Historical Portrayal: Amelia Earhart
As part of Lakeside’s Living History Series, Julie Wang Warren will portray Amelia Earhart in Hoover Auditorium Wednesday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.
What actually happened to Amelia Earhart on her infamous flight around the world in 1937? She never arrived at her destination, Howland Island in the Pacific and was never to be seen again. Some theorize that she and her navigator, Fred Noonan were captured, imprisoned and possibly killed by the Japanese. Others contend that they landed on a remote island and possibly survived for up to year before perishing.
While we may never know what truly became of Amelia Earhart, we know for sure that she was a true pioneer for women and aviation. She was the first woman with many aviation-related accomplishments such as a transatlantic flight, solo flight from Newfoundland to Ireland and another flight from Hawaii to America, crowning her the first aviator to fly this route. She and 98 other women founded the group The 99s for female pilots. Please join Julie Warren as she portrays Amelia Earhart preparing to head off for her round-the-world flight, capturing hearts and a permanent place in history.
Julie Wang Warren, who joined Women in History in 2007, agrees thoroughly with Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s quote: Well-behaved women seldom make history. Warren is thrilled to be a part of a group that brings to life the stories of women from so many walks of life, regardless of their past behavior. She received a BA in English from Heidelberg College.
Warren portrays Amelia Earhart, Ruth Etting and Mae West with Women in History as well as working with Cleveland Gateway District’s Take-a-Hike program where she can be seen bringing former Cleveland Public Library’s head librarian, Linda Eastman to life for tour groups as well as Magdalena Baehr, Cleveland’s Widow Brewer, on tours of Ohio City.
Julie Warren has been a business owner in Lakewood for over 20 years. She and her husband Shawn own and operate Erie Design, a local sign company. Julie is proud to be raising two (mostly) well-behaved daughters, Lindy and Audrey who are also performers and her biggest supporters.