From historical figures to present-day celebrities, Sara Kettler loves to write about people who've led fascinating lives.
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How Josephine Baker Upended Sexual Stereotypes While Advocating For Civil Rights
The American-born French entertainer and civil rights activist was unabashed by conservative mores of the time and became an international symbol of Black culture.
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Through their unforgettable art and innovations in film, these auteurs stand among the most influential big-screen talents in movie history.
The Enduring Mystery Behind the Murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier
The French filmmaker was murdered in a quiet part of Ireland one night in December 1996, and despite years of investigation, questions remain about who killed her.
How Prince Philip's Life Was Upended When Elizabeth Became Queen
The royal couple's love story had a romantic beginning but their relationship was rattled by her early ascension to the throne five years into their marriage.
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Rod Stewart’s Breakout Hit Was Inspired By His First Time
When he was 16, the rocker lost his virginity to an older woman and 10 years later, the event inspired him to write his 1971 hit song.
Inside Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds' Close — But Often Complicated — Relationship
The pair's relationship had its share of ups and downs, but this iconic Hollywood mother-daughter duo ultimately epitomized mutual love and support.
Joni Mitchell: The Heartbreak and Vulnerability Behind Her Iconic 'Blue' Album
The singer-songwriter called her 1971 album "the purest emotional record that I will ever make."
Carole King: 12 Famous Songs You May Not Know She Wrote
From her time as a songwriter-for-hire in the 1960s to later solo and collaborative compositions, King has created a wide array of memorable melodies.
10 Things You May Not Know About Elon Musk's Mom, Maye Musk
Maye is known for raising the SpaceX entrepreneur but is a star in her own right.
Princess Diana and Prince Charles: A Complete Timeline of Their Relationship
The royals' marriage and subsequent divorce were plagued with jealousy, cheating, tabloids and tragedy.
Robin Williams: The Unexpected Role that Jumpstarted His Career
Playing alien Mork on an episode of the sitcom was a star-making role for the up-and-coming actor, whose comedic genius was evident from the moment he stepped on the set.
The Mamas & the Papas: Inside the Band’s Love Quadrangle, Drug Problems and Hit Songs
Their folk-rock vibes may have suggested a mellow existence, but in reality, the four members of the 1960s group led drug- and drama-filled lives during their time together.
Why TLC Never Replaced Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes After Her Untimely Death
After Lopes was killed in a car accident, the group's earlier conflicts lost their importance as the two surviving members focused on honoring their late friend.
How Ellen DeGeneres' Historic Coming-Out Episode Changed Television
In the groundbreaking episode, DeGeneres became the first lead character of a TV series to announce that she was gay, and the comedian faced backlash as a result.
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers' Long-Lasting Friendship
The country superstars and "Islands in the Stream" duet partners shared a "very special relationship" for more than three decades.
How Bea Arthur and 'Maude' Changed the Way Women Were Portrayed on Television
The show's groundbreaking storyline marked the first time a primetime series portrayed the lead character contemplating an abortion.
Anne Sullivan Found 'the Fire of a Purpose' Through Teaching Helen Keller
Keller and her "miracle worker" started out as pupil and teacher, but their relationship blossomed into one of lifelong support.
Maya Angelou: The Meaning Behind Her Poem "Still I Rise"
The African American writer shared her message of "survival" and "hope" in the 1978 poem.