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Acting

Melissa Gilbert

After a highly successful decade as the lead on Little House on the Prairie, Melissa Gilbert defied the odds for child actors by becoming a Hollywood power-broker as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 2001–2005.

Kyra Sedgwick

Kyra Sedgwick earned praise for a variety of supporting and starring roles in films, but it was her award-winning, seven-year stint as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer that made her a household name.

Lisa Edelstein, September 9, 2007

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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.
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Lisa Edelstein, on Septermber 9, 2007, at Fashion Week.


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Melissa Gilbert, 1975

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Melissa Gilbert in a 1975 promotional photo for Little House on the Prairie.
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Melissa Gilbert in a 1975 promotional photo for Little House on the Prairie.


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Kyra Sedgwick, 2009

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Kyra Sedgwick receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.
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Kyra Sedgwick receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.


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Sarah Jessica Parker

While she is best known as the iconic Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker’s roles in theater, television and film have run the gamut from instant classics like 1984’s Footloose and 1991’s LA Story to cult favorites like 1994’s Ed Wood and 1996’s Mars Attacks!

Judith Light

In her four decades as an Emmy- and Tony-winning actress, Judith Light has repeatedly taken on challenging and unconventional roles, from a housewife-turned-prostitute on One Life to Live to ex-wife of a transgender woman on the acclaimed Transparent.

Sarah Jessica Parker, 2009

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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Judith Light

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Judith Light.
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Judith Light.

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Elisabeth Bergner

Playfully titling her 1978 memoir Greatly Admired and Often Cursed, Elisabeth Bergner was famed both as the actress whom writers felt best captured their characters and as a former spy who helped other actors escape Nazi Germany.

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