Anita Hoffman

Writer, Author

1942 – 1998

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Who was Anita Hoffman?

Anita Hoffman, born Anita Kushner, and was a Yippie activist, writer, prankster, and the wife of Abbie Hoffman.

Hoffman helped her husband plan some of the most memorable pranks of the Yippie movement. She is also remembered for supporting Abbie Hoffman during his life underground while she raised their son, america Hoffman.

Hoffman edited a book published in 1976 of letters she and Abbie had written to each other from April 1974 through early March 1975 while Abbie was "underground" to avoid a prison sentence for allegedly selling cocaine, To America with Love: Letters From the Underground. She authored the novel, Trashing, which she wrote under the pseudonym Ann Fettamen.

She died of breast cancer on December 27, 1998, aged 56.

Her life was dramatized in the 2000 film Steal This Movie, in which she was portrayed by Janeane Garofalo.

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Born
Mar 16, 1942
New York City
Also known as
  • Anita Kushner
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Nationality
  • United States of America
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Died
Dec 27, 1998

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on July 23, 2013

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