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Henrietta Lacks circa 1945–1951
August 1, 1920
|Died||October 4, 1951 (aged 31)|
|Spouse||David Lacks (1915–2002)|
David "Sonny" Lacks, Jr.
Deborah (Lacks) Pullum
Zakariyya Bari Abdul Rahman (born Joseph Lacks)
|Parents||Eliza (1886–1924) and John Randall Pleasant I (1881–1969)|
Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was anAfrican-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor), which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create animmortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.