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17/09/2015
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Remember the Ladies: Maureen Connolly

Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker, known as “Little Mo”, was an American tennis player, the winner of nine Grand Slam singles titles in the early 1950s. In 1953, she became the first woman to win all four Grand Slam tournaments during the same calendar year. The following year, a horseback riding accident injured her right leg and ended her competitive tennis career at age 19. Continue reading

17/09/2015
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Remember the Ladies: Anne Bancroft

Actress Anne Bancroft was born Anna Maria Louisa Italiano was born on September 17, 1931, in the Bronx , New York. An award-winning actress for her work on film, stage and television, Bancroft is best remembered for her role as the dedicated teacher in The Miracle Worker (1962) and as the mature seductress in The Graduate (1967). She grew up in the Bronx and studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1948. Continue reading

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