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Waldemar Januszczak

Waldemar Januszczak (born 12 January 1954) is a British art critic and television documentary producer and presenter. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he took the same role at The Sunday Times in 1992, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award.

Type: television producer,television presenter,journalist,television director,art criticNationality: United Kingdom

Waldemar Young

Waldemar Young, was an American screenwriter. He wrote for 81 films between 1917 and 1938.

Type: Writer, screenwriterNationality: American

Wale

Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale ( WAW-lay), is an American rapper. He first rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2006 and signed him to Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV and various Black-American-focused magazines. A song called "Ridin' in That Black Joint" was featured in the popular video game Saints Row 2's soundtrack in 2008.

Type: singer,rapperNationality: United States of America

Walead Beshty

Walead Beshty (born London, UK, 1976) is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer.

Type: photographerNationality: United States of America

Walford Bodie

'Dr.' Walford Bodie, whose real name was Samuel Murphy Bodie, was a Scottish showman, hypnotist, ventriloquist and electrical wizard, famous for his 'mock' electrocutions involving a replica of 'The Electric Chair'. He also performed an act of 'Bloodless Surgery', claiming he could use electricity, hypnosis and manipulation to cure 'all kinds of ailments and disabilities.

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Walid Jumblatt

Walid Jumblatt is a Lebanese politician and the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party. He is the most prominent leader of Lebanon's Druze community.

Type: PoliticianNationality: Lebanese

Walid Muallem

Walid Mohi Edine al Muallem (Arabic: وليد محيي الدين المعلم‎; born 13 January 1941) is a Syrian diplomat and Ba'ath Party member who has served as Foreign Minister since 21 February 2006.

Type: politician,diplomatNationality: Syria

Walker Evans

Walker Evans was an American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8x10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are literate, authoritative, transcendent.

Type: PhotographerNationality: American

Walker Percy

Walker Percy was an American Southern author whose interests included philosophy and semiotics. Percy is known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of the dislocation of man in the modern age.

Type: Writer, authorNationality: American

Wallace Beery

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery was an American actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill opposite Marie Dressler, as Long John Silver in Treasure Island, as Pancho Villa in Viva Villa!, and his titular role in The Champ, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Beery appeared in some 250 movies over a 36-year span. He was the brother of actor Noah Beery, Sr.

Type: ActorNationality: American

Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace Delois Wattles was an American author. A New Thought writer, he remains personally somewhat obscure, but his writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

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Wallace Fard

Wallace Fard Muhammad was the founder of the Nation of Islam, an African-American religion and empowerment organization. He arrived in Detroit in 1930 with an obscure background and several aliases, where he taught a distinctive form of Islam among the city's African-American population. He disappeared in 1934 after several disputes with local authorities.

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Wallace Irwin

Wallace Irwin was an American writer. Over the course of his long career, Irwin wrote humorous sketches, light verse, screenplays, short stories, novels, nautical lays, aphorisms, journalism, political satire, lyrics for Broadway musicals, and the libretto for an opera. With his The Julius Caesar Murder Case, he created a subgenre within detective fiction, the mystery novel set in antiquity.

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Wallace Rice

Wallace deGroot Cecil Rice was an American author, lecturer, and poet from Chicago, Illinois.

Type: writer, newspaperman, poetNationality:

Wallace Shawn

Wallace Michael Shawn, sometimes credited as Wally Shawn, is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, author, voice artist, and intellectual. His best-known film roles include Wally Shawn in My Dinner with Andre, Vizzini in The Princess Bride, and debate teacher Mr. Hall in Clueless.

Type: ActorNationality: American

Wallace Stegner

Wallace Earle Stegner was an American historian, novelist, short story writer, and environmentalist, often called The Dean of Western Writers. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1972 and the U.S. National Book Award in 1977 for two of his novels.

Type: Novelist, historianNationality: American

Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955.

Type: PoetNationality: American

Wallace Thurman

Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary journals. He is best known for his novel The Blacker the Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, which explores discrimination within the black community based on skin color, with lighter skin being more highly valued.

Type: novelist, dramatist, columnist, essayist, editor, publisher, intellectualNationality: