How Did Betty Friedan Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Betty Friedan death

The novelist Betty Friedan passed away at age 85, impressive.

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Author of the groundbreaking 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique, and a leading figure in 20th-century American feminism’s second wave. She established the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and served as the group’s first president.

She married Carl Friedan in 1947; together, the couple had three children: Emily, Daniel, and Jonathan.

How did Betty Friedan die?

Heart Failure caused Betty Friedan's death in 2006.

Information about the death of Betty Friedan
Cause of deathHeart Failure
Age of death85 years
BirthdayFebruary 4, 1921
Death dateFebruary 4, 2006
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A


We need to see men and women as equal partners, but it’s hard to think of movies that do that. When I talk to people, they think of movies of forty-five years ago! Hepburn and Tracy!

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It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.

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Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.

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Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

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Men weren’t really the enemy – they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.

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