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Christopher Stokowski (Anderson Cooper Brother) Wiki, Bio, Age, Mother (Gloria Vanderbilt), Father (Christopher Stokowski), Siblings, Wife

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Christopher Stokowski Biography

Christopher Stokowski is an American musician and the son of Gloria Laura Vanderbilt and Christopher Stokowski. He is the brother of CNN television anchor Anderson Cooper.

Christopher Stokowski Age – How Old is Christopher Stokowski

Christopher was born on January 31, 1952.

Christopher Stokowski Parents

Christopher is the son of Leopold Stokowski and his third wife Gloria Laura Vanderbilt. After his parents divorced his mother got the custody of the children.

Christopher Stokowski Father

Christopher’s father Leopold Stokowski was one of the most prominent orchestra conductors of the early and mid 20th century. He was the music director of several orchestras and appeared in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia among others. He died on September 13, 1977.

Christopher Stokowski Mother

Christopher’s mother Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. At the age of 10, she became the subject of a custody battle between her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. With her aunt winning as her legal custodian. At the age of 15, she was living unsupervised in Hollywood.

In 1945 she married Leopold Stokowski, who was 43 years her senior, becoming his third wife. They had two children, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski before they divorced in 1955. After the divorce, Gloria was awarded custody of her sons.

Gloria died on June 17, 2019 of stomach cancer. His death was confirmed by his son Anderson Cooper on a tribute which aired on CNN.

Christopher Stokowski Siblings

Christopher has three siblings;  Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski who was born in 1950 and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper who was born in 1965 and Anderson Hays Cooper who was born in 1967 from his mother’s marriage to Wyatt Cooper.

Christopher Stokowski Spouse

Christopher Stokowski was engaged to April Sandmeyer but she broke up with him after his mother’s therapist began interfering with their romantic relationship.

Christopher Stokowski Net worth

Christopher has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Christopher Stokowski Disappearance

In 1978 Christopher moved out of his mother’s house. This was after the death of his father Leopold who died in 1977 and his step-father Wyatt Cooper who died months later. At the time he was engaged to a lady known as April Sandmeyer and his mother Gloria was seeking counsel from a young therapist known as Dr Christ L. Zois.

Gloria trusted Zois and spent a lot of money on him. He occasionally gave her advice concerning her children and their romantic involvements. Christopher later found out that Zois had been intruding into their relationship and making some very disparaging and heartbreaking remarks to Gloria Vanderbilt. April was heartbroken and broke up with Christopher. After this Christopher left home and never returned until 38 years later.

On April 2016, HBO released a documentary titled “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper”. The documentary was most part a catalogue of candid conversations with Christopher’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and his half-brother, Anderson Cooper.

After the release of the documentary, many critics pointed out that Christopher was left out which his mother clarified was out of respect rather than spite as he had left home as he wanted to stay out of the public eye. She said his name was left out of respect for his wishes to remain out of the public eye.

Shortly after the release of the documentary, Christopher contacted April Sandmeyer who then reconnected him to his family.

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