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SHAUN EVANS - WikiVidi Documentary
Shaun Francis Evans is an English actor, best known for playing a young Endeavour Morse in the ITV drama series Endeavour.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:18 Early life 00:00:54 Career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaun_Evans
JOHN DEACON - WikiVidi Documentary
John Richard Deacon is an English retired musician, best known for being the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen. He composed several singles for the group—including Top 10 hits "You're My Best Friend", "Another One Bites the Dust", "Back Chat", and "I Want to Break Free"—and was involved in the band's financial management. Deacon grew up in Oadby, Leicestershire, playing bass in a local band, The Opposition, before moving to study electronics at Chelsea College, London. He joined Queen in 1971 on the strength of his musical and electronic skills, particularly the home-made Deacy Amp which guitarist Brian May used to create guitar orchestras throughout Queen's career. From the third album, Sheer Heart Attack, onwards, he wrote at least one song per album, several of which became hits. As well as bass, Deacon played some guitar and keyboards on Queen's studio work,, but was the only member never to sing on their records, though he did contribute backing vocals during live performan... Find on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=wikividi09-20&keywords=John+Deacon ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:35 Early life 00:02:22 Career 00:06:55 Retirement 00:09:27 Musical style and equipment ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Deacon
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666 FIFTH AVENUE - WikiVidi Documentary
666 Fifth Avenue is a 41-story office building on Fifth Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. The office tower was built in 1957 by Tishman Realty and Construction, which sold it when the corporation dissolved in 1976. 666 Fifth Avenue was bought by Sumitomo Realty & Development in the late 1990s, and Tishman Speyer bought it back in 2000, adding tenants before selling it yet again to Kushner Properties in 2007. In 2017, Kushner Properties announced plans to repurpose the building to a design by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:52 Construction, Tishman ownership, and sales 00:03:42 Repurposing ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/666_Fifth_Avenue
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Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire was an English socialite, style icon, author, and activist. Of noble birth from the Spencer family, married into the Cavendish family, she was the first wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire, and the mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. As the Duchess of Devonshire, she garnered much attention and fame in society during her lifetime. With a preeminent position in the peerage of England, the duchess was famous for her beauty, charisma, and leading fashion and style; political campaigning; emotionally and psychologically conflicting marital arrangements and love affairs; and socializing and gambling. She was the great-great-great-grand-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. Their lives, centuries apart, have been compared in tragedy in contemporary time.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:03 Early life and family 00:02:14 Marriage and children 00:09:53 Pursuits and fame ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgiana_Cavendish,_Duchess_of_Devonshire
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TERRY KATH - WikiVidi Documentary
Terry Alan Kath was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the original guitarist, one of the lead singers and founding members of the rock band Chicago. He has been praised by the band for his guitar skills and Ray Charles-influenced vocal style. Growing up in a musical family, Kath took up a variety of instruments in his teens, including the drums and banjo. He played bass in a number of bands in the mid-1960s, before settling on the guitar when forming the group that became Chicago. His guitar playing was an important component of the group's sound from the start of their career, and he sang lead on several of the group's singles. He used a number of different guitars,, but eventually became identified with the Fender Telecaster fitted with a humbucker pickup and decorated with numerous stickers. Kath was also said to be Jimi Hendrix's favorite guitarist. Kath struggled with health issues and drug abuse towards the end of the 1970s. He died in January 1978 from an acc... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:24: Early life 00:02:35: Early career 00:04:37: Chicago 00:06:59: Equipment 00:08:35: Vocals 00:09:16: Personal life and death ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Kath
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COLETTE - WikiVidi Documentary
Colette was a French novelist nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Her best known work, the novella Gigi , was the basis for the film and Lerner and Loewe stage production of the same name. She was also a mime, an actress, and a journalist.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:29 Family and background 00:01:02 Early years, 1893–1912 00:03:47 Writing career, 1920–1954 00:05:39 Last years, 1940–1954 ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colette
Philippine–American WAR - WikiVidi Documentary
