Elisabeth Irwin

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Birthday
29, 1880
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 16, 1942 (62)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1880
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 16, 1942 (62)

About

Founder of the landmark New York Little Red School House. She was also an educator, psychologist, reformer, and out of the closet lesbian, which was rare for her time.

Before Fame

She was on the city's Public Education Association when she established the Little Red School House.

Trivia

She wanted her school to show the value of a progressive education.

Family Life

She lived with her lifelong partner, the author Katharine Anthony.

Associated With

Robert De Niro is one of the many well-known actors and writers who attended her Little Red School House.

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