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Warren, Robert Penn

(Encyclopedia) Warren, Robert Penn, 1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, b. Guthrie, Ky., grad. Vanderbilt Univ. 1925; M.A., Univ. of California 1927; B.Litt., Oxford 1930. At…

Penn, Arthur Hiller

(Encyclopedia) Penn, Arthur Hiller, 1922–2010, American director, brother of Irving Penn , b. Philadelphia; studied Black Mountain College and the Actors' Studio, Los Angeles…

Warren, Josiah

(Encyclopedia) Warren, Josiah, 1798–1874, American reformer and anarchist, b. Boston. An early follower of Robert Owen , he soon rejected Owen's political socialism,…

Nirenberg, Marshall Warren

(Encyclopedia) Nirenberg, Marshall Warren, 1927–2010, American biochemist, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., Ph.D., Univ. of Michigan, 1947. He spent his entire career as a researcher at the National…

Beatty, Warren

(Encyclopedia) Beatty, Warren (Henry Warren Beatty) bā´tē, bē´– [key], 1937–, motion picture actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, b. Richmond, Va. An eminently bankable star,…

Warren

(Encyclopedia) Warren. 1 City (1990 pop. 144,864), Macomb co., SE Mich., a suburb of Detroit ; est. 1837, inc. as a city 1957. It is an important metalworking center where…

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…

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…

Vanderbilt University

(Encyclopedia) Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn.; coeducational; chartered 1872 as Central Univ. of Methodist Episcopal Church, founded and renamed 1873, opened 1875 through a…