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1. J(oseph) M(allord) W(illiam). 1775--1851, British landscape painter; a master of water colours. He sought to convey atmosphere by means of an innovative use of colour and gradations of light
2. Nat. 1800--31, US rebel slave, who led (1831) Turner's Insurrection, the only major slave revolt in US history: executed
3. Robert Edward III, known as Ted. born 1938, US broadcasting executive and yachtsman; chairman of Turner Broadcasting (1970--96), founder of Cable News Network (1980), and vice-chairman of Time Warner from 1996
4. Tina, real name Annie Mae Bullock. born 1940, US rock singer who performed (1958--75) with her then husband Ike Turner (born 1931) and later as a solo act. Her recordings include "River Deep, Mountain High" (1966) and "Simply the Best" (1991)