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Dr. Ruth Anna Hansen Brown, born June 15, 1914, in Port Chester, New York was Dean's mother. She was the child of Danish emigrants. She attended a ballet school in her birth town. After her marriage with Cyril Reed she was a housewife. Later she married the scientist in religion Ralph Willard Odom. At old age she studied sociology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. In 1976 she graduated with excellent results. She did her doctorate in 1986. For a publication of the Center for Global Nonviolence she wrote a chapter about the Quaker. Dr. Ruth Anna Hansen Brown died on 2nd September, 2000, in Colorado. She was burried on the Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder (Colorado/USA), where Dean and Ralph Willard Odom found their last resting-place too.
(...) The 13th of June (15th of June, the Red.) is also Dean Reed's mother, Ruth Anna Brown's birthday. Let us remember her also. Ruth Anna died last year. She was a magnificent woman. She was a great beauty in her youth, a good mother and wife, an excellent teacher who inspired many students, a feminist, a role model, and a good friend to many. She continued her education, believing that education is never finished... She loved life. She loved Dean. She believed that life had a purpose. She believed that Dean had a purpose. As we remember Dean's death, may we also remember Ruth Anna's birth: the mother of Dean Reed. She was my friend. I will miss her. (Will Roberts 2001)
Ralph Willard Odom, born February 6, 1921, was the last husband of Dean's mother since 1979. He was a scientist in religion and had a close relation to Dean. He died 19th September, 2000 in California. He was buried in Boulder (Colorado/USA), where Dean and his mother found their last resting-place too.
Dale R. Reed (*07.06.1935) is Dean's elder brother, today living in Seattle (Washington/USA).
Vernon Reed (called Vern) (*13.11.1943) is Deans younger brother, today living in Florida (USA).
David Krogh is Dean's cousin, living in the USA.
Patricia Hobbs Reed, born April 29, 1939, Dean's first wife since 1964, died aged 76 in Los Angeles (USA) in 2016.
Ramona Chimene Guevara Price Reed is Dean's first daughter. She was born May 2, 1968, in Rome.
Wiebke Reed, born August 29, 1941, Dean's second wife, today living in Berlin (Germany).
Natalie Reed (called Natascha by Dean), Dean's second daughter, born May 17, 1976, today living in Berlin (Germany).
Renate Blume, born May 3, 1944, Dean's third wife since 22nd September, 1981. She is an actress too, today living in Berlin (Germany).
Alexander Reed (called Sascha by Dean), born 1969, Dean's adopted son, today living in Berlin (Germany). He is an actor. His physical father is the director Frank Beyer.
Phil Everly (January 19, 1939 - January 3, 2014) was Dean's friend since the days in Hollywood. He visited Dean in Berlin and attended his concerts in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) in 1979 and in Berlin in 1981. Phil and his brother Don are the "Everly Brothers". The Everly Brothers, Wikipedia
Victor Grossman was Dean's interpreter in the first years, living in Berlin. He became his adviser and friend.
Victor Jara, born September 28, 1938, in Chile, sang together with Dean on meetings for the Unidad Popular in Chile in the early seventies. He was killd 15th September 1973 in Santiago. Dean's Film "El Cantor" was dedicated to Victor Jara.
Václav Neckář, the famous singer and actor from the Czech Republic, played and sang with Dean.
Paton Price was Dean's teacher at the actors' studio and set an example to Dean.
Heinz Quermannn wrote many texts and statements, which Dean spoke in the GDR.
Will Roberts, born June 19, 1950, shoot the American documentary "American Rebel". He was a close friend of Dean and spoke at the funeral ceremonies, when Dean's friends and fans said goodbye to Dean.
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