Tim Ott has written for Biography and other A+E sites since 2012.
Peterson was declared guilty of the crimes in 2004, but in 2020, his death sentence was overturned, setting the stage for a never-ending legal saga.
The young mother raised suspicions with her behavior after the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee, though prosecutors were unable to conclusively tie her to the toddler's death.
The WWE champion turned Hollywood leading man is just one of many relatives who used the ring as a springboard to stardom.
The comedian's longtime love has enjoyed her own successful career as a prominent Hollywood producer and best friend to Drew Barrymore.
"Uncle Dickie" provided indispensable wisdom in matters of state and romance to the impressionable young heir to the British throne.
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The Shoshone Native American translated, foraged and soothed tensions for the intrepid explorers, all while carrying her infant son.
The famed literary and celluloid antagonist was based on a Mexican doctor who murdered his boyfriend in 1959.
The world was riveted to the long-running saga of the American exchange student who was accused of killing her roommate.
Formerly enslaved Douglass was inspired by the white abolitionist’s passion, but they often butted heads, including over the raid at Harpers Ferry.
The president's life was upended following his election to the U.S. Senate in 1972 when his first wife and infant daughter lost their lives.
The double-amputee amazed legions of fans with his world-class sprinting times before he shocked them by killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013.
The physicist received her counterpart's support when her private affairs were exposed to a gossip-hungry public.
These Big Apple-based organizations have weathered bloody insurrections, federal convictions and undercover agents through decades of legal and illicit operations.
The Queen frontman's dental emergency opened the door for the punk rockers' foul-mouthed introduction to the world on live television.
Backed by an ambitious stage mom, the street boys from Manhattan’s Upper East Side set sail as singers before hitting their stride as comedic maestros.
Wepner's 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali motivated Sylvester Stallone to write the movie about a fighting underdog.