Female Theater Personalities

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Deborah Kerr
(Actress)

Deborah Kerr
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Birthdate: September 30, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died: October 16, 2007

Deborah Kerr was a Scottish actress who holds the record for having the most Academy Award nominations under the Best Actress category without a win. However, she received an Academy Honorary Award in 1994 for her contribution to the entertainment industry. Deborah Kerr was made a CBE in 1998 and also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Anne Baxter
(Actress)

Anne Baxter
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Birthdate: May 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Michigan City
Died: December 12, 1985

Anne Baxter is best remembered for her Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Sophie MacDonald in The Razor's Edge. Her other notable projects were the film All About Eve and the series The Name of the Game. She also actively participated in Republican campaigns.

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Elaine Paige
(Actor, Singer, Radio personality)

Elaine Paige
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Birthdate: March 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chipping Barnet

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Margaret Sullavan
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Birthdate: May 16, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Died: January 1, 1960

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Jo Anne Worley
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Birthdate: September 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lowell, Indiana, United States

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Mary Martin
(Actress, Singer)

Mary Martin
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Birthdate: December 1, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
Died: November 3, 1990

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Stella Adler
(American Actress & Acting Teacher)

Stella Adler
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Birthdate: February 10, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: December 21, 1992
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Carrie Hope Fletcher
(Singer-songwriter)

Carrie Hope Fletcher
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Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London
Carrie Hope Fletcher is best known for her performances as Éponine and Fantine in different productions of the play Les Misérables. She also experimented with music and manages a popular YouTube vlogging channel. She has also authored a bestselling memoir, and several novels, including a children’s book.

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Miriam Hopkins
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Birthdate: October 18, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Died: October 9, 1972

Miriam Hopkins was an American actress widely regarded as a pioneer of TV drama. She became the first performer to earn an Academy Award nomination for a performance in a color film; she was nominated under the Best Actress category for her portrayal of the title role in the 1935 historical drama film, Becky Sharp.

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Siena Agudong
(Actress)

Siena Agudong
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Birthdate: August 19, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kauai, Hawaii, United States

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Jill Schoelen
(Actress)

Jill Schoelen
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Birthdate: March 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States

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LaTanya Richardson
(Actress & Producer)

LaTanya Richardson
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Birthdate: October 21, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Ann Harding
(Actress)

Ann Harding
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Birthdate: August 7, 1902
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
Died: September 1, 1981

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Julie Harris
(Actress)

Julie Harris
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Birthdate: December 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grosse Pointe, Michigan, U.S.
Died: August 24, 2013

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Gladys George
(Actress)

Gladys George
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Birthdate: September 13, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Patten, Maine, U.S.
Died: December 8, 1954

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Grace Moore
(Opera Singer & Actress)

Grace Moore
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Birthdate: December 5, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Del Rio, Tennessee, United States
Died: January 26, 1947

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Helen Wagner
(Actress)

Helen Wagner
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Birthdate: September 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States
Died: May 1, 2010

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Dorothy Stickney
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Birthdate: June 21, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dickinson, North Dakota, United States
Died: June 2, 1998

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Maria Björnson
(Theatre designer)

Maria Björnson
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Birthdate: February 16, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: December 13, 2002

Born to a Norwegian father, whom she didn’t know until she grew up, and a Romanian mother, who was associated with the stage, Maria Björnson established herself as a leading set and costume designer. She is best known for her Tony-winning work in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

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Irina Leonova
(Theater actress)

Irina Leonova
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Birthdate: August 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tallinn, Estonia

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Annie Horniman
(Theatre manager)

Annie Horniman
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Birthdate: October 3, 1860
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Forest Hill, England
Died: August 6, 1937

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Justine Saunders
(Television actress)

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Birthdate: February 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rockhampton, Australia
Died: April 15, 2007

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Julia Trevelyan Oman
(Theatre designer)

Julia Trevelyan Oman
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Birthdate: July 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kensington, London, England
Died: October 10, 2003

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Lena Ashwell
(Actress)

Lena Ashwell
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Birthdate: September 28, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: River Tyne, England
Died: March 13, 1957

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Ruth Berghaus
(Choreographer)

Ruth Berghaus
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Birthdate: July 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: January 25, 1996

One of Germany’s most influential opera and theater producers, Ruth Berghaus had initially begun her career as a dancer with the Berliner Ensemble and later graduated to production. She also often collaborated with her composer husband Paul Dessau. She was also associated with the Berlin State Opera and the Frankfurt Opera.

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Jossie Thacker
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York

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Joanne Tucker
(Actress)

Joanne Tucker
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Birthdate: June 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States