Distinguished Women of Past and Present

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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