Sunday, 30 June 2019

807) Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822 –1893). 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881. He served also as an American representative and governor of Ohio. Hayes was a lawyer and staunch abolitionist who defended refugee slaves in court proceedings in the antebellum years. During the American Civil War, he was seriously wounded while fighting in the Union Army.

- "He was 5’8″ had blue eyes and reddish-brown hair. He weighed 170 pounds."…/19th-potus-rutherford-b-hayes-b…/

- "... Hayes was a handsome fellow with red hair and blue eyes and had been a popular general in the Civil War..."…

- "The auburn hair of his youth turned a dark brown and then white."

Saturday, 29 June 2019

806) Caroline Louise Dudley

Caroline Louise Dudley (1857 – 1937). American silent film and stage actress who found fame on Broadway through collaborations with impresario David Belasco. She was a strikingly beautiful and vivacious performer, known as "The American Sarah Bernhardt", who continued to act under her married name, Mrs. Leslie Carter, even after her sensational divorce.
Carter's ascendancy in the theatrical world was fictionalized and sensationalized in Lady with Red Hair (1940), portrayed by Miriam Hopkins. Claude Rains portrayed David Belasco. 

- "Caroline Louise Dudley was born in Lexington, Kentucky, where her beauty, red hair and tempestuous nature led to a stage career..."…

- "She attended the Cooper Seminary in Dayton, where her abundant red hair earned her the nickname Carrot Top."…

- "It was said she was not beautiful, but had red hair down to her knees, one shade hotter than Titian, with a temperament to match."…

- "Critics found promise in her fiery red hair, green eyes, and willowy figure, though her performance was considered a tad unrestrained."…/…/carter-mrs-leslie-1862-1937

- "Needing an income and following up on a long-held urge to act on stage, she approached Broadway showman David Belasco, who described her as "a pale, slender, red-haired girl with a pair of green eyes.…/bernard-a-drew-our-berkshires-st…

Friday, 28 June 2019

805) Solomon Schechter

Solomon Schechter (1847 – 1915). Moldavian-born American rabbi, academic scholar and educator, most famous for his roles as founder and President of the United Synagogue of America, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and architect of American Conservative Judaism.

- "With a large shock of red hair, he had an engaging robustness about him... Mignon Rubenovitz, the wife of prominent Conservative Rabbi Herman Rubenovitz , mentions both the red hair and the temper: 'He had blue eyes and red hair, ...quick to anger."…/Solomon_Schechter_Missing_Person

- "In his youth his leonine head was covered with a shock of curly auburn hair, repeated in the beard he kept as trim as its texture would allow."…

- "With his full beard, his curly red hair and his thick Yiddish accent..."…

Thursday, 27 June 2019

804) Fawzi al-Qawuqji

Fawzi al-Qawuqji (1890 – 1977). Leading Arab nationalist military figure in the interwar period, based in Germany, and allied to Nazi Germany during World War II, who served as the Arab Liberation Army (ALA) field commander during the 1948 Palestine War.

- "Like the blue eyes and red hair el-Husseini, with his scarred face, his thick neck and his closely cropped red hair, el Kaukji bore a closer resemblance to a Prussian officer than to an Arab chief."…/…/fawzi-el-kaukji.html 

- "With red hair and blue eyes, he looked more German than Arab."…

803) Amin al-Husseini

Mohammed Amin al-Husseini (c. 1897 – 1974). Palestinian Arab nationalist and Muslim leader in Mandatory Palestine.
He was the scion of a family of Jerusalemite notables, who trace their origins to the eponymous grandson of Muhammad.

- "Al-Hajj Amin, twenty-one years old and with unusually red hair and deep blue eyes, was the spirit of the young Palestinians' movement."…

- "Husseini, with his red hair and blue eyes, appears to have been an exception."…/hitlers-mufti-the-dark-leg…

- "Hajj Amin, a striking figure with blue eyes, reddish hair and a trimmered beard, belonged to one of Jerusalem's most illustrious Arab families."…

 - "And Amin al-Husseini, the grand mufti of Jerusalem who managed to end the 1936 Arab strike and guerrilla attacks overnight while British forces in Palestine proved powerless, was a “short, cautious and rather delicate-looking man with red hair, blue eyes and a lisp”.…/10/british-french-france-arab

802) Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker

Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker (1898 – 1949). American journalist and author.
In 1931, as a correspondent for the New York Evening Post and the Philadelphia Public Ledger, he won the Pulitzer Prize for "a series of articles on the practical operation of the Five Year Plan in Russia".

-"He was nicknamed "Red" from the color of his hair.

- "One of the best known was Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker, a red-haired, hard-charging Texan..."…

- "Knickerbocker had a shock of red hair that made him easy to recognize even at a distance."…

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

801) Ion Antonescu

Ion Antonescu (1882 – 1946). Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician who, as the Prime Minister and Conducător during most of World War II, presided over two successive wartime dictatorships. After the war, he was convicted of war crimes and executed.

- "In time, the reputation of being a tough and ruthless commander, together with his reddish hair, earned him the nickname Câinele Roșu ("The Red Dog")."

