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Anna Gordy Gaye

January 28th, 1922 - January 31st, 2014

Anna Ruby Gaye was an American businesswoman, composer and songwriter. An elder sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy, she became a record executive in the mid-to-late 1950s distributing records released on Checker and Gone Records before forming the Anna label with Billy Davis and her sister Gwen Gordy Fuqua. Gordy later became known as a songwriter for several hits including the Originals' "Baby, I'm for Real", and at least two songs on Marvin Gaye's What's Going On album. The first wife of Gaye, their turbulent marriage later served as inspiration for Gaye's 15th studio album, Here, My Dear.

Anna Gunn

born August 11th, 1968

Anna Gunn (born August 11, 1968) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Skyler White on the AMC drama series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. She has also played Jean Ward in The Practice (1997–2002), and Martha Bullock in Deadwood (2004–2006).

Anna Held

March 19th, 1872 - August 12th, 1918

Helene Anna Held was a Polish-French stage performer on Broadway. While appearing in London, she was spotted by impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, who brought her to America as his common-law wife. From 1896 through 1910, she was one of Broadway's most celebrated leading ladies, presented in a succession of musicals as a charming, coquettish Parisian singer and comedienne, with an hourglass figure and an off-stage reputation for exotic behavior, such as bathing in 40 gallons of milk a day to maintain her complexion. Detractors implied that her fame owed more to Ziegfeld's promotional flair than to any intrinsic talent, but her audience allure was undeniable for over a decade, with several of her shows setting house attendance records for their time. Her uninhibited style also inspired the long-running series of popular revues, the Ziegfeld Follies.

Anna Hofman-Uddgren

born February 23rd, 1868

Anna Maria Viktoria Hofman-Uddgren née Hammarström; also known as Hoffman and Hofmann, was a Swedish actress, cabaret singer, music hall and revue artist, theatre director, and film director. Until 2016, she was referred to as the first woman to become a film director in Sweden.

Anna Home

born January 13th, 1938

Anna Margaret Home is an English television producer and executive who worked for most of her career at the BBC.

Anna Howard Shaw

born February 14th, 1847

Anna Howard Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States.

Anna Hyatt Huntington

born March 10th, 1876

Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington was an American sculptor who was among New York City's most prominent sculptors in the early 20th century. At a time when very few women were successful artists, she had a thriving career. Hyatt Huntington exhibited often, traveled widely, received critical acclaim at home and abroad, and won multiple awards and commissions.

Anna Ishibashi

born July 12th, 1992

Anna Ishibashi (石橋 杏奈, Ishibashi An'na, born July 12, 1992) is a Japanese actress and model.

Anna J. Harrison

born December 23rd, 1912

Anna Jane Harrison was an American organic chemist and a professor of chemistry at Mount Holyoke College for nearly forty years. She was the first female president of the American Chemical Society, and the recipient of twenty honorary degrees. She was nationally known for her teaching and was active nationally and internationally as a supporter of women in science.

Anna Jarvis

born May 1st, 1864

Anna Maria Jarvis was the founder of Mother's Day in the United States. Her mother had frequently expressed a desire to establish such a holiday, and after her mother's death, Jarvis led the movement for the commemoration. However, as the years passed, Jarvis grew disenchanted with the growing commercialization of the observation and even attempted to have Mother's Day rescinded. She died in a sanitarium, her medical bills paid by people in the floral and greeting card industries.

Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler

born May 5th, 1883

Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler was an American mathematician. She is best known for early work on linear algebra in infinite dimensions, which has later become a part of functional analysis.

Anna Kanakis

born February 1st, 1962

Anna Kanakis (Greek: Άννα Κανάκη) (born in 1962 in Messina, Italy) is an Italian actress and model.

Anna Kashfi

September 30th, 1934 - August 16th, 2015

Anna Kashfi (born Joan O'Callaghan; 30 September 1934 – 16 August 2015) was a British film actress who had a brief Hollywood career in the 1950s but was better known for her tumultuous marriage to film star Marlon Brando and the controversies surrounding their son.

Anna Kendrick

born August 9th, 1985

Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress. She has received various accolades, including a Satellite Award, five Teen Choice Awards, three MTV Movie Awards, and nominations for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award; making her one of the youngest people to be nominated for the "Triple Crown of Acting" and the youngest person to do so without winning.

