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Edie Sedgwick Born: 04/20/1943
Birth Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Death Place: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Died: 11/16/1971

The archetypal Warhol Superstar, Edie Sedgwick became momentarily famous in the mid-1960s even though she did very little but look beautiful, glamorous and tragically sad in front of the camera. A troubled young woman born into a wealthy family who struggled with mental disorders throughout her short life, Sedgwick was better known for the people she hung around with, including Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Bob Dylan, than for her own accomplishments. However, a cult of personality grew around Sedgwick following her death in 1971, spurred in large part by the best-selling oral history Edie: An American Biography (1982) by Jean Stein and George Plimpton. Decades after her death, Edie Sedgwick re...

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