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Kathryn Adams Doty

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Kathryn Adams Doty

Kathryn Elizabeth Doty (née Hohn; July 15, 1920 – October 14, 2016), also known by her stage name Kathryn Adams or as Kathryn Adams Doty, was an American actress. Early years The daughter of a Methodist minister, Dr. Chris G. Hohn,[1] Doty was born in New Ulm, Minnesota. When she was 6,[2] the family moved to Warrenton, Missouri,[1] where her father was chaplain and executive secretary at an orphan's home.[2] After she developed lung problems, she spent two years at a camp in Minnesota. As early as age 13, she took her father's place in the pulpit when he was sick. In a 1939 newspaper article, she recalled: "It was quite a radical thing, in that small town, for a little girl to conduct the church services and preach the sermon, but the congregation understood and were very kind to me."[2] Doty was a student at Hamline University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, (where she sang in the a cappella choir)[2] and worked as a catalog clerk at the headquarters of Montgomery Ward[3] when an opportunity for an acting care

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Cindy Adams

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Cindy Adams

Cynthia "Cindy" Adams (née Sugar; later Heller; born April 24, 1930) is an American gossip columnist and writer. She is the widow of comedian/humorist Joey Adams. Early life and education Born an only child in New York City, Adams was one year old when her parents divorced. Her mother, Jessica Sugar, worked as an executive secretary for the New York City Water Department and was a single parent until her remarriage to insurance agent Harry Heller. Adams grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan and Jamaica Estates, Queens. She attended Andrew Jackson High School without graduating (she was academically qualified, but the principal reportedly refused to graduate her unless she learned to sew). Marriage to Joey Adams Adams began to work as a photographer's model in Manhattan, and met her future husband, Joey Adams, a year later, when they appeared on the same radio show.[2] They married on Valentine's Day 1952, and had no children. Joey died in 1999, following a long illness.[3] Writing career Since 1979,

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Jane Addams

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Jane Addams

Portrait, Jane Addams, from a Charcoal Drawing by Alice Kellogg Tyler of 1892. Source Addams: Twenty Years at Hull House (1910), p. 114 Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935) was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker,[1][2] sociologist,[3] public administrator,[4][5] and author. She was a notable figure in the history of social work and women's suffrage in the United States and an advocate for world peace.[6] She co-founded Chicago's Hull House, one of America's most famous settlement houses. In 1910, Addams was awarded an honorary master of arts degree from Yale University, becoming the first woman to receive an honorary degree from the school. [7] In 1920, she was a co-founder for the ACLU.[8] In 1931, she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and is recognized as the founder of the social work profession in the United States.[9] She is increasingly being recognized as a member of the American pragmatist school of philosophy, and is known by many as

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Mary Ballou

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Mary Ballou

Mary Ballou (1809–94) was an American memoirist notable for her collection of letters, I Hear the Hogs in My Kitchen. Written in 1852, they were published in 1962.[1] Ballou's writing gave personal insight into the life of an American pioneer. With her husband, Ballou left her New Hampshire home for California, not in search of gold to be mined, but money to be made off those doing the mining. The Ballous ran a lucrative boarding house in Negro Bar, California. Her letters describe the antics of the miners she housed, as well as the unique experience of being a woman during the California Gold Rush. In addition to running a boarding house, she provided many services such as childcare, including nursing, making soap and sewing.[2] See also Women in the California Gold Rush References Ballou, Mary B. (1962). "I hear the hogs in my kitchen" : a woman's view of the gold rush. F. W. Beinecke. OCLC 11532088. Rohrbough, Malcolm J. (1998). Days of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the American Nation. Berk

