Thursday, November 12, 2015

David and Jonathan


Known as: Israeli royalty.

Known for:
- Heroic figures of the Kingdom of Israel, who formed a covenant of friendship as recorded in the Hebrew Bible Book of Samuel.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Shane Frost


Known as: American pornographic actor.

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

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pola Negri


Known as: Polish actress.

Known for:
- The first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, where she became one of the most popular actresses in American silent film.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Josh Barro


Known as: American journalist.

Known for:
- Contributor to The New York Times' "The Upshot" venture, which focuses on politics and public policy.

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- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Monday, November 9, 2015

Larry Rivers


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- Pop artist of the New York School; as he was one of the first artists to merge non-objective, non-narrative art with narrative and objective abstraction he is considered by many scholars to be the "Godfather" of Pop art.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Hans Mayer


Known as: German writer.

Known for:
- Literary scholar who wrote over 40 volumes on the history of literature; was internationally recognized as a critic, author and musicologist.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Eddie Izzard


Known as: English comedian, actor, writer and producer.

Known for:
- His cross-dressing stand-up comedy routines; his performances on stage (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), film (The Cat's Meow) and TV (The Royals, Emmy Awards for his comedy special Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill).

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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Miley Cyrus


Known as: American singer, songwriter and actress.

Known for:
- Star of the popular Disney Channel series Hannah Montana; her hit singles, including "The Climb", "Party in the U.S.A." and "Wrecking Ball".

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Monday, November 2, 2015

Frederick the Great


Known as: German royalty; a.k.a. Frederick II.

Known for:
- King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786; his military victories, including the Seven Years' War; his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the Arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Vincent Price


Known as: American actor and writer.

Known for:
- Character actor (Laura, The Ten Commandments) turned horror movie icon (House of Wax, The Fly, House on Haunted Hill, The Pit and the Pendulum).

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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Miguel Bosé


Known as: Spanish singer, composer and actor.

Known for:
- Latin Grammy Award winning recording artist; his international hit single "Amante bandido".

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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pope Leo X


Known as: Italian clergyman.

Known for:
- Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521; granting indulgences for those who donated to reconstruct St. Peter's Basilica.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Friedrich Nietzsche


Known as: German philosopher, writer, composer and scholar.

Known for:
- His work, which drew on philosophy, religion, cultural theory, art, and science and has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, September 21, 2015

Steve Kornacki


Known as: American journalist writer and television host.

Known for:
- Senior political writer at Salon.com; host of the MSNBC program Up; contributor to such newspapers as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

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

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Joe Dietl


Known as: American actor, writer, director and producer.

Known for:
- Co-creator, director, producer and co-star of the web series Where the Bears Are.

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

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rachel Pollack


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Science fiction author, comic book writer (Doom Patrol) and expert on divinatory tarot; considered a great influence on the women's spirituality movement.

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

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Amy Walter


Known as: American journalist.

Known for:
- Leading American political analyst; currently serves as the national editor of The Cook Political Report. 

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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Janet Mock


Known as: American activist and writer.

Known for:
- Her best-selling memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.

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

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Ty Herndon


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- His number 1 country music hits "What Mattered Most", "Living in a Moment" and "It Must Be Love".

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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Michael Jackson


Known as: American singer, songwriter, producer, choreographer, dancer and actor; a.k.a. the King of Pop.

Known for:
- Member of the Jackson 5 and Grammy Award winning solo artist; Thriller, the best selling album of all time; iconic music videos; the "moonwalk"; highly publicized and often controversial personal life.

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

Friday, September 11, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jim Ferlo


Known as: American politician.

Known for:
- Former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, its first openly gay legislator.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Official Twitter page

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Spencer Tracy


Known as: American actor.

Known for:
- Two-time Oscar winner (Captains Courageous, Boys Town); star of such classic movies as Fury, Adam's Rib, Father of the Bride, Inherit the Wind, Judgment at Nuremberg and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

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

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Glenn Greenwald


Known as: American lawyer and journalist.

Known for:
- Pulitzer Prize winner for his reporting of the National Security Agency classified files disclosed by "whistle blower" Edward Snowden.

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

Jazz Jennings


Known as: American reality TV and internet personality, writer and activist.

Known for:
- Star of the TLC reality series I Am Jazz; the youngest person to become a national transgender figure.

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

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

John Singer Sargent


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- Considered the "leading portrait painter of his generation" for his evocations of Edwardian era luxury.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Allan Bérubé


Known as: American writer, historian and activist.

Known for:
- Author of the book Coming Out Under Fire, which examined the stories of gay men and women in the US military during World War II.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Jeanine Deckers


Known as: Belgian nun, singer, songwriter and musician; a.k.a. Sœur Sourire ("Sister Smile") and The Singing Nun.

Known for:
- Her recording of of the French-language song "Dominique", which topped the US Billboard and other charts.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Julie Maroh


Known as: French writer and artist.

Known for:
- Her graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur chaude, which was adapted into the film Blue is the Warmest Color.

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

Thursday, August 6, 2015

John Henry Newman


Known as: English clergyman and writer; a.k.a. Cardinal Newman and Blessed John Henry Newman.

Known for:
- Originally a priest in the Church of England and leader of the Oxford Movement; later a cardinal in the Catholic Church; also author, poet and hymn writer.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Pete Williams


Known as: American journalist and government official.

Known for:
- Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs during the George H. W. Bush administration; now a correspondent for NBC News.

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thomas Hitzlsperger


Known as: German footballer; a.k.a. "Der Hammer" ("The Hammer").

Known for:
- Former midfielder for several international football clubs, including Aston Villa and West Ham United in England, Lazio in Italy and Stuttgart in his native Germany.

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

Sunday, August 2, 2015

T.E. Lawrence


Known as: English archaeologist, military officer, writer and diplomat.

Known for:
- His liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18, his autobiography Seven Pillars of Wisdom, basis for the film Lawrence of Arabia.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sebastian Kross


Known as: American pornographic actor.

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

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

Friday, July 31, 2015

Oda Nobunaga


Known as: Japanese warlord.

Known for:
- Powerful samurai daimyo warlord in the late 16th century who initiated the unification of Japan near the end of the Warring States period.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

John Laurens


Known as: American soldier and statesman.

Known for:
- His efforts to help recruit slaves to fight for their freedom as soldiers during the American Revolutionary War.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Alan Conway


Known as: English conman.

Known for:
- Impersonating film director Stanley Kubrick during the early 1990s.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, July 27, 2015

John Ford


Known as: American director, writer and producer.

Known for:
- Four-time Oscar winning director of such classics as The Informer, Stagecoach, The Grapes of Wrath, How Green Was My Valley, My Darling Clementine, The Quiet Man and The Searchers.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kristen Kish


Known as: American chef and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Winner of the tenth season of Top Chef; co-host of the Travel Channel's 36 Hours.

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

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