Betty Friedan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)


Death Date

February 4, 2006

Age of Death

85 years

Cause of Death

Heart Failure



The novelist Betty Friedan died at the age of 85. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Author of the groundbreaking 1963 work, The Feminine Mystique, and a leading figure in 20th-century American feminism’s second wave. She established the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966 and served as the group’s first president.

She married Carl Friedan in 1947; together, the couple had three children: Emily, Daniel, and Jonathan.



“It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.” (Betty Friedan)


“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” (Betty Friedan)


“Men weren’t really the enemy – they were fellow victims suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.” (Betty Friedan)


“I was at a meeting two years ago in Beijing, and I passed a bunch of women who were marching in a protest. Their signs were probably saying something I wouldn’t have agreed with at all. But I was so glad to see women marching. And it’s happening all over the world.” (Betty Friedan)


“Men are not the enemy, but the fellow victims. The real enemy is women’s denigration of themselves.” (Betty Friedan)