Tim Ott has written for Biography and other A+E sites since 2012.
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.
The Utah teen endured rape and other atrocities by a husband-wife team that held her captive for nine months.
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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.