There's a lot of buzz about how President Barack Obama gave a National Medal of Arts to Star Wars creator George Lucas yesterday. But he also honored quite a few women in the ceremony. For instance: Author Joan Didion (above).
Actress/playwright/professor Anna Deavere Smith.
Lin Arison, co-founder of the National YoungArts Foundation.
Author Jill Ker Conway.
Novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson.
Author/historian/pioneer in feminist studies Natalie Zemon Davis.
Comedian/director/screenwriter/actress Elaine May.
Dancer, choreographer and artistic director and founder of the Philadelphia Dance Company, Joan Myers Brown.
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