Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath
1932 - 1963
Sylvia Plath  American Poet

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Sylvia Plath was previously married to Ted Hughes (1956 - 1963).


American Poet Sylvia Plath was born on 27th October, 1932 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA and passed away on 11th Feb 1963 Primrose Hill, London, England, UK aged 30. She is most remembered for Poetry books 'Colossus' & 'Ariel' and her only novel 'The Bell Jar'. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Sylvia
Last Name Plath
Maiden Name Plath
Full Name at Birth Sylvia Plath
Alternative Name Sivvy, "Victoria Lucas''
(pen name used for "The Bell Jar")
Birthday 27th October, 1932
Birthplace Winthrop, Massachusetts, USA
Died 11th February, 1963
Place of Death Primrose Hill, London, England, UK
Cause of Death Suicide By Gas
Buried Heptonstall Church, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Dyed Blonde
Distinctive Feature She had a genius-level IQ of 166, according to a test she took in 1944..., Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, and was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)..., Sometimes dyed blonde hair..., ''I much prefer doctors, midwives, lawyers, anything but writers. I think writers and artists are the most narcissistic people''...
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Religion Unitarian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Smith College, Massachusetts, USA
University Newnham College, Cambridge, England
Occupation Text Poet, Novelist, short story writer
Occupation Poet
Claim to Fame Poetry books 'Colossus' & 'Ariel' and her only novel 'The Bell Jar'
Music Genre (Text) Poetry, Fiction, Short Story, Semi-Autobiographical, Confessional poetry
Year(s) Active 1982-82 (Award: posthumous Pulitzer Prize for 'The Collected Poems')
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Father Otto Emile Plath
Mother Aurelia Schober Plath
Friend Anne Sexton
Pets Mitzie (Cat), Otto Plath (father), Aurelia Schober (mother), Ted Hughes (m. 1956-63 her death), Frieda Hughes (daughter), Nicholas Hughes (son 1962 - 2009)

Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. In 1981 The Collected Poems were published, including many previously unpublished works. For this collection Plath was awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1982, making her the first to receive this honour posthumously.

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Sylvia Plath30 ScorpioPoet
Ted Hughes68 LeoPoet


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Rebecca FriedaFemale1st April, 196064 years oldTed Hughes
Nicholas FarrarMale17th January, 196262 years oldTed Hughes




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