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Kabir Akhtar

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Kabir Akhtar

Kabir Akhtar (born January 11, 1975) is an American television director and editor, who won an Emmy Award in 2016. His credits include work for Arrested Development, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, New Girl, Behind the Music, and the Academy Awards. Akhtar is also the creator of The Tool Page [1], the oldest website about the band Tool. He ran the website (also known as "toolshed") from 1994 to 2016; it predated many popular sites, including mainstays Google, YouTube, and Yahoo!.[1][2][3] Akhtar was an early innovator on the web, and gained some notoriety for being the source of several April Fools' Day pranks. Career Before becoming a director, Akhtar began his career as an editor, working primarily on music and documentary series.[4] He has edited ten pilots which were made into series, including Speechless and Alex, Inc. He also directed the pilot episodes of the MTV series 8th & Ocean and the relaunched edition of Unsolved Mysteries.[5] In 2005, while directing for Comedy Central's The Showbiz Show with Dav

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Henry H. Arnold

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Henry H. Arnold

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the ranks of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (1938–1941), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces, the only U.S. Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only officer to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services.[1] Arnold was also the founder of Project RAND, which evolved into one of the world's largest non-profit global policy think tanks, the RAND Corporation, and one of the founders of Pan American World Airways. Instructed in flying by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide, and one of the first three rated pilots in the history of the United States Air Force.[nb 1] He overcame a fear of flying that resulted from his experiences with early flight, supervised the expansion of the Air Service during World War I, and became a protégé of General Billy Mitchell. Ar

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Billy Aronson

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Billy Aronson

Billy Aronson is an American playwright and writer, who originated the concept of the rock opera Rent, which was based on Puccini's opera La bohème.[1] Early life He attended Lower Merion High School and Princeton University. Rent and other plays In 1988, as a playwright he wanted to create "a musical based on Puccini's La Bohème, in which the luscious splendor of Puccini's world would be replaced with the coarseness and noise of modern New York."[2] Although in 1989 he began a collaboration with Jonathan Larson, he provided additional lyrics for Rent, and wrote almost all of the number, "Santa Fe". In addition to Rent, he has written many one act plays such as Of Two Minds, Guilt, Night Rules, and In the Middle of the Night, which was performed as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's 2011 Marathon.[3][4] Other plays by Aronson include Light Years and The News.[5][6] He also helped create musicals such as No Dogs Allowed, and Flurry Tale with Rusty Magee. He has written for many popular children shows

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Ann Wheeler Harnwell Ashmead

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Ann Wheeler Harnwell Ashmead

Ann Wheeler Harnwell Ashmead (born Princeton, New Jersey, October 7, 1929) is an American archaeologist who has co-authored comprehensive catalogues [1] with the archaeologist Etruscologist Kyle Meredith Phillips, Jr. [2][3] about the Greek Vase Painting collections of Bryn Mawr College (1971) and the Rhode Island School of Design (1976). She has also written the main published catalogue for the Antiquities Collection of Haverford College (1999).[4][5][6][7] and many articles on Greek Vases. Education and early career During World War II Ashmead moved with her family from the East Coast to the West to La Jolla, California, while her father Gaylord P. Harnwell, a Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, was directing the U. S. Navy Radio and Sound Laboratory at the Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego and developing FM Sonar for submarines. During the war, she attended The Bishop's School (La Jolla) and afterwards, upon returning East, she graduated from Lower Merion High School. She received he

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Ryan Brooks

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Ryan Brooks

Ryan Brooks (born April 12, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for Tigers Tübingen of the German Basketball Bundesliga. Brooks was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Narberth, Pennsylvania.[1][2] He played college basketball at Temple University. College career As a senior at Temple, Brooks was the team's highest scorer, with an average of 14.3 points per game, and averages of 4.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. He was selected for the all-Atlantic 10 second team and finished his career with 1,225 points.[3] References "WP Sports – Ryan Brooks". NCAA Basketball. The Washington Post. Retrieved April 7, 2014. "Ryan Brooks – 2009-10 Men's Basketball". Temple Owls. Temple University. Retrieved April 7, 2014. "Ryan Brooks Signs Professional Contract with German Club". Temple Owls. Temple University. August 3, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2010. External links Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ryan Brooks. Eurocup Profile German BBL Profile Eurobasket Profi

