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Caras, Roger

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Film; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Natural world, Country Life, and Pets. 1308 words.

Caras, Roger (24 May 1928–18 February 2001), animal rights activist, Hollywood executive, and naturalist, was born in Methuen, a rural Massachusetts town around thirty miles north of...

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Ditmars, Raymond Lee

Kraig Adler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ichthyology and Herpetology; History of Science and Technology; Performing Arts; Film. 866 words.

Ditmars, Raymond Lee (22 June 1876–12 May 1942), zoo curator and popular writer on reptiles, was born in Newark, New Jersey, son of John Van Harlingen Ditmars, a furniture dealer and...

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Kieran, John Francis

Richard Harmond.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Natural History; Journalism. 1231 words.

Kieran, John Francis (02 August 1892–10 December 1981), sports writer, radio personality, and naturalist, was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of James Michael Kieran, an educator,...

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Scott, Sir Peter Markham

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Ornithology; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1650 words.

Scott, Sir Peter Markham (1909–1989), painter, ornithologist, and broadcaster, was born at 174 Buckingham Palace Road, London, on 14 September 1909, the only child of Captain Robert Falcon...

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Simms, Eric Arthur

Jim Flegg.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Radio. 986 words.

Simms, Eric Arthur (1921–2009), naturalist and broadcaster, was born on 24 August 1921 at The Cottage, Ladbroke Square Gardens, North Kensington, London, the youngest of the three sons and...

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Smith, (Frank) Percy

Luke McKernan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Film. 998 words.

Smith, (Frank) Percy (1880–1945), film-maker and naturalist, was born on 12 January 1880 at 15 Elizabeth Terrace, Islington, the son of Francis David Smith, a printer, and his wife, Ada...

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