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Aldrich, Richard

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Biographical Studies. 1767 words.

Aldrich, Richard (17 August 1902–31 March 1986), theatrical producer, manager, and author, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Irving Aldrich, a rubber company executive,...

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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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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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Boruwlaski, Joseph [formerly Józef Boruslawski], styled Count Boruwlaski (1739–1837), travelling performer and memoirist

Margot Johnson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Performing Arts; Biographical Studies. 3546 words.

Boruwlaski, Joseph [formerly Józef Boruslawski], styled Count Boruwlaski (1739–1837), travelling performer and memoirist, was born in November 1739 near Halicz, Galicia, Poland, the third...

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Fats Waller

Overview page. Subjects: Performing Arts — History — Biographical Studies — Music.

b. Thomas Waller. He wrote many successful tunes, including ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ and ‘Ain᾽t Misbehavin”.

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Gustav Mahler

Overview page. Subjects: Biographical Studies — Music — Dance — Music.

Austrian composer. Although he did not write specifically for ballet, his concert music has been used by many choreographers

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Kronenberger, Louis

Judith E. Funston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Theatre; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 932 words.

Kronenberger, Louis (09 December 1904–30 April 1980), writer and critic, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Louis Kronenberger, Sr., a merchant, and Mabel Newwitter. From 1921 to 1924...

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La Meri

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Indian Music — Dance.

(Russell Meriwether Hughes; born 13 May 1899 in Louisville, Kentucky, died 7 January 1988 in San Antonio,

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Lee, Gypsy Rose

Stephen M. Archer.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Biographical Studies. 1629 words.

Lee, Gypsy Rose (09 January 1914–26 April 1970), striptease artist, burlesque entertainer, and writer, was born Rose Louise Hovick in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of John Olaf Hovick,...

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Morley, Sheridan Robert [Sherry] (1941–2007), theatre critic and biographer

Christopher Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Biographical Studies. 1527 words.

Morley, Sheridan Robert [Sherry] (1941–2007), theatre critic and biographer, was born on 5 December 1941 at Five Trees nursing home, overlooking Ascot racecourse, Berkshire, the elder son...

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