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Gwendolyn, 1917–2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
Phillips, 1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and pulpit orator.
Van Wyck [van -wahyk], /væn ˈwaɪk/, 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
a male given name.



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Geraldine . born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
Mel, real name Melvyn Kaminsky . born 1926, US comedy writer, actor, and film director. His films include The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1996)
(Troyal) Garth. born 1962, US country singer and songwriter; his bestselling records include Ropin' the Wind (1991) and Scarecrow (2001)
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