Suze Rotolo

Born Nov 20, 1943
Hometown Queens, New York
Died Feb 25, 2011
Death Place New York City
Nationality American
Other Names Rotolo, Susan Eli...
Eye Color Green

Susan Elizabeth Rotolo, known as Suze Rotolo, was an American artist, but is perhaps best known as Bob Dylan's girlfriend between 1961 and 1964 and a strong influence on his music. She is the woman walking with him on the cover of his album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, a ground-breaking street image by the CBS studio photographer, Don Hunstein.… Read More

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  • Enzo Bartoccioli
    Married 1972
  • Bob Dylan
    Dated 1961 - 1964

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1943 Birth Born in 1943.


1961 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1961, she graduated from Bryant High School. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old 1 More Event
It was not until they met that Dylan's writing began to address issues such as the civil rights movement and the threat of nuclear war. They started living together in early 1962, much to the disapproval of her family. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Rotolo became pregnant in 1963 by Dylan and had an abortion. … Read More
1964 21 Years Old Rotolo traveled to Cuba in June 1964, with a group, at a time when it was unlawful for Americans to do so. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old Rotolo married Italian Enzo Bartoccioli, a film editor who works for the United Nations, in 1967. … Read More


2004 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Remaining politically active, Rotolo joined the street-theater group Billionaires for Bush and protested at the 2004 Republican National Convention in Manhattan.
2008 65 Years Old 1 More Event
She was also interviewed nationally in 2008 by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air to promote her book, A Freewheelin' Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties.
2011 68 Years Old Rotolo died of lung cancer at her home in New York City's NoHo district on February 25, 2011, aged 67.
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