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Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bean Bryant ( KOH-bee; August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. As a shooting guard, Bryant entered the National Basketball Association (NBA) directly from high school, and played his entire 20-season professional career in the league with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant won many accolades: five NBA championships, 18-time All-Star, 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP), two-time NBA Finals MVP winner. Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time,[3][4][5][6] he led the NBA in scoring during two seasons, ranks fourth on the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists. Bryant was the son of former NBA player Joe Bryant. He attended Lower Merion High School in Pennsylvania, where he was recognized as the top high-school basketball player in the country. Upon graduation, he declared for the 1996 NBA draft and was selected by the Charlotte Horn

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Jim Brogan (basketball)

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Jim Brogan (basketball)

James Riley Brogan (born February 24, 1958) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, he played collegiately for the West Virginia Wesleyan College. He played for the San Diego Clippers (1981–83) in the NBA for 121 games. He is currently coaching basketball players, primarily working on their shooting form. He has also trained with professional sports figures to improve their balance and coordination. External links Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com

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James H. Billington

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James H. Billington

James H. Billington (June 1, 1929 – November 20, 2018)[1] was a leading American academic and author who taught history at Harvard and Princeton before serving for 42 years as CEO of four federal cultural institutions. He served as the 13th Librarian of Congress after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, and his appointment was approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. He retired as Librarian on September 30, 2015.[2] Life Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Billington was educated in Philadelphia-area public schools. He was class valedictorian at both Lower Merion High School and Princeton University, where he graduated with highest honors in 1950. Three years later, he earned his doctorate from Balliol College of the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar and student of the philosopher Isaiah Berlin.[1][3] Following service with the U.S. Army and the Office of National Estimates, he taught history at Harvard University from 1957 to 1962 and subsequently at Princeton University, whe

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Al Bonniwell

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Al Bonniwell

Alfred Eugene Bonniwell (October 6, 1911 – March 8, 2002) was an American basketball player. An early professional in the National Basketball League, he was also an All-American college player at Dartmouth. Bonniwell played two seasons for the Akron Firestone Non-Skids, averaging 5.1 points per game in 39 contests.[1] Bonniwell served in the U.S. Army in both World War 2 and the Korean war, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He moved to Alexandria, Virginia in 1961, and retired from the Army in 1967 as a colonel. He then worked as an employment counselor for the Virginia Employment Commission's Falls Church from 1968-1978. He married his wife Maxine (1922-2007) in 1949. They remained married until Al's death, and had two daughters (Linda and Debra, and one son, Ronald.[2] In 2010, Bonniwell was posthumously inducted into the Lower Merion High School Basketball Hall of Fame, as the first alumnus of the school to play professional basketball.[3] References "Alfred Bonniwell basketball-reference.com profile".

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Mark Gerban

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Mark Gerban

Mark Gerban (born November 30, 1979) a former professional rower. He is notable as the first rower in history to represent the State of Palestine at the World Championships. Competing in the Lightweight Men's Single, he had the highest placed World Championship finish (16th) of a Palestinian athlete in any sport (excluding Special Olympics events). Early life and education Gerban was born to a Jewish mother and Palestinian father[1][2] in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gerban graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania in 1998. While there he was taught to scull by Coach Harold Finigan. In 2003, he graduated from Drexel University with a triple major in Production Operations Management, Economics, and International Business. From 1998 until 2001 he was a member of AEPi[3] While at Drexel on an athletic scholarship, he competed with the NCAA Division I Varsity Swimming program, where he was a multiple America East Conference Swimming Champion.[4] He also managed to become a m

