Ilene Susan Graff is an American actress and singer. The Queens, New York native began her professional career as a teenager when she performed as a background singer and commercial actress while attending Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, she graduated from Ithaca College in 1970. Graff's Broadway credits include Promises, Grease, I Love My Wife, her television work includes Barnaby Jones, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, Three's Company, Lewis & Clark, St. Elsewhere. From 1985 until 1990, she played what is her best known role, Marsha Owens, the wife of Bob Uecker's character, George, in the sitcom Mr. Belvedere. In addition to her roles on television, Graff appeared in the motion picture Ladybugs playing the girlfriend of Rodney Dangerfield and mother of Jonathan Brandis, her recent screen credits include films The Things We Carry, Ma-i pa-deo, Loving Annabelle. Graff is the daughter of a member of the musical group The Pied Pipers. While performing in Grease she met and married composer Ben Lanzarone, they have one daughter, born 1983.
Graff is the older sister of Tony Award-nominated actor, film producer, film director and former Short Circus member Todd Graff and cousin of Tony winner Randy Graff. She serves as the spokesman for the AMC Cancer Research Center. Hart of Dixie.... Ellen Aim The Things We Carry.... Ellen Aim My Father.... Nancy Parker... aka Ellen Aim Loving Annabelle.... Mother Immaculata Living with Fran.... Jessica Haunted.... Emily Eastway South Pacific.... Singing Ngana... aka Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific Touched by an Angel.... Gloria Brewer Abandoned and Deceived Sisters.... Cynthia Ladybugs.... Bess Walter & Emily.... Dr. Barbara Morris Opposites Attract.... Frannie Mr. Belvedere.... Marsha Cameron Owens Jury Duty: The Comedy.... Marilyn Worth... aka The Great American Sex Scandal New Love, American Style.... Love at First Sight/Love and the Judge St. Elsewhere.... Heidi Brechman Earthlings.... Jane Lassiter The Paper Chase.... Carolyn Three's Company.... Daphne Smith Charley's Aunt.... Kitty Verdun Remington Steele....
Ivy Shapiro Madame's Place.... Gloria Beecham Meade Mork & Mindy.... Tracy /Receptionist... Lewis & Clark.... Alicia Lewis Laverne & Shirley.... Monique Dobson Beulah Land.... Annabel Davis Angie.... Debbie Supertrain.... Penny Whitaker Barnaby Jones.... Stephanie Capello Official website Ilene Graff at the Internet Broadway Database Ilene Graff on IMDb
Johann Michael Graff
Johann Michael Graff, was a German Rococo sculptor and plasterer. Among his most celebrated decorations are those at Schönhausen Palace and Rundāle Palace, Latvia. Johann Michael Graff came from a family of stucco decorators from Bavaria; the family had been members of the so-called Wessobrunner School. Johann Michael Graff however seems to have moved to Brandenburg at some point and was influenced by the decorative style predominant in and around Berlin at the time, he probably made decorations for Schönhausen Palace before being hired by the Duke of Courland, Peter von Biron, to decorate his residences in present-day Latvia. He is known to have decorated Rundāle Palace for the Duke, he made lavish stucco decorations for Põltsamaa Castle in present-day Estonia, as well as in Kabala Manor in the same country
Graff (lunar crater)
Graff is a small lunar impact crater that lies along the southwestern limb of the Moon. It is located to the west of the Vallis Bouvard depression in the southern part of the ejecta blanket that surrounds the Mare Orientale impact basin. To the south-southwest is the smaller crater Catalán; the outer rim of this crater is circular, with a slight outward protrusion along the southern side. The rim and inner walls are not eroded, slope downward to a ring of accumulated debris surrounding the interior floor; the bottom is somewhat irregular, with a tiny crater near another to the northeast. Because of its location, this crater is viewed obliquely by observers on the Earth, its visibility can be affected by libration; this crater lies within a 630 km wide impact basin of Nectarian age. By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint, closest to Graff
Ludwig von Graff
Ludwig Graff de Pancsova, more known as Ludwig von Graff, was an Austrian zoologist born in Pancsova. In 1871 he received his medical degree in Vienna, afterwards studying zoology at the University of Graz. In 1872 he was an assistant at the zoological institute in Strasbourg, where he worked with Eduard Oscar Schmidt. In 1873 he relocated to Munich as an assistant to Karl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, gaining his habilitation during the following year. In 1876 he became a professor at the Academy of Forestry in Aschaffenburg, from 1884 was a professor of zoology at the University of Graz. Here he expanded the institute of its library. In 1896-97 he was rector of the university. Graff was a leading expert on Turbellaria remembered for research of its morphology and biological systematics, he gathered material for his studies on numerous expeditions, which included journeys to Ceylon and Java, the Arctic Ocean and North America. With Victor von Ebner and others, he founded the Gesellschaft für Morphologie und Physiologie.
