Hoffman

Hoffman

[hof-muhn]
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-, American actor, b. Los Angeles. Not glamorous in the manner of earlier stars, Hoffman began on Broadway, but gained widespread popularity with his first major film, The Graduate (1967). Subsequently, he accepted a series of unusual tragic and comic character roles in such films as Midnight Cowboy (1969), Little Big Man (1976), Papillon (1973), Lenny (1974), Tootsie (1982), and Wag the Dog (1997). He won Academy Awards for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer (1980) and Rain Man (1989). He returned to Broadway in Death of a Salesman (1984) and appeared on the London stage as Shylock in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice (1989).
Hoffman, Malvina, 1887-1966, American sculptor, b. New York City. She was a pupil of Rodin. Of her spirited figures representative examples are Pavlowa gavotte (Stockholm, Sweden) and Russian Dancers. Her portraits include those of John Muir (American Mus. of Natural History, New York City), Ivan Mestrovic (Brooklyn Mus., N.Y.), and busts of Paderewski as artist and as statesman. Her most impressive achievement is a series of 100 bronze portraits of racial types (Hall of Man, Field Mus., Chicago). To procure material for this anthropological gallery, Miss Hoffman traveled about the world for five years. She wrote an account in Heads and Tales (1936); her Sculpture Inside and Out was published in 1939.

(born Aug. 8, 1937, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.) U.S. actor. He acted in off-Broadway plays from 1965 and made his screen debut in The Graduate (1967), a phenomenal hit. He played a remarkable range of characters in films such as Midnight Cowboy (1969), Little Big Man (1970), All the President's Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, Academy Award), Tootsie (1982), Rain Man (1988, Academy Award), and Wag the Dog (1997). Hoffman contributed his vocal talents to computer-animated films such as Kung Fu Panda (2008) and The Tale of Despereaux (2008). He returned to the Broadway stage in a revival of Death of a Salesman (1984), repeating the role for television (1985, Emmy Award), and played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in London (1989) and New York (1990).

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(born Aug. 8, 1937, Los Angeles, Calif., U.S.) U.S. actor. He acted in off-Broadway plays from 1965 and made his screen debut in The Graduate (1967), a phenomenal hit. He played a remarkable range of characters in films such as Midnight Cowboy (1969), Little Big Man (1970), All the President's Men (1976), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, Academy Award), Tootsie (1982), Rain Man (1988, Academy Award), and Wag the Dog (1997). Hoffman contributed his vocal talents to computer-animated films such as Kung Fu Panda (2008) and The Tale of Despereaux (2008). He returned to the Broadway stage in a revival of Death of a Salesman (1984), repeating the role for television (1985, Emmy Award), and played Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in London (1989) and New York (1990).

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Hoffman is a village in Clinton County, Illinois, United States. The population was 460 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Hoffman is located at (38.540238, -89.262943).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 460 people, 182 households, and 133 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,270.4 people per square mile (493.4/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 533.0/sq mi (207.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.26% White, 0.22% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.43% of the population.

There were 182 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $42,115, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $40,625 versus $21,597 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,897. About 0.8% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

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