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William Penn

William Penn was an influential English Quaker and founder of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1682. He was the son of Admiral Sir William Penn and joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) in the 1660s.…

Sean Penn

Sean Penn's film performances have earned him a reputation for dramatic intensity, but to many filmgoers he will always be remembered as Jeff Spicoli, the teenage stoner from Fast Times at Ridgemont H…

John PENN

PENN, John, (nephew of Edmund Pendleton and cousin of Nathaniel Pendleton), a Delegate from North Carolina; born near Port Royal, Caroline County, Va., May 17, 1741; was educated under private …

Warren Spahn 2003 Deaths

Warren SpahnAge: 82 professional pitcher who was called into service in World War II with the U.S. army in 1942, shortly after he joined the Boston Braves. He returned to the Braves in 1945 an…

Hiram Warren JOHNSON

Senate Years of Service: 1917-1945Party: RepublicanJOHNSON, Hiram Warren, (son of Grove Lawrence Johnson), a Senator from California; born in Sacramento, Calif., September 2, 1866; attended the…

Herbert Warren Wind 2005 Deaths

Herbert Warren WindAge: 88 writer who eloquently covered golf for Sports Illustrated and The New Yorker. He also wrote more than a dozen books about the game. Died: Bedford, Mass., May 30, 200…

Sean Penn Biography

Sean Pennactor, producer, directorBorn: 8/17/1960Birthplace: Burbank, California The son of actor Leo Penn and actress Eileen Ryan, Sean Penn comes by his thespian tendencies honestly. Instead…

Robin Wright Penn Biography

Robin Wright Penn(Robin Wright)actressBorn: 4/8/1966Birthplace: Dallas, Texas Before garnering attention for her performance as the title character in the movie The Princess Bride (1987), Wri…

Chris Penn 2006 Deaths

Chris PennAge: 40 character actor who played supporting—but memorable—roles in the films Reservoir Dogs, Starsky & Hutch, and Rush Hour. His brother is the actor Sean Penn. Die…

Leo Penn 1998 Deaths

Leo Penndirector Emmy Award-winning director of such popular shows as St. Elsewhere, Kojak and Trapper John, M.D.. He was also the father of actors Sean and Chris.Born: 1921? Died: 1998Octavio…