Biography of Anderson Cooper’s Brother Christopher Stokowski

Professionally, Christopher Stokowski is a Music Composer who is famous as the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold Stokowski who was one of the most prominent orchestra conductors of the early and mid 20th century.

Christopher Stokowski entered this earth on January 31, 1952, somewhere in the United States. As of 2019, his age is 67 years old under the birth sign Aquarius. As we already mention that he is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt (Mother) and Leopold Stokowski (Father). 

His father was the famous orchestra conductors of the early and mid 20th century while his mother was also a popular artist, actress, author, model, and fashion designer. By nationality, Christopher is American and belongs to the Polish-Irish-Swiss-American ethnical background. 

Christopher Stokowski with his mother and brother (Source: encrypted)

Moreover, he has three brothers named Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Carter Vanderbilt CooperAnderson Cooper as his siblings. Regarding his education, he studied at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States. Christopher has a pair of eyes with blue color and dark blonde hair color.


As we earlier said that Christopher is a talented musician just like his father. He works with the same passion as his father who already passed away long ago. His father was an English conductor of Polish descent. He was one of the leading conductors of the early and mid-20th century. Likewise, he was famous for his long association with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Besides, he was also popular for his appearance in the Disney film Fantasia.

On the other hand, his mother Gloria Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actor, socialite, heiress, and fashion designer. She began her professional career by learning acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse’ under the guidance of Sanford Meisner. While at the Arts Students League,’ she became famous for her intricate artwork, including oil and water-color paintings. 

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Caption: Christopher Stokowski’s Mother (Source: WordPress)

Some of her most famous TV shows include ‘Playhouse 90,’ ‘The Dick Powell Show,’ and ‘Studio One in Hollywood.’ Besides, she also made regular appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson,’ ‘Person to Person,’ and ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show.’

Net Worth & Salary of his Parents

Christopher’s mother Gloria was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite who has a net worth of $200 million before her death. 

On the other hand, his half-brother Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, television personality, and author who has a net worth of $100 million as of 2019. Likewise, he earned an annual salary of more than $12 million as the host of CNN.

Christopher Stokowski’s Parents Personal Life

Christopher Stokowski’s parents got married in 1945 and they were together for about 10 years. However, the pair divorced when Christopher was just ten years old. After the divorce, her mother married director Sidney Lumet. But these marriages also didn’t last long and they separated.

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Caption: Christopher Stokowski’s Mother with her son Anderson Hays Cooper (Source: pinimg)

After that, she married an author Wyatt Cooper in December 1963. However, the marriage ended with Wyatt’s death 15 years after the marriage. From their relationship, the pair have shared two children, one of whom is a popular CNN correspondent Anderson Hays Cooper. During that time, Christopher also lived with the family of her mother.

Christopher Stokowski’s relationship with April Sandmeyer

In the year 1974, Christopher Stokowski was in a relationship with April Sandmeyer. They were happy for a few years. But later in 1977 his father passed away and was soon followed by his stepfather Wyatt Cooper just months later. Then he later got engaged to her in 1977, shortly after his father died.

Caption: Christopher Stokowski with his mother and brother (Source: Pinterest)

However, his mother started to move forward with her new family. Then Christopher felt that he was removed from his mother’s love and attention. After that, he tried to separate himself from his storied last name and make his own way as a musician. Due to various problems, he started to see his mother’s therapist. But he later intruding on his relationship with Sandmeyer and was making reports behind his back to Gloria.

Likewise, he finally cut all the connections with her family. Also, he lost his spouse as well. In the year 2016, he finally tried to contact his former fiancee Sandmeyer. Similarly, Sandmeyer helped in the reunion of his family. Then Christopher met his older half-brother personally.