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Sylvia Browne

Name at birth: Sylvia ShoemakerSylvia Browne was a popular spiritualist who offered paid psychic consultations, called readings, for many years. (She claimed to be assisted by a "spirit guide" known a…

Sylvia Porter

Sylvia Portercolumnist, authorBorn: 6/18/1913Birthplace: Patchogue, Long Island, N.Y. In 1931 Sylvia Field Feldman married a banker, Reed Porter. The following year she graduated from Hunter C…

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's haunting and personal poems and her tragic life story have placed her in the pantheon of contemporary American poets. Plath grew up outside Boston, graduated from Smith College and att…

Sylvia Beach

Name at birth: Macy Woodbridge BeachSylvia Beach was an American in Paris whose bookshop was a beacon for the literary elite of the period between World War I and World War II. She famously published …

Sylvia Sidney

Sylvia Sidney(Sophia Kosow)Age: 88 1930s star of the silver screen who, though tough in nature, excelled in her usual roles as the victim. Among her hits were An American Tragedy (1931), Fury …

Robert Townsend

Robert Townsendbusiness executiveBorn: 1920Birthplace: Washington, D.C. Townsend used his early experiences as a banker at American Express Co (1948–62) to redirect Avis Rent-a-Car. Unde…

George TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND, George, a Representative from New York; born in Lattingtown, township of Oyster Bay, Queens County, N.Y., in 1769; engaged in agricultural pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Fou…

Amos TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND, Amos, a Representative from Ohio; born in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pa., in 1821; attended the common schools of Pittsburgh, Pa.; clerked in a store in Pittsburgh; moved to Mansfie…

Dwight TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND, Dwight, a Representative from New York; born in New York City September 26, 1826; was educated at the grammar school of Columbia College, New York City; engaged in the sugar business …

Hosea TOWNSEND

TOWNSEND, Hosea, a Representative from Colorado; born in Greenwich, Huron County, Ohio, June 16, 1840; attended the common schools and Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1860; enliste…