Linda McCartney

1941 - 1998

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Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney (née Eastman; September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, animal rights activist, vegetarian cook book author and advocate, and entrepreneur. She was the keyboardist in the band Wings, which also featured her husband, Paul McCartney, a former member of the Beatles. Beginning in the mid 1960s, Linda began a career as a photographer, landing with Town & Country, where she soon gained assignments to photograph various musicians and entertainers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Linda McCartney has received more than 7,649,147 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Linda McCartney is the 228th most popular companion (up from 287th in 2019), the 978th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,255th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Companion.

Linda McCartney was a photographer and animal rights activist. She was married to Paul McCartney and they had four children together. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1995 and died from the disease in 1998.

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Among companions, Linda McCartney ranks 228 out of 687Before her are Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, Marie of France, Countess of Champagne, Sigrid the Haughty, Pulcheria, Eleanor of Provence, and Alberto Granado. After her are Judith of Flanders, Anne of Bohemia, Lady Zhen, Bruttia Crispina, Constance of Austria, and Frederica of Baden.

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Among people born in 1941, Linda McCartney ranks 60Before her are Michael D. Higgins, Frank Farian, Jules A. Hoffmann, Claudine Auger, Eric Burdon, and Roberto Carlos. After her are Franco Columbu, Toyo Ito, Bobby Moore, Otis Redding, Robert Forster, and Milan Kučan. Among people deceased in 1998, Linda McCartney ranks 22Before her are Theodore Schultz, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Otto Kretschmer, Bob Kane, Galina Ulanova, and Frederick Reines. After her are Alfred Schnittke, Lúcio Costa, Julien Green, James Earl Ray, Falco, and Vasily Arkhipov.

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Among people born in United States, Linda McCartney ranks 978 out of 15,968Before her are Muddy Waters (1913), Jean Webster (1876), Bugsy Siegel (1906), James Ivory (1928), Alfred Hershey (1908), and Henry Lee Lucas (1936). After her are Brandon Lee (1965), Lisa Kudrow (1963), Frank Sheeran (1920), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Gene Deitch (1924), and Arthur Ashkin (1922).

Among COMPANIONS In United States

Among companions born in United States, Linda McCartney ranks 4Before her are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Priscilla Presley (1945), and Michelle Obama (1964). After her are Pat Nixon (1912), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Laura Bush (1946), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Martha Washington (1731), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), and Abigail Adams (1744).