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Allen, Steve

Bruce L. Janoff.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Composition; Biographical Studies. 2956 words.

Allen, Steve (26 December 1921–30 October 2000), comedian, author, songwriter, was born Stephen Valentine Patrick William Allen in New York City, the son of vaudeville comedians Carroll...

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Chotzinoff, Samuel

James A. Drake.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Criticism and Journalism; Biographical Studies; Keyboard. 778 words.

Chotzinoff, Samuel (04 July 1889–09 February 1964), music critic, author, and pianist, was born Shmul Chotzinoff in Vitebsk, Russia, the son of Moyshe Bear, a retail merchant, and Rachel...

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Marek, George Richard

Paula Morgan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Biographical Studies. 795 words.

Marek, George Richard (13 July 1902–07 January 1987), music writer and business executive, was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of Martin Marek, a dentist, and Emily Weisberger. Marek...

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Trapp, Maria von

Stephanie A. Carpenter.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Voice; Biographical Studies. 1178 words.

Trapp, Maria von (26 January 1905–28 March 1987), author, governess, and singer, was born Maria Augusta Kutschera on a train headed for Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Karl Kutschera and...

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Whithorne, Thomas

John Bennell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Composition; Biographical Studies. 1112 words.

Whithorne, Thomas (c. 1528–1596), composer and autobiographer, was a son of John Whithorne and his wife, Joan, daughter of William Cabell, of Ilminster, Somerset. He was born in Somerset,...

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