Susan Elizabeth Rotolo (November 20, 1943 – February 24, 2011) known as Suze Rotolo (pronounced Soo-zee), was an American artist, perhaps best known as Bob Dylan’s girlfriend between 1961 and 1964. She is the woman walking with him on the cover of his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. In her book, A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, Rotolo described her time with Dylan and other figures in the folk music scene in Greenwich Village, New York. She also discussed her upbringing as a "red diaper" baby—a child of radicals during the McCarthy Era. Later as an artist Rotolo specialized in artists’ books and taught at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.
Death of Suze Rotolo
Rotolo died in New York on 24 February 2011, aged 67, following a long illness.