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Mike Nichols Biography

Produced on November 6, 1931, Mike Nichols immigrated to America from Germany with his family in age 7. His early movies include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), that he received an Academy Award for the best director. Nichols died of cardiac arrest on November 19, ...

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Evander Holyfield Biography

Created October 19, 1962, Evander Holyfield won the bronze medal in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics before going professional. In 1994, however, he again lost the title, when Michael Moorer got the better of him. Holyfield brought lots of focus in 2005, when he performed on the hit show Dancing ...

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Brittany Murphy Biography

Further Murphy soon got parts in Clueless and Emma. Shortly after Murphy was dropped in the Caller, she died of cardiac arrest at age 32. Murphy’s dad was greatly involved in organized crime, and spent the majority of his life in and out of prison. Because of this, Murphy’s parents ...

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Bob Vila Biography

When his remodeling company won a Better Homes and Gardens award, Vila was requested to sign to a brand new house-restoration show called This Old House, premiering in 1979. Over his career, Vila has starred in other similar shows and composed a plethora of publications, becoming America’s go to house ...

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James Farmer Biography

Produced on January 12, 1920, in Marshall, Texas, James Farmer was a star school debater before going to head the Congress for Racial Equality, which will become among the very obvious organizations of the Civil Rights era. A devotee of Gandhi’s nonviolent strategies, Farmer also formed the historical Freedom Rides, ...

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Duke Ellington Biography

He created among the very most distinguishing ensemble sounds in Western music and continued to play what he called “American Music” until just before his passing in 1974. Produced on April 29, 1899, Duke Ellington was raised by two gifted, musical parents in a middle class area of Washington DC. In ...

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Nikita Khrushchev Biography

In a 1956 “secret address,” he discussed Stalin’s offenses for the very first time, beginning a procedure called “de-Stalinization.” He also seen the West, setting a happy face on his brand of “Reform Communism,” though also proven with an abrasive persona. Khrushchev was among the main players in the Cuban ...

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Dorothy Dandridge Biography

Many years passed before the mainstream entertainment industry recognized Dandridge’s heritage. Her power to break new ground for African American girls in movie has drawn comparisons between her and baseball great Jackie Robinson. In her youth, Dandridge experienced some problems. She never knew her dad. Her mom, actress Ruby Dandridge, left ...

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Anthony Perkins Biography

Produced in Nyc on April 4, 1932, Anthony Perkins began acting as a teenager and later received an Oscar nomination because of his part in 1956’s Friendly Persuasion. He starred in other movies before getting his most well known part as innkeeper Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Perkins went ...

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