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Mary Barrett

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Mary Barrett

Mary Ellin Barrett (née Berlin; born November 25, 1926) is an American writer and the oldest daughter of Ellin (née Mackay) and composer Irving Berlin. She grew up in New York City, where she attended the Brearley School. She then went to Barnard College, majoring in music. After graduation, she began to work for Time Magazine, where she met her future husband, Marvin Barrett. Mary Ellin was the book critic for Cosmopolitan Magazine, where she worked very closely with Helen Gurley Brown. Barrett is the author of three novels: Castle Ugly was published in 1966,[1] followed by An Accident of Love in 1973 and American Beauty in 1981. Her most recent publication is a memoir entitled Irving Berlin: a Daughter's Memoir, which was released in May 1995.[2] Barrett currently resides in New York City. References "Books: No place for children". Time Magazine. 1966-12-30. Retrieved 22 January 2010. "Article: Book World; To Stand Beside Her and Guide Her: Her Father, Irving Berlin". The Washington Post. 1994-12

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Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Ray Cyrus[6] (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish as a child, she became a teen idol in 2006, starring in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana as the character Miley Stewart. Her father, musician Billy Ray Cyrus, also starred in the series, which aired for four seasons until 2011. Cyrus has sold more than 20 million albums and 55 million singles worldwide.[7] She has earned three number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 with Meet Miley Cyrus (2007), Breakout (2008), and Bangerz (2013). Her releases The Time of Our Lives (2009), Can't Be Tamed (2010), Younger Now (2017), and She Is Coming (2019) debuted in the top-five in the United States, while her album Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015) was released for free online streaming on SoundCloud. Her upcoming seventh studio album She Is Miley Cyrus is expected to be released in 2019. Further, Cyrus has

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Judy Blunt

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Judy Blunt

Judy Blunt (born 1954) is an American writer from Montana. Her most notable work to date is Breaking Clean, a collection of linked essays exploring her rural upbringing. Biography She was raised on a cattle ranch in a remote area of Phillips County, Montana, USA[1] near Regina, Montana, south of Malta, Montana. In 1986 she moved with her three small children to Missoula, Montana to attend the University of Montana.[5] She later turned the tales of her ranch life into an award-winning memoir, titled Breaking Clean (Knopf 2002), which won a Whiting Award, the PEN/Jerard Fund Award,[5] Mountains and Plains Nonfiction Book Award, Willa Cather Literary Award, and was one of The New York Times' Notable Books.[2] She received a Jacob K. Javits Graduate Fellowship and a Montana Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship.[6] Her essays and poems have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Big Sky Journal and Oprah Magazine.[2] Blunt received her M.F.A. from the University of Montana in 1994.[2] Blunt

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Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton

Paris Whitney Hilton (born February 17, 1981)[2] is an American media personality, businesswoman, socialite, model, singer, actress, fashion designer, and DJ. Hilton is a great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. Born in New York City and raised there and in Beverly Hills, California, she began her modeling career as a teenager when she signed with New York-based modeling development agency Trump Model Management. Her late-night persona made her a fixture of tabloid journalism, and Hilton was proclaimed "New York's leading It Girl" in 2001.[3] In 2003, a leaked 2001 sex tape with her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon, later released as 1 Night in Paris, catapulted her into global fame, and the reality television series The Simple Life, in which she starred with her socialite counterpart Nicole Richie, started its five-year run with 13 million viewers, on FOX. In 2004, Hilton released her book Confessions of an Heiress, which became a New York Times Best Seller, in 2005, she appeared in t

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Busy Philipps

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Busy Philipps

Elizabeth Jean "Busy" Philipps (born June 25, 1979)[1] is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She is known for her roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), Dawson's Creek (2001–03) and ER (2006–07), and for her portrayal of Laurie Keller on the ABC series Cougar Town (2009–15), for which she received a Critics' Choice Television Award.[2] She has also appeared in numerous films, such as The Smokers (2000), Home Room (2002), White Chicks (2004), Made of Honor (2008), He's Just Not That into You (2009), The Gift (2015), and I Feel Pretty (2018). Early life Philipps was born in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.[1][3] She received the nickname "Busy" as a child; sources conflict on whether the nickname came from her parents[4] or a babysitter named Susie.[5] Busy stated on her late-night talk show, Busy Tonight, that her mother gave her the nickname, but stated during her book tour that her babysitter gave her the nickname. She attended Chaparral High School in Scott

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