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Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 701 words.

Carlile, James (d. 1691), actor, playwright, and soldier, was said by Charles Gildon to have been born in Lancashire. He may have been related to the playwright Lodowick Carlell...

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...

Langner, Lawrence

Roger A. Hall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1470 words.

Langner, Lawrence (30 May 1890–26 December 1962), patent agent, playwright, and theatrical producer, was born in Swansea, South Wales, the son of Baruch Bernard Freedman, a businessman, and...

Mackay, Constance D’Arcy

Brook M. Davis.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Theatre; Education. 1238 words.

Mackay, Constance D’Arcy (1887–21 August 1966), playwright, director, and educator, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only child of Robert S. Mackay, a realtor, and Anne D'Arcy. Mackay...