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Jane Alexander
1939-
From: United States: Massachusetts, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Gracie Allen
1902?-1964
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: comedian, vaudeville, radio and TV star, presidential candidate

Mary Anderson (stage actress)
1859-1940
From: United Kingdom, United States: California, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: stage actress

Mary Anderson (film actress)
1918-2014
From: United States: Alabama, California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: film actress, Gone With the Wind

Maya Angelou
1928-2014
From: United States: Arkansas, California, Missouri, North Carolina
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: poet, novelist, activist, actress

Sylvia Ashton-Warner
1908-1984
From: New Zealand
Fields: Education, Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Writer, educator

Pearl Bailey
1918-1990
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress and singer

Josephine Baker
1906-1975
From: France, United States: Missouri, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: cabaret singer, dancer, star

Lucille Ball
1911-1989
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: TV star, comedian, film and TV executive

Tallulah Bankhead
1902-1968
From: United States: Alabama, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Tyra Banks
1973-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Talk show host, producer, author, actress, and model

Angela Bassett
1958-
From: United States: Florida, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress, film director

Joy Behar
1942-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Ingrid Bergman
1915-1982
From: Italy, Sweden, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen

Sarah Bernhardt
1844-1923
From: France
Fields: Stage and Screen

Halle Berrry
1966-
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Stage and Screen

Bjork Gudmundsdottir
1965-
From: Iceland
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Cate Blanchett
1969-
From: Australia
Fields: Stage and Screen

Barbara Bodichon
1827-1891
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Elayne Boosler
1952-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Bente Borsum
From: Norway
Fields: Stage and Screen

Clara Bow
1905-1965
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Fanny Brice
1891-1951
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Louise Brooks
1906-1985
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Yvonne Bryceland
1925-1992
From: South Africa, United Kingdom
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Sandra Bullock
1964-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Carol Burnett
1933-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Mae Busch
1891-1946
From: Australia, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen

Akosua Busia
1966-
From: Ghana, United States
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen

Jane Campion
1954-
From: New Zealand
Fields: Stage and Screen

Diahann Carroll
1935-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Pat Carroll
1927-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Irene Castle
1983-1969
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Joan Chen
1961-
From: China, United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Marguerite Clark
1883-1940
From: United States: New York, Ohio
Fields: Stage and Screen

Claudette Colbert
1903-1996
From: France, United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Constance Collier
1878-1955
From: United Kingdom, United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Patricia Collinge
1892-1974
From: Ireland
Fields: Stage and Screen

Janet Collins
1917-2003
From: United States: California, Louisiana, New York, Washington
Fields: Stage and Screen

Betty Compson
1897-1974
From: United States: Utah
Fields: Stage and Screen

Joan Ganz Cooney
1929-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Joan Crawford
1905-1977
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Josephine Crowell
1849-1932
From: Canada
Fields: Stage and Screen

Dorothy Dandridge
1922-1965
From: United States: California, Ohio
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: movie star and singer

Bette Davis
1908-1989
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Geena Davis
1956-
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Felicia Day
1979-
From: United States: Alabama, California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, gamer

Cote de Pablo
1979-
From: Chile, United States: Florida
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Ellen DeGeneres
1958-
From: United States: Louisiana
Fields: Stage and Screen

Marlene Dietrich
1901-1992
From: France, Germany, United States
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, movie star

Phyllis Diller
1917-2012
From: United States: Missouri
Fields: Stage and Screen

Marie Dressler
1869-1934
From: Canada, United States
Fields: Stage and Screen

Isadora Duncan
1878-1927
From: France, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: creator of modern dance

Katherine Dunham
1909-2006
From: United States: Illinois, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Anthropology, Stage and Screen

Carrie Fisher
1956-2016
From: United States: California
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, writer

Whoopi Goldberg
1955-
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Alice Guy-Blache
1973-1968
From: France, United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: possibly the first filmmaker, movie director

Sonja Henie
1912-1969
From: Norway
Fields: Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: figure skater, Olympic and World champion, film star

Audrey Hepburn
1929-1993
From: Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, humanitarian, UNICEF

Katharine Hepburn
1909-2003
From: United States: Connecticut
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, movie star

Lena Horne
1917-2010
From: United States: New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: jazz and popular music singer, actress

Whitney Houston
1963-2012
From: United States: Massachusetts, New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress, model

Iman (model)
1955-
From: Kenya, Somalia, United States: New York
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: supermodel, actress, entrepreneur

Izumo no Okuni
1571-?
From: Japan
Fields: Stage and Screen

Janet Jackson
1966-
From: United States: California, Indiana
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Natalie Kalmus
1882-1965
From: United States: California, Maine, Massachusetts, Virginia
Fields: Invention, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: color consultant for Technicolor

Fanny Kemble
1809-1893
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Human Rights, Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, actor, abolitionist, writer

Eartha Mae Kitt
1927-2008
From: United States: Connecticut, South Carolina
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Patti LaBelle
1944-
From: United States: Pennsylvania
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Sarah Lane
1976-
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: TV and Internet personality

Sherry Lansing
1944-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Management and Labor Relations, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, former CEO of Paramount Pictures

Lisa Leslie
1972-
From: United States: California
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: basketball

Anita Loos
1888-1981
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: screenwriter, playwright, author, actress

Jackie "Moms" Mabley
1894-1975
From: United States: New York, North Carolina
Fields: Stage and Screen

Markey
From: United States: California, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Markey, Markey Blue, Blues

Rue McClanahan
1934-2010
From: United States: California, New York, Oklahoma
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, Broadway, TV star, TV, movie star, movies, Golden Girls, Blanche Devereaux

Hattie McDaniel
1895-1952
From: United States: California, Kansas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Monica
1980-
From: United States: Georgia
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Marilyn Monroe
1926-1962
From: United States: California
Fields: Beauty and Fashion, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, model, aka Norma Jean Baker

