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Geri Allen

Geri Allen was an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist. She was born in Pontiac, Michigan and raised in Detroit. Allen worked with many jazz musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, ...

                                               

Mel Allen

Mel Allen was a sportscaster who was best known for calling games for the New York Yankees. He was also the host of This Week in Baseball. He started his career as the public address announcer for the Alabama Crimson Tide football before moving t ...

                                               

Paul Allen

Paul Gardner Allen was an American who created Microsoft with Bill Gates. He was the fifth richest person in the United States. He lived in Mercer Island, Washington. Allen was also the outright owner of two sports teams, and was part-owner of a ...

                                               

Ruth F. Allen

Ruth Florence Allen was an American plant pathologist. She helped the understanding of cytology of rust fungi, which are a large cause of cereal disease. These diseases can have a bad effect on coffee, apple and pine trees. Allen got a PhD from t ...

                                               

Aaron Allston

Aaron Allston was an American game designer and writer of many science fiction books. He was best known for his Star Wars novels. His works as a game designer include mostly role-playing games. He several of the RPGs served to create the basis fo ...

                                               

Stephen E. Ambrose

Stephen Edward Ambrose was an American historian and author. He wrote the biographies of the U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. He wrote many war books, including bestsellers, such as Band of Brothers, Undaunted Courage and C ...

                                               

Fisher Ames

Ames was born in Dedham, Massachusetts. His father died when Ames was six years old. Even though his mother did not have much money, she wanted to give Ames a good education. Ames started learning Latin when he was six years old. He went to Harva ...

                                               

Angelika Amon

Angelika Amon, Ph.D. was an Austrian-American molecular and cell biologist. He was the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor in Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Amons research ...

                                               

Bob Andelman

Bob Andelman was an American writer and podcaster. Andelman was the author or co-author of many books about business, culture, and the arts, and produced interviews with figures in popular culture as Mr. Media ". Andelman authored Will Eisner: A ...

                                               

Benedict Anderson

Benedict Richard OGorman Anderson was an American academic and writer. He was the Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government & Asian Studies at Cornell University. He was best known for his book Imagined Communitie ...

                                               

Ernestine Anderson

Ernestine Anderson was an American jazz and blues singer. She recorded over 30 albums. She was nominated four times for a Grammy Award. She sung at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival six times over a 33-year span, as we ...

                                               

John B. Anderson

John Bayard Anderson was an American-Republican politician from Illinois. He was a politician from the 1960s until the later 2000s. He ran for president in 1980, but lost to Ronald Reagan as the main Republican candidate. He then ran as an indepe ...

                                               

Philip W. Anderson

Philip Warren Anderson was an American physicist. Anderson created and helped prove theories such as localization, antiferromagnetism, symmetry breaking, high-temperature superconductivity. He wrote many things about the emergent phenomena. Ander ...

                                               

Signe Toly Anderson

Signe Toly Anderson was an American singer. She was one of the founding members of the American rock band Jefferson Airplane. Anderson was born in Seattle, Washington. Anderson died from complications of COPD at her home in Beaverton, Oregon. She ...

                                               

Stephen Milburn Anderson

Stephen Milburn Anderson was an American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He wrote and directed eight movies. He was best known for South Central, which was produced by Oliver Stone and released by Warner Bros. in 1992. He also wrote an ...

                                               

The Andrews Sisters

The Andrews Sisters were an American singing group in the 1930s, the 1940s and the 1950s. They were from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their names were LaVerne, Maxene and Patty Andrews. They broke up in 1967 after the death of LaVerne, but their music ...

                                               

John Andrews

Andrews Medal of Honor recognized his conduct in action against Korean forts in June 1871. At the front of his a small boat, he measured the depth of shallow waters while under a heavy fire. The words of Andrews citation explain: On board the USS ...

                                               

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews was an American politician from the state of North Dakota. He was a member of the United States Republican Party.

                                               

Bonnie Angelo

Veronica Estelle "Bonnie" Angelo was an American journalist and author. She was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was known for being the author of First Mothers. During her more than twenty-five years with Time, yet served as a Washingt ...

                                               

Animal Liberation Orchestra

Animal Liberation Orchestra is an American rock and jam band from Southern California. They first formed several years ago as a group calling themselves Django. Over the years, they changed their name to Animal Liberation Orchestra and were signe ...

                                               

Rodney Anoai

Rodney Agatupu Anoai was a professional wrestler. He is best known for wrestling for the World Wrestling Federation under the ring name Yokozuna. He is a member of the famous Anoai family, The Rock, Rikishi, Samu, Rosey, Manu, and Umaga were his ...

                                               

George Antheil

George Antheil was an American composer, pianist, author and inventor. He became known in America and Europe as a composer of very modern sounding music, including his Ballet Mecanique. His music was very noisy and full of mechanical sounds. His ...

                                               

Susan B. Anthony

Susan Brownell Anthony was an American womens rights leader. At 17, she became a schoolteacher, but soon became involved in activism regarding slavery and drinking. By the 1850s, she was working closely with Elizabeth Cady Stanton for womens righ ...

                                               

Johnny Antonelli

John August Antonelli was an American professional baseball player. He played for the Boston and Milwaukee Braves, New York and San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians between 1948 and 1961. He later became a six-time National League All-Star ...

                                               

Richard Anuszkiewicz

Richard Anuszkiewicz was an American painter, printmaker, and sculptor. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was one of the founders and expert of Op Art, a movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was elected into the National Academy ...

