Margaret (1912–1993)

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Margaret (1912–1993)

Duchess of Argyll. Name variations: Margaret Campbell; Margaret Whigham; Margaret Sweeney also seen as Sweeny. Born Dec 1, 1912; died July 25, 1993; dau. of George Hay Whigham (Scottish textile millionaire); m. Charles Sweeney (American stockbroker and golfer), in 1933; m. Ian Douglas Campbell (1903–1973), 11th duke of Argyll, Mar 22, 1951 (div. 1963); children: (1st m.) Frances Helen Sweeney (who m. David Manners, duke of Rutland).

Well-known debutante, famed for her beauty, was immortalized in Cole Porter's "You're the Top" with the lines: "You're Mussolini,/ You're Mrs. Sweeney,/ You're Camembert"; was accused by duke of Argyll of "multiple adultery," and her fame turned into notoriety.

See also Women in World History.