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Date of Birth 11 August 1943San Francisco, California, USA
Date of Death 9 August 1969Bel Air, California, USA  (homicide)
Birth NameAbigail Anne Folger
Nickname Gibby
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

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Abigail Folger was born on August 11, 1943 in San Francisco, California, USA as Abigail Anne Folger. She died on August 9, 1969 in Bel Air, California.

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Was the heiress to the Folger Coffee fortune.
Was dating Voytek Frykowski at the time of her death.
Was a close friend of Sharon Tate and was staying the weekend at Sharon's home in Bel Air, along with her boyfriend Voytek Frykowski and Sharon's ex-fiancé, Jay Sebring, when they were tortured and murdered by the Manson family. Folger briefly escaped the house, but was caught and stabbed to death by Patricia Krenwinkel.
She was a volunteer social worker in impoverished sections of Los Angeles.
Despite being the heir to the Folgers coffee fortune and having a steady income from inheritance, she was known to live a less than splendorous lifestyle, by choice. She was very devoted to child welfare and the civil rights movement, which she worked tirelessly for and donated her own money to.
Graduated from Radcliffe College with honors in 1964. Went on to attend Harvard, where she graduated in 1967 with a Master's degree in Art History.
Is portrayed by Elizabeth Ann Bennett in Helter Skelter (2004)
Her parents were Peter Folger and Ines Mejia Folger, who divorced in 1952. Peter Folger remarried in 1960.
She has a brother, Peter Folger, born in 1945, and a sister Elizabeth Folger, born in 1961, both of San Francisco.

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