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Blackton, James Stuart

Douglas Gomery.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Business and Management. 818 words.

Blackton, James Stuart (05 January 1875–13 August 1941), motion picture pioneer, was born in Sheffield, England, the son of Henry Blackton, a carriage maker, and Jessie Stuart. After the...

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Dietz, Howard

Malcolm Goldstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Marketing; Film. 1092 words.

Dietz, Howard (08 September 1896–30 July 1983), lyricist and publicity director, was born in New York City, the son of Herman Dietz, a jeweler, and Julia Blumberg. While a student at...

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Guinan, Texas

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1232 words.

Guinan, Texas (12 January 1884–05 November 1933), nightclub personality, was born Mary Louise Cecilia Guinan in Waco, Texas, the daughter of Michael Guinan, a grocery wholesaler, and Bessie...

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Hopper, Edna Wallace

Nola Smith.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Banking; Film; Business and Management. 1174 words.

Hopper, Edna Wallace (17 January 1864?–14 December 1959), actress, entrepreneur, and financier, was born and raised in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Walter Wallace. (Her...

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Hughes, Howard

Tony Thomas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Film. 2291 words.

Hughes, Howard (24 December 1905–05 April 1976), aviator, manufacturer, and film producer, was born Howard Robard Hughes, Jr., in Houston, Texas, the son of Howard Robard Hughes, Sr., a...

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Millington, Mary [real name Mary Ruth Quilter; married name Mary Ruth Maxted]

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1034 words.

Millington, Mary [real name Mary Ruth Quilter; married name Mary Ruth Maxted] (1945–1979), sex worker and actress, was born on 30 November 1945 at Willesden Maternity Hospital, London, the...

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Payne, Virginia

George H. Douglas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1196 words.

Payne, Virginia (1910–10 February 1977), radio actress and entertainment union leader, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Personal information on Payne is scant. She took two degrees from the...

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Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Film. 3762 words.

Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker, was born on 22 December 1888, at Chesnut Villas, Holderness Road, Drypool, near Kingston upon Hull, the youngest...

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Schine, G. David

Kristen Williams.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Film; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; US Politics. 1099 words.

Schine, G. David (11 September 1927–19 June 1996), government official and businessman, was born Gerard David Schine, the son of J. Myer Morris Schine, millionaire owner of radio stations,...

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Stewart, (Atwell) Roy

Stephen Bourne.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Business and Management; Film. 724 words.

Stewart, (Atwell) Roy (1925–2008), actor and businessman, was born in Jamaica on 15 May 1925. He arrived in Liverpool on 2 October 1948 on the Orbita, just a few months after the Empire...

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