Helen Richey - Born in McKeesport in 1909. Learned to fly a plane when she turned 20. In 1932, partnered with another female pilot and set a record of staying airborne for nearly 10 days with midair refueling. Partnered with Amelia Earhart in 1936 in the transcontinental Bendix Trophy Race. Was the first woman to be hired as a pilot by a commercial airline in the U.S. and also one of the first female flight instructors.
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Nina Mae McKinney (June 13, 1912 - May 3, 1967) was an American actress. Dubbed "The Black Garbo" when she worked in Europe, she was one of the first African-American film stars and was one of the first African-Americans to appear on British television.