Ethel Merman who was born in 1908 as (Ethel Agnes Zimmerman) was an american actress and singer from Astoria , New York . Though Ethel was not trained in music many said she could“ belt out a song like no one else ” , many songwriters still sought out Ethel’s music knowing she was untrained such as Irving Berlin and Cole Porter who was known as major songwriters of the early 1900’s . Ethel is remembered for her great appearances in many great musicals . She started her career by singing at private parties and nightclubs . She was hired as a torch singer at Les Ambassadeurs and from there she began to gain publicity . She had a surgery on her tonsils a little while after she got the job , and was afraid it would mess up her voice , but luckily her voice was better than ever . Not long after she was offered to take Ruthe Etting’s part in a …show more content…
Smith , whom is Teacher’s assistant , William Smith . She didn’t realize till her wedding that she Levitt shortly after and married him and later had two children with him , then they later divorced because he was a alcoholic . She did three musicals while carrying her second child and then went into the hospital recovering from the caesarean birth . While in the hospital she was visited by Dorothy Fields and was asked to star as Annie Oakley in a musical Fields brother was writing , Merman accepted , but in late November Field’s brother died , Irving Berlin was hired to take his place and that’s where the show Annie Get Your Gun came from . Annie Get Your Gun opened on May 16 , 1946 and ran for approximately 1,147 in three years . In this time Ethel only took two vacations due to different illnesses . Merman and Berlin later met for Call Me Madam , where she won the Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical . She also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy . Ethel returned to Colorado dreadfully to be a housewife to her third husband
Margaret Sanger was born in 1879 and die in 1966. This was a period time my grandmother and a lot of old women who I knew in my countryside in Vietnam. All of them born between ten and twelve children. Indeed,
Mary Walker was an avid women’s rights activist. She spent her entire life working towards equality for women, specifically trying to change the ways women dressed. Along with being an activist, Walker was an extremely talented physician. This woman flourished in her field of work and was one of the only women in this line of work at the time. On top of all of her achievements in life, Mary Walker is the only woman to ever receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Gertrude B. Elion born January 23, 1918 was the daughter of immigrant parents from Lithuania. Her father became a dentist after moving to New York where she grew up. Gertrude had an amazing career starting at the very young age of 15 after her grandfather died of cancer. Gertrude wanted to help find a cure for cancer and her grandfather was her main motivation. Attending Hunter College, Gertrude graduate at the very young age of 19 with the highest of honors.
Jane Addams life as a child was not easy, she had a congenital spinal defect which led to her never being physically strong and her father who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War always showed that his thoughts of women were that they were weak, and especially her with her condition. But besides that she lived a very privileged life since her father had many famous friends like the president Abraham Lincoln. Jane was determined to get a good education which she ended up getting. She went to Rockford sanitary for women which is now called Rockford University and she also studied to be a doctor but had to quit because she was hospitalised too many times. Being sick affected her life very much so when she got older she remedied her spinal defect with surgery.
SL Deaf Event Quarter 1 For my first quarter Deaf Event, I read the book I'll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin. The book reflects on the highs and lows of Marlee's life from the time she was a young child, up until a few years before she joined Switched at Birth, one of her more famous roles among modern times. The cause of Marlee's deafness is still unknown. One theory that Marlee used to believe was that she became Deaf after contracting a viral infection as a baby, although she later learned that particular infection cannot cause deafness.
“It’s a long old road, but I know I,m gonna find the end,” that is one of Bessie Smith famous quotes. Bessie Smith is an American blues singer and is also known for “Empress of the Blues”. Bessie Smith was born April 15, 1894 and died on September 26, 1937. First I’m going to talk about her whole life. Then I’m going to talk about her career and what songs she did.
Harriet Tubman spent most of her life trying to help slaves. She was a slave herself, she was born in Dorchester Country, Maryland in the year 1822. She started working at a very young age, by the age of 5 she was already doing child care and consequently by 12 she was doing field work and hauling logs, as she got older the job got harder. When she turned 26 Harriet decided to make a life-changing decision when her master died, she decided to abscond. She married a free black man.
Fred Astaire was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on May 10, 1899.  His real name was Frederick Austerlitz and he lived with his parents Frederic Astaire, and Ann Gelius Austerlitz, and his sister Adele. His parents sent him to dancing school at age four to join his older sister. Together they showed tremendous talent and the family moved to New York to further their education of singing, dancing, and acting.
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.
“I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say — I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger,” Harriet tubman once said at a suffrage convention. Harriet tubman, when traveling never went off course and she never lost anyone traveling with her. Harriet was a Conductor of the Underground Railroad and she has many more accomplishes too. Harriet Tubman experienced the harshness of slavery in her early life which led her to guide many slaves to freedom in the North through the Underground Railroad and inspired many people as well, with the risk of being caught and killed. Harriet Tubman’s early life and childhood was full of hatred, beatings, and dealing with slavery...
I. “Opportunities don’t often come along, so when they do, you must grab them.” – Audrey Hepburn. When most people think of Audrey Hepburn, they think of the talented actress that once lit up the stage, which she was plus a lot more. Actress, fashion icon, activist – these are three of the many things that Audrey Hepburn was known for and still is known for to this day. II.
She would look in the mirror and panic because she was unsure of herself. She was a model, singer, and actress. She had so much talent and she put it to use. She used her talents to go places and make a career for herself. She had many iconic moments in her career and even after her death these moments are still seen today.
Often referred to as "The First Lady of Song," Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most popular female jazz singers in the United States. Throughout her career, Ella was awarded thirteen Grammys and sold over 40 million albums. With a voice that not only encompassed a large range, but a dynamic and powerful sound, Ella could sing almost anything from scatting to the popular tunes of her day. She performed in the top venues all around the world to packed houses, with audiences as diverse as the music she created. Ella came from a small town and impoverished family, but through her talent and determination, skyrocketed to fame creating a legacy that has withstood the sands of time.