Monday, June 29, 2015

Andrew Hodges


Known as: English mathematician and writer.

Known for:
- Author of the biography of Alan Turing, British computer pioneer and codebreaker, titled Alan Turing: The Enigma, which was the basis for the films Breaking the Code and The Imitation Game.

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

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Janet Gaynor


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- First actress to win an Academy Award; star of such classics as 7th Heaven, Sunrise, Street Angel, Tess of the Storm Country, State Fair and the original A Star is Born.

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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kristen Stewart


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Her performances in such films as Panic Room, Into the Wild, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman, On the Road, Still Alice and the Twilight series.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Friday, June 26, 2015

Taylor Mead


Known as: American actor and writer.

Known for:
- His appearances in several of Andy Warhol's underground films filmed at Warhol's Factory, including Tarzan and Jane Regained... Sort of, Taylor Mead's Ass and Lonesome Cowboys.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sarah Orne Jewett


Known as: American writer.

Known for:
- Her novels, short stories, poems and "local color" works set along or near the southern seacoast of Maine, most notably her novella The Country of the Pointed Firs.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Émile Nelligan


Known as: Canadian writer.

Known for:
- Considered one of the greatest poets of French Canada.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Rachel Carson


Known as: American marine biologist, writer and conservationist.

Known for:
- Her book Silent Spring and other writings that are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Troye Sivan


Known as: South African actor, singer, songwriter and internet personality.

Known for:
- His film performances (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the Spud trilogy), popular YouTube videos and hit single "Happy Little Pill".

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

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Edward Kynaston


Known as: English actor.

Known for:
- Famed Restoration "boy player" (young male actor who played women's roles); subject of the 2004 biopic Stage Beauty.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

James Randi


Known as: Canadian magician and writer; a.k.a. The Amazing Randi.

Known for:
- His skeptical challenges to paranormal, occult and supernatural claims via his writings, radio shows and television appearances.

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jeremy Thorpe


Known as: English politician.

Known for:
- Member of Parliament and leader of the Liberal Party whose political career ended as a result of the sex scandal known as the "Thorpe affair".

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- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Xuân Diệu


Known as: Vietnamese writer.

Known for:
- Prominent figure in modern Vietnamese literature; wrote over 450 poems (largely in posthumous manuscripts), several short stories, essays and literary criticisms.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yair Qedar


Known as: Israeli director, journalist and activist.

Known for:
- His documentary films Bialik - King of the Jews, The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg, The Seven Tapes of Yona Wallach and Gay Days; founding editor of Pink Time, Israel's first GLBT newspaper.

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

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mary Ann Yates


Known as: English actress.

Known for:
- A leading tragedienne of the English stage in the 1700s.

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- Wikipedia page

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Michael John LaChiusa


Known as: American composer, lyricist and librettist.

Known for:
- Tony Award nominated composer of Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party and See What I Wanna See.

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

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Philip, Prince of Eulenburg


Known as: German politician and diplomat; a.k.a. Philip Frederick Alexander, Prince of Eulenburg and Hertefeld, Count of Sandels

Known for:
- Key figure in the Harden-Eulenburg Affair, a scandal regarding accusations of homosexual conduct among prominent members of Kaiser Wilhelm II's cabinet and entourage.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Virgil


Known as: Roman writer; née Publius Vergilius Maro; a.k.a. Vergil.

Known for:
- Poet of the Augustan period; author of three major works of Latin literature: the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics and the epic Aeneid.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Katharine Hepburn


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- Legendary star of such cinematic classics as Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, The African Queen, Suddenly, Last Summer, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter and On Golden Pond.

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

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Adèle Haenel


Known as: French actress.

Known for:
- Her César Award winning performances in Suzanne and Love at First Fight; also starred in Water Lilies and House of Tolerance.

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- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Edward Douglas-Scott-Montagu, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu


Known as: English politician; a.k.a. Edward, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu.

Known for:
- Founded the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu; was a pivotal cause célèbre in British gay history due to his 1954 conviction and imprisonment for homosexual sex.

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- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Tituss Burgess


Known as: American actor and singer.

Known for:
- His performances on Broadway (Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys) and TV (30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

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- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page
- Internet Broadway Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page
- Official YouTube channel

Monday, June 1, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner


Known as: American track and field athlete, actor and reality TV personality; née Bruce Jenner.

Known for:
- Winner of the gold medal in the decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics; her appearances on the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians; "the most famous openly transgender person in the world".

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

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