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Edie, an American Biography Characters & Character Analysis

Jean Stein
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Important People

Edith Minturn

Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick (1943 -1971) was a famous model, actress, and socialite who came to prominence in the 1960s. Edie was born into a wealthy family of eight children in Santa Barbara, California, the daughter of sculptor and philanthropist Francis Minturn Sedgwick and Alice de Forest. In addition to fame gained by Edie's father, the Sedgwick family had a long and illustrious history beginning with Edie's seventh great-grandfather, Robert Sedgwick, the first Major General of the Massachusetts colony. Robert Sedgwick's grandson, Judge Theodore Sedgwick, was an integral part of the American Revolution and an abolitionist.

Edie's career began when she met pop artist Andy Warhol at his art studio, The Factory, in 1965. Warhol was in the process of filming an adaptation of Clockwork Orange and decided to cast Edie among the all-male cast. Immediately, Warhol decided that Edie would become a star. She went on to...

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