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Tommy Tune MP

"Tommy Tune"

Thomas James "Tommy" Tune (born February 28, 1939) is an American actor, dancer, singer, theatre director, producer, and choreographer. Over the course of his career, he has won nine Tony Awards and ...

11/21/2014

Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

"Les Paul"

American Music Masters Moments: Les Paul YouTube Les Paul - Sleepwalk Les Paul & Mary Ford- Live Medley Les Paul - Chasing Sound! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Les Paul

11/9/2014

Louise Leah Nevelson MP (1899 - 1988)

Louise Nevelson (September 23, 1899 – April 17, 1988) was an American sculptor known for her monumental, monochromatic, wooden wall pieces and outdoor sculptures. Born in Czarist Russia, she e...

9/23/2014

Itzhak Perlman (Hebrew: יצחק פרלמן‎; born August 31, 1945) is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Early li...

8/31/2014

Dave Brubeck (1920 - 2012)

David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of j...

8/25/2014

Roger L. Stevens (1910 - 1998)

Roger Lacey Stevens (March 12, 1910 – February 2, 1998) was an American theatrical producer, arts administrator, and a real estate executive. He is the founding Chairman of both the Kennedy Ce...

6/28/2014

Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)

"Frank Russell Capra"

Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who worked his way from Los Angeles's Italian ghetto to become the creati...

1/1/2014

Robert Wise (1914 - 2005)

Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American film director, producer and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for West Side Story (196...

12/31/2013

Billy Wilder MP (1906 - 2002)

"Billy Wilder"

Billy Wilder (/ˈwaɪldər/; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, a...

12/14/2013

Edward Franklin Albee III ( /ˈɔːlbiː/ AWL-bee; born March 12, 1928) is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who'...

12/17/2012

Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis (born August 8, 1932) is an American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of T...

12/17/2012

Vincent Scully (1920 - d.)

Vincent Joseph Scully, Jr. (born August 21, 1920) is Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art in Architecture at Yale University, and the author of several books on the subject. Architect ...

12/17/2012

George Harvey Strait (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, actor, and music producer. Strait is referred to as the "King of Country," and critics call Strait a living legend. He is...

12/16/2012

Philippe de Montebello (1936 - d.)

"Philippe de Montebello"

Philippe de Montebello (born May 16, 1936 in Paris) served from 1977 to 2008 as the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. On his retirement, he was both the longest-serving director...

12/16/2012

Horton Foote MP (1916 - 2009)

Albert Horton Foote, Jr. (March 14, 1916 – March 4, 2009) was an American playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for his screenplays for the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird and the 19...

12/16/2012

Richard Purdy Wilbur (born March 1, 1921) is an American poet and literary translator. He was appointed the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1987, and twice rec...

12/16/2012

Erick Hawkins MP (1909 - 1994)

"Erick Hawkins"

Frederick Hawkins known as Erick Hawkins (April 23, 1909 – November 23, 1994) was a leading American modern-dance choreographer and dancer. Born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 23 1909, he ...

12/15/2012

Dorothy DeLay (1917 - 2002)

Dorothy DeLay (March 31, 1917 – March 24, 2002) was an American violin instructor, primarily at the Juilliard School. She was born in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Career and education I...

12/15/2012

Bess Lomax Hawes (1921 - 2009)

Bess Lomax Hawes (January 21, 1921 – November 27, 2009) was an American folk musician, folklorist, and researcher. She was the daughter of John Avery Lomax and Bess Bauman-Brown Lomax, and t...

12/15/2012

Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993)

Richard Diebenkorn (April 22, 1922 – March 30, 1993) was a well-known 20th century American painter. His early work is associated with Abstract expressionism and the Bay Area Figurative Moveme...

12/14/2012

J. Carter Brown (1934 - 2002)

John Carter Brown III (October 8, 1934 – June 17, 2002), director of the U.S. National Gallery of Art from 1969 to 1992 and a leading figure in American intellectual life. Under Brown's direct...

12/14/2012

Walker Kirkland Hancock (1901 - 1998)

Walker Kirtland Hancock (June 28, 1901, St. Louis, Missouri – December 30, 1998, Gloucester, Massachusetts) was a 20th-century American sculptor and teacher. He created notable monumental scul...

12/14/2012

Katherine Dunham MP (1909 - 2006)

Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, and company director as well as an author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most succ...

12/14/2012

Obert Clark Tanner MP (1904 - 1993)

Obert Clark Tanner (September 20, 1904 – October 14, 1993) was a University of Utah professor of philosophy, philanthropist, and founder of O.C. Tanner Co. Early life and education Tan...

12/14/2012

Francis Goelet (1926 - 1998)

Francis Goelet, who died in 1998, was a true believer in the development of new music. Goelet was a longtime friend and supporter of American Composers Orchestra (ACO), as well as other leading music...

