Charmian Carr, Aptly Named Chicagoan

Born in Chicago, Charmian Carr made many young girls believe a Hollywood dream was attainable.
Carr with Anthony Perkins. Plummer and Andrews filming The Sound of Music. Wikimedia Commons.

Today is International Women's Day, a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ​ Dozens of talented and successful women in film and TV call Chicagoland home, including

  • Marla Gibbs

  • Joan Cusack