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02-05-1914 – 08-02-1997 William S. Burroughs – Born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an American novelist, short story writer, satirist, painter, and spoken word performer. He was a primary…

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1849-1896   We’wha – He was a Zuni Native American from New Mexico. He was a famous Lhamana, a traditional Zuni gender role, now described as mixed-gender or Two-Spirit. Lhamana…

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02-03-1874 – 07-27-1946 Gertrude Stein – Born in West Allegheny (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California. She was an American writer of novels, poetry, and plays. Stein moved to…

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02-02-1923 – 11-12-2017 Liz Smith (Mary Elizabeth Smith) – Born in Fort Worth, Texas. She was an American gossip columnist. She was known as “The Grand Dame of Dish.” She…

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02-01-1900 – 12-18-1993 Betty Carstairs (Marion Barbara “Joe” Carstairs) – Born in Mayfair, London, England (DOB unknown). She was a wealthy British power boat racer known for her speed and…

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01-31-1902 – 12-12-1968 Tallulah Bankhead – Born in Huntsville, Alabama. She was an award winning American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice,…

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01-30-1873 – 1955 Maud Hunt Squire – Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was a painter, printmaker, and book illustrator. At the age of twenty-one, she enrolled in the Cincinnati Art…

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01-29-1954 Oprah Winfrey – Born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She is an American media mogul, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her talk show, The…

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01-28-1873 – 08-03-1954 Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) – She was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Her best known work is the novella Gigi (1944)….

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01-27-1965   Alan Cumming – Born in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland. He is a Scottish-American actor, comedian, singer, writer, filmmaker, and activist. Cumming’s has acted in numerous films, television shows, and…

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