(1880-1968) Deaf-blind. Born at Tuscumbia, AL; deafened and blinded at 19 months of age by an illness. Was re-introduced to language at age 8 by Anne Sullivan, who remained Keller's companion until Sullivan's death, then succeeded by Polly Thompson. Advocated for women's rights and social reform issues. Keller died at Westport, CT, and is buried in the Washington National Cathedral.