James Madison Biography

James Madison  Among America’s Founding Fathers, James Madison helped construct the U.S. Constitution in the late 1700s. Produced in 1751, Madison grew up in Orange County, Virginia. His dad, James, was a successful planter and possessed more than 3,000 acres of property and dozens of slaves. He was likewise an influential ...

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Thurgood Marshall Biography

Thurgood Marshall – Miniature Biography (TV14; 2:13) Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the United States Supreme Court. He was also among the top Civil Rights crusaders of the 20th Century. Produced on July 2, 1908, in Baltimore, Maryland, Thurgood Marshall studied law at Howard University. ...

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Jawaharlal Nehru Biography

The Nehru Gandhi Dynasty – Complete Episode (TV14; 45:26) The life and work of activist and airy Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi was the inspirational origin of the Nehru political dynasty. They’ve kept sovereignty for India at a high personal price. In 1947, Pakistan was made as a fresh, independent state for ...

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Napoleon Biography

Napoleon – Miniature Biography (TVPG; 3:35) Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in France. He revolutionized military organization and training, sponsored Napoleonic Code, reorganized instruction and created the long lived Concordat with the papacy. He died in 1821 in St. Helena. Among the very most recognized leaders in the annals ...

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Buddy Guy Biography

Buddy Guy was created on July 30, 1936, in Lettsworth, Louisiana. Muddy Waters found Guy while playing at nightclubs in Chicago, and helped him find work in the 708 Club. Guy recorded hits in the 1960s through the ’80s. In 2003, he released his first acoustic guitar blues record. Guy was ...

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Pat Nixon Biography

Although she received much less publicity for her efforts, Pat received many gifts of precious furniture and art for the White House more than Jacqueline Kennedy would receive several years afterwards. Her nickname, Pat, was given to her by her dad, William, who promised Irish origins and wished to celebrate his ...

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Byron De La Beckwith Biography

Produced in California in 1920, Byron De La Beckwith grew up in Mississippi. Though he was detained for the offense, two all-white juries cannot reach a verdict in 1964. Beckwith was finally convicted of the homicide in 1994. He stayed in prison until his passing in 2001 at age 80. Following ...

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Lorenz Hart Biography

Produced in Nyc on May 2, 1895, Lorenz Hart is famous for his cooperation with Richard Rodgers, including “My Funny Valentine” and “Blue Moon.” Hart played an instrumental part in the American musical along with his raw, haunting and intellectual lyrics. He died in Nyc on November 22, 1943. Nicknamed Larry, ...

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James Cook Biography

Produced on October 27, 1728, in Marton in Cleveland, Yorkshire, England, James Cook was a naval captain, navigator and explorer who, in 1770, found and charted New Zealand as well as the Great Barrier Reef of Australia on his boat Effort. He afterwards disproved the presence of Terra Australis, a ...

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Sandra Dee Biography

Produced in Bayonne, New Jersey, on April 23, 1942, Sandra Dee made a splash impersonating ingnues in 1950s and 1960s teen films. The late 1960s seen her career stumbling, yet, and her highly publicized marriage to singer/actor Bobby Darin finished in 1967. By age 12, she was a successful version, ...

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