Babe Paley’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jul 5, 1915

Death Date

Jul 6, 1978

Age of Death

63 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Jul 6, 1978



The model Babe Paley died at the age of 63. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

This prominent socialite and fashion icon served as Vogue magazine’s fashion editor during the late 1930s and 1940s and was named by Time magazine as one of the world’s best-dressed women. In the late 1950s, she was inducted into the International Fashion Hall of Fame.

Her second marriage, to Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) executive William S. Paley, resulted in a daughter named Kate and a son named William. Her other daughter and son, Amanda and Stanley, were the children of her first husband, Stanley Grafton Mortimer, Jr.



“The look of being too deliberately dressed, with everything cautiously matching, always bores me.” (Babe Paley)


“I like the sudden shock of non-sequitur color. Color, in fact, is my weakness.” (Babe Paley)


“I’m still one of those persons who prefers to wear pants, especially for at-home entertaining.” (Babe Paley)