Category: Biography

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, record producer and actress, known for her roles in the big screen adaptation of ‘Chicago’ and the HBO film ‘Bessie.’ Who Is Queen Latifah? Famed musician and...

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Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle is a British film director whose films include ‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Steve Jobs.’ Synopsis Danny Boyle made his big-screen directorial debut in 1994 with Shallow Grave but was launched into the...

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J.P. Morgan Jr.

J.P. Morgan Jr. was a finance executive who followed in his father’s footsteps to head the firm J.P. Morgan and Co. Synopsis Born on September 7, 1867, in Irvington, New York, John Pierpont Morgan...

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Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was an activist who worked for such social causes as pacifism and women’s suffrage through the prism of the Catholic Church. Synopsis Intrigued by the Catholic faith for years, Dorothy Day converted...

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Calista Flockhart

Actress Calista Flockhart played the title role on the popular television show Ally McBeal. Synopsis Calista Flockhart was born on November 11, 1964, in Freeport, Illinois. She studied drama at Rutgers University. She struggled...

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Pierre Gaultier

Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye is best known for his explorations of the northern U.S. and Canadian provinces. Synopsis Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye is best known for...

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Howard Dietz

Howard Dietz was a songwriter and the creator of the famous MGM lion mascot. Synopsis Howard Dietz was born on September 8, 1896, in New York City. After studying journalism at Columbia University, Dietz...

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Hassan al-Banna

Egyptian Hassan al-Banna was the founder the Muslim Brotherhood, with goals of expelling the British from Egypt and re-establishing the Caliphate. Synopsis Egyptian Hassan al-Banna, born on October 14, 1906, founded the Muslim Brotherhood...

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Julia Tyler

American first lady Julia Tyler, wife of John Tyler, the tenth U.S. president, presided over the White House with charming exuberance for eight months. Synopsis Julia Tyler was born May 4, 1820 in Gardiners...

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Wassily Kandinsky

Russian-born painter Wassily Kandinsky is credited as a leader in avant-garde art as one of the founders of pure abstraction in painting in the early 20th century. Synopsis Born in Moscow in 1866, Wassily...