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    Sophocles, Greek Playwright
  Sophocles, Greek Playwright
Born in 495 B.C. about a mile northwest of Athens, Sophocles was to become one of the great playwrights of the golden age. The son of a wealthy merchant, he would enjoy all the comforts of a thriving Greek empire. He studied all of the arts. By the a...
 
    Molière, Master of Comic Satire
  Molière, Master of Comic Satire
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière, was a French theatre writer, director, stage manager, actor, and all-around man of theatre, one of the masters of comic satire. The son of an interior decorator, Jean Baptiste Poquelin lost his moth...
 
    Ignatius Sancho, 1st Black Briton to vote
  Ignatius Sancho, 1st Black Briton to vote
Ignatius Sancho was a composer, actor, and writer. He is the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election. He gained fame in his time as "the extraordinary Negro", and to 18th century British abolitionists he became a symbol of the humanity...
 
    John Wilkes Booth, Assassin Lincoln
  John Wilkes Booth, Assassin Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. Booth was a member of the prominent 19th century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and, by the 186...
 
    Buffalo Bill
  Buffalo Bill
William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter and showman. He was born in the Iowa Territory (now the American state of Iowa), near LeClaire. He was one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West, and mostly f...
 
    Constantin Stanislavski, Russian Actor
  Constantin Stanislavski, Russian Actor
Constantin Sergeyevich Stanislavski was a Russian actor and theatre director. His innovative contribution to modern European and American realistic acting has remained at the core of mainstream western performance training for much of the last centur...
 
    Harry Houdini, American Magician
  Harry Houdini, American Magician
Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. He was also a skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomena. Houdini...
 
    Anna Pavlovna, Russian Ballerina
  Anna Pavlovna, Russian Ballerina
Anna Pavlovna was a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century. She is widely regarded as one of the finest classical ballet dancers in history and was most noted as a Principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets...
 
    Charlie Chaplin
  Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, who brought laughter to millions worldwide as the silent "Little Tramp" clown. From age 17 to 24 he was with Fred Karno's English vaudeville troupe, which brought him to New York in 1910, aged 21. In November of 1913 he signed a cont...
 
    Abel Gance, French Film Director
  Abel Gance, French Film Director
Abel Gance was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. He is best known for three major silent films: J'accuse, La Roue, and the monumental Napoléon. He worked in the cinema from 1909, finally winning acclaim with Mater dolorosa (19...
 
    Vaslav Nijinsky, Ballet Dancer
  Vaslav Nijinsky, Ballet Dancer
Vaslav Nijinsky was a Russian ballet dancer and choreographer of Polish descent. He grew to be celebrated for his virtuosity and for the depth and intensity of his characterizations. He could perform en pointe, a rare skill among male dancers at the...
 
    Buster Keaton, Actor and Filmmaker
  Buster Keaton, Actor and Filmmaker
Joseph Frank Keaton Jr., always known as Buster Keaton, was a popular and influential American silent-film comic actor and filmmaker. His trademark was physical comedy with a stoic, deadpan expression on his face, earning him the nickname "The Great...
 
    Umm Kulthum, Egyptian Singer
  Umm Kulthum, Egyptian Singer
Umm Kulthum,Various spellings include Om Koultoum, Om Kalthoum, Oumme Kalsoum, and Umm Kolthoum. She was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Tamay ez-Zahayra village that belongs to El Senbellawein, she is known as the Planet of the...
 
    Leni Riefenstahl
  Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl was born in Berlin in 1902. She studied painting and started her artistic career as a dancer. She became already so famous after her first dance hat Max Reinhardt engaged her for the »Deutsches Theater«. An injury of the knee put an...
 
    Sir Cecil Beaton, Photographer/ Designer
  Sir Cecil Beaton, Photographer/ Designer
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion and portrait photographer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre....
 
         
         



 
 
         
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