Mary Fisher

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Birthday
6, 1948
Birthplace
Kentucky
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
6, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Kentucky

About

A Kentucky-born author and artist, she was one of the best-known HIV/AIDS activists of the 1990s. Her published works include My Name is Mary: A Memoir and Angels in Our Midst.

Before Fame

She briefly attended the University of Michigan before accepting a volunteer position with a Detroit-based ABC channel. She later joined the staff of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford.

Trivia

She gained national attention in 1992 at the Republican Convention.

Family Life

She married her second husband, Brian Campbell, in 1987; the couple had two sons, Max and Zachary. She contracted HIV from Campbell; her children were not infected.

Associated With

She replaced Magic Johnson on the National Commission on AIDS in 1992.