Famous St. Louis Women
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Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress, and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards. Wikipedia
Born: November 26, 1939 (age 76), Nutbush, TN
Spouse: Erwin Bach (m. 2013), Ike Turner (m. 1962–1978)
Children: Ronnie Turner, Raymond Craig Turner
Graduated from St. Louis' Sumner HS in 1958
Former Nurse's Aid at Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fontella Bass was an American R&B soul singer best known for her 1965 hit, "Rescue Me." Wikipedia
Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of gospel singer Martha Bass (a member of the Clara Ward Singers). She was the older sister of R&B singer David Peaston. At the age of five, she provided the piano accompaniment for her grandmother's singing at funeral services, she sang in her church's choir at six, and by nine, she had accompanied her mother on tours throughout the South and Southwest America.
Born: July 3, 1940, St. Louis, MO
Died: December 26, 2012, St. Louis, MO
Siblings: David Peaston
Graduated from St. Louis' Soldan HS in 1958.
Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty, was a U.S. author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of the feminist authors of the 20th century of Southern or Catholic background, such as Zelda Fitzgerald. Wikipedia
Born: February 8, 1850, St. Louis, MO
Died: August 22, 1904, St. Louis, MO
Children: Oscar Charles Chopin, Felix Andrew Chopin, More
Attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles.
Pioneering Female Author; Wrote on marriage, independence, race, slavery, and women's coming of age.
Famous for: The Awakening
Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television. She is chiefly known for her role as Endora on the television series Bewitched.Wikipedia
Born: December 6, 1900, Clinton, MA
Died: April 30, 1974, Rochester, MN
Spouse: Robert Gist (m. 1954–1958), John Griffith Lee (m. 1930–1952)
Children: Sean Moorehead
Graduated from St. Louis' Central VPA HS in 1918. St. Louis Muny Actress.
Bachelor's degree in biology from Muskingum College. Later received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature.
Taught public school in Wisconsin and received a Master's Degree in English and public speaking.
Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable was an American actress, pin-up model, dancer, and singer, and popular contract star for 20th Century-Fox during the 1940s and 1950s. Wikipedia
Born: December 18, 1916, St. Louis, MO
Died: July 2, 1973, Santa Monica, CA
Height: 5′ 4″
Spouse: Harry James (m. 1943–1965), Jackie Coogan (m. 1937–1939)
Children: Victoria Elizabeth James, Jessica James
Insured "Million Dollar Legs".
Kathleen "Kate" Capshaw Spielberg is an American actress, best known for her portrayal of Willie Scott, a spunky, stubborn and spoiled American night-club singer and performer in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Wikipedia
Born: November 3, 1953 (age 62), Fort Worth, TX
Height: 5′ 7″
Children: Jessica Capshaw, Sasha Spielberg, More
Spouse: Steven Spielberg (m. 1991), Robert Capshaw (m. 1976–1980)
Education: Brown University, Hazelwood Central High School,University of Missouri
Zac (Heather) Brewer
Zac Brewer, formerly Heather Brewer, is an American writer of young adult fiction. His debut series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, was published by Dutton Juvenile. Wikipedia
Born: September 21, 1973 (age 42), Lapeer, MI
Education: Ferris State University, Central Michigan University
Nominations: Goodreads Choice Awards Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction
Current St. Louis Area Resident.