The Philippine–American War was an armed conflict between the First Philippine Republic and the United States that lasted from February 4, 1899, to July 2, 1902. The Filipinos saw the conflict as a continuation of the Filipino struggle for independence that began in 1896 with the Philippine Revolution; the U.S. government regarded it as an insurrection. The conflict arose when the First Philippine Republic objected to the terms of the Treaty of Paris under which the United States took possession of the Philippines from Spain, ending the Spanish–American War. Fighting erupted between forces of the United States and those of the Philippine Republic on February 4, 1899, in what became known as the Second Battle of Manila. On June 2, 1899, the First Philippine Republic officially declared war against the United States. The war officially ended on July 2, 1902, with a victory for the United States. However, some Philippine groups—led by veterans of the Katipunan—continued to battle the Am... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:00 Philippine Revolution 00:03:58 Aguinaldo's exile and return 00:06:49 Conflict origins ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine%E2%80%93American_War
JOHN PAYNE (actor) - WikiVidi Documentary
John Howard Payne was an American film actor who is mainly remembered from film noir crime stories and 20th Century Fox musical films, and for his leading roles in Miracle on 34th Street and the NBC Western television series The Restless Gun.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:28 Early life 00:01:43 Stage Actor 00:02:19 Early Films 00:03:11 Warner Bros 00:03:45 20th Century Fox 00:06:08 Freelance Actor 00:06:29 Pine-Thomas Productions 00:07:29 Other Independent Producers 00:08:36 Television 00:09:12 Accident 00:10:04 Later career 00:10:40 Personal life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Payne_(actor)
WONG JACK MAN - WikiVidi Documentary
Wong Jack Man born c. 1941 is a Chinese martial artist and teacher. Wong taught classes in T'ai chi ch'uan, Xingyiquan and Northern Shaolin at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Grandmaster Wong Jack Man retired in 2005. He was born in Hong Kong.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Jack_Man
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WILLIAM IV of the UNITED KINGDOM - WikiVidi Documentary
William IV was King of the United Kingdom and King of Hanover from 26 June 1830 until his death. The third son of George III, William succeeded his elder brother George IV, as the last king and penultimate monarch of Britain's House of Hanover. William served in the Royal Navy in his youth and was, both during his reign and afterwards, nicknamed the "Sailor King". He served in North America and the Caribbean. In 1789, he was created Duke of Clarence and St Andrews. Since his two older brothers died without leaving legitimate issue, he inherited the throne when he was 64 years old. His reign saw several reforms: the poor law was updated, child labour restricted, slavery abolished in nearly all of the British Empire, and the British electoral system refashioned by the Reform Act 1832. Although William did not engage in politics as much as his brother or his father, he was the last monarch to appoint a prime minister contrary to the will of Parliament. Through his brother Adolphus, the ... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:38 Early life 00:05:01 Service and politics 00:07:32 Relationships and marriage 00:13:22 Lord High Admiral 00:16:00 Early reign ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_IV_of_the_United_Kingdom
JEFF HEALEY - Documentary
Norman Jeffrey "Jeff" Healey was a Canadian jazz and blues-rock vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter who attained musical and personal popularity, particularly in the 1980s and 1990s. He hit Number 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart with "Angel Eyes" and reached the Top 10 in Canada with the songs "I Think I Love You Too Much" and "How Long Can a Man Be Strong".... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:39: Early life 00:01:09: Early career and success 00:03:40: Later work and life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jeff_Healey
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JAMES NORTON (actor) - WikiVidi Documentary
James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor. He is best known for roles in the British TV series Happy Valley, Grantchester, War & Peace, and McMafia. For his role as ex-convict Tommy Lee Royce in Happy Valley, Norton was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2015. Norton was educated at the University of Cambridge, where he read theology and performed in student theatre productions.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:41 Early life 00:01:16 Education 00:02:19 Career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Norton_(actor)
CRYOLITE - WikiVidi Documentary
Cryolite is an uncommon mineral identified with the once large deposit at Ivigtût on the west coast of Greenland, depleted by 1987. It was historically used as an ore of aluminium and later in the electrolytic processing of the aluminium-rich oxide ore bauxite . The difficulty of separating aluminium from oxygen in the oxide ores was overcome by the use of cryolite as a flux to dissolve the oxide mineral. Pure cryolite itself melts at 1012 °C , and it can dissolve the aluminium oxides sufficiently well to allow easy extraction of the aluminium by electrolysis. Substantial energy is still needed for both heating the materials and the electrolysis,, but it is much more energy-efficient than melting the oxides themselves. As natural cryolite is too rare to be used for this purpose, synthetic sodium aluminium fluoride is produced from the common mineral fluorite. Cryolite occurs as glassy, colorless, white-reddish to gray-black prismatic monoclinic crystals. It has a Mohs hardness of 2.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryolite
