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Don DeLillo

Don DeLillo is a New York novelist whose books include the critical and popular successes White Noise (1985), Libra (1988) and Underworld (1997). Raised by Italian immigrants in the Bronx, DeLillo gr…

Don

is do-on, as “Don your bonnet.” (See Doff, Dup.) Then up he rose, and donned his clothes, And dupp'd the chamber door. Shakespeare: Hamlet, iv. 5. Don A man of mark, an aris…

Don Quixote

Don Quixote is the hero of Don Quixote, the early 17th century novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Quixote is a dreamer and a gentle buffoon, an aging gentleman who sets out from his village of La Mancha t…

Don Pasquale

Music:Gaetano DonizettiLibretto:Donizetti and Giovanni RuffiniPremiere:Paris, January 3, 1843 Donizetti's exuberant farce chronicles the illfated attempts of elderly bachelor Don Pasquale to s…

Don Draper

Don Draper is the mysterious, brusque, womanizing advertising genius at the heart of the TV show Mad Men. A super-stylish look at the culture of mass-market advertising in the early 1960s, Mad Men pre…

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartArchive PhotosMusic:Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto:Lorenzo da PontePremiere:Prague, October 29, 1787 One of the most praised operas, Don Giovanni combines high drama wi…

Don Ellis

Don Ellis played trumpet in big bands and orchestras before leading his own bands and recording his own compositions in the 1960s and 1970s. Early on he became known for his experiments with odd time …

Don Rickles

Don Rickles was in show business for seven decades, with a successful career as a stand-up comedian who specialized in insults, his most famous epithets being "dummy" and "hockey puck." In his later …

Don Juan

A native of Seville, son of Don José and Donna Inez, a blue-stocking. When Juan was sixteen years old he got into trouble with Donna Julia, and was sent by his mother, then a widow, on…

Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius was the creator, producer, and longtime host of the long-running music show Soul Train. A former DJ and local TV sportscaster, Cornelius began hosting after-school dance parties in the C…