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Madonna: An American Icon - ... Madonna contacted Camille Barbone from Gotham Records in 1981 to assist her budding solo career (“Madonna Biography” 2). Madonna’s first dance-ready single, “Everybody,” was then written and recorded, and with the potential hit in her hands, Madonna used her headstrong business savvy to push the song onto Mark Kamins, a New York record producer (“Madonna Biography” 2). Her confidence paid off, and, in October 1982, Madonna signed a contract with Sire Records (“Madonna” 2). “Everybody” became a Number One hit on the domestic dance charts, and the song propelled her into a position at Sire Records where she was able to influence the company to produce a full-length album....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life and Writings of Tim Burton - ... This was the first time that Burton had been able to tell a piece of his personal story through his work. The movie was a hit and the comfort he had felt with his vision became a confidence in his work. Though he had finally started to be seen as a serious artist, there was still a void in his life. He had a few relationships that, despite his efforts, had failed. This began taking a toll on his happiness and outlook on life. In 1989 “he married German artist Lena Gieseke”. After their separation, he began seeing actress Lisa Marie whom he had moved in with....   [tags: Biography ]
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Alexander Pope - ... Although Pope seemed like a normal person he had an illness. Pope was healthy and plump during infancy but when they moved to Binfield and he grew up he was diagnosed with contracted tuberculosis through infected milk. It was more like Potts disease, a tubercular affection of bones. He also suffered from headaches and asthma. Pope also suffered from a humpback which got him the name, “hunchbacked toad” (Alexander Pope Biography, 2011). In is middle age he was four feet six inches tall and wore a stiffened canvas bodice to support his spine....   [tags: Biography] 1576 words
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Lindsay Lohan - ... (Pappas, 2010, P6) From the psychodynamic perspective, Lindsay Lohan has had this need of filling a human void. She had a strong dependency of people. It is unsure if this is because of the absence of her father, but it could very likely be a key factor. There were no reports that Lohan’s mother denied her of her needs emotionally growing up, but Lohan stated “He didn't do anything for my career, except go out and not come home at night and make my mom and me stay up and wonder where he was and then show up three days later....   [tags: Biography] 1796 words
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Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry - Jay Leno: Hard Work and Success in the Comedy Industry At a young age it is instilled in the mind that hard work pays off, and that following these words of wisdom can ultimately lead to success throughout life. For those skeptics and nonbelievers, Jay Leno has been a real-life example in proving this theory through his great success in the comedy industry. Though Jay Leno is known as the king of late night television today, he didn’t start out on top, and it was a long journey to get there. Jay’s success didn’t happen over night and for most of his life he was constantly working towards his goals and the achievements he now holds....   [tags: Biography] 1365 words
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The Life an Writings of Mark Twain - ... These accounts became his first book The Innocents Abroad published in 1869. While on this trip he met his soon to be brother in law, whom reportedly had shown a picture of his sister and Samuel instantly fell in love. (http://www.marktwainhouse.org/man/biography_main.php ) Two years of courting later, in 1870, Clemens married Olivia Langdon. The couple moved to Buffalo, New York. Twain soon became an editor,writer, and partner in the Buffalo Express. Not long after they moved, their first child Langdon Clemens was born....   [tags: Biography ]
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Sam Houston - Sam Houston was born in the year March 2, 1793. He lived a life full of adventure, and with long lasting achievements. Houston was a courageous man, practical, peacemaker, sensible, and full of determination. Houston left home when he was a boy of age fourteen, and since then he never was the same again. He decided to live with the Native Indians; the Cherokee tribe settling with them by learning their language and native ways. Houston was an ambitious man in the political arena. He became the first and only man to ever become a governor of two states; Tennessee, and Texas, commander in chief in the army, and United States senator....   [tags: Biography ] 865 words
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Jane Austen - English author to Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma and Persuasion, was Jane Austen who was born on December 6th, 1775 in Steventon, Hampshire, England. Jane was the seventh child out of eight children of the Rev George Austen, a clergyman of the England Church, and Cassandra Austen. Austen was educated at home, but obtained a broader education then many women at her time, and never dwelled apart from her family. Jane lived quite a remarkably quiet and domestic childhood amid her brothers and other boys whom her father tutored....   [tags: Biography]
