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Rosemary Kennedy

Born: Sep 13, 1918

Death: Jan 7, 2005

Birthplace: Brookline

Nationality: United States

Rosemary Kennedy

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1918
Date of Death : Jan 7, 2005
Birth Place : Brookline

Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy was the first daughter born to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. She was born with intellectual disabilities, though this remained a family secret for decades due to stigma. She was the first sister of President John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. She underwent a prefrontal lobotomy at age 23, which left her permanently incapacitated.

Also known as

  • Rosie
  • Rosemary
  • Rose Marie Kennedy
  • Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy


  • Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.
  • Rose Kennedy
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