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Ava Gardner
Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. She was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946)
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Robert Taylor (actor)
Robert Taylor (born Spangler Arlington Brugh; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time. Taylor began his career in films in 1934 when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He won his first leading role the following year in Magnificent Obsession. His popularity increased during the late 1930s and 1940s with appearances in A Yank at Oxford
A Yank at Oxford
(1938), Waterloo Bridge (1940), and Bataan (1943). During World War II, he served in the United States Naval Air Corps, where he worked as a flight instructor and appeared in instructional films. From 1959 to 1962, he starred in the ABC series The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor. In 1966, he took over hosting duties from his friend Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
on the series Death Valley Days. Taylor was married to actress Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
from 1939 to 1951
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Westminster
Westminster
Westminster
(/ˈwɛsmɪnstər, ˈwɛst-/) is an area of central London within the City of Westminster, part of the West End, on the north bank of the River Thames.[1] Westminster's concentration of visitor attractions and historic landmarks, one of the highest in London, includes the Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey
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Guinevere
Guinevere
Guinevere
(/ˈɡwɪnɪvɪər/ ( listen) GWIN-iv-eer; Welsh: Gwenhwyfar  pronunciation (help·info); Breton: Gwenivar), often written as Guenevere or Gwenevere,[1] is, in Arthurian legend, the wife of King Arthur. She first appears as Guanhumara (with many spelling variants in the manuscript tradition) in Geoffrey of Monmouth's pseudo-historical chronicle of British history, the Historia Regum Britanniae, written circa 1136. She is also found in medieval Welsh prose, in the mid-late 12th-century tale Culhwch
Culhwch
and Olwen, as Arthur's wife Gwenhwyfar, sometimes spelled Gwenhwyvar. In medieval romances, one of the most prominent story arcs is Queen Guinevere's tragic love affair with her husband's chief knight, Lancelot
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Southern American English
Southern American English
American English
or Southern U.S. English is a large collection of related American English
American English
dialects spoken throughout the Southern United States, though increasingly in more rural areas and primarily by white Americans.[1] Commonly in the United States, the dialects are together simply referred to as Southern.[2][3][4] Other, much more recent ethno-linguistic terms within American linguistics include Southern White Vernacular English and Rural White Southern English.[5][6] A regional Southern American English
American English
consolidated and expanded throughout all the traditional Southern States since the last quarter of the nineteenth century until around World War II,[7][8] largely superseding the older Southern American English
American English
dialects
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Louis B. Mayer
Louis Burt Mayer (/ˈmeɪ.ər/; born Lazar Meir; July 12, 1884[1] – October 29, 1957; Russian: Лазарь Меир) was an American film producer and co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
studios (MGM) in 1924. Mayer was skilled at developing star actors, including child actors, then placing them in productions, such as musicals or comedies, for which MGM became famous. Under Mayer's management, MGM became the most prestigious film studio, accumulating the largest concentration of leading writers, directors and stars in Hollywood. Mayer was born in the Russian Empire
Russian Empire
and grew up poor in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. He quit school at 12 to support his family and later moved to Boston
Boston
and purchased a small vaudeville theater in Haverhill, Massachusetts
Haverhill, Massachusetts
called the "Garlic Box" as it catered to poorer Italian immigrants
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Loews Cineplex Entertainment
Loews Theatres, also known as Loews Incorporated (originally Loew's), founded on June 23, 1904 by Marcus Loew, was the oldest theater chain operating in North America
North America
until it merged with AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres
on January 26, 2006. From 1924 until 1959, it was also the parent company of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Studios. The Loews name is still used by AMC in many markets. Its slogan was "Thank you for coming to Loews, sit back and relax, enjoy the show!!!", which was used in the chain's theater policy ads from the 1980s through the 1990s, when Sony
Sony
rebranded the chain. The company was originally called "Loew's", after the founder, Marcus Loew
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New York City
