Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner (1928 - 1971)

Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner
1928 - 1971
updated October 10, 2020
Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner was born on October 10, 1928 in New York. She was born into the Zimmerman family and married into the Kerner family. She died on October 10, 1971 at 43 years old.

Zee Zee Strin was my Bay Ridge High School Major Art & Photography teacher. She was the daughter of Nathan and Florence Zimmerman and her twin sister was Suzanne Zimmerman.
She is third from the right. I'm second from the left in the first row wearing a business suit because I planned to be successful right after graduation!
Zee Zee was one of my closest friends after graduation and we often went to dinner, went on double-dates and I introduced her to sophisticated bachelors. She was also a twin and her twin Suzanne had been happily married. I once met her father Nathan N. Zimmerman in his office. Zee Zee was constantly drawing and painting, and I loved her art. She had been married briefly to Joseph Estrin who lived to 93 years old. Then years later she married photographer Sidney Kerner who was a fun-loving and talented man. For many years Zee Zee suffered from depression and then committed suicide at the age of 41.
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Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner
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Female
Gender
Zelda
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Middle name
Zimmerman
Maiden name
Zee Zee
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Zelda Kerner was born on in Kings County, New York United States
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Zelda Kerner was born on in Kings County, New York United States
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Jewish. Europe.

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Jewish.

Religion

Spiritual but not religious. She dated Jewish men.

Education

Art,

Professions

Art Teacher.

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Art.

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Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner died on October 10, 1971 at age 43. She was born on October 10, 1928 in New York. There is no information about Zelda's family.
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1928 - 1971 World Events

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In 1928, in the year that Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner was born, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

In 1931, Zelda was only 3 years old when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1946, at the age of 18 years old, Zelda was alive when pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

In 1967, when she was 39 years old, between June 5th and 10th, Israeli and Egypt, Jordan, and Syria fought what came to be called the "Six-Day War". The hostilities began when Israel launched "preemptive" strikes against Egypt, destroying nearly its entire air force. It ended with Israel occupying the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank.

In 1971, in the year of Zelda (Zimmerman) Kerner's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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