name may appear in newspapers in connection with its birth, marriage and death, and under any other circumstances, during the famous tricks Maggie went somewhere in the back room smoking a cigar. In 1899 he suffered a stroke, was left half-paralyzed, and decided to move to California - where the climate was better. Margaret just starting to travel, got into the taste. The couple almost not seen, and in 1909, after living together for 23 years they divorced. By mutual agreement Maggie received after a divorce $ 700 per month and the same went home.

In 1911 he arrived in Denver a great actress Sarah Bernhardt with the play "Eaglet" by Rostand. In this famous role Bernard played a boy. Margaret, a lifetime to play the role that historically it does not meet, was struck by a game Bernard. She went to Paris to study with her teacher and even played in "Cleopatra" and "The Merchant Venice." Thus began her famous tour of the Old World countries, which hit the headlines.

Titanic

Margaret Tobin was born in Hannibal, Missouri, and was one of six children of Irish immigrants. At age 18, she moved with her sister in Leadville, Colorado, where got a job in a department store. There, on the Sunday sermon in the church, she met James Joseph Brown (JJ), initiative, self-educated man, and in 1886 they married. Margaret always planned to marry not for love, but a rich man. But everything turned out the opposite. She said: I would like a rich man, but loved Jim Brown. I thought about how to help his father, to make it to old age in no way needed. But Jim was as poor as we were, and had no chance of success. I fought with him in those days. I loved Jim, but he was poor. Finally, I decided that I would be better off with a poor man whom I love, than the rich, the money that I`m attracted to. So I married Jim Brown.

Also in Leadville she became involved in the observance of women`s rights, helping to approve "the Colorado chapter of the women`s suffrage", and has also worked in the dining room, helping the miners` families. But soon the luck Browns family: a gold mine, and the couple became millionaires was discovered on a modest plot of her husband.

Social activity

In 1894, the Browns moved to Denver, which for them was more room for development. Margaret became a member of "the Club of Denver women" whose mission was the improvement of women`s rights. He became active in the feminist movement, participated in the "political equality of the League." In 1901, she was one of the first students who went to college, "Carnegie" in New York. Adapting to life in a secular society, Margaret plunged into the study of arts and foreign languages: French, German and Russian. In 1909 and 1914 she tried to go to the Senate and the Congress; It also helps in raising money for the construction of "Basilica Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception" in Denver, which was completed in 1912. She has traveled around the country, engaged in protection of the rights of miners and prospectors. Margaret also worked with judge Ben Lindseyem to help orphaned children, and also took part in the formation of "juvenile court".

It gradually became apparent that the spouses have different attitudes to life. JJ never wanted to be in the spotlight, Margaret could not be in the shade. JJ thought that the woman`s name may appear in newspapers in connection with its birth, marriage and death, and under any other circumstances, during the famous tricks Maggie went somewhere in the back room smoking a cigar. In 1899 he suffered a stroke, was left half-paralyzed, and decided to move to California - where the climate was better. Margaret just starting to travel, got into the taste. The couple almost not seen, and in 1909, after living together for 23 years they divorced. By mutual agreement Maggie received after a divorce $ 700 per month and the same went home.

In 1911 he arrived in Denver a great actress Sarah Bernhardt with the play "Eaglet" by Rostand. In this famous role Bernard played a boy. Margaret, a lifetime to play the role that historically it does not meet, was struck by a game Bernard. She went to Paris to study with her teacher and even played in "Cleopatra" and "The Merchant Venice." Thus began her famous tour of the Old World countries, which hit the headlines.

Titanic

Margaret Helen daughter was in London, when she received a message that her grandson is very ill. She immediately rushed to the United States, and Helen at the last minute decided to stay in London. The fastest way to be in the United States could, by purchasing a ticket for the "Titanic."

That evening Margaret sooner returned to the cabin, she wanted to finish reading the Book. The collision with the iceberg was so strong that she fell to the floor. All ran out of the mess, but was assured that nothing terrible has happened. When it became clear what was happening, it was too late. There was panic. Margaret seated people in the lifeboats, she also refused to sit down: "If the worst happens, I swim out" - but in the end someone force pushed her into lifeboat number 6, made her famous.

In general, the boat could accommodate 65 passengers, but really they were only 26. As they sailed, the ship began to explode boilers. "Suddenly the sea was opened, and like giant hands wrapped around the ship," - Margaret wrote. Sitting in a lifeboat in the society 24 women and two men, she argued fiercely with the older boats Robert Hitchens, demanding to return to the crash site and choose the sinking. When one of the passengers was cold, that Margaret gave his fur coat. And when the cold "overpowering" even her, she ordered the women sits at the oars and rowed to keep warm. They were able to swim to another vessel - "Carpathia", and Margaret took it that knew how to do best: organization. She knew several languages ??and could speak with passengers from different countries. She was looking for them blankets and food, to make lists of survivors, collecting money for those who are lost along with the "Titanic" all: the family, and savings. By the time the "Carpathia" in the port, it has collected $ 10,000 for survivors. When the ship arrived in New York and reporters asked Margaret what she owes her luck, she said: "The usual luck Browns. We`re unsinkable! ".

Later, she organized a "Fund Saved from the Titanic." She personally handed Arthur Rostron, the captain of "Carpathia", and his team, the cup of love on behalf of the surviving passengers of "Titanic."

Later life

After rescuing Molly Brown rarely remained in his native Denver mansion. Despite the bitter experience of the "Titanic", she has traveled around the world with his son Lawrence, not even remembering that the ship sank with 13 pairs of shoes and a brand new collection of jewelery in the amount of 325 thousand dollars. Later, she organized the "Fund survivors with" Titanic "," I have been called by her name.

During the First World War, she worked in France as part of the American "Committee for the liberation of France." There she helped wounded French and American soldiers. Shortly before her death, she was introduced to the French "Legion of Honor" in France for its help in the First World, its assistance to survivors of the passengers of "Titanic" and its social activities at home.

Margaret Tobin Brown died of a brain tumor, October 26, 1932 in New York at the age of 65 years.

Myth Molly Brown

The legend of "Molly Brown", the Amazon, who knew five European languages ??and who could swear as a miner, a woman who could have seven and a half hours to sit on the rowing lifeboat was created reporter from Denver Gene Fowler, who in 1930 wrote a lot of stories Margaret Brown. Later, Carolyn Bancroft wrote a fictional account of the life of Margaret, which was first published in pamphlet form, and then there was a radio show, and eventually left the Broadway musical called "The Unsinkable Molly Brown". And in 1964, MGM released the film of the same name, where the role of Margaret "Molly" Brown, performed by Debbie Reynolds.

Browns family first tried to mitigate or correct the legend of Molly, and ultimately all refused to speak with the authors, reporters, or historians. Only recently, the Browns have agreed to cooperate with the historian Christ Iversen, and allowed access to the letters, scrapbooks, photos and many other personal belongings, Margaret, that were previously inaccessible. The first biographical book about Margaret Tobin Brown was published in June 1999.

Margaret Brown appears in many films of the "Titanic" with varying degrees of realism. Her image can be seen in Maud Young, Thelma Ritter character in the movie "Titanic" in 1953. For the first time Molly Brown it appears on screen in 1958 in the British film "Death of the Titanic." In 1979 in the film "Save the Titanic," has performed its role Cloris Leachman. In 1997, in the blockbuster James Cameron`s "Titanic" Brown played Kathy Bates, and Marilu Henner, in the television movie "Titanic" (1996) embodied the image of Molly, a sassy, ??eccentric and at the same time sexy ladies.

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