- NAME: Edie Parker
- OCCUPATION: Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: September 20, 1922
- DEATH DATE: October 29, 1993
- EDUCATION: Columbia University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Detroit (Grosse Pointe Region), Michigan
- AKA: Edie Parker
- AKA: Edie Parker Kerouac
- AKA: Edie Kerouac-Parker
- Full Name: Frankie Edith Parker
- AKA: Mrs. Jack Kerouac
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Edie Parker was the first wife of famed Beat Movement writer Jack Kerouac, with the memoir You'll Be Okay published about their time together.
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She and Cru, who had felt hurt about Kerouac's and Parker's relationship, resumed their friendship after Kerouac's death as well.
Parker died on October 29, 1993. Her papers were donated to the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by her caretaker Tim Moran. Her memoir was released posthumously in 2007 by City Lights Publishers.
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