04 apr 08 | women.born.today

Elizabeth Bacon Custer (08 apr 1842 – 04 apr 1933 | Monroe MI – New York NY) author, lecturer, widow, historical figure promoter

Julia Ellsworth Shaw Ford (08 apr 1861 – 14 aug 1950 | New York NY – New York NY) artist, author, socialite, art collector, philanthropist, salon doyenne

Albion Fellows Bacon (08 apr 1865 – 10 dec 1933 | McCutchanville IN – Evansville IN) author, reformer, social / housing activist

Alice Cooper (08 apr 1875 – 1937 | Glenwood IA – Denver CO) sculptor, feminist, created bronze Sacajawea statue

Blanche Stuart [Betty] Scott (08 apr 1885 – 12 jan 1970 | Rochester NY – Rochester NY) curator, scriptwriter, pioneering aviator, second American woman to drive across the US

Margaret Ayer Barnes (08 apr 1886 – 25 oct 1967 | Chicago IL – Cambridge MA) playwright, novelist, short-story writer

Julia Lina Sauer (08 apr 1891 – 26 jun 1983 | Rochester NY – Rochester NY) librarian, children’s fantasy / realistic fiction author

Dorothy Stewart (08 apr 1891 – 24 dec 1955 | Philadelphia PA – Mexico City, Mexico) artist, printer, printmaker, book illustrator

Mary Pickford (08 apr 1892 – 29 may 1979 | Toronto, Ontario – Santa Monica CA) actress, producer, screenwriter, first female movie mogul, aka America’s Sweetheart, born Gladys Marie Smith

Grace Cunard (08 apr 1893 – 19 jan 1967 | Columbus OH – Woodland Hills CA) actress, director, scriptwriter, aka The Serial Queen, born Harriet Mildred Jeffries

Ilka Chase (08 apr 1900 – 15 feb 1978 | New York NY – Mexico City, Mexico) actress, novelist, memoirist

Jessie Maye Smith (08 apr 1907 – 05 apr 2005 | Wilbarger County TX – Fort Worth TX) author, columnist, conservationist, self-taught ornithologist, aka The Bird Lady of Tarrant County

Anna Palmer North Coit (08 apr 1908 – 15 oct 2014 | Manhattan NY – Mystic CT) poet, Quaker, activist, historian, journalist, Christmas tree farmer

Janet Schaeffer Wolfe (08 apr 1914 – 30 nov 2015 | New York NY – New York NY) writer, world traveler, New Yorker Talk of the Town columnist, executive director of the New York City Housing Authority Symphony [obituary]

Elizabeth Ann [Betty] Bloomer Ford (08 apr 1918 – 08 jul 2011 | Chicago IL – Rancho Mirage CA) feminist, arts / social activist, alcohol recovery clinic founder, politically active US Presidential First Lady

Phyllis Webb (08 apr 1927 – Victoria, British Columbia) poet, author, radio broadcaster

Rita E. [Betty] Paraskevas (08 apr 1929 – 07 apr 2010 | Linden NJ – Southampton NY) lyricist, playwright, children’s author

Estela Ruiz (08 apr 1936 – Lordsburg NM) author, alleged Marian visionary

Joan Tewkesbury (08 apr 1936 – Redlands CA) actress, producer, screenwriter, tv / film director

Mary Lee Wheat Gray (08 apr 1939 – Nebraska US) author, mathematician, Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) founding member / president

Trina Schart Hyman (08 apr 1939 – 19 nov 2004 | Philadelphia PA – Lyme NH) children’s book illustrator

Elizabeth Clare Wulf Prophet (08 apr 1939 – 15 oct 2009 | Long Branch NJ – Bozeman MT) author, teacher, orator, church co-founder / leader

Hildegard Westerkamp (08 apr 1946 – Osnabrück, Germany) German-Canadian teacher, sound ecologist, electroacoustic music composer, Vancouver Co-Op Radio co-founder

Ann Hould-Ward (08 apr 1954 – Glasgow MT) costume designer

Barbara Kingsolver (08 apr 1955 – Annapolis MD) poet, novelist, essayist

Gayle Haggard (08 apr 1957 – Colorado Springs CO) author, speaker, evangelical church co-founder

Jean Allison Stuntz (08 apr 1957 – Orange TX) author, historian, women’s studies professor

Kathy Page (08 apr 1958 – London UK) British-Canadian novelist, short story writer

Elinor Teresa [Nell] Newman (08 apr 1959 – New York NY) actress, aka Nell Potts, biologist, philanthropist, entrepreneur, environmentalist

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