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An Encouraging, Strong, Outstanding Woman - A Champion is a person that helps others and does good in the world, they’re a strong, intelligent people. Juliette Gordon Low is a champion because she overcame her handicap and used it to help girls around the world. Juliette is the founder of Girl Scouts everywhere. She started Girl Scouts after she lost her hearing permanently on her wedding day (“History”).  She wanted to make a difference in girls’ lives everywhere. Juliette taught young women about nature, homemaking skills, and about professions.  She has inspired many over the years....   [tags: Biography]
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JD Salinger Research Paper - JD Salinger Research Paper Jerome David Salinger, also known as J. D. Salinger, is a fascinating author best known for his novel, Catcher in the Rye. Although Salinger only published one novel, he wrote several short stories for magazines like The New Yorker and Story. A large number of these stories went on to be compiled into books such as Nine Stories, Franny and Zooey, and Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction. Despite the fact Salinger has not published any stories in over 45 years, his reputation is still quite popular....   [tags: Biography] 1674 words
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart baptized as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart lived from January 27, 1756 to December 5, 1791. Mozart was a very influential and prolific composer of more than 600 works, including symphonies, concertante, chamber, piano, opera, and choral music. Regarded as a child prodigy, Mozart composed and performed in the European courts from the age of five, and was engaged at the Salzburg court at 17. Mozart’s musical style can be classified as Classical, although he learned from many of his contemporaries throughout his musical career....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “His ignorance was as remarkable as his knowledge” (British…). When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle said this, he was not talking about himself, but the statement applied to him. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, and even though it was not known to his parents, on that day one of the greatest writers of his time was born. Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Mary and Charles Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle had an interesting and eventful life, though he was born into a financially unstable family....   [tags: Biography ]
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Truman Capote - Alas, Truman Capote, probably one of the greatest 20th century American writers of all time. Capote was a large part of the Southern Gothic literary movement. He really did not write in a set genre, he created his own which is commonly known as nonfiction fiction. His novels, short stories, and plays are mostly recognized as literary classics. He is most well-known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958), and In Cold Blood (1965). Many films and other television media have been produced from Truman Capote screenplays and stories....   [tags: Biography ]
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Emily Bronte - Emily Bronte had a personality that has yet to, and probably will never be fully explained. Emily died at a very young age. She had never gotten the chance to have a biography done on her like her sister Charlotte. However, thanks to Emily’s poems, few diary accounts and letters, her sister Charlotte’s biography, and Emily’s novel, Wuthering Heights, it allowed for her life, character and personality to reflect through. Emily Jane Bronte was born on July 30, 1818 at Thornton, Yorkshire, England....   [tags: Biography]
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LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE - ... In 1792 he took part in a power struggle between forces supporting Pasquale Paoli and those supporting the French. After Paoli was victorious, he turned against Napoleon and the Bonaparte family, forcing them to flee back to France (U*X*L Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2003). Napoleon then turned his attention to a career in the army there. The French Revolution and the movement to overthrow King Louis XVI and establish a republic had begun. Upon his return from Corsica in 1793, Napoleon made a name for himself and won a promotion to Brigadier General by helping to defeat the British at Toulon and regain that territory for France....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Life and Writings of James Matthew Barrie - ... In the eyes of Hunter, “Like, yet unlike, the conscious fantasist, Lob lives an intermediate existence, always conscious of fantasy and providing it for others, but never indulging in it himself. We understand from the commentator that all Lob’s guests but one suffer a delusion about the reality in which they live. Lob provides them with a “second chance” to change their lives in the fantasy world of the wood beyond his garden.” (Hunter) The characters in the group each have an issue and strong character traits that are introduced at the beginning of the book....   [tags: Biography ]
