The Night That Changed Everything: Titanic Survivors

“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”

Socialite and philanthropist Margaret Brown is arguably the most famous Titanic survivor. She is known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” She is so popular that there was a Broadway musical about her, as well as a movie starring Debbie Reynolds. On that dreadful night, Brown helped with evacuation efforts and managed to make it onto Lifeboat 6.


Molly Brown. Photo by Granger / Shutterstock

Brown begged the crewmen to go back for more people, something that was illustrated in the 1997 movie Titanic. Sadly, her pleas were rejected. Once she got on the RMS Carpathia, a rescue ship, Brown gave out food and blankets to everyone on board and established a Survivors’ Committee, raising funds for those who lost everything that night.

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