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María Laffitte

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María Laffitte

María Laffitte y Pérez del Pulgar, Countess of Campo Alange (15 August 1902 – 9 July 1986[1]) was a Spanish aristocrat, writer, art critic, women's rights activist, and founder of the Seminar on Women's Sociological Studies. Biography María Laffitte y Pérez del Pulgar was born in Seville, where she spent her childhood. At age 20 she married and moved to Madrid. Though born to a family of privileged economic status, she nevertheless did not have academic training, something which marked her throughout her life. By age 24 she had three children. "During the best years of my life," she would later write, "I walked disoriented without knowing where to find my path." "I began to write almost without realizing it, like the dictation of an internal and authoritarian voice," she explained about her process, and a short time later she had in her hands her first work, La biografía crítica de María Blanchard (The Critical Biography of María Blanchard). Unable to obtain a publisher, after offering it to several, she d

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Ire'ne Lara Silva

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Ire'ne Lara Silva

ire'ne lara silva is a Chicana feminist poet and writer from Austin, Texas. Early years silva, who has adopted the convention of spelling her name all lowercase, grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Her parents were migrant farmworkers and she spent many years with her family moving "from South Texas to Mathis to Oklahoma to New Mexico to the Panhandle and back to South Texas."[1] Writing career silva is the author of three chapbooks of poetry, two full-length books of poetry, and one short story collection. Her work has appeared in various journals including Acentos Review, Pilgrimage, and Yellow Medicine Review and various anthologies including Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets and The Weight of Addition: An Anthology of Texas Poetry. Her most recent collection of poetry, blood sugar canto, was published by Saddle Road Press in January 2016. silva is the co-editor, with Dan Vera, of the forthcoming IMANIMAN: Poets Reflect on Transformative & Transgressive Bor

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Vikki LaMotta

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Vikki LaMotta

Vikki LaMotta (January 23, 1930 – January 25, 2005), born Beverly Thailer, was an American model known as the second wife of champion boxer Jake LaMotta, during his peak years of success, during which time Vikki became a celebrity. In the 1990s, she wrote an autobiography, but requested it not be released until after her death due to the information revealed in the book. After she died in 2005, Knockout!: The Sexy, Violent, Extraordinary Life of Vikki LaMotta was released.[1] Biography She was born in the Bronx, the daughter of Abraham Lucien and Margaret 'Ruth' Thailer. She had several siblings, including two sisters, Phyllis and Patricia. Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Romania.[2] She married LaMotta when she was 16 after they met at a community pool. It was his second marriage and Vikki's first. They divorced in 1957, after 11 years of marriage. During that time, Jake's boxing career had started to slow down, and he began taking out his anger on Vikki. He became controlling of her, and

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Dorothy Lawrence

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Dorothy Lawrence

Dorothy Lawrence (4 October 1896 – 4 October 1964) was an English journalist who posed as a male soldier in order to report from the front line during World War I. She managed to obtain a Khaki soldier uniform from a friend. as well as getting a false identity. However trench life affected her health, and she later revealed her gender, afraid that if she needed medical attention her true identity would be discovered and those who helped her would be punished. After revealing herself she was suspected of being a spy and was held under arrest until after the battle. She was then sent home under a strict agreement not to publish her experiences. Lawrence slowly began to lose her sanity and in the end eventually ended up dying in an insane asylum. Early life Lawrence was born in Hendon, Middlesex,[1][3] of parents unknown. Probably illegitimate, she was adopted as a baby by a guardian of the Church of England.[2] There is some discrepancy in her parentage. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (which at

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Judy Leden

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Judy Leden

Judy Leden, MBE (born 1959) is a British hang glider and paraglider pilot. She has held three world champion titles,[1] twice in hang gliding, once in paragliding. Biography Judy Leden's flying career began while she was at university in Cardiff in 1979. She started competing in 1982 and broke many records in 1983. She currently holds world records for both hang gliding and paragliding. Leden turned professional in 1988, becoming the only woman to earn a living as a hang glider and paraglider pilot. Her work includes films, stunts, flying displays, teaching and writing. She is a friend and supporter of Flyability, the BHPA charity to help disabled people to fly hang gliders and paragliders. As a display pilot, Leden has been asked to take part in a range of airshows. She was asked to fly at the Imperial War Museum display at Duxford as part of their 2011 Spring Air Show themed Celebrating Women in Aviation.[2] Unfortunately the strong winds made conditions unsafe for flying hang gliders.[3] Leden has land

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Peggy Lee

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Peggy Lee

Norma Deloris Egstrom (May 26, 1920 – January 21, 2002), known professionally as Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, she forged a sophisticated persona, evolving into a multi-faceted artist and performer. During her career, she wrote music for films, acted, and recorded conceptual record albums that combined poetry and music. Early life Lee was born Norma Deloris Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota on May 26, 1920, the seventh of the eight children of Selma Amelia (née Anderson) Egstrom and Marvin Olof Egstrom, a station agent for the Midland Continental Railroad. She and her family were Lutherans.[1] Her father was Swedish-American and her mother was Norwegian-American.[2] After her mother died when Lee was four,[3] her father married Minnie Schaumberg Wiese.[4] Lee first sang professionally over KOVC radio in Valley City, North

