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Einsteinís granddaughter dies in poverty despite famous grandfather
The Imperfect Planet ^ | 04/21/2011 | Pamela Wallace

Posted on 04/21/2011 9:40:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Evelyn Einstein had a difficult life, never able to cash in on the notoriaty and riches her famous grandfather amassed in his lifetime and beyond. Now dead at 70, her fight to gain control of some of that which she felt was rightfully hers, dies too.

Evelyn Einstein, who was the adopted daughter of one of Einsteins natural born sons, experienced poverty and homelessness and was a self-proclaimed “dumpster diver,” all while the estate of her famous grandfather — one of the most iconic figures of all time — earned millions.

According to her obituary in The New York Times, the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor.

Working occassionally as a dog catcher, a cult deprogrammer and a police officer, Evelyn Einstein was destitute after her divorce. She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

After the divorce she was known to live in her car and scavenge for food out of dumpsters.

In the later part of her life, she made it known that her brilliant, yet eccentric, grandfather did not leave a penny to her or anyone else in the family. Instead, after his death in 1955, his estate, including 75,000 papers and other items were willed to Hebrew University in Jeruselum.

The elder Einstein’s name and likeness draw annual earnings of $10 million, according to the 2010 Forbes magazine “Top Earning Dead Celebrities” list. He ranks eighth after Michael Jackson (1), Stieg Larsson (6) and Dr. Seuss (7).

All royalties go to the Israeli university for scholarships and research.

Just before her death this year, she fought Hebrew University for some of the estate’s profits.

“I’m outraged,” said Evelyn Einstein, who told CNN that she wanted the money to move into an assisted living facility. “It’s hard for me to believe they would treat the family the way they have, which has been abysmally.”


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Evelyn Einstein dead at 70 lived in poverty and squalor dispite her grandfathers fame and fortune
1 posted on 04/21/2011 9:40:38 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Crazy mofo.


2 posted on 04/21/2011 9:43:51 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: SeekAndFind
Working occassionally as a dog catcher, a cult deprogrammer and a police officer, Evelyn Einstein was destitute after her divorce. She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

Was she related to the real Einstein or the Yahoo Serious version?

3 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:01 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

All of which just goes to prove Albert was a smart guy.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:35 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee, with a master’s degree in medieval literature, you’d think she could write her ticket to wealth. (Did she ever pay off her student loans?)


5 posted on 04/21/2011 9:44:41 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: SeekAndFind
master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley

I think I may see a root cause...

7 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:01 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 819 of our national holiday from reality. - What 3 AM phone call?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He gave the money to a university? Well, I suppose it’s his money and he can do with it what he pleases, but why would he leave his family in squalor?

Perhaps we’re not getting the entire story here. If she was a dumpster diver, perhaps she was mentally ill or otherwise incapable of holding down a normal job?

There are many questions left unanswered here in my mind.


8 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:05 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor.

Given her "education," that's no surprise.

9 posted on 04/21/2011 9:45:26 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: SeekAndFind

Well this woman never learned an important lesson, nobody owes you a living. She made poor choices in life and paid for it, tough.


10 posted on 04/21/2011 9:46:10 AM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s funny that she looks so much like him, considering that she was the adopted child of his natural son.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 9:47:27 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Sadly, the Fourth Estate has become the Fifth Column.)
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To: null and void

Granted, but still, the fact that he gave his money to a university rather than taking care of his family, only reflects the other things I have heard about him: He was an arrogant, heartless, and selfish SOB. In other words, a typical socialist.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: SeekAndFind
the younger Einstein spoke four or five languages and earned a master’s degree in medieval literature from Berkeley, yet she lived in squalor...She was married for 13 years to eccentric professor Grover Krantz, a Washington State University anthropologist who attempted to prove Big Foot existed.

Hmm. Some bad life-choices may explain her predicament when she was living. Mayb there are thousands of jobs for people with medieval lit degrees that I don't know about?

13 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:07 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: org.whodat

Hey, any day you get to take a shot at Jews is a good day, huh?!


14 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:23 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: SeekAndFind

She was a highly educated and learned woman and yet she lived on the street and died in poverty. Sorry sister that was not your grandfather’s fault, it was yours.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 9:49:57 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: rarestia

I don’t think he left her in squalor...any more than my parents left me in squalor by not leaving me anything. I would think that degree in medieval literature from Berzerkely would be worth something.

It sounds like she just went downhill after marrying some other Ivory Tower genius.


16 posted on 04/21/2011 9:51:51 AM PDT by rlmorel (Capitalism is the Goose that lays The Golden Egg.)
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To: SeekAndFind
ONE: Don't plan your life around living off some relatives money unless they hire you to work for them.Especially if they were widely known to be eccentric.

TWO:Do expect that you will have to work at something in order to support yourself,especially if you are not a member of the heritary welfare class sponsored by the Democrats.

THREE :Don't expect to make a living doing something no one cares about.

Wonder what languages she spoke? Translators should be able to find some work.

17 posted on 04/21/2011 9:52:00 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: null and void
Not to mention her choice in men...

"She was married...to eccentric professor Grover Krantz...who attempted to prove Big Foot existed."

18 posted on 04/21/2011 9:52:04 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: SeekAndFind
grandfather did not leave a penny to her or anyone else in the family

So?? What does that have to do with it? Nothing. Your success in life does not depend on getting a windfall from a parent or grandparent. It is their money to use as they please. Not yours.

19 posted on 04/21/2011 9:53:08 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Thane_Banquo
He was an arrogant, heartless, and selfish SOB. In other words, a typical socialist.

nnooo! i wanted him to be as i imagined--the way Walter Matthau (sp) played him on the movie, "IQ." that was such a cute movie...

20 posted on 04/21/2011 9:53:15 AM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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