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Gustav Mahler Biography

He afterwards headed the New York Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor Gustav composed 10 symphonies during his profession, which became popular for their 20th century techniques and mental nature. Conductor Gustav died in Vienna on May 18, 1911. Mahler and his 11 siblings grew up in Jihlava, where distinct ...

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Dexter Holland Biography

A part of the huge revival of punk in the mid-1990s, Holland and his bandmates appeared in the mosh pit of unknown fanzines and college radio with their 1994 album Smash—one of the greatest-selling records of all time on an independent label. The son of a hospital administrator as well ...

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Roland Orzabal Biography

He’s best known as cofounder with Curt Smith of the most popular ’80s pop band Tears for Fears. Orzabal and Curt Smith, future co founders of the group Tears for Fears, met as kids in Bath, England. Both lads came from broken homes and bonded over their miserable scenarios. Orzabal, ...

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Victor Ortiz Biography

Raised in poverty, Ortiz took to boxing as a means to please his alcoholic dad and protect himself against school bullies. Taken under the wing of several retired expert combatants, Ortiz turned professional himself in the age of 17. He got the welterweight title in 2011, but lost it after ...

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Dolly Parton Biography

Produced on January 19, 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, Dolly Parton was one of twelve kids. She’s won numerous Country Music and Grammy awards, and starred in the hit movies 9 to 5 and Steel Magnolias. 2 Gallery 2 Pictures Country music star and celebrity Dolly Rebecca Parton was born ...

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Shirley Temple Biography

When her performance of the tune “On a Good Ship Lollipop” became well-known in the 1930s, she earned a special Academy Award. She expired on February 10, 2014, at age 85, in California. Shirley Jane Temple was born into a banker as well as a housewife with two old kids, ...

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Ralph Waite Biography

Produced on June 22, 1928, in White Plains, Ny, Ralph Waite earned degrees from Bucknell University and Yale Divinity School before starting an acting career. Best known for playing the character of John Walton Sr. on The Waltons (1971-1981), when the show finished, Waite continued to work in television and ...

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Osama bin Laden Biography

5 Gallery 5 Pictures Osama was the seventh of 50 kids born to Muhammad bin Laden, but the only child from his dad’s union to Alia Ghanem. Osama’s dad began his professional life in the 1930s in comparative poverty, employed as a porter in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. During his time ...

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MC Hammer Biography

Born into poverty in Oakland, California, in 1962, MC Hammer started his performing career as a young lad dancing outside the Oakland Coliseum during Oakland A’s matches. He established himself into full fledged stardom together with the 1990 launch Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em, the first record credited with bringing ...

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Marilyn Manson Biography

Found by Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson and his eponymous group created such goth records as Antichrist Superstar and Smells Like Children, to the delight of troubled adolescents as well as the chagrin of the parents. 2 Gallery 2 Pictures Vocalist, performer. Produced Brian Hugh Warner on ...

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