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Summersby, Kaylocked

(1908–20 January 1975)
  • Dean J. Kotlowski


Summersby, Kay (1908–20 January 1975), aide and confidante to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, aide and confidante to General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was born Kathleen Helen McCarthy-Morrogh on the island of Inish Berg, off the coast of county Cork, Ireland, the daughter of a British military officer. After her parents separated, she moved from her father’s estate on Inish Berg to her mother’s home in London. Bright, attractive, and vivacious, Kay attended art and business schools, then found work as a model and an “extra” in motion pictures. In the late 1930s she married Gordon Summersby, a publisher. They had no children and divorced in 1942....

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