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Jefferson, Eddie

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Blues; Jazz; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1036 words.

Jefferson, Eddie (03 August 1918–09 May 1979), jazz singer, lyricist, and tap dancer, was born Edgar Jefferson in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Information about his parents is unknown. It is...

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North Africa

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — Human Rights and Immigration.

[This entry focuses on the dance traditions in the nations of the Maghreb, in northwestern Africa, extending from Libya to Morocco. For discussion in a broader context, see Middle East.]

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Placide, Alexandre

Maureen Needham.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Dance; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1182 words.

Placide, Alexandre (1750–26 July 1812), ballet dancer, choreographer, and acrobat, was born Alexandre Bussart Placide in Paris, France, but otherwise nothing is known of his early life. His...

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