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Lill-Babs

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Lill-Babs

Barbro Margareta Svensson (9 March 1938 – 3 April 2018), better known as Lill-Babs, was a Swedish singer, actress and television presenter. From the early 1950s until her death in 2018, she was one of Sweden's best known and popular singers. She represented Sweden in the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes with the song "April, april". She was also well-known for the song "Är du kär i mej ännu Klas-Göran?" ("Are You Still In Love With Me, Klas-Göran?"). Early life and career Lill-Babs was born Barbro Svensson in Järvsö, 290 km (180 mi) north of Stockholm. She lived with her parents, Ragnar and Britta Svensson, for nine years in a small cottage without running water. She first sang in a church at age 11. Her first public appearance was with a colleague of her father accompanying her on the accordion.[1] Svensson's first public performance was at Barnens dag in Järvsö 1953.[2][3] Soon after, she started singing with Lasse Schönning's orchestra. She was "discovered" when she sang on the radio program Morgo

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Gina Liano

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Gina Liano

Gina Liano (born 18 May 1966) is an Italian-Australian barrister, author, entrepreneur and television personality. She is best known for her role in The Real Housewives of Melbourne.[1] Early and personal life Liano was born Georgina Caroline Italiano in Brighton, Victoria, to Italian parents Anita Bonollo and Nicola Italiano.[2] She is one of four siblings. Her sisters Bettina Liano and Teresa Liano are both fashion designers.[3] After graduating from Star of the Sea College in 1983, she attended Monash University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1996. In 2003, Liano was diagnosed with cancer. She went into remission after 12 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.[4] She has been divorced twice and is a single mother of two boys, and lives in Melbourne.[3] Career In 1985, Liano went into business with her sisters running a chain of boutiques.[3] Liano was admitted as a lawyer in 1997, and joined the Victorian Bar in 1999. She currently practices in crimin

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Amy Liptrot

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Amy Liptrot

Amy Liptrot is a British journalist and author. She won the PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 and the Wainwright Prize 2016 for her memoir The Outrun (2016, Canongate Books, ISBN 978-1782115472).[1][2] The Outrun describes her experience of returning to live in Orkney, where she grew up on a farm, to continue her rehabilitation after ten years in London, during which she had resorted to alcoholism and drug use.[3][4][5] Liptrot lives in Orkney with her only child, a son, and in 2019 had been without alcohol for eight years.[6] References Sharp, Robert (6 July 2017). "Amy Liptrot awarded PEN Ackerley Prize 2017 for 'The Outrun'". English PEN. Retrieved 6 July 2017. "2016 prize". Wainwright Prize. Retrieved 6 July 2017. Richardson, Simon (15 January 2016). "The Outrun: Amy Liptrot on connecting with nature". BBC Arts. Retrieved 6 July 2017. Adams, Matthew (15 January 2016). "Amy Liptrot interview: How the writer drowned in London - and rescued herself on the shores of Orkney". The Independent. Retrieved 6

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Liu Xiaoqing

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Liu Xiaoqing

Liu Xiaoqing (born 30 October 1955[1]) is a Chinese actress and businesswoman.[2] She was one of the leading actresses in China in the 1980s.[3][4] Biography In her early days Liu worked as a farm labourer, then as a propagandist for the People's Liberation Army and later a stage actor for the Chengdu Military Drama Group.[3][5] Liu acted in mainland Chinese films before she turned 30 — The Great Wall of the South China Sea (1976),[3] What a Family (1979) and The Little Flower (1980).[6] Her breakthrough role was the ruthless Qing dynasty Empress Dowager Cixi in The Burning of the Imperial Palace (1983) and Reign Behind the Curtain (1984). Her portrayal of Cixi won her numerous awards in Chinese film festivals and she later reprised the role in two unrelated films, including Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch (1991). She won Best Actress at the Hundred Flowers Award for her role as Hua Jinzhi in The Savage Land, filmed in 1981 but not released until 1987,[3] and again for her role in Hibiscus Town (1986).[7]

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Florence Littauer

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Florence Littauer

Florence Littauer is a Christian self-help author and public speaker. Littauer is best known for her series of books based upon the Personality Plus personality system.[1] She was listed as one of Helen K. Hosier's "100 Christian Women Who Changed the Twentieth Century" and has received the National Speakers Association's Council of Peers Award for Excellence and has been designated by them as a Certified Speaking Professional.[2][3] Background Littauer grew up in her father's store in Haverhill, Massachusetts, with her sharing three rooms with her family. Her parents were Walter and Katie F. Chapman. She attended the University of Massachusetts on a scholarship,[4] where she received a Bachelor's degree in English with a minor in psychiatry.[5] Littauer met her husband Fred Littauer at a Jewish day camp for girls, with the two becoming engaged about a year later.[6] The wedding was covered by Life Goes to a Wedding and the two had five children together. Their third child, Fred Jr "Freddie", died from iss

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Moura Lympany

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Moura Lympany

Moura Lympany, by Allan Warren Moura Lympany at the Rasiguères Festival of Music and Wine, c. 1990 Dame Moura Lympany DBE (18 August 1916 – 28 March 2005) was an English concert pianist. Biography She was born as Mary Gertrude Johnstone at Saltash, Cornwall. Her father was an army officer who had served in World War I and her mother originally taught her the piano. Mary was sent to a convent school in Belgium, where her musical talent was encouraged, and she went on to study at Liège, later winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London. After auditioning for the conductor Basil Cameron, she made her concert debut with him at Harrogate in 1929, aged twelve, playing the G minor Concerto of Mendelssohn, the only concerto she had memorised up to that point. It was Cameron who suggested that she adopt a stage name for the concert and a Russian diminutive of the name Mary, Moura, along with an old spelling of her mother's maiden name, Limpenny, were chosen. She went on to study in Vienna

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Lulu (singer)

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Lulu (singer)

