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Albert, Eddie

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Theatre. 1100 words.

Albert, Eddie (22 April 1906–26 May 2005), actor and environmental activist, was born Edward Albert Heimberger in Rock Island, Illinois, the son of Frank Daniel Heimberger, a realtor, and...

Amberg, George

Judith Brin Ingber.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dance; Film; Education. 1326 words.

Amberg, George (28 December 1901–27 July 1971), professor of film and dance critic, was born Hans Aschaffenburg in Halle, Germany, the son of Gustav Aschaffenburg, a prominent Jewish...

Black, Shirley Temple

John F. Kasson.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Diplomatic History; International Relations. 1683 words.

Black, Shirley Temple (23 April 1928–10 February 2014), child actor and diplomat, was born Shirley Jane Temple in Santa Monica, California, the third child and only daughter of George...

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...

Crane, Bob

Robert A. Armour.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Film; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1062 words.

Crane, Bob (13 July 1928–29 June 1978), actor, was born Bob Edward Crane in Waterbury, Connecticut, the son of Alfred T. Crane and Rosemary Senich. Following graduation from high school,...

Denis [née Holdsworth], Michaela [other married name Michaela Lindsay, Lady Lindsay] (1914–2003), writer and wildlife film-maker

Caroline Boucher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Film. 1331 words.

Denis [née Holdsworth], Michaela [other married name Michaela Lindsay, Lady Lindsay] (1914–2003), writer and wildlife film-maker, is thought to have been born in London on 28 August 1914....

Dickinson, Thorold Barron (1903–1984), film director and teacher

Jeffrey Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Film. 2344 words.

Dickinson, Thorold Barron (1903–1984), film director and teacher, was born on 16 November 1903 in Bristol, the son of the Ven. Charles Henry Dickinson (1871–1930), archdeacon of Bristol,...

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...

Forman, Stanley (1921–2013), film distributor and archivist

Alan Burton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Film. 1297 words.

Forman, Stanley (1921–2013), film distributor and archivist, was born Israel Forminsky on 26 December 1921 at 22 Rupert Street, Whitechapel, London, the son of Isaac Forminsky, later Israel...

Friganza, Trixie

Patty S. Derrick.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Voice; Politics; Gender and Politics. 855 words.

Friganza, Trixie (29 November 1870–27 February 1955), actress and singer, was born Brigid O’Callaghan (sometimes listed as Delia O’Callahan) in Grenola, Kansas, the daughter of Cornelius...

Giannini, Attilio Henry

Barbara L. Ciccarelli.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Medicine and Health; Banking. 1099 words.

Giannini, Attilio Henry (02 March 1874–07 February 1943), physician, banker, and motion picture executive, was born in San Jose, California, the son of Italian immigrants Luigi Giannini and...

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian

Mary Cadogan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Education; History; Film. 960 words.

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic...

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...

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; Television; Film. 944 words.

Halliwell, (Robert James) Leslie (1929–1989), film buyer and encyclopaedist, was born on 23 February 1929 in Bolton, Lancashire, the youngest child by thirteen years and only son in the...

Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor

Sian Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Film. 1497 words.

Hanna, John Connor (1871–1947), army officer and film censor, was born in Madras, India, on 17 August 1871, the son of Francis Baker Hanna (1841–1891), civil engineer, and his wife,...

Harris, Sir Sidney West (1876–1962), civil servant and film censor

R. M. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1267 words.

Harris, Sir Sidney West (1876–1962), civil servant and film censor, was born on 10 October 1876 at the family home, 85 Crawford Street, Marylebone, London, the son of George Harris, a...

Hays, Lee Elhardt

Anthony Seeger and Lori Elaine Taylor.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Folk, Indigenous, and Traditional Music; Composition; Film. 1078 words.

Hays, Lee Elhardt (14 March 1914–26 August 1981), songwriter, singer, and political activist, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of the Reverend William Benjamin Hays, a Methodist...

Hays, Will H.

James Fisher.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Film; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1570 words.

Hays, Will H. (05 November 1879–07 March 1954), motion picture industry official, lawyer, and politician, was born William Harrison Hays in Sullivan, Indiana, the son of John T. Hays, an...

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...

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...