Ronnie Gilbert

American folk singer, songwriter, actress and political activist (1926-2015)

Ronnie Gilbert (September 7, 1926 – June 6, 2015) was an American folk singer-songwriter, actress and activist. She was one of the original members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, and Fred Hellerman.

Gilbert in August 2006.

Gilbert was born in New York City. She was the daughter of Jewish immgrants from Eastern Europe. She had one daughter. She was married twice and was bisexual.

Gilbert died from natural causes on June 6, 2015 in Mill Valley, California, aged 88.[1]


  1. Weber, Bruce (June 6, 2015). "Ronnie Gilbert, Folk Singer for the Weavers, Dies at 88". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2015.

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