Candy Campbell '70

Florence Nightingale was the ultimate multi-hyphenate: a nursing pioneer, visionary statistician, social reformer, researcher, author, and adventurer, all at a time when women in Victorian England had few rights of their own.

Little wonder that actor Candy Campbell ’70 found Nightingale—known as “The Lady of the Lamp” for her nighttime rounds tending to British and Allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War, and often considered among the top 100 most influential women in history—a fascinating subject for her original one-woman show, An Evening with Florence Nightingale: The Reluctant Celebrity.

Campbell is quite the multihyphenate herself: actor, playwright, filmmaker, improv instructor, author, nurse, and health care professor. She combines the right-brain and left-brain sides of her CV through her company Peripatetic Productions and its mission of “blending art and science for positive system change.”