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Edward A. Berlin

(b Jacksonville, FL, June 17, 1871; d Wiscasset, ME, June 26, 1938). American lyricist, poet, novelist, anthologist, civil rights leader, and international diplomat. He began his professional life as an educator and lawyer in Florida (one of the early African Americans admitted to the Florida Bar), but in the summer of ...


Daniele Buccio

(b Canton, OH, Aug 18, 1905; d West Redding, CT, July 31, 1978). American composer, violinist, bandleader, recording engineer, and producer. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University, he performed as a light classical violinist in the United States and Europe. During the 1930s he studied conducting with Maurice Frigara in Paris. After a near-fatal car accident in ...


Dale Cockrell

(b Philadelphia, PA, Oct 10, 1802; d New York, July 6, 1864). American poet and librettist. He was a well-known poet, important editor, social figure, and member of the “Knickerbocker” school of New York artists. The New-York Mirror and Ladies’ Literary Gazette and ...


Linda Pohly

(b Brooklyn, New York, April 24, 1942). American popular singer . Her career began in New York City night clubs in the 1960s. Her dramatic style and appealing voice brought engagements on local television and a role in the 1962 Broadway show I Can Get It for You Wholesale...