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Ronnie Gilbert (born 1926) is a well-known American folk-singer, one of the members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger. The Weavers were an influential folk-singing group that was blacklisted during a period of widespread anti-communist feeling, because of the group's left-wing sympathies.
Various well-known younger singers honor Ms. Gilbert for the example she set for them, and the influence she had on their careers, particularly Holly Near, with whom Gilbert has released two duet albums: 1983's Lifelines and 1997's The Train Still Runs. Near and Gilbert also joined Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger for the 1984 quartet album HARP (the word HARP being an acronym for "Holly, Arlo, Ronnie and Pete").
Gilbert is bisexual . She was married to a man from 1950 until 1959. She has one daughter, Lisa. . In 2004, Gilbert married her partner Donna Korones when Gavin Newsom temporarily legalized gay marriage in San Francisco. .
Although now in her 80s, Ronnie continues to tour and appears in plays, folk festivals, and Jewish music festivals. In 2006, the Weavers received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys. Gilbert and Fred Hellerman accepted it, Pete Seeger was unable to attend the ceremony.
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