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Samantha Reed Smith


Birth Name: Samantha Reed Smith

Born: 29 June 1972 Died: 25 August 1985

Country of origin: United States


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Description: Samantha Smith was an American schoolgirl, peace activist and child actress who became famous for her anti-war outreaches during the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1982, Smith wrote a letter to the newly appointed General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Yuri Andropov, and received a personal reply with an invitation to visit the Soviet Union, which she accepted. Smith attracted extensive media attention in both countries as a "Goodwill Ambassador", becoming known as America's Youngest Ambassador and subsequently participating in peacemaking activities in Japan. With ... (more)
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