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  • Menken — may refer to: Adah Isaacs Menken (1835–1868), an American actress, painter and poet Alan Menken (born 1949), an American musical theatre and film composer and pianist Carol Menken Schaudt (born 1957), a former American basketball player and 1984… …   Wikipedia

  • MENKEN — MENKEN, U.S. family. SOLOMON MENKEN (1787–1853), who was born in Westphalia, Prussia, arrived in the U.S. from Holland in 1820 and soon established a wholesale drygoods business in Cincinnati, where he was one of the first Jewish settlers. His… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Menken — Menken, 1) s. Mencke; 2) Gottfried, geb. 1768 in Bremen, studirte seit 1788 in Jena u. in Duisburg Theologie, wurde 1794 Hülfsprediger in Frankfurt a. M., 1796 Pfarrer der deutsch reformirten Gemeinde in Wetzlar, 1802 in Bremen u. st. hier, seit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Menken — Menken, Gottfried, evang. Theolog, geb. 29. Mai 1768 in Bremen, gest. daselbst 1. Juni 1831, nachdem er in Üdem bei Kleve, in Frankfurt, Wetzlar und seit 1802 in Bremen Pfarrer gewesen war. Zeitlebens ein Feind aller Neologie, hat er durch… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • MENKEN, ALAN — (1949– ), U.S. composer. Born and raised in New Rochelle, New York, Menken was extremely musical as a child, learning to play the piano, violin, guitar, and accordion. However, it was not until he had graduated from New York University with a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • MENKEN (née Theodore\>), ADAH ISAACS — MENKEN (née Theodore), ADAH ISAACS (1835–1868), U.S. actress, known mainly for her flamboyant way of life. The first of her four husbands was a musician, Alexander Isaac Menken, whose name she kept after he divorced her. Her stage career began in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Menken, Alan — ▪ 1997       The prolific composer Alan Menken, whose captivating scores helped invigorate the recent animated feature films of Walt Disney Pictures, collected his seventh and eighth Academy Awards in 1996. He won Oscars for his work in Disney s… …   Universalium

  • Menken, Adah Isaacs — ▪ American actress and poet original name  Ada McCord  born June 15, 1835, Memphis, Tenn., U.S. died Aug. 10, 1868, Paris, France  American actress and poet widely celebrated for her daring act of appearing (seemingly) naked, strapped to a… …   Universalium

  • Menken, Helen — (1901 1966)    She and her sister, actress Grace Menken, were born in New York City to deaf parents. As a child performer, Helen played a fairy in A Midsummer Night S Dream to open the Astor Theatre in 1906, followed by engagements with De Wolf… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • Menken, Adah Isaacs — (1835 68)    American actress. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she achieved notoriety for her role in Mazeppa, a dramatization of Byron s poem …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography