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Although her daughter Edie gets most of the attention and acclaim in the Grey Gardens documentary, those close to the family say that mother Edith was always the real talent and star of the “Beale” show

Big Edie, before she was an elegant lady, style and great voice . I think reality after she was cut off by her husband and times changed she went off the deep.

'Little Edie' aka Edith Bouvier Beale - 1930's - Iconic Brooch by Eva Beale - Grey Gardens Collections - @~ Watsonette

Little Edie aka Edith Bouvier Beale - Iconic Brooch by Eva Beale - Grey Gardens Collections

Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale in 1938 wearing the iconic Grey Gardens® brooch. A must have! Available exclusively at www.greygardensofficial.com

Grey Gardens® is the official brand for Grey Gardens inspired jewelry and gifts. The Beale family celebrates Little Edie - shop exclusive books, jewelry & more.

Shelved Dolls: Little Edie Beale - What Went Wrong? - Page 5 of 10 - TheGloss

Little Edie wearing a white net gown that was embroidered with sliver appliqués and wearing a floral headpiece of white Gardenias in 1936 at the Pierre Hotel in New York during New Year's Day

George Gould Strong was Big Edie's accompanist, songwriter, social companion, confidante, and soul mate & was a talented pianist and composer.  He is said to have dedicated over 80 songs to her. He may have lived at Grey Gardens for a short period of time.  Lois Wright describes he and Edith as lovers.

George Gould Strong was Big Edie’s accompanist, songwriter, social companion, confidante, and soul mate.

.Big Edie’s complexion was not as dark as her brother’s, but it was darker than most people’s, dark enough to give her the air of a gypsy when combined, as it usually was, with hair askew and long drop earrings. If Edith was a great favorite with the young because she was just as irrepressible as they were, she paid for her popularity by being distrusted by the Bouvier adults and considered a subversive influence to be barely tolerated at family festivals

Big Edie’s complexion was not as dark as her brother’s, but it was darker than most people’s, dark enough to give her the air of a gypsy when combined, as it usually was, with hair askew and long drop earrings.

I tell you if there's anything worse than dealing with a staunch woman... S-T-A-U-N-C-H. There's nothing worse, I'm telling you. They don't weaken, no matter what. Edie Beale

Fascinating Facts and Quotable Quotes from Grey Gardens, Edie Beale, Edith Beale

‘Little Edie told me how attached she and her mother were all through her growing years. “I was mother’s crown jewel,” she said in a whisper of awe. “She even kept me out of school for a year, two years, and took me to the theater or movies every day.” Mother, having been a frustrated actress herself, assured that her daughter would be just as stagestruck.’Edith Bouvier Beale

Little Edie told me how attached she and her mother were all through her growing years. “I was mother’s crown jewel,” she said in a whisper of awe.

Bouvier ''Buddy" Beale (13 February 1922 – 3 May 1994) was a prominent American lawyer. Beale was a son of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and a brother of Edith Bouvier Beale whose lives were highlighted in the documentary Grey Gardens. Beale was a first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill. As did his brother he married in 1942. His brother was his best man and his mother arrived when the ceremony was half over dressed as an opera star. He and his wife Katharine had 3 sons.

Bouvier ''Buddy" Beale February 1922 – 3 May was a prominent American…

Edith Ewing Beale ,mother to Edith Bouvier Beale, aunt to Jackie Kennedy

Edith Ewing Beale, mother to Edith Bouvier Beale, aunt to Jackie Kennedy

Little Edie in East Hampton at the Ladies Village Improvement Society which still exists today!   Grey Gardens, The official brand for Grey Gardens and Little Edie's legacy.

Little Edie in East Hampton at the Ladies Village Improvement Society which still exists today! Grey Gardens, The official brand for Grey Gardens and Little Edie's legacy.

*JANET LEE BOUVIER AUCHINCLOSS and daughter JACKIE

Baby Jacqueline Bouvier (July 1929 - May with her mother Janet Norton Lee

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