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Daniels, Jonathan Worth

(Encyclopedia) Daniels, Jonathan Worth, 1902–81, American newspaper editor and author, b. Raleigh, N.C. In 1925 he joined the staff of the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, edited by his father,…

Daniels, Josephus

(Encyclopedia) Daniels, Josephus, 1862–1948, American statesman, newspaper editor, and author, b. Washington, N.C. He became editor of the Raleigh State Chronicle in 1885 (he was admitted to the bar…

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is the actor who starred as boy wizard Harry Potter in the 2001 film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and its many sequels. The series of films, based on the popular novels…

Captain Jack

(Encyclopedia) Captain Jack (d. 1873), subchief of the Modoc and leader of the hostile group in the Modoc War (1872–73). Jack, whose Modoc name was KintpuashCaptain Jackkĭntˈp&oomacr;äsh [key],…

Kerouac, Jack

(Encyclopedia) Kerouac, Jack (John Kerouac)Kerouac, Jackkĕrˈəwăkˌ [key], 1922–69, American novelist, b. Lowell, Mass., studied at Columbia. One of the leaders of the beat generation, a term he is…

Jack Russell terrier

(Encyclopedia) Jack Russell terrier, breed of dog developed in the 19th cent. by an English clergyman, the Rev. John (Parson Jack) Russell, 1795–1883, for hunting. The Jack Russell resembles the fox…

Daniel Day-Lewis

Daniel Day-Lewis is a veteran leading man of stage and screen, the winner of three Academy Awards best known for his dramatic intensity in movies such as My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), The…

jack, mechanical device

(Encyclopedia) jack, mechanical device used to multiply a relatively small applied force so that it can lift and support heavy loads, or sometimes, move massive objects into a desired position. The…

LaLanne, Jack

(Encyclopedia) LaLanne, JackLaLanne, Jackləlānˈ [key], 1914–2011, American fitness advocate and television personality, b. San Francisco as François Henri LaLanne. Widely regarded as the founder of…

Levine, Jack

(Encyclopedia) Levine, JackLevine, Jackləvīnˈ [key], 1915–2010, American painter, b. Boston. Levine began his career with the Federal Arts Project. His savagely realistic paintings, executed with…