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Bella Abzug (1920–1998)

A popular labor, civil rights, and feminist activist, Abzug became the first Jewish woman elected to the U.S. Congress in 1970. She was a 1947 graduate of Columbia Law School and the counsel for several of Sen. Josephy McCarthy's targets in the 1950s. See full bio »

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 1979 Manhattan
Guest of Honor
 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Real Estate Agent
- Episode #1.35 (1975) ... Real Estate Agent (uncredited)
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 2001 New York: A Documentary Film (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Commentator
- The City and the World (1945-2000) (2001) ... Herself - Commentator
- City of Tomorrow (1929-1941) (2001) ... Herself - Commentator
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 1996 Intimate Portrait (TV Series documentary)
- Shirley MacLaine (1996) ... Herself
 1995 Boys & Girls Are Different: Men, Women & the Sex Difference (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Age Isn't Everything
 1979 Abortion: The Divisive Issue (Short)
 1979 Everyday (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 February 1979 (1979) ... Herself
 1978 America 2-Night (TV Series)
- Episode #1.44 (1978) ... Herself
 1977 The National Tribute to Hubert H. Humphrey (TV Movie)
 1977 Emerald City (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 August 1977 (1977) ... Herself
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- Buck Henry/Jennifer Warnes/Kenny Vance (1977) ... Herself (uncredited)
 1976 Good Morning America (TV Series)
- Episode dated 14 October 1976 (1976) ... Herself
 1974-1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - US Representative / Herself - Congresswoman / Herself - US Congresswoman
- Episode #14.132 (1976) ... Herself - US Representative
- Episode #14.2 (1975) ... Herself - Congresswoman
- Episode #13.149 (1975) ... Herself - US Representative
- Episode #13.46 (1974) ... Herself - US Congresswoman
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series)
- Episode #2.41 (1975) ... Herself
 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.77 (1971) ... Herself
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 2013 Makers: Women Who Make America (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Herself - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Changing the World (2013) ... Herself - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
 2011 Gloria: In Her Own Words (TV Movie documentary)
 2007 NY77: The Coolest Year in Hell (TV Movie documentary)
Herself (uncredited)

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At her death, she headed the Women's Environment and Developemnt Organization, a New York-based advocacy group.

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

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[in 1987, on her reasons for seldom being seen without a hat] When I first became a lawyer, only 2% of the bar was women. People would always think I was a secretary. In those days, professional women in the business world wore hats. So I started wearing hats. See more »


Survived by her two daughters and a sister. See more »


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