American Female Biographers

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Piper Kerman
(Known for Memoir of Her Prison Experiences, ‘Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison’)
Piper Kerman
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Birthdate: September 28, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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Monica Crowley
(Radio personality, Biographer, Journalist)
Monica Crowley
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Birthdate: September 19, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Arizona

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Public Affairs, Monica Crowley is also known as a Fox News political analyst. She has penned two bestsellers about her experience of working with Richard Nixon and has also contributed to the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

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Ève Curie
(Journalist and Pianist Best Known for Writing a Biography of Her Mother “Madame Curie”)
Ève Curie
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Birthdate: December 6, 1904
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 22, 2007

French and American writer, journalist, and pianist Ève Curie was one of the daughters of scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. She was the only one in the Curie family who did not choose a career in science. She authored her mother’s biography and was actively involved with UNICEF, helping women and children in developing countries.

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Dorothy Bush Koch
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Birthdate: August 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harris County, Texas

The author of the New York Times bestseller My Father, My President, Dorothy Bush Koch is the sixth child of former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, and the sister of George W. Bush. A Eucharistic minister, she is also the founder of BB&R Wellness Consulting, centered on health and well-being.

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Ann Rule
(Author of True Crime Books, Famous for Her Book 'The Stranger Beside Me', About Serial Killer Ted Bundy)
Ann Rule
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Birthdate: October 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lowell, Michigan, United States
Died: July 26, 2015

True crime author Ann Rule had initially been a policewoman and was also well-versed in criminology and psychology. She first gained attention with her book The Stranger Beside Me, which relates her experiences of working with Ted Bundy, a volunteer at a suicide hotline, who later murdered several women.

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Rachel Corrie
(American Activist and Diarist)
Rachel Corrie
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Birthdate: April 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Olympia, Washington, United States
Died: March 16, 2003

Crushed to death in Gaza by an Israeli armored bulldozer, peace activist Rachel Corrie was also a member of pro-Palestine International Solidarity Movement. Born and raised in USA, she had gone there as part of her college assignment and met her death while trying to stop the demolition of Palestinian houses by Israeli forces, causing international furore.

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Cathy O'Brien
(Author)
Cathy O'Brien
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Birthdate: December 4, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Cathy O'Brien is an American author and conspiracy theorist. She gained national attention when she claimed that the US government is running a secret program called Project Monarch which is designed to control people's minds. She also claimed that she has been a victim of the program and that Project Monarch was part of the Central Intelligence Agency's Project MKUltra.

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Susan Berman
(Memoirist of Easy Street, detailed her life as a mobster's daughter)
Susan Berman
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Birthdate: May 18, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: December 23, 2000
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Deborah Feldman
(Writer,)
Deborah Feldman
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Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Shirley Graham Du Bois
(Author)
Shirley Graham Du Bois
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Birthdate: November 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: March 27, 1977
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Michelle Ye
(Best known for her roles in, Eternal Happiness, Triumph in the Skies, and Lost in the Chamber of Love)
Michelle Ye
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Birthdate: February 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hangzhou, China
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Stacy Schiff
(Historian, Author, Journalist, Writer, Biographer)
Stacy Schiff
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Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts
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Carole Simpson
(Broadcaster)
Carole Simpson
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Birthdate: December 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 14 
Immaculée Ilibagiza
(Writer, Motivational speaker)
Immaculée Ilibagiza
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Birthdate: 1972 AD
Birthplace: Rwanda
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Cornelia Otis Skinner
(Author)
Cornelia Otis Skinner
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Birthdate: May 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 9, 1979
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Mary Crow Dog
(Author)
Mary Crow Dog
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Birthdate: September 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota, United States
Died: February 14, 2013
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Jill K. Conway
(Scholar)
Jill K. Conway
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Birthdate: October 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hillston, Australia
Died: June 1, 2018
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Ada Louise Huxtable
(Journalist, Writer, Biographer, Curator)
Ada Louise Huxtable
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Birthdate: March 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 7, 2013
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Mari Sandoz
(Novelist)
Mari Sandoz
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Birthdate: May 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hay Springs, Nebraska, United States
Died: March 10, 1966
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Alice Stone Blackwell
(Journalist, Poet, Biographer, Feminist)
Alice Stone Blackwell
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Birthdate: September 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New Jersey
Died: March 15, 1950
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Mary Gordon
(Writer)
Mary Gordon
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Birthdate: December 8, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Far Rockaway, New York, United States
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Clemantine Wamariya
(Writer, Motivational speaker)
Clemantine Wamariya
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Birthdate: 1988 AD
Birthplace: Kigali, Rwanda
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Nina Berberova
(Russian Writer Best Known for Her Examination of the Plight of Exiles)
Nina Berberova
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Birthdate: July 26, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 26, 1993

Russian author Nina Berberova was initially part of Maxim Gorky’s entourage. Best known for her short stories and novellas, she had also penned biographies, novels, and poetry. She had also worked with Voice of America and taught at Yale and Princeton. Most of her works spoke of exiles.

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Catherine Drinker Bowen
(Witer)
Catherine Drinker Bowen
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Birthdate: January 1, 1897
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Died: November 1, 1973
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Agnes Repplier
(Essayist, Biographer)
Agnes Repplier
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Birthdate: April 1, 1855
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia
Died: November 15, 1950
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Katharine Anthony
(Biographer)
Katharine Anthony
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Birthdate: November 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Arkansas, United States
Died: November 20, 1965
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Anne Sayre
(Writer)
Anne Sayre
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Birthdate: April 10, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 13, 1998
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Lucy Wheelock
(Translator)
Lucy Wheelock
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Birthdate: February 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, Vermont, United States
Died: October 1, 1946
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Kendall Hailey
(American Writer)
Kendall Hailey
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: United States
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Mary Mills Patrick
(Author)
Mary Mills Patrick
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Birthdate: March 10, 1850
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Canterbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: February 25, 1940