(1908-1989) US actress. She entered films 1930, and established a reputation as a forceful dramatic actress with Of Human Bondage 1934. Later films included Dangerous 1935 and Jezebel 1938, both winning her Academy Awards; All About Eve 1950; and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? 1962. She continued to make films throughout the 1980s such as The Whales of August 1987, in which she co-starred with Lillian Gish.
Her screen trademarks were a clipped, precise diction and a flamboyant use of cigarettes. Her appeal to female audiences came from her portrayal of willful, fiercely independent women who survived despite the adversities thrown at them.
Bette, 1908, 1989, US-amerik. Filmschauspielerin (»Alles über Eva«).
Jr (1925-1990) US entertainer. His starring role in the Broadway show Mr Wonderful 1956, his television work, and his roles in films with Frank Sinatra’s “rat pack”—among them, Ocean’s Eleven 1960 and Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964—made him a celebrity. He also appeared in the film version of the opera Porgy and Bess 1959. He published two memoirs, Yes I Can 1965 and Why Me? 1989.
Born in New York City, Davis appeared on stage at the age of four and became a member of the Will Mastin Trio 1932. Recognized as one of the best tap dancers in the country, Davis served as an army entertainer during World War II and became a nightclub headliner in the 1950s.
Sammy, junior, 1925, 1990, US-amerik. Sänger, Entertainer u. Trompeter, auch im Film u. Fernsehen.
(Dewey, Jr) (1926-1991) US jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader. He was one of the most influential and innovative figures in jazz. He pioneered bebop with Charlie Parker 1945, cool jazz in the 1950s, and jazz-rock fusion from the late 1960s. His albums include Birth of the Cool 1957 (recorded 1949 and 1950), Sketches of Spain 1959, Bitches Brew 1970, and Tutu 1985.
Miles Dewey, 1926, 1991, afroamerik. Jazzmusiker (Trompete); vom Bebop beeinflußt kam er zum Cool Jazz u. zum Jazz Rock.
(1550-1605) English navigator and explorer. He sailed in search of the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic to the Pacific Ocean 1585, and in 1587 sailed to Baffin Bay through the straits named for him. He was the first European to see the Falkland Islands 1592.
John, um 1550, 1605, engl. Seefahrer; unternahm 1585–87 Fahrten zur Auffindung der Nordwestl. Durchfahrt, entdeckte 1592 die Falklandinseln.