Anna Kingsford

died February 22nd, 1888

Anna Kingsford was an English anti-vivisectionist, vegetarianism and women's rights campaigner.

Anna Koltovskaya

died April 5th, 1626

Anna Alexeievna Koltovskaya, also known by her monastic name Daria (Дария), was tsaritsa of all Russia as the fourth wife of Ivan the Terrible, the tsar of all Russia.

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

died March 9th, 1825

Anna Laetitia Barbauld was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and author of children's literature. A prominent member of the Blue Stockings Society and a "woman of letters" who published in multiple genres, Barbauld had a successful writing career that spanned more than half a century.

Anna Laurens Dawes

born May 14th, 1851

Anna Laurens Dawes was an American author and anti-suffragist. She was the daughter of Henry Laurens Dawes, a Republican United States Senator and Representative of Massachusetts.

Anna Lee

January 2nd, 1913 - May 14th, 2004

Anna Lee, MBE was a British actress, labelled by studios "The British Bombshell".

Anna Lee Aldred

born April 19th, 1921

Anna Lee Aldred was an American jockey and trick rider in rodeos. She was the first woman in the United States to receive a jockey's license. She pursued her professional horse racing career from 1939 to 1945, winning many races at state and county fairs. She then pursued a second career as a trick rider from 1945 to 1950. She was inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1983 and the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2004.

Anna Linkova

born January 22nd, 1977

Anna Linkova is a former Russian tennis player.

Anna Louisa Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint

died April 14th, 1886

Anna Louisa Geertruida Bosboom-Toussaint was a Dutch novelist.

Anna Luna

born September 12th, 1993

Anna Jardeleza Luna-Alpuerto (born September 12, 1993) is a Filipina actress. She is best known for starring in Philippine art-house and independent films, notably Mike de Leon's Citizen Jake, Nerissa Picadizo's Requited, and Chito Roño's Emir. She was nominated best actress at the 2018 Philadelphia Independent Film Awards (PIFA) for her performance in the 2018 independent film Maestra (English title: An Educator).

Anna Mae Hays

born February 16th, 1920

Anna Mae Violet Hays was an American military officer who served as the 13th chief of the United States Army Nurse Corps. She was the first woman in the United States Armed Forces to be promoted to a general officer rank; in 1970, she was promoted to brigadier general. Hays paved the way for equal treatment of women, countered occupational sexism, and made a number of recommendations which were accepted into military policy.

Anna Mae Routledge

born March 31st, 1982

Anna Mae Wills (born Anna Mae Routledge; March 31, 1982) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Celeste in the Disney Channel Original Movie 16 Wishes.

Anna Maestri

January 7th, 1924 - March 4th, 1988

Anna Maestri (7 January 1924 – 4 March 1988) was an Italian stage, film and television actress.

Anna Magnani

March 7th, 1908 - September 26th, 1973

Anna Maria Magnani was an Italian actress. She was known for her explosive acting and earthy, realistic portrayals of characters.

Anna Marguerite McCann

died February 12th, 2017

Anna Marguerite McCann was an American art historian and archaeologist. She is known for being an early influencer—and the first American woman—in the field of underwater archaeology, beginning in the 1960s. McCann authored works pertaining to Roman art and Classical archaeology, and taught both art history and archaeology at various universities in the United States. McCann was an active member of the Archaeological Institute of America, and received its Gold Medal Award in 1998. She also published under the name Anna McCann Taggart.

Anna Maria Alberghetti

born May 15th, 1936

Anna Maria Alberghetti is an Italian-American actress and soprano.

Anna Maria Ferrero

February 18th, 1935 - May 21st, 2018

Anna Maria Ferrero (18 February 1935 – 21 May 2018) was an Italian actress.

Anna Maria Gherardi

October 15th, 1939 - October 5th, 2014

Anna Maria Gherardi (15 October 1939 – 5 October 2014) was an Italian actress and voice actress. Born in Bologna, Gherardi formed at the drama school of the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, and debuted on stage in 1960, in Adelchi alongside Vittorio Gassman.

Anna Maria Horsford

born March 6th, 1947

Anna Maria Horsford is an American actress, known for her performances in television comedies.
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