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Anderson, Dame Judith 1898-1992.
Australian-born actress noted for her roles in the plays of Shakespeare and Eugene O'Neill and for her chilling portrayal of Mrs. Danvers in the 1940 film Rebecca.
Anderson, Margaret Caroline 1886-1973.
American editor who founded and edited The Little Review (1914-1929), an influential literary magazine.
Anderson, Marian 1897-1993.
American contralto. Acclaimed for her renditions of spirituals, she was the first African-American singer to perform at New York City's Metropolitan Opera (1955).
Anderson, Sherwood 1876-1941.
American writer whose often autobiographical works include Winesburg, Ohio (1919).
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(Placename) a river in N Canada, in the Northwest Territories, rising in lakes north of Great Bear Lake and flowing west and north to the Beaufort Sea. Length: about 580 km (360 miles)
1. (Biography) Carl David. 1905–91, US physicist, who discovered the positron in cosmic rays (1932): Nobel prize for physics 1936
2. (Biography) Elizabeth Garrett. 1836–1917, English physician and feminist: a campaigner for the admission of women to the professions
3. (Biography) John. 1893–1962, Australian philosopher, born in Scotland, whose theories are expounded in Studies in Empirical Philosophy (1962)
4. (Biography) Dame Judith, real name Frances Margaret Anderson. 1898–1992, Australian stage and film actress
5. (Biography) Lindsay (Gordon) 1923–94, British film and theatre director: his films include This Sporting Life (1963), If (1968), O Lucky Man! (1973), and The Whales of August (1987)
6. (Biography) Marian. 1902–93, US contralto, the first Black permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company, New York
7. (Biography) Philip Warren. born 1923, US physicist, noted for his work on solid-state physics. Nobel prize for physics 1977
8. (Biography) Sherwood. 1874–1941, US novelist and short-story writer, best known for Winesburg Ohio (1919), a collection of short stories illustrating small-town life
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An•der•son(ˈæn dər sən)
1. Carl David, 1905–91, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1936.
2. Dame Judith, 1898–1992, Australian actress.
3. Marian, 1902–93, U.S. contralto.
4. Maxwell, 1888–1959, U.S. playwright.
5. Sherwood, 1876–1941, U.S. author.
6. a city in central Indiana. 60,720.
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|Noun||1.||Anderson - United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)|
|2.||Anderson - United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)|
|3.||Anderson - United States dramatist (1888-1959)|
|4.||Anderson - United States contralto noted for her performance of spirituals (1902-1993)|
|5.||Anderson - United States physicist who discovered antimatter in the form of an antielectron that is called the positron (1905-1991)|
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