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Betty Friedan

Betty FriedanAKA Bettye Naomi Goldstein

Born: 4-Feb-1921
Birthplace: Peoria, IL
Died: 4-Feb-2006
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Sag Harbor Jewish Cemetery, Sag Harbor, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Rights for women spokesperson

Father: Harry Goldstein (jeweler)
Mother: Miriam Horwitz Goldstein
Sister: Amy Goldstein Adams
Brother: Harry Goldstein
Boyfriend: David Bohm (physicist)
Husband: Carl Friedan (m. 12-Jun-1947, div. May-1969)
Son: Daniel (b. Oct-1948)
Son: Jonathan (b. Nov-1952)
Daughter: Emily (b. 23-May-1956)

    High School: Peoria High School, Peoria, IL (1938)
    University: Smith College (1942)
    University: Psychology, UC Berkeley (one year, graduate studies)
    Professor: University of Southern California,
    Professor: New York University
    Professor: George Mason University
    Professor: Florida International University
    Professor: Mount Vernon College
    Professor: Cornell University

    International Academy of Humanism Laureate
    NARAL cofounder
    National Organization for Women Co-founder, President (1966-70)
    Bill Bradley for President
    Campaign for America's Future
    Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Board Member
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Women's Hall of Fame
    Humanist of the Year 1975
    Nervous Breakdown
    Roast: Walter Cronkite (1997)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Asthma

Author of books:
The Feminine Mystique (1963, nonfiction)
The Second Stage (1981, nonfiction)
The Fountain of Age (1993, nonfiction)
Life So Far (2000, memoir)


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