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Lee Eastman

Born: Jan 12, 1910

Death: Jul 30, 1991

Profession: Lawyer

Nationality: United States

Lee Eastman

Date of Birth : Jan 12, 1910
Date of Death : Jul 30, 1991

Lee Eastman, born Leopold Vail Epstein, was a New York show business attorney, and art collector the son of Louis and Stella Epstein. His sisters were Emmaline and Rose. He married Louise Lindner, heiress to the Lindner Department Store fortune; they had four children, including John Eastman and Linda McCartney, the late wife of former Beatle Paul McCartney. Eastman became McCartney's business manager shortly before the breakup of The Beatles while his son John represented McCartney during his 1970 lawsuit to legally dissolve the Beatles. He is the maternal grandfather of potter Heather McCartney, photographer Mary McCartney, fashion designer Stella McCartney, and musician/sculptor James Louis McCartney. Eastman was also the friend and longtime lawyer for and collector of the works of the Abstract expressionist painter Willem de Kooning.


  • Lawyer

Also known as

  • Leopold Vail Epstein


  • Louise Lindner


  • Linda McCartney
  • John Eastman
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