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Anna Frangiosa

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Anna Frangiosa

Annie A-Bomb and The Devil's Advocate of Cabaret Red Light 2009 Anna Frangiosa ("Annie A-Bomb") is a Philadelphia-based theater artist, costume designer, burlesque performer, director, instructor and model. Education and Early Life Frangiosa went to Lower Merion High School and graduated in 1993. She then studied design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Anthropology at Temple University. Costume Design Work Frangiosa has designed and built costumes primarily for new plays. Including for InterAct Theatre Company, B.Someday Productions, Brat Productions, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Lantern Theater Company, and many other theater and dance companies. Performance History Frangiosa began her burlesque career with the Peek-A-Boo Revue and performed with them from 1998 to 2005. She founded the troupe Revival Burlesque in 2007. Revival is known for its sketch comedy mixed with sexy strip tease.[1] Revival has been called "Saturday Night Live with boobs" in the Philadelphia City Paper.[2][3] Frangiosa w

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Lita Indzel Cohen

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Lita Indzel Cohen

Lita Indzel Cohen (born December 20, 1940) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Cohen is a 1958 graduate of Lower Merion High School.[3] She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1965.[3] Her husband, Stanley, is Senior Counsel with Fox Rothschild in Philadelphia.[4] She was the first woman elected to the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission and served as Lower Merion Township Commissioner for eight years.[5] She was first elected to represent the 148th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1993. She was the Republican nominee in the November 6, 2001 special election in the 17th senatorial district to succeed Richard Tilghman, who retired on August 31, 2001. She lost to fellow State Representative Connie Williams.[6] She did not run for re-election for her House of Representatives seat in 2002 and was succeeded by fellow Republican Melissa Mu

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Joe Conwell

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Joe Conwell

Joseph Stanislaus Conwell (born February 24, 1961) is a former American football offensive tackle who played two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft. He played college football at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.[1] Conwell was also a member of the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars of the United States Football League.[2][3] He is the brother of singer Tommy Conwell.[4] References "JOE CONWELL". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved November 14, 2014. First Impressions Pay Off For Eagles' Conwell Archived 2016-06-09 at the Wayback Machine `No. 79` Gets Call Against The Bears Cataldi, Angelo (September 3, 1986). "First Impressions Pay Off For Eagles' Conwell". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on June 9, 2016. Retrieved June 8, 2016.CS1 maint: unfit url (link) External link

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Bobbito Garcia

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Bobbito Garcia

Robert "Bobbito" Garcia (born September 25, 1966), also known as DJ Cucumber Slice[1] and Kool Bob Love,[2] is an American DJ, author, streetball player, streetball coach, and member of the Rock Steady Crew. He is known as a former co-host of hip hop radio show The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show, alongside Adrian "Stretch Armstrong" Bartos, from 1990 until 1999. He later moved to Washington, D.C., where he currently hosts a new podcast on NPR called What's Good? alongside Bartos. Early life Garcia attended Lower Merion High School[3][4][5][6] and Wesleyan University (class of 1988).[7] Music career Garcia in 1997 Bobbito initially started as an intern at Def Jam Records.[7] From 1990-98, Garcia co-hosted The Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Show on Columbia University's WKCR. It featured exclusive demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from many then-unsigned hip hop artists such as Nas, Big Pun, Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Cam'ron, DMX, Wu-Tang Clan, Fugees, Talib Kweli, Big L and The Notorious B.I.G

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Dylan Gelula

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Dylan Gelula

Dylan Nicole Gelula (born May 7, 1994)[1] is an American actress who is best known for her role of Xanthippe on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. She is also known for her work in television on Casual, Jennifer Falls, and Chasing Life. In 2016, Gelula made her film debut as the lead actress with romantic drama film First Girl I Loved, directed by Kerem Sanga. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and won the audience award for Best Of NEXT. Gelula's performance in the film as Anne received rave reviews from various critics.[2] She has since appeared in the films Flower, Support the Girls, Under the Eiffel Tower, and Her Smell. Early life Gelula was born on May 7, 1994 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[3] She was raised in Reform Judaism.[4] She attended Lower Merion High School and recalls having a difficult time in high school, having been "very lonely, but very comfortable being alone," and showed up to school so infrequently that she was forced to either repeat her senior year or drop out.[3][5][

