Saturday, September 17, 2011

Eleanor Mondale and Kara Kennedy, Both Daughters of Democratic Senators, Presidential Candidates, Both Dead at 51

I saw this earlier, "Eleanor Mondale, Daughter of Former Vice President, Dies at 51." I recall Eleanor back in the day. She was a striking blonde bombshell. And now here comes the news that Edward Kennedy's daughter Kara is also dead at the age of 51. See: "Kara Kennedy, daughter of Teddy, dies" (via Memeorandum):
BOSTON - Kara Kennedy Allen, the only daughter of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, has died.

A family friend confirmed to CBS Station WBZ that the 51-year-old Kennedy passed away, after reportedly suffering a heart attack Friday evening.
Walter Mondale was of course Jimmy Carter's vice-president. He served in the U.S. Senate from 1964 to 1976. He lost his presidential campaign against Ronald Reagan in 1984. Edward "Teddy" Kennedy, President John F. Kennedy's brother, served in the U.S. Senate from 1962 to 2009. He challenged Jimmy Carter for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980.