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Heinze, Frederick Augustus

(Encyclopedia) Heinze, Frederick Augustus hīn´zē, 1869–1914, American copper magnate, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He went in 1889 to Butte, Mont., as engineer for a mining company. In 1893 he organized the…

Lynch, David (Keith)

(Encyclopedia) Lynch, David (Keith), 1946–, American film and television writer, producer, and director, b. Missoula, Mont. Trained as a painter, he studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington…

Spokane

(Encyclopedia) Spokane spōkăn´, city (1990 pop. 177,196), seat of Spokane co., E Wash., at the spectacular falls of the Spokane River; inc. 1881. It is a port of entry and the commercial,…

Laura Dern

Laura Dern is a lanky blonde leading lady of the big screen, best known for her roles in David Lynch's Blue Velvet (1986) and Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park (1993). She won an Oscar in 2020 for…

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons is known as a masterful and slightly unnerving dramatic actor who bounces between serious dramas and popcorn blockbusters. The English actor is best known for playing villains in Die…

Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux is an American actor whose steady, below-the-radar career was boosted in 2012 after he became Jennifer Aniston's romantic interest. A native of Washington, D.C., Theroux began an art…

Illinois

(Encyclopedia) Illinois, midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bordered by Lake Michigan and Indiana (E); Kentucky, across the Ohio River (SE); Missouri and Iowa, across the…

2006 National Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture:Pan's LabyrinthBest Actor:Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland Best Actress:Helen Mirren, The QueenBest Supporting Actor:Mark Wahlberg, The DepartedBest Supporting Actress:…

Washington

(Encyclopedia) Washington, state in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is bordered by Idaho (E); Oregon, with the Columbia River marking much of the boundary (S); the Pacific Ocean (W);…

The Congress of Women: The Pacific Northwest

by Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway ArtGeorge Meredith's NovelsThe Pacific Northwest Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway is a native of Illinois. She was born in 1834. Her parents were John F. Scott and…