Patricia Campbell Hearst in 1975
February 20, 1954 (age 64)
Occupation: Author, actress
Known for: Being kidnapped and indoctrinated
by the Symbionese Liberation Army
Spouse: Bernard Lee Shaw (m. 1979; d. 2013)
Patricia Campbell Hearst granddaughter of American publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, became internationally known for events following her 1974 kidnapping and physical violation by a domestic American terrorist group known as the Symbionese Liberation Army. Hearst was found nineteen months after being abducted, by which time she was a fugitive wanted for serious crimes. She was held in custody, despite speculation that her family’s resources would prevent her from spending time in jail. At her trial, the prosecution suggested that she had joined the Symbionese Liberation Army of her own volition. Hearst said she had been raped and threatened with death. She was found guilty of bank robbery. Hearst’s sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter and she was later pardoned by President Bill Clinton.