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The child of Mexican immigrants, Angela Salinas was the first in her family to graduate from college. After college, she became the first Hispanic woman to become a U.S. Marine Corps general officer. Upon her retirement in 2013, she was the highest ranking female officer in the Marines.
Pat Foote joined the Women's Army Corps in 1959, served in Vietnam, and eventually became one of only four female Armed Forces generals in 1986. Over the course of her career, Foote commanded at the company, battalion, brigade, and major installation levels, and advocated for the recruitment of women following the end of the draft in the 1970s.
Track the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the “dangerous” comedy of 70s sitcoms like “Maude” to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club boom to today’s multifaceted landscape.
Makers: Women in Hollywood showcases the women of showbiz, from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players, as they influence the creation of one of the country’s biggest commodities: entertainment.
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