Brown - Dark
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Place of Death
Santa Barbara, California, USA
Cause of Death
Barbiturate overdose (accidental or suicidal)
Claim to Fame
One of Andy Warhol`s superstars
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Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971) was an American actress, socialite, model, and heiress. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol`s superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Andy Warhol`s short films, in the 1960s. Dubbed an "It Girl", Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".
When Sedgwick married Michael Post on July 24, 1971, she reportedly stopped drinking and abusing drugs for a short time. Her sobriety lasted until October, when pain medication was given to her to treat a physical illness. She remained under the care of her physician Dr. Wells, who prescribed her barbiturates. On the night of November 15, 1971, Sedgwick went to a fashion show at the Santa Barbara Museum, a segment of which was filmed for the television show An American Family. After the fashion show, she attended a party where (according to the accounts of her husband and brother-in-law) a drunken guest verbally attacked her by calling her a heroin addict and repeatedly asserting that her marriage would fail. Sedgwick phoned Post, who arrived at the party and, seeing that she was disturbed by the accusations, took her back to their apartment around one in the morning. On the way home, Sedgwick expressed thoughts of uncertainty about their marriage. Before they both fell asleep, Post gave Sedgwick the medication that had been prescribed for her. According to Post, Sedgwick started to fall asleep very quickly, and her breathing was, "bad – it sounded like there was a big hole in her lungs," but he attributed that to her heavy smoking habit and went to sleep. When Post awoke the following morning, Edie Sedgwick was dead. The coroner ruled Sedgwick`s death as "undetermined/accident/suicide." The time of death was estimated to be 9:20 A.M. The death certificate claims the immediate cause was "probable acute barbiturate intoxication" due to ethanol intoxication. Sedgwick`s alcohol level was registered at 0.17% and her barbiturate level was 0.48 mg%. She was 28. Sedgwick was buried in the small Oak Hill Cemetery in Ballard, California in a simple grave. Her epitaph reads "Edith Sedgwick Post - Wife Of Michael Brett Post 1943-1971." Her mother Alice was buried next to her in 1988.
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Full Name at Birth
Edith Minturn Sedgwick
factory girl 
Artist, socialite, model, actress
Francis Minturn Sedgwick
Alice Delano De Forest
Robert Minturn Sedgwick, Jonathan Sedgwick
Pamela Sedgwick, Alice Sedgwick, Susanna Sedgwick, Katharine Sedwick
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Edith Minturn Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 â€“ November 16, 1971) was an American actress and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. Sedgwick became known as "The Girl of the Year" in 1965 after starring in several of Warhol's short films in the 1960s. She was dubbed an "It Girl", while Vogue magazine also named her a "Youthquaker".
Kyra Sedgwick (cousin)
The Branson School, St. Timothy's School
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