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Winston Churchill - ... He failed the entry test three times. He then passes and was eligible to attend. After he had joined the college his academic record improved. Winston graduated in 1895. He graduated with honors and 8th in his class. After he graduated he joined the army. The 4th Queen appointed him as second lieutenant. He was awarded honor of the Hussars in 1941. In 1895 Winston was sent to Cuba. He was sent there to observe the war between Spanish and Cuban Guerrillas. He went back home when he had heard of his nanny’s illness....   [tags: Biography ]
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Leonard Bernstien: A Legendary Composer - ... PBS said “Bernstein found himself on the cover of The New York Times — an instant celebrity. Within two years he was named the director of the New York City Symphony.” The orchestra was nationally broadcasted, which made Bernstein an overnight success. Not only did Bernstein flourish as a composer and conductor in the United States, but also overseas. His career really took off internationally after World War II. He was very influential in Europe, as well as in Israel. He conducted many concerts in the Middle East, even to troops during the Arab-Israeli war....   [tags: Biography]
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A Man of Many Words - ... Considered him “low” when intellectually compared with other children his age. He began a private school at an early age of eight, and was placed in the lowest class in the school. He was quiet and reserved and did not make many friends while at the private school. This allotted Churchill a lot of time alone to develop a passion, and as he progressed through school a passion most certainly developed. A young Churchill was told he was the lowest, or dumbest child in the school. As he progressed through school, he developed a love of reading great literature pieces and began writing his own stories....   [tags: Biography ]
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Keith Urban: A Country Music Superstar Evolved from Aussie Culture - ... In fact, Urban himself describes rural America as having many of the same qualities of the Australian Outback. He says that the people in both places are “down to earth, hard livin', hard workin'—damn good folks” (Keith Urban Interview). Living the country music star lifestyle effectively allows Urban to stay connected with his rural bushman roots while still being able to pursue his passion as an artist in the American music industry. Another, although obvious, indicator of Keith Urban’s attachment to his native country is the nationality of his spouse....   [tags: Biography ]
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Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Effects of Bipolar Disorder - ... She was already “depressed by the conflict between domesticity and ambition” (Historic World Leaders, 1994 p. 2). After her child was born she claimed she “felt guilty she did not experience the joy …was a failure as a woman” (Historic World Leaders, 1994 p. 2). Gilman was no longer able to function normally her life filled with extreme unhappiness or sudden hysteria. Eight months after the birth of their daughter Gilman’s emotional state was not improving and she left home. She spent five months with a friend collaborating on writings and plays and began to feel better (Historic World Leaders, 1994)....   [tags: Biography] 1387 words
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Joan of arc - ... No normal person was immediately rank the highest when joining or leading a start with small army. Even though Joan got permission with the lack of military experience, she was not empowered to give orders but her presence was enough to sway the soldiers to do as she wished (Silverthorne 40). Another spark, her uniqueness may have been the reason that so many soldiers followed; after all, no ordinary woman would lead an army (Roberts 55). Joan’s first experience at war was at the age of sixteen....   [tags: Biography] 1500 words
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Life of Robert Hooke - ... His father, John Hooke, was an important figure in the Church of England and had very high expectations for his son. Hooke was originally supposed to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the ministry with his two older brothers (Waggoner, 2001). Unfortunately, the health of Hooke’s father was poor as well: he suffered from paralysis, tremors and jaundice. Hooke’s father later passed away in 1648. Using his inheritance from his father’s death, Hooke was able to buy an apprenticeship with an artist and refine his artistic skills (Waggoner, 2011)....   [tags: Biography] 1063 words
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George Orwell and Totalitarianism - ... In 1937, Orwell left England for Spain to cover the Spanish Civil War as a journalist. The war was being fought by two parties; the nationalists, who were those in favor of the fascist regime at the time; and the republicans, those who were not in favor of the totalitarian-like regime; Orwell soon came to fight on the latter's side. He fought on the front lines during the war and because of this he was introduced, through the military, to an egalitarian way of how, he believed, a society ought to be....   [tags: Biography] 1864 words
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Oprah Winfrey: Overcoming Life's Obstacles - Oprah Gail Winfrey born January 29, 1954 is well-known for one the best talk shows called “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and is renowned for her supporting to charities and creating her own “Angels Network” aimed at inspiring people around the world to make differences in others lives for those who are less privileged. The reasons that I have selected Oprah Winfrey are because she is the best in her field, has over come personal obstacles, contributed greatly to society and has inspired others to achieve....   [tags: Biography]
