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Ruth Kligman, ca. 1990
Photo courtesy Mark Sink
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by Charlie Finch

Ruth Kligman was a very sexy woman well into her 70s. She could walk into any room and stop things in their tracks. She exuded danger and a forbidden appeal. She was "the woman in the car," notorious since Aug. 11, 1956, for being the third passenger in the crash that killed Jackson Pollock -- her lover -- and an acquaintance, Edith Metzger


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