04 apr 26 | women.born.today

Frances Manwaring Caulkins (26 apr 1795 – 03 feb 1869 | New London CT – New London CT) writer, memoirist, historian

Alice Cary (26 apr 1820 – 12 feb 1871 | Mount Healthy OH – New York NY) poet, author, novelist, suffragist, first president of Sorosis

Martha Theresa Brown Finley (26 apr 1828 – 30 jan 1909 | Chillicothe OH – Elkton MD) author, teacher, serial novelist, aka Martha Farquharson

Erminnie Adele Platt Smith (26 apr 1836 – 09 jun 1886 | Marcellus NY – Jersey City NJ) author, ethnologist

Mary Schenck Raphael Woolman (26 apr 1860 – 01 aug 1940 | Camden NJ – unknown) author, lecturer, home economist, women’s sewing / clothing expert

Natalie Curtis Burlin (26 apr 1875 – 23 oct 1921 | New York NY – Paris, France) author, ethnomusicologist

Corinne Anita Loos (26 apr 1888 – 18 aug 1981 | Sisson CA – New York NY) author, playwright, screenwriter, comic novelist

Margaret Newell H’Doubler (26 apr 1889 – 26 mar 1982 | Beloit KS – Springfield MO) author, dancer, dance school founder / teacher

Dorothy Varian (26 apr 1895 – 01 oct 1985 | New York NY – Bearsville NY) painter, designer

Wilhelmina Marguerita Crosson (26 apr 1900 – 28 may 1991 | Rutherford NJ – Boston MA) author, educator, school administrator, pedagogy expert

Sara Gwendolyn [Gwen] Frostic (26 apr 1906 – 25 apr 2001 | Sandusky MI – Frankfort MI) artist, author, printer, sculptor, block printer

Julia Evelyn Godman Ruuttila (26 apr 1907 – 05 apr 1991 | Eugene OR – Anchorage AK) poet, novelist, social / peace activist, investigative journalist

Gale Wilhelm (26 apr 1908 – 11 jul 1991 | Eugene OR – Berkeley CA) lesbian novelist

Dorothy Margaret Salisbury Davis (26 apr 1916 – 03 aug 2014 | Chicago IL – Palisades NY) serial crime fiction novelist / short story writer

Olga Zatorsky Hirshhorn (26 apr 1920 – 03 oct 2015 | Greenwich CT –  Naples FL) modern art collector, art museum benefactor

Vivian Perlis (26 apr 1928 – Brooklyn NY) musicologist, oral historian, founder / former director of Yale University’s Oral History of American Music

Carol Burnett (26 apr 1933 – San Antonio TX) writer, actress, comedian

Patricia Reilly Giff (26 apr 1935 – Brooklyn NY) teacher, children’s book author

Elsa Dorfman (26 apr 1937 – Cambridge MA) author, portrait photographer

Maria Campbell (26 apr 1940 – Athlone, Edmonton) Métis Elder, author, playwright, broadcaster, filmmaker, English professor

Cathleen [Cathie] Prunty Black (26 apr 1944 – Chicago IL) magazine / publishing executive, former New York City Schools Chancellor, first woman publisher of US weekly consumer magazine

Linda Redlick Hirshman (26 apr 1944 – Cleveland OH) author, pundit, feminist, attorney

Marilyn Nelson Waniek (26 apr 1946 – Cleveland OH) poet, translator, children’s book author

Kathleen Dee-Anne [Koo]  Stark (26 apr 1956 – New York NY) actress, photographer, breast cancer activist

Dorothy Theresa [Dolly] Hall (26 apr 1960 – US) film producer, LGBT activist/supporter

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