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Philippa Duke Schuyler
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Musician
    (August 2, 1931-May 9, 1967)
    Also known as Felipa Monterro
    Composer of 'Manhattan Nocturne'
    Wrote novel 'Appassionata'
    Killed in a helicopter crash in the Vietnam War while attempting to rescue Catholic school children from a war zone
    She was basically a racial breeding experiment to her parents, especially her mother.
    Her mother was the granddaughter of slave owners.
    Her mother fed her only raw foods.
    Her mother was controlling, abusive and quite loony.
    She was ashamed of her African-American heritage.
    While touring Europe, she passed herself off as Spanish.
    She was a member of the John Birch Society.
    Her views on politics and race were contradictory.
    She had an IQ of 185.
    She learned to read and write at age two.
    She created and arranged hundreds of musical compositions.
    She suffered physical abuse at the hands of her crazy mother.
    As a child, she wasn't allowed to have friends her own age.
    At the New York World's Fair, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia declared June 19, 1940, 'Philippa Duke Schuyler Day.'
    She was fluent in French, German, Italian and Spanish.
    She wrote several novels, including one based on her own life.
    She died just as she was beginning to find her true place in the world.

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