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Maurice Podoloff

Maurice PodoloffBorn: Aug. 18, 1890Basketball engineered merger of Basketball Assn. of America and National Basketball League into NBA in 1949; NBA commissioner (1949-63); league MVP trophy na…

Maurice Richard

Maurice RichardBorn: Aug. 4, 1921Hockey RW the “Rocket”; 8-time NHL 1st team All-Star; MVP in 1947; 1st to score 50 goals in one season (1944-45); 544 career goals; played on 8 Sta…

Maurice Greene

Maurice GreeneBorn: July 23, 1974Track & Field world 100m champion in 1997, 99 and 2001 and 200m champion in 1999; former world record holder (9.79) in the 100m; won the gold medal in the …

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak wrote and drew Where the Wild Things Are, a children's book first published in 1963. He grew up in Brooklyn, the child of Polish immigrants, and worked as an illustrator of comics befor…

Maurice CONNOLLY

CONNOLLY, Maurice, a Representative from Iowa; born in Dubuque, Iowa, March 13, 1877; attended the common schools; was graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1897 and from the law …

James MAURICE

MAURICE, James, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 7, 1814; attended Broad Street Academy; became clerk in a law office at the age of twelve years; studied law; was …

Brewer's: Grave Maurice

A public-house sign. The head of the [Graf Moritz], Prince of Orange, and Captain-General of the United Provinces (1567-1625). ( Hotten: Book of Signs.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and F…

Maurice Gibb 2003 Deaths

Maurice GibbAge: 53 songwriter and singer of the influential disco band the Bee Gees. The band, which has sold more than 120 million albums, included Maurice's twin brother, Robin, and another…

Maurice Sagoff 1998 Deaths

Maurice SagoffAge: 88 journalist-turned-poet who wrote Shrinklits: 70 of the World's Towering Classics Cut Down to Size, a collection that cleverly and succinctly summarized literary classics …

Maurice Wilkins 2004 Deaths

Maurice WilkinsAge: 87 British biophysicist who contributed to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA, the chemical that carries hereditary characteristics from generation to gener…