Known for his brash and raucous rhetoric, the essayist and playwright turned the spotlight on the health crisis affecting gay men in New York City at a time no one wanted to hear about it.
Fresh off her best actress Oscar win in 1955, the movie star hopped on a train in France, which led to a meeting with the royal that veered her life in a new direction.
An "innocent, wonderful picture" of Caroline Kennedy triggered Diamond to include her name in his 1969 love song.
Originally hired as a writer, the comedian almost didn’t sit in the anchor chair for the first episode in 1975, but more than four decades later, the segment he launched is still going strong.
Despite being born in the United States, the 'Star Trek' star and the ‘Karate Kid’ actor both had traumatic childhoods and were imprisoned for the color of their skin.
Landing a spot on the late-night sketch show is one of the toughest gigs in show business, and even some of Hollywood's greatest comedy legends didn't make the cut.
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The guitarist woke up one morning to find the famous riff from "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on his cassette recorder and no memory of writing the song.
In the '90s, the actor seemed to have it all. But underneath, he was dealing with the greatest battle of his life.
The actress was already guest-starring as a waitress named Ursula on "Mad About You" when the role of Phoebe came along and producers scrambled to create a connection.
The Oscar-winning film almost looked very different, with several other actors, including Gwenyth Paltrow and Matthew McConaughey, in the running for the lead roles.
The iconic hairstyle helped make her a cultural icon in the ‘90s, but the actress said she would rather shave her head than wear it again.
The feminist icon posed as a cocktail waitress at New York City’s famed Playboy Club in 1963 — bunny ears and all.
The British-American actress became as well known for her string of marriages as her hit films.
Right in the midst of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s reign, he was called to serve his country.
When the former slave stood up to speak at an 1851 convention, her speech had no name — but now it’s known by a rallying refrain that she may not have even uttered.
The race to the top of the charts sparked a supposed rivalry between the two divas, with both adamantly squashing the rumors.
The Founding Father and Continental Army commander shared some of his greatest wisdom through his words in letters and speeches.