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Parker, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Parker, Dorothy (Dorothy Rothschild Parker), 1893–1967, American short-story and verse writer, b. West End, N.J. While serving as drama critic for Vanity Fair (…

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet and critic of the mid-20th century, famous for her sardonic wit and quotable one-liners like "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Dorothy Parker…

The Parkers

UPNMonday 8:30–9:00 p.m.Cast:Mo'Nique, Countess Vaughn, Loretta Devine, and Dorien Wilson This spin-off of UPN's hit Moesha finds Kim Parker (Vaughan) heading off to college at Santa Monica…

Parker Dam

(Encyclopedia) Parker Dam, at the Ariz.–Calif. line, on the Colorado River; completed 1938. It is 320 ft (98 m) high and 856 ft (261 m) long. The dam impounds water for Los Angeles and…

Osborne, Dorothy

(Encyclopedia) Osborne, Dorothy ŏz´bərn [key], later Lady Temple, 1627–95, English letter writer. The daughter of a royalist, she became engaged to Sir William Temple…

Richardson, Dorothy M.

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Dorothy M., 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38; omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail…

Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

(Encyclopedia) Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879–1958, American novelist and juvenile writer, b. Lawrence, Kans., grad. Ohio State, 1899, Ph.D. Columbia, 1904. Her novels include The…