Lulu Kennedy-Cairns, OBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, TV personality and businesswoman. She is noted for her powerful singing voice.[1] She is internationally known, but especially by UK audiences in the 1960s. Later in her career she had hits internationally with "To Sir with Love" from the 1967 film of the same name and with the title song to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is also widely known for her Eurovision Song Contest 1969 winning entry "Boom Bang-a-Bang", and in the UK for her 1964 hit "Shout", which was performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Life and career Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie was born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, and grew up in Dennistoun, Glasgow, where she attended Thomson Street Primary School and Onslow Drive School.[2] She lived in Gallowgate for a while before moving to Garfield Street, Dennistoun.[3] At the age of 12 o

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Joanna Lumley

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Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE, FRGS (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress,[1] comedian, presenter, former model, author, television producer and activist. She won two BAFTA TV Awards for her role as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012), and was nominated for the 2011 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for the Broadway revival of La Bête. In 2013, she received the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards and in 2017, she was honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship award. Lumley's other television credits include The New Avengers (1976–77), Sapphire & Steel (1979–82), Sensitive Skin (2005–07), and Jam & Jerusalem (2006–08). Her film appearances include On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Shirley Valentine (1989), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Ella Enchanted (2004), Corpse Bride (2005), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016). In addition she had a cameo role in an episode of Ar

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Vera Lynn

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Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; born 20 March 1917)[1] is an English singer of traditional popular music, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War. She is widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart" for giving outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India, and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England". She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the US and recording such hits as "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" and her UK number one single "My Son, My Son". Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart, with compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best

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Elsa Lystad

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Elsa Lystad

Elsa Lystad (born 9 July 1930) is a Norwegian actress. She made her stage debut in 1956, and her breakthrough as actress came in the mid-1960s. She has since been a central actress in Norwegian film, theatre, television and radio.[1][2] She was awarded the Leonard Statuette in 1983. Selected filmography Belønningen (1980) Selected works Hva er det med meg (autobiography, 1986) References Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Elsa Lystad". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 April 2010. Larsen, Svend Erik Løken. "Elsa Lystad – norsk skuespiller". In Henriksen, Petter (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 12 April 2010.

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Nicolette Macnamara

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Nicolette Macnamara

Nicolette Macnamara (married names Nicolette Devas and later Nicolette Shephard) (1 February 1911 – 10 May 1987), was an artist and author who was active in the work of PEN International. Biography Macnamara was the eldest of the four children born to Francis Macnamara, (1884-1946), an eccentric Irish poet and sometime landowner, and his wife Mary Yvonne Majolier, (1886-1973), who was from a family with both Anglo-Irish and French roots.[1] In 1916 Francis Macnamara left his family to follow various political and cultural adventures, including an attempt to establish a 'Republic of Macnamaraland'.[2] His family were left impoverished and they had to move home several times. They stayed in France with the Majolier family for a time and in 1923 they settled at Blashford in the New Forest.[3] Blashford was close to Freyn Court, the large property in Fordingbridge where Augustus John, Dorelia McNeill and an extended group of their friends and family were living the bohemian life. The Macnamara children moved fr

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Jodie Marsh

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Jodie Marsh

Jodie Louise Marsh (born 23 December 1978[1]) is an English media personality, bodybuilder, columnist and model. She has appeared in many TV shows, such as Celebrity Big Brother, The Weakest Link, The Kevin Bishop Show and Snog Marry Avoid? She has also featured in her own reality show, Totally Jodie Marsh. Her autobiography, Keeping It Real[2] reached the top 10 on the best-sellers list.[3] Marsh has also been a regular columnist for several national publications. Marsh is also known for her fitness regime and natural bodybuilding. In 2011, Marsh was fifth overall at the Natural Physique Association Bodybuilding Championships Early life Jodie Louise Marsh was born in Brentwood, Essex and educated at the independent Brentwood School.[4] She has a brother, Jordan.[5] Television, film and voice appearances Marsh was working at Stringfellows when she appeared in a programme about Essex Wives in 2002. This led to a number of modelling jobs (see below). She has subsequently participated in many reality telev

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Margaret Maddocks

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Margaret Maddocks

Margaret Kathleen Maddocks (née Avern ; 10 August 1906 – 20 October 1993) was a British writer of 17 gothic and romance novels. Before retiring she wrote her autobiography: An Unlessoned Girl in 1977. She is the only novelist to win four Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.[3] Biography Personal life Born in Caversham, Oxfordshire (now Berkshire), Maddocks was educated at St. Helen's School, Northwood, London, Middlesex, and in Dresden, Staffordshire.[4] On 1937, she married Richard Maddocks, who died in 1970.[5] She died in October 1993.[6] Career Published since 1947 under her married name, Margaret Maddocks, she is the only novelist who has won four Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association for her novels Larksbrook (1962), The Silver Answer (1965), Thea (1970), and The Moon is Square (1976).[3] In 1977, before retiring she published her autobiography: An Unlessoned Girl. “ Any writer must find it difficult to assess her own work ho

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Marisa Medina

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Marisa Medina

María Luisa Guiu Medina (December 2, 1942 – April 11, 2012) was a Spanish singer, actress and television presenter. Biography She started at TVE as a dedicated announcer reading scripts for cultural programs. She made her debut before the cameras in Spain in 1962 in the program En antena. Subsequently made numerous appearances in many other programs, mainly during the sixties and seventies. She made some forays into the world of cinema and song, to share the stage with Julio Iglesias. In 2000, she collaborated in some programs of Telecinco, such as "TNT" by Jordi González. Personal life In 1970 Medina married the composer Alfonso Santisteban, with whom she had three daughters. They divorced in 1994. On May 9, 2009, Medina appeared in the television program DEC, on Antena 3, speaking about colon cancer and hepatocarcinoma. On August 27, 2010, in an interview on the program "Sálvame Deluxe", she confirmed that she had one or two years to live. Medina died on April 11, 2012, at age 69 due to colon and live

