Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname. by jillian
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jillian Oliver "Ollie" Hardy (born Norvell Hardy) (January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor famous as one half of Laurel and Hardy, the classic double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927 to 1951. He was credited with his first film, Outwitting Dad, in 1914. In some of his early works, he was billed as Babe Hardy, using his nickname.
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Arthur Stanley "Stan" Jefferson, known as Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, famous as one half of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy. by jillian
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jillian Arthur Stanley "Stan" Jefferson, known as Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, famous as one half of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy.
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British Actor-manager Sir John Martin Harvey (1863-1944) was one of the last great romantic actors of the English theatre. His most famous play was The Only Way (1899), an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. 25 years later, he also featured in the film version, as well as in a few other silent and sound films. by marisa
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marisa British Actor-manager Sir John Martin Harvey (1863-1944) was one of the last great romantic actors of the English theatre. His most famous play was The Only Way (1899), an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. 25 years later, he also featured in the film version, as well as in a few other silent and sound films.
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John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) aka Jackie Coogan, American actor who began as a child actor in silent films. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941, as a glider pilot and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In December 1943, the unit was sent to India. He flew British troops, the Chindits, under General Orde Wingate on March 5, 1944, landing them at night in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines in the Burma campaign. by jillian
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jillian John Leslie Coogan (October 26, 1914 – March 1, 1984) aka Jackie Coogan, American actor who began as a child actor in silent films. He enlisted in the US Army in 1941, as a glider pilot and volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In December 1943, the unit was sent to India. He flew British troops, the Chindits, under General Orde Wingate on March 5, 1944, landing them at night in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines in the Burma campaign.
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Roy Rogers (1911-1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, and was the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans (1912-2001) married in 1947 and were featured in more than 100 movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. Dale wrote their famous theme song "Happy Trails." Roy's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Dale's by ellen
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ellen Roy Rogers (1911-1998), was an American singer and cowboy actor, and was the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans (1912-2001) married in 1947 and were featured in more than 100 movies and The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for nine years before moving to television from 1951 through 1957. Dale wrote their famous theme song "Happy Trails." Roy's nickname was "King of the Cowboys". Dale's
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William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his by Jagarcia
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Jagarcia William "Billie" Thomas (1931-1980). Child actor best remembered for playing Buckwheat in the "Our Gang" films from 1934 until 1944. The only cast member to be in all 52 "Our Gang" shorts. His role was the subject of controversy in later years, but he always defended his work, pointing out that the black kids were treated as equals to the white kids. As an adult, he was a successful film lab technician with Technicolor Corp. He took his
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Norman Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1926. He is a film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. He worked in New York on musicals. Shortly afterwards, he began producing, and directing such great films as "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Fiddler on the Roof", and "The Hurricane". Norman Jewison established the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies in Toronto in 1986. by adriana
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adriana Norman Jewison was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1926. He is a film director, producer, actor and founder of the Canadian Film Centre. He worked in New York on musicals. Shortly afterwards, he began producing, and directing such great films as "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Fiddler on the Roof", and "The Hurricane". Norman Jewison established the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies in Toronto in 1986.
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Morris Day, musician, composer and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time. He also played the antagonist to Prince in films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence. Typically escorted by his valet, Jerome (Jerome Benton), he won fans with his exaggerated vanity ("Jerome bring me my mirror!") and bravado ("Ain't nobody bad like me!"), acting as a comic foil to Prince's romantic, by celina.neo
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celina.neo Morris Day, musician, composer and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time. He also played the antagonist to Prince in films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge, which helped establish Day's playboy stage presence. Typically escorted by his valet, Jerome (Jerome Benton), he won fans with his exaggerated vanity ("Jerome bring me my mirror!") and bravado ("Ain't nobody bad like me!"), acting as a comic foil to Prince's romantic,
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Character actor Elisha Cook Jr was born today 12-26 in 1903. Some of his films include House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Shane. He passed in 1995. by jody
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jody Character actor Elisha Cook Jr was born today 12-26 in 1903. Some of his films include House on Haunted Hill (1959), The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep and Shane. He passed in 1995.
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Paul Simon (1941) is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine. by dawn
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dawn Paul Simon (1941) is an American musician, actor and singer-songwriter. Simon's fame, influence, and commercial success began as part of the duo Simon & Garfunkel, formed in 1964 with musical partner Art Garfunkel. Simon has earned 12 Grammys for his solo and collaborative work, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2006 was selected as one of the "100 People Who Shaped the World" by Time magazine.
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Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (1890 – 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United by melva
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melva Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (1890 – 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United
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Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893)  Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings. by julia
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julia Abbott Handerson Thayer - "A Virgin" (1892-1893) Thayer began this group portrait of his children, Gladys, Mary, and Gerald, soon after the untimely death of their mother in 1891. He originally envisioned the central figure, Mary, as Flora, the Greek goddess of flowers, but he decided to make her a Greek "Victory" figure instead, with clouds billowing behind her like wings.
