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Annie Oakley Biography

Produced Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey) on August 13, 1860, in Darke County, Ohio, the girl who’d be known as Annie Oakley acquired her outstanding marksmanship skills as a teenager, bringing in enough to finish paying off the mortgage for her mom’s house. She wed fellow marksman Frank Butler in ...

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Robert Baden-Powell Biography

Robert Baden-Powell was a lieutenant general in the British Army. He’s famous for founding the Boy Scouts when he learned that his military textbook Assistance to Scouting was being used for training boys in woodcraft. Then he wrote Scouting for Boys and retired in the military in 1910 to dedicate ...

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Sarah Moore Grimké Biography

In 1837, she made an appearance in the Anti-Slavery Convention in The Big Apple, and released Letters on the Equality of the Sexes. She afterwards became a teacher. Throughout the Civil War, she supported the Union cause. Grimk expired on December 23, 1873, in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. Growing up on ...

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Rudolph Valentino Biography

Rudolph Valentino, produced on May 6, 1895, was an Italian-American film actor. His star status was apparent after his sudden death in 1926 at only 31 years old, the performer suffered a ruptured ulcer, causing fans to grieve world-wide. He attended military school, however he was rejected in the service. In ...

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Jackie Gleason Biography

Jackie Gleason was born on February 26, 1916, in Brooklyn, Ny. He was the host of television’s “Cavalcade of Stars,” where he presented Ralph Kramden, before getting his own showcase with “The Jackie Gleason Show.” In 1955, “The Honeymooners” was spun off into standalone show. After Gleason had a number ...

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Montgomery Clift Biography

Among Hollywood’s first Strategy performers, he made his movie debut in Howard Hawks’ 1948 western, Red River. A near-fatal auto accident in 1957 altered his appearances and sent him into drug and alcohol dependency. Clift died in 1966. While his dad was away on work, that was frequently, Ethel directed her ...

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Dorothea Dix Biography

Her attempts directly influenced the construction of 32 associations in America. She was the eldest of three kids, and her dad, Joseph Dix, was a religious fanatic and provider of religious tracts who made Dorothea stitch and glue the tracts together, a chore she despised. At age 12, Dix left ...

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John Scopes Biography

Produced in Kentucky in 1900, John Scopes was a teacher in Tennessee who became renowned for going on trial for teaching evolution. Scopes was part of an American Civil Liberties Union effort to challenge a state law forbidding the teaching of evolution. Scopes was found guilty, but his narrative remains ...

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Jayne Mansfield Biography

She attained recognition and pinup standing after enduring wardrobe malfunctions before photographers. She experienced a profession lull in the 1960s, though she did play in small characters on film and stage. Mansfield died in an automobile crash on June 29, 1967 in age 34. Her daughter, MariskaHargitay, is a well ...

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Alexander McQueen Biography

Alexander McQueen – Miniature Biography (TV14; 2:41) A brief biography on designer Alexander McQueen who left school at 16 to trainee for Savile Row. Following a struggle with drug addiction as well as the passing of his mom, he committed suicide in February 2010. McQueen committed suicide in 2010, soon ...

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