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Hackman, Gene (Jan 30, 1931 - )

1930- ♦ US actor Born in San Bernardino, California, he was a Marine and had studied journalism before pursuing acting at the Pasadena Playhouse.


arranging of the hair for decorative, ceremonial, or symbolic reasons. Primitive men plastered their hair with clay and tied trophies and badges into

Halévy, Jacques François (1799 - 1862)

French composer. His music, which consists almost entirely of operas, is brilliant and charming, rather than profound. Halévy's daughter married

Hall, Peter, 1930-

English theatre, opera, and film director. He was director of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon 1960–68 and developed the Royal

Hals, Frans, 1584-1666

( fräns häls ), c.1580–1666, Dutch painter of portraits and genre scenes, b. Antwerp. Hals spent most of his life in Haarlem, where he studied with

Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759

( hăn'dəl ), 1685–1759, English composer, b. Halle, Germany. Handel was one of the greatest masters of baroque music, most widely celebrated for his

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Hang gliding

Sport of flying in unpowered aircraft that are light enough to be carried by the pilot. Takeoff is usually achieved by launching into the air from a

Hanks, Tom

US actor and producer. Known for his early performances in romantic comedies such as Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998), he later

Hanson, Howard, 1896-1981

US composer, whose Swedish ancestry may be reflected in the echoes of Grieg and Sibelius in his music. He studied with the great pedagogue Percy

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Hanukkah commemorates the successful rebellion of the Jews against the Syrians in the Maccabean War of 162 B.C.E ., but the military associations of