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Overview (3)

Born in Peoria, Illinois, USA
Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USA  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NameBettye Naomi Goldstein

Mini Bio (1)

Betty Friedan was born on February 4, 1921 in Peoria, Illinois, USA as Bettye Naomi Goldstein. She was an actress, known for Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995), The Mike Douglas Show (1961) and Firing Line (1966). She was married to Carl Friedan. She died on February 4, 2006 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

Spouse (1)

Carl Friedan (1947 - 1969) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (9)

Born at 4:0am-CST
Graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. [1942]
Founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.
Died on the same day she celebrated her 85th birthday
Her 1963 book "The Feminine Mystique" became the cornerstone of one of the 20th century's most profound movements unleashing the first full flowering of American feminism since the mid 1800's.
Her emphatic belief that women should have equal rights but not at the expense of alienating men distinguished her from many feminist leaders who emerged later.
Was a classmate of future First Lady Nancy Reagan (aka Nancy Reagan) at Smith College.
Grandmother of Rafael Friedan.

Personal Quotes (1)

Men don't think with their penises any more than women think with their vaginas. When men are freed from masculine stereotypes like not being able to cry, then they will be liberated too.

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