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Agee, James Rufus

William Stott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Journalism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film. 1372 words.

Agee, James Rufus (27 November 1909–16 May 1955), writer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Hugh James Agee, a construction company employee, and Laura Whitman Tyler. The...

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Ali, Dusé Mohamed [known as Dusé Mohamed] (1866–1945), journalist and playwright

Marika Sherwood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism. 1436 words.

Ali, Dusé Mohamed [known as Dusé Mohamed] (1866–1945), journalist and playwright, was born Mohamed Ali on 21 November 1866, in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of Abdul Salem Ali, otherwise Abbas...

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Aston, Joseph (1762–1844), journalist and playwright

T. F. Henderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism. 370 words.

Aston, Joseph (1762–1844), journalist and playwright, the son of William Aston (1733/4–1826), gunsmith, was born in Deansgate, Manchester. In his youth he contributed to the Manchester...

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Baker, Thomas (b. 1680/81), playwright and journalist

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism. 802 words.

Baker, Thomas (b. 1680/81), playwright and journalist, was said to have been 'the Son of an eminent Attorney in King-street, near Guildhall, in the City of London' (Mottley, 166). His...

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Balderston, John Lloyd

James Ross Moore.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism. 1317 words.

Balderston, John Lloyd (22 October 1889–08 March 1954), dramatist and journalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Lloyd Balderston, a British doctor, and Mary Alsop, an...

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Barnes, Djuna

Phillip Herring.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1404 words.

Barnes, Djuna (12 June 1892–19 June 1982), writer, was born Djuna Chappell Barnes in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the daughter of Wald Barnes (born Henry Budington, recorded as...

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Baum, L. Frank

Janet Gray.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1260 words.

Baum, L. Frank (15 May 1856–06 May 1919), children's author, journalist, and playwright, children’s author, journalist, and playwright, was born Lyman Frank Baum in Chittenango, New York,...

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Brooks, Charles William Shirley (1816–1874), journalist and playwright

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism. 949 words.

Brooks, Charles William Shirley (1816–1874), journalist and playwright, was the son of William Brooks, architect, who died on 11 December 1867, aged eighty, and his wife, Elizabeth, the...

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Brough, Robert Barnabas (1828–1860), playwright, journalist, and poet

Cynthia Dereli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Journalism. 1030 words.

Brough, Robert Barnabas (1828–1860), playwright, journalist, and poet, was born in London on 10 April 1828, one of the four sons of Barnabas Brough (d. 1854), a brewer and wine merchant;...

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Burk, John Daly

Sally L. Jones.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; History; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 970 words.

Burk, John Daly (1776?–?11 Apr. 1808), editor, historian, and dramatist, was born in Ireland, arriving in America at the age of twenty. His parents’ names are unknown. He was a student at...

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