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Chief Dan George, 7/24/1899 - 8/23/1981, was a chief of the Tsleil-Waufuth Nation located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver B.C. Canada. He was also an author, poet and an Academy Award nominated actor. In 1960 at the age of 60 he landed his first acting job. At 71, he won several awards for his role in "Little Big Man" and them acted in many other films like "The Outlaw Josey Wales". by maxine
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maxine Chief Dan George, 7/24/1899 - 8/23/1981, was a chief of the Tsleil-Waufuth Nation located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver B.C. Canada. He was also an author, poet and an Academy Award nominated actor. In 1960 at the age of 60 he landed his first acting job. At 71, he won several awards for his role in "Little Big Man" and them acted in many other films like "The Outlaw Josey Wales".
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Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one by gena
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gena Holt Collier & his prized dogs. He was once offered $1000 for the group & declined. He was a slave, soldier, cowboy, & perhaps the greatest big game hunter in United States history. He influenced the popularity & nickname of our most beloved President, "Teddy" Roosevelt. By age 10, Collier was known as the best marksman with a rifle in all the swampland of Mississippi & had already killed his first bear. At 14, he had earned a reputation as one
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Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer whose career began in 1920.  The1920′s, 30′s and early 40′s saw him star in such classics as ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Pygmalian’, ‘Romeo and Juliet (1936)’ and  ‘The Petrified Forest’. During his illustrious career he shared the silver screen with the likes of Bette Davies, Vivien Leigh, and Humphrey Bogart to name but a few. by maxine
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maxine Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer whose career began in 1920. The1920′s, 30′s and early 40′s saw him star in such classics as ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Pygmalian’, ‘Romeo and Juliet (1936)’ and ‘The Petrified Forest’. During his illustrious career he shared the silver screen with the likes of Bette Davies, Vivien Leigh, and Humphrey Bogart to name but a few.
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Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England...Her relationship with Henry VIII lasted for some length of time, compared to his other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, Soon after the birth of his son, the King began an affair with Mary Boleyn by freda
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freda Elizabeth Blount who was better known by her nickname of "Bessie", was a mistress of Henry VIII of England...Her relationship with Henry VIII lasted for some length of time, compared to his other affairs, which were generally short-lived and unacknowledged. On 15 June 1519, Blount bore the King an illegitimate son who was named Henry FitzRoy, Soon after the birth of his son, the King began an affair with Mary Boleyn
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1st Lieut. James L. Avis. James began his service with Co. K of the famed Stonewall Brigade in June of 1861. Shortly there after he was detailed as an apothecary for a hospital in Winchester. I would presume due to the fact that he was only 17 at the time of his enlistment. Sometime in 1862 he rejoined the 5th Cavalry by randi
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randi 1st Lieut. James L. Avis. James began his service with Co. K of the famed Stonewall Brigade in June of 1861. Shortly there after he was detailed as an apothecary for a hospital in Winchester. I would presume due to the fact that he was only 17 at the time of his enlistment. Sometime in 1862 he rejoined the 5th Cavalry
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Roland Gift, British singer and actor. He was the lead singer of the rock/pop band Fine Young Cannibals, and a member of the ska band Akrylykz. He became a solo artist, and appeared in The Prisoner, as well as sang on its soundtrack. He starred in the films Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife. Tin Men, & Scandal, the stage play Romeo and Juliet, and the TV series Highlander.  In 1990, he was named by People magazine as by katina
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katina Roland Gift, British singer and actor. He was the lead singer of the rock/pop band Fine Young Cannibals, and a member of the ska band Akrylykz. He became a solo artist, and appeared in The Prisoner, as well as sang on its soundtrack. He starred in the films Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, The Island of the Mapmaker's Wife. Tin Men, & Scandal, the stage play Romeo and Juliet, and the TV series Highlander. In 1990, he was named by People magazine as
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Yul Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books. by marylou
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marylou Yul Brynner was noted for his distinctive voice and for his shaved head, which he maintained as a personal trademark long after adopting it in 1951 for his role in The King and I. Earlier, he was a model and television director, and later a photographer and the author of two books.
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Marion Davies, born Marion Cecilea Douras on January 3, 1897, was one of the great comedic actresses of the silent era and into the 30's. She began as a chorus girl in New York, first in the pony follies and later in the Ziegfield Follies by julianne
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julianne Marion Davies, born Marion Cecilea Douras on January 3, 1897, was one of the great comedic actresses of the silent era and into the 30's. She began as a chorus girl in New York, first in the pony follies and later in the Ziegfield Follies
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Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and became known with his lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year's Eve, and The Lucky One. by noreen
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noreen Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor and singer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s and became known with his lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, Charlie St. Cloud, New Year's Eve, and The Lucky One.
