Standard Poodles and Celebrities

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Zsa Zsa Gabor had one. So did Omar Bradley. Jacqueline Kennedy and Pablo Picasso, too. And that’s just the beginning. Look at all the notables who have had Standard Poodles: Claudette Colbert, Henry of Navarre, first Bourbon king of France, Mary Kay Ash, Jaclyn Smith, Lucille Ball, Louis XVIII (1755-1824, king of France 1814-15), Hundred Days, Erma Brombeck, Robin Williams, Agrippa von Nettesheim, Heinrich Cornelius, Carol Burnett, Louis XIII (1601-43), Alice B. Toklas, Winston Churchill, Charles X (1757-1836, king of France 1824-30), IJoan Crawford, Emperor of Germany (Kaiser Wilhelm II), Sammy Davis, Jr. Kwang-Hsü, Emperor of China and/or Empress Tzu His, Anita Ekberg, Billie Holiday, Victor Hugo, Maria Menounos, Helen Hayes, Gertrude Stein, Richard Nixon, Doris Day, Louis XVI (1754-93; king of France 1774-93, when he was executed), Walt Disney, John Forsythe, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Goodall, Kirk Douglas, Prince Francis of Teck (1870-1910) younger brother of Queen Mary, wife of King George V of England, Barbara Eden, Lainie Kazan, Grace Kelly, Jack LaLanne, Joan Fontaine, Stevie Nicks, Louis Philippe (1773-1850; king of France 1830-48), Cary Grant, Thomas Gainsborough, Hugh Fortesque Locke-King, a wealthy landowner in Surrey, England, John Heisman, Katy Perry, Ruth Gordon, Katharine Hepburn, Louis XIV (1638-1715; king of France 1643-1715 and Louis XV (1710-74), Shirley Jones, Marie Antoinette, Gypsy Rose Lee, Barbara Walters, Betty White, Vivian Leigh, Sally Jessy Raphael, Debbie Reynolds, Jack Lemmon, Liberace, Betty Grable, Jayne Mansfield, John Mitchell, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Marilyn Monroe, Dan Rowan, Michael Savage, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Wagner, George Washington, Julie Nixon, Dorothy Parker, Henri II (1519-59, king of France 1547-59), Jackson Pollack, Diane Sawyer, Galway Kinnell, Vincent Price, Jacqueline Susann, Ivana Trump, Booth Tarkington, Leo Tolstoy, Patrick Swayze, Henri III (1551-89, king of France 1574-89, Don Rickles, Elke Sommer, Michael Wilding, Aaron Spelling, Louis XVII (1785-1795, who died in prison), James Thurber, John Steinbeck, Barbra Streisand, Robert Vaughn, Andrew Wyeth, Henri IV (1553-1610, king of France 1589-1610. Did we miss anyone?

Robin and Marsha Williams, with their daughter Zelda and son Cody and their two Standard Poodles, Kiwi and Mizu, at their home in San Francisco, from the book Tails of Devotion

Robin and Marsha Williams, with their daughter Zelda and son Cody and their two Standard Poodles, Kiwi and Mizu, at their home in San Francisco, from the book Tails of Devotion

Images: A few Standard Poodle owning celebs

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