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Offline Lumičre

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #120 on: May 09, 2007, 01:01:38 am »
I love her voice, her passion, her music..

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #121 on: May 09, 2007, 01:02:44 am »


Eva Le Gallienne (January 11, 1899 – June 3, 1991). British actress, producer, and director

After a childhood spent in London and Paris, she came to New York and became a Broadway star in several plays including Arthur Richman's Not So Long Ago (1920) and Ferenc Molnár's Liliom (1921).

Eva founded the "Civic Repertory Theatre" in New York, with the financial support of one of her lovers, Alice DeLamar. In 1928 she gave the performance of her life in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler.  The Civic Rep disbanded at the height of the Depression in 1935.

Eva never hid her homosexuality inside the acting community, but reportedly was never comfortable with her sexuality, struggling privately with it. In early Hollywood and acting circles, lesbianism was fairly common, and although generally not divulged to the public, it was accepted behind the scenes. In 1918, while in Hollywood, she began an affair with the great actress Alla Nazimova, which ended reportedly due to Nazimova's jealousy. Later, around 1920, she became involved with writer Mercedes de Acosta. She was also involved for some time with actress Tallulah Bankhead during that time. Her only known heterosexual affair was with actor Basil Rathbone.

In the late 1930s Le Gallienne became involved in a relationship with theater director Margaret Webster. She, Webster, and producer Cheryl Crawford later co-founded the American Repertory Theater, which operated from 1946 to 1948.

In 1964 Le Gallienne was presented with a special Tony Award in recognition of her 50th year as an actress and in honor of her work with the National Repertory Theatre.

Eva was a naturalized United States citizen. The National Endowment for the Arts recognized her with the National Medal of Arts in 1986.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #122 on: May 09, 2007, 01:07:06 am »
Here's one strong, gorgeous woman! My daughter, Front-Ranger, Jr.


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #123 on: May 09, 2007, 01:08:57 am »


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #124 on: May 09, 2007, 01:15:10 am »


Pioneering Lesbian Rights Activists..

Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon





In 1955, Martin and Lyons formed the Daughters of Bilitis, the first major lesbian organization in the United States.

Martin and Lyon met in Seattle in 1950 when they began working for the same magazine. They became lovers in 1952 and entered into a more formal partnership on 1953, when they moved to San Francisco together.

On February 12, 2004, Martin and Lyon were granted the first marriage license given to a same-sex couple in the United States. The license was granted in violation of California state law by the City and County of San Francisco after mayor Gavin Newsome ordered that marriage licenses be given to same-sex couples who requested them.

The licenses were voided on August 12 of that year.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #125 on: May 09, 2007, 01:18:31 am »


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #126 on: May 09, 2007, 01:24:46 am »

Woohoo.. this thread rocks!!  :D

Thanks for all these inspiring entries everyone!!  8)


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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #127 on: May 09, 2007, 01:31:42 am »
One more and then I am done for the night ..  ;)


Another Lady who sang the blues..(stylishly in her classic tuxedo and top hat!)

Gladys Bentley (1907-1960)




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #128 on: May 09, 2007, 06:47:35 am »


   We have much to be proud of in this forum,, and on this site is a wonderous, one indeed...I am so blessed to see it growing like Topsey...I love being reminded of all these beautiful, intelligent and powerfull women...just great,,
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #129 on: May 09, 2007, 08:42:12 am »
Maria Martinez (1887-1980)  World-famous potter from the San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico, is credited with reviving the dying art of Native American pueblo pottery.