Sante Kimes 1934-2014
Sante Kimes has died. She inspired this blog. She was a grifter who sometimes impersonated Elizabeth Taylor. She murdered a few people. She burst into the headlines in 2000 when she attempted to assume the identity of Irene Silverman and appropriate her $7.7 million Manhattan townhouse. Sante and her son were convicted of murdering Silverman. My sister --
from whom I am estranged -- also cultivated a resemblance to Taylor. I don't think my sister or my brother-in-law have murdered anyone but I am estranged from them both for good reason. Sante Kimes involved her sons, especially her youngest, in her scams. Sante died in prison, in Bedford Hills. Her son Kenny Kimes is in prison still.