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Philip Johnson

Philip Cortelyou Johnson American architect. He is especially known for his postmodern work since the 1980s. Johnson was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised in Tarrytown, New York. He studied at Harvard University. In 1930, he founded the Depa ...

                                               

Frei Otto

Frei Paul Otto was a German architect and structural engineer. He was noted for his use of lightweight structures, in particular tensile and membrane structures.

                                               

Kenzō Tange

In this Japanese name, the family name is Tange. Kenzo Tange was a Japanese architect and professor at the University of Tokyo. He was the 1987 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

                                               

Robert Venturi

Robert Charles Venturi, Jr. was an American architect. He was married to architect Denise Scott Brown. In 1991, Venturi won the Pritzker Prize. Venturi died on September 18, 2018 from complications of Alzheimers disease in Philadelphia, Pennsylva ...

                                               

Sergei Eisenstein

Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was a Soviet Russian movie director and movie theorist. He was known mostly for his silent movies Strike, The Battleship Potemkin and October. He was also known for his historical epics Alexander Nevsky and Ivan the ...

                                               

Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala was the pen name of Ivan Daminikavich Lutsevich. He was a Belarusian poet and writer. Kupala is said to be one of the greatest Belarusian-language writers of the 20th century.

                                               

Valery Rozhdestvensky

Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky was a USSR cosmonaut. Rozhdestvensky was born in Leningrad and studied engineering at the Higher Military Engineering School of the Soviet Navy in Pushkin. From 1961 to 1965 he was commander of a deep sea diving unit ...

                                               

Vladimir Teplyakov

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Teplyakov was a Russian physicist who is best known for his work with particle accelerators. He, working with his friend I.M. Kapchinsky, created the Radio Frequency Quadrupole principle, which was very important dealing w ...

                                               

Yury Yakovlev

Yury Vasilyevich Yakovlev was a Russian movie and stage actor. Yakovlev appeared in over 100 Russian-language movies. His most popular movies include; The Irony of Fate, Anna Karenina, Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future, and in Hussar Ballad. H ...

                                               

Boris Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin was the first President of Russia and the countrys first elected leader. He served from 1991 to 1999.

                                               

Vasily Zaytsev

Captain Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev was a Soviet sniper during World War II. He is particularly notable for his activities between 10 November and 17 December 1942, during the Battle of Stalingrad. He killed 225 soldiers and officers of the Wehrm ...

                                               

Anne de Noailles, Duke of Noailles

Anne de Noailles, Duke of Noailles was a French noble whose two sons bought the House of Noailles to prominence at the French royal court. Prior to being created a duke in 1663, he was a count.

                                               

Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Duke of Noailles

Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Duke of Noailles was a French aristocrat and soldier. He also acted as the Foreign Minister of France in 1744. As a result of his efforts in war he was created a 1702, a Grandee of Spain in 1711, and a Knight of the Or ...

                                               

Louis de Noailles

Louis de Noailles, 4th Duke of Noailles He was a member of the influential House of Noailles and was a nephew of Marie Victoire de Noailles, daughter-in-law of Louis XIV of France. He refused to emigrate during the Revolution.

                                               

Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV series)

Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series filmed in Vancouver. It was created by Ronald D. Moore that first aired in a three-hour miniseries in December of 2003 on the Sci Fi Channel. The series has gained a wide range ...

                                               

William Peter Blatty

William Peter Blatty was an American writer, screenwriter, and movie director. The novel The Exorcist, written in 1971, his most well-known novel. He was the screenwriter of the movie adaptation. He won an Academy Award for it. He also wrote and ...

                                               

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is an American television series set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It started in January 2008. The show was broadcast across Canada and the United States on cable channel AMC. It has won 10 Emmy Awards. Breaking Bad ended in September ...

                                               

Scatman Crothers

Benjamin Sherman "Scatman" Crothers was an American actor, singer, dancer and musician. He did many forms of acting including movies, television, stage, radio and voice acting. Crother was known for the voice role of the character Hong Kong Phooe ...

                                               

Michael Clarke Duncan

Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor who starred in movies and was a guest on television shows including: Two and a Half Men, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, CSI: NY and Chuck.

                                               

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic fantasy movie directed by Tim Burton. Caroline Thompson wrote the screenplay. Danny Elfman, a composer and musician from the band Oingo Boingo, wrote and performed the music in this movie. The role ...

                                               

Jerry Goldsmith

Jerrald King "Jerry" Goldsmith was an American television and movie composer and conductor most known for his work in Air Force One, The Mummy, Gremlins, The Omen, five Star Trek movies, three Rambo movies, Poltergeist, Alien, and the 1968 movie ...

                                               

James Horner

James Roy Horner was an American music director. He scored the music for the 1997 movie Titanic. He won two Academy Awards in 1998. Horner was born on August 14, 1953 in Los Angeles, California. Horner was killed in an airplane crash near Los Pad ...

                                               

Arte Johnson

Arthur Stanton Eric "Arte" Johnson was an American comedian and television, movie, and voice actor. His career lasted for 50 years. His career started in 1954 up until his retirement in 2005. Johnson was a regular cast in Rowan & Martins Laugh-In ...

                                               

Martin Landau

Martin James Landau was an American actor. Landau won an Academy Award for his portrayal of Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood directed by Tim Burton.

                                               

Robert Loggia

Loggia was born on January 3, 1930 in Staten Island, New York City to Benjamin Loggia and to Elena Blandino both of whom were born in Sicily, Italy. Loggia was educated at Wagner College and journalism at the University of Missouri. After his ser ...

