Tippi Hedren Biography

Tippi Hedren was born on January 19, 1930, in New Ulm, Minnesota. In the 1960s, Alfred Hitchcock cast her in The Birds and Marnie. Her later films include Roar (1981), Deadly Spygames (1989) and Citizen Ruth (1996). Also, she’s appeared in a number of television movies. Hedren was found by Alfred ...

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Biography

She is gone on to advocate for kids. As a teenager, she won the National Junior Pentathlon tournaments four years in a row, and received prevalent honours in high school in a variety of sports, including track, basketball and volleyball. Joyner Kersee flourished as a basketball and track and field star, ...

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Doc Holliday Biography

They were the two most well-known faces in what’s considered as the most celebrated conflict of the West: the gunfight in the O.K. Corral, which cemented Holliday’s standing as a legend. He hailed from middle class stock. Holliday was adored by his parents, in particular his mom. Created using a cleft palate, ...

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Winnie Mandela Biography

She was reelected to Parliament in 1999, but stepped down in 2003, under a new fiscal scandal. South Africa was below the system called apartheid, where citizens of native African ancestry were subjected to some severe caste system in which European descendants loved substantially higher rates of wealth, wellbeing and social ...

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Alan Shepard Biography

Alan Shepard was born on November 18, 1923, in New Hampshire. In 1959, Shepard became among the first seven Mercury program astronauts. Shepard died on July 21, 1998. After finishing high school, Shepard registered in the U.S. Naval Academy. Shepard served on the destroyer Cogswell in the Pacific during the second ...

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Dizzy Gillespie Biography

Produced on October 21, 1917, in Cheraw, South Carolina, Dizzy Gillespie, known for his “bloated” cheeks and signature (distinctively angled) trumpet’s bell, got his start in the mid-1930s by working in leading swing groups, including those of Benny Carter and Charlie Barnet. Gillespie died in New Jersey in 1993. Now, ...

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Barbara Jordan Biography

She caught the interest of President Lyndon Johnson, who invited her to the White House to get a preview of his 1967 civil rights message. A groundbreaking African American politician, Barbara Jordan worked difficult to realize her dreams. She grew up in a poor black area in Houston, Texas. The daughter ...

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Roger Maris Biography

Produced on September 10, 1934, in Hibbing, Minnesota, Roger Maris was a multisport star in high school before learning to be a professional baseball player. In 1961, Maris hit 61 home runs to break the 34-year old record held by the great Babe Ruth. The New York Yankees retired his ...

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Christopher Marlowe Biography

Produced in Canterbury, England, in 1564. Marlowe earned his bachelors of arts degree in 1584, but in 1587 the university hesitated in giving him his master’s degree. Its uncertainties (possibly originating from his regular absences, or conjecture which he had converted to Roman Catholicism and would shortly attend school elsewhere) were ...

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George V Biography

King George V of Great Britain was born on June 3, 1865, the unpromising second son of Edward VII. Initially, he sought a livelihood in the British Navy, but the untimely death of his brother, Albert, put him on the throne. Though lackluster in style, he won the devotion of ...

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