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Isabella Fyvie Mayo

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Isabella Fyvie Mayo

Isabella Fyvie Mayo (pen name, Edward Garrett; 10 December 1843 – 13 May 1914) was a Scottish poet, novelist, suffragist, and reformer. With the help of friends, she published poems and stories, using the pseudonym, Edward Garrett. She spent most of her life living in Aberdeen, where she was the first woman elected to a public board.[1] Mayo was described as an "ethical anarchist, pacifist, anti-imperialist and anti-racist campaigner";[2] and her "home was an asylum for Asian Indians."[3] Early years and education Isabella Fyvie was born on 10 December 1843 in London of Scottish parents George Fyvie and Margaret Thomson.[4] When a child, her delight was to sit on her father's knee and listen to the legends of Buchan, and the stories that he brought with him from his father's farm, where his ancestors had been settled for three hundred years. His people were staunch Scotch Episcopalians, one of them being the Dean of Moray and Ross. Her mother's ancestors, on the paternal side, belonged to the Border country

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Thirza Nash

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Thirza Nash

Thirza Eagle Nash (1885 – 1962) was a South African novelist who wrote about white settler life.[1] Life Thirza Goch was born in South Africa, not far from the border with South West Africa. Her father was Willem Carel Goch, Wesleyan Minister and missionary at Leliefontein mission station, Namaqualand, and her mother was Louisa Anne Charleston.[2][3] She studied at the Normal College of Pretoria,[4] and married William Benjamin Nash in 1917.[5] She accompanied her husband, a mining geologist, to frontier settlements in South West Africa.[1] Works Oh, Miss Maginty!, London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1920 The Ex-Gentleman. London: Jarrolds, 1925 "Detained at the Office", The 20-Story Magazine, Vol. 28. No. 168 (June 1936) The Geyer Brood. London: Cassell, 1946 Witchweed. London: Cassell, 1947 For Passion is Darkness. London: Cassell, 1951 References Barbara Fister (1995). "Nash, Thirza". Third World Women's Literatures: A Dictionary and Guide to Materials in English. Greenwood Publishing Gro

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Uschi Obermaier

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Uschi Obermaier

Uschi Obermaier at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair Ursula "Uschi" Obermaier (September 24, 1946) is a former fashion model and actress associated with the 1968 left-wing movement in Germany. She is considered an iconic sex symbol of the so-called "1968 generation" and the protests of 1968.[1] Obermaier and Kommune 1 Obermaier was born in Sendling, a suburb of Munich, Germany. She started an apprenticeship as a photo-restorer but gave it up to become a model. She was discovered by the magazine Twen. After a successful photo-shoot with photographer Guido Mangold in Cameroon, she became its top model and internationally famous. She went on to work for other magazines and top photographers such as Helmut Newton.[2] In Munich, she was briefly a member of the Munich-based experimental commune/band Amon Düül around 1968/69 and lived in their commune. She met communard Rainer Langhans at a concert at the end of 1968 and she soon moved from Munich to the Berlin-based Kommune 1 after Langhans became her boyfriend. Th

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Lis Mellemgaard

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Lis Mellemgaard

Lis Mellemgaard (née Wognsen, 20 February 1924 – 5 July 2019[1]) was a Danish ophthalmologist and resistance spy. A member of the Holger Danske Group, she escaped execution by the Nazis as she remained at home with a sore throat. After completing her studies at the University of Copenhagen in 1952, she opened a practice as an eye specialist in Hillerød.[2][3] Biography Born as Liss Wognsen on 20 February 1924 in Copenhagen, the only child of a marine engineer and a seamstress. Raised on Amager, she matriculated from Christianshavns Gymnasium in 1943 and went on to study medicine at Copenhagen University.[4] Her early work in connection with the Dansk Samling party prepared her for involvement in the resistance movement from August 1943 when the Danish government ceased cooperating with the Germans. Initially, she distributed illegal newspapers and books, kept guard at sabotage sites and tracked suspected informers. As time went by, she was trained to shoot and take care of weapons and ammunition.[4] In Fe

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Bernie Nolan

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Bernie Nolan

Bernadette Therese Nolan (17 October 1960 – 4 July 2013) was an English-Irish actress, singer and television personality, formerly lead vocalist of the girl group the Nolans. She was the second youngest of sisters Anne, Denise, Maureen, Linda and Coleen. From the age of two, she was brought up in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. The Nolans began in 1974 and went on to have seven UK Top 20 hits, including "I'm in the Mood for Dancing" (1979), "Gotta Pull Myself Together" (1980) and "Attention to Me" (1981). They won the 1981 Tokyo Music Festival with "Sexy Music". She left the group in 1995 to become an actress. On television, she had roles in the Channel 4 soap opera Brookside from 2000–02 and the ITV police drama The Bill from 2002–05. while her numerous roles in stage musicals included Mrs. Johnstone in Blood Brothers (1998–2000), Hannah Owens in Flashdance: The Musical (2008–09) and Mama Morton in Chicago (2012). She was also a member of the Nolans line-up that reformed for a successful tour of the UK and