                                               

Lost (TV series)

Lost was an American television series about airplane crash survivors on a tropical island in the South Pacific. Most episodes showed events in the present combined with stories from a characters past or future. The show was created by J. J. Abra ...

                                               

Richard Lynch

Richard Hugh Lynch was an Irish-American actor best known for playing villains in movies and television. He often appeared in science fiction productions, including Battlestar Galactica and its sequel series Galactica 1980. He also appeared in su ...

                                               

Roddy McDowall

Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude Roddy McDowall was a British television, movie, stage, voice, radio, child actor and photographer. He is known for his soft smooth voice and for his role as Cornelius and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movie series. ...

                                               

Bill Paxton

William "Bill" Paxton was an American actor and movie director. Notably, he was the protagonist of the movie Twister, as "Bill Harding", with co-star Helen Hunt. Alan Ruck and Philip Seymour Hoffman also co-starred. He is also known for his roles ...

                                               

Sylvia Sidney

Sophia Kosow was an American movie, television, voice, and stage actress who is known for her role in the crime-drama movies. She is also known for playing Florence Norris in Mars Attacks! and as Juno in Beetlejuice. Sidney won a Golden Globe Awa ...

                                               

Gloria Swanson

Gloria Swanson was an American movie, television, stage, voice, radio, silent movie actress, singer and movie producer. She played Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She won a Golden Globe Award in 1951 and a Saturn Award in 1975. He was known fo ...

                                               

The Walking Dead (TV series)

The Walking Dead is an American zombie horror television series. It was adapted and developed by Frank Darabont. The show is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The series follows And ...

                                               

Frances E. Allen

Frances Elizabeth "Fran" Allen was an American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of optimizing compilers. Her achievements include seminal work in compilers, code optimization, and parallelization. She also had a role in intelligence wo ...

                                               

Edmund M. Clarke

Edmund Melson Clarke, Jr. was an American computer scientist and academic. He created model checking. He was the FORE Systems Professor of Computer Science Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University. He won the Turing Award in 2007. Clarke was born i ...

                                               

Fernando J. Corbato

Fernando Jose "Corby" Corbato was an American computer scientist. He was known as a pioneer in the development of time-sharing operating systems and for creating the password system for computers. Among many awards, Corbato received the Turing Aw ...

                                               

Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Carl "Doug" Engelbart was an American inventor. Engelbart was known for inventing the computer mouse in 1964. Engelbart was born on January 30, 1925 in Portland, Oregon. He studied at Oregon State College and at the University of Californ ...

                                               

Marvin Minsky

Marvin Lee Minsky was an American cognitive scientist in the field of artificial intelligence. He was the co-founder of the Massachusetts Institute of Technologys AI laboratory, and author of several texts on AI and philosophy. He won the Turing ...

                                               

Dennis Ritchie

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie, was an American computer scientist who "helped shape the digital era." He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the UNIX operating system. Ritchie and Thompson received the Turi ...

                                               

James Black

Sir James Whyte Black, OM, FRS, FRSE, FRCP was a Scottish doctor and pharmacologist. Black started in the physiology department at the University of Glasgow. While there, he became interested in how adrenaline affected the human heart. He went to ...

                                               

Raymond Davis, Jr.

Raymond Davis, Jr. was an American chemist and physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002. He was awarded the prize for the detection of cosmic neutrinos, looking at the solar neutrino problem in the Homestake Experiment. He was 88 year ...

                                               

Paul Erdos

Paul Erdos, also Pal Erdos, in English Paul Erdos or Paul Erdos, was a famous Hungarian-born mathematician. He worked with hundreds of mathematicians on problems in combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, classical analysis, approximation the ...

                                               

Peter Grunberg

Peter Andreas Grunberg was a German physicist. He won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of giant magnetoresistance which made gigabyte hard disk drives easier to produce. Half the prize was given to Albert Fert who discovered gian ...

                                               

Leon Lederman

Leon Max Lederman was an American experimental physicist. He received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982. He won the prize for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988. He receive ...

                                               

Edward B. Lewis

Edward B. Lewis was an American geneticist. He shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Lewis was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania He received BA in Biostatistics from the University of Minnesota in 1939. In 1942 Lewis received a ...

                                               

Maclyn McCarty

Maclyn McCarty was an American geneticist. He was best known for proving that DNA, not protein, was the chemical basis of the gene. McCarty devoted his life to studying infectious disease organisms. Studies of bacteria led the way to studying her ...

                                               

Yoichiro Nambu

Yoichiro Nambu was a Japanese-born American physicist, a professor at the University of Chicago. Nambu was known for his works to the field of theoretical physics, he was awarded a one-half share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 for the disc ...

                                               

George Davis Snell

George Davis Snell was an American mouse geneticist and basic transplant immunologist. Snell won the Wolf Prize in Medicine in 1978. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980 with Baruj Benacerraf and Jean Dausset. They won it "for ...

                                               

John Tate

John Torrence Tate Jr. was an American mathematician. He was known for his works in algebraic number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas in algebraic geometry. He was a professor emeritus at Harvard University. He was awarded the Abel P ...

                                               

John S. Waugh

John Stewart Waugh was an American chemist and educator. He was an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for making normal hamiltonian theory and using it to extend NMR spectroscopy, before only limited to ...

                                               

International Women of Courage Award

The International Women of Courage Award is an American award. Every year the United States Department of State gives the award to women around the world who have shown the ability to lead other people, the ability to do something that they know ...