Joan Bennett Kennedy
Former model, author, pianist
Joan Bennett Kennedy
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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Joan Bennett Kennedy's personal information overview.
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'You have broken my heart for good' - Montreal Gazette
Google News - about 1 year
Montreal Gazette 'You have broken my heart for good' Montreal Gazette Isabelle Gaston, formerly married to Guy Turcotte, talks after the verdict of his double murder trial at the St-Jérôme courthouse north of Montreal on the seventh day of deliberation by the jury Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. John Kenney / Montreal Gazette ... Turcotte's ex-wife: 'You broke my heart, not my resilience'CTV News Guy Turcotte sobs as ex-wife Isabelle Gaston gives impact statementCBC.ca 'You broke my heart': Mother of murdered children testifies at Guy Turcotte's ...National Post Toronto Star all 63 news articles »
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First Nighter: Kathleen Chalfant Convincing as 'Rose' of the Kennedys, Steven Sater's Tedious 'New York Animals' With Burt Bacharach Tunes
Huffington Post - about 1 year
They never stop coming: the Dysfunctional American Family plays. In the last few weeks, we've had The Humans, Lost Girls and Taylor Mac's out-dysfunction-them-all Hir. You can also include Dada Woof Papa Hot and Steve, now that the Supreme Court has legalized gay marriages and as a seeming result, works about dysfunctional same-sex marriages look to be headed our way in increasing numbers. Keeping all that in mind, it still may be that the most unlikely dysfunctional-family opus among us at the moment is Laurence Leamer's one-woman monologue Rose at the Clurman, in which the always impeccable Kathleen Chalfant impersonates the seemingly always impeccable Rose Kennedy. We're in Anya Klepikov's notion of a Hyannis Port morning room (taken from a photograph perhaps) on a late July 1969 afternoon, which those with sharp historical recall will instantly pinpoint as just after the tragic Ted Kennedy-Mary Jo Kopechne Chappaquiddick incident. Rose Kennedy, wearing a beautifully tailo ...
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Let's Put Our Money Where Our Brains Are
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Last week, Mental Health Awareness Week celebrated its 25th anniversary ending with a global celebration on World Mental Health Day. This important week of awareness coincided with the release of Patrick Kennedy's memoir, A Common Struggle, which details his personal journey as well as his family's history of mental illness and addiction. The reveal has not been well received by his family, with both Joan Kennedy and Ted Kennedy, Jr. expressing their disappointment in the media-- a reaction Patrick Kennedy sees as part of the problem. For as long as Patrick Kennedy has been alive, his family's brain health challenges and his own struggles with anxiety, bipolar disorder, and addiction -- have all been colored as "personal issues" not "medical issues." The silence and the shame were deafening, and Patrick Kennedy's book is an attempt to show how, "Most families are frozen by the shame and hostage to the silence." The Kennedys, in this way, are truly America's every family: In 2014, ...
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5 Things You Need To Know: Aug. 18 - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
Plan on a busy night at the Main Library from 7 to 8 pm The Job Search Discussion Group with Joan Kennedy will convene in the Crafts room. At the same time, Book Bingo will be in the J Craft Room for kindergarten and up children
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Calendar of Events for Aug. 12, 2011 - Lewiston Sun Journal
Google News - over 5 years
13: POLAND SPRING, Joan Kennedy will perform at 8 pm at Poland Spring Resort. 998-4351 Aug. 13: PORTLAND, Taj Mahal will perform at 8 pm at State Theatre, 609 Congress St. $35-$25 956-6001 Aug. 13: PORTLAND, Mary Fahl and Gregory Douglass will perform
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Chocolate is king this week - Telegraph-Journal (registration)
Google News - over 5 years
The Bank of Maine and Dunkin' Donuts present Dick Stacey's Country Jamboree Reunion with special guest Joan Kennedy in the park at 8 pm AT. In St. Stephen, radio station 98.1 Tide will present a street dance with a sound and light show on Milltown
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Cards for Charities to host annual luncheon - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
Cost for luncheon is $25. All proceeds to benefit Marworth Gift of Hope. Shown, first row, from left: Ruth Marmo, Claire Maldanato, Maureen Pesavento, Rose Bass, Barbara Whitford. Second row: Joan Kennedy, Betty May, Mary Ann Ferrario
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Milton Gwirtzman, 78, Dies; Was Adviser to Kennedys
NYTimes - over 5 years
Milton S. Gwirtzman, a Washington insider who advised John, Robert and Edward Kennedy and wrote speeches for them while helping the family navigate difficult political seas and emotional traumas over the years, died Saturday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 78. The cause was a metastatic melanoma, said his wife, Katherine Krents. Within the
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Milton Gwirtzman, Adviser to Kennedys, Dies at 78
NYTimes - over 5 years
Milton S. Gwirtzman, a Washington insider who advised John, Robert and Edward Kennedy and wrote speeches for them while helping the family navigate difficult political seas and emotional traumas over the years, died Saturday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 78. The cause was a metastatic melanoma, said his wife, Katherine Krents. Within the
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Robert Bateman hosts two km walk - EMC Ottawa South
Google News - over 5 years
