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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
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 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Real Estate Agent
- Episode #1.35 (1975) ... Real Estate Agent (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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Personal Quote:

[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 »

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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 1-2. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

Trademark:

Large-brimmed hats

Nickname:

Battlin' Bella

Star Sign:

Leo

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