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Diane Middlebrook

AKA Diane Helen Wood

Born: 16-Apr-1939
Birthplace: Pocatello, ID
Died: 15-Dec-2007
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Biographer of Anne Sexton

Father: Thomas Wood
Mother: Helen
Sister: Michole Nicholson
Sister: Colleen Dea
Husband: (div. 1961)
Husband: Jonathan Middlebrook (university professor, m. 1963, div. 1972, one daughter)
Daughter: Leah Middlebrook (b. 1966)
Husband: Carl Djerassi (chemist/professor, together since 1977, m. 1985, until her death)

    University: Whitman College (transferred)
    University: BA, University of Washington (1961)
    University: MA, Yale University (1962)
    University: PhD, Yale University (1968)
    Professor: Stanford University (1966-2004)
    Administrator: Director, Center for Research on Women, Stanford University (1977-79)
    Administrator: Chairman, Feminist Studies Program, Stanford University (1985-88)

    Dean for America
    EMILY's List
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Royal Society of Literature
    Guggenheim Fellowship

Official Website:

Author of books:
Gin Considered as a Demon (1983, poetry)
Anne Sexton: A Biography (1991, biography)
Suits Me: The Double Life of Billy Tipton (1998, biography)
Her Husband: Hughes and Plath, a Marriage (2003, biography)

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