Josephine Baker The “Creole Goddess” of Paris escaped at least one early marriage by joining a traveling vaudeville act. More.
Arlene Francis Broadway actress Arlene Francis became the first woman to host a television show. More.
Carlene Maley Hutchins Carlene Maley Hutchins wrote a book on DNA and a children’s book on the moon moth. She also became a violin maker, or luthier, and crafted a perfect octet of string instruments. More.
THREE HEROS OF WWII
Noor Inayat Khan Noor Inayat Khan, writer and harp player, became a radio operator in occupied France. More.
Sophie Scholl A German student, Sophie Scholl was caught distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets for the White Rose anti-violence resistance group at the University of Munich. More.
Hannie Schaft The “Girl with the Red Hair,” Jannetje Johanna Schaft was a highly effective Dutch resistance fighter carrying out multiple attacks on Nazis and collaborators in Haarlem. More.