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Tavis Smiley

Name at birth: Tavis Roberts Tavis Smiley started hosting the late-night TV talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS in 2003, and the daily public radio show The Tavis Smiley Show on PRI in 2005. (His website ca…

Jane

A Genoese halfpenny, a corruption of Januensis or Genoensis. “Because I could not give her many a jane.” Spenser: Fuërie Queene, book iii. canto vii. 58. Jane. A most il…

Raymond Smiley SPRINGER

SPRINGER, Raymond Smiley, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Rush County, near Dunreith, Ind., April 26, 1882; attended the public schools, Earlham College, Richmond, Ind., and Bu…

Jane Pierce

Name at birth: Jane Means AppletonJane Pierce was First Lady of the United States from 1853 to 1857. Raised in New England, she married Franklin Pierce in 1834, when he was a member of the U.S. House …

Jane Austen

Jane Austen's novels were witty, warm and ironic portraits of the privileged classes of 18th- and 19th-century England. Her best-known works are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813…

Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane Deadwood, South Dakota Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok rode into the wild gold-mining town of Deadwood, S.D., in June 1876. Hickok's residence was of short duration as he was …

Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda is the two-time Oscar-winning actress who has starred in Klute, On Golden Pond and dozens of other films in a career lasting more than 50 years. The daughter of screen legend Henry Fonda (…

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall is the most famous chimpanzee expert in the world. A colleague of anthropologist Louis Leakey in Kenya in the late 1950s, she began studying the social organization of chimpanzees in 1960…

Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addictionrock group To many, Jane's Addiction epitomized the alternative rock scene that developed during the mid-1980s. Merging elements of punk and metal among other styles, the band'…

Jane Pauley

Jane Pauley(Margaret Jane Pauley)TV journalistBorn: 10/31/1950Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana Most recently Pauley has served as co-anchor of Dateline NBC, anchor of Time and Again on MSNBC …