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Steve Holcomb Biography

He won the two-guy and combined World Cup titles in 2007, despite suffering from a state that was eroding his sight and exacting a tremendous psychological cost. After getting a corrective process, Holcomb piloted the U.S. team to the gold medal in the four-man event at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Olympic ...

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George Orwell Biography

The pseudonym George was a man of strong views who addressed a number of the most important political movements of his times, including imperialism, fascism and communism. His dad stayed behind in India and seldom visited. (His father’s sister, Avril, was created in 1908.) Orwell did not actually understand his ...

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Roberta Flack Biography

She is had hits in the ’70s-’90s, including “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and “Where’s the Love,” and she collaborated often with soul superstar Donny Hathaway. Flack in addition has won several Grammys. Produced on February 10, 1937, in Black Mountain, ...

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