12 dec 08 | women.born.today

Mary Aloysia Hardey (08 dec 1809 – 17 jun 1886 | Piscataway MD – Paris, France) US Religious Sister of Society of the Sacred Heart, established convents in Eastern US, Cuba, and Canada

Lucy Addison (08 dec 1861 – 13 nov 1937 | Upperville VA- Washington DC) African-American educator, school teacher / principal

Mary Kimball Morgan (08 dec 1861 – 13 oct 1948 | Janesville WI – Elsah IL) Christian Science edcuator, founder/president of Principia Schools and College

Nellie Verne Walker (08 dec 1874 – 10 jul 1973 | Red Oak IA – Colorado Springs CO) sculptor

Stella George Stern Perry (08 dec 1877 – 07 nov 1956 | New Orleans LA – Brooklyn NY) poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, nonfiction author

Marie Mattingly Meloney (08 dec 1878 – 23 jun 1943 | Bardstown KY – Pawling NY) socialite, journalist, magazine editor, housing activist, founded Better Homes in America, friend / confidante of Eleanor Roosevelt

Grace Legler Benbough (08 dec 1881 – 12 oct 1961 | Valley Falls KS – San Diego CA) philanthropist, civic / social activist

Irene Maud Lentz (08 dec 1901 – 15 nov 1962 | Baker MT – Los Angeles CA) aka Irene and Irene Gibbons, fashion designer, costume designer

Zelma Watson George (08 dec 1903 – 03 jul 1994 | Hearne TX – Shaker Heights OH) aka Zelmaa, opera singer, librettist, philanthropist, African-American expert / research specialist

Anne Froelick Taylor (08 dec 1913 – 26 jan 2010 | Hinsdale MA – Los Angeles CA) novelist, playwright, screenwriter

Dorothy Vredenburgh Bush (08 dec 1916 – 21 dec 1991 | Baldwyn MS – Naples FL) political figure, Secretary of Democratic National Convention

Elsie Bernice Fisher (08 dec 1916 – 02 may 1966 | Punxsutawney PA – New York NY) author, union organizer, civil rights activist, Congress of Racial Equality co-founder

Antoinette [Toni] Martignoni (08 dec 1918 – Brooklyn NY) personal growth / development artist, Inner Portrait Process creator / innovator

Julia Hall Bowman Robinson (08 dec 1919 – 30 jul 1985 | St Louis MO – Oakland CA) author, mathematician, political activist

Jean Ritchie (08 dec 1922 – 01 jun 2015 | Viper KY – Berea KY) author, folk music singer-songwriter, Appalachian dulcimer player

Anita Nanez Martinez (08 dec 1925 – Dallas TX) Mexican-American, social / youth activist, City Council member, founded Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico and Anita Martinez Recreation Center

Marie Elyse St. George (08 dec 1929 – St Catherines, Ontario) poet, artist, art teacher, etcher, painter, lithographer, printmaker, memoirist

margareta waterman [lowercase] (08 dec 1932 – Boston MA) poet, publisher

Graciela Daniele (08 dec 1939 – Buenos Aires, Argentina) Argentine-American dancer, choreographer, theater director

Mary Catherine Bateson (08 dec 1939 – New York NY) author, cultural anthropologist

Laura Clayton (08 dec 1943 – Lexington KY) pianist, composer, doctor of musical arts

Mary Woronov (08 dec 1943 – Palm Beach FL) author, actress, memoirist, figurative painter, aka Mary Might, Mary Pfft, Mary Whitehead, Mary Gershunny, Mary Woronoff

Elsa Zamparelli (08 dec 1944 – US) set director, costume designer, born Marie Johanna Elizabeth Vande Bovenkamp

Margaret Joan Geller (08 dec 1947 – Ithaca NY) author, lecturer, professor, astrophysicist

Mary Catherine Gordon (08 dec 1949 – Far Rockaway NY) novelist, professor, memoirist, literary critic

Nancy Meyers (08 dec 1949 – Philadelphia PA) film director, producer, screenwriter

Paula Elaine Downing King (08 dec 1951 – Portland OR) science fiction author, pen names: Paula E. Downing, Paula King, Paula Downing King, P. K. McAllister

Robin Wesner (08 dec 1952 – Philadelphia PA) self-taught abstract / palette knife artist

Sharon Gail Lee (08 dec 1953 – Knoxville TN) attorney, Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court

Melanie Morgan (08 dec 1956 – Kansas City MO) author, columnist, radio show host, political commentator

Laura J. Mixon (08 dec 1957 – US) nonfiction author, chemical / environmental engineer, sci-fi novelist / short story writer, aka Morgan J. Locke

Brigitte Shim (08 dec 1958 – Kingston, Jamaica) Canadian architect, professor, lecturer, founding partner of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects in Toronto, Ontario