Happy Birthday

cityfile · 12/24/09 06:45AM

Kate Spade turns 47 today. Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos is turning 52. Former Observer owner Arthur Carter is 78. Jonathan Benno, Per Se's outgoing chef who will soon be opening a restaurant of his own, is 40. Annette de la Renta, the wife of Oscar de la Renta and a charity gala fixture, is turning 70. Ryan Seacrest turns 35. Ricky Martin is celebrating his 38th. Author Mary Higgins Clark is turning 82. Heiress Marylou Whitney is 84. And actor Mekhi Phifer is 35. A few people with Christmas birthdays are listed below.

Marylou Whitney

cityfile · 02/03/08 10:48PM

The widow of Cornelius "Sonny" Vanderbilt Whitney, Marylou Whitney inherited an estimated $100 million when her husband died in 1992. A social staple, philanthropist, and horse aficionado, Marylou now has a husband who could easily pass for her grandson: She remarried tennis pro John Hendrickson in 1997 when she was 71 and he was 32.