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Acuff, Roy

Charles K. Wolfe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Country and Western Music; Composition. 1429 words.

Acuff, Roy (15 September 1903–23 November 1992), country music singer and composer, was born Roy Claxton Acuff in Maynardsville, Tennessee, just a few miles north of Knoxville in a spur of...

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Barrymore, Lionel

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Film; Composition. 1906 words.

Barrymore, Lionel (28 April 1878–15 November 1954), actor, composer, and artist, was born Lionel Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Herbert Blythe, an actor who adopted the...

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Chapin, Harry Forster

Barbara L. Tischler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Film; Voice. 722 words.

Chapin, Harry Forster (07 December 1942–16 July 1981), popular singer and writer of topical songs, was born in New York City, the son of James Forbes Chapin, a big-band percussionist, and...

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Cohan, George M.

Julian Mates.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Performing Arts; Composition; Film; Voice. 2146 words.

Cohan, George M. (3 or 4 July 1878–05 November 1942), performer, writer of songs, musicals, and plays, and producer, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Jeremiah “Jerry” John...

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Coward, Noël

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Composition; Film. 1071 words.

Coward, Noël (16 December 1899–26 March 1973), playwright, songwriter, and performer, was born Noël Peirce Coward in Teddington, England, the son of Arthur Sabin Coward, a generally...

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DeRose, Peter

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Composition. 1036 words.

DeRose, Peter (10 March 1900–23 April 1953), composer of popular music and radio personality, was born in New York City, the son of Anthony DeRose, an Italian immigrant zither player, and...

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Dury, Ian Robins (1942–2000), popular singer, songwriter, and actor

Richard Balls.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Composition; Film; Voice. 1696 words.

Dury, Ian Robins (1942–2000), popular singer, songwriter, and actor, was born on 12 May 1942 at 43 Weald Rise, Harrow Weald, Harrow, Middlesex, the only child of William George Dury (d....

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Evans, Dale

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Film; Country and Western Music. 2205 words.

Evans, Dale (31 October 1912–07 February 2001), actor and singer-songwriter, actor and singer‐songwriter, was born Lucille Wood Smith in Uvalde, Texas, the daughter of Walter Hillman Smith,...

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Gregg, Hubert Robert Harry (1914–2004), songwriter, actor, and broadcaster

Spencer Leigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Radio; Composition. 1373 words.

Gregg, Hubert Robert Harry (1914–2004), songwriter, actor, and broadcaster, was born on 19 July 1914 at 42 Norfolk Road, Islington, London, the second son of Robert Joseph Gregg...

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Hall, Wendall

Michael R. Pitts.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Composition; Voice. 1161 words.

Hall, Wendall (23 August 1896–02 April 1969), singer, composer, music publisher, and advertising executive, was born Wendall Woods Hall in St. George, Kansas, the son of Rev. George...

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