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Anna Avedon (Polonsky)

Birthdate: (106)
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Jacob Israel Avedon
Mother of Richard Avedon and Louise Avedon

Occupation: sculptor
Managed by: Malka Mysels
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About Anna Avedon

Interview with Richard Avedon

Born and raised in New York City, Richard Avedon was the only son of Jacob Israel Avedon, a Russian-Jewish immigrant who started a successful retail dress business on Fifth Avenue.

Avedon remembers his father, who died in 1973, as a stern disciplinarian who "was really hot on dumb quotes from Shakespeare and Teddy Roosevelt" and who insisted that physical strength, education and money prepared one for the world.

It was Avedon's mother, Anne, who took young Richard to see Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall and Fred Astaire at Radio City and gave him a grounding in beauty and style.

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Anna Avedon's Timeline

1889
September 10, 1889
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1923
May 15, 1923
Age 33
New york, New York, United States
1925
April 2, 1925
Age 35
new york, New York, United States
1996
June 28, 1996
Age 106
New York, New York, United States