JEAN SIMMONS - WikiVidi Documentary
Jean Merilyn Simmons, OBE was an English American actress and singer. One of J. Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets", she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after the Second World War, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards. Simmons was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Hamlet , and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Guys and Dolls . Other notable film appearances included Young Bess , The Robe , Elmer Gantry , Spartacus , and the 1969 film The Happy Ending, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also won an Emmy Award for the 1983 miniseries The Thorn Birds.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:05: Early life and career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Simmons
CAMILLE COSBY - WikiVidi Documentary
Camille Olivia Cosby is an American television producer, author, philanthropist, and the wife of comedian Bill Cosby. The character of Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show was based on her.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:22 Early life 00:01:48 Career and education ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Cosby
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ERNEST II, DUKE of Saxe-Coburg and GOTHA - WikiVidi Documentary
Ernest II was the sovereign duke of the Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, reigning from 1844 to his death. Ernest was born in Coburg as the elder child of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, and his wife, Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Fourteen months later, his younger brother, Prince Albert, was born, who became consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Ernest's father became Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1826 through an exchange of territories. In 1842, Ernest married Princess Alexandrine of Baden in what was to be a childless marriage. Soon after, he succeeded as duke upon the death of his father on 29 January 1844. As reigning Duke Ernest II, he supported the German Confederation in the Schleswig-Holstein Wars against Denmark, sending thousands of troops and becoming the commander of a German corps; as such, he was instrumental in the 1849 victory at the battle of Eckernförde against Danish forces. After King Otto of Greece was deposed in 1862, the British ... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:02 Early life 00:07:50 Marriage 00:10:29 Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha 00:10:47 Development of a constitution ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_II,_Duke_of_Saxe-Coburg_and_Gotha
KATHRYN GRAYSON - WikiVidi Documentary
Kathryn Grayson was an American actress and coloratura soprano. From the age of twelve, Grayson trained as an opera singer. She was under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer by the early 1940s, soon establishing a career principally through her work in musicals. After several supporting roles, she was a lead performer in such films as Thousands Cheer , Anchors Aweigh with Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, and Show Boat and Kiss Me Kate , both with Howard Keel. When film musical production declined, she worked in theatre, appearing in Camelot . Later in the decade she performed in several operas, including La bohème, Madama Butterfly, Orpheus in the Underworld and La traviata.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:00: Early life 00:02:04: 1940s ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Grayson
KIT CARSON - WikiVidi Documentary
Christopher Houston Carson , better known as Kit Carson, was an American frontiersman. He was a mountain man , wilderness guide, Indian agent, and U.S. Army officer. Carson became a frontier legend in his own lifetime via biographies and news articles. Exaggerated versions of his exploits were the subject of dime novels. Carson left home in rural present-day Missouri at age 16 to become a mountain man and trapper in the West. In the 1830s, he accompanied Ewing Young on an expedition to Mexican California and joined fur trapping expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. He lived among and married into the Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes. In the 1840s, he was hired as a guide by John C. Fremont. Fremont's expedition covered much of California, Oregon, and the Great Basin area. Fremont mapped and wrote reports and commentaries on the Oregon Trail to assist and encourage westward-bound American pioneers. Carson achieved national fame through Fremont's accounts of his expeditions. Under Fremont'... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:02:33 Early life 00:05:05 Santa Fe Trail 00:06:53 Mountain man ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kit_Carson
PRINCE GEORGE, DUKE of KENT - WikiVidi Documentary
Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the fourth son and fifth child of King George V and Queen Mary. He was the younger brother of Kings Edward VIII and George VI. He held the title of Duke of Kent from 1934 until his death in a military air-crash on 25 August 1942.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:32: Early life 00:01:21: Education and career 00:04:41: Marriage and issue ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_George%2C_Duke_of_Kent