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Whitman - ... Emerson received praised and support from the Transcendentalism movement, specifically, Emerson, Thoreau and Alcott (Folson & Price, 2011). Beliefs: On Personal Development. Whitman believed that it was corruption of civilization that ultimately change the goodness of human and the soul by changing the state of good in the mind. Therefore, one should discover oneself by separating themselves from everything, learn to understand who they really are and then return to (Sarracino,1990). Whitman believed that getting back to nature and all natural got back to the unconsciousness, which he comes is unified and limitlessness while the conscious is bound by perceptions and object (Sarracino, 1990)....   [tags: Biography] 593 words
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Theodore Roosevelt - Theodore Roosevelt I wonder about Theodore Roosevelt. My interest in Theodore Roosevelt was because of a brief lesson on him in Social Studies class. This Wonder Project falls into the category of Social Studies because this is a biography about Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States of America. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York in 1858 and died in 1919. As a young boy, he was often spending many of his days reading. Either Theodore or his family knew that the reason for his illness was severe asthma....   [tags: biography] 521 words
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The Life and Ministry of Charles Haddon Spurgeon - Charles Spurgeon was a great preacher during the time of 1832-1892. Spurgeon was thought to be so great a man that he was given the title “Prince of Preachers.” He was given such a great title because he had a way with words; he knew how to capture the audience’s emotions and imagination. Spurgeon was also known as a true man of God “Gods Messenger.” Spurgeon’s childhood was not the most wonderful. Spurgeon was born in Kelvedon Essex, to John and Eliza Spurgeon who had 17 children. Spurgeon was one of the 8 children that survived formative years....   [tags: biography]
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THE TIMES OF GERSHWIN - George Gershwin is one of the most celebrated composers of modern times. He is Famous for bridging the gap between Jazz and Classical music, and developing a new kind of popular music that held a genuine, American voice. With such pieces as his Rhapsody in Blue and Concerto in F he has become the most widely played American composer of all time. Although he boats having one of the most recognizable names in modern music, many people do not truly know the story behind it all. The Early Years His Childhood Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 26, 1898 to Morris and Rose Gershwin, Russian born Jewish immigrants who had come to America only a few years earlier....   [tags: Biography]
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Satirist of the 1800’s - Nathaniel Hawthorne’s writings have been read for many years, and many of his books have been on the required reading lists in the school curricula. His works convey themes of psychology and human nature through his crafty use of allegory and symbolism. These were essential tools in addressing topics that were too radical to be publicly addressed in the nineteenth century (Magill 1). He used these techniques to criticize some part of society, which is evident in his use of satire in the religious world (Hilton 1)....   [tags: Biography]
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Greta Kraus' Contribution To Canadian Music - In Canada, Greta Kraus is the uncontested doyenne of the early-music revival in general, and harpsichord playing in particular, but her accomplishments go far beyond the baroque repertoire. She has coached Canadian singers not only in baroque oratorios but in romantic German opera and lieder, and twentieth-century works. The composer R. Murray Schafer studied with her, and so did the keyboard artists Douglas Bodle, Elizabeth Keenan, Patrick Wedd, and Valerie Weeks and the singers Elizabeth Benson Guy, Mary Morrison, Gary Relyea, Roxolana Roslak, and Teresa Stratas....   [tags: Biography] 1296 words
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Bob Woodward - Bob Woodward is an award-winning investigative journalist perhaps best known for his work with Carl Bernstein in the investigation of the Watergate scandal and a series of articles for which The Washington Post won a Pulitzer Prize ("Bob Woodward," n.d.). Woodward is also a renowned author of fifteen non-fiction books; eleven of the fifteen have become number one best sellers, the highest of any contemporary author ("Full Biography," n.d.). The New York Times has even gone so far as to call Woodward, “… the most famous investigative reporter in America” (DeParle, 1992)....   [tags: Biography]
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Nikola Tesla - Nikola Tesla was born midnight on July 10, 1856 in Smiljan, Lika, which was then part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire, region of Croatia. His father was named Milutin Tesla and was a Serbian Orthodox Priest. Djuka Mandic was his mother and was an inventor in her own right of household appliances. Tesla was the fourth child of five, having one older brother and 3 younger sisters. Tesla studied at the Realschule, Karlstadt in 1873, the Polytechnic Institute in Graz, Austria and the University of Prague....   [tags: Biography]
