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Post by mrgolf on Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:59 pm

Geraldine A. Ferraro, who earned a place in history in 1984 as the first woman to run on a major party national ticket for vice president, has died. She was 75-years-old.

Ferraro, who was born in Newburgh, New York, passed away today at Massachusetts General Hospital while surrounded by her loved ones, a statement from her family read.

The cause of death was complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that she had battled for twelve years, her family said.

Geraldine Anne Ferraro Zaccaro, a former Queens school teacher and Congresswoman, earned a place in history as the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a major party national ticket, serving as Walter Mondale's Vice Presidential running mate in 1984 on the Democratic Party ticket.
In 1992 and 1998, Ferraro was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate.

Mondale chose Ferraro to run with him against incumbents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Delegates in San Francisco erupted in cheers at the first line of her speech accepting the vice-presidential nomination.
"My name is Geraldine Ferraro,'' she declared. "I stand before you to proclaim tonight: America is the land where dreams can come true for all of us.''

Her acceptance speech launched eight minutes of cheers, foot-stamping and tears.
Ferraro sometimes overshadowed Mondale on the campaign trail, often drawing larger crowds and more media attention than the presidential candidate.

"No one asks anymore if women can raise the money, if women can take the heat, if women have the stamina for the toughest political campaigns in this country,'' Judy Goldsmith, then-president of the National Organization for Women told People Magazine in December, 1984. "Geraldine Ferraro did them all.''
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Post by aloneinpa on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:42 pm

I have not been paying any attention to the news today, so I missed this. Rest In Peace Geraldine, you will be missed.
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Post by JaneWI on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:09 pm

aloneinpa wrote:I have not been paying any attention to the news today, so I missed this. Rest In Peace Geraldine, you will be missed.

X2 Sending prayers to her family.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:30 pm

What a shame. She got my attention in the early eighties, always thought she was gonna be a mover, but alas she like many other great women became a victim of the times. RIP Ms Ferraro. Sad

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Post by Sunrise on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:35 pm

Two famous women in just a couple of days of each other. Elizabeth Taylor and now Ferraro.

RIP.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:45 pm

Sunrise wrote:Two famous women in just a couple of days of each other. Elizabeth Taylor and now Ferraro.

RIP.

And Zsa Zsa was admitted to the hospital the day Ms Taylor passed away.

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Post by mrgolf on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:16 pm

knarf wrote:
Sunrise wrote:Two famous women in just a couple of days of each other. Elizabeth Taylor and now Ferraro.

RIP.

And Zsa Zsa was admitted to the hospital the day Ms Taylor passed away.
I read that Zsa Zsa was very upset about Liz passing away and was worried she would be next
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Post by mrgolf on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:20 pm

Geraldine was a real trail blazer. RIP
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:24 pm

mrgolf wrote:
knarf wrote:
Sunrise wrote:Two famous women in just a couple of days of each other. Elizabeth Taylor and now Ferraro.

RIP.

And Zsa Zsa was admitted to the hospital the day Ms Taylor passed away.
I read that Zsa Zsa was very upset about Liz passing away and was worried she would be next

That's Eva Gabor in the pic, not Zsa Zsa.

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Post by mrgolf on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:30 pm

knarf wrote:
mrgolf wrote:
knarf wrote:
Sunrise wrote:Two famous women in just a couple of days of each other. Elizabeth Taylor and now Ferraro.

RIP.

And Zsa Zsa was admitted to the hospital the day Ms Taylor passed away.
I read that Zsa Zsa was very upset about Liz passing away and was worried she would be next

That's Eva Gabor in the pic, not Zsa Zsa.
Sorry. I'm pretty sure this one is Zsa Zsa

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Post by kman on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:44 pm

Zsa Zsa was on Green Acres, you are correct daahling.
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Post by Guest on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:54 pm

kman wrote:Zsa Zsa was on Green Acres, you are correct daahling.

Nope, Eva Gabor was on Green Acres.

http://movies.msn.com/movies/movie/green-acres-tv-series/?silentchk=1&wa=wsignin1.0

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Post by njcookies on Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:47 pm

RIP Gerry. she was a great woman.

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Post by pugsrit on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:09 pm

RIP Geraldine Ferraro. Your legacy will carry on. You were a great champion for women and a true democrat. You will be missed.
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Post by Guest on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:56 am

Some pics from the NY Daily News, if anyone is interested.

Remembering Geraldine Ferraro: A woman of firsts

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/galleries/remembering_geraldine_ferraro_a_woman_of_firsts/remembering_geraldine_ferraro_a_woman_of_firsts.html

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