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Anne Sullivan (April 14, 1866October 20, 1936) was a teacher best known as the tutor of Helen Keller.


Anne Sullivan was born in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. Her parents, Thomas Sullivan and Alice Clohessy, were poor Irish farmers who left Ireland in 1847 because of the Irish Potato Famine. Sullivan taught Helen Keller sign language. Anne died in Forest Hills, New York on October 20, 1936. Anne was Helen's favourite teacher. The death of Anne downed upon Helen. The book 'Teacher' was written by Helen about Anne.

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