By JR on Wednesday, February 08, 2012
At that rate Rupert will be around for a while yet
DAME Elisabeth Murdoch is celebrating her 103rd birthday today.
The philanthropist and mother of media titan Rupert Murdoch will celebrate with friends and family, including grandson Lachlan Murdoch, at a concert in her honour at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
Born on February 8, 1909, Dame Elisabeth was 18 when she met and married newspaper journalist Keith Murdoch. They had four children - Helen, Rupert, Anne and Janet.
Known for her work in child health and welfare and the arts, Dame Elisabeth reportedly supports more than 100 charities annually.
She is also an avid gardener and regularly opens up her immaculate gardens at Cruden Farm, near Melbourne, to the public.