Davis, Adelle

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Davis, Adelle Gender: F
Daisie Adelle Davis
born on 25 February 1904 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Lizton, Indiana, 39n53, 86w33
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 05°21' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°42 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 00°56'

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Adelle Davis
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American nutritionist and biochemist, a crusader for 40 years for good diet and nutrition with her four books since 1974, "Let's Cook It Right," "Let's Have Healthy Children," "Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit," and "Let's Get Well." The youngest of five farm kids, her mom died before Adelle was two. She worked her way through school earning a B.A. from the University of California in 1927 and a Science Degree in Biochemistry at USC in 1939.

Davis married in 1943 for ten years and in 1960, married Frank Seiglinger, a retired CPA: they adopted two kids, in 1950 and 1964.

With her lifetime emphasis on good health, Davis was shocked when told that she had cancer of the bone marrow, and felt deeply that she had failed in her life's work. In spite of chemotherapy, she lived barely a year after the diagnosis was made, and died at her home in Palos Verdes Estates, CA. on 5/31/1974.

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  • Social : End a program of study 1927 (B.A. degree)
  • Social : End a program of study 1939 (Biochemistry degree)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1943 (First marriage)
  • Family : Adopted a child 1950
  • Relationship : Marriage 1960 (Second marriage, Frank Seiglinger)
  • Family : Adopted a child 1964
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1973 (Cancer of bone marrow diagnosed)

Source Notes

LMR quotes her interview in Life magazine, 1971.

Sy Scholfield gives the full reference: "Adelle Davis, earth mother to the foodists," Life, 22 October 1971, p. 68: "I'm 67, I'm a Pisces born at 3 a.m. on February 25, 1904 in Union Township, Hendricks County, Indiana..." He also quotes "Current Biography" (H.W. Wilson Company, 1986), p. 93: "Born at 3 AM on February 25, 1904, on a farm at Lizton, a small town in central Indiana, Daisie Adelle Davis was the youngest child of Charles Eugene"


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Fatal)
  • Family : Childhood : Family large (Youngest of five kids)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Before age two, her mom died)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Two kids)
  • Vocation : Medical : Nutritionist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women