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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...

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...

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...

La Follette, Fola

Kate Wittenstein.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality. 1147 words.

La Follette, Fola (10 September 1882–17 February 1970), actress and feminist, was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the daughter of Robert Marion La Follette, a progressive politician, and Belle...

Loy, Myrna

Stephen G. Marshall.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Film. 1245 words.

Loy, Myrna (02 August 1905–12 December 1993), actress and political activist, was born Myrna Adele Williams in Radersburg, Montana, the daughter of David Franklin Williams, a cattle...

Means, Russell Charles

Daniel M. Cobb.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Film. 1465 words.

Means, Russell Charles (10 November 1939–22 October 2012), Oglala/Yankton activist, American Indian Movement leader, and actor, was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the...

Murphy, George

Melissa Vickery-Bareford.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Film; Dance. 1107 words.

Murphy, George (04 July 1902–03 May 1992), actor, dancer, and politician, was born George Lloyd Murphy in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Michael Murphy, a university and olympic track...

Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress

Verena Wright.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Film; UK Politics; Television. 1410 words.

Porter, Nyree Dawn (1936–2001), actress, was born on 22 January 1936 in Napier, New Zealand, the first daughter and first child of Kenneth Norman Porter, master butcher and property...

Reagan, Nancy Davis

Yanek Mieczkowski.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online July 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Film. 1639 words.

Reagan, Nancy Davis (6 July 1921–Mar. 6, 2016), actress and first lady, was born Anne Frances Robbins in New York City, the only child of Kenneth Seymour Robbins, a car salesman who...

Redgrave, Corin William (1939–2010), actor and political activist

Neil Sinyard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Politics; Film. 1090 words.

Redgrave, Corin William (1939–2010), actor and political activist, was born at 102 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood, London, on 16 July 1939, the only son of Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave...

Robins, Elizabeth

Laura C. Rudolph.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Gender and Politics. 1526 words.

Robins, Elizabeth (06 August 1862–08 May 1952), actress, author, and suffragist, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles Ephraim Robins, a financier who later became a...

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,...

Valenti, Jack

Stephen Vaughn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; US Politics; Marketing; Film. 1515 words.

Valenti, Jack (05 September 1921–26 April 2007), advertising executive, presidential adviser, motion picture industry executive and lobbyist, was born Jack Joseph Valenti in Houston and...