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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was a superstar playwright and tart-tongued literary personality of the early 20th century. Among his most famous plays are Arms and the Man (1894), Major Barbara (1905), Pygmalion…

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shawplaywright, essayist, criticBorn: 7/26/1856Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland Nobel Prize-winning playwright, essayist and critic known for his witty, intelligent dramas of ideas.…

George Bullen SHAW

SHAW, George Bullen, a Representative from Wisconsin; born in Alma, Allegany County, N.Y., on March 12, 1854; moved to Eau Claire, Wis., in 1856 with his father; attended the public schools and…

Sir Bernard Law Montgomery

British military commander Bernard Law Montgomery was the Allied hero during World War II who beat Germany's Erwin Rommel in the battle for North Africa (1942-43). A military man his entire life, Mon…

Bernard

(St.). Abbot of the monastery of Clairvaux in the twelfth century. His fame for wisdom was very great, and few church matters were undertaken without his being consulted. Petit Bernard. So…

Artie Shaw

Name at birth: Arthur ArshawskyArtie Shaw was a leading jazz clarinetist and big band leader of the mid-20th century. His hit 1938 recording of Begin the Beguine made him a popular rival to superstar …

Robert Shaw

Robert ShawAge: 82 renowned choral music conductor who won 14 Grammy awards and one of the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors, among many other distinctions. Beginning his career as conductor of the R…

Samuel SHAW

SHAW, Samuel, (father of Henry Shaw), a Representative from Vermont; born in Dighton, Mass., in December 1768; received a limited schooling; moved to Putney, Vt.; studied medicine and commenced…

Henry SHAW

SHAW, Henry, (son of Samuel Shaw), a Representative from Massachusetts; born near Putney, Windham County, Vt., in 1788; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and c…

Percy Shaw

Percy ShawBritish inventor Born: 1890 Originally working as a road repairer, he introduced a safety innovation that would make him a millionaire. By installing “cat's eyes” along t…