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Alex Kava

Tweet Growing up in the country outside Silver Creek, Nebraska, Alex Kava fantasized about becoming a writer. Her parents, although they understood the value of education, had a tremendous work ethic. Reading was seen as frivolous unless required as schoolwork. As a teenager, Kava wrote short stories on the backs of calendars, sharing them only with her younger brother and hiding them in a shoe box under her bed. Kava earned an art scholarship to attend college. To pay living expenses, she worked in a nearby hospital�s central supply department collecting and sterilizing all of the basins, instruments, and equipment from surgery, pathology and the morgue.

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Udom Gabriel Emmanuel

Udom Gabriel Emmanuel (born 11 July 1966) is the Governor of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria, in office since 29 May 2015. He ran successfully for the office of Governor in the April 2015 elections on the platform of Akwa Ibom State People's Democratic Party. Emmanuel was elected Governor of Akwa Ibom State on 11 April 2015. [2] He was sworn-in on 29 May 2015. With his dakkada philosophy [3]Emmanuel rose from being a Sunday school leader at the Qua Iboe church to become a bank director. [4] Early life and career Udom Gabriel Emmanuel was born on July 11, 1966, into the family of Ette Teacher Gabriel Emmanuel Nkenang, a native of Awa Iman in Onna Local Government, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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Sandy Powell - IMDb

Date of Birth 7 April 1960, London, England, UK Frequently works with Martin Scorsese since she made the costumes from Gangs of New York (2002). Attended London's Central School of Art, where she studied theater design. She had a budget of $2 million to use to work on The Aviator (2004). Grew up in south London. Learn how to sew from her mother at an early age. She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2011 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to costume design and the film industry. London, England [December 2010] [on persuading director Iain Softley to change the time of the setting from 1902 to 1910 for The Wings of the Dove (1997)] "And besides, every Merchant-Ivory film is set in 1902, and I wanted the costumes to look different.

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Dean Martin - IMDb

If there had to be an image for cool, the man to fit it would be Dean Martin. Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, to Angela (Barra) and Gaetano Alfonso Crocetti, a barber. His father was an Italian immigrant, and his mother was of Italian descent. He spoke only Italian until age five. Martin came up the hard way, with such jobs as a boxer (named Kid Crochet), a steel mill worker, a gas station worker and a card shark. In 1946, he got his first ticket to stardom, as he teamed up with another hard worker who was also trying to hit it big in Hollywood: Jerry Lewis.

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Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney - Near Eastern Languages & Cultures - UCLA

PhD, Egyptian Art and Archaeology, Johns Hopkins University (2002) BA,  German and Humanities, University of Texas at Austin (1994) 21st Dynasty funerary practice – reuse, robbery, innovation in a time of crisis, and the 21st Dynasty Egyptian Coffins Database. Craft specialization, socioeconomic value, reception history and taste change in funerary arts; anthropology of funerary rituals and belief; transformative funerary rituals. Gender studies of rule (Hatshepsut) and gender studies of funerary belief (coffins). New Kingdom socioeconomic texts in western Thebes.

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George 'Spanky' McFarland - IMDb

Edit George 'Spanky' McFarland George 'Spanky' McFarland was born on October 2, 1928 in Dallas, Texas, USA as George Robert Phillips McFarland. He was an actor, known for General Spanky (1936), Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) and Beginner's Luck (1935). He was married to Doris. He died on June 30, 1993 in Grapevine, Texas. Doris (? - 30 June 1993) (his death) (3 children) Catchphrases: "Okey-dokey!" and its variant, "Okey-doke!". He said "Okey-dokey", much more often than "Okey-doke". Child actor, the chubby, not fat boy of the "Our Gang" short film comedies.

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Mario Van Peebles - IMDb

Mario Van Peebles is a highly regarded director, actor, producer and writer. His directorial skills can be seen in the retelling of the epic mini-series "Roots" starring Forest Whitaker and Matthew Goode. Van Pebbles has directed award-winning shows such as the recent hit "Empire" and "The Last Ship," as well as "Sons of Anarchy," "Lost," "Damages," and "Boss. " As an actor Van Peebles has credits are as equally impressive. An independent filmmaker to his core, Van Pebbles grew up watching Melvin Van Peebles, his maverick filmmaker father. A true master craftsman in his own right, Van Peebles is defined as a director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer; known for funding his own work.

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Bill Owen - IMDb

This Britisher was born of humble, working class beginnings and became well-known for playing the same kind of blokes on both film and TV. Born William Rowbotham, he was the son of a tram driver and laundress. He knew early on that entertaining was the life for him. He worked in odd jobs as a printer's apprentice and band vocalist to make do and, when he became of legal age, started playing drums in London nightclubs and toured music halls with his own cabaret act to pay for acting classes. He entertained at Butlin's holiday camps and performed in repertory, joining the Unity Theatre where he attained respect as a stage producer.

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Ronald Reagan

PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo PeopleNostalgiaCelebrityHistory & CultureCrime & ScandalVideo U. S. Governor, Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor, U. S. President (1911–2004) NameRonald ReaganOccupationU. S. Governor, Film Actor, Television Actor, U. S. PresidentBirth DateFebruary 6, 1911Death DateJune 5, 2004EducationDixon High School, Eureka CollegePlace of BirthTampico, IllinoisPlace of DeathLos Angeles, CaliforniaAKARonald ReaganFull NameRonald Wilson ReaganNicknamesThe GipperThe Great CommunicatorDutchRonnie President Ronald Reagan helped redefine the purpose of government and pressured the Soviet Union to end the Cold War.

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Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi grew up in the town of Vadnagar in India, the son of a street merchant. He entered politics as a youth and quickly rose through the ranks of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a Hindu nationalist political party. Modi later joined the mainstream Bharatiya Janata Party in 1987, eventually becoming national secretary. In 2002, he was alleged to be responsible for the deaths of more than 1,000 Muslims during civil unrest but was later exonerated. In 2014 he was elected prime minister of India. BackgroundNarendra Modi was born in the small town of Vadnagar, in northern Gujarat, India.

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