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BUFORD PUSSER - WikiVidi Documentary
Buford Hayse Pusser was the Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, from 1964 to 1970. Pusser is known for his virtual one-man war on moonshining, prostitution, gambling, and other vices along the Mississippi–Tennessee state line. His efforts have inspired several books, songs, movies, and a TV series. He was a wrestler known as "Buford the Bull" in the Mid-South. The Buford Pusser Museum was established at the home he lived in at the time of his death in 1974. A Buford Pusser Festival is held each May in his hometown of Adamsville, Tennessee.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:48 Life and career 00:03:17 Murder of Pauline Pusser 00:05:50 Death ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buford_Pusser
JOAN HACKETT - WikiVidi Documentary
Joan Ann Hackett was an American actress of film, stage and television. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress for the 1966 film The Group, and starred in the 1967 western Will Penny. She went on to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and win the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1981 film Only When I Laugh. She also starred as Christine Mannon in the 1978 PBS miniseries version of Mourning Becomes Electra.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:42 Early life 00:01:02 Acting career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Hackett
MARY, CROWN PRINCESS of DENMARK - WikiVidi Documentary
Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, is the wife of Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark. Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne, which means that should Frederik succeed, she will automatically become Queen of Denmark. The couple met at the Slip Inn, a pub in Sydney when the prince was visiting Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics. Their official engagement in 2003 and their marriage the following year was the subject of extensive attention from Australian and European news media, which portrayed the marriage as a modern "fairytale" romance between a prince and a commoner.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:47: Early life 00:01:37: Education 00:02:50: Career 00:04:15: Courtship and engagement 00:05:22: Marriage and children 00:06:49: Public life 00:09:24: Fashion 00:10:00: Patronages 00:11:50: Mary Foundation 00:12:32: LGBT rights 00:12:56: Titles and styles ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary,_Crown_Princess_of_Denmark
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CLAIRE FORLANI - WikiVidi Documentary
Claire Antonia Forlani is an English actress. She became known in the mid-1990s for her leading role in the film Mallrats, and in the Jean-Michel Basquiat 1996 biopic Basquiat. In 1998, she achieved wide recognition for starring in the fantasy romance film Meet Joe Black. Other notable films include Boys and Girls , The Medallion and In the Name of the King . Forlani also has appeared in numerous TV films and series, including her starring role on the historical-fantasy-drama series Camelot, and her recurring roles on the CBS action series CSI: NY, NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:58: Early life 00:01:33: Career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claire_Forlani
JESSE BORREGO - Documentary
'''Jesse Borrego''' (born August 1, 1962 in [[San Antonio, Texas|San Antonio]]) is an [[People of the United States|American]] actor. He is best known for his roles as Cruz Candelaria in ''[[Blood In Blood Out]]'', Jesse V. Valesquez in ''[[Fame (1982 TV series)|Fame]]'', Gael Ortega in ''[[24 (TV series)|24]]'', and as George King in ''[[Dexter (TV series)|Dexter]]''.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:26: Early life 00:01:48: Career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jesse_Borrego
MARY BOLEYN - Documentary
Mary Boleyn, also known as Lady Mary , was the sister of English queen Anne Boleyn, whose family enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII. Mary was one of the mistresses of Henry VIII for an unknown period of time. It has been rumoured that she bore two of the king's children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them as he had acknowledged Henry FitzRoy, his son by another mistress, Elizabeth Blount. Mary was also rumoured to have been a mistress of Henry VIII's rival, King Francis I of France, for some period between 1515 and 1519. Mary Boleyn was married twice: in 1520 to William Carey, and again, secretly, in 1534, to William Stafford, a soldier from a good family, but with few prospects. This secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary's banishment from the royal court. She spent the remainder of her life in obscurity. She then died seven years later.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:29: Early life 00:05:13: Royal affair in France 00:06:04: Royal mistress 00:07:44: Sister’s rise to power 00:09:12: Second marriage ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mary_Boleyn
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TERENCE TRENT D'Arby - WikiVidi Documentary
