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Disney, Walt(Encyclopedia)Disney, Walt (Walter Elias Disney)dz´n [key], 1901–66, American movie producer and pioneer in animated cartoons, b. Chicago. He grew up in Missouri, in the small town of Marceline and in Kansas...
Graves, Michael(Encyclopedia)Graves, Michael, 1934–2015, American architect, b. Indianapolis, Ind., educated at the Univ. of Cincinnati and Harvard. He taught at Princeton from 1962 to 2002. Graves was a member of the New York ...
Collodi, Carlo(Encyclopedia)Collodi, Carlo kär´l kl-lô´d [key], pseud. of Carlo Lorenzinilrnts´n [key], 1826–90, Italian author. A prolific journalist, he also wrote didactic tales for children, the most fam...
Cirque du Soleil(Encyclopedia)Cirque du Soleil, [Fr.,=circus of the sun], innovative Canadian circus, est. 1984, with headquarters in Montreal. The best-known exemplar of cirque nouveau, Cirque du Soleil is a mixture of spectacle,...
Los Angeles Philharmonic(Encyclopedia)Los Angeles Philharmonic, founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr. After his death the Southern California Symphony Association was formed in 1934 to sponsor the orchestra. It was housed in Philh...
amusement park(Encyclopedia)amusement park, a commercially operated park offering various forms of entertainment, such as arcade games, carousels, roller coasters, and performers, as well as food, drink, and souvenirs. Amusement...
Jobs, Steven Paul(Encyclopedia)Jobs, Steven Paul jbz [key], 1955–2011, American computer-industry executive, b. San Francisco. He dropped out of Reed College (1972), and working with Stephen Wozniak, helped launch the personal-...
Taylor, Deems(Encyclopedia)Taylor, Deems (Joseph Deems Taylor), 1885–1966, American composer and music critic, b. New York City, grad. New York Univ., 1906. After other journalistic posts he was music critic (1921–25) of th...
Stokowski, Leopold(Encyclopedia)Stokowski, Leopold stkf´sk [key], 1882–1977, American conductor, b. London. Stokowski studied in England and at the Paris Conservatory. He was organist and choirmaster at St. Bartholomew's Ch...
Lucas, George W., Jr.(Encyclopedia)Lucas, George W., Jr., 1944–, American film director, producer, and writer, b. Modesto, Calif. Although Lucas's first film, THX-1138 (1970), was not successful, his next two, American Graffiti (1973...
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