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Sarah Millican

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Sarah Millican

Sarah Jane Millican (née King;[1] born 29 May 1975)[2] is an English comedian. Millican won the comedy award for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.[3] In February 2013 she was listed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Radio 4's Woman's Hour,[4] and in the same year married fellow comedian Gary Delaney. Her first book, How to Be Champion, was released in 2017, and Millican has performed on various tours mainly throughout the United Kingdom over the years. Life and career Early life Millican was born and brought up in South Shields, England, the daughter of Valerie Prince and Philip D. King, who was a mining electrician. She attended Mortimer Comprehensive School, later to become Mortimer Community College,[5] and then worked as a civil servant at a job centre until the age of 29.[6] She was married on 5 November 1997[7] but divorced in 2004 and moved back in with her parents for two and a half years. 2005–2009: Career beginnings and touring Millican's debut Edi

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Coleen Nolan

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Coleen Nolan

Coleen Patricia Nolan (born 12 March 1965) is an English singer, television presenter and author. Nolan was a member of the Irish family girl group, The Nolans, in which she sang with her sisters. She subsequently became a regular panellist on the television chat show Loose Women from 2000 to 2011, and from 2013 onwards. As a member of The Nolans she first performed on television in 1974. She was a full-time member of the group from 1980 to 1994. The group was particularly successful in Japan, where they won the Tokyo Music Festival in 1981 and a Japanese Grammy Award in 1992. She was a member of the line-up that re-formed for a successful tour of the UK and Ireland in 2009. From 2001–02 Nolan co-presented the ITV daytime show This Morning. She returned to the show from 2010–12 as a presenter of the interactive hub segments. In 2009 she competed in the fourth series of the ITV show Dancing on Ice, where she finished in fourth place. In 2012 she appeared in the 10th series of Channel 5 reality series Celebri

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Sono Osato

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Sono Osato

Sono Osato (大里 ソノ, Osato Sono, August 29, 1919 – December 26, 2018) was an American dancer and actress.[1] She performed with ballet companies Ballets Russe de Monte-Carlo and the American Ballet Theatre. As an actress, she starred alongside Frank Sinatra in the film The Kissing Bandit. Early life Osato was born in Omaha, Nebraska.[1] She was the oldest of three children of a Japanese father (Shoji Osato, 1885–1955) and an Irish-French Canadian mother (Frances Fitzpatrick, 1897–1954).[2] Her family moved to Chicago in 1925 in order to be closer to Frances' family, and Shoji opened a photography studio there.[1][3] In 1927, when she was eight, Osato's mother took her and her sister to Europe for two years; while in Monte Carlo, they attended a performance of Cléopâtre by Sergei Diaghilev's famous Ballets Russes company, which inspired Osato to start ballet classes when she returned to Chicago in late 1929.[1][4][3] She studied with prominent dancers Berenice Holmes and Adolph Bolm.[3] Career Osato began he

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Malika Oufkir

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Malika Oufkir

Malika Oufkir (Arabic: مليكة أوفقير‎) (born April 2, 1953 in Marrakesh)[1] is a Moroccan Berber writer and former "disappeared". She is the daughter of General Mohamed Oufkir and a cousin of fellow Moroccan writer and actress Leila Shenna. History Malika Oufkir is the eldest daughter of Mohamed Oufkir. Her siblings are Abdellatif, Myriam (Mimi), Maria, Soukaina, and Raouf. General Mohamed Oufkir was the interior minister, minister of defense, and the chief of the armed forces. He was very trusted by King Hassan II (and the most powerful figure in Morocco after the King) during the 1960s and early 1970s in Morocco. But after attempting to assassinate the King and Moroccan delegation returning from France on a Boeing 727 jet in a coup d'état in 1972, General Oufkir was arrested and then executed. Malika Oufkir and her family were initially confined to house arrest in the south of Morocco from 1973 to 1977. Then General Oufkir's entire family was sent to a secret prison in the Sahara desert where they suffered

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Sonia Orbuch

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Sonia Orbuch

Sonia Shainwald Orbuch (born Sarah Shainwald, 24 May 1925 – 30 September 2018) was an American Holocaust educator. During the Second World War she was a Jewish resistance fighter in eastern Poland. Orbuch hid in the forests of Poland with her family during the Second World War. To survive, she was renamed Sonia by the Soviets, and she joined the Red Army and helped fight against the Germans. After the war, she returned home, where she met her future husband. After having a daughter in a refugee camp in Germany, the family eventually emigrated to the United States. She spent the rest of life in public engagement, speaking about her experiences and in 2009, published her autobiography, Here, There Are No Sarahs: A Woman's Courageous Fight Against the Nazis and Her Bittersweet Fulfillment of the American Dream. Early life Sarah Shainwald was born on 24 May 1925 and grew up in Luboml, Ukraine,[1] a town about 200 miles (320 km) south of Warsaw, Poland, that had a significant Jewish population.[2] Second Worl

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Tezer Özlü

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Tezer Özlü

Tezer Özlü (September 10, 1943, Kütahya – February 18, 1986, Zurich), Turkish writer. Biography Born in Kütahya, she spent her childhood in Simav, Ödemiş, and Gerede where her parents were on duty. She came to İstanbul when she was 10 years old. She went to St. George's Austrian High School but she did not graduate from that high school. She went outside Turkey in 1961 and went on to hitchhike around Europe.[1] Bibliography Eski Bahçe (1978) Çocukluğun Soğuk Geceleri (1980) Auf den Spuren eines Selbstmords (1983) Yaşamın Ucuna Yolculuk (1984) Eski Bahçe - Eski Sevgi (1987) Kalanlar (1995) Zaman Dışı Yaşam (2000). References Sezer Duru (2003). Tezer Özlü’ye Armağan. Yapı Kredi Yayınları. ISBN 978-975-363-309-3.

