Anderson Cooper dishes about mom Gloria Vanderbilt's impressive love life

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Anderson Cooper Dishes About Mom Gloria Vanderbilt's Impressive Love Life

On the 'Late Show,' Anderson Cooper told David Letterman his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, has had some pretty impressive boyfriends in the past. And she wasn't shy about letting her son know.

"My mom does not, like, she has no filter. We'd be watching a movie when I was a kid. I remember watching 'On the Waterfront' with her, and I'd be like, 'Did you know Marlon Brando?' And she'd be like 'Oh yes.'"

Yes, Gloria, who's now 90 years old, dated the likes of Frank Sinatra, Clark Gable and even Marlon Brando.

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Railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt is seen in this undated photograph. (AP Photo)
American artist, writer and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt poses for a photo in Toronto's De Luca Fine Art Gallery on Friday June 14, 2013, at the launch of her first solo art show in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
This image released by Starpix shows fashion designer and artist Gloria Vanderbilt, left, and her son, TV host and CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper attending the "1stdibs Presents: The Exhibition of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt" preview party at 1stdibs Gallery, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in New York. The exhibition features over 50 works by Vanderbilt including never-before-seen oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, collages and mixed media, primarily from 2006 to the present. (AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca)
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and diarist Ned Rorem and Gloria Vanderbilt photographed in New York City in 1992. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images)
American heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt pictured in London on 18th September 1985. (Photo by United News/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper is shown with costume designer and illustrator Erte at his 90th birthday party in New York, on November 9, 1982. (AP Photo)
America's foremost fashion designers get together Tuesday, February 4, 1981 for a taping of an episode of ABC-TV's "Love Boat" in which the elite group will appear, portraying themselves. The designers, from left, Bob Mackie, Halston, Gloria Vanderbilt and Geoffrey Beene, will appear on the show, to be aired in May, accompanied by models showing styles most closely identified with each designer. (AP Photo/Fong)
Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper dances with actor Bobby Short, who stars in the show "Black Broadway," at a party at Maxwell's Plum in New York, May 26, 1980. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper arrives for the Ethel Merman-Mary Martin benefit at the Broadway Theater in New York City, May 15, 1977. Her escort is unidentified. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper models a dress from the fall/winter collection of Cuban designer Adolfo, in New York, August 14, 1968. The mid-length dress, inspired by the painting of Queen Elizabeth seen behind Vanderbilt, features a silver and white full skirt covered with various colored snowflakes and sequins; worn with a fitted silver bodice with full sleeves, and is topped by a ruff at the collar. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt arrives with her husband Wyatt Cooper at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball at the Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom in New York City on November 28, 1966. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt arrives with her playwright husband, Wyatt Cooper, at a party given for Lady Bird Johnson in New York City, June 2, 1966. (AP Photo)
Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, left, is shown with her husband actor Wyatt Cooper at a Truman Capote party in New York, May 6, 1968. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff)
Railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper is seen in this January 4, 1964 photograph. (AP Photo)
This is an April 1966 photo of fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. (AP Photo)
Acting on television, Gloria Vanderbilt, the former wife of conductor Leopold Stokowski, questions little Karen Lee about a missing dollar bill in "Seed of Guilt," on CBS TV's "The United State Steel Hour," on Aug. 7, 1959. Miss Vanderbilt has performed in a number of stage and TV plays. the location is unknown. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Lumet appears in the role of a Russian noblewoman in a scene for "The United States Steel Hours" on a CBS television show, February 3, 1959. The play is an adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Family Happiness." (AP Photo)
Sidney Lumet and wife, Gloria Vanderbilt, at Philharmonic opening at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Oct. 2, 1958. (AP Photo)
Railroad heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, wife of Hollywood director Sidney Lumet, is seen in this 1958 photograph. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt with her husband Sidney Lumet after a storm halted her performance at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, N.J., on August 28, 1956. She appears as Princess Olympia in "The Spa." The storm doused the theater lights and the performance was called off. (AP Photo)
Best man Sidney Kingsley, right, kisses the bride, Heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, after she was married to television director Sidney Lumet, second from left, in New York City on August 27, 1956. Matron of honor Carol Grace, left, waits her turn to congratulate Gloria. Wedding took place in playwright Kingsley's apartment. It was the third for Gloria, 32, and the second for Lumet, also 32. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt is shown with her third husband, Sidney Lumet TV Director, at their wedding in New York City on August 27, 1956. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, estranged wife of conductor Leopold Stokowski, is taking a break from rehearsal, January 7, 1954, at New York City Center, where she will appear in a production of William Saroyan's play "The Time of Our Life." (AP Photo)
Heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, right, and Frank Sinatra leave Berkshire Hotel in New York City after having lunch together, Dec. 31, 1954. (AP Photo/John Rooney)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, whose recent separation from her husband of nine years, symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski, was reported earlier the day, is seated next to singer Frank Sinatra at the Alvin Theater in New York, December 30, 1954, as she attends the opening of the Broadway musical production "House of Flowers." (AP Photo)
