*TITANIC ~ A grief-stricken Madeleine Astor captured by a newsman's camera. Below, right: Newsies hand out papers announcing the Titanic Disaster, subheaded "Mrs. Astor Is Saved" . as if she were the only person among dead who really counted.
Was this the real life Titanic love story? The untold story of the romance between stonemason and tycoon's wife
Madeleine Talmage Astor Pregnant and mourning the death of her husband, John Jacob Astor IV, on the Titanic, after it's sinking. She survived the sinking, and went on to give birth. She was five months pregnant during the Titanic sinking.
The richest man in America -- with a net worth of $87 million -- when he went down with the ship, John Jacob Astor (portrayed by Eric Braeden) was a member of America's first millionaire family. The 41-year-old businessman was married to 18-year-old socialite Madeleine Talmage Force Astor, which caused a scandal in higher society. The two were returning from their honeymoon when the Titanic sank.