Lola Montez
1821-1861
From: France, Germany, Ireland, United States: California, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: dancer, actress, courtesan

Mary Tyler Moore
1936-2017
From: United States: California, Connecticut, New York
Fields: Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Olivia Munn
1980-
From: Japan, United States: California, Oklahoma
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, model, TV personality

Patricia Neal
1926-2010
From: United States
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, Broadway, TV star, TV, movie star, movies, Fountainhead, Oscar, Oscar winner, Hud, stroke

Nichelle Nichols
1932-
From: United States: California, Illinois, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Annie Oakley
1860-1926
From: United States: Ohio
Fields: Exploration and Adventure, Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: sharpshooter, exhibition shooter

Ruth Page
1899-1991
From: United States: Illinois, Indiana, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: ballerina, choreographer

Euzhan Palcy
1958-
From: Martinique
Fields: Stage and Screen

Dolly Parton
1946-
From: United States: Tennessee
Fields: Business and Finance, Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: musician, singer, songwriter, actress, business woman

Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
1905-2002
From: United States: New York, Washington DC
Fields: Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy, Photography, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: photojournalist, filmmaker, philanthropist

Dorothea Petrie
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: film and TV producer and writer

Mary Pickford
1892-1979
From: Canada, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, co-founder of United Artists

Molly Picon
1898-1992
From: United States: New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Pearl Primus
1919-1994
From: Trinidad and Tobago, United States: New York
Fields: Anthropology, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: dancer, choreographer, anthropologist

Suzi Quatro
1950-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, rock, music, bass, bass guitar, Leather Tuscadero

Queen Latifah
1970-
From: United States: New Jersey
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Harriet Quimby
1875-1912
From: United States: Michigan, New York
Fields: Aviation and Space Exploration, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: aviator, aviatrix, pilot, flew over the English Channel

Martha Raye
1916-1994
From: United States: California, Montana
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer

Lynn Redgrave
1943-2010
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, British actress, movie star, movies

Della Reese
1931-
From: United States: California
Fields: Music, Religion, Stage and Screen

Anne Revere
1903-1990
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Debbie Reynolds
1932-2016
From: United States: California, Texas
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, singer, businesswoman, Hollywood Walk of Fame

Christina Ricci
1980-
From: United States: California
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Leni Riefenstahl
1902-2003
From: Germany
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: dancer, film director, actress

Diana Ross
1944-
From: United States: Michigan
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Susan Sarandon
1946-
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen

Jean Seberg
1938-1979
From: France, United States: Iowa
Fields: Stage and Screen

Jane Seymour (actress)
1951-
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Philanthropy, Stage and Screen

Elisabeth Shue
1963-
From: United States: California, Delaware, New Jersey
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Jean Simmons
1929-2010
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Anna Deavere Smith
1950-
From: United States: California, Maryland, New York
Fields: Education, Stage and Screen

Suzanne Somers
1946-
From: United States: California
Fields: Business and Finance, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, businesswoman, writer

Barbara Stanwyck
1907-1990
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Mary Steenburgen
1953-
From: United States: Arkansas, California, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Sharon Stone
1958-
From: United States: California, New York, Pennsylvania
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Human Rights, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, activist

Meryl Streep
1949-
From: United States: New Jersey, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress

Barbra Streisand
1942-
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Music, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, songwriter, filmmaker, actress

Maria Tallchief
1925-
From: United States: California, Illinois, New York, Oklahoma
Fields: Stage and Screen

Elizabeth Taylor
1932-2011
From: United Kingdom, United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, TV star, TV, movie star, movies

Shirley Temple Black
1928-
From: United States: California
Fields: Government and Politics, Stage and Screen

Ellen Terry
1848-1928
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Stage and Screen

Twyla Tharp
1941-
From: United States: California, Indiana, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Gene Tierney
1920-1991
From: United States: New York, Texas
Fields: Stage and Screen

Tina Turner
1939-
From: France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: Tennessee
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: singer, actress

Cicely Tyson
1933-
From: United States: Georgia, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Elfi von Dassanowsky
1924-2007
From: Austria, United States
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Music, Stage and Screen

Lois Weber
1881-1939
From: United States: California, Pennsylvania
Fields: Stage and Screen

Mae West
1893-1980
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: playwright, actress, movie star, sex symbol

Betty White
1922-
From: United States: California, Illinois
Fields: Activism and Social Service, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, comedian

Rumer Willis
1988-
From: United States: Idaho, Kentucky
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: Actress and singer

Edith Goodall Wilson
1896-1981
From: United States: Kentucky, New York
Fields: Music, Stage and Screen

Oprah Winfrey
1954-
From: United States: Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Fields: Business and Finance, Journalism and Broadcasting, Philanthropy, Stage and Screen

Shelley Winters
1920-2006
From: United States: California, Missouri, New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Hillary Wolf
1977-
From: United States: Illinois
Fields: Sports, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: judo, actress

Beatrice Wood
1893-1998
From: United States: California, New York
Fields: Art, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, artist, potter, "Mama of Dada"

Natalie Wood
1938-1981
From: United States: California
Fields: Stage and Screen

Teresa Wright
1918-2005
From: United States: New York
Fields: Stage and Screen

Jane Wyman
1917-2007
From: United States: California, Missouri
Fields: Stage and Screen

Mamako Yoneyama
1935-
From: France, Japan
Fields: Stage and Screen

Mamako Yoneyama
1935-
From: France, Japan
Fields: Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: dancer, pantomime artist

Susannah York
1939-2011
From: United Kingdom
Fields: Literature and Poetry, Stage and Screen
Key Words/Phrases: actress, TV star, TV, movie star, movies, children's books



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