Sunday, December 28, 2014

J. Edgar Hoover


Known as: American law enforcement official.

Known for:
- The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States; instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Cary Grant


Known as: English actor.

Known for:
- Hollywood's definitive leading man, star of such film classics as Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest and Charade.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Errol Flynn


Known as: Australian actor.

Known for:
- His swashbuckling screen performances in such film classics as Captain Blood, The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Dawn Patrol and The Sea Hawk.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, December 22, 2014

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Emily Dickinson


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Universally considered to be one of the most important American poets.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, December 8, 2014

Claudette Colbert


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Academy Award winning leading lady of such film classics as It Happened One Night, Cleopatra, Imitation of Life, Midnight, Drums Along the Mohawk, Boom Town, The Palm Beach Story and Since You Went Away.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Katharine Lee Bates


Known as: American songwriter and writer.

Known for:
- Her lyrics for "America the Beautiful"; popularized the character of Mrs. Claus through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Nick Adams


Known as: American actor and writer.

Known for:
- His performances on film (Oscar nomination for Twilight of Honor) and television (The Rebel); his friendships with James Dean and Elvis Presley.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Note: Not to be confused with American Broadway actor Nick Adams.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Randy Vollink


Known as: American tattoo artist and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His appearances on the fourth season of the Spike TV reality competition series Ink Master.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Ink Master
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Monday, December 1, 2014

Sally Kohn


Known as: American journalist.

Known for:
- Liberal political commentator, formerly of the Fox News Channel, now CNN contributor and columnist for the Daily Beast website.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jeff Quinn


Known as: American pornographic actor; a.k.a. Rhett Routley.

Known for:
- His performances in movies for various adult studios.

Know more:
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Adult Film Database page (NSFW)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Don Lemon


Known as: American journalist and television news anchor.

Known for:
- Host of the prime-time weekend edition of CNN Newsroom and co-host of CNN Tonight.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Vern Yip


Known as: American interior designer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His appearances on TLC's Trading Spaces and HGTV's Design Star and Deserving Design.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Monday, November 17, 2014

Barbara Jezeršek


Known as: Slovenian skier.

Known for:
- Cross country skier who competed in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Twitter page

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Charlie King


Known as: English reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His appearances on the British "scripted reality" series The Only Way Is Essex.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for The Only Way Is Essex
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Twitter page

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tom Vacarro


Known as: American pornographic actor; a.k.a. Jose Cabrera.

Known for:
- His performances in movies for various adult studios; Raging Stallion's 2003 Man of the Year.

Know more:
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Adult Film Database page (NSFW)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Tim Cook


Known as: American business executive.

Known for:
- Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc.; the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly identify as gay.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Twitter page

Monday, November 10, 2014

Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz


Known as: Polish writer; a.k.a. Eleuter.

Known for:
- His literary achievements in poetry before World War II; criticized as a long-term political opportunist in communist Poland.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Friday, November 7, 2014

Brian Balthazar


Known as: American producer, journalist, TV host and comedian.

Known for:
- Launching the "fourth hour" of Today with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb; creator of the pop culture website POP Goes the Week; co-executive producer of The View.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shawn Wolfe


Known as: American pornographic actor.

Known for:
- His performances in movies for various adult studios; Raging Stallion's 2013 Man of the Year..

Know more:
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Adult Film Database page (NSFW)
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jorge Zontal


Known as: Canadian artist

Known for:
- Mixed media artist; cofounder of the artistic collective General Idea, best known for its 1987 redesign of Robert Indiana's "Love" emblem into a quadrant symbol spelling "AIDS."

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dong Xian


Known as: Chinese politician and military official.

Known for:
- Han Dynasty politician who quickly rose from obscurity to being the most powerful official in the imperial administration of his lover Emperor Ai.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, November 3, 2014

Neda Ulaby


Known as: American journalist.

Known for:
- On-air reporter for National Public Radio, covering arts, cultural trends and digital media.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Richard Haydn


Known as: English actor.

Known for:
- His performances on film, including Charley's Aunt, Ball of Fire, No Time for Love, And Then There Were None, The Emperor Waltz, Disney's Alice in Wonderland and The Sound of Music.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page

Friday, October 31, 2014

Vaniity


Known as: Mexican pornographic actress; a.k.a. Vanity T. Star.

Known for:
- Her award-winning performances in movies for various adult studios.

Know more:
- Official site (NSFW)
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Adult Film Database page (NSFW)
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fran Lebowitz


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Her "sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities".

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Monday, October 27, 2014

Phyllis Nagy


Known as: American director and writer.

Known for:
- Her plays, including stage adaptations of The Scarlet Letter, The Talented Mr Ripley and The Seagull; the TV movie Mrs. Harris.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Twitter page

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Hermann von Teschenberg


Known as: Austrian translator and activist.

Known for:
- Friend and translator of Oscar Wilde; co-founder of the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, the first gay rights group in history.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Edith Ellis


Known as: English writer and activist.

Known for:
- Author and women's rights activist; married to early sexologist Havelock Ellis.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Samuel R. Delany


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Prolific award-winning author of science fiction, memoirs, erotica, cultural studies and postmodern criticism; novels include Babel-17, The Einstein Intersection, Nova, Dhalgren and the Return to Nevèrÿon series.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Iggy Pop


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Vocalist of the influential protopunk band The Stooges; such hit songs as "Lust for Life" and "Real Wild Child".

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ina Fried


Known as: American journalist and editor.

Known for:
- Senior editor for the website All Things Digital, where she authors the blog Mobilized.

Know more:
- Official blog
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Monday, October 13, 2014

Carter Smith


Known as: American director, writer and photographer.

Known for:
- His photo spreads for Vogue, GQ and W Magazine; his feature films The Ruins and Jamie Marks Is Dead.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Movie Dearest interview

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Martha Shelley


Known as: American activist and writer.

Known for:
- Active with such early gay and lesbian liberation groups as the Daughters of Bilitis and the Gay Liberation Front; published author and poet.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Onir


Known as: Indian director, writer, editor and producer.

Known for:
- His film My Brother…Nikhil, one of the first mainstream Hindi films to deal with AIDS and same-sex relationships.

Know more:
- Official site
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Saturday, October 4, 2014

André Gide


Known as: French writer.

Known for:
- Noble Prize winning novelist (The Immoralist, The Pastoral Symphony, The Counterfeiters).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Michael Quercio


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Founder, bassist and lead singer of alternative rock group The Three O'Clock.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Dave Holmes


Known as: American TV host.

Known for:
- Hosting several programs for MTV (120 Minutes, Say What? Karaoke) and FX (DVD on TV).

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rose Arce


Known as: American journalist and television producer.

Known for:
- Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award-winning reporter and producer at CNN.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Twitter page

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dee Rees


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Her award-winning feature film debut Pariah.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

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