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Peck, Gregory

(Encyclopedia) Peck, Gregory, 1916–2003, American movie actor, b. La Jolla, Calif., as Eldred Gregory Peck. Peck studied at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and debuted on…

Sydow, Max von

(Encyclopedia) Sydow, Max von, 1929–, Swedish actor, b. Lund as Carl Adolf von Sydow. He studied at the school of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm (1948–51), then worked with…

Spark, Dame Muriel

(Encyclopedia) Spark, Dame Muriel, 1918–2006, Scottish novelist, b. Muriel Sarah Camberg. She lived in Edinburgh, Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), London, New York, and Rome, and spent her last…

Warner Brothers

(Encyclopedia) Warner Brothers, American movie studio executives and producers. Sons of poor E European Jewish immigrants, the brothers were Harry Morris (1881–1958), Albert (1884–1967…

Trump, Donald John

(Encyclopedia) Trump, Donald John, 1946–, 45th president of the United States (2017–), b. New York City. Prior to his election as president in 2016, he was a business executive and…

Julius Barnathan Biography

Julius Barnathantelevision executiveBorn: 1/22/1927Birthplace: New York City In his nearly 40-year career with ABC he held a number of important positions and was noted especially as director of…

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…

E.L. James

E.L. James is the pen name of Erika Leonard, the author of the best-selling book 50 Shades of Grey. Leonard, a television production executive in London, originally wrote the story as fan fiction…

Judy Davis Biography

Judy DavisactressBorn: 4/23/1955Birthplace: Perth, Australia A comic and dramatic actress, she won acclaim for her roles in Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career (1979) and High Tide (1988) and in…

George Schaefer 1997 Deaths

George Schaeferproducer, director In his career that spanned six decades, Schaefer directed almost 100 television productions, including more than 50 “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentations.…