Sananda Francesco Maitreya , better known by his former stage name Terence Trent D'Arby, is an American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles "If You Let Me Stay", "Wishing Well", "Dance Little Sister" and "Sign Your Name".... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:10: Early life 00:02:05: Fame as Terence Trent D'Arby 00:04:04: Later career as Sananda Maitreya 00:07:43: Film career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Trent_D'Arby
CLARA ZETKIN - WikiVidi Documentary
Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights. Until 1917, she was active in the Social Democratic Party of Germany, then she joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany and its far-left wing, the Spartacist League; this later became the Communist Party of Germany , which she represented in the Reichstag during the Weimar Republic from 1920 to 1933.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clara_Zetkin
RONALD COLMAN - WikiVidi Documentary
Ronald Charles Colman was an English actor, popular during the 1930s and 1940s. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for A Double Life and received nominations for Random Harvest , Bulldog Drummond and Condemned . Colman starred in several classic films, including A Tale of Two Cities , Lost Horizon and The Prisoner of Zenda . He also played the starring role in the Technicolor classic Kismet , with Marlene Dietrich, which film was nominated for four Academy Awards. Colman has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to motion pictures and television.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:46: Early years 00:01:33: First World War 00:02:28: Theatre 00:03:45: Film ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Colman
Brian Jones - WikiVidi Documentary
Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones was an English musician, the founder and the original leader of the Rolling Stones. Although he was originally the leader of what was supposed to be a blues-oriented band, Jones's fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards took over the band's musical direction, especially after they became a successful songwriting team. Jones developed a serious drug problem over the years and his role in the band steadily diminished. The band asked Jones to leave the Rolling Stones in June 1969 and guitarist Mick Taylor took his place in the group. Jones died less than a month later by drowning in the swimming pool at his home on Cotchford Farm in Hartfield, East Sussex. Original Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman said of Jones, "He formed the band. He chose the members. He named the band. He chose the music we played. He got us gigs. ... he was very influential, very important, and then slowly lost it – highly intelligent – and just kind of wasted it and ble... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 0m14s+: Early life and paternity 6m14s+: Forming the Rolling Stones 10m43s+: Musical contributions 14m1s+: Estrangement from bandmates 19m46s+: Departure from the band 24m49s+: Equipment 25m30s+: Death 28m58s+: Murder claims ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Brian_Jones
GREGORY PECK - WikiVidi Documentary
Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor who was one of the most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s. Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1980s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Peck also received Oscar nominations for his roles in The Keys of the Kingdom , The Yearling , Gentleman's Agreement and Twelve O'Clock High . Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound , Roman Holiday , Moby Dick , Pork Chop Hill , The Guns of Navarone , Cape Fear , How the West Was Won , The Omen and The Boys from Brazil . U.S. President Lyndon Johnson honored Peck with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969 for his lifetime humanitarian efforts. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Peck among Greatest Male Stars of Classic Hollywood cinema, ranking him at No. 12.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:09 Early life 00:03:33 Stage 00:05:31 Film 00:08:33 Later work 00:10:18 Politics ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Peck
JONAS SAVIMBI - WikiVidi Documentary
Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was an Angolan political and military leader who founded and led the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola . UNITA first waged a guerrilla war against Portuguese colonial rule, 1966–1974, then confronted the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola during the Angolan Civil War until Savimbi's death in a clash with government troops in 2002.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:37: Early life 00:02:45: Military career 00:04:22: Civil war 00:04:56: United States support 00:06:39: Military and political efforts 00:09:02: 1990s 00:11:42: Death 00:12:53: Legacy ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Savimbi
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PATTY SMYTH - WikiVidi Documentary
Patricia "Patty" Smyth is an American singer and songwriter. She first came into national attention in the band Scandal. She went on to record and perform on her own. Her distinctive voice and new-wave image gained broad exposure through video recordings aired on cable music video channels such as MTV. Her debut album Never Enough was well received, and generated a pair of Top 40 hits. In the early 1990s she again reached the Top 10 with the hit single "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough", a duet sung with Don Henley. She performed and co-wrote with James Ingram the song "Look What Love Has Done" for the 1994 motion picture, Junior. The work earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Song Written for Visual Media, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. Smyth married tennis star John McEnroe in 1997.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:16: With Scandal 00:02:05: Solo career 00:05:06: Reunion with Scandal ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_Smyth
