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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 24 July 1920New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death 31 March 1998New York City, New York, USA  (heart failure shortly after heart surgery)
Birth NameBella Stavitsky
Nickname Battlin' Bella

Mini Bio (1)

A popular labor, civil rights, and feminist activist, Abzug became the first Jewish woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1970. She was a 1947 graduate of Columbia Law School and the counsel for several of Sen. Josephy McCarthy's targets in the 1950s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rogers Cadenhead <rogers@prefect.com>

Spouse (1)

Martin Abzug (4 June 1944 - 18 July 1986) (his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Large-brimmed hats

Trivia (5)

Large-brimmed hats Member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York, 3 January 1971 - 3 January 1977
Survived by her two daughters and a sister.
Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1994.
Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 1-2. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Member of U.S. House of Representatives from New York, 3 January 1971 - 3 January 1977.

Personal Quotes (3)

A woman's place is in the house -- the House of Representatives.
[in 1987, on her reasons for seldom being seen without a hat] When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats.
Our struggle today is not to have a female Einstein get appointed as an assistant professor. It is for a woman schlemiel to get as quickly promoted as a male schlemiel.

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