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Gary Snyder Biography

Involved in the Beat movement, Snyder read in the famous Six Gallery reading alongside Allen Ginsberg. In 1956, Snyder moved to Asia to study Zen Buddhism; on the span of a decade he traveled to a variety of states. In 1975, his collection Turtle Island won the Pulitzer Prize. After his ...

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Frank “the Prime Minister” Costello Biography

Produced in Italy on January 26, 1891, Frank “the Prime Minister” Costello began life a slum child, but grew up to direct the Luciano crime family, the strongest crime family in The Big Apple, after former mob leader Lucky Luciano went to prison in 1936. Costello retired as mob leader ...

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George Gurdjieff Biography

G.I. Gurdjieff was born circa 1866 in Alexandropol (present day Armenia). There, he instructed pupils to reintegrate their religious nature using their day-to-day modern lives. Gurdjieff’s followers comprised writers P.L. Travers and Katherine Mansfield. George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, usually called G.I. Gurdjieff, was born in Alexandropol, in the Armenian area of ...

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Julia Mancuso Biography

Produced on March 9, 1984, in Reno, Nevada, Julia Mancuso started skiing competitively at a very young age. At the 2006 Olympic Games, she became the very first American woman in eight years to win a gold medal in a alpine occasion. When she was five years of age, her dad, ...

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E.V. Wilkins Biography

He afterwards helped institute voting rights for black citizens in his county and was elected the very first African American mayor of Roper in the mid-1970s. The recipient of numerous awards, Wilkins expired on June 2, 2002, at age 90. There, he met his future partner, fellow teacher Elizabeth Witherspoon. E.V. Wilkins ...

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Paul Signac Biography

He started his artistic career in 1880 after seeing an exhibit of Monet’s work. A camaraderie with Neo-Impressionist painter Georges Seurat led him to embrace the newest Divisionist style in such works as “The Dining Room,” “Women in the Well” and several seascapes of the French shore. Signac was dedicated ...

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Linda Martell Biography

Produced in South Carolina in 1941, Linda Martell started singing in church at age 5. Brought to country music in a young age, as well as blues, jazz and R&B, Martell got her big break in 1969, when a sensational performance at the Charleston Air Force Base got her a ...

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Alex Ovechkin Biography

The son of well-known Soviet age-sportsmen, Alex Ovechkin was born on September 17, 1985, in Moscow. He is the son of well known Soviet-age sportsmen. His mom, Tatyana, excelled at basketball and was a two time Olympic gold medalist. Ovechkin’s youth was shaped by modesty. Not long after his arrival, he moved ...

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Jane Bolin Biography

She served on the Family Court bench for four decades, advocating for kids and families via external associations at the same time. Her dad was an attorney who headed the Dutchess County Bar Association and cared for the household after his own wife’s sickness and passing, which happened when Bolin was ...

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Tintoretto Biography

Tintoretto was born Jacopo Robusti in Venice, Italy, circa 1518. His vocation as an expert artist ran from the 1530s until his death in 1594. He became known as among the 16th century’s masters of Venetian painting. His fashion was sensational and advanced, and his oeuvre contains many spiritual pictures ...

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