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Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline

Patsy Cline Biography One of the most iconic female solo music artists of all time was raised in a small, square house in Winchester, Virginia. Covered in white sideboard with two rows of three perfectly rectangular windows, the home could not emit a more middle-class, traditional American vibe (it even has a tin roof.) Despite being less than grand, people ...

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Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly

Bill Shankly Biography First things first. Whenever I mention football in this episode, and especially for those of you outside Europe, I am talking about soccer, not American Football, and it is the football which has always been an institution in Europe, particularly in England. Many people believe the modern version of the sport was invented in England with the ...

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Fay Wray

Fay Wray

Fay Wray Biography Even if they haven’t watched the 1933 classic movie “King Kong” from start to finish, almost every person has seen black and white clips and is familiar with the piercing shrieks of the young woman being stalked by the giant ape. Not as many people are aware, however, that the young girl who starred as the heroine ...

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H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells Biography H.G. Wells was an English author whose literary career began in the late 19th century and lasted nearly until his death in 1946.  He was considered one of the most prescient of thinkers and writers and his list of hits and misses is impressive.     Consider some of these predictions: He envisioned that trains and cars ...

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Biography Children of all ages from every point on the globe know at least one story by Roald Dahl. Over the course of three decades he wrote 19 children’s books and earned a reputation as one of the greatest storytellers of all time. Dahl was born on 13th September, 1916, in Llandaff, South Wales to Norwegian parents, Harald ...

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Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd

Alan Ladd Biography By 1964, Alan Ladd was an American institution. The definition of icy-cool stoicism packed into a slight 5’7” frame, Ladd personified the archetypal movie tough guy. Not bad for a malnourished kid from Arkansas. The only child of Ina Raleigh Ladd and Alan Ladd, Sr., Ladd was born in Hot Springs, Arkansas on 3rd September 1913, four ...

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Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche

Ferdinand Porsche Biography Roads all over the world would look very different if not for an engineer from Germany. Ferdinand Porsche was a visionary in his time, with an active hand in developing the Mercedes compressor car, the first designs of the Volkswagen, and of course, the luxury sports car that bears his name. Born on September 3rd, 1875 in ...

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Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano

Rocky Marciano Biography The eye of the tiger burned brighter in the body of the 190lb heavyweight prizefighter from Brockton, Massachusetts than almost any other fighter in history. Born on September 1, 1923, Rocky Marciano was thought to be too short and too light to have a career in boxing. Defying expectations, he went on to hold the heavyweight boxing ...

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