Lead: born the third daughter of eight surviving children, Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, one of the world's most famous women, prevailed as a girl, through the use of a rapier wit and prodigious energy.

            Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

            Content: By the time Nancy was born in 1879, Chiswell Dabney Langhorne had recovered his fortune. He had been a wealthy farmer before the Civil War but struggled financially in the little southside Virginia tobacco town of Danville.

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