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Barbara Branden

Canadian writer

Barbara Branden (born Barbara Weidman, 14 May 1929 – 11 December 2013) was a Canadian writer, editor, and lecturer. She was known for her relationship and subsequent break with novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand.[1][2]

Barbara Branden
Born(1929-05-14)May 14, 1929
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
DiedDecember 11, 2013(2013-12-11) (aged 84)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Notable worksThe Passion of Ayn Rand
Who Is Ayn Rand?
SpouseNathaniel Branden (divorced)


  1. Doherty, Brian (12 December 2013). "Barbara Branden, RIP". Reason. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
  2. The Heirs of Ayn Rand - Scott McLemee

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