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Saymai Paladsrichuay

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Saymai Paladsrichuay (Thai: สายไหม ปลัดศรีช่วย, born August 4, 1987) is a retired Thai indoor volleyball player. She is a member of the Thailand women's national volleyball team.[1] Clubs As a volleyball player Khon Kaen (2005–2008) Yesilyurt (2008–2009) Idea Khonkaen (2010–2013) Cosmo Chiang Rai (2015–2016) As a coach assistant Khonkaen Star (2016–present) Awards Individuals 2006 Thailand League "Best Scorer 2006 Thailand League "Best Server 2003 Asian Youth Championship - "Best Scorer" Club 2006 Thailand League - Third place, with Khon Kaen 2007–08 Thailand League - Champion, with Khon Kaen 2012–13 Thailand League - Champion, with Idea Khonkaen References "Player's Biography". Retrieved 27 January 2018. External links FIVB Biography

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Violeta Parra

Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval (Spanish pronunciation: ; 4 October 1917 – 5 February 1967) was a Chilean composer, singer-songwriter, folklorist, ethnomusicologist and visual artist.[2] She pioneered the Nueva Canción Chilena (The Chilean New Song), a renewal and a reinvention of Chilean folk music that would extend its sphere of influence outside Chile. Parra is acknowledged as "the Mother of Latin American folk". Her birthdate (4 October) was chosen "Chilean Musicians' Day". In 2011, Andrés Wood directed a biopic about her, titled Violeta Went to Heaven (Spanish: Violeta se fue a los cielos). Biography Early years There is some uncertainty as to exactly where Violeta Parra was born. The stamp on her birth certificate says she was born in San Carlos, Ñuble Province, a small town in southern Chile on 4 October 1917, as Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval.[3] However, both the Violeta Parra Foundation (Fundación Violeta Parra) and the Violeta Parra Museum (Museo Violeta Parra) claim on their websites that

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Juliet Pannett

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Juliet Pannett

Juliet Kathleen Pannett MBE FRSA (née Somers; 15 July 1911 – 22 August 2005) was an English portrait painter. Background Born in Hove, East Sussex, Pannett started painting at three, and wanted to be a professional artist by seventeen.[1][2] She trained at Brighton College of Art in the 1920s under Louis Ginnett, and received her first artistic commission at eighteen to draw local Sussex characters for the Sussex County Magazine.[2] Pannett maintained a studio in Hove and was elected a member of the Society of Graphic Artists in 1934. She was a professional artist until her marriage in 1938.[2][3] Pannett married Major Rick Pannett who had been injured in the First World War when he was shot in the mouth. The bullet had pierced his cheek and missed all his bones.[4] Pannett gave up painting after the birth of her children. Suffering from depression, it was alleviated when she resumed painting.[4] In 1949 the family moved to Croydon where she built a studio in her garage.[3] The Pannett family later moved t

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Susan Paul

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Susan Paul

Susan Paul (1809–1841) was an African-American abolitionist from Boston, Massachusetts. A primary school teacher and member of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society, Paul also wrote the first biography of an African American published in the United States. The book, Memoir of James Jackson, was published in 1835.[1][2] Early life Paul was the youngest daughter of Baptist minister Thomas Paul and Catherine Waterhouse Paul. An outspoken social activist, Thomas Paul introduced Susan to the anti-slavery movement and many of the movement's most prominent players, such as David Walker and Lydia Maria Child.[3] Abolitionism and the Juvenile Choir Paul began her abolitionist career with the New England Anti-Slavery Society (NEASS) - a group that was significantly more receptive to women than other anti-slavery societies. In 1833, an assembly of men from NEASS, led by William Lloyd Garrison visited Paul's classroom, and were overwhelmed by the musical performances that Paul's students provided. As a result, Paul

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Victoria Pendleton

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Victoria Pendleton

Victoria Louise Pendleton, CBE (born 24 September 1980) is a British jockey and former track cyclist who specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. She is a former Olympic,World, European and Commonwealth champion. With two Olympic gold medals and one silver, Pendleton is one of Great Britain's most successful female Olympians. Pendleton represented Great Britain and England in international cycling competition, winning nine world titles including a record six in the individual sprint, dominating the event between 2005 and 2012. In 2008 she won the sprint in the Beijing Olympics, and in 2012, she won the gold medal in the keirin at the London Olympics, as well as silver in the sprint. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours[5] and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling.[6][7] As a gold medalist at European, World and Olympic level, Pendleton is also a member of the Euro

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Kallen Pokkudan

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Kallen Pokkudan

Kallen Pokkudan, also known as Kandal Pokkudan, was an Indian environmental activist and writer from Kerala.[1][2] He was known for his efforts for the protection and proliferation of the mangrove forests in Kerala, since 1989.[3] Biography Mangrove vegetation Pokkudan was born in 1937 at Iddukkil Thara, a hamlet in the remote village of Ezhom Moola, near Pazhayangadi, in Kannur district in the south Indian state of Kerala in a tribal family to Aringelayan Govindan Parotti and Kallen Vellachi.[4][5] He had minimal education which extended only up to 2nd standard and he took to communism at the age of 18. He was more aligned to the radical group in the Communist Party of India, was involved in many people's movement and was arrested on many occasions. He was an accused in many cases related to farmers' unrests including a murder case and was incarcerated several times.[4] When the party split in 1964, he took sides with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) but de-aligned from party ranks in the 1980s wh

