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Billie Holiday Biography

Billie Holiday – Miniature Biography (TV14; 3:42) A brief biography of Billie “Lady Day” Holiday. Considered among the greatest jazz vocalists ever, Holiday had a flourishing career as a jazz vocalist for a long time before she lost her struggle with substance abuse. Her autobiography was made in the 1972 ...

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Frances Cleveland Biography

Frances Cleveland was born on July 21, 1864, in Buffalo, Ny. She wed President Grover Cleveland on June 2, 1886. The couple had four daughters and two sons. Grover Cleveland died in 1908, and Frances remarried in 1913. She expired on October 29, 1947, in Baltimore, Maryland. Frances Cleveland was ...

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Charles Rangel Biography

Produced into a distressed family on June 11, 1930, Charles Rangel showed his epic side through the Korean war, winning several medals for bravery. Politician Charles Bernard Rangel was born on June 11, 1930, in Nyc. The couple eloped and, three years after, Charles’ oldest brother, Ralph, was born. Charles was ...

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Russell Baker Biography

Russell Baker was born on August 14, 1925 in Morrisonville, Virginia. He worked for the Baltimore Sun before joining the Washington bureau of the New York Times in 1954. From the early 1960s, Baker was writing a syndicated column as well as in 1979 he won the Pulitzer Prize for ...

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Kelly Miller Biography

The minister attended Johns Hopkins University for postgraduate work, the very first black man to do this. The minister spent his teaching career at Howard University, and eventually expired at his house on the campus, in Washington, D.C., on December 29, 1939. Howard was the sixth of 10 kids. His ...

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William H. Johnson Biography

After graduating, Johnson went to Paris, traveled throughout Europe and was exposed to new forms of artistic creations and artists. Upon his return to America, Johnson used a simple type of painting in conjunction with what was considered a “folk” style, using of vibrant colours and two-dimensional figures. He spent ...

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Kim Novak Biography

She made her screen debut in The French Line, subsequently starred in The Pushover, and shortly became a top box office draw of the 1950s — possibly the last of the ‘sex goddesses’ created by the Hollywood star system. Her movies include The Man With The Golden Arm, Vertigo and ...

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Judge Judy Biography

Nyc Mayor Ed Koch made her judge in 1982, and she was profiled for her hard hitting court strategies on 60 Minutes in 1993. Judge Judy first appeared nationwide in 1996, which is still viewed by 10 million people daily. Judge Judy was born Judith Susan Blum on October 21, ...

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Al Jardine Biography

The Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine was born in Lima, Ohio, on September 3, 1942. The group was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. He’s got an older brother, Neal. The family moved to California, where Al attended Hawthorne High School. It was there, ...

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