PATTY HEARST Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: Patricia Hearst Shaw                                                         
Born: 20 February 1954 San Francisco, California                                   
Occupation heiress and occasional actress                                         
Patricia Campbell Hearst (born February 20, 1954), now known as Patricia Hearst   
Shaw, is an American newspaper heiress and occasional actress.                     
The granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, she gained       
notoriety in 1974 when, following her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation     
Army (SLA), she ultimately joined her captors in furthering their cause.           
Apprehended after having taken part in a bank robbery with other SLA members,     
Hearst was imprisoned for almost two years before her sentence was commuted by     
President Jimmy Carter. She was later granted a presidential pardon by President   
Bill Clinton.