At her 80th birthday party, Kissinger gave a toast saying that the guests would all be proud to have been invited to Brooke Astor's 80th birthday.
"She shot up and denied she was 80," Kissinger said. Several other guests chimed in, suggesting that Kissinger "obviously didn't know what I was talking about."
Astor refused to speak to him for several days, until he sent her flowers to apologize, Kissinger said.
"It made quite an impression," he said.
He said Astor rarely spoke of her son, Anthony Marshall, and was "rather distant" when she did speak of him.
Walters said Astor had affection for her son. Walters also testified that Astor planned to give away her foundation's money while she was still alive.