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Scott Barry Kaufman

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Scott Barry Kaufman

Scott Barry Kaufman (born June 3, 1979) is an American humanistic psychologist, author, podcaster, and popular science writer known for his research and writing on intelligence, creativity, and human potential. Most media attention has focused on Kaufman's attempt to redefine intelligence.[1][2][3] Kaufman has taught at Columbia University, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere. He is creator and host of The Psychology Podcast, author of the column Beautiful Minds at Scientific American, and author and/or editor of nine books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind (with Carolyn Gregoire), and Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization. Kaufman won the 2011 Daniel E. Berlyne Award from Division 10 of the American Psychological Association for outstanding research on aesthetics, creativity, and the arts by a junior scholar,[4] and is a 2011-2012 recipient of the Mensa International Award for Excellence in Research.[5] He i

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Will Kohler

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a retired American soccer midfielder who was a member of the United States U-17 men's national soccer team at the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship. He won the 1991 USYSA U-16 championship with F.C. Delco. He is a general partner with Summerhill Venture Partners. Soccer Kohler graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania where he was a three time All State soccer player. He was a 1991 and 1992 High School All-American.[1][2] He is a member of the Lower Merion Soccer Hall of Fame.[3] During high school, he also played for F.C. Delco from 1990 to 1995. In 1995, Delco went to the 1991 U-16 USYSA National Youth Championship game where Kohler scored in Delco's 2-0 victory over Countryside F.C.[4][5] Kohler attended Harvard University, where he played on the men's soccer team from 1993 to 1996.[6] He graduated in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In February 1997, the MetroStars selected Kohler in the second round (fifteenth overall) of the 1997 MLS College Draft. They

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Alexander Haig

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Alexander Haig

Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. (December 2, 1924 – February 20, 2010) was the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and the White House chief of staff under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.[1] Prior to these cabinet-level positions, he retired as a general from the United States Army, having been Supreme Allied Commander Europe after serving as the vice chief of staff of the Army. Born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Haig served in the Korean War after graduating from the United States Military Academy. In the Korean War, he served as an aide to General Alonzo Patrick Fox and General Edward Almond. After the war, he served as an aide to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. During the Vietnam War, Haig commanded a battalion and later a brigade of the 1st Infantry Division. For his service, Haig was a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.[2] In 1969 Haig became an assistant to National Security Adviser Henry Kissin

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B. J. Johnson (basketball)

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B. J. Johnson (basketball)

Robert "B. J." Johnson Jr. (born December 21, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for La Salle and Syracuse. High school career Johnson is the son of Robert Johnson, who played basketball at La Salle University from 1986 to 1990. B.J. grew up outside Philadelphia and attended Lower Merion High School, Kobe Bryant's alma mater.[1] He had 22 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Chester High School in the 2013 state championship. Johnson was a top 100 high school prospect.[2] College career Johnson originally committed to Syracuse out of high school. He averaged 4.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore. After the season, he decided to transfer to La Salle. He explained that coach John Giannini told him he would be an impact player after sitting out the requisite year.[1] Johnson scored 35 points in a December 2016 win ov

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Dan Gross

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Dan Gross

Dan Gross is an American public relations and crisis communications professional[1] who previously wrote a gossip column for the Philadelphia Daily News.[2] His work has previously appeared in magazines such as Rolling Stone and Anthem and he published two fanzines, Scenester! and Deal With It, in the 1990s.[3] Gross is a graduate of Lower Merion High School and Temple University. In 2009 he became President of The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia Local 10.[4] Gross formerly played bass in the band None More Black and is currently a member of Renegade. Notes "Gross Communications - Gross Communications". Gross Communications. Retrieved 2016-06-07. "Dan Gross - philly.com - Philly". www.philly.com. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2009-09-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "Inquirer, Daily News Parent Files for Bankruptcy".

