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Anne Parrish (17 oct 1761 – 26 dec 1800 | Philadelphia PA – Philadelphia PA) Quaker, educator, philanthropist, school founder, girls’ / women’s right activist

Ellen Palmer Allerton (17 oct 1835 – 31 aug 1893 Centerville NY – Padonia KS) poet

Sophia Gregoria Hayden Bennett (17 oct 1868 – 03 feb 1953 | Santiago, Chile – Winthrop MA) architect, first female MIT architecture graduate

Edith E. Haworth (17 oct 1878 – 1953 | Michigan US – Detroit MI) American artist, Detroit Society of Women Painters co-founder / treasurer

Doris Batcheller Humphrey (17 oct 1895 – 29 dec 1958 | Oak Park IL – New York NY) dancer, author, choreographer, autobiographical author

Francesca Braggiotti Lodge (17 oct 1902 – 25 feb 1998 | Florence, Italy – Marbella, Spain) dancer, actress, dubber, patron of arts, former First Lady of Connecticut, founding member of American Shakespeare Festival [obituary]

Rosamund Van Der Zee Marshall (17 oct 1902 – 13 nov 1957 | US – Vancouver Island CAN) novelist

Jessie Irene Noblett Ryan (17 oct 1902 – 26 apr 1973 | San Francisco CA – Santa Monica CA) tv / radio / film / vaudeville actress, cookbook author, scholarship founder

Marian Marsh (17 oct 1913 – 09 nov 2006 | Trinidad, BWI – Palm Desert CA) actress, née Violet Krauth, environmentalist, desert conservation organization founder

Marsha Virginia Hunt (17 oct 1917 – Chicago IL) actress, fashion author, memoirist

Gretchen Kiger Cryer (17 oct 1935 – Dunreith IN) lyricist, actress, playwright

Vilma Socorro Martinez (17 oct 1943 – San Antonio TX) lawyer, civil rights activist, first female US Ambassador to Argentina

Betsy Norden (17 oct 1945 – Cincinnati OH) American operatic soprano

Carol Dweck (17 oct 1946 – ) author, psychology professor / researcher

Margo Lillian Jefferson (17 oct 1947 – Chicago IL) author, former theatre critic, journalism / writing professor

Margot Kidder (17 oct 1948 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories) actress, Canadian-American, social / political / women’s activist, née Margaret Ruth

Susan P. Stroman (17 oct 1954 – Wilmington DE) performer, choreographer, film / theatre director

Mae Jemison (17 oct 1956 – Decatur AL) author, dancer, astronaut, physician

Susan Marshall (17 oct 1958 – ) dancer, choreographer, artistic director

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