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Harriet Quimby (1875–1912)

Harriet Quimby was born in Arcadia, Michigan. She was an actress, model, magazine writer, screenwriter, and the first woman to ever cross the English Channel in 1912. She also was the first woman who gained a pilot license issued by "Aero Club of America" in 1911. Harriet Quimby had a great impact on the roles of women in aviation even she got the ... See full bio »


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The Broken Cross
Fisher Folks
Fisher Folks Writer
His Mother's Scarf


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 1911 Sunshine Through the Dark (Short)
 1911 His Mother's Scarf (Short)
 1911 The Broken Cross (Short)
 1911 Fisher Folks (Short)
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 1909 Lines of White on a Sullen Sea (Short)
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Since 2007, the Harriet Quimby story is being developed into a feature film by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Co. starring DonnaMarie Recco ('Analyze This (1999)', 'Analyze That (2002)', 'Auto Focus (2002)', produced by Thomas R. Bond II. Biograph is the same film company that Quimby was a part of in 1910. See more »


Wore a purple colored flight suit

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