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Duncan, Isadora(Encyclopedia)Duncan, Isadora zdôr´ dng´kn [key], 1878–1927, American dancer, b. San Francisco. She had little success in the United States when she first created dances based on Greek classical ar...
Duncan(Encyclopedia)Duncan, city (1990 pop. 21,732), seat of Stephens co., SW Okla., in an oil, farm, and cattle area; inc. 1892. There is an oil industry, and electronics, concrete, and apparel are manufactured. During ...
Yesenin, Sergei Aleksandrovich(Encyclopedia)Yesenin, Sergei Aleksandrovich syrg´ lyksän´drvch ysy´nn [key], 1895–1925, Russian poet. Yesenin was the most popular poet of the early revolution and the object of a considera...
Seldes, Marian Hall(Encyclopedia)Seldes, Marian Hall, 1928–2014, American actress, b. New York City. She studied under Sanford Meisner before making her Broadway debut in Medea (1947). Tall and angular, with a regal bearing and voi...
Forbes, Duncan(Encyclopedia)Forbes, Duncan, 1685–1747, Scottish statesman, known as Forbes of Culloden. As lord advocate of Scotland (1725–37) and lord president of the court of session (1737–47), his influence and diploma...
Grant, Duncan(Encyclopedia)Grant, Duncan (Duncan James Corrowr Grant), 1885–1978, Scottish painter, b. Rothiermurchus, Inverness. He studied at London's Westminster School of Art (1902–4) and Slade School (1907–8) and at ...
Duncan, Robert(Encyclopedia)Duncan, Robert, 1919–88, American poet, b. Oakland, Calif. He was a leading poet of the San Francisco renaissance during the late 1940s. His lyric style contains private allusions, gaps in syntax, a...
Phyfe, Duncan(Encyclopedia)Phyfe, Duncan ff [key], c.1768–1854, American cabinetmaker, b. Scotland. He emigrated to America c.1783, settling at Albany, N.Y., where he was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker. In the early 1790s he...
Elliott, Jesse Duncan(Encyclopedia)Elliott, Jesse Duncan, 1782–1845, American naval officer, b. Hagerstown, Md. In the War of 1812, he helped capture two British vessels on Lake Erie and was made commander of the lake. He began build...
Scott, Duncan Campbell(Encyclopedia)Scott, Duncan Campbell, 1862–1947, Canadian poet, b. Ottawa. He was a civil servant in the Dept. of Indian Affairs from 1879 to 1932, becoming its head in 1913. Scott began publication with The Magi...
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