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Cole, Nat King

Ronald P. Dufour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Voice; Keyboard. 1841 words.

Cole, Nat King (17 March 1919–15 February 1965), pianist and singer, was born Nathaniel Adams Coles in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of the Reverend Edward James Coles, Sr., and Perlina...

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Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster

Stephen Follows.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Keyboard. 1354 words.

Cooper, Joseph Elliott Needham (1912–2001), musician and broadcaster, was born on 7 October 1912, at Southdene, Southfield Road, Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, the youngest of the three...

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Levant, Oscar

Nancy Schoenberger.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Composition; Keyboard. 2123 words.

Levant, Oscar (27 December 1906–14 August 1972), pianist, actor, and composer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Max Levant, a jeweler, and Annie Radin, both Russian Jewish...

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Liberace

James M. Salem.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Voice; Keyboard. 1664 words.

Liberace (16 May 1919–04 February 1987), entertainer, was born Wladziu Valentino Liberace in West Allis, Wisconsin, the son of Salvatore (Sam) Liberace, an often unemployed french horn...

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McPartland, Marian

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Blues; Jazz; Keyboard. 1412 words.

McPartland, Marian (20 March 1918–20 August 2013), jazz pianist and broadcaster, was born Margaret Marian Turner in Windsor, England, the older of two daughters of Frank Turner, a civil...

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Moore, Dudley Stuart John (1935–2002), actor, musician, and composer

David Parkinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Radio; Film; Composition; Keyboard; Television. 2511 words.

Moore, Dudley Stuart John (1935–2002), actor, musician, and composer, was born on 19 April 1935 at Charing Cross Hospital, London, the son of John (Jock) Moore (born John Havlin; d. 1971),...

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