Huguette Clark Hospitalized in New York

Huguette Clark, a 104-year-old heiress known for her vast real estate ownings, has entered a hospital in New York City, the New York Daily News reports. She has apparently vacated her properties in Manhattan, California and Connecticut to spend her days at an unidentified medical facility.

Huguette Clark with her father William (
Huguette is the daughter of the late Montana Senatory William Clark, who made a fortune in the copper mining business. She spent her early days shmoozing with the rest of high society, dating wealthy moguls, but sources say she became more eccentric after the death of her mother.

Her grand half-nephew Andre Baeyens revealed, "Everything stopped for her when her mother died. She didn't want to go out. She didn't want to have beautiful things, no, no. She just wanted to be home and play with her dolls."

Huguette's attitude toward fame bittered as she grew older, and she's been reclusive for decades.

Clark owns a 15,000-square-foot Fifth Avenue apartment, a 52-acre French chateau in Connecticut worth $24 million, and an oceanfront property in Santa Barbara, which she was once offered $100 million for.

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