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Tempelhof

(Encyclopedia) Tempelhof tĕm´pəlhôf [key], district of Berlin, Germany. A workers' residential quarter and a film-production center, it became part of the U.S. occupation sector after 1945. The district ...

Halston

(Encyclopedia) Halston, 1932–90, American fashion designer, b. Des Moines, Iowa as Roy Halston Frowick; attended Indiana Univ. and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1958 he moved to New York City, designing ...

Shaw, Run Run

(Encyclopedia) Shaw, Run Run, 1907–2014, Chinese film mogul, best known of the six Shaw brothers who founded an Asian movie empire. In Shanghai, he and his elder brother Runme Shaw made their first film (19...

Vernon

(Encyclopedia) Vernon. 1 City (1990 pop. 152), Los Angeles co., S Calif., industrial suburb 2 mi (3.2 km) S of downtown Los Angeles ; founded and inc. 1905. Vernon has a workforce (c.44,000) that...

Munich

(Encyclopedia) Munich myo͞o´nĭk [key], Ger. München mün´khən [key], city (1994 pop. 1,255,623), capital of Bavaria, S Germany, on the Isar River near the Bavarian Alps. It is a financial, comm...

Michael HUFFINGTON, Congress, CA (1947)

HUFFINGTON, Michael, a Representative from California; born in Dallas, Tex., September 3, 1947; attended public and private schools; B.A., B.S., Stanford University, 1970, M.B.A…

Mary Crosby

The only daughter of popular crooner Bing Crosby, Mary Crosby is even more famous for portraying the nefarious Texas girl Kristin Shepard on the 1980s television soap opera Dallas. Ma…

Naveen Andrews

English actor Naveen Andrews is best known to television audiences as Sayid, the savvy Iraqi in the series Lost (2004-10). He grew up in London and studied drama at the Guildhall Scho…

Peggy Cass Biography

Peggy Cass(Mary Margaret Cass)Age: 74 Tony Award-winning actress and comedian best known for her roles in the Broadway and film productions of Auntie Mame. Her sharp wit won he…