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Howard Lassoff

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Howard Lassoff

Howard Alan Lassoff (15 October 1955 in Philadelphia – 7 February 2013) was an American-Israeli basketball player. He also played in Israel for 14 years. Initially interested in tennis, Lassoff grew to 6 feet 10 inches. He became interested in basketball while a student at Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. He became the starting center on the Lower Merion Team. In 1974 his high school team competed in the Central League first Half Championship.[1] Lower Merion lost in the final game. While in high school, Lassoff starred as a gold medal winner for the US in the 10th Maccabiah games in Israel, where his coach was Dolph Schayes.[2] Lassoff went on to play college basketball on a scholarship at Division I American University in Washington, D.C. His coach was Philadelphian Jimmy Lynam, who would eventually coach at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers and the Philadelphia 76ers. He was a four-year varsity letterman and a three-year starting c

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Iain Levison

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Iain Levison

Iain Levison is a Scottish-American writer born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1963. Biography Levison graduated from Villanova University, where he received an English degree that became part of the premise for his first commercial success, the memoir A Working Stiff's Manifesto. Since that book's publication in 2002, he has published six additional books, mainly fast-paced crime novels with themes such as economic inequality, workers' rights, alienation, and gun control in the United States. Since the Layoffs was published by Soho Press in July 2003, followed by Dog Eats Dog, from Bitter Lemon Press in October 2008,[1] and How To Rob An Armored Car, published by Soho Press a year later in October 2009. Levison's writing is known for crisp sentences and at times acerbic wit. The Cab Driver, in French Arretez-Moi La, was published in French by Liana Levi, ed., in May 2012. The novel is loosely based on the 2002 kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart, told from the perspective of a fictional simulation of Richard Ricci,

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Beatrice B. Magee

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Beatrice B. Magee

Beatrice B. "Bebe" Magee is an American biochemist and geneticist with expertise in molecular mycology and fungal genetics. She earned her B. A. in chemistry from Brandeis University in 1962 and her M. A. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964. She has been co-author on over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and an invited speaker at scientific meetings including Woods Hole and Cold Spring Harbor courses as well as at professional mycology societies. Early life and education Born Beatrice Eve Buten[1] in Merion, Pennsylvania to parents known for their collection of Wedgwood porcelain, Magee grew up in a home which served as the Buten Museum, displaying what was then the largest collection of Wedgwood porcelain in the US.[2] After graduating from Lower Merion High School, she attended Brandeis University majoring in chemistry,[1] where she undertook research into crustacyanin in the laboratory of William Jenks. Her work on this protein, responsible for the red formation

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Rob McCord

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Rob McCord

Robert Maxwell McCord (born March 5, 1959) is an American politician who served as the Treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 2, 2009 to January 30, 2015. On January 30, 2015 he announced his resignation effective immediately.[2] On February 17, 2015, McCord pleaded guilty to two counts of extortion.[3] A member of the Democratic Party, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania in the 2014 election. Early life and education McCord was born on March 5, 1959 in California. When he was 10 he moved to Ardmore, Pennsylvania and later attended Lower Merion High School. After graduating from Lower Merion High, McCord took a year off and then went to Harvard College. At Harvard he did one year abroad and went to Trinity College in Ireland and (back at Harvard) met Leigh Alexandra Jackson, his future wife. McCord also obtained an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania before he moved to Washington, D.C. McCord traveled back to Pennsylvania and set up home in Narbert

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Aron Magner

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Aron Magner

Aron Magner (born April 23, 1976) is a Philadelphia-based musician best known as the keyboardist and founding member of The Disco Biscuits. Magner and The Disco Biscuits have been instrumental in bringing live and studio improvisational, electronic-based music to the forefront of the live music scene and, increasingly, to popular culture.[1] Early life From a young age, Magner was classically trained on the piano.[2] Magner was enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania before more aggressively pursuing a career as a musician.[3] Career Magner's early musical influences included jazz and classical music, and led him to formal piano training.[4] Soon after, he discovered David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Doors, and similar artists. All of these influences remain present and noticeable in Magner's style to this day and, ultimately, help steer the various bands and projects he is involved with.[5] After graduating from Lower Merion High School, Magner enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania, where Marc Browns

