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Open Jackson, Andrew (1767 - 1845)
Jackson, Andrew (1767 - 1845)

The seventh American president, Andrew Jackson, is called by many historians the first popularly elected president of the United States. His first

Jackson, Glenda (1936 - )

1936- ♦ English actress and Labour politician She was born in Birkenhead, Cheshire, became a student at RADA, and made her theatrical debut in

Open Jackson, Jesse (1941 - )
Jackson, Jesse (1941 - )

Among the most dramatic social movements in American history, the civil rights crusade has been powered as much by charismatic leaders as by

Jackson, Mahalia (1911 - 1972)

Gospel Singer Born Mahalia Jackson on October 26, 1912, in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was nicknamed “Halie.” The third of six children, Jackson grew

Jackson, Michael (1958 - 2009)

US singer and songwriter. A pop icon since the 1970s, he was known for his videos and live performances, containing precisely choreographed dance

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965

An unsparing, even fierce, social critic; a densely allusive satirist; and a writer whose fictions draw on thorough study, both of English literature

Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (1824 - 1863)

After Lee the most mythologized Confederate general of the Civil War, Jackson died shortly after leading one of his trademark idiosyncratic flanking

Jacobi, Derek (George) (1938 - )

English actor. His powerful and sensitive talent has ensured a succession of leading roles in Shakespearean and other mainly serious drama on stage,

Jacobsen, Arne (1902 - 1971)

Danish architect and designer. One of the major figures of Scandinavian architecture, he introduced the ideas of the modernist pioneers Le Corbusier

Open Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)
Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)

Born a slave in Edenton, North Carolina, Harriet Jacobs underwent severe trials before escaping to the North and publishing her narrative about the