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First Lady Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Ethel Kennedy photographed at the White House, 1961

First Lady Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy, Jean Kennedy Smith and Ethel Kennedy photographed at the White House, 1961

Obama and Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, share a laugh shortly before Obama delivers the keynote speech at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award.

Obama and Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, share a laugh shortly before Obama delivers the keynote speech at the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights Award.

Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, CT, on June 17th, 1950. Photo Credit: Rory Kennedy/courtesy HBO

Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, CT, on June 17th, 1950. Photo Credit: Rory Kennedy/courtesy HBO

Family portrait of American politician Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), his wife Ethel Kennedy (nee Skakel), and their children, as they stand on the steps outside their home, McLean, Virginia, March 1958. Pictured are, Robert Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, who holds infant Michael (1958 - 1997), and, the children from left, Kathleen (later Kathleen Kennedy Townsend), Joseph II, Courtney (later Courtney Kennedy Hill), Robert Jr, and David (1955 - 1984).

Family portrait of American politician Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), his wife Ethel Kennedy (nee Skakel), and their children, as they stand on the steps outside their home, McLean, Virginia, March 1958. Pictured are, Robert Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy, who holds infant Michael (1958 - 1997), and, the children from left, Kathleen (later Kathleen Kennedy Townsend), Joseph II, Courtney (later Courtney Kennedy Hill), Robert Jr, and David (1955 - 1984).

*ROBERT KENNEDY JR. & mom ETHEL ~ at his father’s funeral in 1968.

*ROBERT KENNEDY JR. & mom ETHEL ~ at his father’s funeral in 1968.

Vanity Fair, June 2008- "Bobby Kennedy, The Hope, The Tragedy and Why He Still Matters"

Vanity Fair, June 2008- "Bobby Kennedy, The Hope, The Tragedy and Why He Still Matters"

Jackie Onassis and Ethel Kennedy during RFK Pro Celebrity Tennis Tournament - August 23, 1975 at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, New York, United States.

Jackie Onassis and Ethel Kennedy during RFK Pro Celebrity Tennis Tournament - August 23, 1975 at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City, New York, United States.

Bobby Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy walk on the beach in Oregon.   I want a dress very similar to this one!

Bobby Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy walk on the beach in Oregon. I want a dress very similar to this one!

Jack Is The Face of America : Photo

Jack Is The Face of America : Photo

Ethel Kennedy with her 10 children (except Courtney)

Ethel Kennedy with her 10 children (except Courtney)

For younger women today, she went on, “Having 11 children may not be the model to follow. It’s going forward and not complaining, having a sense of humor no matter what, that’s shaped how we all should face life.” - Ethel Kennedy

Ethel Kennedy, in twilight and limelight

For younger women today, she went on, “Having 11 children may not be the model to follow. It’s going forward and not complaining, having a sense of humor no matter what, that’s shaped how we all should face life.” - Ethel Kennedy

Bobby Kennedy with his daughter Kathleen. She just came to my school to speak.  So inspiring.

Bobby Kennedy with his daughter Kathleen. She just came to my school to speak. So inspiring.

From left: Robert F. Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, JFK and Jackie Kennedy

From left: Robert F. Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, JFK and Jackie Kennedy

The Kennedy Women. Ethel, Joan, Jackie, Eunice, and Jean.

The Kennedy Women. Ethel, Joan, Jackie, Eunice, and Jean.

Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy in 1948.

Robert F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy in 1948.

Ethel Kennedy Steps Out in Red, White and Blue at Hyannis Port’s Independence Day Parade

Ethel Kennedy Steps Out in Red, White and Blue at Hyannis Port’s Independence Day Parade