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Leslie Marmon Silko Biography

Leslie Marmon Silkopoet, novelistBorn: March 5, 1948Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico Leslie Marmon Silko came to national attention via her first book of poems, Laguna Woman (1974), which d…

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 …

Leslie Caron

Leslie Carondancer, actressBorn: 7/1/1931Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France Caron had been dancing with the Ballet des Champs-Elysees since she was sixteen when she was cast opposite Gen…

Leslie, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, Frank, 1821–80, American engraver and publisher, b. England. He learned his trade on the Illustrated London News, but in 1848 immigrated to New York City, where in 1855 he bega...

Leslie, David

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, David, d. 1682, Scottish military commander. After serving in the Swedish army, he was a major general under his uncle, Alexander Leslie, 1st earl of Leven , in the Scottish army ...

Leslie, Charles Robert

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, Charles Robert lĕz´lē [key], 1794–1859, English painter and writer, b. London. Educated in the United States, he returned to England to study art and to work. He painted incidents...

Fiedler, Leslie

(Encyclopedia) Fiedler, Leslie, 1917–2003, American critic, b. Newark, N.J., grad. New York Univ. (B.A. 1938), Univ. of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1941). In his best-known and most controversial work, Love and D...

Leslie, John

(Encyclopedia) Leslie or Lesley, John, 1527–96, Scottish bishop, historian, and statesman. After studying in France, he returned (c.1554) to Scotland, where he opposed the Reformation. He became e...

Shaw, Leslie Mortier

(Encyclopedia) Shaw, Leslie Mortier, 1848–1932, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1902–7), b. Morristown, Vt. Admitted to the Iowa bar in 1876, he organized (1880) a banking firm that specialized in agricul...

Groves, Leslie Richard

(Encyclopedia) Groves, Leslie Richard, 1896–1970, American army officer and engineer who headed the program that developed America's atomic bomb , b. Albany, N.Y., grad. West Point (1918). He was comm...