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Open Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014

originally Betty Joan Perske 1924- ♦ US film actress Born in New York City, she became a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her

Bacharach, Burt

( băk'Әrăk´´ ), 1928–, American composer, arranger, and conductor, b. Kansas City, Mo. He began his career playing piano with jazz bands in the 1940s

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788

German composer. He was the third son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He introduced a new ‘homophonic’ style, light and easy to follow, which influenced

Open Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

German composer. A master of counterpoint , his music represents the final stage of the baroque polyphonic style. His orchestral music includes the

Open  Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992

1910–92, English painter, b. Dublin. A self-taught artist, Bacon rejected abstraction in painting to explore a repertoire of strange, fractured, and

Open Badminton (Game)
Badminton (Game)

Racket game similar to lawn tennis but played on a smaller court and with a shuttlecock (a half sphere of cork or plastic with a feather or nylon

Open Baez, Joan
Baez, Joan

Jacqueline Edmondson is associate dean for undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. She

Open Bagpipes
Bagpipes

musical instrument whose ancient origin was probably in Mesopotamia from which it was carried east and west by Celtic migrations. It was used in

Open Baird, John Logie, 1888-1946
Baird, John Logie, 1888-1946

Scottish electrical engineer who pioneered television. In 1925 he gave the first public demonstration of television, transmitting an image of a

Open  Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, June 3, 1906; died April 12, 1975, Paris, France. Born Freda Josephine McDonald, the woman who would grow up to become a