SLA: Nancy Ling Perry
Nancy Ling Perry (September 19, 1947 - May 17, 1974) also known
as "Fahizah" was a member of the Symbionese
Nancy Ling Perry was born in San Francisco to a upper middle-class
family. She attended Santa Rosa High School where she was a cheerleader
and a Sunday school teacher. In 1964 while in high school she was a
campaign worker for Barry Goldwater (just like Hillary Rodham). She began
university at Whittier College however, after a few semesters at Whittier
she transferred to the University of California at Berkeley. At the
University of California at Berkeley she majored in English.
Nancy Ling Perry was married for six years to African-American jazz
musician Gilbert Perry, whom she met when he was working for the State
Employment office. Their relationship was described as a "love-hate
affair" which ended when Gilbert left Nancy.
Nancy Ling Perry worked as topless blackjack dealer in San Francisco
and went through a period of heavy use of psychedelic drugs and
She has been accused by other members of the SLA as having taken part
in the Marcus Foster assassination.
On May 17, 1974 Nancy Ling Perry along with several members of the SLA
was killed in 1466 East 54th Street, during
a shootout with the Los Angeles Police Department.
- Shana Alexander, Anyone's
Daughter: The Times and Trials of Patricia Hearst,
- Carolyn Anspacher & the San Francisco Chronicle, The
Trial of Patty Hearst, Great Fidelity Press, 1976.
- Marilyn Baker, Exclusive!:
the inside story of Patricia Hearst and the SLA, Macmillan
- Mary F. Beal, Safe
House: A Casebook Study of Revolutionary Feminism in the 1970's,
Northwest Matrix, 1976.
- Jerry Belcher & Don West, Patty/Tania,
Pyramid Books, 1975
- David Boulton, The
Making Of Tania Hearst, Bergenfield, N.J., U.S.A.: New American
- John Bryan, This
Soldier Still At War, (on Joe Remiro) Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,
- Patty Hearst with Alvin Moscow, Patty
Hearst: Her Own Story, New York: Avon, 1982. This was the title
after the movie came out. Original title: Every Secret Thing.
- Sharon D. Hendry, Soliah:
The Sara Jane Olson Story, Cable Publishing, 2002.
- Janey Jimenez (U.S. Marshal who escorted Hearst between prison and the
court during the trial) with Ted Berkman, My
Prisoner, Sheed Andrews and McMeel, 1977.
- Jean Brown Kinney, An
American journey: The short life of Willy Wolfe, Simon and Schuster,
- Vin McLellan, Paul Avery, The
voices of guns: The definitive and dramatic story of the twenty-two-month
career of the Symbionese Liberation Army, one of the most bizarre chapters
in the history of the American Left, Putnam, 1977.
- John Pascal, The
Strange Case of Patty Hearst, New American Library, 1974.
- Findley & Craven Payne, Life
and Death of the SLA, Ballantine, 1976.
- Robert Brainard Pearsall, Symbionese
Liberation Army: Documents and Communications, Rodopi, 1974
- Fred Soltysik, In
Search of a Sister 1976.
- Steven Weed, with Scott Swanton. My
Search for Patty Hearst, New York: Warner, 1976. Weed was Hearst's
boyfriend at the time of the kidnapping. That was the end of their
- Video: Patty
Hearst, based on Every Secret Thing, directed by Paul
- Video: The Ordeal of Patty Hearst (1979) (TV)
- Video: Patty Hearst: The E! True Hollywood Story (2000) (TV)
- Video: Neverland:
The Rise and Fall of the Symbionese Liberation Army aka Guerrilla:
The Taking of Patty Hearst, Directed by Robert Stone, 2004,