Birth Name: Whit Stillman
Birth Place: Washington, Washington D.C., USA
He was born John Whitney Stillman in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 25, 1952, to an aristocratic pedigree; his great-grandfather James Stillman was the one-time president of Citibank forerunner National City Bank, and his father was a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the administration of his Harvard University classmate John Kennedy. The family resided in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY, where Whit enjoyed an idyllic upbringing until his parents divorced in 1965. Meg Stillman moved Whit and his two siblings to New York City. Though no longer endowed with the wealth of his old money family, he attended exclusive prep academy the Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY, and planned to follow his fat...
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