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Brian De Palma Biography

Brian De Palmadirector, screenwriterBorn: 9/11/1940Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Contemporary film director who has been, at times, as controversial as he has been successful. With movies suc…

Edward de Veaux MORRELL

MORRELL, Edward de Veaux, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Newport, R.I., August 7, 1863; attended private schools and was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelph…

Alfred Nobel

The Question: Was the Nobel who invented the Nobel prize some sort of explosives expert? What made him decide to start giving awards, especially the Peace Pri…

Alfred Kinsey

Alfred Charles Kinsey was a zoologist at Indiana University who gained fame for his pioneering research on human sexual behavior. Educated at Bowdoin College and Harvard University, Alfred Kinsey join…

Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman was a versatile and prolific film scorer who directed or composed the music for more than 200 films and was rewarded with 9 Oscars -- out of 45 nominations. Newman was a child prodigy o…

Alfred CUTHBERT

Senate Years of Service: 1835-1843Party: Jacksonian; DemocratCUTHBERT, Alfred, (brother of John Alfred Cuthbert), a Representative and a Senator from Georgia; born in Savannah, Ga., December 23…

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock's successful screen thrillers earned him the nickname "Master of Suspense," but he is also considered one of the greatest film directors in the history of cinema. He started out in Br…

Alfred Nobel

Swedish chemist Alfred Bernhard Nobel invented dynamite in 1866 and it made him rich. Nobel was as interested in drama and poetry as he was in chemistry and physics, but it was in the sciences that h…

Alfred Dreyfus

Captain Alfred Dreyfus of France was accused in 1894 of selling military secrets to Germany. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but in 1896 new evidence surfaced that seemed to exonera…