Edie Sedgwick

Socialite + Actress
Born Apr 20, 1943

Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick was an American actress, socialite, fashion model and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on April 20, 1943.


1958 15 Years Old In 1958, she was enrolled at St. Timothy's School in Maryland. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old In the fall of 1962, at her father's insistence, Sedgwick was committed to the private psychiatric hospital Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old In the fall of 1963, Sedgwick moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and began studying sculpture with her cousin, artist Lily Saarinen. … Read More
1964 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Francis Sedgwick, who had a particularly unhappy relationship with Fuzzy, suffered several breakdowns, eventually committing suicide in 1964 while committed at Silver Hill Hospital.
Her second oldest brother, Robert Sedgwick, who also suffered from mental health problems, died when his motorcycle crashed into the side of a New York City bus on New Year's Eve 1965. … Read More
1966 23 Years Old 1 More Event
Morrissey claimed that Sedgwick was informed of the marriage by Warhol (who reportedly heard about it through his lawyer) in February 1966. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1967, unable to cope with Sedgwick's drug abuse and erratic behavior, Neuwirth broke off their relationship. … Read More
1968 - 1969 2 More Events
1970 27 Years Old Sedgwick was hospitalized yet again in the summer of 1970, but was let out under the supervision of a psychiatrist, two nurses, and the live-in care of filmmaker John Palmer and his wife Janet. … Read More
While in the hospital, Sedgwick met another patient, Michael Brett Post, whom she would marry in July 1971.
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