Arlyn Phoenix


Arlyn Sharon Phoenix, commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is the mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix. She is on the Board of Directors of The Peace Alliance, an organization which supports the creation of a United States Department of Peace. She and her family recently started the non-profit organization River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding and she serves as the Board President.… Read More

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    Remembering River Phoenix On The 20th Anniversary Of His Death
    Huffington Post - Oct 31, 2013
  • Oscar Films/Actors; In A Restless Family Of Talent And Tragedy, Another Star Is Born
    NYTimes - Mar 04, 2001
  • Death Of River Phoenix Is Linked To Use Of Cocaine And Morphine
    NYTimes - Nov 13, 1993
  • Death Of River Phoenix Jolts The Movie Industry
    NYTimes - Nov 02, 1993


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Arlyn Phoenix.


1944 Birth She was born Arlyn Sharon Dunetz in the Bronx, New York on December 31, 1944. … Read More


1968 24 Years Old Wanting to seek new horizons, she left New York in 1968 and headed west towards California. … Read More


1977 33 Years Old They returned to the U.S. in late 1977 and landed in Winter Park, Florida, where Arlyn gave birth to her youngest child, Summer. … Read More


1997 53 Years Old John and Arlyn divorced in 1997. … Read More
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