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Tarkington, Booth(Encyclopedia)Tarkington, Booth (Newton Booth Tarkington), 1869–1946, American author, b. Indianapolis. His most characteristic and popular works were his genial novels of life in small Middle Western towns, incl...
Booth(Encyclopedia)Booth, family prominent in the Salvation Army, founded by William Booth. His wife, Catherine Mumford Booth, 1829–90, whom he married in 1855, played a leading part in the foundation and development ...
Booth, Charles(Encyclopedia)Booth, Charles, 1840–1916, English social investigator, pioneer in developing the social survey method. Aided by the notable social scientist Beatrice Potter Webb, he made an exhaustive statistical ...
Booth, Edwin(Encyclopedia)Booth, Edwin, 1833–93, one of the first great American actors and the most famous of his era, b. Tudor Hall, near Bel Air, Md. After years of touring with his father, Junius Brutus Booth, serving hi...
Booth, William(Encyclopedia)Booth, William, 1829–1912, English religious leader, founder and first general of the Salvation Army, b. Nottingham. Originally a local preacher for the Wesleyan Methodists, he went (1849) to London...
Lunt, Alfred, and Lynn Fontanne(Encyclopedia)Lunt, Alfred, 1893–1977, b. Milwaukee, and Lynn Fontanne fntn´ [key], 1887?–1983, b. Essex, England, American acting couple. Lunt made his debut in Boston (1913), toured in vaudeville, and wo...
Lockwood, James Booth(Encyclopedia)Lockwood, James Booth, 1852–84, American arctic explorer, b. Annapolis, Md. In 1873 he was commissioned second lieutenant in the U.S. army. In 1881, Lockwood joined the arctic expedition of Adolphus...
Booth, Evangeline Cory(Encyclopedia)Booth, Evangeline Cory, 1865–1950, general of the Salvation Army, b. England; daughter of William Booth. At the age of 17, she began evangelistic preaching. She was field commissioner of the Salvati...
Booth, John Wilkes(Encyclopedia)Booth, John Wilkes wlks [key], 1838–65, American actor, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, b. near Bel Air, Md.; son of Junius Brutus Booth and brother of Edwin Booth. He made his stage debut at the...
Booth, Junius Brutus(Encyclopedia)Booth, Junius Brutus, 1796–1852, Anglo-American actor. After experience in the provinces, he appeared at Covent Garden. In 1817, with his portrayal of Richard III, he established himself as a rival .../article>
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