American pop singer and actor Frank Sinatra (1915 - 1998) in an overcoat and hat walks next to American heiress and designer Gloria Vanderbilt as she wears a jacket trimmed with fur, late 1950s. (Photo by Getty Images)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, left, and Ginger Rogers are shown on October 18, 1954, in New York City, after appearing together on a TV program. Ms. Rogers starred in three of Noel Cowards's plays, while Mrs. Stokowski was cast in a supproting role. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski volunteers as a model at the March of Dimes Fashion Show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, February, 1954. Here Mrs. Vanderbilt Stokowski models a Leslie Morris creation, an organza evening gown decorated with blossoms of lilac. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski is seen at opening night of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in New York City, April 1, 1953. Mrs. Stokowski is chairwoman of the circus committee for the United Cerabral Palsy of NYC. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, 22-year-old heiress to the fortune of Reginald Vanderbilt, sits at her typewriter in Mexico City, March 15, 1946. Gloria has decided to discontinue the $21,000 court-awarded annual allotment to her mother, Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. The money will now go to a New Milford, Ct. foundation for blind and homeless children. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski, right, wife of conductor Leopold Stokowski, chats with Phyllis Kahgan and Franklin Karples at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif., July 11, 1945. They were awaiting the start of the first concert of the 1945 "Symphonies Under the Stars" series. Leopold Stokowski directed the orchestra. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt, the famous American heiress, and her husband, Pat DeCicco, a movie executive, clasp their hands together to make the first cut in their wedding cake at the reception on Jan. 12, 1942 at the Beverly Hills home of the Bride’s mothers, Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, following their marriage at Santa Barbara, California. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt, 17-year-old heiress to the $ 4,000 000 fortune of her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, celebrates her engagement to Pasquale "Pat" Di Cicco, a Hollywood actor's agent, at New York's Stork Club, December 12, 1941. Gloria's mother, Mrs. Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, announced that the couple will marry on Christmas Day in California. (AP Photo)
Famous American heiress Gloria Vanderbilt is seen with film star George Montgomery, left, at the Hollywood film premiere of Charley’s Aunt on August 14, 1941 in Los Angeles. The 17-year-old heiress, who was the subject of a custody law-suit in 1934, has been on an extended visit to Hollywood. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt, 14-year-old heiress to the $ 4,000 000 fortune of her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, sells balloons at a lawn festival at Harbour Court, residence of Mr. Nicholas Brown and his wife, Anne Kinsolving Brown, in Newport, R. I., July 13, 1938. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt, 13 year old heiress, on Jan. 28, 1938, who spends most of the year in the custody of her aunt, Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, on Long Island, New York, at the request of Gloria’s mother, Mrs. Gloria Vanderbilt, and Mrs. Whitney, a section of the custody settlement was dissolved on January 20, and hereafter the girl will visit her mother informally, rather than under court order. (AP Photo)
Gloria Vanderbilt, 12-year-old heiress to the $ 4,000 000 fortune of her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, is shown at the Piping Rock Horse show in New York, October 7, 1936. After a long custody battle between her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a court order now requires that she moves back and forth between her mother and her aunt, with Mrs. Vanderbilt Whitney having legal custody. (AP Photo)
While the decision as to her custody is being pondered by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, little Gloria Vanderbilt and her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, visit a circus and fair held annually at the Manhasset estate of Mrs. Vanderbilt Whitney on New York's Long Island, June 7, 1935. Nicknamed "poor little rich girl" by the press, the 11-year-old heiress to a $ 4,000 000 fortune from her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, is subject of a fierce custody battle between her mother and aunt. (AP Photo)
11-year-old heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, center, and her friend, Louise Hutchinson, sit atop a wooden railing at the United Hunts Racing Association meet at Roslyn, on New York's Long Island, on May 24, 1935. The girls are accompanied by Gloria's paternal aunt and noted horsewoman, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. (AP Photo)
Clad in a gray squirrel fur coat, little Gloria Vanderbilt arrives at the home of her mother, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, in midtown New York, January 12, 1935, for a week-end visit authorized by Surpreme Court Justice Carew after he placed the girl under the guardianship of her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. Nicknamed "poor little rich girl" by the press, the 10-year-old heiress to a $ 4,000 000 fortune from her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, is subject of a fierce custody battle between her mother and her aunt. (AP Photo)
Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, right, poses with her daughter Gloria in this April 13, 1934 photograph, made after a Supreme Court decision placed the girl under the custody of her paternal aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. The 10-year-old heiress to a $4,000 000 fortune from her late father, Reginald Vanderbilt, is subject of a fierce custody battle between mother and aunt. (AP Photo)
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Anderson told Dave that Gloria and Carol Matthau, who later became Walter Matthau's wife, both saw Brando in one of his movies and vowed to hook up with him.

In Anderson's words, "Carol was the first one to do it. And then she set it up for my mom." You go Gloria!

This isn't the first time we've heard about Gloria's past romances, though.

She outlined thirteen of her greatest relationships in her book, "It Seemed Important at the Time: A Romance Memoir."

And she raved about her time with Frank Sinatra in an interview with CBS back in 2004. "He came along and ring-dinged his way into my heart ... and he just - you know - was a lot of fun, very romantic."

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