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Jacob Abbott


Jacob Abbott (November 14, 1803 -October 31, 1879) was an American writer of children’s books.

Abbott was born at Hallowell, Maine to Jacob and Betsey Abbott. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1820; studied at Andover Theological Seminary in 1821, 1822, and 1824; was tutor in 1824-1825, and from 1825 to 1829 was professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Amherst College; was licensed to preach by the Hampshire Association in 1826; founded the Mount Vernon School for Young Ladies in Boston in 1829, and was principal of it in 1829-1833; was pastor of Eliot Congregational Church (which he founded), at Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1834-1835; and was, with his brothers, a founder, and in 1843-1851 a principal of Abbott’s Institute, and in 1845-1848 of the Mount Vernon School for Boys, in New York City.

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He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. He died in Farmington, Maine, where he had spent part of his time after 1839, and where his brother, Samuel Phillips Abbott, founded the Abbott School.

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His Rollo Books, such as Rollo at Work, Rollo at Play, Rollo in Europe, etc., are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a representative boy and his associates. In them Abbott did for one or two generations of young American readers a service not unlike that performed earlier, in England and America, by the authors of Evenings at Home, The History of Sandford and Merton, and the The Parent’s Assistant.

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His brothers, John Stevens Cabot Abbott and Gorham Dummer Abbott, were also authors. His sons, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, Austin Abbott, both eminent lawyers, Lyman Abbott, and Edward Abbott, a clergyman, were also well-known authors.

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See his Young Christian, Memorial Edition, with a Sketch of the Author by Edward Abbott with a bibliography of his works.

Other works of note: Lucy Books, Jonas Books, Harper’s Story Books, Marco Paul, Gay Family, and Juno Books.

Roberto Gaston Orci

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Roberto Gaston Orci (born July 20, 1973) is a Mexican-American film producer, television producer and screenwriter.
Orci was born in Mexico City to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother, who left Cuba for Mexico after Fidel Castro came to power.

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He is the older brother of screenwriter-producer J. R. Orci. He was raised in Canada, Texas, and Los Angeles, where he met his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Kurtzman. He attended The University of Texas at Austin.

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His producing credits include Star Trek, The Legend of Zorro, Mission: Impossible III, Transformers, and Cowboys and Aliens. He is the creator alongside with J. J. Abrams and Alex Kurtzman of the FOX hit TV show Fringe.


The Hollywood Reporter listed Orci as one of the 50 most powerful Latinos in Hollywood of 2007.

Orci was invited to be a special guest at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Film credits


Year Film Notes
2005 The Island co-writer (screenplay)
The Legend of Zorro co-writer (screenplay and story)
2006 Mission: Impossible III co-writer (screenplay)
2007 Transformers co-writer (screenplay and story)
2008 Eagle Eye producer
2009 Watchmen uncredited script polish (screenplay)
Star Trek co-writer and executive producer (screenplay and story)
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen writer
The Proposal executive producer
2011 Cowboys & Aliens co-writer, producer

Shamini name means Blissful

Shamini name means Blissful
Local Origin of Name: Hindu/India
From the name Shamini

Meaning: Blissful

Emotional Spectrum .Her emotions get the best of her sometimes!
Personal Integrity .People know her for her good name.
Personality .Modern Maverick.
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Travel & Leisure .Born to travel!
Career & Money .Parents play a major role in her educational career.
Life’s Opportunities .Joy and happiness await this blessed person.

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