Tim Ott has written for Biography and other A+E sites since 2012.
The members of the gold-medal-winning 1996 U.S. women's Olympic gymnastics team have moved on to successful lives as coaches, authors, media personalities and mothers.
The basketball icon helped revitalize a classic franchise, worked himself into championship shape and opened up the door for future athletes to follow in his footsteps.
The larger-than-life writer found unyielding companionship and support from her fellow American expatriate in Paris.
The pro wrestling legend became a singular figure in his sport for his ability to engage audiences through the characters of Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love and, eventually, himself.
Lyle and Erik provided some much-needed advice to the fallen football star as all three awaited their trials on murder charges in the same Los Angeles prison.
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The Utah teen endured rape and other atrocities by a husband-wife team that held her captive for nine months.
A typical day at a Canadian ski resort ended in disaster for the 'Parent Trap' actress and her family following an unexpectedly deadly fall on a beginners' trail.
The pro wrestling icon and his manager wife fell in and out of love as they navigated the turbulent world of their profession.
The gruesome death of 22-year-old Elizabeth Short confounded Los Angeles investigators in the late 1940s and remained a topic of intrigue in the decades that followed.
Though authorities never put the pieces together to find the missing Alabama teen, Joran van der Sloot remains a prime suspect.
The first Black U.S. congresswoman and major-party presidential candidate knew how to shake up the status quo with her pointed words.
The self-made scholar promoted "Negro History Week" as part of efforts to embed Black studies into the American education system.
Banneker had some choice words about Jefferson's beliefs and actions in a polite but stern 1791 letter.
The Alabama teenager didn’t budge when she was told to vacate her seat for a white woman and joined a lawsuit that brought an end to her city's segregated bus laws, but she received little recognition at the time for her efforts.