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Nancy Meyers

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Nancy Meyers

Nancy Jane Meyers (born December 8, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. She is the writer, producer and director of several big-screen successes, including The Parent Trap (1998), What Women Want (2000), Something's Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), It's Complicated (2009) and The Intern (2015).[1] Early life Meyers was born in Philadelphia,[2] to father, Irving Meyers, an executive at a voting machines manufacturer, and mother, Patricia Meyers (née Lemisch),[3] an interior designer who also worked as a volunteer with the Head Start Program and the Home for the Blind.[4] The younger of two daughters, she was raised in a Jewish household in the Drexel Hill area.[5] After reading playwright Moss Hart's autobiography Act One at the age of twelve, Meyers became interested in theater and started to act in local stage productions. Her interest in screenwriting did not emerge until she saw Mike Nichols' film The Graduate in 1967.[5] Meyers attended Lower Merion High School in Lower

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Darryl Reynolds

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Darryl Reynolds

Darryl Reynolds (born October 13, 1993) is an American basketball player for Start Lublin in the Polish Basketball League. He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats. Early life and high school career Reynolds was born in Philadelphia, the son of Rabia Sulayman and Darryl Reynolds, Sr. His siblings are Lailah, Malikah, Milan and Cannon. He attended Lower Merion High School and played AAU Basketball 1st for the Sharon Knights AAU then for Philly Pride.[1] Coming into his senior season, his best college offer was Division II Holy Family University, but as the season went on he began to get Division I looks.[2] As a senior in 2011–12, he averaged 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game, improving those numbers to 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5.3 blocks in the PIAA playoffs. He led the Aces to Pennsylvania Class AAAA state championship game and was a first-team All-Central League and first-team All-Main Line selection. Reynolds did a postgraduate year at the Worcester Academy, where

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Michael S. Rosenfeld

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Michael S. Rosenfeld

Michael Stuart Rosenfeld (June 28, 1934 – March 25, 2010) was a talent agent, movie producer, and co-founder of Creative Artists Agency.[1] He was of Jewish descent.[2] Early life Rosenfeld was born in Philadelphia to Maxwell S. Rosenfeld, who became a Pennsylvania state senator, and Edith Rosenfeld. He graduated from Lower Merion High School and Pennsylvania State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree.[3] Career In 1975, Rosenfeld, Michael Ovitz, Bill Haber, Ron Meyer, and Rowland Perkins left the William Morris Agency left to form CAA.[3] Death He died of respiratory failure at a Santa Monica, California hospital.[3] Notes Nelson, Valerie J. (2010-03-30). "Michael S. Rosenfeld dies at 75; was founding partner of Creative Artists Agency". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-03-30. Brook, Vincent. From Shtetl to Stardom: Jews and Hollywood: Chapter 1: Still an Empire of Their Own: How Jews Remain Atop a Reinvented Hollywood. Purdue University Press. p. 10. "Michael S. Rosenfeld, Agen

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Sam Proof

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Sam Proof

Samuel "Sam" Proof (born May 24, 1973) is an American actor and writer known for his role as Raz on the television series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!,[1][2] and for his award-nominated webseries The Sam Proof Show and The Path to Publication.[3][4] Proof was born in New Jersey and raised in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, where he attended Lower Merion High School. He moved to Los Angeles in January 2000. While in Los Angeles, he has spent many years in the entertainment industry working on independent films and both reality and documentary television shows. Ford selected Proof as a Fiesta Agent for the 2011 Ford Fiesta Movement.[5] Moderated the 'Celebrate the Web 2' Forum in San Diego, Comic Con 2010 [6] Filmography Year Title Role Notes 2009 Ocean Front Property Cowboy 2008 Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Raz Principal 2007 SamProof Show Various 2007 Path to Publication Himself 2007 Pesto Nick Stage Year Title Role Notes 2009 I am Munc

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Andrew Sherman

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Andrew Sherman

Andrew J. Sherman (born September 5, 1961) is a corporate and transactional lawyer and author.[2] Sherman is currently a senior partner at the Washington, DC office of the law firm Seyfarth Shaw. Additionally, he is an Adjunct Professor for the MBA programs at McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University[3] as well as at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park.[4] Sherman has written 26 books including Road Rules.[5] Early life Sherman grew up in West Philadelphia.[6] He attended Lower Merion High School.[7] In 1983, he graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Arts degree and in 1986 he earned his Juris Doctor degree from American University, Washington College of Law [8][9] Career Lawyer After running his own firm for several years,[10] Sherman served as a partner in the Washington, DC offices of such large law firms as Greenberg Traurig,[11] McDermott Will & Emery,[12] and Dickstein Shapiro.[13] In February 2009, Sherman joined

