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Toni Morrison

Name at birth: Chloe Anthony WoffordToni Morrison is a literary giant of the 1980s and 1990s, and all the more famous for being both a woman and an African-American. Her book Beloved won the 1988 Pul…

Toni Morrison Biography

Toni Morrison(Chloe Anthony Wofford)novelistBorn: 2/18/1931Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning novelist whose emotional, intense books portray African-American life. He…

Van Morrison Biography

Van Morrison(George Ivan Morrison)singer, songwriterBorn: 8/31/1945Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland Singer and songwriter known for his singular style that combines jazz, folk, rhythm an…

Jim Morrison Biography

Jim Morrisonsinger, songwriter, poetBorn: 12/8/1943Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida The lead singer and songwriter for the rock group The Doors, whose hit songs include “Light My Fire&#82…

Jim Morrison

Jim Morrison was the lead singer and lyricist for the rock band The Doors, who emerged from the Los Angeles clubs to be one of the top national acts at the close of the 1960s. Morrison was an early pr…

Van Morrison

Name at birth: George Ivan MorrisonVan Morrison is the Irish troubadour and rock music legend best known for hit songs such as "Brown Eyed Girl" and "Moondance." A multi-instrumentalist starting in hi…

Van Morrison

Back on TopVirgin Throughout the 1990s, Van Morrison's recordings have been extraordinarily consistent, but there are some signs that complacency may be starting to settle into his work. On …

2006 Tony (Antoinette Perry) Awards

The Tony Awards, honoring distinguished achievement in Broadway theater, were presented on June 11, 2006.Play: The History BoysMusical: Jersey BoysRevival—Play: Awake and Sing!Revival&m…

Philip Morrison 2005 Deaths

Philip MorrisonAge: 89 physicist who, as a member of the Manhattan Project, helped to assemble the first atom bomb—which was tested in July 1945, near Alamogordo, New Mexico—and th…

Cameron A. MORRISON

Senate Years of Service: 1930-1932Party: DemocratMORRISON, Cameron A., a Senator and a Representative from North Carolina; born near Rockingham, Richmond County, N.C., October 5, 1869; attended…