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Washington Irving

A grand old man of American letters, Washington Irving created two famous characters: the sleepyhead Rip Van Winkle and the scarifying Headless Horseman from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Both appear…

William IRVING

IRVING, William, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 15, 1766; completed preparatory studies; engaged in mercantile pursuits and also in fur trade with the Indians alon…

Theodore Leonard IRVING

IRVING, Theodore Leonard, a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minn., March 24, 1898; moved with his parents to a farm in North Dakota; attended the public schools o…

Walter Irving McCOY

McCOY, Walter Irving, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., December 8, 1859; attended the public schools, Troy Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H.…

Clifford Irving

Writer Clifford Irving was sent to prison in 1972 and ordered to pay back $765,000 to his publishers when it was determined that his "authorized" biography of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was a…

John Irving

John Irving became internationally known after the publication of his fourth novel, 1978's The World According to Garp. Since then, he's published more than a dozen novels, including The Cider House …

Amy Irving

Amy IrvingactressBorn: 9/10/1953Birthplace: Palo Alto, California Amy Irving first appeared on screen in Stephen King's Carrie (1976) and as the only survivor of the gym conflagration was able to appe…

Irving Thalberg

Name at birth: Irving Grant ThalbergIrving Thalberg was mogul of early Hollywood who died at the age of 37 after making Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer the most profitable and glamorous film studio in the world. …

Irving Berlin

Name at birth: Israel BalineTunes like "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "God Bless America" and "White Christmas" made Irving Berlin one of the most celebrated composers of 20th cent…

Irving Langmuir

Irving Langmuir Born: 1881 Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y. Incandescent electric lamp—Langmuir's major inventions were the high-vacuum electron tube and the gas-filled incandescent lamp. He …