Aviator who was the first American woman to gain a pilot's license and the first woman to fly over the English Channel.
She worked as a journalist in San Francisco and a theatre critic in New York City before earning her pilot's license in 1911.
She wrote seven screenplays that were made into silent films.
She was the daughter of Ursula and William Quimby. She died in an aviation accident in 1912 at age thirty-seven.
She and Amelia Earhart were fellow female aviators.