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George Bernard Shaw: Critic, Writer, and Activist - In addition to being a political activist, a literary and musical critic, and a novelist, George Bernard Shaw was a playwright and a remarkable one at that; his extraordinary commentary on such facets of life as marriage, education, government, religion, and social status sets him apart from other playwrights of his time. The time of George Bernard Shaw’s education played a small, however important role in his career. The effect of his educational career as a student often moved into his literature....   [tags: Biography]
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Precision Machine - The incredible, Super Bowl winning quarterback, Drew Brees has a magnificent arm. Sports science proved him to be more precise then an olympic archer. He also has an incredible sense of knowledge for the great game of football. Off the field he is a kind, generous person trying to be the best role model he can, using his arm and brain for the game. He led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl 44. I intend to describe the precise life of Drew Brees. Drew Christopher Brees was born on January 15, 1979, in Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Biography]
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Elizabeth George Research Paper - Elizabeth George Elizabeth George is a world-renowned mystery writer. George is known for her mystery novels set in England. It’s hard to see that an American author could write all these mystery novels set in England and know a lot of its features, but with her well research and great plot she could easily be mistaken for a British writer. George is most known for her first book, A Great Deliverance, for which she was also nominated for the Edgar and the Macavity Awards. From her days as a teacher to her days as a writer, George has really risen in the literary world of mystery novels....   [tags: Biography]
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Susan Elizabeth George - Susan Elizabeth George is a competent British author with a rich background. She wrote many distinguished books and won numerous awards, which all began when she was a teacher at El Toro High School. She writes mystery murders, which gained widespread popularity. From an article from The New York Times, Mel Gussow described George as 'a master of the English mystery, with an ear for local language and an eye for the inner workings of Scotland Yard' (Gussow). George has a productive and fulfilling life accompanied by her many successful novels and awards....   [tags: Biography]
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The Dark Side of Dylan Thomas - Dylan Thomas was a well known poet. Different people had different views on his work. Dylan Thomas wrote many short stories, an uncompleted novel called Adventures in Skin Trade, the radio play called Under Milk Wood, three prose dramas, and many film scripts. He also wrote book reviews, radio talks, and descriptive essays, many of them collected in the volume called Quite Early One Morning published after his death (Korg 1). In The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, It says, Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914, where he spent his days growing up in Swansea, South Whales....   [tags: Biography]
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The Life and Writings of Jack London - It appears that many famous people lived through a poor childhood. Jack London had an immensely rough childhood stricken with poverty and uncertainty, yet he is one of the most famous writers of the twentieth century. London’s lack of stability in his life and the various stages he lived through such as being a sailor, hobo, Klondike Argonaut, and self-made millionaire colored the pages of his writing. Lack of stability in a child’s life can be a detrimental factor in a youth’s ability to succeed....   [tags: Biography]
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The Inspiration of Frida Kahlo - Some people become artists for the pleasure, but others might have an ability to perceive art in a deeper sense than what is being presented. Artists like Diego Velázquez, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Sandro Botticelli could actually see the essence of art which motivated them to give the world a canvas of questionable knowledge. Later another artist emerged with the same ability, Frida Kahlo. She used her life as her canvas; allowed people to view the world from behind the surrealistic doors. In addition, she was able to present self-portraits in many forms, all influenced by a tragic bus accident which led to a broken spine that affected her whole life....   [tags: Biography]
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Bruce Willis - Bruce Willis Date of Birth: 19th March, 1955. Born at: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany. Height: 6’ Claim to fame: Pulp Fiction, Die Hard, and The Sixth Sense. Walter Bruce Willis better known as Bruce Willis is no doubt is one of the best-loved leading men actor of our times. Though mainly known as an action hero Bruce has got an amazing body of work. His biggest blockbuster was Die Hard (1988) which catapulted him straight in to the big leagues. He started his career from television working in the hit show ‘Moonlighting’ alongside Cybil Shepherd....   [tags: Biography] 1696 words
