Actresses, actors, and ordinary people draw inspiration from the long, influential life of Betty White. She encourages all people to live with passion and use it to achieve goals. The humbleness she has when she receives awards provides inspiration to stay humble. Betty White’s humor encourages all people to live life positively. Her leadership position supporting the welfare of animals pushes people to support what one believes in. Betty White has been a source of inspiration to all people for 75
Eleanor Roosevelt unfortunately had to face adversity with the death of both of her parents as a minor. This taught her how to accept the disappointments in life- and also showed her how to overcome adversities. It is important to understand the struggles she faced because they greatly shaped the person she became. She overcame the hardships in her personal path and dedicated her life to helping others. A significant emotional event happened in her life when her grandmother decided to send her to boarding school in England. There the school’s headmistress, Mademoiselle Souvestre was her mentor. Eleanor Roosevelt is now beginning her quest to become a remarkable woman. Her first work was with poor children in the Rivington Street Settlement House on New York Lower East Side as a young woman.
Alvarez also explains that upon her arrival, many things changed. As soon as she came aboard in the US, she bravely changed her name as for her family too, but as soon as she changed her name, she didn't like it. For example as one of the officers said Julia's father's last name incorrectly, she was thinking to herself, "How can someone get "Elbures" instead of Alvarez." As she
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Lena Horne was a rising actress in the time period of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Like many other actresses at the time, her career had many twists and turns, but she soon proved herself as a distinguished Hollywood star. Yet, there are a couple differences in Lena’s experience compared to that of her peers like Ava Gardner and Judy Garland. Lena was a light skinned African American who refused to play the role of servants, prostitutes, or “bumblingly idiots” typically given to black actors, which made it difficult to find jobs, but caused her to forge her own path and radicalize the industry for people of color.
Bessie Coleman was born in Waxahachie Texas and at the age of 2 two years old her father left the family to go back to indians territory. When Bessie was 12 she went to a missionary baptist church in Texas then she graduated and then went to the Oklahoma colored agriculture.In 1915 Bessie was 23 years old and she moved to Chicago to work with her brothers as a manicurist.When she had free time she would read or listen about the War World 1 pilots so then she tried to be one so she went to the United States denied because she was a different race.Bessie Coleman wanted to go to france so she can be a pilot so she was teaching herself french for months and months then she went to france and they taught her how to fly for a year they gave her a licence and she did stunts and tricks in the air.Bessie got her licence at the school of caudron brothers of Aviation in france she learned her first stunt in 1922.In her later life she did so many stunts ,spins , circles, flips ,twirls and she did it in front of everyone in france.Also she wanted to teach kids how to fly when they get older for school.Bessie went to Europe to get more information on how to do tricks and stunts.One day Bessie was flying to get to the West Coast Air Shows and her plane crash she was rushed to the hospital she was ok and alive but she had to stay in the hospital for eighteen months.In May 1,1926 Bessie was going to get a pilot named William D.Wills so,she flew her plane into Orlando to find him because she wanted to do 3 forced landing in her show but she didn’t know how to do it.The plane she
Helen Keller was a big one, and she had admired her throughout her life (Miss America Org.). Her family, who also inspired her a lot, taught her to work hard and never give up. They strived to see Heather succeed in life and tried their best to make sure she did (Premiere Speakers). Her mother had enrolled her in dancing school in 1978 and that affected her big time (Bates). She had learned to dance by counting beats to music, which had struck a match in her desire to overcome obstacles.
She set numerous records, inspired many people, and was the first woman to attempt to fly around the world. Amelia Earhart was an American pilot and author. She did what no other woman had ever done before, attempted to fly around the world. Amelia set many different records, and demonstrated that women can do anything. Unfortunately, Amelia’s flight around the world was cut short, and she was never heard of again. Despite leaving important radio equipment behind, having a rich husband, and being accused of having a big ego, Amelia Earhart was a well known pilot who accomplished many different things, including, being the first woman to attempt to fly around the world, setting several different records, and finally, she pursued her dream at
Misty Copeland has come from a background of adversity and a broken home, overcoming body issues and an eating disorder to become one of the most recognized and renowned ballerinas of her time. On top of that, her crowning achievement is being the first black principal dancer for the American Ballet Theater (ABT). Misty Copeland led a troubled home life, and didn’t even start dancing until the age of 13. She is so inspiring because of the fact that she started considerably late for her field, and has not only flourished in it, but helped create its modern face. Most successful dancers tend to go from cradle to studio, and dance their entire lives, yet she managed to accomplish in two years what many never see come to fruition.
This extract is found in “The White Album” written by Joan Didion, who is the creator of many significant different literature pieces, both novels and essays. “The White Album” was published in 1979, and is the first and longest essay in the book. In this essay Joan Didion essentially uses a women as a connecting thread to describe what was happening in America at that time. I believe that the woman may even be herself to a certain extent, trying to externalize all her thoughts. What is perceived from the essay is that Didion was submerged into the focus of some big events that were happening in that year, not only as a journalist but also as a bystander and a normal Californian. Didion was also having some psychological problems at the time, and so to her all these events seem to have a connection. Although she is aware that what she is saying may be mindless, she wants to be transparent and tell the audience exactly “how it is for her”. Although my perspective may have changed to a certain extent, using writing as therapy and as well as all the events that have occurred in the 60s.
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn was in and out of foster homes throughout her childhood. Although, there are many iconic and influential people in the world Marilyn Monroe has been the most influential.
Lucille Ball is an admirable woman for contributing to the world numerous times. Born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York. Lucille Ball got her start as a singer, model and film star before becoming one of America's top comedic actresses. With the 1950s TV show I Love Lucy, she became a hit. When she was 15 she convinced her mother to allow her to enroll in a New York City drama school. Despite how long it took she still never gave up and still kept working hard. She was also in 72 movies (aka that's a lot of movies). Enough with background information let's talk about what made her admirable.
Lena Horne was a star who broke racial barriers. In a suppressive 1900s America, an African American woman was determined to step into the limelight to defy the racial standards of her time. She faced an uphill battle trying to create a career from her childhood, with little support from her own family, let alone a white dominated industry. When she finally proved to be an astonishing performer and struck a deal with a major Hollywood studio, she was still held back by racial segregation laws still in effect in the south. Horne recognized her influence and used her talents to go from actress to activist. Through movie roles and songs the starlette used her voice to make movements for African American civil rights.
“And give up? Not on your life.” Nellie Bly retorted when told to give up her dream job of becoming a reporter. (The Adventures of Nellie Bly). Elizabeth Cochran (the name Nellie Bly was given at birth) was born on May 5, 1864, in Cochran Mills, Pennsylvania. Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity. Nellie Bly showed perseverance throughout her childhood, work life, and adulthood.
On July 6, 1921, Anne Frances Robbins was born in New York City, she was an only child of Kenneth Robbins, a salesman, and Edith Luckett Robbins, an aspiring actress. From an early age, Anne acquired the nickname “Nancy”. During Nancy’s infancy, her father, Kenneth left the marriage, leading to Edith to send her daughter to be raised by her aunt and uncle, Virginia and C. Audley Galbraith, in Bethesda, Maryland. While there, Nancy attended Sidwell Friends School. Her aunt would also travel with her to New York to visit her mother, when her mother was there for lengthy theater runs (1).