In addition to actresses, there were several women, such as Lillian Hellman, who wrote Broadway plays, and a few women, such as Margo Jones and Antoinette Perry, who directed plays.
When Perry died in 1946, the major New York theater awards, the Antoinette Perry Awards, nicknamed the Tony Awards, were established in her honor.
A number of women wrote screenplays for Hollywood, but few were given directing jobs.
Among the budding young film stars was 12-year-old Elizabeth Taylor played a young girl determined to ride in a horse race in National Velvet in 1944.
In 1947 nine-year-old Natalie Wood captured many hearts in Miracle on 34th Street.
Among the top choreographers, or creators of dance, in the 1940s were Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, and Katherine Dunham.