Widely known for the book and miniseries 'Roots' as well as 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X,' Alex Haley was a U.S. writer whose works of historical fiction and reportage depicted generations of African-American lives.
There’s a Hattie McDaniel biopic in the works, according to the ‘Hollywood Reporter.’ Born to slave parents, McDaniel was the first African-American actress to win an Academy Award in 1940 for her supporting role as Mammy in 'Gone With the Wind.’
A new exhibition at the Dali Museum in Saint Petersburg, Florida, plays tribute the friendship and influence of the painter and fashion designer. Dali is seen as one of the founders of the Surrealist art movement with his "paranoiac-critical method."
Louis Armstrong was a trumpeter, bandleader, singer, soloist, film star and comedian. Considered one of the most influential artists in jazz history, he is known for songs like "Star Dust," "La Via En Rose" and "What a Wonderful World."