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Goodwin, Ruby Berkley

John E. Hallwas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Film; Biographical Studies. 771 words.

Goodwin, Ruby Berkley (17 October 1903–31 May 1961), actress and author, was born in Du Quoin, Illinois, the daughter of Braxton Berkley, a coal miner and union organizer, and Sophia Jane...

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Johnson, Osa

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Film; Education; Biographical Studies. 1168 words.

Johnson, Osa (14 March 1894–07 January 1953), author, lecturer, and film producer, was born Osa Helen Leighty in Chanute, Kansas, the daughter of William Sherman Leighty, a railroad...

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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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Walker, Alexander Alfred (1930–2003), film critic and biographer

Philip French.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Biographical Studies. 1312 words.

Walker, Alexander Alfred (1930–2003), film critic and biographer, was born on 22 March 1930 at Carleton Home, Portadown, co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, the son of Alfred Walker, commercial...

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