California-born woman known for her failed 1975 assassination attempt on U.S. President Gerald Ford. She was a member of the infamous Manson family.
She was a member of the the dance group The Westchester Lariats, who performed on The Lawrence Welk Show.
She was released on parole in August 2009.
Her father, William, was an aeronautical engineer.
She was the perpetrator of one of two assassination attempts on President Gerald Ford which occurred within three weeks of each other.