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Diane Arbus: Photographing the Freaks - ... (Bosworth) After 16 years together, Diane and Allan’s marriage began to fall apart. They separated when Diane took their two daughters and moved out. They still remained in contact, but Allan was rumored to be seeing other women. This separation liberated Diane and she picked up her camera in earnest and began doing something she was passionate and serious about. At first she was somewhat aimless because of the lack of interesting subjects available to her, but this changed when she saw the 1932 movie Freaks....   [tags: Biography ]
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Lewis Grizzard: Finding the Humor in Everyday Life - ... After college, he moved around from paper to paper as a sports columnist; ultimately, his career took the turn to the humorous writing by evolving into a comedic column about life and everyday dealings, which became syndicated in eighty-four newspapers across the country. His love for the UGA football program, second only to Larry Munson, was evident in his column after the nineteen eighty-four Georgia versus Georgia Tech game, Tech thirty-five- Georgia eighteen; the column was basically two blank columns because he had nothing to say....   [tags: Biography ]
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Suspense of Stephen King - ... The last steps before a prisoner sits in the electric chair to be killed are normally called the last mile. In this particular penitentiary, the path to the chair was floored with tile. The planks on the floor had a lime green color to it, and that is why they called it the green mile (King Pg 85). King describes the distance for the person that had the bad fortune to walk it being a miserable long pace. The author also says that the look on the prisoner’s face when he or she is sitting down on the chair is awful and that the guards always cover the prisoner’s head when the electrocution is finished....   [tags: Biography ]
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Nikki Giovanni: The Princess of Black Poetry - ... In high school and her first years of college, she would write about love and common issues, but as she grew and evolved into a woman, she started writing about more serious issues, such as racism and civil rights. She made connections between literature and politics, and it would continue to absorb her attention for an undetermined amount of time. She became actively involved in the Black Arts movement, where she “portrayed the unique voices of African Americans in an atmosphere that did not have any diversity” (Jones)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Mary Mahoney: Breaking the Nursing Color Barrier - ... She believed that this could only be accomplished through organizations such as the National Association of Colored Graduates Nurses where African-American nurses could come together and fight for equality. Leadership Style According to Essentials of nursing leadership and Management “The transformational theory of leadership emphasizes that people need a sense of mission that goes beyond good interpersonal relationships or the appropriate reward for a job well done.” (Whitehead, Weiss, and Tappen, 2010, pg.8) Mary Mahoney’s leadership style was one of a transformational leader because she wanted to make sure that African-American nurses had equality with other nurses of different nationalities....   [tags: Biography ]
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The Writings of Yukio Mishima - ... The Sea of Fertility is a tetralogy based on the Buddhist belief of reincarnation. Originally the first novel Spring Snow was submitted in installments to Shincho magazine (Stokes 170-171), later to be published in book form along with part two Runaway Horses. When they were published in 1969 the first novel sold 200,000 copies in two months. Part two did not sell as well because of the subject matter. This was the largest literary work in the twentieth century, but it received little attention in the press (193)....   [tags: Biography ]
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Queen Elizabeth I: The Most Glorious Ruler of England - ... Hence, Jane became known as the Nine-Day Queen. Thus, in the spring of 1553, the crown of England was passed to Mary. Throughout her sovereignty Mary banned Protestantism from England, and forced her subjects to follow Catholicism, and executed any subject who refused; which would have included Elizabeth. But with her cunning and wits, she pretended to be Catholic, and thwarted mass with forged illnesses. Nonetheless, through the duration of Mary’s reign as Queen, Elizabeth would be rejected from court....   [tags: Biography ]
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Abraham Lincoln: America’s First Commander-in-Chief - ... . [and] the mastery of ’great’ men. (403) These characteristics and experiences shaped Lincoln’s behavior in a positive way, and well prepared him to serve as Commander-in-Chief. While Lincoln was elected when the United States was fully expecting a civil war, he knew very little of military laws and processes. With regards to “first order presidential warmaking [sic],” or the direct handling of military matters, Lincoln had no experience (Dirck 22-23). This posed an issue as the president was given in the Constitution the task of commander-in-chief of the military....   [tags: Biography ]
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