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island)Historic colonies New Netherland Province of New YorkSettled 1624Consolidated 1898Named for James, Duke of YorkGovernment[2] • Type Mayor–Council • Body New York City
New York City
Council • Mayor Bill de Blasio
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Wilson, North Carolina
Wilson is a city in and the county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina, United States.[4] Located approximately 40 mi (64 km) east of the capital city of Raleigh, it is served by the interchange of Interstate 95
Interstate 95
and U.S. Route 264. Wilson had an estimated population of 49,610 in 2012, according to the Census Bureau.[5] In the early 21st century, Wilson was ranked as 18th in size among North Carolina’s 500-plus municipalities. From 1990 to 2010, the city population increased by more than 40 percent, primarily due to construction of new subdivisions that attracted many new residents. This has been accompanied by new retail and shopping construction, primarily in the northwestern parts of the city
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Bronchitis
Bronchitis
Bronchitis
is inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs.[1] Symptoms include coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort.[1] Bronchitis
Bronchitis
is divided into two types: acute and chronic.[1]
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Newport News, Virginia
Newport News is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 180,719.[4] In 2013, the population was estimated to be 183,412,[5] making it the fifth-most populous city in Virginia. Newport News is included in the Hampton Roads
Hampton Roads
metropolitan area. It is at the southeastern end of the Virginia
Virginia
Peninsula, on the northern shore of the James River
James River
extending southeast from Skiffe's Creek
Skiffe's Creek
along many miles of waterfront to the river's mouth at Newport News Point on the harbor of Hampton Roads. The area now known as Newport News was once a part of Warwick County
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Baptists
Baptists
Baptists
are Christians
Christians
distinguished by baptizing professing believers only (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and doing so by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling). Baptist churches also generally subscribe to the tenets of soul competency/liberty, salvation through faith alone, scripture alone as the rule of faith and practice, and the autonomy of the local congregation
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English People
The English people
English people
are a nation and an ethnic group native to England who speak the English language. The English identity is of early medieval origin, when they were known in Old English
Old English
as the Angelcynn ("family of the Angles")
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Tobacco
Tobacco
Tobacco
is a product prepared from the leaves of the tobacco plant by curing them. The plant is part of the genus Nicotiana
Nicotiana
and of the Solanaceae
Solanaceae
(nightshade) family. While more than 70 species of tobacco are known, the chief commercial crop is N. tabacum. The more potent variant N. rustica is also used around the world. Tobacco
Tobacco
contains the alkaloid nicotine, which is a stimulant, and harmala alkaloids.[2] Dried tobacco leaves are mainly used for smoking in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and flavored shisha tobacco. They can also be consumed as snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco and snus. Tobacco
Tobacco
use is a risk factor for many diseases, especially those affecting the heart, liver, and lungs, as well as many cancers
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Cotton
Cotton
Cotton
is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium
Gossypium
in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose. Under natural conditions, the cotton bolls will increase the dispersal of the seeds. The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia
Australia
and Africa.[1] Cotton
Cotton
was independently domesticated in the Old and New Worlds. The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile
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American Film Institute
The American Film Institute
American Film Institute
(AFI) is an American film
American film
organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the motion picture arts in the United States. AFI is supported by private funding and public membership.Contents1 Leadership 2 History 3 List of programs in brief 4 AFI Conservatory4.1 Notable alumni5 AFI programs5.1 AFI Catalog of Feature Films 5.2 AFI Life Achievement Award 5.3 AFI Awards 5.4 AFI Maya Deren Award 5.5 AFI 100 Years... series 5.6 AFI film festivals5.6.1 AFI Fest 5.6.2 AFI Docs5.7 AFI Silver
AFI Silver
Theatre and Cultural Center 5.8 The AFI Directing Workshop for Women6 AFI Directors Series 7 In popular culture 8 2017 Sexual harassment allegations 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksLeadership[edit] The institute is composed of leaders from the film, entertainment, business and academic communities
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