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Anita Desai Biography

Anita DesaiwriterBorn: 6/24/1937Birthplace: India Born to parents of Indian and German heritage, Desai grew up in New Delhi, India. She spoke German at home, and Urdu and Hindi to friends and…

Kiran Desai

Kiran Desai is the Indian-American writer whose novel The Inheritance of Loss (2006) won the Man Booker Prize and the fiction award from the National Book Critics Circle. The daughter of novelist Ani…

Anita DeFrantz

Anita DeFrantzBorn: Oct. 4, 1952Olympics attorney who became the International Olympic Committee's first female vice president in 1997; first woman to represent U.S. on IOC (elected in 1986); …

Anita Bryant

Anita BryantentertainerBorn: 3/25/1940Birthplace: Barnsdall, Oklahoma Bryant began her entertainment career at the age of two when she sang her first solo in church; she recorded her first alb…

Anita Carter Biography

Anita Carter(Ina Anita Carter)Age: 66 musician who began singing professionally at an early age with her parents, sisters, and other relatives as the influential country group, the Carter Fami…

Shirley Anita CHISHOLM

CHISHOLM, Shirley Anita, a Representative from New York; born Shirley Anita St. Hill, November 30, 1924, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; first black woman elected to Congress; attended public …

Anita Hill Biography

Anita Hilllawyer, educator, author, activistBorn: 7/30/1956Birthplace: Lone Tree, Okla. Hill received her law degree from Yale University, and after a stint at the Equal Employment Opportunity…

Anita Hill Biography

Anita Hilllawyer, educator, author, activistBorn: 7/30/1956Birthplace: Lone Tree, Okla. Hill received her law degree from Yale University, and after a stint at the Equal Employment Opportunity…

Anita Borg 2003 Deaths

Anita BorgAge: 54 computer scientist who mentored other women in the male-dominated field and encouraged others to enter the profession. In 1987, she created Systers, a e-mail list and discuss…

Anita Bryant Biography

Anita BryantentertainerBorn: 3/25/1940Birthplace: Barnsdall, Oklahoma Bryant began her entertainment career at the age of two when she sang her first solo in church; she recorded her first alb…