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Margaret Sanger

Name at birth: Margaret Louise HigginsMargaret Sanger was a nurse in the poor neighborhoods of New York City when she founded the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. At the time it was ill…

Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II and for a brief time was second in line to the British throne. Her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne when Margaret was six, and…

Margaret Keane

Margaret Keane is an artist whose paintings of big-eyed waifs sold by the millions during the 1960s -- while her husband took all the credit. Walter Keane was her second husband, and with a flamboyan…

Margaret Thatcher

Name at birth: Margaret Hilda RobertsMargaret Thatcher was the United Kingdom's first woman prime minister. She held the office of PM for 11 years -- longer than anyone in the 20th century. As Margar…

Margaret Mitchell

Name at birth: Margaret Munnerlyn MitchellMargaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind. The best-selling Civil War romance was published in 1936 and later…

Margaret Atwood

A prolific writer and a hit with literary critics, Canada's Margaret Atwood became internationally famous after the popular and critical success of her 1984 novel, The Handmaid's Tale (made into the 1…

Margaret Hamilton

Margaret Hamilton played the nasty, cackling Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. (As tormentor of the heroine Dorothy and her pup Toto, Hamilton uttered the famous line "I'll …

Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead made her career as America's most famous anthropologist with the 1928 publication of her first book, Coming of Age in Samoa. She was a graduate of Barnard College, where she studied wi…

Margaret's Museum

Director: Mort RansenWriters: Gerald Wexler and Mort RansenDirector of Photography: Vic SarinEditor: Rita RoyProduction Designers: William Flemming and David McHenryProducers: Mort Ransen, Chr…

Margaret Smith Taylor

Name at birth: Margaret Mackall SmithMargaret Smith Taylor was the wife of the 12th president of the United States, Zachary Taylor. She never really served as the First Lady, however, leaving the form…