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11 Persons in the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame:

Alice Paul

Real/Birth Name:
Alice Stokes Paul
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
92
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Suffragist. Also the original author of a proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution in 1923. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2010. National Women's Hall of Fame 1979. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994.

Annie Leibovitz

Real/Birth Name:
Anna-Lou Leibovitz
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Famed for black-and-white photos of rock stars for the magazine Rolling Stone, and other celebrities. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2012.

Dorothy Hamill

Real/Birth Name:
Dorothy Stuart Hamill
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 24 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Dean Paul Martin by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympic Games. Known for her haircut style. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1991. United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame 1991. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1998. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2007.

Ella Grasso

Real/Birth Name:
Ella Rosa Giovanna Oliva Tambussi
Gender:
Female

Brief Facts:

National Women's Hall of Fame 1993. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1981.

Helen Keller

Real/Birth Name:
Helen Adams Keller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87, 26 days before her 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Blind and deaf since age 18 months. Learned to speak, became lecturer. Subject of the movie The Miracle Worker starring Patty Duke. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Alabama Women's Hall of Fame 1971. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1964. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2006.

Katharine Hepburn

Real/Birth Name:
Katharine Houghton Hepburn
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies On Golden Pond, The African Queen, The Lion in Winter. Kennedy Center Honors 1990. Theater Hall of Fame 1979. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6284 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Laura Nyro

Real/Birth Name:
Laura Nigro
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

She pronounced the name "NEER-oh". Song Wedding Bell Blues, Stoned Soul Picnic, And When I Die. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2010. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2001.

Madeleine L'Engle

Real/Birth Name:
Madeleine L'Engle Camp
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Best known for science fiction/fantasy for children and adults. Book A Wrinkle in Time. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1996. New York State Writers Hall of Fame 2011. National Humanities Medal 2004.

Marian Anderson

Real/Birth Name:
Marian Anderson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
96
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Opera contralto. The first African-American to sing at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955. Kennedy Center Honors 1978. National Women's Hall of Fame 1973. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963. National Medal of Arts 1986. Congressional Gold Medal 1977. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1994. Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Rosalind Russell

Real/Birth Name:
Catherine Rosalind Russell
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, Picnic, Mourning Becomes Electra. Broadway musical plays Wonderful Town, Bell, Book and Candle, Auntie Mame. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 2005. International Best-Dressed Hall of Fame List 1964. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Sophie Tucker

Real/Birth Name:
Sonia Kalish
Also Known As:
Sophie Abuza
Nickname(s):
The Last of the Red Hot Mamas
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 27 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vaudeville star. Union organizer. Movie Broadway Melody of 1938. Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame 1999. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6321 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.
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