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Born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA
Died in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJohanna Mansfield Sullivan

Mini Bio (1)

Anne Sullivan was born on April 14, 1866 in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, USA as Johanna Mansfield Sullivan. She was married to John Macy. She died on October 20, 1936 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

Spouse (1)

John Macy (2 May 1905 - 1932) ( his death)

Trivia (7)

Pictured with Helen Keller on a 15¢ U.S. commemorative postage stamp, issued in their honor, 27 June 1980.
Teacher who worked with blind and deaf Helen Keller.
Daughter of Irish immigrants, she and her brother were abandoned to an orphanage by their father after their mother died.
She and her husband, editor of Helen's autobiography, had separated by 1914, but never officially divorced. Anne remained with Helen until her death.
Her ashes were placed in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC after her funeral in New York, the first woman given this distinction.
1886 class valedictorian of the Perkins Institute for the Blind. That year, the Kellers had brought Helen to Alexander Graham Bell, who referred them to Michael Anagnos, director of Perkins. Anagnos sent Sullivan to the Keller home to work with Helen in March, 1887.
Her distant cousin is actress [error].

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