Sunday, January 31, 2016

Louis Aragon


Known as: French writer, journalist and editor.

Known for:
- Poet, novelist and founding member of the Surrealism movement; long-time member of the Communist Party and contributor to the party's newspaper L'Humanité.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page
- Internet Movie Database page

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Moms Mabley


Known as: American comedian and actress; a.k.a. Jackie Mabley.

Known for:
- Veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville; her appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

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

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thandie Newton


Known as: English actress.

Known for:
- Her performances on film (Interview with the Vampire, Beloved, Mission: Impossible II, Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, RocknRolla) and TV (ER, Westworld).

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Paul O'Grady


Known as: Australian politician.

Known for:
- The first openly gay member of the New South Wales Parliament.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Not to be confused with English television personality Paul O'Grady.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Katherine Philips


Known as: English writer.

Known for:
- Translator of Pierre Corneille's Pompée and Horace; her editions of poetry.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jorma Uotinen


Known as: Finnish dancer, choreographer, singer and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- His work in the Finnish National Ballet and other international dance groups; judge on Tanssii tähtien kanssa, the Finnish version of Dancing with the Stars.

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

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Babe Didrikson Zaharias


Known as: American athlete.

Known for:
- Achieved a great deal of success in golf, basketball and track and field.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, January 22, 2016

Jana Hunter


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- Singer and primary songwriter for the indie pop group Lower Dens.

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

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lola Van Vorst


Known as: Australian model and reality TV personality.


Known for:
- Her appearances on Australia's Next Top Model.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page for Australia's Next Top Model
- Internet Movie Database page
- Official Facebook page
- Official Twitter page

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Aydian Dowling


Known as: American internet personality, business owner and model.

Known for:
- First transgender man to be on the cover of Men's Health magazine; documented his transition on YouTube; founder of Point 5cc, a trans style clothing company.

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Sarah Kate Ellis


Known as: American media executive and activist.

Known for:
- Launching media brands within magazines such as New York, InStyle and Vogue; current president and CEO of GLAAD, the nation's largest LGBT media advocacy organization.

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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Roxane Gay


Known as: American writer, professor and editor.

Known for:
- Author of An Untamed State, Bad Feminist and Hunger; contributing op-ed writer at The New York Times; founder of Tiny Hardcore Press; professor of English at Purdue University.

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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Herbert Kitchener


Known as: Irish military officer.

Known for:
- The 1st Earl Kitchener; senior British Army officer and colonial administrator who won fame for his imperial campaigns and later played a central role in the early part of the First World War.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sina Queyras


Known as: Canadian writer.

Known for:
- Her poetry, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Lemon Hound.

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

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bernice Bing


Known as: American artist.

Known for:
- Her paintings featuring calligraphy-inspired abstraction.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Mya Taylor


Known as: American actress.

Known for:
- The first transgender actress to win a major film award (Independent Spirit Award) for her performance as Alexandria in the hit independent film Tangerine.

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

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

William R. King


Known as: American politician and diplomat.

Known for:
- US Representative from North Carolina, Senator from Alabama, the US Minister to France and the 13th (and shortest-serving) Vice President of the United States.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jean-Baptiste Lully


Known as: Italian composer, musician and dancer.

Known for:
- A master of the French baroque style, he spent most of his life composing operas and ballets in the court of Louis XIV of France.

Know more:
- Wikipedia page

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Billy Gilman


Known as: American singer, songwriter and musician.

Known for:
- At the age of 11, his debut single "One Voice" made him the youngest singer with a Top 40 hit on the country music charts

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sophie Anderton


Known as: English model and reality TV personality.

Known for:
- Featured model for Gossard bras; her appearances on the British reality TV programs I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Big Brother.

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

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