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Altman, Robert Bernard (1925 - 2006)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1560 words.

film and stage director, was born in Kansas City, Missouri, to Bernard “B.C.” Altman, an insurance salesman, and Helen Mathews Altman, a descendant of a passenger on the Mayflower. Robert...

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Babbitt, Milton Byron (1916 - 2011)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1473 words.

composer and music theorist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Albert E. Babbitt and Sarah Potamkin. He was raised in Jackson, Mississippi, where he numbered the author Eudora...

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Clarke, Shirley (1919 - 1997)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1257 words.

independent filmmaker, was born Shirley Brimberg in New York City, the eldest of three daughters of Samuel N. Brimberg, a manufacturer, and Florence Rosenberg Brimberg. Her father was very...

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Coca, Imogene (1908 - 2001)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1059 words.

actress, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Jose Fernandez de Coca, a musician and bandleader of Spanish descent, and Sadie Brady Coca, a dancer. Her parents were vaudeville...

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Cronyn, Hume (1911 - 2003)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1292 words.

actor, was born in London, Ontario, Canada, to Hume Blake Cronyn, Sr., a financier and prominent politician, and Frances Labatt, wealthy in her own right from the eponymous breweries...

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Francis, Arlene (1907 - 2001)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1399 words.

actress, was born Arline Francis Kazanjian in Boston, Massachusetts, to Aram Kazanjian, an Armenian-born portrait photographer, and Leah Davis Kazanjian, who was of English descent. An only...

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Lumet, Sidney (1924 - 2011)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1502 words.

film director, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Baruch Lumet (pronounced Loo-MET), an immigrant from Poland, and Eugenia Wermus Lumet. Both parents were theatrical professionals,...

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Reed, Donna (1921 - 1986)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1142 words.

actress, was born Donna Belle Mullenger in Denison, Iowa, to William R. Mullenger, a farmer, and Hazel Shives Mullenger, a schoolteacher. She and her four younger siblings grew up on the...

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Russell, Jane (1921 - 2011)

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History. 1359 words.

film actress, was born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell in Bemidji, Minnesota, the eldest child of Roy William Russell and Geraldine Jacobi Russell. Her father was a young army officer; her...

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American National Biography Online

Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes.

P ublished online January 1999 .

Book. Subjects: Biographical Studies; History.

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