Margaret Brown

Philanthropist



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Margaret Brown (née Tobin) (July 18, 1867 – October 26, 1932 - (aged 65)) was an American socialite, philanthropist, and activist who became famous because she survived the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, after exhorting the crew of Lifeboat No. 6 to return to the capsize site to look for survivors. It is unclear whether any survivors were found after Lifeboat No. 6 returned to search. She became known after her death as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown", although during her lifetime, her friends called her "Maggie". A 1960 Broadway musical based on her life and its 1964 film adaptation were both titled The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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