JOHN GILBERT (actor) - WikiVidi Documentary
John Gilbert was an American actor, screenwriter and director. He rose to fame during the silent film era and became a popular leading man known as "The Great Lover". At the height of his career, Gilbert rivaled Rudolph Valentino, another silent film era leading man, as a box office draw. Gilbert's popularity began to wane when silent pictures gave way to talkies. Though Gilbert was often cited as one of the high-profile examples of an actor who was unsuccessful in making the transition to talkies, his decline as a star had far more to do with studio politics and money than with the sound of his screen voice, which was rich and distinctive.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:50: Early years 00:02:10: Success and stardom ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gilbert_%28actor%29
VIC MORROW - WikiVidi Documentary
Victor "Vic" Morrow was an American actor and director whose credits include a starring role in the 1960s television series Combat!, prominent roles in a handful of other television and film dramas, and numerous guest roles on television. Morrow and two child actors were killed in 1982 by a stunt helicopter crash during the filming of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Morrow also gained notice for his roles in movies like Blackboard Jungle , God's Little Acre , Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry , and The Bad News Bears .... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:48: Personal life 00:01:56: Career 00:03:46: Combat! 00:05:01: Other work ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Morrow
DAVID HACKWORTH - WikiVidi Documentary
David Haskell Hackworth , also known as "Hack," was a prominent military journalist and a former United States Army colonel who was decorated in both the Korean War and Vietnam War. Hackworth is known for his role in the creation and command of Tiger Force, a military unit which was formed in South Vietnam to apply guerrilla warfare tactics against Viet Cong guerrilla fighters. Hackworth is also known for his accusation in 1996 of the improper wearing of two unauthorized service ribbon devices denoting valor in combat by the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Mike Boorda, on two of his uniform's awards. Although Boorda had served off the coast of Vietnam in the 1960s and believed he was authorized to wear the two wartime decorations for meritorious service, he did not meet the Navy's requirements. Boorda committed suicide during Hackworth's investigation.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:14: Early life 00:01:40: Military Career 00:02:22: Korean War 00:03:34: Interwar service 00:04:46: Vietnam service 00:10:23: Business activity 00:10:45: Writing career 00:14:20: Controversy ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hackworth
J. PAUL GETTY - WikiVidi Documentary
Jean Paul Getty , known widely as J. Paul Getty, was a British American petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion . At his death, he was worth more than $6 billion . A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the concurrent gross national product. Despite his vast wealth, Getty was famously frugal, notably negotiating his grandson's Italian kidnapping ransom in 1973. Getty was an avid collector of art and antiquities; his collection formed the basis of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, and over $661 million of his estate was left to the museum after his death. He established the J. Paul Getty Trust in 1953. The trust is the world's wealthiest art in... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:35 Early life and education 00:03:49 Career 00:08:15 Art collection 00:09:49 Marriages, divorces and children 00:11:45 Kidnapping of grandson John Paul Getty III 00:14:07 Reputation for frugality 00:16:05 Coin-box telephone 00:17:00 Later years & death ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Paul_Getty
KAY LENZ - WikiVidi Documentary
Kay Ann Lenz is an American actress. A former child performer, Lenz has worked primarily in television and has won two Emmy Awards.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:18 Early years ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kay_Lenz
ROY COHN - WikiVidi Documentary
Roy Marcus Cohn was an American attorney. During Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare, Cohn served as McCarthy's chief counsel and gained special prominence during the Army–McCarthy hearings. Cohn was also known for being a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and later for representing Donald Trump during his early business career. In 1986, Cohn was disbarred by the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court for unethical conduct.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:47 Early life 00:01:49 Counterespionage 00:02:36 Rosenberg trial 00:04:47 Work with Joseph McCarthy 00:07:45 Legal career in New York 00:09:33 Representation of Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Cohn
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PETER MENSAH - WikiVidi Documentary
