Inspiring Women: Edna Lewis (b.1916 - d.2006) was an African-American chef and author best known for her books on traditional Southern cuisine. Her cookbooks include The Edna Lewis Cookbook (1972). This was followed by The Taste of Country Cooking in 1976, considered a classic study of Southern cooking. She co-founded the Society for the Revival and Preservation of Southern Food, a precursor to the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA). She died in Decatur, Georgia in 2006, aged 89.
Actress Ida Lupino at her home-based telephone switch in Brentwood. Ida was a lieutenant in the Womens Ambulance and Defense Corps. From her house, where she had a sweeping view of Los Angeles she could reach every ambulance in the city from her switchboard. www.worldwar2tours.com