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Gary

(Encyclopedia) Gary, city (1990 pop. 116,646), Lake co., NW Ind., a port of entry on Lake Michigan; inc. 1909. Gary was founded by the U.S. Steel Corporation, which purchased the land…

Gary plan

(Encyclopedia) Gary plan: see progressive education .

Barbara Bel Geddes Biography

Barbara Bel GeddesactressBorn: 10/31/1922Birthplace: New York City The daughter of noted designer and producer, Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), Bel Geddes made her theatrical debut in 1940,…

Geddes, Sir Patrick

(Encyclopedia) Geddes, Sir Patrick gĕd´ĭs [key], 1854–1932, Scottish biologist and sociologist, distinguished especially in town planning. He received his biological training in T. H.…

Bel Geddes, Norman

(Encyclopedia) Bel Geddes, Norman gĕd´ēz [key], 1893–1958, American designer, b. Adrian, Mich. as Norman Melancton Geddes. He began his career in 1918 as a scene designer for the…

Wilson, Kenneth Geddes

(Encyclopedia) Wilson, Kenneth Geddes, 1936–2013, American physicist, b. Waltham, Mass., Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1961. A professor at Cornell (1963–88) and Ohio State…

Barbara Bel Geddes 2005 Deaths

Barbara Bel GeddesAge: 82 Emmy Award–winning actress who had a long career in film and on Broadway before landing the role that brought her wide fame: Miss Ellie, the Ewing matriarch on…