                                               

Roscoe Arbuckle

Roscoe Conkling "Fatty" Arbuckle was an American silent movie actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He helped Charlie Chaplin become an actor. He discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. Arbuckle was one of the most popular silent stars of t ...

                                               

Gregory Areshian

Gregory Areshian was an Armenian-American archeologist and historian. He was a professor at American University of Armenia. He was the co-director of the international team of archeologists that found the 5.500 years old shoe in and the oldest wi ...

                                               

Halton Arp

Halton Christian Chip Arp was an American astronomer. He was known for his Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, published in 1966. Arp was also known as a critic of the Big Bang theory and for helping a non-standard cosmology to create an intrinsic redshi ...

                                               

Solomon Asch

Asch was born in Warsaw, the capital of Poland, to a Jewish family that considered themselves Polish. He grew up in a small town called Lowicz. In 1920, Asch and his family moved to the United States. They lived on the Lower East Side of New York ...

                                               

Arthur Ashe

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American tennis player. He started playing tennis professionally in 1969. He won three singles Grand Slam titles: the US Open in 1968, the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. He won two Grand Slam doubles ...

                                               

Asian Boyz

The Asian Boyz is a street gang in Los Angeles, California that formed after an attack by the Tiny Raskal Gang that killed four people. At first, the gang was made up of young Cambodian refugees. The gang wears navy blue colors. The age of the As ...

                                               

John Jacob Astor

John Jacob Astor, born Johann Jakob Astor, was a German-American businessman. He was born in Germany and moved to London and then to New York City in 1784. He started a business trading furs. By 1800, he had made half a million dollars trading fu ...

                                               

John Jacob Astor IV

John Jacob Astor IV was an American businessman, real estate builder, investor, inventor, and writer. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Spanish-American War. Astor was born on July 13, 1864 in Rhinebeck, New York. He studied at Harvard Universit ...

                                               

Victor G. Atiyeh

Victor George "Vic" Atiyeh was an American politician. He was the 32nd Governor of Oregon from 1979 until 1987. He was a member of the Republican Party. He was the first elected governor of Arab descent in the United States. He was re-elected aga ...

                                               

David Atlas

David Atlas was an American meteorologist. He was one of the pioneers of radar meteorology. He worked for the US Air Force. He was professor at the University of Chicago and National Center for Atmospheric Research, researcher at NASA and private ...

                                               

Gary Austin

Gary Austin was an American improvisational theatre teacher, writer, and director. He wrote two solo shows, "Church" and "Oil," and performed them coast to coast. His most recent show was "Gary Austin in Word And Song". He was known for directing ...

                                               

Tony Auth

William Anthony Auth Jr., better known as Tony Auth, was an American cartoonist. He was best known for serving as an editorial cartoonist for The Philadelphia Inquirer from 1971 to 2012. His other work includes the comic strip Full Disclosure, wh ...

                                               

George Avakian

George Mesrop Avakian was an American record producer, artist manager, writer, educator and executive. He was best known for his work from 1939 to the early-1960s at Decca Records, Columbia Records, Warner Bros. Records, and RCA Records. He was b ...

                                               

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold is an American hard rock band. The band started in Huntington Beach, California in 1999. The band is sometimes called "A7X", which is a title started by the bands guitarist, Zacky Vengeance. They have a song called "Beast and th ...

                                               

Johnny Bach

John William "Johnny" Bach was an American former professional basketball player and coach. Bach played college basketball at Fordham University and Brown University. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. He was selected by the Boston Celtics i ...

                                               

June Bacon-Bercey

June Esther Bacon-Bercey was an American international expert on weather and aviation. She worked for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service and the Atomic Energy Commission. She was believed to be the f ...

                                               

Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo was an American politician. He was a borough president, United States Representative and candidate for Mayor of New York City. He was the first Puerto Rican to have been elected to these posts and been a mayoral candidate in the co ...

                                               

Bruce Baillie

Bruce Baillie was an American avant-garde cinematic artist. He was the founder of Canyon Cinema in San Francisco in 1961. He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. His best known movie was Castro Street. Baillie died on April 10, 2020 at his home in ...

                                               

Bernard Bailyn

Bernard Bailyn was an American historian, author, and professor specializing in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary-era History. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1953 until his death. Bailyn won the Pulitzer Prize for History twice. In 1 ...

                                               

David Baker (composer)

David Nathaniel Baker Jr. was an American symphonic jazz composer. He worked at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. He has more than 65 recordings, 70 books, and 400 articles to his credit. He was born in Indianapolis, I ...

                                               

Ella Baker

Ella Josephine Baker was an African-American civil rights and human rights activist. She worked alongside some of the most famous civil rights leaders of the 20th century, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, and Mar ...

                                               

Howard Baker

Howard Henry Baker, Jr. was a Senate Majority Leader, Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee, White House Chief of Staff, and a former United States Ambassador to Japan. He worked as a lobbyist and adviser at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & ...

                                               

Jean-Claude Baker

Jean-Claude Baker was a French-American restaurateur. He was born in Dijon, France. He met U.S born French entertainer Josephine Baker while he was working as a bellhop in Paris at the age of fourteen in 1958. He became the last of twelve childre ...

                                               

Steve Baker (illusionist)

Steve "Mr. Escape" Baker was an American comedian and magician. He was best known as an escape artist. He was born in Oakland, California.

                                               

Ken Bald

Kenneth Bruce Bald was an American illustrator and comic book artist. He was born in New York City. He was best known for the Dr. Kildare and Dark Shadows newspaper comic strips. His works were published under the name K. Bruce on the Dark Shadow ...