Edith Bouvier Beale

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Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 9, 2002 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1917
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 9, 2002 (84)

About

Model and socialite who became famous for her appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. She is known for her signature headscarves, worn as a result of alopecia totalis, which she contracted in her 30's.

Before Fame

She was a Macy's model in New York as a child.

Trivia

At age 60, she tried to start a career in cabaret and performed despite bad reviews and having recently had cataract surgery.

Family Life

She is the cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

Associated With

She was portrayed by Jessica Lange in the Emmy-winning 2009 HBO movie Grey Gardens.

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