Famous People Named Harold
Take a look at famous people named Harold, such as Harold Bloom, Harold Ramis, and Harold Pinter.
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profile name: Harold Shipman profile occupation: Serial Killer, Doctor
profile id: 9524806
profile name: Harold Washington profile occupation: Mayor, U.S. Representative
profile id: 9441163
profile name: Harold Pinter profile occupation: Activist, Playwright, Poet, Screenwriter
profile id: 342930
profile name: Harold Ramis profile occupation: Film Actor, Director, Producer, Screenwriter
profile id: 9384185
profile name: Harold Lloyd profile occupation: Film Actor, Comedian
profile id: 9216064
profile name: Harold Bloom profile occupation: Literary Critic, Writer
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When one lover attacks another in a moment of unbridled emotion—or tries to eliminate their romantic competition—it's traditionally been known as 'a crime of passion.' These days, fits of rage over lost love are often chalked up to 'temporary insanity.' Whatever you call them, crimes committed in the name of love have been part of our cultural history since ancient times. Here are some of the most famous examples of passion-gone-wrong, from those who couldn't bear to part with their true love to those who found themselves on the receiving end of an obsessive romance.
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People of Hispanic descent have played a major role in shaping American culture throughout history, from Francisco Vasquez de Coronado's pioneering exploration of North America to Sonia Sotomayor's appointment as the first Hispanic woman on the Supreme Court. Yet it took the efforts of hundreds of talented men and women, over a period of decades, to bring the importance of Hispanic culture to the forefront of American consciousness. Biography.com presents the profiles of many of these notable men and women, who encompass the rich legacy of Hispanic heritage, and explores their impact on people around the world—Hispanic and otherwise.
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Whether by sword, axe or guillotine, death by beheading was historically considered the most humane form of death sentence—as long as the executioner was swift, strong and good at hitting his mark. While the practice was never legally supported in the United States, we do give the method a nod in this country whenever we use the term "capital punishment"; the word "capital" is derived from the Latin "capitalis," which translates to "of the head." Here are some of the most famous victims of this gruesome form of execution.
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