Peter Mensah is a Ghanaian-British actor, best known for his roles in Tears of the Sun, Hidalgo, 300, and Dead Space, and more recently on the Starz original series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, and Spartacus: Vengeance.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:08: Early life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Mensah
VICTOR MATURE - WikiVidi Documentary
Victor John Mature was an American stage, film, and television actor who starred most notably in several Biblical movies during the 1950s, and was known for his dark good looks and mega-watt smile. His best known film roles include One Million B.C. , My Darling Clementine , Kiss of Death , Samson and Delilah , and The Robe . He also appeared in a large number of musicals opposite such stars as Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:38 Early life 00:01:16 Pasadena Playhouse 00:01:40 Hal Roach 00:02:39 Lady in the Dark 00:04:04 20th Century Fox 00:06:29 World War II 00:07:35 Resumption of career 00:09:07 Samson and Delilah 00:10:48 RKO ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Mature
STEVE WINWOOD - WikiVidi Documentary
Stephen Lawrence "Steve" Winwood is an English musician whose genres include rock, blue-eyed soul, rhythm and blues, blues rock, pop rock, and jazz. Though primarily a vocalist and keyboardist, Winwood also plays bass guitar, drums, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, violin, and other strings. Winwood was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go. He also had a successful solo career with hits including "While You See a Chance," "Valerie," "Back in the High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100 number ones: "Higher Love" and "Roll with It." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004. In 2005, Winwood was honoured as a BMI Icon at the annual BMI London Awards for his "enduring influence on generations of music makers." In 2008, Rolling Stone ranked Winwood 3 in its 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Winwood has won two Grammy Awards. He was nominated twice for the Brit Award for Best British Male Artist: 1988 ... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:35: Early life 00:03:14: Early years ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Winwood
EKATERINA GORDEEVA - WikiVidi Documentary
Ekaterina "Katia" Alexandrovna Gordeeva is a Russian figure skater. Together with her partner and husband, the late Sergei Grinkov, she was the 1988 and 1994 Olympic champion and four-time world champion in pair skating. After Grinkov's death, Gordeeva continued performing as a singles skater. Gordeeva was married to the 1998 Olympic men's singles champion, Ilia Kulik. Gordeeva and Kulik married in a private ceremony in San Francisco, California, USA, on June 10, 2002. According to People Magazine's 2018 Special Edition "The Best of Olympic Figure Skating" Gordeeva and Kulik divorced in 2015.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:01 Early life 00:01:33 Pairs career 00:08:01 Solo career ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekaterina_Gordeeva
ASHKENAZI JEWS - WikiVidi Documentary
Ashkenazi Jews, also known as Ashkenazic Jews or simply Ashkenazim , are a Jewish diaspora population who coalesced as a distinct community in the Holy Roman Empire around the end of the first millennium. The traditional diaspora language of Ashkenazi Jews is Yiddish , with Hebrew used only as a sacred language until relatively recently. Throughout their time in Europe, Ashkenazim have made many important contributions to philosophy, scholarship, literature, art, music and science. Ashkenazim originate from the Jews who settled along the Rhine River, in Western Germany and in Northern France. There they became a distinct diaspora community with a unique way of life that adapted traditions from Babylon, The Land of Israel, and the Western Mediterranean to their new environment. The Ashkenazi religious rite developed in cities such as Mainz, Worms, and Troyes. The eminent French Rishon Rabbi Shlomo Itzhaki would have a significant impact on the Jewish religion. In the late Middle A... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:16 Etymology 00:05:57 History of Jews in Europe before the Ashkenazim ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashkenazi_Jews
SILPHIUM - WikiVidi Documentary
Silphium was a plant that was used in classical antiquity as a seasoning and as a medicine. It was the essential item of trade from the ancient North African city of Cyrene, and was so critical to the Cyrenian economy that most of their coins bore a picture of the plant. The valuable product was the plant's resin . Silphium was an important species in prehistory, as evidenced by the Egyptians and Knossos Minoans developing a specific glyph to represent the silphium plant. It was used widely by most ancient Mediterranean cultures; the Romans considered it "worth its weight in denarii" . Legend said that it was a gift from the god Apollo. The exact identity of silphium is unclear. It is commonly believed to be a now-extinct plant of the genus Ferula, perhaps a variety of "giant fennel". The still-extant plants and Ferula tingitana have been suggested as other possibilities. Another plant, asafoetida, was used as a cheaper substitute for silphium, and had similar enough qualities... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:01:17 Identity and extinction 00:02:51 Medicinal uses 00:03:42 Culinary uses 00:04:15 Connection with the heart symbol ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silphium
MARY SHELLEY - WikiVidi Documentary
