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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #110 on: May 09, 2007, 12:29:05 am »
Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928) later known as Shirley Temple Black, is an Academy Award-winning former child actress. She starred in over 40 films during the 1930s. She is now a diplomat.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #111 on: May 09, 2007, 12:31:39 am »


Agnes George de Mille (September 18, 1905 – October 7, 1993), American dancer and choreographer.

De Mille began her association with the fledgling American Ballet Theatre (then called Ballet Theatre) in 1939, but her first significant work, Rodeo (1942) was staged for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.  Besides Rodeo, two other De Mille ballets are performed on a regular basis: Three Virgins and a Devil (1934), adapted from a tale by Giovanni Boccaccio, and Fall River Legend (1948), based on the life of Lizzie Borden.

On the strength of Rodeo, De Mille was hired to choreograph Oklahoma! (1943). The dream ballet, in which dancers (Marc Platt, Katherine Sergava, and George Church) doubled for the leading actors, successfully integrated dance into the musical's plot. Instead of functioning as an interlude or divertissement, the ballet provided key insights into the heroine's emotional troubles. De Mille went on to choreograph over a dozen other musicals, most notably Carousel (1945), Brigadoon (1947), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), Paint Your Wagon (1951) and 110 in the Shade (1963).

Her many awards include a Tony Award, the Handel Medallion for achievement in the arts (1976), and an honor from Kennedy Center (1980).
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #112 on: May 09, 2007, 12:36:32 am »
Jane Addams (1860-1935)
This social reformer devoted her life to helping the urban poor. In 1889, she founded the Hull House in a Chicago slum, with programs such as day care and adult education. One of the first settlement houses in America, Hull House inspired many others across the nation. Although she was widely criticized for her opposition to World War I, Addams later became one of the most admired activists of the time, becomes the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poor in Chicago.

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #113 on: May 09, 2007, 12:40:31 am »



Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #114 on: May 09, 2007, 12:42:07 am »
Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who, on August 22, 1950, became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour as the first African American to play in the U.S. Nationals (known today as the U.S. Open). She wins the tournament in 1957 and 1958.. She is sometimes referred to as "the Jackie Robinson of tennis" for breaking the "color barrier".

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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #115 on: May 09, 2007, 12:42:45 am »
I love this thread...it just keeps getting better and better  :D   and I don't even care if we have any repeats because every single one of the women posted so far is worthy of a second mention and even a third or a fourth ;)
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #116 on: May 09, 2007, 12:46:33 am »


Lady Murasaki, author of The Tale of Genji, believed to be the first novel ever written (in the 11th century).





p.s.  Dot, I totally agree!  This thread is amazing.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #117 on: May 09, 2007, 12:47:09 am »


Margaret Webster (1905-1972), American stage director. 

Daughter of two famous actors, Ben Webster and Dame May Whitty. She spent the early part of her career in England, returning to the US in 1937 to direct Richard II with Maurice Evans in the title role. They formed a partnership that lasted until 1942, with Webster directing Evans in Broadway productions of Hamlet, Twelfth Night and Henry IV, Part I.  While she was directing Hamlet in 1938, she began her long romantic relationship with actress Eva Le Gallienne.

Webster continued directing classical plays on Broadway, notably The Cherry Orchard (1944) starring Le Gallienne, The Tempest (1945) and her greatest triumph, Othello (1943), starring Paul Robeson in the title role and Jose Ferrer as Iago, which ran for 296 performances, by far the longest run of a Shakespearean production on Broadway, a record that has not been remotely approached since. She also played the role of Emilia in the production.

In 1946, Webster and Le Gallienne co-founded the American Repertory Theater with producer Cheryl Crawford, with Webster's staging of Shakespeare's Henry VIII as its premire production, starring Le Gallienne as Katherine.

In 1948, her affair with Le Gallienne ended, and she went on tour with her company, the Margaret Webster Shakespeare Company. The tour lasted until 1951, but she left in 1950 to become the first woman to direct at the New York Metropolitan Opera. She also directed Macbeth at the New York City Opera.
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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #118 on: May 09, 2007, 12:56:02 am »
I may be crushing on her .. but ...
She is lovely and talented and sexy..

Lucy Lawless!




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Re: Strong, gorgeous women!
« Reply #119 on: May 09, 2007, 12:57:14 am »
The amazing actress Sarah Bernhardt








(here in one of her most famous roles, Hamlet)



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