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.
This will include my thesis topic and my thesis statement. I will provide statistical data and sources that give information about Lucille Ball, as well as Carol Burnett and Ellen Degeneres. I will discuss how Carol Burnett and Ellen Degeneres were inspired by Lucille Ball to overcome their fears and achieve success as comedians, which in return lead them to build up their personal brand, resulting in them becoming entrepreneurial successes.
The Kennedy’s? The Mafia? Overdose? Murder? 55 years later, the death of one of the most famous American icons, Marilyn Monroe, is still a conspiracy. Marilyn Monroe (birth name Norma Jeane Mortenson) was born on the 1st of June, 1926 at the Los Angeles County Hospital. Marilyn never knew her father’s identity. Marilyn was placed in the care of a foster family, The Bolenders, as her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was mentally and financially unable to care for her. Marilyn was taken back into Gladys’ care when she was 7 years old as she eventually was able to stabilise her lifestyle. However, Gladys was committed to a state mental hospital as she had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic. She spent the rest of her life going in and out of hospitals and did not have contact with Marilyn ever again. Due to these unfortunate
Mary Pickford was an actress from Canada that made major contributions to film acting. Films have been a part of Canadian culture since the industry started and Pickford was one of the first Canadian pioneers in the early Hollywood scene at that time. She gained immense wealth and recognition and was known as one of most the powerful personalities in early Hollywood. Pickford was the first Canadian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Coquette. Pickford’s role in Coquette has been highly acclaimed. She achieved worldwide success and fame and it’s the role she is most known for. In addition to acting, Pickford co-founded the United Artists Corporation with D. W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks. The UA was an independent entertainment company that aimed for their own success without relying upon big commercial corporations.
The setting, of the story "Three Girls" takes place in Broadway and Twelfth in New York. It was a cold evening around 6pm, in March. The second part of the story is set in a bookstore called Stand Use books, at Fourteenth Street in New York, because these two girls are a book lover and called themselves a poet. In addition, protagonist mentions, "a woman nearly my height, was tall for a girl, in 1956" (96). This shows that the story happened in 1956 and it was their first time to see Marilyn Monroe real in person. Furthermore, "never had we seen Marilyn Monroe with her hair braided in any movie or photo" this point of view also describes the period when Marilyn Monroe was a different person than what they saw the movie. It contrasts Marilyn
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.
Barbara Walters’ career brings words such as “legendary”, “pioneering”, and “inspirational” to mind. She was more than just any other pretty person that was on a TV screen. “Walters was born September 25, 1929, and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts”(world book). From an early age, she had been surrounded by celebrities, many people say this attributed to her relaxed manner while she interviewed people. Her father, Louis Edward Walters, had opened a string of nightclubs called the Latin Quarter. “Walter’s spent a lot of time there, it was common for famous people to come in and out for a good time” (Lemann 1). “She became the first woman co-anchor of a network evening news program and earned roughly an unprecedented twelve million dollar salary.
“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.
2. BACKGROUND: Born out of wedlock in abject poverty, she was destined to live among the common people; however, in her teen years, Eva vowed not to be a product of her environment. She rose above her wretched lifestyle and became a woman who created her own reality, striving for grandiose living. Peron strategically identified men who could assist in her in her endeavors and infiltrated their circle using her allure and femininity. As a result, she became a radio actress and consequently, the highest paid performer in Buenos Aires despite her mediocre talent. It is no coincidence that she married Colonel Juan Peron, a potential presidential candidate at the time, who eventually made her the First Lady of Argentina a year after their marriage. As a result, Eva Peron worked for Juan Peron’s cause, Peronism, and became the direct line between the Argentinians and her husband. She is remembered as a voice for the descamisados (the poor workers; “shirt less ones”), a figurehead for women’s rights, and an advocate for the unions and the poor. She was known as “Evita” by the people and earned the title of “Spiritual Leader of the Nation” by Argentina’s Congress before her early death at 33 years old in 1952. Although Eva received great criticism for being a woman outside of
First of all she was the first woman to own a TV production company. This inspired women across the world to try to do it for themselves now look at today's world we have tons of women who have. Business. In addition, this company made her one of the richest women in Hollywood. It proved to women that only they could have a business they could have a successful one. Last but not least she sold the business for 17 million dollars. This proved that they could also make a profit for the business. She helped women around the world feel confident that they could have their own business
Growing up during the 60s and 70s, she has good family relationships. She is a successful writer, teacher, and is married with children. Mairs has positive things in her life that help her get through the difficult times.
This small part gained the attention of many people in the 1950’s. With many more small parts, Marilyn started developing her career. Impressing her audience and critics in All About Eve, she wanted to update her look. In 1953, Monroe came to develop her well known image of being a sex symbol. She acted as a bubbly, dumb blonde in most of her films. Acting dumb caused Monroe to be complimented on how good her comedic skills were. Even with all of her fans and compliments, Monroe was insecure(Marilyn Monroe Climbs to Stardom). She did not think she was a good
Many people admire Lucille Ball for her ability to still become an actress without going to college. For example, Lucille
Some famous Americans have won the noble peace prize, while others might be known for creating world peace or world catastrophes. Lucille Ball will forever be remembered as the person who entertained people with “rubber faced antics (“Lucille Ball Biography”) “zany impersinations.” These comments may seem demeaning; however, they glorifiy Lucille Ball’s legacy. An actress, comedian, a producer, Lucille Ball is most famous for producing and acting in her most famous sitcom, I Love Lucy. Arguably one of the most influential female comedians of all time, Lucille Ball started small in the world of show business, worked her way to the top, and created a world-renowned sitcom that portrayed new ideas and reinvented the
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.