Pauline Baez: Inside the Life of Joan Baez’s sister

Pauline Baez

Pauline Baez was the sister of Joan Baez and the daughter of physicist Albert Vinicio Báez. Pauline Baez’s sister is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and activist. Her contemporary folk music often includes songs of protest and social justice. Baez has performed publicly for over 60 years, releasing more than 30 albums. Her father is known for making important contributions to the early development of X-ray microscopes, X-ray optics, and later X-ray telescopes.

Pauline Baez: Bio Summary

Full NamePauline Thalia Baez Bryan
famous asJoan Baez’s sister
Age 77 years old at the time of death
Date of Birth4 October 1938
Place of BirthNew Jersey, United States of America
Zodiac signLibra
Date of death11 Jun 2016, Guaynabo Municipality, Puerto Rico, USA
Siblings  Mimi Fariña, Joan Baez
Parents  Albert Baez, Joan Bridge
spouse Brice Marden (m. 1960–1964)

Who was Joan Baez’s sister?

Pauline Baez was born on 4 October 1938 in New Jersey, United States of America. She was the daughter of physicist  Albert Baez and his wife Joan Bridge. Aside from Joan, Pauline has another sister whose name is Mimi Fariña. Pauline is the eldest of the three girls. She was named after her mother’s elder sister Pauline Bridge Henderson aka Tia (Tia meaning “aunt” in Spanish, Albert’s native language).

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As the siblings grew, Joan and Mimi drew closer, and their older sister Pauline turned inward. “When Mimi was very young, Pauline and I hated her,” Joan told The New York Times. “Mimi was the youngest and the prettiest, so Pauline and I conspired against her. That didn’t last long. Pauline was a loner.” 

When Pauline was about eleven, Joan recalled she built a tree house and spent much of her time between school and sleeping alone there; when she asked if she could play with her, Pauline replied, “Sure, you can be the daddy. Go to work. Bye!” “After she built that tree house, she never really came out. Mimi and Joanie discovered each other.

One thing that united the girls and the family was Music. All three girls showed interest in music. Joan Baez’s sister Pauline Baez had taken some piano lessons and had practiced regularly but froze when it came to playing for her teacher. 

Pauline, is perhaps best known in the music business by her first married name Pauline Marden. She was married to Brice Marden from 1960 to 1964. Her husband was an American artist generally described as minimalist, although his work has roots in abstract expressionism, and color field painting. and lyrical abstraction. He lived and worked in New York City; Tivoli, New York; Hydra, Greece; and Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania.

Pauline Baez co-wrote one of the first great folk-rock songs, “Pack Up Your Sorrows”, along with singer Richard Fariña, who recorded it with his wife Mimi Baez Fariña, who was Joan and Pauline’s younger sister.

Pauline Baez’s mother was a lifelong anti-war activist, often demonstrating alongside Martin Luther King Jr, during the American civil rights campaign of the 1960s. Her father made important contributions to the early development of X-ray microscopes, X-ray optics, and later X-ray telescopes.

In 1991, the International Society for Optical Engineering awarded him and Kirkpatrick the Dennis Gabor Award for pioneering contributions to the development of X-ray imaging microscopes and X-ray imaging telescopes. Her father was the author of the textbook The New College Physics: A Spiral Approach (1967). He was the co-author of the textbook The Environment and Science and Technology Education (1987)

What happened to Joan Baez’s sister?

According to Findagrave, Pauline Baez passed away on 11 June 2016 in Guaynabo Municipality, Puerto Rico, United States of America. Pauline Baez was 77 years old. Her mother passed away three years earlier on April 20, 2013. Her father Albert died in 2007. Her youngest daughter Mimi died in 2001.

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