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Julie Taymor

Julie Taymor’s bold, experimental style in directing plays and films has led to two Tonys (including the first Best Director Tony won by a woman) and an Emmy.

"They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You" Front Cover by Dawn Steel

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The cover of Dawn Steel's autobiography They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You: Lessons From the Front, written in 1993.

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The cover of Dawn Steel's autobiography They Can Kill You But They Can't Eat You: Lessons From the Front, written in 1993.

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Johanna Spector

Through her scholarship and the documentary films she produced, Johanna Spector not only preserved the music of Jewish communities around the world but introduced them to new audiences.

Tess Slesinger

A novelist with a skill for balancing deep emotion with biting satire, Tess Slesinger became one of the first writers to explicitly discuss abortion in her 1932 story, “Missis Flinders.”

Death of Susan Braun, dance archivist

October 3, 1995
Artist Susan Braun made an about-face in her career in the art world and began to fill the need of documenting dance on film.

Cora Baird and her Husband, Bill Cropped

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Cora Baird (1912-1968) found her ultimate destiny linked with her husband and the Bill & Cora Baird Marionettes. Together they performed for vaudeville, Broadway, television and industrial film audiences, entertaining and teaching hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

Institution: Private collection.

Cora Baird (1912-1968) found her ultimate destiny linked with her husband and the Bill & Cora Baird Marionettes. Together they performed for vaudeville, Broadway, television and industrial film audiences, entertaining and teaching hundreds of thousands of children and adults.

Institution: Private collection.

Elaine May, 1959

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Actress, screenwriter, and theater and film director, Elaine May in 1959.

Image courtesy of the Morning Call newspaper via Wikimedia Commons.

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Actress, screenwriter, and theater and film director, Elaine May in 1959.

Image courtesy of the Morning Call newspaper via Wikimedia Commons.

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Fania Marinoff, 1913

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Actress and volunteer Fania Marinoff (1890 – 1971) in 1913.

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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Actress and volunteer Fania Marinoff (1890 – 1971) in 1913.

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Sonya Levien

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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.
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Labor activist and prolific screenwriter Sonya Levien.

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Fay Kanin

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Screenwriter, radio producer, and television producer, Fay Kanin (1917–2013).

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Screenwriter, radio producer, and television producer, Fay Kanin (1917–2013).

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