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Goodman

A husband or master is the Saxon guma or goma (a man), which in the inflected cases becomes guman or goman. In St. Matt. xxiv. 43, “If the goodman of the house had known in what watch…

Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy(Joanna Virginia Caskey)actressBorn: 8/2/1944Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey A film and television actress, she has appeared in numerous movies including The Stepford Wives (1975…

Joanna Troutman

Joanna TroutmanJohannadesigner of the first Texas flagBorn: 2/19/1818Birthplace: Crawford County, Ga. In 1835, Georgia raised a battalion to fight in Texas, which had issued an appeal for hel…

Ellen Goodman

Ellen GoodmancolumnistBorn: 1941 Goodman graduated from Radcliffe College in 1963 and was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University for the following year. She has been an associate editor and a …

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and band leader famous for the songs "Sing, Sing, Sing" and "One O'Clock Jump." A prodigy on the clarinet, Benny Goodman joined the professional musician's union w…

John Goodman

John Goodman actor Born: 6/20/1952 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri John Goodman's sizable frame won him a football scholarship and a stint as a bouncer while he pursued a stage career. …

Goodman's Croft

A strip of ground or corner of a field formerly left untilled, in Scotland, in the belief that unless some such place were left, the spirit of evil would damage the crop. “Scotchmen s…

John Goodman

A big, amiable character actor with dozens of movies to his credit, John Goodman is still perhaps best known for his portrayal of the blue-collar husband and father on TV's Roseanne (1988-97). A Misso…

Goodman of Ballengeich

The assumed name of James V. of Scotland when he made his disguised visits through the country districts around Edinburgh and Stirling, after the fashion of Haroun-al-Raschid, Louis XI., e…

Goodman's Fields

Whitechapel. Fields belonging to a farmer named Goodman. “At the which farm I myself in my youth have fetched many a halfpenny-worth of milk, and never had less than three ale-pints f…