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DiMaggio, Joe(Encyclopedia)DiMaggio, Joe (Joseph Paul DiMaggio)dmj´, –mäj´ [key], 1914–99, American baseball player, b. Martinez, Calif. One of the most charismatic of 20th-century sports figures, Joltin'...
Clark, Joe(Encyclopedia)Clark, Joe (Charles Joseph Clark), 1939–, prime minister of Canada (1979–80), b. High River, Alta. He entered the Canadian House of Commons from Alberta in 1972 and became leader of the Progressiv...
Bonanno, Joe(Encyclopedia)Bonanno, Joe (Joseph Bonanno), 1905–2002, American crime boss nicknamed Joe Bananas, b. Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. He came to the United States illegally in 1924, settled in Brooklyn, and soon...
Frazier, Joe(Encyclopedia)Frazier, Joe (William Joseph Frazier), 1944–2011, African-American boxer, b. Beaufort, S.C. Known for a brawling style and devastating left hook, Smokin' Joe won Olympic gold in 1964 and turned prof...
Montana, Joe(Encyclopedia)Montana, Joe (Joseph Clifford Montana)mntn´ [key], 1956–, American football player, b. New Eagle, Pa. After playing at Notre Dame Univ., he starred (1979–93) for the San Francisco 49ers of ...
Hill, Joe(Encyclopedia)Hill, Joe, 1879–1915, Swedish-American union organizer; b. Sweden, as Joel Hägglund, also called Joseph Hillström. He came to the United States in 1902 and worked as a miner and a longshoreman, wh...
Namath, Joe(Encyclopedia)Namath, Joe (Joseph William Namath)n´mth [key], 1943–, American football player, b. Beaver Falls, Pa. Namath's brilliance as a quarterback at the Univ. of Alabama earned him a three-year no-cut...
Paterno, Joe(Encyclopedia)Paterno, Joe (Joseph Vincent Paterno)ptûr´n [key], 1926–2012, American football coach, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. A former quarterback at Brown Univ., he joined (1950) the coaching staff at Pennsylvani...
Torre, Joe(Encyclopedia)Torre, Joe (Joseph Paul Torre, Jr.), 1940–, American baseball player and manager, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Torre first played major league ball as a catcher for the Milwaukee Braves (1960–68), then moved...
Orton, Joe(Encyclopedia)Orton, Joe, 1933–67, English playwright, b. John Kingsley. After studying acting, he wrote farcical comedies noted for their cynical humor. His plays include The Ruffian on the Stair (1963), Enterta...
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