Famous People Who Died on August 17
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Activist, Author, Poet / 1860 - 1935
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a prominent American sociologist, writer and lecturer, best known for her semi-autobiographical short story The Yellow Wallpaper.
Film Actress, Theater Actress, Television Actress, Singer, Journalist / 1918 - 1990
Pearl Bailey was a Tony Award-winning singer and actress known for her roles in works like Carmen Jones, House of Flowers, Hello, Dolly! and Porgy and Bess.
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