Jean Happersberger (30 September 1932 - 21 August 2010) was a Swiss artist and
lover to James A. Baldwin.
James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist,
writer, playwright, poet, essayist and civil rights activist. In 1949, Baldwin
fell in love with Lucien Happersberger, age 17, eight years younger than
Baldwin. The two became very close, until Happersberger's marriage three years
later, an event that left Baldwin devastated, but they remained close friend
until 1987, the year Baldwin died.
In 1964 Happersberger married American actress
Diana Sands. They divorced in 1970.