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Thelma Furness
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    (August 23, 1904-January 29, 1970)
    Born in Lucerne, Switzerland
    Birth name was Thelma Morgan
    Identical twin sister of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
    Married AT&T heir James Vail Converse (1922-25) and shipping magnate Marmaduke Furness, 1st Viscount Furness (1926-33)
    Formed Thelma Morgan Pictures (1923)
    Appeared in the films 'Aphrodite' (1923), 'Enemies of Women' (1923), 'So This Is Marriage?' (1924) and 'Any Woman' (1925)
    Both her husbands were more than a decade older than her.
    During her second marriage, she had an affair with Edward, Prince of Wales.
    She called the Prince's penis 'the Tower of London.'
    She made the dual mistake of simultaneously having a fling with Prince Aly Khan and introducing Edward to Wallis Simpson.
    She and her twin sister were famed society beauties, known as 'the Magnificent Morgans.'
    Both her husbands had affairs with actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce.
    She and Prince Edward initially bonded over a mutual love of jazz.
    At her death, she still carried in her purse the miniature teddy bear the Prince of Wales had given her.

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