He was a co-founder of the Deutschen Zoologischen Gesellschaft. The 1910 International Congress of Zoologists at Graz elected him an honorary president Monographie der Turbellarien. Deutsche Biographie Works by or about Ludwig von Graff at Internet Archive
Patricio Andrés Graff is an Argentine retired footballer who played as a left back. He is managing Primera B de Chile side Coquimbo Unido. Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Graff represented Rosario Central, Feyenoord, FC Den Bosch, Sporting de Gijón, Rayo Vallecano, CD Numancia, Hércules CF and Club de Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, in a 15-year senior career. From 2002 to 2005, while in Spain, he experienced three relegations from La Liga. In that country, in which he played nearly one decade, Graff appeared in 300 official matches, 94 of those in the top division. Argentine League statistics Beijen profile Patricio Graff at BDFutbol
Garrett M. Graff is an American journalist and author, he is a former editor of Politico Magazine, editor-in-chief of Washingtonian magazine in Washington, D. C. and instructor at Georgetown University in the Masters in Professional Studies Journalism and Public Relations program. Graff was raised in Montpelier, Vermont; as an undergraduate at Harvard University, Graff was an editor of the Harvard Crimson. He held internships at ABC News' Political Unit and Atlantic Monthly, he served as deputy national press secretary on Howard Dean's presidential campaign. He took a job as the Vice President of Communications at EchoDitto, Inc. a Washington, D. C.-based technology consulting firm. Graff ran FishbowlDC for the blog Media Bistro. In 2005, Graff became the first blogger to receive credentials to cover the White House. Graff and Katherine Frances Birrow were married in Barnard, Vermont in 2013; the First Campaign. Farrar and Giroux. 2007. ISBN 9780374155032. OCLC 474017210; the Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller's FBI and the War on Global Terror.
Little and Company. 2011. ASIN B0047Y1766. Angel Is Airborne: JFK's Final Flight From Dallas. 2003. ASIN B00G3GNUXO. Raven Rock: The Story of the U. S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself --. Simon & Schuster. 2017. ISBN 9781508237877. OCLC 980878943. Official website
Anton Graff was an eminent Swiss portrait artist. Among his famous subjects were Friedrich Schiller, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Heinrich von Kleist, Frederick the Great, Friederike Sophie Seyler, Johann Gottfried Herder, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Moses Mendelssohn and Christian Felix Weisse, his pupils included Philipp Otto Runge and Karl Ludwig Kaaz. Anton Graff was born as the seventh child of the craftsman Ulrich Graff and Barbara Graff née Koller at Untertorgasse 8 in Winterthur, Switzerland. In 1753 Graff started studying painting at the art school of Johann Ulrich Schellenberg in Winterthur. After three years he left Winterthur for Augsburg. There he worked with the etcher Johann Jakob Haid. However, only one year he was forced to leave Augsburg, he was too successful. The members of the local painters guild feared his competition. With a letter of recommendation from Johann Jakob Haid, he moved to Ansbach where he found employment with the court painter Leonhard Schneider until 1759. Graff travelled to Munich to study the paintings in the different collections.
