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Doll Money

A lady of Duxford left a sum of money to be given away annually in the parish, and to be called Doll Money. Doll is a corruption of dole, Saxon dál (a share distributed). Source: Dic…

A Doll's House

By:Henrik Ibsen, new version by Frank McGuinnessDirector:Anthony PageSets:Deirdre ClancyLighting:Peter MumfordMusic:Jason CarrSound:Scott Myers and John OwensOpened:4/97 at the Belasco Theater…

Black Doll

(A ). The sign of a marine store shop. The doll was a dummy dressed to indicate that cast-off garments were bought. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Black Dou…

Everything But Dolls

Babe Didrickson competed in baseball, golf, and Olympics track and field by Mike Morrison Babe Didrikson (second from left) winning the hurdles in 1932. (Source: AP) Related Links…

Richard Doll 2005 Deaths

Richard DollAge: 92 British epidemiologist who was among the first scientists to link smoking with such diseases as lung cancer and emphysema. His work also showed that radiation and asbestos …

Barbie

The Barbie doll was created by Ruth Handler for her Mattel company in 1959. Ruth Handler and her husband, Elliot, founded Mattel with partner Harold "Matt" Matson in 1942. Ruth Handler created Barbie…

Ruth Handler 2002 Deaths

Ruth HandlerAge: 85 cofounder of Mattel and creator of the Barbie doll. The buxom doll debuted in 1959 and became an instant hit, offering girls a mature alternative to baby dolls. More than 1…

G.I. Joe

The action figure G.I. Joe was created by the Hasbro toy company in 1964, in part as a response to the popularity of Barbie dolls with American girls. Joe was a World War II-style fighting man, nearly…

Billy Strayhorn

Name at birth: William Thomas StrayhornFor three decades, Billy Strayhorn was the composing and arranging partner of jazz great Duke Ellington. Billy Strayhorn met Duke Ellington in 1939, when Strayh…

The Mills Brothers

A smooth vocal quartet, the Mills Brothers were most popular from the 1930s through the 1960s. The original group included four brothers: Donald, Harry, Herbert, and John Jr. Their father, John Sr., j…