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Taylor, Cecil Percival Born 1929.
American pianist and composer who was a leader of the free jazz movement of the 1960s, which emphasized unrestrained, often dissonant improvisation.
Taylor, Charles McArthur Ghankay Born 1948.
Liberian political leader whose tenure as president of Liberia (1997-2003) was marked by widespread conflict and rebellion. In 2012, an international criminal court found him guilty of war crimes committed in Sierra Leone.
Taylor, Edward 1642?-1729.
English-born American Puritan cleric and metaphysical poet. His works, unpublished until 1939, include "God's Determinations Touching His Elect" (c. 1685).
Taylor, Dame Elizabeth Rosemond 1932-2011.
British-born American actress. A childhood star after her appearance in National Velvet (1944), she later won an Academy Award for BUtterfield 8 (1960) and for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
Taylor, Frederick Winslow 1856-1915.
American inventor, engineer, and efficiency expert noted for his innovations in industrial engineering and management.
Taylor, Paul Born 1930.
American choreographer whose avant-garde work includes Three Epitaphs (1956) and Orbs (1966).
Taylor, Zachary Known as "Old Rough and Ready." 1784-1850.
The 12th president of the United States (1849-1850). An army officer in the Black Hawk War (1832) and the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), he became a national hero during the Mexican War (1846-1848), was elected president (1848), and died in office (1850).
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1. (Biography) A(lan) J(ohn) P(ercivale). 1906–90, British historian whose many works include The Origins of the Second World War (1961)
2. (Biography) Brook. 1685–1731, English mathematician, who laid the foundations of differential calculus
3. (Biography) Dame Elizabeth. 1932–2011, US film actress, born in England: films include National Velvet (1944), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Suddenly Last Summer (1959), and Butterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for both of which she won Oscars
4. (Biography) Frederick Winslow. 1856–1915, US engineer, who pioneered the use of time and motion studies to increase efficiency in industry
5. (Biography) Jeremy. 1613–67, English cleric, best known for his devotional manuals Holy Living (1650) and Holy Dying (1651)
6. (Biography) Zachary. 1784–1850, 12th president of the US (1849–50); hero of the Mexican War
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1. (James) Bayard, 1825–78, U.S. poet and travel writer.
2. Jeremy, 1613–67, English prelate and theological writer.
3. Maxwell (Davenport), 1901–87, U.S. army general.
4. Paul (Belville), born 1930, U.S. choreographer.
5. Peter (Hillsman), 1917–94, U.S. short-story writer, novelist, and playwright.
6. Robert Lewis, 1912–98, U.S. biographer, humorist, and newspaperman.
7. Zachary ( “Old Rough and Ready” ), 1784–1850, 12th president of the U.S. 1849–50.
8. a city in SE Michigan. 71,640.
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|Noun||1.||Taylor - United States composer and music critic (1885-1966)|
|2.||Taylor - United States film actress (born in England) who was a childhood star; as an adult she often co-starred with Richard Burton (born in 1932)|
|3.||Taylor - 12th President of the United States; died in office (1784-1850)|
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