07 jul 12 | women-born-today

Sara Tappan Lawrence Doolittle Robinson (12 Jul 1827 – 15 Nov 1911 | Belchertown MA – Lawrence KS) author, Kansas historian, First Lady of Kansas, first donor for Santa Fe Trail marker, founded research table for women in Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole MA

Lucy Fitch Perkins (12 Jul 1865 – 18 Mar 1937 | Maples IN – Pasadena CA) children’s book author / illustrator

Cora Ethel Eaton Howarth Crane (12 Jul 1868 – 05 Sep 1910 | Boston MA – Jacksonville FL) writer, journalist, bordello / nightclub owner, common-law wife to Stephen Crane

Annie Carroll Moore (12 Jul 1871 – 20 Jan 1961 | Limerick ME – New York NY) author, educator, librarian, book critic, children’s library activist / advocate

June Etta Downey (12 Jul 1875 – 11 Oct 1932 | Laramie WY – Trenton NJ) author, psychologist, philosophy of aesthetics researcher

Hettie Gray Baker (12 Jul 1880 – 14 Nov 1957 | Hartford CT – Porter Corner NY) author, librarian, film editor, title writer, screenwriter, movie executive, censor representative

Jetta Goudal (12 Jul 1891 – 14 Jan 1985 | Amsterdam, Netherlands – Los Angeles CA) Dutch-American actress, interior designer, née Julie Henriette Goudeket, landmark ruling in lawsuit against DeMille

Helen Worden Erskine Cranmer (12 Jul 1891- 31 Jul 1984 | Denver CO – Denver CO) author, biographer, journalist, advice columnist

Mildred Cohn (12 Jul 1913 – 12 Oct 2009 | New York NY – Philadelphia PA) author, biochemist, pioneered use of nuclear magnetic resonance in studying enzyme reactions

Doris Grumbach (12 Jul 1918 – New York NY) editor, novelist, essayist, biographer, literary critic, bookstore owner

Honoré Desmond Sharrer (12 Jul 1920 – 17 Apr 2009 | West Point NY – Washington DC) artist, WWII welder, figurative painter

Rhoda Barney Jenkins (12 Jul 1920 – 25 Aug 2007 | New York NY – Greenwich CT) architect, social activist, first US female civil engineer

Florence [Flo] Aaronson Ayres (12 Jul 1923 – Baltimore MD) radio actress / producer, radio / communications professor, AFTRA-SAG chapter founder, children’s CD writer / actress / producer

Oleta [Lee] Kirk Abrams (12 Jul 1927 – 08 Jan 2005 | Bozeman MT – Oakland CA) educator, social activist, co-founded BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape) first US rape crisis center, first victim-witness advocate Alameda County CA [obituary]

Zilia Sánchez Domínguez (12 Jul 1928 – San Juan, Puerto Rico) painting, sculpture, drawing and scenographic design artist

Rita Eleanor Hauser (12 Jul 1934 – New York NY) philanthropist, international lawyer, peace activist / advisor, Chair of International Peace Institute, Advisory Board Chair of International Crisis Group

Carolyn Joan Clark Pollan (12 Jul 1937 – Houston TX) educator, businesswoman, State politician

Barbara Crossette (12 Jul 1939 – Philadelphia PA) author, journalist, foreign correspondent

Delia Ephron (12 Jul 1944 – New York NY) author, novelist, playwright, screenwriter

Susan Maria Blupka (12 Jul 1948 – St Paul MN) aka Sue Blu, tv / film voice actress, voice director, casting director

Anna Thomas (12 Jul 1948 – Stuttgart, Germany) Polish-American vegetarian cookbook author, film producer / screenwriter

Anne B. Hendershott (12 Jul 1949 – Waterbury CT) author, sociologist

Barbara Anne Astman (12 Jul 1950 – Rochester NY) American-Canadian photographer, mixed / multi-media artist

Joan Baehler Bauer (12 Jul 1951 – River Forest IL) young adult novelist

Leticia Quezada (12 Jul 1953 – Chihuahua, Mexico) Mexican-American educator, politician, bilingual education / non-citizen voting advocate, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program manager / interim director

Jamie Turndorf (12 Jul 195) author, aka Dr. Love, psychotherapist, advice columnist, radio show host, founded website AskDrLove.com

Rolonda Watts (12 Jul 1959 – Winston-Salem NC) actress, producer, tv / radio host

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