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Born in Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameSusan Elizabeth Rotolo

Mini Bio (1)

Susan Elizabeth Rotolo was born on 20 November 1943 in Queens, New York, USA. She was the youngest daughter of Joachim Rotolo and his wife, Mary Pezzati. She has one older sister named Carla. In 1961, Suze met the then little known folk singer Bob Dylan at a live radio folk extravaganza broadcast from Riverside Church, where he was performing. She was seventeen and Bob was twenty. They immediately began dating. Bob has said their first meeting, "She was the most erotic thing I had ever seen". She and Bob lived together in Greenwich Village for two years, and Bob wrote several of his most famous love songs for her. However, their relationship ended badly when he left her for folk singer Joan Baez. In 1963, Suze had discovered she was pregnant with Bob's child, but decided to get an abortion. In 1972, she married Enzo Bartoccioli and they had a son who now works as a guitarist. Suze and her husband currently live in New York, where she teaches art at the Parsons School of Design.

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Spouse (1)

Enzo Bartoccioli (1970 - 25 February 2011) ( her death) ( 1 child)

Trivia (4)

As a volunteer for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), her political views are widely regarded as having triggered Dylan's topical songwriting.
Was Bob Dylan's girlfriend in the early 1960s; she is the blonde woman seen walking with Dylan on the cover of his 1962 album "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan."
She is a first cousin once removed to actor and filmmaker Eric Bruno Borgman.
Artist and teacher at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. [2004]

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