Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Benvenida ABRABANEL Biography

Jewish noblewoman of Italy. Born in Naples, Italy; died 1560 in Ferrara, Italy; dau. of Joseph Abrabanel; m. 1st cousin Samuel Abrabanel (d. 1547), before 1541 in Naples. A wealthy Jewish entrepreneur and benefactor, was born into...

Jean ADAIR Biography

Canadian-born stage and screen actress. Name variations: Jennet Adair. Born Violet McNaughton, June 13, 1872, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; died May 11, 1953, in New York, NY. Made NY debut as Mary Grayson in It’s a Boy (1922); ap...

Julie ADAMS Biography

American actress. Name variations: Betty Adams. Born Betty May Adams, Oct 17, 1926, in Waterloo, Iowa; m. Ray Danton (actor). Lead player in B films, including The Man from Alamo, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Six Bridges to Cro...

Madame ADELAIDE Biography

French princess. Name variations: Ade´la¨ide; Marie Adelaide de France. Born Marie Adelaide at Versailles, France, May 3, 1732; died at Trieste, Feb 18, 1800; dau. of Louis XV (1710–1774), king of France (r. 1715–1774) and Marie L...

Celia ADLER Biography

American actress. Born 1890; died after a stroke, Jan 31, 1979, in New York, NY; dau. of Jacob Adler (actor) and his 1st wife Dinah Feinman (actress); half-sister of actors Luther and Stella Adler (1902–1993); m. 3 times; children...

AGATHA Biography

Sicilian saint. Born at Palermo, though date of birth is unknown; died Feb 5, 251. Patron saint of Malta and of the cities Catania and Palermo in Sicily, was a 3rd-century Sicilian noblewoman of great beauty, who repeatedly reject...

AGNES OF SAARBRUCKEN Biography

Duchess of Swabia. Agnes von Saarbru¨cken. Fl. around 1130; dau. of Frederick, count of Saarbrucken; became 2nd wife of Frederick II (c. 1090–1147), duke of Swabia (r. 1105–1147), around 1130 or 1135. Frederick’s 1st wife was Judi...

Caroline AHMANSON Biography

American bank executive, charm-school founder, and philanthropist. Name variations: Caroline Leonetti or Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson; Mrs. Howard Ahmanson. Born Caroline Leonetti in San Francisco, California, 1918; died June 21, 20...