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Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989)    He could speak Shakespeare’s lines as naturally as if he were “actually thinking them.” His rich, deep voice made audiences tremble. He often directed himself in films. He was and will stay one of the most famous and revered actors of the English-speaking world. by nora
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nora Lawrence Olivier (1907-1989) He could speak Shakespeare’s lines as naturally as if he were “actually thinking them.” His rich, deep voice made audiences tremble. He often directed himself in films. He was and will stay one of the most famous and revered actors of the English-speaking world.
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Burt Mustin - Actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was best known as a regular on "Leave It To Beaver" TV series 1957 to 1962, in the role as Gus the fireman. by rae
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rae Burt Mustin - Actor. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he was best known as a regular on "Leave It To Beaver" TV series 1957 to 1962, in the role as Gus the fireman.
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October 1917 fall fashions in the magazine The Delineator, again starring Irene Castle as the model. Already famous for appearing on Broadway with her husband and dance partner Vernon Castle, when Vernon joined to serve in the war Irene began to act in silent films. She was never a huge film star, but she was popular and had the slim, lithe figure that showed clothes to advantage. She designed many of her own outfits, and even had a line of by deanna
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deanna October 1917 fall fashions in the magazine The Delineator, again starring Irene Castle as the model. Already famous for appearing on Broadway with her husband and dance partner Vernon Castle, when Vernon joined to serve in the war Irene began to act in silent films. She was never a huge film star, but she was popular and had the slim, lithe figure that showed clothes to advantage. She designed many of her own outfits, and even had a line of
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Clifton Webb Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By his mid-twenties  in musicals, dramas on stage and in silent movies. His first real success in film  Laura (1944), followed byThe Razor's Edge (1946) - both of which won him Oscar nominations. His priggish Mr. Belvedere in a series of films was supposedly not far removed from his fastidious, finicky, fussy, abrasive and condescending by tina
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tina Clifton Webb Already trained in dance and theater, he quit school at age 13 to study music and painting. By his mid-twenties in musicals, dramas on stage and in silent movies. His first real success in film Laura (1944), followed byThe Razor's Edge (1946) - both of which won him Oscar nominations. His priggish Mr. Belvedere in a series of films was supposedly not far removed from his fastidious, finicky, fussy, abrasive and condescending
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Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories.    Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture. by FutureEdge
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FutureEdge Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy’s top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories. Baracca’s mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture.
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Karl Malden, born Mladen Adam Sekulovich, a former steelworker who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in the 1951 classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," died on, July 1, 2009. He was 97. He died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said his daughter Mila Doerner. by jenifer
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jenifer Karl Malden, born Mladen Adam Sekulovich, a former steelworker who won an Oscar for his role as Mitch in the 1951 classic "A Streetcar Named Desire," died on, July 1, 2009. He was 97. He died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said his daughter Mila Doerner.
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19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finished line. by shawna
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shawna 19 year-old Shigeki Tanaka was a survivor of the bombing of Hiroshima and went on to win the 1951 Boston Marathon. The crowd was silent as he crossed the finished line.
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Carbine (1885–1914), was an outstanding New Zealand bred Thoroughbred racehorse, who competed in New Zealand and later Australia. During his racing career he won 30 stakes or principal races. Owing to his performance on the track and his subsequent achievements as a sire, he became one of five inaugural inductees into both the New Zealand and the Australian Racing Hall of Fame. by tina66
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tina66 Carbine (1885–1914), was an outstanding New Zealand bred Thoroughbred racehorse, who competed in New Zealand and later Australia. During his racing career he won 30 stakes or principal races. Owing to his performance on the track and his subsequent achievements as a sire, he became one of five inaugural inductees into both the New Zealand and the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.
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Antoni Bonet i Castellana (Barcelona, Catalonia 1913-1989) was a Catalan architect, designer and urban planner. He began his career with Josep Lluís Sert and Josep Torres Clavé. He was a member of GATCPAC. In 1936 he joins the atelier of Le Corbusier in Paris. Afterwards he works in Argentina and Uruguay. He is best remembered as one of the authors of the butterfly chair. by louellaa
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louellaa Antoni Bonet i Castellana (Barcelona, Catalonia 1913-1989) was a Catalan architect, designer and urban planner. He began his career with Josep Lluís Sert and Josep Torres Clavé. He was a member of GATCPAC. In 1936 he joins the atelier of Le Corbusier in Paris. Afterwards he works in Argentina and Uruguay. He is best remembered as one of the authors of the butterfly chair.
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Betty Blythe - was an American actress best known for her dramatic roles in exotic silent films such as The Queen of Sheba (1921) by gladys
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gladys Betty Blythe - was an American actress best known for her dramatic roles in exotic silent films such as The Queen of Sheba (1921)
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