Person:Rosemary Kennedy (1)

Facts and Events
Name Rose Marie Kennedy
Alt Name Rosemary
Gender Female
Birth[1] 13 Sep 1918 Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Death[1] 7 Jan 2005 Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Wisconsin, United States
Reference Number? Q265595?

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Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy (September 13, 1918 – January 7, 2005) was the oldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and was a sister of President of the United States John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy.

Rosemary experienced mental disabilities and displayed less academic and sporting potential than her siblings; she was slower than all of her siblings when it came to achieving many tasks. However, her disabilities were carefully concealed from the public by her prominent family. In her early young adult years, she also had behavioral problems. Her father arranged one of the first prefrontal lobotomies for her at the age of 23, but it failed and left her permanently incapacitated. Rosemary spent the rest of her life in an institution in Jefferson, Wisconsin, with limited contact with her family or the outside world. Her condition may have led her sister, Eunice, to initiate the Special Olympics in 1962 and was almost certainly part of the reason that Ted Kennedy was instrumental in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Rosemary Kennedy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.