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Open Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883

( rĭkh'ärt väg'nӘr ), 1813–83, German composer, b. Leipzig. Wagner was reared in a theatrical family, had a classical education, and began composing


Recreational and competitive water sport in which a person is pulled across the surface of the water on a wakeboard , usually about 1.2 m/4 ft long

Walken, Christopher, 1943-

US actor. A prolific talent on stage and television, as well as in film, he is particularly known for his convincing portrayals of menacing villains,

Waller, Fats, 1904-1943

Composer, Pianist, Singer, Bandleader Weighing in at over three hundred pounds and standing more than six feet tall, Thomas Wright Waller, a


was used in Europe in the 16th and 17th cent. as an inexpensive substitute for costly hangings. The French developed marbled papers, introduced from

Open Walnut

common name for some members of the Juglandaceae, a family of chiefly deciduous, resinous trees characterized by large and aromatic compound leaves.

Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962

German conductor and pianist. He excelled in the works of Mozart and of Romantic composers, especially Mahler, of whose Lied von der Erde and ninth

Walters, Julie, 1950-

1950- ♦ English actress Born in Birmingham, she trained as a nurse before studying at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and working at the

Walton, William, 1902-1983

English composer. Among his works are Facade (1923), a series of instrumental pieces designed to be played in conjunction with the recitation of

Open Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987

Artist Andy Warhol was born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 6, 1928, to Carpatho-Rusyn immigrants Andrej and Julia Warhola. His