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    Roy Orbison, American Singer / Songwriter  
Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. Many critics described his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of R...
 
    The Hoover Dam  
Hoover Dam is a testimony to a country's ability to construct monolithic projects in the midst of adverse conditions. Built during the Depression; thousands of men and their families came to Black Canyon to...
 
    Richard Wurman, TED Conferences  
Richard Saul Wurman is an architect and graphic designer. He is considered a pioneer in the practice of making information understandable. He has written and designed over 80 books and created the TED conferences (with which he is no longer...
 
    Brigitte Bardot, French Actress  
Brigitte Bardot is a French actress and model, daughter of an industrialist. Also known simply as BB ("Bri-Bri" in childhood) she is considered the embodiment of the 1950s "sex kitten." Bardot starred with Trintignant in Vadim's film And...
 
    Bob Moog, Inventor of the Synthesizer  
What would the world of modern music be like without the inventions of Bob Moog? One answer would be: very boring. 1964 : Bob Moog’s namesake analog synthesizers have affected popular music in ways he might not have expected back in 1954 wh...
 
    Matti Suuronen, Architect Futuro House  
Matti Suuronen was a Finnish architect who is best known for making the Futuro and the Venturo houses. Suuronen became internationally known for designing buildings using reinforced plastic, especially Futuro and Venturo houses. Suuronen...
 
    Umberto Eco  
Back in the 1970s, long before the cyberpunk era or the Internet boom, an Italian academic was dissecting the elements of codes, information exchange and mass communication. Umberto Eco, chair of semiotics at the University of Bologna, deve...
 
    Dieter Rams, Industrial Designer  
Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer closely associated with the consumer products company Braun and the Functionalist school of industrial design. Rams once explained his design approach in the phrase "Weniger, aber besser" which fr...
 
    Johnny Cash, American Singer, Songwriter, Actor  
John R. Cash was an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and author. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His genre-spanning songs and sound embraced country,...
 
    Miriam Makeba, Mama Africa  
Zenzile Miriam Makeba, nicknamed Mama Africa, was a South African singer, songwriter, actress, United Nations goodwill ambassador, and civil rights activist. Associated with musical genres including Afropop, jazz, and world music, she was a...
 
    Toni Morrison  
Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), is a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed black characters; among the best known are her nove...
 
    James Dean, American Actor  
James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as trou...
 
    Jean-Luc Godard, Filmmaker  
Jean-Luc Godard is a Franco-Swiss filmmaker and one of the most influential members of the Nouvelle Vague, or "French New Wave". Born in Paris to Franco-Swiss parents, he was educated in Nyon, later studying at the Lycée Rohmer, and the Sor...
 
    Clint Eastwood, American Actor, Filmmaker  
Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars Tr...
 
    Jacques Brel  
Jacques Brel was a Belgian French-speaking author-composer, considered by many a poet as well, for the strong power of expression in his lyrics. Remembered in the anglophone world for the translations of his songs, he is also remembered in...
 
       
         
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