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Sharon Ambrose

Thursday, January 6, 2005; Page DZ10

Birthplace and date: Chicago; Sept. 3, 1939.

Marital status: Married.

Ambrose said the most interesting place that she has visited is Australia. (AP)

Children: Moira, 41; Michael, 39; Nelly, 33; Peggy, 31.

College: Xavier University, Chicago.

Celebrity I most resemble: Katharine Hepburn.

My most notable characteristic or personality trait: A good sense of humor.

I'd love to trade places for a day with: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Favorite quote: "Don't get mad, get even."

Best movie I've ever seen: "Casablanca."

Best book I've ever read: "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott.

Favorite TV show of all time: "M.A.S.H."

Birthday cake: Chocolate with chocolate fudge icing.

Car I drive: I don't drive, much to the relief of my children.

Politician I most admire: Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.

Favorite president: Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Person in history I would most want to meet: Dolley Madison.

Most important influence in my life: My grandfather, a labor activist and lifelong Democrat.

Pet peeve: People who don't keep their word.

Impression people have of me that I would most like to change: That I'm aloof.

Impression people have of the District that I would most like to change: That it's dangerous.

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