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Wilson, August

(Encyclopedia) Wilson, August, 1945–2005, American playwright and poet, b. Pittsburgh as Frederick August Kittel, Jr. Largely self-educated, Wilson first attracted wide critical…

August Wilson

Name at birth: Frederick August KittelAugust Wilson was an influential 20th-century playwright and the most prominent African American of that craft. Though he lived much of his adult life in St.…

August Wilson Biography

August Wilsonplaywright, poet, writerBorn: 4/27/1945Birthplace: Pittsburgh Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, poet and writer whose work focused on the struggles of African…

August Wilson 2005 Deaths

August WilsonAge: 60 playwright, poet, and writer whose work focused on the struggles of African Americans. His plays, which were usually set in his native Pittsburgh, include Ma Rainey's…

Wilson

(Encyclopedia) Wilson, city (1990 pop. 36,930), seat of Wilson co., E N.C., in a rich agricultural region; inc. 1849. It is a commercial and industrial center with a large tobacco…

August

(Encyclopedia) August: see month .

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson is the president who led the United States through World War I. After a respectable career as a scholar, Woodrow Wilson became the president of Princeton College in 1902. He entered…

Brian Wilson Biography

Brian WilsonmusicianBorn: 6/20/1942Birthplace: Hawthorne, California Founding member of the Beach Boys and main songwriter, arranger, and producer for the group during its heyday; between…

Edith Bolling Galt Wilson

Name at birth: Edith BollingEdith Bolling Galt Wilson was the second wife of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States. She grew up in Virginia, where her family had been settled since…

Ellen Axson Wilson

Ellen Louise Axson Wilson was First Lady of the United States during the first 17 months of her husband Woodrow Wilson's first term as president. She died at the White House from Bright's disease (…