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Hope Powell

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Hope Powell

Hope Patricia Powell, CBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former international footballer and women's first-team manager of Brighton & Hove Albion. She was the coach of the England women's national football team and the Great Britain women's Olympic football team until August 2013. As a player, Powell won 66 caps for England, mainly as an attacking midfielder, scoring 35 goals. She made her England debut at the age of 16, and went on to play in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, England's first World Cup appearance. She was also vice-captain of her country. At club level Powell played in four FA Women's Cup finals and captained Croydon to a League and Cup double in 1996. The Football Association (FA) appointed Powell as England's first-ever full-time national coach in 1998. She led the team at the 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship. After failing to qualify in 2003, she guided England to the quarter-finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2007 and 2011. England's best

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Anuradha Sharma Pujari

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Anuradha Sharma Pujari

Anuradha Sharma Pujari (Assamese: অনুৰাধা শৰ্মা পূজাৰী) (born 1964) is an influential Assamese journalist and author.[1] She is the editor of Sadin[2] and Satsori.[3] Her contributions to Assamese literature include fiction and essays.[4] She lives in Panjabari, Guwahati. Her first novel is Hriday Ek Bigyapan, which became popular among the youth of Assam. Early life Born in Jorhat, she studied sociology at the Dibrugarh University, and journalism at the Birla Institute of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences, Kolkata. She gained popularity with her column in Letters from Kolkata in Asom Bani weekly and fame with her novel The Heart's a Showbiz.[5] First published in 1998, it was hailed by Homen Borgohain as a contemporary classic. His review said it raised some basic questions about modern Assamese life that no other writer had raised before.[6] The novel went on to printings of 14 editions, granting her an unparalleled critical and commercial success.[7] Professional career The author was the guest of h

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Mandy Rice-Davies

Marilyn Davies (21 October 1944 – 18 December 2014), known as Mandy Rice-Davies, was a Welsh-born model and showgirl best known for her association with Christine Keeler and her role in the Profumo affair, which discredited the Conservative government of British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963. Early life Marilyn Davies was born near Llanelli, Wales, and, during her childhood, moved to Solihull, Warwickshire.[1][2] Her father was a policeman before becoming a technologist for Dunlop Rubber, and her mother was a former actress. She attended Sharmans Cross Secondary Modern School.[3][4] As a teenager she worked at Woods Farm in Shirley assisting with the horse yard there. She appeared older than her age and at 15 she gained a Saturday job as a clothes model at the Marshall & Snelgrove department store in Birmingham. At 16 she went to London as 'Miss Austin' at the Earls Court Motor Show,[5] and then worked as a dancer at Murray's Cabaret Club in Soho. Profumo scandal At Murray's Cabaret Club sh

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Gretchen Quie

Gretchen Marie Quie (August 4, 1927 – December 13, 2015) was an American artist, painter, potter, writer, and advocate for the arts. Quie served as the First Lady of Minnesota from 1979 until 1983 during the administration of her husband, Governor Al Quie. As First Lady, Quie established the State Ceremonial Building Council to oversee the restoration of the Minnesota Governor's Residence.[1] She also opened the Governor's Mansion to the general public through programs including, "Night at the Mansion," which chose Minnesotans through a lottery to spend the night at the residence.[1] Al and Gretchen Quie invited a family of Vietnamese refugees to live at the Governor's Residence's renovated carriage house to encourage Minnesotans to sponsor more refugees.[1][2] Her official manuscripts are housed in the collection of the Minnesota Historical Society.[3] Biography Quie was born Gretchen Marie Hansen to Ella and Sam Hansen on August 4, 1927, in Waverly, Iowa.[1] Her father, Sam Hansen, was a school administr

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Laura E. Richards

Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 – January 14, 1943) was an American writer. She wrote more than 90 books including biographies, poetry, and several for children. One well-known children's poem is her literary nonsense verse "Eletelephony". Biography Laura Elizabeth Howe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on February 27, 1850. Her father was Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an abolitionist and the founder of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind.[1] She was named after his famous deaf-blind pupil Laura Bridgman.[2] Her mother Julia Ward Howe wrote the words to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". In 1871 Laura married Henry Richards. He would accept a management position in 1876 at his family's paper mill at Gardiner, Maine, where the couple moved with their three children. In 1917 Laura won a Pulitzer Prize for Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, a biography, which she co-authored with her sisters, Maud Howe Elliott and Florence Hall. She died on January 14, 1943. Legacy A pre-ki

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Jennifer Saunders

Jennifer Jane Saunders (born 6 July 1958) is an English comedian, screenwriter, singer and actress. She has won three BAFTAs (including the BAFTA Fellowship), a British Comedy Award, a Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival Award, two Writers' Guild of Great Britain Awards, and a People's Choice Award. Saunders first found attention in the 1980s when she became a member of The Comic Strip after graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. With her comedy partner Dawn French, she wrote and starred in their eponymous sketch show, French and Saunders, for which she and French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009. Saunders received acclaim through the early to mid-1990s for writing and playing the main character of Edina Monsoon in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. She has guest-starred in the American sitcoms Roseanne and Friends and won the People's Choice Awards for voicing the evil Fairy Godmother in DreamWorks' animated Shrek 2. In 2015, Saunders voiced Queen Elizabeth II in the anima

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Stella Rimington

Dame Stella Rimington DCB (born 13 May 1935) is a British author and former Director General of MI5, a position she held from 1992 to 1996. She was the first female DG of MI5, and the first DG whose name was publicised on appointment. In 1993, Rimington became the first DG of MI5 to pose openly for cameras at the launch of a brochure outlining the organisation's activities.[1][2] Early life Rimington was born Stella Whitehouse in South London, England; her family moved from South Norwood to Essex in 1939, due to the danger of living in London during World War II. Her father got a job as chief draughtsman at a steel works in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, and the family moved there and she was educated at Crosslands Convent School[3] after spending some time in Wallasey. When her father got a job in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, the family moved to the Midlands, where Stella attended Nottingham High School for Girls. She spent her last summer of secondary school working as an au pair in Paris, before enrolling at the

