Shattering the Lens: How Carol Carlisle Broke A Glass Ceiling in Photography

Carol C. Carlisle was one of the great talents of the 20th century – and hardly anyone knew her name.

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Born May 25

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Dixie Carter (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)

Dixie Carter's sweet Southern charm graced American televisions for seven years as one of the stars of "Designing Women." She also found success on shows like

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Born May 22

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Harvey Milk (AP Photo)

Harvey Milk was already an icon for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights movement when he was gunned down in 1978

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Died May 24

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Duke Ellington (AP)

Duke Ellington was one of the most influential personalities in jazz music. The composer and band leader led The Duke Ellington Orchestra for over 50 years

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Born May 23

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Rosemary Clooney (NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

After Rosemary Clooney charmed the world with hit singles like "Come on-a My House," "Mambo Italiano," and others, she moved on to an acting career, starring wi

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Died May 21

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Billy Walker (Everett Collection)

Billy Walker, aka the Tall Texan, was a chart-topping country musician with 30 hit records to his name. He was well-known for his 1962 No

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Born May 21

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The Notorious BIG  (Wikimedia Commons)

One of the key members of the East Coast hip-hop scene, Christopher Wallace, aka the Notorious B.I.G., was one of the most popular rappers of the 1990s

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Died May 18

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Elizabeth Montgomery (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Elizabeth Montgomery is remembered best for playing Samantha Stephens on the classic sitcom "Bewitched" from 1964 to 1972

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Born May 16

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Liberace (Photo by CA/Redferns)

Liberace was one of the glitteriest, most fabulous entertainers of the 20th century. The pianist and singer known as Mr

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Died May 13

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Gary Cooper (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Gary Cooper was known for his natural and understated acting during his movie career. Cooper was one of the major stars of Hollywood's golden age

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Died May 10

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Shel Silverstein  (Photo by Alice Ochs//Getty Images)

Multitalented Shel Silverstein is well-known for his children's book "The Giving Tree." Over 8 million copies of the book have been sold

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Born May 9

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Mike Wallace (Photo by Bachrach/Getty Images)

Mike Wallace earned an impressive 21 Emmy awards during his decadeslong career in television journalism, and he is remembered best for his work on the seminal n

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Born May 7

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Tim Russert (Photo by: Mark Heayn/NBC NewsWire)

Tim Russert hosted "Meet the Press" for more than 16 years, becoming a trusted source of political news and incisive interviews

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Died May 1

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Helen Wagner  (Photo by Marc Bryan-Brown/WireImage)

Soap opera legend Helen Wagner kicked off her 13-week contract for "As the World Turns" with her now-famous "good morning, dear." That contract was extended pas

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Died May 20

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Gilda Radner (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Gilda Radner was one of the original Not Ready for Prime Time Players, the very first comedians to make "Saturday Night Live" hilarious … in fact, she was the f

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Died May 16

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Sammy Davis Jr. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)

Sammy Davis Jr. was an entertainment powerhouse, a true triple threat of talent. Sammy could sing, dance, act, and be funny, too

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Born May 10

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Fred Astaire (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Gene Kelly, one of the major stars of filmed dance, said that "the history of dance on film begins with Fred Astaire." Astaire made 31 musical films including s

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Died May 8

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Dana Plato (Photo by: Frank Carroll/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

For many of us, actress Dana Plato will always be Kimberly Drummond, the teenage daughter on the 1980s sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes." Before she took the part, she

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Born May 1

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Jack Paar  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jack Paar ruled the late-night airwaves before Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, and Johnny Carson – he was the host of "The Tonight Show" for five golden years in the 19

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Born May 20

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James Stewart (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jimmy Stewart starred in many unforgettable films such as "Rear Window," "Vertigo," and "It's a Wonderful Life." He was a five-time Oscar nominee, winning once

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Born May 18

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Perry Como (Photo by Sy Friedman/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Bing Crosby once described Perry Como as "the man who invented casual." The smooth crooner sold millions of records and was a popular presence on TV for many ye

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Died May 17

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Donna Summer (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Donna Summer was known as the Queen of Disco, selling upward of 100 million albums during her career, including hits like "Love To Love You Baby" and "Hot Stuff

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Died May 15

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June Carter Cash (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

June Carter Cash was part of the Carter Family before starting her own musical family with her third husband, Johnny Cash

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Born May 14

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Tamara Dobson (Everett Collection)

Actress Tamara Dobson starred in "Cleopatra Jones" and became an icon of the blaxploitation era, even though she only had a few film credits to her name

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Died May 12

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Robert Reed (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Before he was part of the family on "The Brady Bunch," Robert Reed was an accomplished television actor, famous for his starring role on "The Defenders." Reed w

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Born May 11

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Cory Monteith (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Cory Monteith wasn't trained as a singer, but you'd never know it once you heard him belt out the hits as one of the stars of TV's "Glee." Playing the high scho

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Died May 9

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Lena Horne (Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection)

Lena Horne's voice started toes tapping for generations, even as her career was undermined by Hollywood blacklisting during the "Red Scare" of the 1950s

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Born May 8

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Miyoshi Umeki  (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)

Japanese-born Miyoshi Umeki was the first – and to date only – Asian woman to win an Academy Award for acting, for her performance in 1957's "Sayonara." But tha

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Born May 6

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Orson Welles  (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Orson Welles is widely considered to be one of the greatest directors of all time, and his movie "Citizen Kane" stands as a masterpiece of cinema

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Died May 5

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Dana Wynter  (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Dana Wynter's acting career spanned 40 years, with appearances in several classic films like "Something of Value," "Sink the Bismarck!" and her most enduring ro

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Born May 2

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Lesley Gore (Photo by David Redfern/Redferns)

Lesley Gore launched her celebrated singing career with a catchy ode to teen heartbreak: "It's My Party." The song shot to No