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Josephine

(Encyclopedia) Josephine, 1763–1814, empress of the French (1804–9) as the consort of Napoleon I . Born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie in Martinique, she was married in…

Campbell

(Encyclopedia) Campbell kăm´bəl [key], Scottish noble family, the head of which is the duke of Argyll. The Campbells of Lochow (Lochawe) rose to power in W Scotland in the later Middle…

Campbell

(Encyclopedia) Campbell, city (1990 pop. 36,048), Santa Clara co., W Calif., in the fertile Santa Clara valley; founded 1885, inc. 1952. The city's economy, formerly tied to fruit…

Aimee Mann

Lost in SpaceSuperEgo Taking control of her own destiny turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to Aimee Mann. The former 'Til Tuesday singer not only scored critical acclaim for…

McPherson, Aimee Semple

(Encyclopedia) McPherson, Aimee Semple ĕmā´, məkfûr´sən [key], 1890–1944, U.S. evangelist, founder of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, and, in the 1920s and 30s, one…

Baker, Josephine

(Encyclopedia) Baker, Josephine, 1906–75, African-American dancer and singer, b. St. Louis, Mo., as Freda Josephine McDonald. In 1923 and 1924 she appeared in Broadway chorus lines. She…

Aimee Semple McPherson

Aimee Semple McPherson was the popular traveling evangelist who founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. At age 17 she married traveling Pentecostal minister Robert Semple; after…

Josephine Baker

Name at birth: Freda Josephine BakerA force of nature who sometimes performed au naturel, Josephine Baker was a star dancer, singer, and burlesque entertainer in Paris for most of her adult life.…

Lisa Leslie

Lisa LeslieBorn: July 7, 1972Basketball C 2-time WNBA Finals MVP (2001-02) with the champion Los Angeles Sparks; 2001 regular season MVP; 3-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (1999,2001-02); 3-time…