There are few modern families that reach the iconic status of the Kennedys. Naturally, this is due to John F. Kennedy's presidency, womanizing, and assassination, before Robert F. Kennedy suffered a similar fate ... not to mention the continuing politics of Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick, and a myriad of fatal plane crashes.

But noteworthy connections swing out past the Kennedy name. There's the media-linked Shrivers and the Lawfords on the Kennedy side, plus further links through Jackie O, including Gore Vidal and the notorious Big Edie and Little Edie Beales, the subject of Albert and David Maysles' 1975 documentary Grey Gardens.
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