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Linda McCartney
Original name: Linda Eastman
Birth: Sep. 24, 1941
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1998
Pima County
Arizona, USA

Photographer. Born Linda Eastman in New York City, New York; one of four children of Louise and show-business lawyer Lee Eastman. She attended the University of Arizona where she was a Fine Arts major. She met her first husband John Melvin See, Jr. while at school. They had one daughter, Heather. Linda divorced See when he made plans to move to Africa. She initially gained employment as a photographer for ‘Town and Country' magazine, she later worked for ‘Rolling Stone' magazine. She was the only photographer invited to an outing with The Rolling Stones establishing herself as a photographer in the rock and roll venue. She met Paul McCartney in 1967 while photographing rock groups for a book ‘Rock and Other Four Letter Words'. They married in March of 1969. McCartney adopted her daughter, and together they had three more children. After the breakup of the Beatles in 1970, McCartney insisted Linda learn to play keyboards so that he could include her in the lineup for his new band, Wings. The band released a dozen albums and earned a gold record for their breakthrough album, ‘Band on the Run' which hit number one. She won Oscar and Grammy nominations for co-writing, with her husband, the theme song of the Bond film ‘Live and Let Die' in 1973. She converted her family to vegetarianism in 1975 and wrote numerous vegetarian cookbooks including ‘Linda's Kitchen' and ‘Linda McCartney's Home Cooking'. She founded her own successful line of frozen vegetarian food in the 1990s. Half a dozen collections of her photographs have been published, including ‘Linda's Pictures' in 1977 and ‘Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an Era' in 1992. In December 1995, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She died at the McCartney Family Ranch in Tucson, Arizona after a three year fight; her husband and four children were at her bedside. Her funeral was the only occasion on which her husband and his two surviving former partners appeared in public together in over twenty-five years. The 200th episode of the animated television series ‘The Simpsons' entitled ‘Trash of the Titans' was dedicated to her memory. A retrospective of her photography, ‘Light from Within: Photojournals' was published posthumously. (bio by: Iola) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Melville See (1938 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Cancer
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Half of ashes scattered in the pastures and woodlands of the family farm in Southern England, half scattered on the family ranch in Tucson, Arizona
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 01, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 2746
Linda McCartney
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gone too soon. were great in the McCartney band. will be missed!
- from Brooklyn, NY 11204
 Added: Oct. 11, 2017

- Juan Caso
 Added: Sep. 24, 2017

- Sanshl
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