Mary Tudor "When I am dead and opened, you shall find Calais lying in my head."

Queen Mary
(02/18/1516 – 11/17/1558)
English royalty , during her final illness, referring to England's loss of Calais to France.
(sister of Elizabeth I; same dates as Audre Lorde)
Sophia Augusta Fredericka "A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache."

Catherine the Great
(05/02/1729 – 11/17/1796)
Russian leader
"Our own theological Church, as we know, has scorned and vilified the body till it has seemed almost a reproach and a shame to have one, yet at the same time has credited it with power to drag the soul to perdition."

Eliza Wood Burhans Farnham
(11/17/1815 – 12/15/1864)
US social reformer ("Woman and Her Era")
"As God once said, and I think rightly..."

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery
(11/17/1887 – 03/24/1976)
English military
Eugene Paul Wigner "It is nice to know that the computer understands the problem. But I would like to understand it too."

Eugene Wigner
(11/17/1902 – 01/01/1995)
Hungarian-US physicist ("Symmetries and Reflections: Scientific Essays")
François Auguste René Rodin "To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature."

Auguste Rodin
(11/12/1840 – 11/17/1917)
French sculptor ("La Porte de l'Enfer (The Gates of Hell)")
(died near his birthday)
Roy Harold Scherer Jr. "Why don't you put that in the headline: 'He Only Did Three With Doris!' Set a lot of people straight."

Rock Hudson
(11/17/1925 – 10/02/1985)
US actor ("Giant")
Peter Cook "If you ever want to hear a boring conversation, why, pop down the mine. There it'll be!"

Peter Cook
(11/17/1937 – 01/09/1995)
English comic, actor (Beyond the Fringe) ("Bedazzled")
Eric Gill "Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific."

Eric Gill
(02/22/1882 – 11/17/1940)
English artist ("An Essay on Typography")
"Anything with a ball, no good."

Martin Scorsese
(11/17/1942 – )
Italian-US director ("After Hours") , on sports
(was married to Isabella Rosellini)
Mary Laurence Hutton "I bit a lot more bugs than bit me."

Lauren Hutton
(11/17/1943 – )
US model, actor ("American Gigolo") , on eating termites in Africa
Lorne David Lipowitz "I donít tweet for a very simple reason, which is that I drink."

Lorne Michaels
(11/17/1944 – )
Canadian TV producer (SNL, Kids in the Hall)
"If you have to talk about fashion, then you are not in it." *

Michaele Vollbracht
(11/17/1947 – 06/07/2018)
US designer
Sophie Danièle Sylvie Maupu "What is he—eleven? thirteen? I could play his nanny."

Sophie Marceau
(11/17/1966 – )
French actor ("The World Is Not Enough") , on Leonardo DiCaprio, who's eight years younger than her
Leslie Bibb "I hate being a blonde."

Leslie Bibb
(11/17/1974 – )
US actor ("Jupiter's Legacy")
Rachel McAdams "I wanted to be a secretary, I love paper clips and staplers."

Rachel McAdams
(11/17/1978 – )
US actor ("The Notebook")
"A dead atheist is someone who's all dressed up with no place to go." *

James Duffecy
(10/03/1912 – 11/17/1983)
Australian evangelist of typically limited vision
Lily Shiel "No one has a closest friend in Hollywood."

Sheilah Graham
(09/15/1904 – 11/17/1988)
English writer ("Beloved Infidel")
(LTR with F. Scott Fitzgerald)
Audre Lorde "If I waited to be right before I spoke, I would be sending little cryptic messages on the Ouija board, complaints from the other side."

Audre Lorde
(02/18/1934 – 11/17/1992)
US writer ("Zami: A New Spelling of My Name")
(same dates as Queen Mary)
Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban "A statesman who keeps his ear permanently glued to the ground will have neither elegance of posture nor flexibility of movement."

Abba Eban
(02/02/1915 – 11/17/2002)
S. Africa-born Israeli diplomat ("Voice of Israel")
Don Gibson "I consider myself a songwriter who sings rather than a singer who writes songs."

Don Gibson
(04/03/1928 – 11/17/2003)
US songwriter ("Oh Lonesome Me")
Coral Edith Brown "But of course it's different now, the blues is no longer blues, it's green now."

Ruth Brown
(01/12/1928 – 11/17/2006)
US singer ("Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean")
"You're like a beautiful chandelier. I'd like to be around when you get lit up."

Irving Brecher
(01/17/1914 – 11/17/2008)
US screenwriter ("The Wicked Wit of the West: The last great Golden-Age screenwriter shares the hilarity and heartaches of working with Groucho, Garland, Gleason, Burns, Berle, Benny & many more")
Doris May Tayler "Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself."

Doris Lessing
(10/22/1919 – 11/17/2013)
Persia-born English writer ("The Grass Is Singing")