"This community is all connected and it's a privilege to be apart of this wonderful fundraising effort," said Patrick's mother Joan Kennedy. Our neighbours wanted to have a tree planted in honour of our son, so its on city property and the community
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Boys & Girls Club and Liberty Medical open Camp Liberty - TCPalm
Google News - over 5 years
Liberty Medical President Joan Kennedy and Chief HR Officer John Staines cut the ribbon with Norm Penner, executive director for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County during the opening of Camp Liberty on June 13. The Boys and Girls Club of St
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The Flasher and the Journalist Flash Mobs - American Thinker
Google News - over 5 years
Cripes Suzette saw in this a familiar pattern going back to Chappaquiddick and Joan Kennedy's now-you-see -it-now-you-don't just in time pregnancy. Joan "kinda stupid" Walsh bought it entirely, however. Unfortunately for Huma and Anthony,
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Patrick Kennedy's new cause: the brain - Boston Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Patrick, the youngest of Ted and Joan Kennedy's three children, was very close to his father. Last August, on the first anniversary of the senator's death, he called Dr. Allan Friedman, chief of neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center,
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Patrick Kennedy on shame of addiction: 'I felt like a loser' - Boston Herald
Google News - almost 6 years
Joan Kennedy has been to rehab for alcohol addiction repeatedly and his father's heavy drinking was well-documented. Still, Kennedy said that because of his problems, he felt like a “loser.” “The Kennedy family is known for persevering
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Exclusively in the New Print Issue of CounterPunch - CounterPunch
Google News - almost 6 years
Additionally, Middleton shares a birth date—January 9—with the singer Joan Baez, who of course shares a first name with Joan Kennedy, the first wife of Teddy Kennedy." In her first eye-popping net dress at college, she would have been more Paris
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joan Bennett Kennedy
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 74
    Kara Kennedy died of a heart attack at age 51 on September 16, 2011.
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  • 2005
    Age 68
    Apart from a brief relationship shortly after her divorce, she has neither remarried nor pursued another relationship. She attended Ted's funeral at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. As of 2005, she resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and Cape Cod.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her children later took successful legal action against Janssen, removing him as trustee and later filing a complaint against him with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. That October, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery. She agreed to strict court-ordered guardianship and her estate has since been placed in a new trust overseen by two court-appointed trustees.
  • 2004
    Age 67
    In July 2004, her son Ted Jr. had been appointed her legal guardian; in 2005 her children were granted temporary guardianship.
    More Details Hide Details That year, she was hospitalized with a concussion and a broken shoulder after being found lying in a Boston street near her home.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 55
    In 1992, she published the book The Joy of Classical Music: A Guide for You and Your Family.
    More Details Hide Details Her later years have been shaped by chronic alcoholism, which had developed during her marriage. It escalated with sporadic, uneven sobriety, repeated drunk-driving arrests, court-ordered rehabilitation, and a return to drinking. This ultimately led to kidney damage, with the possibility of dialysis and protracted complications. Kennedy has worked with children's charities, remains an accomplished pianist and has taught children classical music.
  • FORTIES
  • 1980
    Age 43
    The couple remained together during his failed 1980 U.S. presidential campaign, announcing plans to divorce in 1981; the divorce was finalized in 1983.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1969
    Age 32
    In July 1969, Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident off Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts that resulted in the death of his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne.
    More Details Hide Details Although pregnant and confined to bed in the wake of two previous miscarriages, Joan attended Kopechne's funeral. Three days later she stood beside her husband in court when he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. She suffered a third miscarriage shortly thereafter. In early 1978, the couple separated. She subsequently told McCall's about her alcoholism and her work to stay sober.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1964
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1957
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The reception was held at the Siwanoy Country Club. Their small family wedding was held just a few weeks after Ted's older brother, Senator John F. Kennedy, won his landslide re-election for his Massachusetts Senate seat. Joan had three children with Ted Kennedy, Kara Anne Kennedy (born February 27, 1960, in Bronxville, died September 16, 2011 in Washington, DC), Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. (born September 26, 1961), and Patrick Joseph Kennedy II (born July 14, 1967). Two of their children had cancer. Ted Jr. developed bone cancer at age 12, which resulted in the removal of a portion of his right leg in 1973, and Kara was treated for lung cancer in 2003.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on September 2, 1936.
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