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Crissy Rock

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Crissy Rock

Christine Murray (born 23 September 1958), known professionally as Crissy Rock, is an English award-winning actress, stand-up comedian, and best-selling author, most notable for her role as Maggie Conlan in the 1994 film Ladybird, Ladybird, and as Janey York in Benidorm whom she played from 2007, until 2011 when she was axed from the show, although she returned in Episode 6 of Series 5 for a cameo role, and then again for two episodes of Series 7 in 2015.[1] She appeared in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2011. In December 2012, she appeared on Celebrity Come Dine With Me.[2] For her performance in Ladybird, Ladybird, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 44th Berlin International Film Festival.[3] Personal life Rock was born in Liverpool in 1958 to Edward and Margaret (née Bryan) Murray. As of September 2012 she is currently living in Peterlee, County Durham. Her parents had married at St Nathaniel's Anglican chapel several months before her birth. Her best-selling autobiography Thi

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Anne Robinson

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Anne Robinson

Anne Josephine Robinson (born 26 September 1944) is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her acerbic style of presenting and reality television shows. She was one of the presenters on the long-running British series Watchdog from 1993 to 2001 and 2009 to 2015. She gained her highest profile as the host of the BBC game show The Weakest Link from 2000 to 2012,[2] which earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean".[3] Robinson reprised her role of presenter of The Weakest Link for a celebrity edition in aid of Children in Need in November 2017.[4] Early life Robinson was born in Crosby, Lancashire, on 26 September 1944 and is of Irish descent.[5] Her father was a schoolteacher. Her mother, Anne Josephine (née Wilson), who was an alcoholic,[6] was an agricultural businesswoman from Northern Ireland, where she was the manager of a market stall. When she came to England, she married into her husband's family of wholesale chicken dealers, and sold rationed rabbit after the Second World War.[5] She

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Niki de Saint Phalle

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Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle (born Catherine-Marie-Agnès Fal de Saint Phalle, 29 October 1930 – 21 May 2002) was a French-American[3][4] sculptor, painter, and filmmaker. Widely noted as one of the few female monumental sculptors,[5] de Saint Phalle was also known for her social commitment and work.[6] She had a difficult and traumatic childhood and education, which she wrote about decades later. After an early marriage and two children, she began creating art in a naïve, experimental style. She first received worldwide attention for angry, violent assemblages which had been shot by firearms. These evolved into Nanas, light-hearted, whimsical, colorful, large-scale sculptures of animals, monsters, and female figures. Her most comprehensive work was the Tarot Garden, a large sculpture garden containing numerous works ranging up to house-sized creations. Her idiosyncratic style has been called "outsider art"; she had no formal training in art,[1] but associated freely with many other contemporary artists, writers, and

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Stacy Schiff

Stacy Madeleine Schiff (born October 26, 1961)[1] is an American nonfiction author. Biography Schiff, born in Adams, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Phillips Academy (Andover) preparatory school, and earned her B.A. degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement.[2][3] Schiff won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), a biography of Vera Nabokov, wife and muse of Vladimir Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Saint-Exupéry: A Biography of Antoine de Saint Exupéry.[1] Schiff's A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (2005) won the George Washington Book Prize.[4] Her fourth book, Cleopatra: A Life, was published in 2010. As the Wall Street Journal's reviewer put it, "Schiff does a rare thi

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Ray Singleton

Raynoma "Ray" Mayberry Liles Gordy Singleton (March 8, 1937 – November 11, 2016) was an American R&B producer, songwriter, and vocalist perhaps best known for her association with ex-husband, Berry Gordy during the early days of Motown when she was often known as Miss Ray. Early life Raynoma Mayberry was born on March 8, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. She was her mother Lucille’s eighth child, but her first by her marriage to Ashby Mayberry. Although her father worked as a janitor for Cadillac, he did well enough to purchase a house on Detroit’s Blaine Street in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood.[1] In the mid 1950s, Raynoma met and married Charles Liles, an aspiring musician. They had one son, Cliff Liles, born in December 1955. Burdened by financial pressures, the marriage soon folded.[1] Career Early association with Berry Gordy In 1958, Raynoma and her younger sister, Alice, auditioned as a duo for a young songwriter named Berry Gordy. Sensing that Gordy was not excited about their singing, Rayno

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Jean Shepard

Ollie Imogene "Jean" Shepard (November 21, 1933 – September 25, 2016) was an American honky tonk singer-songwriter who pioneered for women in country music. Shepard released a total of 73 singles to the Hot Country Songs chart, one of which reached the No. 1 spot. She recorded a total of 24 studio albums between 1956–81, and became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. After Kitty Wells' 1952 breakthrough, Shepard quickly followed, and a national television gig and the Opry helped make her a star when few female country singers had enduring success. Her first hit, "A Dear John Letter", a 1953 duet with Ferlin Husky, was the first post-World War II record by a woman country artist to sell more than a million copies.[1] Biography Ollie Imogene Shepard was born November 21, 1933, in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, one of 10 children. She was raised in Visalia, California, near Bakersfield.[2] As a teenager, she played bass in the Melody Ranch Girls, an all-female band formed in 1948. Hank Thompson discovered Shepa

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