Friday, April 29, 2011

Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the United States, speaker, politician, and activist

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Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States in the period of 1933 to 1945. She sustains the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and become an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women. In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations.

She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements. Active in politics for the rest of her life, Roosevelt chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's ground-breaking committee which helped start second-wave feminism, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. In 1999, she was ranked in the top ten of Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.

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Name

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Date Of Birth

October 11, 1884

Place Of Birth

New York, New York, United States

Political party

Democratic

Spouse(s)

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Occupation

First Lady, diplomat, activist

Religion

Episcopal

Date Of Died

November 7, 1962

Place Of Died

New York, New York, United States

Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Duchovny - Actor, writer and director

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David Duchovny is one of the American actor, writer and director. He has succeed Golden Globe awards for his work as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files and as Hank Moody on Californication, four time nominated for emmy award. In 1996, People magazine name him one of its fifty Most Beautiful People. On August 28, 2008, Duchovny say that he had checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for treating sex addiction. In December 2009, Duchovny and his wife show together at the UNICEF Snowflake Ball and looked to be firmly back together as a couple. Duchovny has also remain close friends with his The X-Files costar Gillian Anderson, comment that "it's always very easy and natural to work with her."

Duchovny show in an advertisement for Lowenbrau beer in 1987. He act in two scenes in Working Girl (1988). He had a recurring role as a transvestite DEA agent on the series Twin Peaks and played the narrator/host in the extended-running Showtime erotica/softcore TV series Red Shoe Diaries. In 1992, he played the character of Rollie Totheroh, in the biographic film Chaplin, directed by Richard Attenborough, and base on the life of Charlie Chaplin. In 1993, Duchovny began starring in the sci-fi sequence The X-Files as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, a plan theorist who believed his sister had been abducted by aliens.

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Born Name

David William Duchovny

Date Of Birth

August 7, 1960

Place Of Birth

New York City, New York

Occupation

Actor

Spouse

Tea Leoni

Friday, April 22, 2011

Carole King - American singer, songwriter, and pianist

http://the-american-history.blogspot.com/Carole King is an one of the American singer, songwriter, and pianist. King and her former husband Gerry Goffin wrote more than two dozen plan hits for numerous artists during the 1960s, several of which have become standards. As a singer, King's album Tapestry topped the U.S. album chart for 15 weeks, in 1971, and remain on the charts for further six years. She was most successful as an artist in the first half of the 1970s, although she was a winning songwriter long before and long after. She had her first No. 1 hit as a songwriter in 1961, at age 18, with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", which she write down with Gerry Goffin. In 2000, Joel Whitburn, a Billboard Magazine pop music researcher, named her the most winning female songwriter of 1955-99, because she wrote or co-wrote 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

King has complete 25 solo albums, the most successful being Tapestry. Her most current non-compilation album is Live at the Troubadour, teamwork with James Taylor, which reached #4 on the charts, in its first week, and has sold over 400,000 copies. She has won four Grammy Awards and was introduce into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for her songwriting. In 2009, Carole King was inducted into the "Hit Parade" Hall of Fame. She holds the record for the greatest time for an album by a female to remain on the plan and the longest time for an album by a female to hold the #1 position, both for Tapestry.

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Birth name

Carol Klein

Date Of Birth

February 9, 1942

Place Of Birth

New York City, New York, United States

Genres

Folk rock Pop

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Instruments

Piano, Vocals, Guitar

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Britney Spears - Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer

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Britney Spears is an American recording performer and entertainer. She began performing as a child, landing acting character in stage productions and television shows. She signed with Jive Records in 1997 and released her presentation album ...Baby One More Time in 1999. During her initial decade within the music industry, she became a famous figure in mainstream popular music and popular culture, followed by a much exposed personal life. Femme Fatale album was debuted at #1 on Billboard 200. This finished Spears the only female artist ever to have six number one debut albums, and have seven albums debut in the top two spots.

Spears have sold over 100 million records worldwide; make her one of the best selling music performer in the history of contemporary music. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), she is the eighth top-selling female artist in the United States, with 32 million qualified albums. Spears is also known as the best selling female artist of the first decade of the 21st century, as well as the fifth overall. She was grade the 8th Artist of the 2000s by Billboard. In June 2010, Spears was ranked sixth on Forbes list of the 100 Most Powerful and powerful celebrities in the world; she is also the third most mention musician on the internet, according to Forbes.

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Birth name

Britney Jean Spears

Date of Birth

December 2, 1981

Place Of Birth

McComb, Mississippi, U.S.

Genres

Pop, dance-pop

Occupations

Singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, record producer, author, fashion designer, video director

Instruments

Vocals, piano