04 apr 12 | women.born.today

Mollie Evelyn Moore [M. E. M.] Davis (12 apr 1844 – 01 jan 1909 | Talladega AL – New Orleans LA) poet, editor, author, salon hostess

Ella Gaunt Smith (12 apr 1868 – 02 apr 1932 | Roanoke AL – Roanoke AL) doll designer / manufacturer

Imogen Cunningham (12 apr 1883 – 24 jun 1976 | Portland OR – San Francisco CA) author, menotor, photographer

Eleanor [Leonia] Touroff Glueck (12 apr 1898 – 25 sep 1972 | Brooklyn NY – Cambridge MA) author, criminologist, juvenile delinquency specialist expert

Clara Ellaline Hope Leighton (12 apr 1898 – 04 nov 1989 | London UK – Waterbury CT) artist, writer, illustrator, wood engraver, aka Clare Veronica Hope Leighton

Alice Joséphine [Lily] Pons (12 apr 1898 – 13 feb 1976 | Draguignan, France – Dallas TX) actress, coloratura operatic soprano

Gladys Bagg Taber (12 apr 1899 – 11 mar 1980 | Colorado Springs CO – Hyannis MA) author, columnist, professor

Florence Reece (12 apr 1900 – 03 aug 1986 | Sharps Chapel TN – Knoxville TN) poet, folk songwriter, labor / civil rights activist

Justine Wise Polier (12 apr 1903 – 31 jul 1987 | Portland OR – New York NY) judge, first female NY Justice, anti-segregation / educational activist [obituary]

Beverly Cleary (12 apr 1916 – McMinnville OR) librarian, serial children’s / young-adult novelist

Carol Emshwiller (12 apr 1921 – Ann Arbor MI) magic realism / science fiction novelist, short story writer

Lillian Drazek Gallo (12 apr 1928 – 06 jun 2012 | Springfield MA – Woodland Hills CA) tv producer, Marine Corps Captain, pioneering Hollywood collaborator with female screenwriter

Toi Derricotte (12 apr 1941 – Hamtramck MI) poet, professor

Marcia Talley (12 apr 1943 – Cleveland OH) librarian, mystery novelist, short story writer

Rebecca Trachtenberg Alpert (12 apr 1950 – Brooklyn NY) rabbi, editor, author, social activist

Louise Fili (12 apr 1951 – Orange NJ) graphic designer, non-fiction author

Emily Mann (12 apr 1952 – Boston MA) author, playwright, artistic director

Sandra [Sandy] Hill Pittman (12 apr 1955 – Los Gatos CA) author, fashion editor, mountaineer

Tama Janowitz (12 apr 1957 – San Francisco CA) novelist, short story writer

Janet Heaney (12 apr 1958 – 10 jan 1997 | Mont Vernon NH – Los Angeles CA) tv / film screenwriter

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