Samantha Smith Rank
About Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith, also known as "America's Youngest Ambassador" was an American schoolgirl, child actress and peace activist who first gained worldwide attention in 1982 after writing a letter to Soviet leader Yuri Andropov and receiving a reply and invitation to visit the Soviet Union from Adropov himself. She was later made a "Goodwill Ambassador" to the Soviet Union. She went on to gain further stardom in 1985, when she was cast on the action-drama television series Lime Street. She died tragically that same year in the Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 plane crash that killed all aboard, including her father. She was only 13 years old.
She was the daughter of Jane Reed and Arthur Smith.
Despite visiting Moscow along with her parents as Andropov's guest, she was unable to meet the Soviet leader because he was seriously ill. She however, spoke with him on the telephone.
The then President of the United States Ronald Reagan sent a letter of condolences to Smith's mother upon her tragic death.
Samantha Smith Rank
Samantha Smith's Popularity
Samantha Smith was a famous American actress, author, and activist, who was born on June 29, 1972. As a person born on this date, Samantha Smith is listed in our database as the 41st most popular celebrity for the day (June 29) and the 169th most popular for the year (1972).
People born on June 29 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. Samantha Smith is the 1546th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Samantha Smith's birthday, Samantha Smith is the 7699th most famous American.
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