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Leon Forrest Biography

Leon Forrestnovelist Forrest's rich, multilayered novels explored black-American history. He is best known for his epic novel, Divine Days. Born: 1937Died: 1997William Flynn1997 DeathsDorothy…

Leon Forrest Biography

Leon Forrestwriter, educatorBorn: 1937Birthplace: Chicago Widely considered one of the most important African-American writers of his generation, he produced novels and essays and taught Engli…

Uriah FORREST

FORREST, Uriah, a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born near Leonardtown, St. Marys County, Md., in 1756; received a limited schooling; served as a first lieutenant, captain, and ma…

Finding Forrester

Director:Gus Van SantWriter:Mike RichColumbia Pictures; PG-13; 136 minutesRelease:12/00Cast:Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin Finding Forrester is a conciliatory race-fan…

Thomas FORREST

FORREST, Thomas, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1747; attended the common schools; during the Revolutionary War was commissioned a captain in Col. Thomas Proc…

Forrest GOODWIN

GOODWIN, Forrest, a Representative from Maine; born in Skowhegan, Somerset County, Maine, June 14, 1862; attended the common schools; was graduated from Skowhegan High School and Bloomfield Aca…

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone country profile, with map and flag of Sierra Leone; geography, history, politics, government, economy, population, culture, religion, languages, and largest cities.

Sergio Leone

Born into a famous Italian moviemaking family, Sergio Leone made a name for himself in 1964 with his second feature film, Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars). The movie and its two sequels…

Leon Panetta

Leon Panetta has worked as a Senate aide, a Congressman, a White House Chief of Staff, director of the C.I.A. and Secretary of Defense during his long career in politics. Leon Panetta earned both und…

Leon Theremin

Name at birth: Lev Sergeivich TeremenLeon Theremin was a Russian engineer who invented the electronic musical instrument that bears his name, and his story is as strange as the music the thing produce…