In 1759 he went back to Augsburg and moved to Regensburg. In 1765 he went back to Zurich, it was there where he received an invitation from Christian Ludwig von Hagedorn, the newly appointed Director of the established Dresden Art Academy, to apply for a post at the Dresden Art Academy. Graff hesitated to do so, he thought. To give Hagedorn an impression of his talent he sent a self-portrait to Dresden; the self-portrait arrived on 16 January 1766, in Dresden. It was so well received that only one day Hagedorn worked out Graff's employment contract. On 7 April 1766, Graff arrived in Dresden where he was appointed court painter and teacher for portrait painting at the Dresden Art Academy, a post he kept for life although he got better paid offers at other academies, among others in Berlin. In early 1788, the Prussian Minister Friedrich Anton von Heynitz made Graff the financially attractive offer to work for the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. On 7 May 1789, Graff informed Count Camillo Marcolini, general director of the Dresden Art Academy, about this.
Marcolini reacted straight away. On 20 June 1789, Graff was appointed Professor for portrait painting at the Dresden Art Academy. Graff made portraits of nearly 1,000 of his contemporaries and was the leading portrait painter in Germany in the late 18th and early 19th century. Graff was the main portrait painter of German poets between the Enlightenment and the early Romantic periods. Many of them were his friends, like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe whom he met in Dresden in 1768. Graff was the favourite portrait painter of the German, Russian and Baltic nobility. Among others he portrayed Stanislaw Kostka Potocki, his most important clients included Catherine the Great of Russia and Frederick the Great of Prussia. His portrait of Frederick the Great is regarded as his masterpiece; the painting is exhibited at Schloss Charlottenburg. Frederick the Great never posed for Graff. However, Graff got the authorization to watch the troops parade in 1781; this was the chance for Graff to study the physiognomy of the King and this was the base to paint the best known portrait of Frederick the Great.
Graff was very popular with the landed gentry, diplomats and scholars. He portrayed many of them. While painting a portrait, Graff always focused the light on the person's face. In Graff's portraits it was always the face that got the attention and the light, except when the sitter was a lady. In that case he focused on the lady's décolleté. Graff was a master of shadow, his role model in this context was Ján Kupecký. In comparison with the calmness of the ladies the gentlemen in his portraits appear serious and reserved, he knew how to paint dresses and draperies of different materials and colours in a natural way. His role model in this field was the French court painter Hyacinthe Rigaud. In 1765/66 Graff portrayed Elisabeth Sulzer in a blue silk dress with silver laces and fur collar and borders. In his early years, Graff did hardly paint any background details in his portraits, he kept the background monochrome. However, in his years he paid more attention to the background, he painted the sitter in outdoor surroundings, as was the fashion at that time in England.
The price for a portrait by Graff was calculated by size and details of the sitter's clothes. That it was not always easy for Graff to portrait the famous of the time shows the remark he made while painting Friedrich Schiller: "He cannot sit still." Graff was much in demand. He could live a comfortable life with his income. In 1769 Graff met Philipp Erasmus Reich, a well known bookseller and publisher in Leipzig. Reich became a good friend of Graff, he engaged him to portrait his scholar friends. In September 1771, Graff travelled to Berlin and portrayed Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in Johann Georg Sulzer's apartment. Lessing's comment on his portrait was: "Do I look that nice?" In Berlin Graff portrayed Moses Mendelssohn and Johann Georg Sulzer, his future father-in-law. In his years Graff turned to painting landscapes and developed further a sparkling manner of painting that anticipated Impressionism. Philipp Otto Runge and Caspar David Friedrich were influenced by his work. Graff was a sociable person.
He cultivated friendships with many of his sitters, business partners and colleagues such as the Polish engraver Daniel Chodowiecki, the Swiss painters Salomon Gessner and Adrian Zingg and the Saxon engraver Johann Friedrich Bause. Bause reproduced many of Gra