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Anne Rice Biography

Writer Anne Rice hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. She attained notoriety as a writer of erotica and vampire novels. Her most famous novel, Interview with the Vampire, was printed in 1976 and later made into a film of exactly the same name, starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Rice rediscovered ...

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J. Edgar Hoover Biography

Produced on January 1, 1895, in Washington, D.C., J. Edgar Hoover was the longtime manager of the FBI (1924 1972) and spent much of his livelihood collecting intelligence on extreme groups and people and “subversives,” Martin Luther King Jr. being one of his favourite goals. Manager of the Federal Bureau ...

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Lorraine Hansberry Biography

She composed A Raisin in the Sun, a play of a struggling black family, which started on Broadway to great success. Hansberry was the very first black playwright as well as the youngest American to win a New York Critics’ Circle award. Throughout her life she was greatly involved in ...

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Dave Chappelle Biography

Dave Chappelle started making appearances in movies like Robin Hood: Men In Tights and Half Baked in the mid-1990s. In 2003, Chappelle got his own show on Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show. He received two Emmy Award nominations for the extremely popular and controversial show, which often addressed race relations. Chappelle’s ...

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Wayne Brady Biography

In 2001, The Wayne Brady Show first aired, and even though the show earned two Daytime Emmys, it had been canceled in 2004. Raised mostly by his paternal grandmother, Valerie Petersen, Brady had a noticeable stutter and shied away from public interaction. In the home, Brady proved to be intelligent ...

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Toni Morrison Biography

Her novels are famous for their epic subjects, graphic dialogue and richly detailed black characters. Morrison has won virtually every novel prize potential. She’s been given honorary degrees. Her dad, George Wofford, worked mostly as a welder, but held several occupations simultaneously to support the family. Her mom, Ramah, was ...

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Steve Martin Biography

Produced on August 14, 1945, in Waco, Texas, Steve Martin left school in 1967 to write for TV. In 1979, he starred in his first full length feature film, The Jerk, and afterwards went to success with Father of the Bride and numerous other movies. More recently, in Martin released ...

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Shonda Rhimes Biography

Shonda Rhimes, created January 13, 1970, in University Park, Illinois, is the very first African American girl to make and executive-generate a Top 10 network show—the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. She’s in addition the originator of its own spinoff, Private Practice, as well as the political thriller Scandal. Before these ...

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Ryan Murphy Biography

After starting out as a journalist, Murphy moved into movie and television, where he is worked as a producer, screenwriter and director. In 2009, Murphy’s popular show Glee, about a high school glee club, debuted on FOX. One of television’s most honored originators, Ryan Murphy was born on November 9, ...

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Prince Charles Biography

Charles continues to be under public scrutiny his lifetime, much of it due to his relationships with girls. He confessed to adultery with Camilla Parker Bowles during his wedding to Princess Diana, and finally married her. His mom became queen when he was just three following the passing of his ...

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