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Deborah Spungen is the mother of Nancy Spungen, the girlfriend of punk rocker Sid Vicious. Deborah Spungen recounts her life with her daughter in her autobiography And I Don't Want to Live This Life. She was born in 1937.
Total Books: 7
Her autobiography tells not only about raising Nancy, whom she had at twenty and also describes Nancy as disturbed from a young age, but also her life following Nancy's murder in regard to her and her family's treatment by the judicial system and the press. She began the Philadelphia-based nonprofit FMV, Families of Murder Victims, soon after Nancy's death in order to cope with her tragedy, and later obtained a Master's Degree in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College.
Deborah Sprungen, born in Philadelphia, has been the owner of a natural foods store, a direct mail consultant, a member of the Philadelphia Crime and Elderly Coalition, and founded the Philadelphia chapter of Parents of Murdered Children. She has a husband, Frank, and two children, Susan and David. She wrote Homicide: The Hidden Victims in 1998. She has also recently had a major surgery and is not well enough to have a phone conversation.
According to an online fan page of Nancy Spungen notes that in July 2010, Deborah Spungen's husband and Nancy's father had died at the age of 76.