Lola Van Wagenen

Lola Van Wagenen was born on December 1938 in Provo, Utah. She is an American national famous Historian. Other than being a historian, she is also an environmental activist. She has also produced documentaries in history genre and other TV shows. She has co-founded different non-profit organizations. She is going to be 80 years old in the near future. She has maintained her reputation as an important personality in various fields during her professional career.

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Personal Life

Lola van Wagenen was born in Provo, Utah on December 1938. The exact date of the month of her birth is not known. She grew in a religious and cultural environment of Mormon family. Her biography is full of her achievements throughout her life, yet there are not many details about her parents or family history.

She is a well-educated and successful woman of her time. She is also a published writer of the book “Sister-Wives and Suffragists: Polygamy and the Politics of Woman Suffrage 1870- 1896” which is actually her dissertation for her doctorate degree. She has also written some article related to her field over the years. So long as Lola's education is concerned, she got her bachelor’s degree in 1982 at Vermont College.

Later she went to New York University for her master’s degree in public history. She completed her masters in 1984. She also has a Ph.D. degree in American history, which she achieved from the New York University in 1994. Even before her bachelors she was an active environmental activist and co-founded different organizations.

She has been married twice. She got married to Robert Redford for the first time on 12th September 1958 in Provo, Utah. She has 4 children with him. They got divorced in 1985. She got married for the second time in 2002 to George Burrill, who is her current husband.


Lola’s has a long, successful career. Even though she got her bachelor’s degree in her forties, which is relatively late, but she has been active before that. In 1970, she co-founded a non-profit educational organization called “Consumer Action Now” in New York and maintained her position as co-chair for ten years. This organization contained a lot of other women in the executive body. She has done a lot of work this organization in those ten years. She appeared on different forums and TV shows to engage the public in the CAN’s promotion. In mid-seventies, she also co-founded another organization related to environmental issues.

She has also been executive producer of different TV shows and documentaries. She is well-known for being the producer of “The State of Marriage”, “American Experience” and, “The Mike Douglas Show”. However, she has done a lot more work in this field over the years and got a great recognition for that.

Her latest work in the field of production was “The State of Marriage” in 2015. As her work got the greater recognition she has been nominated for different awards. She was also given honorable mentioned for her work during her doctoral degree. As she remained associated with high profile professional work, her net worth is estimated to be around 2 million dollars.

25 Oct, 2018