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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 cookbook 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 8,425,469 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. Linda McCartney is the 300th most popular companion (down from 228th in 2019), the 1,319th most popular biography from United States (down from 977th in 2019) and the 7th 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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  • 4.70

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Among companions, Linda McCartney ranks 300 out of 673Before her are Philippa of Hainault, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Vanessa Paradis, Maria of Antioch, Margaret Leijonhufvud, and Olivera Despina. After her are Queen Rania of Jordan, Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary, Scribonia, Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Rogneda of Polotsk, and Karin Månsdotter.

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Among people born in 1941, Linda McCartney ranks 83Before her are Gérson, Jacques Perrin, Michael Stuart Brown, Cass Elliot, Kyu Sakamoto, and Graham Chapman. After her are Martin Evans, Aimé Jacquet, Bertrand Tavernier, Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Robert Wilson, and William Nordhaus. Among people deceased in 1998, Linda McCartney ranks 36Before her are Julien Green, Lúcio Costa, Alan J. Pakula, David McClelland, André Weil, and Otto Wichterle. After her are Florence Griffith Joyner, Maria Reiche, Derek Barton, Ernst-Günther Schenck, Nelson Goodman, and Imi Lichtenfeld.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Linda McCartney ranks 1,319 out of 18,182Before her are Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Kenny Rogers (1938), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Max Wright (1943), and Queen Noor of Jordan (1951). After her are Douglas McGregor (1906), Tom Morello (1964), Henry Way Kendall (1926), Kirk Hammett (1962), Dionne Warwick (1940), and Lyonel Feininger (1871).

Among COMPANIONS In United States

Among companions born in United States, Linda McCartney ranks 7Before her are Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929), Priscilla Presley (1945), Laura Bush (1946), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Michelle Obama (1964), and Martha Washington (1731). After her are Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Pat Nixon (1912), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), Abigail Adams (1744), and Neilia Hunter Biden (1942).