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Alexander, John White

Martin R. Kalfatovic.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1311 words.

Alexander, John White (07 October 1856–31 May 1915), artist, was born in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, the son of John Alexander and Fanny Smith. Alexander’s father died soon after his...

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Arne, Thomas

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 3 words.

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Aronson, Boris

Cary Clasz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1051 words.

Aronson, Boris ( October 1900–16 November 1980), scene and costume designer, was born in Kiev, Russia, the son of Solomon Aronson, the chief rabbi of Kiev, and Deborah Turfsky. By the age...

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Bernstein, Aline Frankau

Kathleen M. Robbins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1287 words.

Bernstein, Aline Frankau (22 December 1880–07 September 1955), set and costume designer and author, was born in New York City, the daughter of Joseph Frankau, an actor, and Rebecca...

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Green, (Phyllis) Pamela

Justin Smith.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art; Film; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1518 words.

Green, (Phyllis) Pamela (1929–2010), model and actress, was born on 28 March 1929 at 209 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the only child of Leonard Henry Green (1902–1971),...

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Head, Edith

Sandra L. Clements.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 1367 words.

Head, Edith (28 October 1897–24 October 1981), Hollywood costume designer, was born Edith Claire Posener in San Bernardino, California, the daughter of Max Posener, a mining engineer, and...

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Nikolais, Alwin

Ted Bain.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Composition. 1739 words.

Nikolais, Alwin (25 November 1910–08 May 1993), choreographer, designer, and composer, was born in Southington, Connecticut, the son of John Nikolais and Martha Heinrich. From an early age...

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Orry-Kelly

Bobbi Owen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 1165 words.

Orry-Kelly (31 December 1897–26 February 1964), costume designer, was born Orry George Kelly in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia, the son of William George Kelly, a tailor, and Florence...

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Sestini, Vincenzo

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 8 words.

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Sharaff, Irene

Bobbi Owen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Theatre. 1604 words.

Sharaff, Irene (1910?–16 August 1993), costume designer, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Nothing is known of her parents. She graduated from Wadley High School in New York City....

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