The shocking story of how two young boys were led to kill their father, and the unique way that the State of Florida delivered justice in the case.
Is Wayne Williams the monster responsible for killing 29 African Americans between 1979 and 1981? Or did the prosecution in Williams' trial withhold evidence that white supremacists were responsible? This in-depth probe explores the continuing controversy over the infamous Atlanta child murders that shocked the nation. We'll hear from the prosecutors, the defense attorney, a mother of one of the victims, and Williams, who keeps fighting for a new trial after nearly two decades in prison.
A full Biography episode on the life of Twiggy.
Born Lesley Hornby to working class parents, she was the girl gifted with the cute face who went on to become Twiggy, the female persona of London in the swinging Sixties and the world's first Supermodel. Discovered after her styling photos appeared in a London hair salon, Twiggy catapulted into fame with the feminine look of the decade: trademark boyish waif looks, close cropped straight hair and naturally curly eyelashes matched by a pair painted beneath her own. Today, some thirty-five years into her career, now a mother of two and twice married, her face still graces the covers of major women's magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. She is active as an animal rights supporter and breast cancer research fund-raiser.
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In entertainment, where the line between fiction and reality is often blurry, names are a crucial part of a celebrity's image. Stage names are often chosen to make an actor or musician's name easier to pronounce or remember, or simply to make it sounds more attractive. Here are famous celebrities who have changed their names.
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The 1960s were a time of significant cultural and social change in London. The post-World War II era, coined "Swinging London," saw a youth-driven shift in culture, from old to new. Symbolized by famous faces like English supermodels Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy to "British Invasion" rock bands like the Beatles and Cream, the era created a fresh and modern approach to everything from fashion to music to cultural attitudes. Biography.com looks at the inspirational forces behind the "Swinging London" revolution.
Swinging London - Cultural Icons: 1960s
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