Sedgwick, Edie (1943–1971)

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Sedgwick, Edie (1943–1971)

American screen actress. Born Edith Minturn Sedgwick, April 20, 1943, in Santa Barbara, CA; died Nov 16, 1971, apparently of barbiturate overdose, in Santa Barbara; cousin of actress Kyra Sedgwick; m. Michael B. Post, 1971.

Star of Andy Warhol films (1960s), including Vinyl, Space, Poor Little Rich Girl, Restaurant, Kitchen, Beauty II, and the "Afternoon" segment in Chelsea Girls; other films include Superartist and Ciao Manhattan.

See also Jean Stein, Edie: An American Biography (1982); (film) Girl on Fire: The Edie Sedgwick Story (2002).