Bettina Gorton nee Brown, wife of Prime Minister John Gorton, born USA. Where?

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In creating profiles for all the Australia Prime Ministers and their wives I came upon Bettina Gorton nee Brown, the wife of John Gorton. All the records I can find list her as born in Bangor, Maine, USA. I also found a newspaper article (The Miami News, May 28, 1968) that says she was born in Great Barrington, Mass, USA but brought up in Maine. Which is correct? Her birth date is given as about 1915.

Wikipedia has her parents as Arthur A Brown (d abt 1917), the President of an American Bank in Cuba, and her mother was Grace (home state Maine). She also had a brother, Arthur.

Can anyone help me with details of Bettin's birth and parents?

WikiTree profile: Bettina Gorton
in Genealogy Help by Paul Bech G2G6 Mach 7 (72.0k points)
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The Pittsburgh Post Gazette March 21,1969 ( page 2 of  9) ran a story about Liza Minelli as a teen linked to John Gorton. It also mentions his wifeformer Bettina Brown of Bangor,ME.  You can find it in with a photograph This site will not let me post it  here.
by Anonymous Petersdorf G2G Crew (430 points)

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