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Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist

Mark Bostridge.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 2309 words.

Bainbridge, Dame Beryl Margaret (1932–2010), actress, writer, and artist, was born on 21 November 1932 at 294 Menlove Avenue, Allerton, Liverpool, the younger child of Richard Bainbridge,...

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Bargate [married names Proud, Keeffe], Verity Eileen (1940–1981), theatre producer and novelist

Irving Wardle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theatre. 933 words.

Bargate [married names Proud, Keeffe], Verity Eileen (1940–1981), theatre producer and novelist, was born on 6 August 1940 in Exeter, the second child of Ronald Arthur Bargate, electrical...

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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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Brackett, Charles William

Robert P. Holtzclaw.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1096 words.

Brackett, Charles William (26 November 1892–09 March 1969), writer and motion-picture producer, was born in Saratoga Springs, New York, the son of Edgar Truman Brackett, a lawyer and state...

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Cook, George Cram

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theatre. 1591 words.

Cook, George Cram (07 October 1873–14 January 1924), writer and leading spirit of the Provincetown Players theatrical group, was born in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Edward Everett Cook, a...

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Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays

Ruth Burridge Lindemann.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Theatre; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 862 words.

Donne, William Bodham (1807–1882), essayist and examiner of plays, was born on 29 July 1807 at Mattishall, near East Dereham, Norfolk, the only child of Edward Charles Donne (1777–1819),...

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Franken, Rose Dorothy

Dorothy L. Swerdlove.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1183 words.

Franken, Rose Dorothy (28 December 1898–22 June 1988), author and stage director, was born in Gainesville, Texas, the daughter of Michael Lewin (occupation unknown) and Hannah Younker. When...

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Green, Ely

Arthur Ben Chitty.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1520 words.

Green, Ely (11 September 1893–27 April 1968), author, black activist, and clairvoyant, was born near Sewanee, Tennessee, the son of a college student, Edward H. Wicks, later a Texas...

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Handl, Irene (1901–1987), actress and novelist

Gillian Evans.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Television. 1150 words.

Handl, Irene (1901–1987), actress and novelist, was born on 28 December 1901 at 13 Leith Mansions, Paddington, London, the second daughter of Frederick Handl, a bank clerk originally from...

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Hornblow, Arthur, Sr.

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1066 words.

Hornblow, Arthur, Sr. (1865–06 May 1942), editor, author, and dramatist, was born in Manchester, England, the son of William Hornblow and Sarah Jane Rodgers. Little is known of Hornblow’s...

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