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Itzhak Perlman MP

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

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Rudolf Serkin MP (1903 - 1991)

Rudolf Serkin (March 28, 1903 – May 8, 1991) was a Bohemian-born pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century. Life and early career ...

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Les Paul (1915 - 2009)

Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of ...

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Norman Lear MP

Norman Milton Lear (born July 27, 1922) is an American television writer and producer who produced such 1970s sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Ti...

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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...

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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...

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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:

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Frank Capra (1897 - 1991)

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...

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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...

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Billy Wilder MP (1906 - 2002)

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

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Barbra Joan Streisand MP

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Doc Watson (1923 - 2012)

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 ...

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Jason Nelson Robards MP (1922 - 2000)

Biography for Jason Robards More at IMDbPro »advertisementDate of Birth : 26 July 1922, Chicago, Illinois, USADate of Death: 26 December 2000, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA (metastasized lung can...

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Angela Brigid Lansbury MP

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...

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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...

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Edward Albee MP

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'...

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Bill Monroe ("The Father of Bluegrass") (1911 - 1996)

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...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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...

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Mel Tillis MP

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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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George Harvey Strait MP

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...

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Philippe de Montebello (1936 - d.)

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...

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Helen Frankenthaler (1928 - 2011)

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

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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...

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Mikhail Nikolaevich Baryshnikov MP

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

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Richard Purdy Wilbur MP

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...

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

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...

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Catherine Shouse (1896 - 1994)

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...

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Pete Seeger MP (1919 - 2014)

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival: A fixture on nationwide r...

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Erick Hawkins MP (1909 - 1994)

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 ...

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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...

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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...

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Dave Brubeck MP (1920 - 2012)

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...

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Harry Belafonte MP

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...

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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...

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Arthur Miller MP (1915 - 2005)

Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American theatre and cinema for over 61 years, writing a wide var...

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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...

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Leonore Annenberg (1918 - 2009)

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 ...

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Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908 - 2002)

Walter Hubert Annenberg (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. Early life Walter Annenberg was born to a Jewish family in Milwaukee...

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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...

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Minnie Pearl MP (1912 - 1996)

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...

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Louis Stanton Auchincloss (1917 - 2010)

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

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Cyd Charisse MP (1921 - 2008)

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 18, 2008 Filed at 8:14 a.m. ET LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cyd Charisse, the long-legged Texas beauty who danced with the Ballet Russe as a teenager and starred in...

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Andrew Wyeth, Realist Painter (1917 - 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...

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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...

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Bob Dylan MP

wikipedia - Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman ; Hebrew name: Shabtai Zisel ; May 24, 1941) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, music producer, artist, and writer. He has been an influentia...

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Rita Moreno MP

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...

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Harper Lee MP

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...

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Al Pacino MP

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...

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James Vernon Taylor MP

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...

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Meryl Streep MP

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...

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Quincy Delightt Jones MP

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...

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John Towner Williams MP

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...

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Eddy Arnold "The Tennessee Plowboy." (1918 - 2008)

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...

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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...

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Clint Eastwood MP

Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American film actor, director, producer, composer, and politician. Eastwood first came to prominence as a supporting cast member in the TV series...

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Kirk Douglas MP

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...

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Ron Howard MP

Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director and producer, as well as an actor. Howard came to prominence in the 1960s while playing Andy Griffith's TV son, Opie Taylor, on The Andy Griffit...

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Earl Scruggs MP

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...

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Johnny Cash MP (1932 - 2003)

Johnny Cash , born John R. Cash , (February 26, 1932 - September 12, 2003) was a Grammy Award-winning American country singer-songwriter. Cash is widely considered to be one of the most influential Ame...

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Dolly Rebecca Parton MP

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...

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Gene Kelly MP (1912 - 1996)

biography... ; Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his e...

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Gregory Peck MP (1916 - 2003)

Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003), born Eldred Gregory Peck, was an Oscar-winning American film actor. He was one of 20th Century Pictures most popular film stars, from the 1940s to t...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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John Updike MP (1932 - 2009)

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

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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...

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz MP (1903 - 1989)

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

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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...

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Katherine Mary 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...

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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...

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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...

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Brooke Russell MP (1902 - 2007)

Roberta Brooke Astor (née Russell, previously Kuser and Marshall) (March 30, 1902 – August 13, 2007) was an American philanthropist and socialite who was the chairwoman of the Vincent A...

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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...

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Jerome Robbins MP (1918 - 1998)

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...

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Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (1912 - 2006)

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...

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Helen Hayes (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...

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Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize in Literature 1976 MP (1915 - 2005)

Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Na...

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Beverly Sills MP (1929 - 2007)

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...

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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...

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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...

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Carroll Sterling Masterson (1913 - 1994)

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...

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Jasper Johns MP

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...

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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...

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Jessica Tandy MP (1909 - 1994)

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...

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

Links Wiki Hume Cronyn - Internet Accuracy

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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 ...

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Robert Penn Warren MP (1905 - 1989)

Robert Penn Warren was born in Guthrie, Todd County, Kentucky, on April 24, 1905. He was the oldest of three children; others being Mary, the middle child, and Thomas, the youngest. His parents were Ro...

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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...

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Howard Nemerov (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....

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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...

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