06 jun 15

Adah Isaacs Menken (15 jun 1835 – 10 aug 1868 | New Orleans LA – Paris, France) poet, painter, actress, journalist, née Dolores Adios Fuertes

Malvina Hoffman (15 jun 1855 – 10 jul 1966 | New York NY – New York NY) author, sculptor, memoirist, WWII Red Cross activist

Ernestine Rössler Schumann-Heink (15 jun 1861 – 17 nov 1936 | Liebe, Bohemia – Hollywood CA) operatic contralto, historical preservationist, WWII US supporter / fundraiser / entertainer

Elinore Morehouse Herrick (15 jun 1895 – 11 oct 1964 | New York NY – Chapel Hill NC) journalist, labor relations specialist

Helen Cordero (15 jun 1915 – 24 jul 1994 | Cochiti Pueblo NM – Cochiti Pueblo NM) potter, storyteller pottery figurines inventor / innovator

Lillian Bassman (15 jun 1917 – 13 feb 2012 | Brooklyn NY – New York NY) painter, fashion photographer [obituary]

Elizabeth Florence Colson (15 jun 1917 – Hewitt MN) author, social anthropologist, professor emerita

Naomi Gilpatrick (15 jun 1918 – 05 jun 2011 | Holyoke MA – Rockport MA) author, novelist, professor

Eudorah Moore (15 jun 1918 – 20 apr 2013 | Denver CO – Pasadena CA) curator, patron of arts, craft as art advocate, revolutionized California design

Amy Clampitt (15 jun 1920 – 10 sep 1994 | New Providence IA – Lenox MA) poet, author

Carol Fox (15 jun 1926 – 21 jul 1981 | Chicago IL – Chicago IL) opera impresario, co-founder Lyric Opera of Chicago [obituary]

Betty Ren Wright (15 jun 1927 – 31 dec 2013 | Wakefield MI – Racine WI) children’s author, ghost story writer

Lola Lemire Tostevin (15 jun 1937 – Timmins, Ontario) poet, novelist, feminist, literary critic

Marideth Sisco (15 jun 1943 – Butterfield MO) singer, journalist

Dava Sobel (15 jun 1947 – The Bronx NY) science-based popular non-fiction writer

Sandra [Sandy] Froman (15 jun 1949 – San Francisco CA) author, attorney, lobbyist, public speaker

Nora Barry Fisher (15 jun 1951 – Homestead PA) attorney, legal editor, US federal judge

Ana Castillo (15 jun 1953 – Chicago IL) poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer

Marjorie Agosin (15 jun 1955 – Maryland US) poet, essayist, fiction writer, activist, professor

Polly Carey Draper (15 jun 1956 – Gary IN) writer, actress, producer, director

Sharon Veronica LaFraniere (15 jun 1957 – Detroit MI) journalist, investigative reporter, national newspaper acting deputy editor

Leslie McGrath (15 jun 1957 – Bridgeport CT) poet, former editor online arts journal Drunken Boat

Tamiko Thiel (15 jun 1957 – United States) collaborative author, site specific installation artist

Mary Hall Surface (15 jun 1958 – Bowling Green KY) playwright, theater director

Eileen Marie Davidson (15 jun 1959 – Artesia CA) actress, mystery novelist

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