10 oct 21 | women.born.today

Josephine Lovett (21 oct 1877 – 17 sep 1958 | San Francisco CA – Rancho Santa Fe CA) actress, adapter, scenario writer, screenwriter, riding club co-founder

Marion Nicholl Rawson (21 oct 1878 – 04 dec 1956 | Plainfield NJ – Providence RI) artist, author, lecturer, illustrator

Lillian Gertrud Asplund (21 oct 1906 – 06 may 2006 | Worcester MA – Shrewsbury MA) folk figure, rare Titanic survivor with memories of event

Eleanor Coen Kahn (21 oct 1916 – 09 jul 2010 | Normal IL – Chicago IL) American painter, author, art teacher

Claire Neikind Sterling (21 oct 1919 – 17 jun 1995 | Queens NY – Arezzo, Italy) journalist, crime / terrorism / political assassination author

Celia Cruz (21 oct 1925 – 16 jul 2003 | Havana, Cuba – Fort Lee NJ) Cuban-American, singer, performer, autobiographical author, aka The Queen of Cuban Salsa, née Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad

Marga Richter (21 oct 1926 – Reedsburg WI) opera, ballet, chorus, orchestra, solo instrument, chamber ensemble composer, Long Island Composers Alliance co-founder / co-director / president / vice-president

Elizabeth Warnock Fernea (21 oct 1927 – 02 dec 2008 | Milwaukee WI – La Cañada Flintridge CA) writer, memoirist, filmmaker, ethnographer, Middle Eastern scholar

Fran Deitsch Landesman (21 oct 1927 – 23 jul 2011 | New York NY – London, England) poet, singer, lyricist, performer, open marriage advocate [obituary]

Ursula K. Le Guin (21 oct 1929 – Berkeley CA) sci-fi / fantasy novelist, short story writer, children’s book author

Zdena Salivarová (21 oct 1933 – Prague, Czechoslovakia) Czech-Canadian writer, publisher, translator

Frances FitzGerald (21 oct 1940 – New York NY) author, journalist

Julie Parrish (21 oct 1940 – 01 oct 2003 | Middlesboro KY – Los Angeles CA) author, essayist, tv / film / stage actress, domestic violence recovery activist, née Ruby Joyce Wilbar

Carole Shammas (21 oct 1943 – Los Angeles CA) author, academic, historian

Suzanne Jill Levine (21 oct 1946 – New York NY) poet, critic, translator, translation scholar

Florence [Ai] Anthony (21 oct 1947 – 20 mar 2010 | Albany TX – Stillwater OK) poet, educator

Ada Fisher (21 oct 1947 – Durham NC) teacher, conservative politician, civil rights activist, retired physician, rural health clinic / substance abuse director

Mary Elizabeth Bray Pipher (21 oct 1947 – Springfield MO) author, psychologist, political activist

Shulamit Ran (21 oct 1949 – Tel Aviv, Israel) Israeli-American composer

Patricia Ann [Patti] Reagan Davis (21 oct 1952 – Los Angeles CA) author, actress

Amy Laura Ephron (21 oct 1952 – Beverly Hills CA) novelist, journalist, screenwriter, film producer

Ann Carlson (21 oct 1954 – Park Ridge IL) dancer, choreographer, performance artist, explores contemporary social issues

Carrie Frances Fisher (21 oct 1956 – Beverly Hills CA) actress, novelist, screenwriter, performance artist

Julie Bell (21 oct 1958 – Beaumont TX) fantasy artist, wildlife painter, former bodybuilder

H. Kassia [Kass] Fleisher (21 oct 1959 – Wilmington DE) fiction / creative non-fiction author

Dana Kletter (21 oct 1959 – Baltimore MD) musician, novelist, essayist, short fiction writer

Brigitte Gabriel (21 oct 1964 – Marjayoun, Lebanon) author, lecturer, journalist, political activist, aka Nour Saman and Brigitte Tudor, founder of two non-profit political organizations American Congress For Truth and ACT! for America

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