06 jun 18 | women.born.today

Jane Lampton Clemens (18 Jun 1803 – 27 Oct 1890 | Columbia KY – Keokuk IA) literary family figure, mother of Samuel Clemens, portrayed as Aunt Polly in Tom Sawyer

Frances [Fanny] Sargent Locke Osgood (18 Jun 1811 – 12 May 1850 | Boston MA – New York NY) poet, author, letter correspondent

Laura Adeline Muntz Lyall (18 Jun 1860 – 09 Dec 1930 | Radford, England – Toronto, Canada) visual artist

Carolyn Wells (18 Jun 1862 – 26 Mar 1942 | Rahway NJ – New York NY) poet, author

Fannie Pearson Hardy Eckstorm (18 Jun 1865 – 31 Dec 1946 | Brewer ME – Brewer ME) author, folklorist, ornithologist

Blanche Yurka (18 Jun 1887 – 06 Jun 1974 | Bohemia – New York NY) actress, opera singer, director, playwright, autobiographical author

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (18 Jun 1889 – 07 Feb 1955 | Brooklyn NY – Bronx NY) detective novelist, short story writer

Louise Hall Tharp (18 Jun 1898 – 02 May 1992 | Oneonta NY – Fairfield CT) lecturer, children’s author, historical biographer, national Girl Scouts leader / editor

Gwen Dew (18 Jun 1903 – 17 Jun 1993 | Albion MI – Scottsdale AZ) author, journalist, photographer, world traveler

Jeanette Anna MacDonald (18 Jun 1903 – 14 Jan 1965 | Philadelphia PA – Houston TX) actress, operatic soprano, autobiographical author, WWII Women’s Voluntary Services co-founder

[Anahareo] Gertrude Moltke Bernard (18 Jun 1906 – 17 Jun 1986 | Mattawa, Ontario – Kamloops, BC, Canada) Mohawk-Iroquois writer, animal rights activist, conservationist

Ester Evalyn Sera Owen Bowen (18 Jun 1911 – 1999 | Wales UK – Nova Scotia, Canada) actor, writer, playwright, drama teacher, organized and directed the first all Negro drama group in Canada

Françoise Loranger 18 Jun 1913 – 05 Apr 1995 | Saint-Hilaire, Quebec – Montreal, Quebec) author, feminist, playwright, radio producer, theatrical writer

Sylvia Field Porter (18 Jun 1913 – 05 Jun 1991 | Patchogue NY – Pound Ridge NY) author, journalist, columnist, economist, radio personality

Mary Ward Brown (18 Jun 1917 – 14 May 2013 | Hamburg AL – Marion AL) novelist, short fiction writer

Elisabeth Waldo Denzel (18 Jun 1918 – Yakima WA) violinist, composer, songwriter, conductor, ethnomusicologist, exotica music genre pioneer

Gail Kathleen Godwin (18 Jun 1937 – Birmingham AL) novelist, short story writer, single non-fiction author

Jill Gibson (18 Jun 1942 – Los Angeles CA) painter, sculptor, photographer, singer-songwriter

Chellis Glendinning (18 Jun 1947 – Cleveland OH) essayist, political activist, retired psychotherapist, creative nonfiction author

Sherry Turkle (18 Jun 1948 – New York NY) author, academic, human-technology interaction specialist

Martha Sonntag Bradley-Evans (18 Jun 1951 – Salt Lake City UT) author, academic, Mormon feminist, planning and architecture professor, former president of Mormon History Association

Shirley Cheechoo (18 Jun 1952 – Eastmain, Quebec) Cree writer, actress, producer, director, visual artist, aka Cactus Rose

Nicole Peyrafitte (18 Jun 1960 – Luchon, France) performance artist, art / food / ecology blogger

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