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus . She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. After Wollstonecraft's death less than a month after her daughter Mary was born, Mary was raised by Godwin, who was able to provide his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his own liberal political theories. When Mary was four, her father married a neighbour, with whom, as her stepmother, Mary came to have a troubled relationship. In 1814, Mary began a romance with one of her father's political followers, Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was already married. Together with Mary's stepsister Claire Clairmont, Mary and Shelle... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:30 Early life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley
EMILIANO ZAPATA - WikiVidi Documentary
Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution in the state of Morelos, and the inspiration of the agrarian movement called Zapatismo. Zapata was born in the rural village of Anenecuilco in Morelos State, where peasant communities were under increasing pressure from the small landowning class who monopolized land and water resources for sugar cane production with the support of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Zapata early on participated in political movements against Diaz and the landowning hacendados, and when the Revolution broke out in 1910 he was positioned as a central leader of the peasant revolt in Morelos. Cooperating with a number of other peasant leaders he formed the Liberation Army of the South of which he soon became the undisputed leader. Zapata's forces contributed to the fall of Díaz, defeating the Federal Army in the Battle of Cuautla,, but when the revolutionary leader Francisco I. Madero became president h... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:35 Early years before the Revolution 00:09:40 The 1910 Revolution ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emiliano_Zapata
IDES of MARCH - WikiVidi Documentary
The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances and was notable for the Romans as a deadline for settling debts. In 44 BC, it became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar. The death of Caesar made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history, as one of the events that marked the transition from the historical period known as the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. Although March was the third month of the Julian calendar, in the oldest Roman calendar it was the first month of the year. The holidays observed by the Romans from the first through the Ides often reflect their origin as new-year celebrations.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:53 Ides 00:01:28 Religious observances ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ides_of_March
DONALD O'Connor - WikiVidi Documentary
Donald David Dixon Ronald O’Connor was an American dancer, singer, and actor who came to fame in a series of movies in which he co-starred alternately with Gloria Jean, Peggy Ryan, and Francis the Talking Mule. He is best known today for his role as Don Lockwood's friend and colleague Cosmo Brown in Singin' in the Rain .... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:30 Early years 00:01:06 Paramount 00:01:46 Universal 00:02:15 "A" Films 00:03:14 Return from War Service 00:03:37 Francis 00:04:18 Singin' in the Rain 00:06:24 1960s films 00:06:48 1970s 00:08:27 Personal life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_O'Connor
PORTIA de ROSSI - WikiVidi Documentary
Portia Lee James DeGeneres , also known professionally as Portia de Rossi , is an Australian and American actress, model, and philanthropist. She appeared as a regular cast member on the American political thriller television series Scandal in the role of Elizabeth North from 2014 to 2017. She is also known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the American television series Ally McBeal—for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1999—and as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development. She also portrayed Veronica Palmer on the ABC television sitcom Better Off Ted, and Olivia Lord on the television drama Nip/Tuck. De Rossi is married to comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres.... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:00:58: Early life 00:01:45: Career 00:06:04: Personal life ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portia_de_Rossi
RUTH ETTING - WikiVidi Documentary
Ruth Etting was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. Known as "America's sweetheart of song", her signature tunes were "Shine On, Harvest Moon", "Ten Cents a Dance" and "Love Me or Leave Me". Her other popular recordings included "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Mean to Me", "Exactly Like You" and "Shaking the Blues Away". As a young girl in Nebraska, Etting had wanted to be an artist; she drew and sketched everywhere she was able. At sixteen, her grandparents decided to send her to art school in Chicago. While Etting attended class, she found a job at the Marigold Gardens nightclub; after a short time there, Etting gave up art classes in favor of a career in show business. Etting, who enjoyed singing in school and church, never took voice lessons. She quickly became a featured vocalist at the club. Etting was then managed by Moe Snyder, whom she married in 1922. Snyder made arrangements for Ettin... http://www.wikividi.com ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:02:55: Biography ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Etting