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Angelou, Marguerite Annie, (Maya)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing; Music. 294 words.

Born St Louis, 4 April 1928; d of Bailey Johnson and Vivian Baxter Johnson; one s; died 28 May 2014

writer, singer and actress

George Washington High Sch.,...

Bruce, George Robert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing; Music. 276 words.

OBE 1984

Born 10 March 1909; s of Henry George Bruce and Jeannie Roberta (née Gray); m 1935, Elizabeth Duncan (d 1994); one ...

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager

John Rosselli.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations; Publishing. 948 words.

Ebers, John (bap. 1778, d. 1858), bookseller and opera manager, was born in Hertford, where he was baptized at St Andrew's Church on 24 July 1778, the son of John Henry Ebers and his wife,...

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur

Val Wilmer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1136 words.

Evans, Rudolph Bayfield [Rudy] [performing name André de Dakar] (1897–1987), singer, actor, and entrepreneur, was born at Monkey Hill, Panama, on 23 February 1897, the eighth son and ninth...

Gellhorn, Peter

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Music. 251 words.

FGSM

Born 24 Oct. 1912; s of late Dr Alfred Gellhorn, and Mrs Else Gellhorn; m 1943, Olive Shirley (née Layton), 3rd d of 1st Baron Layton, CH, CBE; two ...

Gordon, Giles Alexander Esmé

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing; Music. 378 words.

Born 23 May 1940; s of late Alexander Esmé Gordon, RSA, FRIBA, FRIAS and Betsy Gordon (née McCurry); m 1st, 1964, Margaret Anna Eastoe (d 1989); one ...

Guest, George Howell

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Music. 291 words.

CBE 1987; FRCO; FRSCM

Born 9 Feb. 1924; s of late Ernest Joseph Guest and late Gwendolen (née Brown); m 1959, Nancy Mary, o d...

Gye, Frederick, the younger (1810–1878), businessman and opera manager

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Business and Management; Music Business, Institutions, and Organizations. 1395 words.

Gye, Frederick, the younger (1810–1878), businessman and opera manager, was born at Finchley, Middlesex, the son of Frederick Gye the elder. He probably had 'a good public school education'...

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...

Kirkup, James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing; Music. 1300 words.

Born 23 April 1918; o s of James Harold Kirkup and Mary Johnson; died 10 May 2009

travel writer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, broadcaster

South...

Klein, Prof. Dan Victor

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Music. 245 words.

Born 4 Nov. 1938; s of Frederick Klein and Bianka Breitmann; died 28 June 2009

Director, Dan Klein Associates, consultants in contemporary glass, since 1994; Research...

Lewis, Ted

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Dance; Performing Arts; Conducting; Blues; Jazz; Woodwinds; Voice. 1095 words.

Lewis, Ted (06 June 1890–25 August 1971), entertainer, musician, and bandleader, was born Theodore Leopold Friedman in rural Circleville, Ohio, the son of an owner of a dry goods store...

Lindsay, (John) Maurice

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Music. 774 words.

CBE 1979; TD 1946

Born 21 July 1918; s of Matthew Lindsay and Eileen Frances Brock; m 1946, Aileen Joyce Gordon; one s two d (and one d decd); died...

Maitland, Col Eardley

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 103 words.

CB 1887

Born 10 Nov. 1833; m 1st, 1855, Elizabeth Odell (d 1877), d of Thomas Baillie; 2nd, 1883, Caroline Helen, d of Thomas Metcalfe; one ...

Platt, Norman

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Education; Literature; Publishing; Music. 167 words.

OBE 1985

Born 29 Aug. 1920; s of Edward Turner Platt and Emily Jane Platt; m 1st, 1942, Diana Franklin Clay; one s one d...

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist

Hakim Adi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Voice; Politics. 1776 words.

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist, was born on 9 April 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. He was the youngest of five children and fourth son of...