Articles tagged with: actress

Marilyn Monroe (Actress/Singer/Model)

marilyn-monroe.jpgMarilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), born Norma Jeane Mortenson, but baptized Norma Jeane Baker, was an American actress, singer and model.

After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946 Her early film appearances were minor, but her performances in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve (both 1950) were well received.

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Barbra Streisand (Singer/Actress)

barbara-streisand.jpgBarbra Streisand (born Barbara Joan Streisand, April 24, 1942) is an American singer, actress, director, and songwriter.

She has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody Award.

She is one of the most commercially and critically successful entertainers in modern entertainment history. 

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Anna Held (Stage Performer)

anna_held.jpgHelene Anna Held (March 8, 1873 – August 12, 1918) was a Polish-born stage performer, most often associated with impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, her common-law husband.

Born in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire she was the daughter of a Jewish glove maker, Shimmle (aka Maurice) Held, and his French-Jewish wife, Yvonne Pierre. 

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Geena Davis (Actress/Feminist/Advocate)

geena davis_2Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956)is an American actress, film producer, writer, former fashion model, and a women's Olympics archery team semi-finalist. 

She is known for her roles in Stuart Little,The Fly, Beetlejuice, Thelma & Louise, A League of Their Own, The Long Kiss Goodnight and The Accidental Tourist, for which she won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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