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Baum, L. Frank

(Encyclopedia) Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank Baum) bôm [key], 1856–1919, American journalist, playwright, and author of children's stories, b. Chittenango, N.Y. He and his family…

Frank, Glenn

(Encyclopedia) Frank, Glenn, 1887–1940, American editor and educator, b. Queen City, Mo., grad. Northwestern Univ., 1912. He was assistant to the president of Northwestern Univ. from…

Frank, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Frank, Robert, 1924–, Swiss-American photographer and filmmaker, b. Zurich. He emigrated to the United States in 1947 and became a citizen in 1963. Frank is considered…

Sinatra, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Sinatra, Frank (Francis Albert Sinatra), 1915–98, American singer and actor, b. Hoboken, N.J. During the late 1930s and early 40s he sang with the Harry James and Tommy…

Stella, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Stella, Frank, 1936–, American artist, b. Malden, Mass. In his early black paintings Stella exhibits the precision and rationality that characterized…

Kellogg, Frank Billings

(Encyclopedia) Kellogg, Frank Billings, 1856–1937, American lawyer, U.S. senator (1917–23), and cabinet member, b. Potsdam, N.Y. As a child, he moved to Olmstead co., Minn. He later…

Wright, Frank Lloyd

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867–1959, American architect, b. Richland Center, Wis., as Frank Lincoln Wright; he changed his name to honor his mother's family (the Lloyd…

Gehry, Frank Owen

(Encyclopedia) Gehry, Frank Owen gĕr´ē [key], 1929–, American architect, b. Toronto, Ont., as Frank Owen Goldberg. He is widely considered one of the finest and most artful of…

Franks

(Encyclopedia) Franks, group of Germanic tribes. By the 3d cent. AD, they were settled along the lower and middle Rhine. The two major divisions were the Salian Franks in the north and…