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Clara Bracken McMillen
Born October 2, 1898(1898-10-02)
Bloomington, Indiana
Died April, 1982 (aged 83)
Citizenship United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Indiana University
Spouse (1921-1956), Alfred Kinsey, biologist (zoology and entomology), sexologist

Clara Bracken McMillen (October 2, 1898 – April, 1982) contributed to the Kinsey Reports on human sexuality. She was the widow of Alfred Charles Kinsey.

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, McMillen majored in chemistry at Indiana University, graduating with Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi and other honors. She also attended graduate school which she eventually left after marrying Alfred Kinsey. She first met him briefly the May he visited IU before joining the faculty there and they met again at a zoology department picnic in 1920. The couple were married from June 3, 1921 until Alfred's death.

Alfred and Clara had four children: Donald (1922-1927), Anne (1924), Joan (1925), and Bruce (1928). Donald died of diabetes just before his fifth birthday.

She was portrayed by Laura Linney, who received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal, in the film "Kinsey".


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