11 nov 06 | women.born.today

Micaela Almonester, Baroness de Pontalba (06 nov 1795 – 20 apr 1874 | New Orleans LA – Paris, France) aristocrat, land developer, businesswoman, art / folk / literary figure

Frances Ann Denny Drake (06 nov 1797 – 01 sep 1875 | Schenectady NY – Harmony Landing KY) actress, theatrical manager

Anna Harriet Edwards Leonowens (06 nov 1831 – 19 jan 1915 | Ahmadnagar, India – Montreal, Quebec) Canadian, teacher, folk figure, suffragist, memoirist, women’s activist, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design co-founder

Angie Villette Warren Perkins (06 nov 1858 – 28 jan 1921 | Davidson CT – Knoxville TN) author, educator, travel writer, club woman, first female dean University of Tennessee

Helen Bradford Thompson Woolley (06 nov 1874 – 24 dec 1947 | Chicago IL – Havertown PA) author, psychologist, gender-difference researcher, pioneer in child developmental studies

Jennie Maas Flexner (06 nov 1882 – 17 nov 1944 | Louisville KY – New York NY) author, librarian, leader in adult education, focus on reader-centered libraries

Kathryn Scola (06 nov 1891 – 04 jan 1982 | Paterson NJ – San Diego CA) author, early pioneering female film screenwriter

Barbara McLean (06 nov 1903 – 28 mar 1996 | Palisades Park NJ – Newport Beach CA) American film editor / producer

Joan Murray (06 nov 1937 – Ithaca NY) aviator, journalist, first African-American newswoman on major tv news network, first African-American female pilot in the famed Woman’s Air Derby (Santa Monica CA – Cleveland OH)

Joyce Fairbairn (06 nov 1939 – Lethbridge, Alberta) Canadian senator, first woman to serve as Leader of the Government in the Senate

Karen A. Holbrook (06 nov 1942 – Des Moines IA) former professor, academic administrator, 13th President of Ohio State University, non-profit board member

Ann Hobson Pilot (06 nov 1943 – Philadelphia PA) musician, African-American, former principal harpist of Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops

Joanne Schultz Frye (06 nov 1944 – South Bend IN) author, memoirist, professor emerita of English and women’s studies, specialist in feminist literary criticism and interdisciplinary inquiry into motherhood

Leilani [Lani] Hall (06 nov 1945 – Chicago IL) poet, singer, author, lyricist, memoirist, producer, short fiction writer

Francine D’Amour (06 nov 1946 – Beauharnois, Quebec) writer, educator

Sally Margaret Field (06 nov 1946 – Pasadena CA) actress, director, gay rights / women’s rights activist, osteoporosis early detection / treatment advocate

Kathryn Janis Grody (06 nov 1946 – Los Angeles CA) writer, actress

Donna Dewberry (06 nov 1953 – US) Mormon artist, author, tv show host, One Stroke painting technique innovator

Catherine Jean Crier (06 nov 1954 – Dallas TX) lawyer, tv journalist, non-fiction author, former elected state judge

Jan Peacock (06 nov 1955 – Barre, Ontario) author, curator, multidisciplinary artist

Maria Owings Shriver (06 nov 1955 – Chicago IL) author, activist, journalist, political family member, founder / publisher of The Shriver Report, former First Lady of California

Lori Singer (06 nov 1957 – Corpus Christi TX) cellist, actress, documentary film producer

Amy Dickinson (06 nov 1959 – Freeville NY) memoirist, social commentator, tv news producer, syndicated newspaper advice columnist

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