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About Jessica D. Cadwalader
Mrs. Jessica Cadwalader Ryan, an author and the wife of Robert Ryan, the actor, died of lung cancer in their home, The Dakota, 1 West 72d Sreet, NYC. She was 57 years old. Jessica was a Quaker.
They had two sons—Cheyney, a research fellow at Oxford University and a Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Oregon, and Timothy "Tim"—and one daughter, Lisa. They lived in Manhattan's famed co-op The Dakota at 72nd and Central Park West and eventually sublet the apartment to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Mrs. Ryan, a former actress, was the principal founder of the Oakwood School for children in North Hollywood, Calif. Her books for children included "The Malibu Monster" and "La Cite des Anges" ("The City of Angels"), published in Paris with an introduction by Jean Renoir.