12/14/2012

Jerome Robbins MP (1918 - 1998)

"Jerome Robbins"

Jerome Robbins (October 11, 1918 – July 29, 1998) was an American theater producer, director, and choreographer known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally...

12/14/2012

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was a groundbreaking American photographer, musician, writer and film director. He is best remembered for his photogra...

12/14/2012

Beverly Sills MP (1929 - 2007)

"Beverly Sills"

Beverly Sills - Una Voce Poco Fa!! (1976) , Beverly Sills - Dunque io son! - Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Beverly Sills (May 25, 1929 – July 2, 2007) was an American operatic soprano whose peak car...

12/13/2012

Harris Masterson, III (1914 - 1997)

Harris Masterson, III, native Houstonian and well-known philanthropist, was born July 9, 1914 to Libbie Mary Johnston and Neill Turner Masterson. He attended San Jacinto High School, the New Mexico Mil...

12/13/2012

In the early 1930s, Carroll Sterling married Bert F. Winston. They had two children: Isla Sterling Winston and Bert Winston. After divorcing Bert Winston in the 1940s, Carrol Sterling married John Cowa...

12/13/2012

George Francis Abbott (1887 - 1995)

George Francis Abbott (June 25, 1887 – January 31, 1995) was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than ...

12/13/2012

Isamu Noguchi (1904 - 1988)

Isamu Noguchi (野口 勇 Noguchi Isamu?, November 17, 1904 – December 30, 1988) was a prominent Japanese American artist and landscape architect whose artistic career spanned s...

12/13/2012

Alice Bigelow Tully (1902 - 1993)

Alice Bigelow Tully (September 14, 1902 – December 10, 1993) was a U.S. singer, music promoter and philanthropist. Alice Tully was born in Corning, New York. She spent her high school year...

12/13/2012

Louis Stanton Auchincloss (/ˈɔːkɨŋklɒs/; September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best ...

12/6/2012

Dave Brubeck MP (1920 - 2012)

"Dave"

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia David Warren "Dave" Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 - died December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist. He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In You...

12/5/2012

Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then r...

11/6/2012

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the hi...

9/20/2012

Harper Lee MP

"Harper Lee"

Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States

Monroeville, Monroe, Alabama, United States

Harper Lee is an American author known for her 1961 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird , which deals with the issues of racism that were observed by the author as a child in her hometow...

9/19/2012

Donald Hall (1928 - d.)

Donald Hall (born September 20, 1928) is an American poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (commonly known as the Poet Laureate of the United States) in...

9/18/2012

Alan Lomax (1915 - 2002)

Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, ...

9/12/2012

Ian L. McHarg (1920 - 2001)

Ian L. McHarg ( November 20, 1920 - March 5, 2001 ) was born in Clydebank, Scotland and became a landscape architect and a renowned writer on regional planning using natural systems. He was the found...

9/12/2012

Mike Nichols MP (1931 - 2014)

Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931) is a German-born American television, stage and film director, writer, producer and comedian. See more:

9/11/2012

Mercier Philip Cunningham MP (1919 - 2009)

Mercier "Merce" Philip Cunningham (April 16, 1919 – July 26, 2009) was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years. Through...

9/2/2012

Maurice Sendak MP (1928 - 2012)

One of the most successful illustrators of the 20th century. Since 1951 his 90-odd titles have sold nearly 30m copies in the US alone. His renowned work Where the Wild Things Are (1963), with worldwi...

5/8/2012

Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov (Russian: Михаил Николаевич Бар&#x...

3/27/2012

Virgil Thomson MP (1896 - 1989)

Virgil Thomson (November 25, 1896 – September 30, 1989) was an American composer and critic. He was instrumental in the development of the "American Sound" in classical music. He has been desc...

3/25/2012

Martha Graham MP (1894 - 1991)

Martha Graham (May 11, 1894 – April 1, 1991) was an American modern dancer and choreographer whose influence on dance has been compared with the influence Picasso had on modern visual arts, St...

3/14/2012

google image search of the work of Jasper Johns Jasper Johns, Jr. (born May 15, 1930) is an American contemporary artist who works primarily in painting and printmaking. Life Born in August...

3/14/2012

Dorothy Buffum Chandler (1901 - 1997)

Dorothy Buffum Chandler (19 May 1901 - 6 July 1997) was a Los Angeles cultural leader. She is perhaps best known for her efforts on behalf of the performing arts. Personal life Born Dorothy M...

3/7/2012

Julie Harris MP (1925 - 2013)

Julia Ann "Julie" Harris (born December 2, 1925) is an American stage, screen, and television actress. She has won five Tony Awards, three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Aca...

3/5/2012

American film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation. He is perhaps most famous for his period as chairman of The Walt Disney Company's film division, and for producing DreamWorks animated films such...

