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Held

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Held, Anna, 1873?-1918, American musical comedy actress, b. Paris. She is remembered for her beauty and charm and for her tempestuous off-stage life. After she had small singing and dancing parts in Paris, success came to her when Florenz Ziegfeld (whom she subsequently married) persuaded her to come to the United States to star in the first of his lavish productions, A Parlor Match (1896). She was long a favorite on the New York stage; some of her outstanding performances were seen in The Little Duchess, The Parisian Model, and Miss Innocence.
Held, Julius Samuel, 1905-2002, American art historian, b. Germany. Held immigrated to the United States in 1934. In 1937 he began to teach at Barnard College, where he was professor of art history from 1944 to 1971. Distinguished as a connoisseur of Dutch and Flemish art, he was the author of such works as Rubens in America (with J.-A. Goris, 1947), Flemish Painting (1953), Peter Paul Rubens (1953), Rubens: Selected Drawings (1959), Rembrandt's Aristotle and Other Rembrandt Studies (1969), 17th and 18th Century Art (with D. Posner, 1971), and Rubens and his Circle (1982).
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