Anonymous asked in Society & CultureOther - Society & Culture · 1 decade ago

Does anyone know what Genie, the feral child, looks like now?

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  • Jody
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    1 decade ago
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    Genie was discovered on Nov 4 1970 by Los Angeles authorities. She spent nearly all of her 13 years of life locked inside a bedroom strapped to a potty chair.

    She was the victim of one of the most severe cases of social isolation in american history.

    She was born April 18, 1957 (age today, 52).

    She lives in a sheltered home for adults with disabilities in an undisclosed location in S. California. No photos of her now are available but Wiki has a long and interesting article. There is a color photo of her shortly after her rescue.

    Funding and research interest in her abilities has ceased. Russ Rymer wrote a book about her case in 1994. Mockingbird Don't Sing is a film based on her life.

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