Fascinating people making headlines.
June 8, 2012 by Josh Mapes
This Sunday, the 66th Annual Tony Awards will honor the best in Broadway Theater. Actress Tracie Bennett is considered a front runner for playing Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, a fictionalized account of the last days of Judy's life. The day of...
June 4, 2012 by Eudie Pakalso in this article
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer, Philanthropist / 1941 -
American singer-songwriter Paul Simon is an influential figure in American rock music. He is best known for his long-running success as a musician.
Civil Rights Activist, World Leader, Journalist / 1918 -
Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
June 8, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com's "Week in Review" highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, importance...also in this article
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Director, Producer / 1937 -
Ridley Scott is an English director and producer, whose notable hits include Thelma and Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down. He is also recognized as the older brother of director Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012.
June 7, 2012 by Kayla Ariasalso in this article
Baseball Player / 1919 - 1972
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play major league baseball, becoming Rookie of the Year in 1947, National League MVP in 1949 and a World Series champ in 1955.