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Guest ContributorMay 2, 2012 by Scott Cooperstein
The woman who would become Annie Oakley was born Phoebe Ann Moses, August 13, 1860, in Greenville, a city in Darke County, Ohio. Her family lived on a small farm with a patriarch who provided for them by hunting, trapping, and trading in local markets...also in this article
Entrepreneur, Inventor / 1847 - 1931
Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb, the telephone and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
Empress, Queen / 1840 - 1901
Empress Frederick was the oldest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of England. She married the future German Emperor Frederick III in 1858, thusly becoming empress of Germany and queen of Prussia.
April 26, 2012 by Kayla Arias
You might have caught yourself watching 12 Angry Men (1957) and thought, 'Hmm, I've seen this guy somewhere recently... on How I Met Your Mother!" After quickly...also in this article
April 30, 2012 by Julien McNab
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal-makers...also in this article
Prime Minister / 1925 - 2013
The first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher was a controversial figurehead of conservative ideology during her time in office.
April 30, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Do any of you miss the Huxtables? We sure do—especially, the eye-rolling, long-faced wisdom-in-spurts character of Dr. Cliff Huxtable. (Hey, if Dallas can get a...also in this article
Film Actor, Television Actor, Comedian, Television Producer / 1937 -
Bill Cosby is an American comedian, actor and producer, who has played a major role in the development of more positive portrayal of African-Americans on television.
Television Actress, Television Personality / 1973 -
Actress Tempestt Bledsoe is best known for her role as Vanessa Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show. In 2010 she became the host of the Style Network's Clean House.
April 26, 2012 by Leila Taha
Among the many, many artists who struggle to become famous, only a small handful succeed. And an even smaller group succeeds posthumously. Whether it's due to the...also in this article
Songwriter, Singer / 1941 - 1967Otis Redding’s career was cut short when he died in a plane crash in 1967. His song “(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay” became his first and only No. 1 hit in 1968.
April 27, 2012 by Eudie Pak
Biography.com has launched a new feature we're calling "Week in Review," which highlights interesting people who've made the news this past week—thanks to their endeavors, big ideas, triumphs, or magnanimous gaffes.
While there were many people to...also in this article
Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1961 -
Barack Obama is the 44th and current president of the United States, and the first African American to serve as U.S. president. First elected to the presidency in 2008, he won a second term in 2012.
U.S. Representative / 1953 -
John Edwards served in the U.S. Senate from 1998 to 2004. He was the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in the 2004 election, and twice ran for president.