Valerie Solanas

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Birthday
9, 1936
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 25, 1988 (52)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1936
Birthplace
New Jersey
Death Date
Apr 25, 1988 (52)

About

Known for a radical feminist work titled the SCUM Manifesto, this twentieth-century writer is perhaps best remembered as the would-be assassin of her acquaintance and sometimes artistic collaborator Andy Warhol. After she shot Warhol, he was able to recover through emergency surgery.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park, she took graduate psychology courses at both the University of Minnesota and the University of California, Berkeley.

Trivia

At various points in her life, she was homeless and a prostitute. While on trial for attempted murder, she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Family Life

Born in New Jersey to a family of Spanish and Italian heritage, she moved to New York City in the 1960s. In the early 1950s, she gave birth to a son who was immediately put up for adoption by social services.

Associated With

She was portrayed by actress Lili Taylor in the 1996 movie I Shot Andy Warhol.