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Jonathan Schanzer

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Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer is an American author and senior vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.[1] Professional overview He was a Research Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.[2] Views on Hamas In a research paper titled "The Talibanization of Gaza: A Liability for the Muslim Brotherhood", Schanzer wrote that while Ismael Haniyeh officially denied that Hamas intended to establish an Islamic emirate, since the 2007 coup, the Gaza Strip has exhibited the characteristics of Talibanization, whereby the Islamist organization imposed strict rules on women, discouraged activities commonly associated with Western or Christian culture, oppressed non-Muslim minorities, imposed sharia law, and deployed religious police to enforce these laws.[3] Publications "Hamas vs. Fatah: The Struggle for Palestine", Palgrave Macmillan (November 11, 2008) ISBN 0-230-60905-8.[4] "Al-Qaeda's Armies: Middle East Affiliate Groups & The Next Generation of Terror", Washington I

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Paul Scull

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Paul Scull

Paul Thomas "Butterball" Scull, Sr. (September 4, 1907 – December 11, 1997) was an American football player. Considered a triple-threat man while playing for Penn from 1926 to 1928, he was a consensus first-team All-American halfback in 1928. Early years Born in New Jersey, Scull moved with his family to Lower Merion, Pennsylvania as a boy.[2] He played high school football at Lower Merion High School from 1922 to 1924, helping lead the team to a 26-0-1 record during his three years as a player.[3] Penn Newspaper cartoon of Scull, November 1928 Scull played at the halfback and punter positions for the University of Pennsylvania from 1926 to 1928. In November 1927, he was elected to serve as the captain of Penn's 1928 football team.[4] He was a consensus first-team All-American in 1928.[5][6] He holds Penn's all-time record with 312 all-purpose yards in a game.[6] Later years Scull was one of 11 All-American football players to appear in the 1930 film "Maybe It's Love".[7] He became a physical educat

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Matt Snider

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Matt Snider

Matthew Kale Snider (born on January 26, 1976, in Des Moines, Iowa) is a former American football fullback from the University of Richmond. He graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Science and Health. The Carolina Panthers offered him an NFL free agent contract in the spring of 1999. He spent the summer in Charlotte and went through three mini-camps with the club, but they released him after the third. The Green Bay Packers then offered him a two-year contract in July 1999,[1] and Snider made the roster as the back-up fullback and special teams performer after coming into camp as the fourth-string fullback. One highlight of his career at Green Bay was a 66-yard touchdown reception at Lambeau Field.[2] He played two seasons for Green Bay, they released him at the start of the 2001 season,[3] and the Minnesota Vikings picked him up soon after. Snider played four games with the Vikings before they released him, and for the rest of the 2001 season he was not on a roster. The newly formed Hou

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Lynn Sherr

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Lynn Sherr

Lynn Sherr (born March 4, 1942) is an American broadcast journalist and author, best known as a correspondent for the ABC news magazine 20/20. Life Sherr was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College. She was a freelance host at WNET-TV in New York City, then staff. She worked for the Associated Press and WCBS-TV. In 1977, she was the guest host of the MacNeil–Lehrer Report while Robert MacNeil was absent, and has hosted a number of PBS specials. In 1983–85 she was a reporter/editor for Condé Nast. In 2008, she left the television network ABC after working with them for 31 years. She is the author of Outside the Box: A Memoir, published in September 2006, which chronicles her life on and off TV, including her husband's death from cancer as well as her own battle with colon cancer.[1][2] She received a 1994 George Foster Peabody Award along with producer Alan B. Goldberg for the "Hunger Inside" a 20/20 documentary about

