Arlyn Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.wikipedia
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River Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
Phoenix was born on August 23, 1970 in Madras, Oregon, the first child of Arlyn Dunetz and John Lee Bottom.

Rain Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
Phoenix was born Rain Joan of Arc Bottom in Crockett, Texas, the second child of John Lee Bottom and Arlyn Sharon (née Dunetz).

Joaquin Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
His mother, Arlyn (née Dunetz), was born in New York, to Jewish parents whose families were from Russia and Hungary.

Summer Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
Her mother, Arlyn Sharon (née Dunetz), was born in The Bronx, New York, to Jewish parents from Hungary and Russia.

Liberty Phoenix

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
Furthermore, she supports her mother Arlyn Phoenix in the charity organization River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding, where she is the office manager.

Activism

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Arlyn Sharon Phoenix (born December 31, 1944), commonly known as Heart Phoenix, is an American social activist and mother of actors River, Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.

Peace Alliance

She is on the Board of Directors of Peace Alliance, an organization which supports the creation of a United States Department of Peace.

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She is on the Board of Directors of Peace Alliance, an organization which supports the creation of a United States Department of Peace.

The Bronx

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Born in The Bronx, New York on December 31, 1944, Arlyn was raised with her two sisters, Rhoda and Merle (Sun).

New York (state)

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Born in The Bronx, New York on December 31, 1944, Arlyn was raised with her two sisters, Rhoda and Merle (Sun).

Russia

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Her mother, Margaret's (née Lefkowitz; 1916–1998) family was from Hungary, and her father Meyer's (1910–1996) family was from Russia.

Jewish culture

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Although Arlyn's family was Jewish and celebrated the Jewish culture and holidays, they did not attend synagogue.

Jewish holidays

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Although Arlyn's family was Jewish and celebrated the Jewish culture and holidays, they did not attend synagogue.

Synagogue

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Although Arlyn's family was Jewish and celebrated the Jewish culture and holidays, they did not attend synagogue.

The Family International

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Soon after their first daughter Rain was born in 1972, they joined the religious group The Children of God and toured Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America as Christian missionaries for several years.

Christian mission

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Soon after their first daughter Rain was born in 1972, they joined the religious group The Children of God and toured Mexico, Puerto Rico and South America as Christian missionaries for several years.

Bible

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Arlyn and John renamed themselves for a brief period, taking the biblical names Jochebed and Amram, respectively.

Flirty Fishing

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Arlyn would later state that she and her husband were opposed to the cult's increasingly distorted rules, particularly the practice of flirty fishing.

Winter Park, Florida

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They returned to the US in late 1977 and lived in Winter Park, Florida where Arlyn gave birth to her youngest child, Summer.

Veganism

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Around this time, they legally adopted the surname "Phoenix" (Arlyn later changed her name to "Heart" in 1988) and began to embrace veganism as their new diet and lifestyle.

NBC

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The parents took their five children and headed back to California, where Arlyn got a job as an executive secretary for NBC.

Iris Burton

She later hired an agent, Iris Burton, who eventually got all of her children acting work.

Midwifery

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Phoenix was the Executive Director of The Florida School of Traditional Midwifery for five years, one of ten accredited direct entry midwifery schools in the country.