Doris Duke ~ Doris Duke (November 22, 1912 – October 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, and philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna.
A gorgeous view of Falcon Lair as it appeared once Doris Dukes renovations were complete. The house would remain virtually unchanged until the late 1990's, a wonderful reminder of the early days of Hollywood, perched high in the hills of Benedict Canyon.