2/28/2012

Maria Tallchief / Wa-Xthe-Thomba MP (1925 - 2013)

"Wa-Xthe-Thomba"

Maria Tallchief (born January 24, 1925) was the first Native American to become prima ballerina. From 1942 to 1947 she danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, but she is even better known for he...

2/25/2012

James Vernon Taylor , born March 12, 1948 American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved h...

1/2/2012

Robert Lawson Shaw MP (1916 - 1999)

) Robert Shaw (April 30, 1916 – January 25, 1999) was an American conductor most famous for his work with his namesake Chorale, with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphon...

12/2/2011

Minnie Pearl MP (1912 - 1996)

"Minnie Pearl"

Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedienne who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 yea...

11/25/2011

William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 – September 9, 1996) was an American musician who created the style of music known as bluegrass, which takes its name from his band, the "Blue Grass Bo...

10/16/2011

Find a Grave Richard Edward Arnold (May 15, 1918 – May 8, 2008), known professionally as Eddy Arnold, was an American country music singer who performed for six decades. He was a so-called N...

10/9/2011

Maya Ying Lin (born October 5, 1959) is an American architect and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She is the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D....

9/29/2011

Hume Blake Cronyn, Jr. MP (1911 - 2003)

Links Wiki Hume Cronyn - Internet Accuracy * Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via mother Frances Amelia Cronym (born Labatt) by SmartCopy : Nov 28 2014, 7:47:32 UTC

8/31/2011

Jessica Tandy MP (1909 - 1994)

"Jessica T. Cronyn"

A beloved, twinkly blue-eyed doyenne of stage and screen, actress Jessica Tandy's career spanned nearly six and a half decades. In that course of time she enjoyed an amazing film renaissance at the age...

8/31/2011

Ruby Ann Dee MP (1922 - 2014)

Ruby Dee (née Wallace; October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014) an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist, and activist, perhaps best known for co-starring in the film A ...

8/8/2011

John Updike MP (1932 - 2009)

"Updike", "Updick", "Opdyck", "op Dyck", "Opdycke", "Dijck", "op de Dijk"

For more information, see Wikipedia or The John Updike Society .

7/25/2011

Agnes George de Mille MP (1905 - 1993)

Agnes George de Mille was born in New York City, September 18, 1905, daughter of film producer, William de Mille and Anna (George) de Mille, daughter of economist Henry George. When Agnes was nine year...

7/22/2011

Leonore Annenberg (1918 - 2009)

"Lee Annenberg"

Leonore Cohn Annenberg (February 20, 1918 – March 12, 2009), also known as Lee Annenberg, was an American businesswoman, government official, and philanthropist, noted for serving as Chief of ...

7/11/2011

Al Pacino MP

"Al Pacino"

Alfredo James Pacino- Al Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American film and stage actor and director. His role as Frank Slade in Scent of a Woman won him the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 afte...

6/13/2011

William Styron MP (1925 - 2006)

William Clark Styron, Jr. (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006) was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work. For much of his career, Styron was best known f...

6/10/2011

Willem de Kooning, painter MP (1904 - 1997)

Dutch emigrant to the USA after 1904 - Artist Nederlands: English:

6/9/2011

Considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (Russian: Владимир Само...

5/14/2011

Odetta MP (1930 - 2008)

Odetta (1930 – 2008) was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement". Poet Maya Angelou onc...

3/31/2011

Gwen Verdon MP (1925 - 2000)

Gwenyth Evelyn “Gwen” Verdon (January 13, 1925 – October 18, 2000) was an actress and dancer who won four Tony awards for her musical comedy performances. With flaming red hair a...

3/22/2011

Ossie Davis MP (1917 - 2005)

Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an African-American film actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist. During World War II, Davis spent four years in t...

3/11/2011

Links "Jamaica Farewell" (original version on Youtube) - Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte - A Site of Sites Harry Belafonte at Wikipedia Harry Belafonte AKA Harold George Belafonte at nndb B...

3/11/2011

Dolly Rebecca Parton MP

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Brentwood, Williamson, Tennessee, United States

Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music. She is one of the m...

2/22/2011

Seymour Horace Knox II (September 1, 1898 – September 27, 1990) was a Buffalo, New York philanthropist and art exponent. He was born in 1898 in Buffalo, New York, the son of Seymour H. Knox I,...

1/13/2011

Quincy Delightt Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer and musician. A conductor, musical arranger, film composer, television producer, and trumpeter. His career spans five dec...

1/5/2011

Howard Nemerov MP (1920 - 1991)

Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was United States Poet Laureate 1963-1964 and 1988-1990. The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize....

12/20/2010

Robert Motherwell (1915 - 1991)

Robert Motherwell (January 24, 1915 – July 16, 1991) American painter, printmaker and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School (a phrase he coined), which also included Jackso...

