|Intro||American socialite, hotel heir, and businessman|
|Was||Socialite Hotelier Heir|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||6 July 1926, Dallas, USA|
|Death||31 March 1969, Los Angeles, USA (aged 42 years)|
Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr. (July 6, 1926 – February 5, 1969) was an American socialite, hotel heir, and businessman. He was one of the sons of Conrad Hilton (founder of Hilton Hotels).
Conrad Hilton Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas. His father, Conrad Hilton, was the founder of Hilton Hotels, and his mother was the former Mary Adelaide Barron. Hilton grew up with three siblings: William Barron Hilton, Eric Michael Hilton and Constance Francesca Hilton. He was the great-uncle of Paris and Nicky Hilton. He attended New Mexico Military Institute.
Hilton had an affair with his stepmother, Zsa Zsa Gabor, in 1944, according to claims made by Gabor after his death. He was Elizabeth Taylor's first husband, (May 6, 1950 – January 29, 1951) but his "gambling, drinking, and abusive behavior" horrified her and her parents. The marriage ended in divorce after eight months.
In the late 1950s, Hilton also had an eight-month affair with Mexican actress Silvia Pinal, whom he met at the opening of a hotel in Acapulco.
In 1958, Hilton married oil heiress from Oklahoma, Patricia "Trish" McClintock. They had two sons, Conrad Nicholson Hilton III and Michael Otis Hilton. McClintock filed for divorce from Hilton on 10 February 1964, which was granted in 1965. Accordingly, in 1960, his father Hilton Sr. also made a proposal of betrothal to Stella Araneta, which she respectfully declined.
Conrad Hilton Jr. died suddenly on February 5, 1969, of an alcoholism-related heart attack at the age of 42. He is interred in Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California.