Rosemary Kennedy

1918 - 2005

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Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy (September 13, 1918 – January 7, 2005) was the eldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rosemary Kennedy has received more than 10,897,481 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Rosemary Kennedy is the 35th most popular celebrity (down from 33rd in 2019), the 1,317th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,381st in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Celebrity.

Rosemary Kennedy was the eldest daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was born with a form of intellectual disability and underwent a lobotomy at age 23 that left her permanently incapacitated.

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Among celebrities, Rosemary Kennedy ranks 35 out of 265Before her are Peggy Guggenheim, Thérésa Tallien, Keke Geladze, Besarion Jughashvili, Blanche Monnier, and Philippe Petit. After her are Don King, Rodney King, Sarah Knauss, Jacques Mayol, Albert Pierrepoint, and Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione.

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Among people born in 1918, Rosemary Kennedy ranks 56Before her are Richard Winters, André Bazin, Pavlik Morozov, João Goulart, Kenichi Fukui, and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After her are Anna Mani, François Tombalbaye, E. Howard Hunt, Lila Kedrova, Derek Barton, and Sam Walton. Among people deceased in 2005, Rosemary Kennedy ranks 43Before her are Mary Jackson, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, John Fowles, George Dantzig, and Philip Johnson. After her are Ephraim Kishon, Wim Duisenberg, Emmanuelle Arsan, Ibrahim Ferrer, Consuelo Velázquez, and Victoria de los Ángeles.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rosemary Kennedy ranks 1,317 out of 20,380Before her are Norman Mailer (1923), Angela Bassett (1958), Kathleen Turner (1954), Thomas Burke (1875), Gene Tierney (1920), and Sarah Jessica Parker (1965). After her are Eliot Ness (1903), Larry King (1933), James Spader (1960), Ben E. King (1938), Wes Anderson (1969), and Mahalia Jackson (1911).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Rosemary Kennedy ranks 14Before her are Monica Lewinsky (1973), Black Dahlia (1924), Kim Kardashian (1980), Myrtle Corbin (1868), Margaret Brown (1867), and Peggy Guggenheim (1898). After her are Don King (1931), Rodney King (1965), Sarah Knauss (1880), Kim Peek (1951), Paris Hilton (1981), and Lizzie Borden (1860).