Samantha Reed Smith (June 29, 1972 – August 25, 1985) was an American schoolgirl, peace activist, and child actress. She became famous during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Samantha Reed Smith
June 29, 1972
Houlton, Maine, U.S.
|Died||August 25, 1985 (aged 13)|
Auburn, Maine, U.S.
|Cause of death||Airplane crash|
|Resting place||Ashes buried at Estabrook Cemetery, Amity, Maine, U.S.|
|Other names||America's Youngest Ambassador, America's Littlest Diplomat, America's Sweetheart (U.S.), The Goodwill Ambassador (USSR)|
|Occupation||Peace activist, child actress|
In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to Soviet Leader Yuri Andropov, and received a personal reply with a personal invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which she accepted.
- Evening Magazine; WBZ-TV, Boston, 1985
- Saint-André, Yvette Irène. "I Remember Samantha Smith: Goodwill Ambassador". U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Archived from the original on February 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
- "Pilot Blamed in Samantha Death". The Los Angeles Times. September 30, 1986. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2018.