Actresses From Kansas

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Kansas has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Cassandra Peterson, Annette Bening, Janelle Monae, Kirstie Alley, Emily Wickersham and others.
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Hattie McDaniel
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Mammy’ in the Film ‘Gone with the Wind’)
Hattie McDaniel
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Birthdate: June 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 26, 1952

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter. She became the first African-American to be honored with an Academy Award when her portrayal of Mammy earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Also a radio performer, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to express her skills as a singer on the radio in the US.

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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)
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Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Artist Janelle Monae initially sang with rapper Big Boi and is known for albums such as Dirty Computer. She has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times. Monae also appeared in films such as Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight. She is both bisexual and pansexual.
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Annette Bening
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Birthdate: May 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Annette Bening is best known for her Academy Award-nominated roles in American Beauty, The Grifters, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right. She started her career with Shakespearean theater and delivered Tony Award-nominated performances. She was also appreciated for her roles in Captain Marvel and the miniseries Mrs. Harris.
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Kirstie Alley
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Rebecca Howe’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Kirstie Alley
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Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Kirstie Alley graduated from being an interior designer to participating in game shows, and then stepped into showbiz. She is known for her rib-tickling comedy and her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Rebecca Howe in Cheers. She was also part of Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother.

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Grace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter)
Grace VanderWaal
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Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Grace VanderWaal is a singer-songwriter who began her career as a YouTuber, uploading videos of her original songs and covers. She also started performing in local shows, gaining attention for her distinctive vocals. She won the TV competition show, America's Got Talent (AGT), in 2016 and received the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Rising Star Award.

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Cassandra Peterson
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Birthdate: September 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Cassandra Peterson is best known for her iconic character Elvira, from the show Elvira's Movie Macabre and the film Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. She made Elvira a cult figure, with her Gothic appearance and her signature low-cut black dress. She inspired Elvira-themed novels, games, calendars, and comic books. 
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Emily Wickersham
(Known for Her Role as 'Eleanor Bishop' on TV Series ‘NCIS')
Emily Wickersham
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Birthdate: April 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus

Emily Wickersham is an American actress known for playing Eleanor Bishop in the popular action police procedural TV series, NCIS. Wickersham dropped out of Muhlenberg College after attending the private liberal arts college for two years. She then started focusing on her acting career and went on to establish herself as a film and TV actress.

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Vivian Vance
(Actress)
Vivian Vance
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Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 17, 1979
Vivian Vance is best remembered for her Emmy-winning role of Ethel Mertz in the sitcom I Love Lucy. Fans also loved her as Vivian Bagley in the sitcom The Lucy Show. A skilled stage actor, too, she also gained fame for playing Nancy Collister in the musical Let's Face It! 
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Aneta Corsaut
(Actress)
Aneta Corsaut
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Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 6, 1995
Aneta Corsaut is best known as Helen Crump from The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in films such as The Blob and was seen in significant roles in the series House Calls and Mrs. G. Goes to College. She co-wrote a book named The Mystery Reader's Quiz Book
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Dee Wallace
(actor, stage actor, television actor)
Dee Wallace
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Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Louise Brooks
(Actress)
Louise Brooks
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Birthdate: November 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 8, 1985
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Sarah Lancaster
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Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Lois Smith
(Actress)
Lois Smith
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Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Shirley Knight
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Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Bridget Everett
(Comedian)
Bridget Everett
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Birthdate: April 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
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ZaSu Pitts
(Actress)
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Birthdate: January 3, 1894
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 7, 1963
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Lucinda Dickey
(Actor, Dancer, Film actor)
Lucinda Dickey
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Birthdate: August 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
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Tamara Feldman
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Birthdate: December 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Sheila Ryan
(Actress)
Sheila Ryan
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Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 4, 1975
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Marilyn Schreffler
(Actress, Voice Actress)
Marilyn Schreffler
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Birthdate: June 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 7, 1988
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Samantha Smith
(Actress)
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Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo