Archivos de la categoría: womens biographies

Anastasia ABRAMOVA Biography

Russian ballet dancer. Born in Russia, 1902; studied with Yekaterina Geltzer and Yekaterina Vazem; entered Bolshoi School, 1910, graduated, 1917; trained with Liubov Bank, Valentina Kudriavtseva, and Nina Podgoretskaya, under dire...

Patsy ADAM-SMITH Biography

Australian historian. Name variations: Patricia Jean Adam-Smith; Patricia Jean Beckett; Patsy Adam Smith. Born Patricia Jean Smith, May 31, 1924, in Nowingi, Victoria, Australia; died Sept 21, 2001, in Melbourne, Victoria, Austral...

Mary Grace ADAMS Biography

English broadcasting pioneer. Born Mary Grace Campin, 1898, in England; died 1984; dau. of Edward Bloxham Campin; University College, Cardiff, 1st class, botany (1921); m. Samuel Vyvyan Adams, 1925. Served as the 1st woman tv prod...

ADELAIDE OF HUNGARY Biography

Queen of Bohemia. Died Jan 27, 1062; dau. of Anastasia of Russia (c. 1023–after 1074) and Andrew I (c. 1001–1060), king of Hungary (r. 1047–1060); became 2nd wife of Vratislav II (c. 1035–1092), king of Bohemia (r. 1061–1092), c. ...

Polly ADLER Biography

American bordello operator. Name variations: (aliases) Ann Bean, Pearl Davis, Joan Martin. Born Pearl Adler in Yanow, a White Russian village near Polish border, April 16, 1899; died June 10, 1962; eldest of nine children of Isido...

Lore AGNES Biography

German politician. Born Lore Benning in Bochum, Germany, June 4, 1876; died in Cologne, June 9, 1953; m. Peter Agnes. A lifelong Social Democrat, represented the Du¨sseldorf electoral district as a deputy to the German Reichstag (...

Esmeralda AGOGLIA Biography

Argentine ballerina. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1926; studied with Mercedes Quintana, Michel Borovski, and Esme´e Bulnes. Joined the Teatro Colo´n (1941), and became a ballerina (1949); directed ballet appearances on tv (195...

Ilse AICHINGER Biography

Austrian short-story and fiction writer. Born in Vienna, Austria, 1921; studied medicine for 2 years; m. Gu¨nter Eich (poet), 1953 (died); lives in Bayrisch Gmain, Upper Bavaria. Wrote novella Speech Beneath the Gallows, which won...