- "... headed by a tall, red-haired World War I cavalry officer, General Ion Antonescu..."…

- "With a severe expression, a bony face, red-haired, rather short, the first feeling that Antonescu arose around him was anxiety..."…/Tome_X_no.2/7Silviu_Miloiu.pdf

Sunday, 23 June 2019

800) Carlotta Grisi

Carlotta Grisi (born Caronne Adele Josephine Marie Grisi; 1819 – 1899). Italian ballet dancer. Born in Visinada, Istria (present-day Vižinada, Croatia), she was trained at the ballet school of Teatro alla Scala in Milan and later with dancer/balletmaster Jules Perrot. She was especially noted for her performance in the classic role of "Giselle".

- "Her talent, as well as her stunning red hair and violet eyes, enchanted poet and critic Théophile Gautier, who sang her praises in the press and also became her ardent admirer."…/enc…/grisi-carlotta-1819-1899

799) Pierina Legnani

Pierina Legnani (1868 – 1930). Italian ballerina, considered one of the greatest ballerinas of all time.
She was titled prima ballerina for La Scala in 1892, before moving to St Petersburg in 1892, where she reached fame dancing with the Tsar's Imperial Ballet at the Maryinsky Theatre until 1901.
Under the direction of famous ballet choreographer Marius Petipa, Legnani originated numerous roles including, 'Cinderella' in 1893, 'Swan Lake' in 1895, 'Raymonda' in 1898, and 'Carmargo' in 1901. She is widely reputed to be the first ballerina to perform 32 fouettés en tournant in the coda of the Grand Pas d'action of the ballet Cinderella. Legnani herself denied this claim, saying “I never did 32; I could barely manage 24.”
She is the first ballerina to be appointed prima ballerina assoluta.

- "She is auburn haired, of medium height, with a pleasant expression, lively facial features and merry eyes."…

798) Janet Reed

Janet Reed (1917 - 2000). American ballerina.

- "The blue-eyed, red-haired Janet Reed was ideally cast."…/2000/mar/13/guardianobituaries

- "... San Francisco audiences were enchanted with Reed, a petite, red-haired, blue-eyed dancer who embodied the American girl next door."…/…/gallery/reedj2.html

- "But London was no more willing than New York to accept this 'little red-haired ballerina, a sweet little thing...'."…

Thursday, 20 June 2019

797) John MacBride

John MacBride (sometimes written John McBride; 1868 –1916). Irish republican and military leader executed by the British for his participation in the 1916 Irish Easter Rising in Dublin.
In 1903 he married Maud Gonne and the following year they had a son, Seàn. They separated in 1905.

- "His red hair and long nose led to him being given the nickname "Foxy Jack".

- "Yeats biographer R. F. Foster describes John MacBride as red-haired, heavy drinking, physically brave..."…

- "On that initial glance he appeared a wiry, soldierly-looking man with red hair and skin burnt brick-red..."…

796) Maud Gonne

Maud Gonne MacBride (1866 – 1953). English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish descent, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She also actively agitated for Home Rule.
She was a member of the magical organisation Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
In 1903 she married John MacBride and the following year they had a son, Seàn. They separated in 1905.

- "She was young, twenty-two, tall with flaming red hair..."…/poe…/yeats/josephinehart/aboutyeats.html

- "Maud Gonne was six feet tall with a figure and face to match, and golden crown of red hair. She was classed among the great beauties of her era."…/maud-gonne-nationalist-revolut…

- "Maud Gonne was presented at the viceregal court in Dublin the following year, and, with her striking height (she was nearly six feet tall) and red-gold hair, her beauty made an immediate impression."…/encyclo…/gonne-maud-1866-1953

- "At 6 foot tall, with masses of auburn hair and fiery eyes, she was considered majestically beautiful and would spend her life fighting tirelessly for the cause of Irish Independence."…/intera…/maud-gonne-macbride/

 - "According to his biographer R F Foster, Maud Gonne appeared to Yeats "majestic, unearthly… Immensely tall, bronze-haired, with a strong profile and beautiful skin, she was a fin-de-siecle beauty in Valkyrie mode".

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

795) Stella Dìaz Varìn

Stella Díaz Varín (1926 – 2006) also known as 'La Colorina' (The Redhead). Chilean poet of the Generation of '50. Her unprecedented deep and philosophical style, as well as his controversial personality, marked a before and after in Chilean poetry.

- "One of Neruda's persistent admirers, who rarely took no for an answer, was the poet Stella Dìaz Varìn, red-haired like Matilde."…

- "The aspiring poet finds a muse in the form of the real-life red-haired and bombastic poet Stella Díaz Varín.

- "They called her La Colorina because of her red hair."…

- "... appeared before me shaking her amazing head of red hair, a sanguine mass that reached below her waist."…

794) Sviatoslav Richter

Sviatoslav Richter (1915 – 1997). Ukrainian pianist of Russian-German origin, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He is known for the "depth of his interpretations, his virtuoso technique, and his vast repertoire."

- "He was very fair, red-haired, awfully thin and impetuous.…/nina-dorliac-i-met-…

- "They met in 1943, the “gracefully graphic” Nina Dorliak and the young Sviatoslav Richter “with his red, red hair, very thin and terribly impetuous”, is how she remembers him."…/nina_dorliak_…/index.php…

- "Only the pianist Richter was a serious rival. The only resemblances between the two were their unquestionable greatness, their admiration of each other and their red hair."…