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Jay Sigel

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Jay Sigel

Robert Jay Sigel (born November 13, 1943) is an American professional golfer. He enjoyed one of the more illustrious careers in the history of U.S. amateur golf, before turning pro in 1993 at age 50, when he became a member of the Senior PGA Tour, now known as the PGA Tour Champions. Early years Born and raised in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Sigel grew up playing golf at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He attended high school at Lower Merion High School in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. From there he moved on to Wake Forest University, where he was a member of the golf team, and graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1967. Business career and personal life Sigel was considering a professional golf career while in college, but injured his arm in an accident. He decided on a career in insurance, while competing in high-level amateur golf. Sigel developed his own successful insurance business in the Philadelphia area for over 30 years. He recently sold the business to Century Business Service

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Jan Peter Toennies

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Jan Peter Toennies

Professor Jan Peter Toennies (born 3 May 1930) is an American scientist and former director of the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (formerly named the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of German immigrant parents. Education Lower Merion High School, Lower Merion, Pennsylvania 1948, Amherst College, Amherst, MA., B.A. 1952, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, Ph.D. in chemistry 1957. Fulbright student in Göttingen 1953–1954. Professional record 1957–1962 DFG Stipendium with Prof. W. Paul, Physics Institute, University of Bonn, Germany. 1962–1965 Scientific assistant to Prof. W. Paul, Physics Institute, University of Bonn. 1965–1967 Privat-Dozent, Physics Institute, University of Bonn. 1967–1968 Dozent, Physics Institute, University of Bonn. 1965–1974 Visiting Professor, Institute for Physical Chemistry, Göteborg University. 1969–1998 Appointment to Scientific Member of the Max-Planck-Society and Director at the Max-Planc

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Garrett Williamson

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Garrett Williamson

Garrett Williamson (born June 15, 1988) is a Canadian-American professional basketball player for the London Lightning of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL). Born in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, Williamson played high school basketball for Lower Merion and college basketball at Saint Joseph's. While at college he was named twice in the Atlantic 10's all-defensive team. Williamson has played professionally in the NBA Development League, the National Basketball League of Canada, Germany and Greece. In Canada he was named NBL Canada Canadian of the Year in 2014. Early life and career Williamson helped Lower Merion High School to win the PIAA state title in 2006.[1] He finished his career at Lower Merion with 1,349 points, at the time second only to Kobe Bryant.[2] At the time of his graduation, Williamson was the school's only player to be named twice in the all-state first team.[2] College career Williamson committed to Saint Joseph's, after considering offers from Richmond and Temple.[2] As a fr

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Shirley Jane Vernon

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Shirley Jane Vernon

Shirley Jane Vernon (December 9, 1930 - February 27, 2011) was an American architect and architectural educator in Pennsylvania.[1] She was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1976.[2] Early life and education Born in 1930 in Mt. Kisco, NY, Vernon was the daughter of Joseph Harry Vernon and Marion (Maher) Vernon. She graduated from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania and received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1953. Career in architecture After graduation in 1953, Vernon began employment in the architectural firm of Vincent G. Kling, who specialized in commercial designs. She started a private practice in 1968 and from 1974 to 1976 she also served as a project manager at The Ballinger Company in Philadelphia. Her clients included the Philadelphia Department of Recreation, the University of Pennsylvania, Rosemont College, and Philadelphia Health Services, Inc.[3] Vernon was registered to practice in Pennsylvania and held a Nat

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Ilya Zhitomirskiy

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Ilya Zhitomirskiy

Ilya Zhitomirskiy (12 October 1989 – 12 November 2011)[1] was a Russian-American software developer and entrepreneur. Zhitomirskiy was a co-founder and developer of the Diaspora social network and the Diaspora free software that powers it. Biography Early life Zhitomirskiy was born on 12 October 1989, in Moscow, Soviet Union, to Alexei Medovikov and Inna Zhitomirskaya. Both his father and maternal grandfather are mathematicians. In 2000, his family emigrated to the United States, eventually settling outside Philadelphia, where he graduated from Lower Merion High School in 2007. Zhitomirskiy first attended Acton-Boxborough Regional High School in Acton, Massachusetts. He then studied mathematics, economics and computer science at Tulane University, University of Maryland, and New York University. In his free time, Zhitomirskiy unicycled and was a competitive ballroom dancer.[1] Diaspora At NYU, he studied computer science at The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, where he met the three friends wit

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