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Bell, Mary Hayley (1911–2005)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Biographical Studies. 7 words.

See Mills, Sir John Lewis Ernest Watts

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Boaden, James (1762–1839), biographer and playwright

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Biographical Studies. 1100 words.

Boaden, James (1762–1839), biographer and playwright, was born on 23 May 1762 in Whitehaven, Cumberland, the only son of William Boaden (1735?–1790) and his wife, Elizabeth. His father...

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Graham, Shirley

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Politics; Biographical Studies. 1641 words.

Graham, Shirley (11 November 1896–27 March 1977), musical composer and director, author, and political activist, also known as Shirley Graham Du Bois, was born Lola Bell Graham in...

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Heller, Joseph

Bill Peschel.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Biographical Studies. 1479 words.

Heller, Joseph (01 May 1923–12 December 1999), novelist, playwright, and memoirist, was born in New York City, the son of Isaac Heller, a delivery truck driver, and Lena Heller (maiden name...

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Isherwood, Christopher

Lillian S. Robinson.

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); Biographical Studies. 1226 words.

Isherwood, Christopher (26 August 1904–04 January 1986), writer, was born in High Lane, Cheshire, England, the son of Francis Edward Isherwood, a military officer, and Kathleen...

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Mann, Klaus Heinrich Thomas

Shelley Frisch.

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); Biographical Studies. 1428 words.

Mann, Klaus Heinrich Thomas (18 November 1906–21 May 1949), writer, was born in Munich, Germany, the son of Thomas Mann, Nobel Prize-winning author, and Katia Pringsheim. The second child...

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Osborne, John James (1929–1994), playwright and autobiographer

Michael Ratcliffe.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Biographical Studies. 3754 words.

Osborne, John James (1929–1994), playwright and autobiographer, was born on 12 December 1929 at 2 Cookham Road, Fulham, west London, the only son of Thomas Godfrey Osborne (d. 1942), a...

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Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson

Claudia L. Bushman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Gender and Politics; Biographical Studies. 942 words.

Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson (08 February 1825–22 December 1911), textile mill worker, suffragist, and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of William Hanson, a...

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Skinner, Cornelia Otis

Marilyn Roberson Elkins.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film; Biographical Studies. 822 words.

Skinner, Cornelia Otis (30 May 1901–09 July 1979), author and actress, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Otis Skinner, a matinee idol, and Maud Durbin, an actress. After...

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Stein, Gertrude

Linda Simon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Social and Cultural History; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1400 words.

Stein, Gertrude (03 February 1874–27 July 1946), author, was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Daniel Stein, a businessman, and Amelia Keyser. Stein spent her early years in...

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