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Joan Bennett Kennedy

Former Model + Author + Pianist
Female
Born Sep 2, 1936
Age 79
Hometown Riverdale, Bronx
Political Party Democratic Party
Religion Roman Catholicism
Other Names Bennett, Virginia...

Joan Bennett Kennedy is an American musician, writer, and former model. She is the former wife of U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Edward "Ted" Moore Kennedy.

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CHILDHOOD

1936 Birth Born on September 2, 1936.

TWENTIES

1957 20 Years Old In October 1957, at the dedication of a gymnasium at Manhattanville College in memory of another Kennedy sister, Kathleen — who had died in a plane crash in 1948 — Jean Kennedy Smith introduced Joan to her brother Ted, then a student at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville. Ted and Joan were married on November 29, 1958, in Bronxville, New York. … Read More
1964 27 Years Old …  She assumed the full campaign-appearance schedule for his successful re-election in 1964. He had earlier won a special election in November 1962 to serve the final two years of his brother John's U.S. Senate term; John had resigned from the U.S. Senate upon his 1960 election as U.S. President.

THIRTIES

1969 32 Years Old In July 1969, Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident off Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts that resulted in the drowning death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. … Read More

FORTIES

1980 43 Years Old The couple remained together during his failed 1980 U.S. presidential campaign, announcing plans to divorce in 1981; the divorce was finalized in 1982.

FIFTIES

1992 55 Years Old In 1992, she published the book The Joy of Classical Music: A Guide for You and Your Family. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2004 67 Years Old In July 2004, her son Ted Jr. had been appointed her legal guardian; in 2005 her children were granted temporary guardianship. … Read More
2005 68 Years Old 1 More Event
At her request in 2005, her second cousin, financial planner Webster E. Janssen of Connecticut, established a trust controlling her estate in violation of her sons' guardianship. … Read More
2011 74 Years Old Kara Kennedy died of a heart attack at age 51 on September 16, 2011.
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