Bill Dedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter. He uncovered the case of the reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark in 2010, documenting her life in a series of reports for NBC News online and on The Today Show. Dedman, with Clark’s cousin Paul Clark Newell, Jr. cowrote the New York Times best-selling biography of Huguette and her father, Senator William A Clark, a Gilded Age industrialist. Bill lives in Connecticut.
MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune
Reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, who owned several palatial homes yet lived for twenty years in a simple hospital room despite being in excellent health, is at the heart of this rich mystery of wealth and loss that connects the Gilded Age opulence of the 19th century with a 21st century battle over a $300 million inheritance. Was 104-year-old Huguette Clark in control of her fortune or was she controlled by those managing her money?
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