Articles in Category: Profiles & Bios

Amrita Pritam (Author, Poet, Essayist)

Amrita Pritam (Author, Poet, Essayist)

Amrita Pritam (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was an Indian writer and poet, who wrote in Punjabi and Hindi. She is considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into several Indian and foreign languages.

August 31, 1919 Tags author India poetry

Jessie Graff (Super Girl, Athlete, Stunt Woman, Ninja Warrior)

Jessie Graff (Super Girl, Athlete, Stunt Woman, Ninja Warrior)

Jessica "Jessie" Lauren Graff (born January 12, 1984) is a professional stunt woman and actress. Her nickname is "Tumbleweed". She is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a black sash in Kung Fu, and is trained in five other styles of martial arts. She is also a championship pole vaulter and competitive gymnast. She has become famous for performances on the obstacle course show American Ninja Warrior, including being the first woman ever to complete the stage one of the Las Vegas finals in 2016.

January 12, 1984

Mary Shelley (Author)

Mary Shelley (Author)

Mary Shelley (30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin in Somers Town, London. She was the second child of the feminist philosopher, educator, and writer Mary Wollstonecraft, and the first child of the philosopher, novelist, and journalist William Godwin.

Author of the Gothic novel, Frankenstein, and wife of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, whose works she championed and edited. Her less famous works include novels such as Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

August 30, 1797 Tags author

Dinah Washington Legendary Jazz Singer

Dinah Washington Legendary Jazz Singer

Dinah Washington (born Ruth Lee Jones; August 29, 1924 – December 14, 1963), was an American singer and pianist, who has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s". Primarily a jazz vocalist, she performed and recorded in a wide variety of styles including blues, R&B, and traditional pop music, and gave herself the title of "Queen of the Blues".

 

 

August 29, 1924 Tags jazz music singer

Ingrid Bergman (Actress)

Ingrid Bergman (Actress)

Actress Ingrid Bergman (29 August 1915 – 29 August 1982) was a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a BAFTA Award, and the Tony Award for Best Actress.

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory." ~ Ingrid Bergman
August 29, 1915