Porfirio Rubirosa Ariza (January 22, 1909 - July 5, 1965) was a Dominican diplomat, polo player and race car driver who competed in the 1950 and 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans, but was best known as an international playboy for his jet setting lifestyle and legendary prowess with women. http://coolnessistimeless.blogspot.com/2010/07/porfirio-rubirosa-international-playboy.html
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Doris Duke and her playboy husband, Porfirio, during the short span of their marriage.
Doris Duke (Nov. 22, 1912 – Oct. 28, 1993) was an American heiress, horticulturalist, art collector, philanthropist. Daughter of an immensely wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna. Her brief second marriage was to international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa. She appointed her butler as the executor of her sizable…
Rafael Trujillo, who was in power from 1930-1961, in a file photo from 1955
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