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Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)

Sylvia Plath was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to Otto and Aurelia Schoeber Plath, both professors. When Sylvia was eight, Otto died of complications from diabetes. Her mother struggled to give Sylvia and her younger brother every advantage of a superior education. Self-consciousness and anxiety about status and money contributed to ... See full bio »


(age 30) in London, England, UK

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 2017 The Bell Jar (novel) (pre-production)
 2010 The Colossus (Short) (writer)
 2010 The Missing Me (Short) (poem: "Mad Girl's Love Song")
 1979 The Bell Jar (novel)
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 2007 Above Ground (Short) (inspired by)
 1988 Hunter (TV Series) (poem - 1 episode)
- Dead on Target: Part 2 (1988) ... (poem: Lady Lazarus)
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 2014 Great Poets: In Their Own Words (TV Series documentary)
Herself, Archive
- Access All Areas (2014) ... Herself, Archive
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 2015 Ted Hughes: Stronger Than Death (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Sylvia Plath (2004) ... Herself

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Book of poems: "Colossus", 1960 See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

I much prefer doctors, midwives, lawyers, anything but writers. I think writers and artists are the most narcissistic people. See more »


Her critically acclaimed novel, "The Bell Jar" was so frankly autobiographical, that Plath published it only in England at first, using the pen name, "Victoria Lucas." It was not until 1971 that the book was published in the USA. See more »



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