Known for his frugal and unpretentious lifestyle, Warren Buffet was named by Forbes Magazine as the richest person in the world on March 8th, 2008. He has an estimated net worth of approximately 62 billion dollars. As CEO and the main stockholder of the investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, he only makes a […]Continue Reading →
An American writer and humorist, Roy Blount Jr. is also an actor, reporter, and musician with the “Rock Bottom Remainders,” a rock band composed entirely of his fellow writers including Steven King, Dave Barry, Matt Groening and Amy Tan. He is featured regularly as a panelist on the NPR news & comedy […]Continue Reading →
Lawrence “Yogi” Berra is a former Major League Baseball player and manager, whose fractured use of the English language gave rise to the term, ‘yogism’. He quit school in the eighth grade, and has simultaneously denied and confirmed his reputation for malapropisms by stating, “I never said half the things I […]Continue Reading →
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and had a childhood filled with the tragedy of her mother’s death when she was 3 and her father’s death at her age of 13. At age 17 she began acting in theater in Stockholm with the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm and soon after began […]Continue Reading →
Tony Bennett, who is widely considered to be one of the best singers of the past two centuries, is an American icon who saw his career decline in the 70’s with the advent of rock and roll. Keeping true to his repertoire of popular and jazz standards, however, Bennett staged a successful […]Continue Reading →
Bonne and I have had my brother Greg’s Diane Arbus book of photographic portraits, An Aperture Monograph, in our possession for many years now. We really ought to give it back to him. Greg wrote his name and the date he acquired the book, May 20th 1974, in the inside cover. […]Continue Reading →
A three-time Academy Award-winning American film writer and director, actor, jazz musician, fiction writer and essayist, comedian, and playwright, Woody Allen is the quintessential auteur, serving as director, screenwriter and star of most of his films. His large body of work, which mixes humor, wit, and cerebral satire, has made him […]Continue Reading →
An important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, Maya Angelou is also an author, actress and playwright. Her autobiography, ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,’ gave her critical and international acclaim. In the late seventies, she became a friend and mentor to Oprah Winfrey.
“Courage is the […]Continue Reading →
Scott Adams, the cartoonist whose social commentary largely focuses on the world of corporate management, is best known as the creator of the comic strip “Dilbert.” Adams is no stranger to the business world. He earned a four-year degree in economics from Hartwick College and an MBA business management degree from the […]Continue Reading →
Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and had a childhood filled with the tradgedy of her mother’s death when she was 3 and her father’s death at her age of 13. At age 17 she began acting in theater in Stockholm with the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Stockholm and […]Continue Reading →
David Brinkley (1920-2003) was a popular television newscaster. President George W. Bush called him the “elder statesman of broadcast journalism” in 1992.
“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
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The much-loved monarch of the British Isles (and 16 independent states and their overseas territories), Elizabeth II became Queen of England in 1952 when her father, George VI, died.
Elizabeth was thirteen years old when World War II broke out, and she and her younger sister, Princess Margaret were evacuated to […]Continue Reading →
The daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Spellbound), and of movie director Roberto Rossellini (Stromboli, Voyage in Italy), Isabella Rossellini began her first career as a model, where she achieved great modeling success as the face of Lancôme but the company ended the arrangement in 1996, fearing that Rossellini […]Continue Reading →
Kathy Griffin is an Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedienne, producer, actress, and a self-proclaimed “D-list celebrity.” She has also been a voice actress, a red carpet commentator, and a guest host on ‘The View’. She also appeared in an Eminem music video. She has honed a comedy and television career that pokes fun […]Continue Reading →
Barbara Walters is a TV broadcaster who is best known for interviewing world leaders and celebrities, as well as co-hosting and co-creating daytime TV’s The View. Starting in broadcast journalism in the 1970’s, Walters became a pioneer in a field dominated by men. She had a long run on ABC’s 20/20 […]Continue Reading →
Born Leonard Slye, Roy Rogers was a singer and cowboy actor. He and his wife Dale Evans (born Francis Smith), his golden palomino Trigger, and her trusty buckskin horse, Buttermilk, were featured in over one hundred movies and The Roy Rogers Show from 1951-1957. Roy’s nickname […]Continue Reading →
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