10/23/2010

Helen Frankenthaler MP (1928 - 2011)

American abstract expressionist painter. She was a major contributor to the history of postwar American painting. Helen Frankenthaler (December 12, 1928 – December 27, 2011) was an American ...

10/23/2010

Helen Hayes MP (1900 - 1993)

Helen Hayes Brown was an American actress whose career spanned almost 70 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of the American Theatre" and was one of twelve people who have won an Em...

9/14/2010

Ray Bradbury MP (1920 - 2012)

One of the most celebrated speculative fiction authors among the 20th and 21st century, many of Ray Bradbury's works have been adapted into television shows or films. He is best known for his dystopian...

9/3/2010

Uta Thyra Hagen MP (1919 - 2004)

Uta Hagen was a German-born American actress who originated the role of Martha in the 1963 Broadway premiere of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee (who called her "a profoundly truthful a...

8/23/2010

Meryl Streep MP

"Meryl Streep"

Meryl Streep is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television, and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected movie actors of the modern era. Streep has received...

3/19/2010

Harold Smith "Hal" Prince (born January 30, 1928) is an American theatrical producer and director associated with many of the best-known Broadway musical productions of the past half-century. He has ...

1/10/2010

Anthony Robert "Tony" Kushner (born July 16, 1956) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on Natio...

11/23/2009

Kirk Douglas MP

"Kirk Douglas"

CA, USA

CA, USA

Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch) is an American actor and film producer recognized for his prominent cleft chin, his gravelly voice and his recurring roles as the kinds of characters Douglas hims...

11/14/2009

Rita Moreno MP

Alameda, CA, USA

Alameda, CA, USA

Rita Moreno (born December 11, 1931) is a Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress. She is the first and only Hispanic female and one of ten performers who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a To...

11/7/2009

Lawrence Halprin MP (1916 - 2009)

Lawrence Halprin was an American landscape architect, designer and teacher. BEST-KNOWN CREATIONS: - Sea Ranch, Sonoma Coast (1967) - Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco (1968) - Embarcadero Pla...

11/4/2009

"Doc" Watson MP (1923 - 2012)

""Doc""

Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter and singer of bluegrass, folk, country, blues and gospel music. Watson won seven Grammy awards as ...

7/30/2009

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE (born 16 October 1925) is a British actress and singer in theatre, television and films. Her career has spanned eight decades and earned an unsurpassed number of performan...

7/28/2009

Van Cliburn MP (1934 - 2013)

Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn Jr., born July 12, 1934, died Wednesday, February 27, 2013. He was 78. from The New York Times Published February 27, 2013 Van Cliburn was an American pianist whose f...

7/24/2009

Ella Fitzgerald MP (1917 - 1996)

Ella Fitzgerald was one of the most famous American jazz vocalist in the United States for more than half a century. She was dubbed "The First Lady of Song." In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy awards a...

7/9/2009

Roy Claxton Acuff (1903 - 1992)

See more pictures in the Media section. Known as the King of Country Music, Roy Acuff entertained Americans for more than 60 years. He is often credited with moving the genre from its early string ba...

4/8/2009

Charles Robert Redford, Jr. (born August 18, 1936), better known as Robert Redford, is an American actor, film director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, philanthropist, and founder of the Su...

3/28/2009

Bob Hope MP (1903 - 2003)

A superstar of radio, film and television during the 1940s and 1950s, Bob Hope was also noted for his work with the US Armed Forces and his numerous USO shows entertaining American military personnel. ...

3/25/2009

Olivia de Havilland MP

"Olivia DeHaviand"

Olivia Mary de Havilland (born 1 July 1916) is a two-time Academy Award-winning actress. She is the older sister of actress Joan Fontaine, also an Academy Award winner. Along with Shirley Temple, Maure...

3/18/2009

Earl Eugene Scruggs MP (1924 - 2012)

Earl Eugene Scruggs (born January 6, 1924) is an American musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger banjo-picking style (now called Scruggs style) that is a defining characteristic of...

3/14/2009

José Ferrer MP (1912 - 1992)

José Vincente Ferrer de Otero y Cintron, known professionally as José Ferrer, was a Puerto Rican actor, as well as a theater and film director. He was the first Puerto Rican actor to win ...

3/11/2009

Catherine Shouse (1896 - 1994)

"Dodd"

Catherine Filene Shouse (June 9, 1896 – December 14, 1994) was a researcher and philanthropist. She graduated in 1918 from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.[1] She worked for the Women...

2/28/2009

She is an American singer, actress, director and songwriter. She has won two Academy Awards, nine Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, and a Peabody ...

2/10/2009

Andrew Newell Wyeth (English pronunciation: /ˈwaɪ.ɛθ/ WY-eth; July 12, 1917 – January 16, 2009) was a visual artist, primarily a realist painter, working predominan...

1/13/2009