Rosalind P. Walter Biography – Rosalind P. Walter Wiki
Rosalind P. Walter, also known as “Rosie the Riveter,” was an American philanthropist and humanities advocate. During World War II, Walter inspired the creation of “Rosie the Riveter,” a song about civilian women employed in the war industry, written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb and recorded by Kay Kyser. At the time, Walter was a Long Island woman who was a riveter on Corsair fighter planes, made in Connecticut.
She was a major philanthropist who supported public television with several programs on PBS and was the largest supporter of WNET in New York, financing 67 shows or series starting in 1978.
Along with her second husband, Henry Glendon Walter Jr., she gave to the American Museum of Natural History, the Pierpont Morgan Library, Long Island University, the college scholarship program of the U.S. Tennis Association and the North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary on Long Island.
Rosalind P. Walter Age
Rosalind P. Walter was born on June 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. She died on March 4, 2020, in Manhattan, New York. She was 95 years old.
Rosalind P. Walter Husband
Rosalind P. Walter was married twice. She was married to her first husband Henry S. Thompson, a lieutenant with the Naval Reserve and a graduate of Stanford University, from 1946 until their divorce in 1954. They had a son, named Henry. She married her second husband Henry Glendon Walter, Jr., who was president and later chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances, from 1956 until his death 2000.
Rosalind P. Walter Children
Walter had a son, Henry S. Thompson.
Rosalind P. Walter Family
Walter was the daughter of Carleton Humphreys Palmer and Winthrop (Bushnell) Palmer. She had 2 older siblings, Lowell and Winthrop.
Rosalind P. Walter Death
Rosalind P. Walter died in her home in Manhattan on March 4, 2020, aged 95. WNET said following Walter’s death, “Walter cared deeply about the quality and educational value of public television and understood the importance of reaching the broadest possible audience. She was an inspiration to the millions of viewers who benefited from her generosity — and who saw her name every evening in connection with their favorite programs.”
WNET President and CEO Neal Shapiro said, “Roz told me many times that she considered WNET to be her family … and so today we mourn the loss of a valued Trustee and dear family member.”
Rosalind P. Walter Cause of Death
Rosalind P. Walter’s cause of death was not disclosed.
Rosalind P. Walter Net Worth
Information about Rosalind P. Walter’s net worth is being updated.