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Gabrielle Giffords


Democratic person in House of Associates from Arizona who served her state from 2001 to 2012. She survived a almost fatal gunshot wound to the top on January 8, 2011. When she handed in her resignation in order that she could concentrate on her recovery she received a standing up ovation from the complete House. She went to Scripps University and Cornell University or college where she analyzed Mexican American relationships. She is the next cousin of celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow. She wedded NASA astronaut Tag E. Kelly on November 10, 2007. She was interviewed by Diane Sawyer about her tragic ordeal.

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Full Name Gabrielle Giffords
Date Of Birth June 8, 1970
Place Of Birth Tucson, AZ
Profession Politician
Education Scripps College, Cornell University
Nationality American
Spouse Mark Kelly
Children Claudia Kelly, Claire Kelly
Parents Gloria Fraser Giffords, Spencer J. Giffords
Awards Glamour Award for The Undaunted, Glamour Award for Couple of the Year
Star Sign Gemini

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1Sister-in-law of NASA astronaut Scott Kelly.
2One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. (2013).
3Member of the Arizona state house of representatives, 2001-2003.
4Member of the Arizona state senate, 2003-2005.
5Resigned from Congress to focus on her medical recovery [25 January 2012].
6Stepmother of husband Mark Kelly's two daughters, Claudia Kelly and Claire Kelly.
7Her husband, Mark Kelly, was an astronaut.
8Survived an assassination attempt on 8 January 2011 in Tuscon, Arizona, when she was shot by Jared Lee Loughner at a public appearance. Giffords survived the attack; however, 6 people were killed and 13 were left wounded.
9Democrat U.S. representative from Arizona (3 January 2007-25 January 2012).
10Second cousin of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Paltrow, whose father Bruce Paltrow was a first cousin of Giffords' father, Spencer.



Phoenix Mars Mission: Ashes to Ice2007TV Movie documentary special thanks



Eyes of Faith2018Documentary post-productionHerself
Universal Language2016DocumentaryHerself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2015TV MovieHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV SeriesHerself - Former Congresswoman
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHerself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume2010TV SeriesHerself

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The Philip DeFranco Show2017TV SeriesHerself
The Newsroom2012TV SeriesHerself
Patriocracy2011DocumentaryHerself - Representative, Arizona
Gun Fight2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - Representative, Arizona
This Week2011TV SeriesHerself

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1[at the TED talks, Vancouver 2014] It's been a long hard haul but I'm getting better. I am working hard. Lots of therapy - speech therapy, physical therapy and yoga, too. But my spirit is strong as ever. I am still fighting to make the world a better place. And you can too. Get involved with your community. Be a leader. Set an example. Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.
2We're gun owners, we support gun rights. but at the same time we've got to do everything to keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill. It is not difficult to do that. This issue, like many others, has become very polarizing and political but we are trying to bring some balance to the debate in Washington.

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