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Barbara Altman, Elizabeth Barstow Alton, Maryjane Briant, Rosalind Cash, Dolores G. Cooper, Susan H. Curcio, Esq., Lavinia Johnson Course, Jane M. Flipping, Rebecca Hallowell, Bernice Katzman, Beatrice K. Haynes Knowles, Liane P. Levenson, Esq., Vicki Gold Levi, Lillian Levy, Josephine Nania, Sister Grace Nolan, Virginia Gaye Kelly Robinson, Helen W. Walsh, Sarah Spencer Washington, Rita Zaberer
A long list of ‘Firsts’ defines Barbara Altman’s life: In addition to being the first ‘Mistress of Ceremonies’ for first Atlantic Country Women’s Hall of Fame Honors Ceremony in 1996, she was the first (and only) daughter born in a family with six children.
She became the first licensed woman disc jockey in New Jersey and, currently the only local talk show hosted by a woman. She was the first Ventnor special events coordinator and originated the Ventnor Mile and Ventnor Memorial Day 5k and 10k races. Barbara was also the race director for the first Miss America Run, which in its second year became the run to promote breast cancel awareness and she was the race director of the first local Saucony Women’s Distance Festival. A member of the Boardwalk Runner’s Club, Barbara created the first Atlantic City Marathon scholarship in running cross-country or track for Atlantic City high school seniors.
As contributing editor to Esquire Magazine, she wrote a column in the Philadelphia Bulletin called ‘Atlantic City, the Way it was.’ In 1985, along with Florence Valore Miller and Anthony Kutschera, she co-founded the Atlantic City Historical Museum on Garden Pier. She sponsored the award-winning permanent exhibition Atlantic City: Playground of the Nation.
Rosalind Cash was the first Atlantic County actress to star in a major Hollywood film. Cash, a veteran stage, screen and TV actress considered by many as a woman of great achievement in the arts, died suddenly of cancer on October 31, 1995 in Los Angeles.
A graduate of Atlantic City High School, she appeared in about 20 films, including ‘The Omega Man,’ ‘Uptown Saturday Night,’ ‘Tales From the Hood’ and ‘Circle of Pain.’ She received an Emmy nomination for her stage performance in ‘Go Tell it on the Mountain.