Famous People Who Died on May 2
Leonardo da Vinci
Mathematician, Artist, Inventor, Musician, Writer / 1452 - 1519
Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian painter and a genius in many realms of science. He is best known for two paintings: the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper."
J. Edgar Hoover
Osama bin Laden
U.S. Representative / 1908 - 1957Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. He became chair of the Senate's subcommittee on investigations.
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profile name: J. Edgar Hoover profile occupation: Government Official
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profile name: Osama bin Laden profile occupation: Terrorist
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profile name: Mildred Loving profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Joseph McCarthy profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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profile name: Caryl Chessman profile occupation: Criminal
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In the early years of motion pictures, actors were recruited from the stage, resulting in larger-than-life performances that seemed jarring when blown up to the size of a movie screen. As the years went on, actors began to understand the subtleties of the medium, and used more natural expressions to connect with their audiences. They became movie stars, known for their glamorous looks and identifiable personalities. As Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard would say, they didn't need dialogue, they had faces.
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Abducting children and adults, demanding ransoms, and committing grisly murders, kidnappers prey on the weak, innocent and unsuspecting, ranking them among the worst kinds of criminals in society. The kidnappers in this group are among the most notorious, making headlines for their famous hostages or for their violent and controlling behavior.
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Hollywood's leading lady Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times—and two of them were to Richard Burton. The two fell in love on the set of the 1963 film Cleopatra, and though both were married at the time, by March 1964 they divorced their previous spouses and married each other. Their turbulent relationship kept them in the papers, and they divorced in 1974 and remarried in 1975, only to split again a year later.
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