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Lance Reventlow


Kid of Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton spent his lifestyle being a socialite and Formulation 1 racer. A camaraderie with Adam Dean, who was simply a car race fan, initial sparked his curiosity about the activity. He died within an aircraft crash while scouting out places for a well planned Aspen skiing holiday resort. He was wedded to the initial Mickey Mouse Membership gal, Cheryl Holdridge. He became Cary Grant’s stepson after Grant’s short relationship to his mom.

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Full Name Lance Reventlow
Date Of Birth February 24, 1936
Died July 24, 1972, Pitkin County, Colorado, United States
Place Of Birth England
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality American
Spouse Cheryl Holdridge, Jill St. John
Parents Barbara Hutton, Count Court von Haugwitz-Hardenberg-Reventlow
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1 The name of the sports car he designed was called, "The Scarab" after the Egyptian amulet [comparable to the Cross worn by Christians]. He designed the car with help from Cal Tech. but it was his idea from the beginning.
2 When his mother married Cary Grant, Lance and Cary became very close and remained so after Hutton and Grant divorced.
3 Son of Barbara Hutton and Kurt von Haugwitz-Reventlow.
4 Killed when the Cessna 206 in which he was passenger crashed in bad weather.
5 Racecar driver, designer, and racing team owner.



The Sound of Speed 1962 Documentary short Driver

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Biography 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
American Masters 2004 TV Series documentary Himself

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