Eunice Kennedy Shriver


Born: 7/10/1921 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Died: 8/11/2009
Age: 88
Cause of death: natural causes

Full name: Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver
Noted For: advocate for the mentally retarded; founded the Special Olympics (1968). Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1984). Daughter of Rose Kennedy. Younger sister of President John Kennedy, older sister of Senators Robert Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Wife of political candidate Sargent Shriver (1953-2009). Mother of TV journalist Maria Shriver (1955).

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