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Anna Harrison Biography

Anna Harrison was born on July 25th, 1775 near Morristown, New Jersey. Despite her dad’s disapproval, she secretly wed William Henry Harrison in 1795. The couple had ten children, five of whom died early in life. Anna became First Lady in 1841 when her husband was elected the 9th President ...

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Werner Herzog Biography

More lately, Herzog directed Rescue Dawn (2006) with Christian Bale. He also directed several documentaries, including 2011’s Into the Abyss. Produced Werner Herzog Stipetic in Munich, Germany, on September 5, 1942, renowned director Werner Herzog spent his early years in a little Bavarian town called Sachrang. In his early teens, ...

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Edwin S. Porter Biography

In 1897, he devised the Beadnell film projector. He afterwards invested in his own movie gear firm, but the 1929 stock market crash put him out of business. In the 1930s he worked on home movie cameras. He expired on April 3, 1941, in NYC. The son of a furniture ...

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Abraham Zapruder Biography

Produced in Russia in 1905, Abraham Zapruder immigrated to America as a teen. He first arrived in Brooklyn, Ny, where he was employed in the garment company. He eventually started up his own dress business called Jennifer Juniors, Inc. He sold the rights to the movie to LIFE magazine. Zapruder ...

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Linda Brown Biography

Because she was made to go an important distance to elementary school because of racial segregation, her dad was among the plaintiffs in the case of Brown v. Board of Education, with the Supreme Court opinion in 1954 that school segregation was unlawful. Brown has lived in Topeka as an ...

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Mýa Biography

Other hits have followed, such as the No. 1 remake of “Lady Marmalade,” with the vocalist also pursuing a screen profession with jobs like Chicago, Shall We Dance? and Dancing with the Stars. Produced on October 10, 1979, in the Washington, D.C., place to a musical family, Ma Marie Harrison ...

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Sam Riley Biography

Other movie roles followed, including parts in Franklyn, Brighton Rock as well as the Jack Kerouac version On the Road. Riley can also be featured in the vampire play Byzantium as well as the fairytale upgrade Maleficent. He attended Uppingham boarding school in Rutland and began to investigate playing work, ...

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John Singleton Biography

John Singleton was born January 6, 1968 in La, California. In 1991, his movie Boyz n the Hood won him an Academy Award nomination for The Best Director. He followed the triumph with Poetic Justice in 1993 and Higher Learning in 1995. Following works include 1997’s Rosewood, 2000’s Shaft remake ...

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David Tennant Biography

Produced in the Bathgate section of West Lothian, Scotland, on April 18, 1971, David Tennant included playing at an extremely young age. After playing in school plays and attending drama school, he went to work with the stage, as well as in movie and television. He was cast as the ...

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Chris Kelly Biography

After being found in 1990, Kelly and his buddy, Chris Smith, became the rap duo Kris Kross. The duet became known for wearing their clothes back and for their popular 1992 tune, “Jump.” Kelly was just 34 years old when he died on May 1, 2013, in Atlanta. The cause ...

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