Authors

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor, was an American socialite whose third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions, abdicated his throne to marry her.

Type: Royalty, socialiteNationality: American

Wally Amos

Wallace Wally Amos, Jr. is an American entrepreneur and author from Tallahassee, Florida. He is the founder of the Famous Amos chocolate chip cookie brand. He later co-founded Uncle Wally's muffins. He currently resides in Kailua, Hawaii and also Long Island, New York, where he runs the Chip & Cookie gourmet cookie brand and stores.

Type: BusinessmanNationality: American

Wally George

Wally George, born George Walter Pearch, was an American conservative radio and television commentator. Calling himself the Father of Combat TV he gained national fame hosting the television talk show Hot Seat, which began in 1983 as a local show produced for KDOC, a UHF TV station in Anaheim, Orange County, California.

Type: CelebrityNationality: American

Wally Herger

Walter William Wally Herger, Jr., American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1987, representing California's 2nd congressional district, the largest congressional district by area in California. It covers almost all of interior northern California including, Chico, Redding and Red Bluff.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Wally Lamb

Wally Lamb is an American author known as the writer of the novels She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True, both of which were selected for Oprah's Book Club. He was the director of the Writing Center at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich from 1989 to 1998 and has taught Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of Connecticut.

Type: Author, novelistNationality: American

Wally Schirra

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. was an American test pilot, United States Navy officer, and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury, America's effort to put humans in space. He is the only person to fly in all of America's first three space programs. He logged a total of 295 hours and 15 minutes in space.

Type: AstronautNationality: American

Walshy Fire

Leighton Paul Walsh, better known by his stage name Walshy Fire, (born November 25, 1982) is a Jamaican American DJ, MC and record producer who is better known as part of the dancehall reggae-influenced group Major Lazer alongside fellow DJs Jillionaire and Diplo. Walshy Fire toured with the Black Chiney sound system beginning in 2004. Black Chiney is cited as a significant influence on the evolution of Major Lazer with its mash ups that blend hip hop or R&B rhythms with reggae & R&B artist vocal tracks and its representation of the Jamaican sound system. The subsequent mix tapes that the Black Chiney collective of DJ's, engineers and MC's would develop were the training ground for Walshy to become a remix producer.

Type: musicianNationality:

Walt Alston

Walter Emmons Alston, nicknamed Smokey, was an American baseball player and manager. He was born in Venice, Ohio but grew up in Darrtown. He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he lettered three years in both basketball and baseball and is a member of the University's Hall of Fame. He maintained his residence in Oxford and died there in 1984 at the age of 72.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Walt Disney

Walter Elias Walt Disney was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon, and philanthropist, well known for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. Along with his brother Roy O.

Type: CartoonistNationality: American

Walt Dohrn

Walter "Walt" Dohrn (born December 5, 1970) is an American writer, director, animator, musician, and voice actor. He performed the voice of Rumpelstiltskin in Shrek Forever After, as well as the voices of a van student, Xavier, Principal Pynchley, a nanny dwarf, an evil knight, and a singing villain in Shrek the Third. Dohrn has also worked as writer and director in Season 2 of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Type: writer,animator,musician,voice actor,directorNationality: United States of America

Walt Handelsman

Walt Handelsman (born December 3, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an editorial cartoonist for The Advocate in New Orleans. His cartoons are syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. He has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, in 1997 with the Times-Picayune and in 2007 for Newsday.

Type: cartoonist,journalistNationality: United States of America

Walt Kelly

Walter Crawford Kelly, Jr., or Walt Kelly, was an American animator and cartoonist, best known for the comic strip, Pogo. He began his animation career in 1936 at Walt Disney Studios, contributing to Pinocchio and Fantasia. Kelly resigned in 1941 at the age of 28 to work at Dell Comics, where he created Pogo, which eventually became his platform for political and philosophical commentary.

Type: Cartoonist, animator, poetNationality: American

Walt Mossberg

Walter S. Mossberg (born March 27, 1947) is an American journalist. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern, consumer-focused, technology review and commentary.

Type: writer,journalistNationality: United States of America

Walt Stack

Walt Stack was a hod carrier by trade and an icon of the San Francisco, California, running community by popular acclaim. Stack ran approximately 62,000 miles in his lifetime. Even in his 70s and 80s, Stack ran many more marathons and 50-mile ultramarathons than all but a few of his running peers.

Type: Nationality:

Walt Whitman

Walter Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

Type: PoetNationality: American

Walt Whitman Rostow

Walt Whitman Rostow was a United States economist and political theorist who served as Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964-8.

Type: Nationality:

Walter A. Shewhart

Walter Andrew Shewhart was an American physicist, engineer and statistician, sometimes known as the father of statistical quality control and also related to the Shewhart cycle.

Type: Nationality: