12 dec 01 | women.born.today

Ann Preston (01 dec 1813 – 18 apr 1872 | West Grove PA – Philadelphia PA) educator, physician, essayist, Quaker, children’s book author, women’s medical education activist

Caroline Crane Marsh (01 dec 1816 – 27 oct 1901 | Berkley MA – Scarsdale NY) poet, author, translator, women’s rights activist

Matilda Heron (01 dec 1830 – 07 mar 1877 | Londonderry, Ireland – New York NY) Irish-American actress, translator, playwright

Christine Ladd-Franklin (01 dec 1847 – 05 mar 1930 | Windsor CT – New York NY) author, logician, psychologist, mathematician, color vision theorist / researcher

Julia Ann Moore (01 dec 1847 – 05 jun 1920 | Plainfield Township MI – Michigan US) poet, poetaster, aka The Sweet Singer of Michigan

Emma A. Sampson (01 dec 1868 – 07 may 1947 | Louisville KY – Richmond VA) author, pen name: Nell Speed, children’s / young adult novelist

Lena [Lane] Himmelstein Bryant Malsin (01 dec 1879 – 21 sep 1951 | Lithuania – US) dressmaker, businesswoman, company founder / director, philanthropist

Beth Slater Whitson (01 dec 1879 – 26 apr 1930 | Goodrich TN – Nashville TN) poet, lyricist, short fiction author

Mabel Boll Cella (01 dec 1893 – 11 apr 1949 | Rochester NY – Wards Island NY) aviator, socialite, aka Queen of Diamonds, Countess de la Porceerei, Senora Hernando Rocha-Schioos

Martha Hill (01 dec 1900 – 19 nov 1995 | East Palestine OH – Brooklyn NY) dancer, dance instructor, dance school founder, artistic director emerita

Mary Virginia Martin Halliday (01 dec 1913 – 03 nov 1990 | Weatherford TX – Rancho Mirage CA) singer, actress, Broadway star, autobiographical author

Adrien Stoutenburg (01 dec 1916 – 14 apr 1982 | Darfur MN – Santa Barbara CA) poet, librarian, non-fiction author, children’s / young adult fiction writer

Geraldine Hamilton McCullough (01 dec 1917 – 15 dec 2008 | Kingston AR – Oak Park IL) artist, sculptor, teacher

Joanne Siegel (01 dec 1917 – 12 feb 2011 | Cleveland OH – Santa Monica CA) née Jolan Kovacs, Hungarian-American model, film folk figure, original Lois Lane model for Superman comics

Anne Cox Chambers (01 dec 1919 – Dayton OH) media proprietor, arts supporter, philanthropist

Joan E. Goody (01 dec 1935 – 08 sep 2009 | Brooklyn NY – Boston MA) author, architect, historic preservationist

Bette Midler (01 dec 1945 – Honolulu HI) actress, entrepreneur, film producer, singer-songwriter

Linda Yu (01 dec 1946 – Xian, China) author, former tv news anchor, first Asian–American broadcast journalist in Chicago

Eva Evdokimova-Gregori (01 dec 1948 – 03 apr 2009 | Geneva, Switzerland – New York NY) Swiss-American ballerina

Jan Brett (01 dec 1949 – Norwell MA) children’s book author / illustrator

Ellen McLain (01 dec 1952 – Nashville TN) opera singer, voice actress

Diane Andrews McGuire (01 dec 1952 – Brockton MA) short fiction mystery writer, aka D. A. McGuire

Pegi Morton Young (01 dec 1952 – San Mateo CA) educator, philanthropist, environmentalist, singer-songwriter

Nancy Tellem (01 dec 1953 – Danville CA) former CBS tv studios president, Microsoft digital media / entertainment president, second women president of major US broadcast network

Ann Reed (01 dec 1954 – Minneapolis MN) playwright, producer, twelve-string guitarist, singer-songwriter, women / children’s activist / philanthropist

Karen Tumulty (01 dec 1955 – San Antonio TX) tv / print journalist, national political correspondent

Mary Williams Walsh (01 dec 1955 – Wausau WI) investigative journalist

Candace Bushnell (01 dec 1958 – Glastonbury CT) author, columnist, tv producer

Melany Neilson (01 dec 1958 – Moses Lake WA) novelist, memoirist