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  1. Tera Patrick

    Tera Patrick


    Tera Patrick (born July 25, 1976) is the stage name of an American pornographic actress and model. Patrick is the Penthouse Pet of the Month for February 2000 and is an inductee for the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.

  2. Diana Barrymore

    Diana Barrymore


    Diana Blanche Barrymore Blythe (March 3, 1921 – January 25, 1960), known professionally as Diana Barrymore, was an American film and stage actress.

  3. Mae Murray

    Mae Murray


    Mae Murray (May 10, 1885 – March 23, 1965) was an American actress, dancer, film producer, and screenwriter. Murray rose to fame during the silent film era and was known as "The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips" and "The Gardenia of the Screen".

  4. Adele Morales

    Adele Morales


    Adele Morales (b. 1925 in New York City) is an American painter and memoirist; she is best known as the second wife of American author-playwright Norman Mailer.

  5. Anna Vyrubova

    Anna Vyrubova


    Anna Alexandrovna Vyrubova, née Taneyeva (Russian: А́нна Алекса́ндровна Вы́рубова (Тане́ева)) (16 July 1884 – 20 July 1964), was a lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna. Vyrubova was the longest-surviving figure in the intrigue involving Rasputin and the Imperial couple.

  6. Malachy McCourt

    Malachy McCourt


    Malachy Gerard McCourt (born 20 September 1931) is an Irish-American actor, writer, and politician. He was the 2006 Green Party candidate for governor in New York State, losing to the Democratic candidate Eliot Spitzer. He is the younger brother of Frank McCourt.

  7. Rebecca Walker

    Rebecca Walker


    Rebecca Walker (born November 17, 1969) is an American writer. In 1994, Time named her as one of the 50 future leaders of America.

  8. Cy Grant

    Cy Grant


    Cy Grant (8 November 1919 – 13 February 2010) was a Guyanese actor, musician, writer and poet. In the 1950s, he became the first black person to be featured regularly on television in the United Kingdom, mostly due to his appearances on the BBC current affairs show Tonight.

  9. Voltaire



    François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/vlˈtɛər/; ), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of expression, and separation of church and state. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time. As a satirical polemicist, he frequently made use of his works to criticize intolerance, religious dogma, and the French institutions of his day.

  10. Freeman Dyson

    Freeman Dyson


    Freeman John Dyson FRS (born 15 December 1923) is an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician, known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. Dyson is a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

  11. Anastasio Somoza Debayle

    Anastasio Somoza Debayle


    Anastasio "Tachito" Somoza DeBayle (5 December 1925  – 17 September 1980) was a Nicaraguan politician and officially the 73rd and 76th President of Nicaragua from 1 May 1967 to 1 May 1972 and from 1 December 1974 to 17 July 1979. As head of the National Guard, he was de facto ruler of the country from 1967 to 1979. He was the last member of the Somoza family to be President, ending a dynasty that had been in power since 1936. After being overthrown in an insurrection led by the FSLN, he fled Nicaragua in exile and power was ceded to the Junta of National Reconstruction. He was eventually assassinated while in exile in Paraguay.

  12. Lili Dehn

    Lili Dehn


    Lili Dehn, or Lili von Dehn, born Yulia Alexandrovna Smolskaia, (Russian: Юлия Александровна фон Ден) (July 27 (O.S.)/August 9, 1888 (N.S.) - October 8, 1963), was the wife of a Russian naval officer and a friend to Tsarina Alexandra.

  13. Heinrich Harrer

    Heinrich Harrer


    Heinrich Harrer (6 July 1912 – 7 January 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books Seven Years in Tibet (1952) and The White Spider (1959).

  14. Vera Broido

    Vera Broido


    Vera Broido (1907–2004) was a Russian-born writer and a chronicler of the Russian Revolution as one who grew up through it and lost her mother to its aftermath.

  15. Linda Ashcroft

    Linda Ashcroft


    Linda Ashcroft (born 1952) is a writer and an artist who claims to have been Jim Morrison's lover and confidante from 1967 to 1971.

  16. Tatiana Botkina

    Tatiana Botkina


    Tatiana Evgenievna Botkina-Melnik, (1898–1986), was the daughter of court physician Eugene Botkin, who was killed along with Tsar Nicholas II and his family by the Bolsheviks on July 17, 1918.

  17. M.K. Asante Jr.

    M.K. Asante Jr.


    MK Asante is an American author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor at Morgan State University. He is best known for his memoir Buck.

  18. P. G. Downes

    P. G. Downes


    Prentice G. "Spike" Downes (1909-1959) was an American school teacher and author, who travelled by canoe to explore the Great Barren Lands and learn the ways of the Cree and Dene people. Downes' journals record a disappearing people, and a landscape unknown to all but the Canadian natives at that time. His daughter Annie Downes Catterson said of him that he traveled a great distance "in order to learn the things of long ago."

  19. Glafcos Clerides

    Glafcos Clerides


    Glafcos Ioannou Clerides (Greek: Γλαύκος Ιωάννου Κληρίδης; 24 April 1919 – 15 November 2013) was a Greek-Cypriot politician who served as the fourth President of Cyprus from 1993 to 2003. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living former President of Cyprus.

  20. Shintarô Ishihara

    Shintarô Ishihara


    Shintaro Ishihara (石原 慎太郎 Ishihara Shintarō, born September 30, 1932) is a Japanese politician, supreme advisor of Party for Future Generations and author who was Governor of Tokyo from 1999 to 2012.

  21. Jack Black (author)

    Jack Black (author)


    Jack Black (1871 - presumably 1932) was a late-19th-century/early-20th-century hobo and professional burglar, author, and librarian for the San Francisco Call. Born in 1871 near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he was raised from infancy in the U.S. state of Missouri. He wrote You Can't Win (Macmillan, 1926) a memoir or sketched autobiography describing his days on the road and life as an outlaw. Black's book was written as an anti-crime book urging criminals to go straight, but it is also his statement of belief in the futility of prisons and the criminal justice system, hence the title of the book. Jack Black was writing from experience, having spent thirty years (fifteen of which were spent in various prisons) as a traveling criminal and offers tales of being a cross-country stick-up man, home burglar, petty thief, and opium fiend. He gained fame through association with William S. Burroughs and his writings had a profound effect on the writings and lives of all the Beat Generation.

  22. May Torok von Szendro

    May Torok von Szendro


    Marianna Török de Szendrő (German: May Torok von Szendro; June 15, 1877 in Philadelphia, US – August 5, 1968 in Graz) was a Hungarian noble, second spouse of the Khedive Abbas II of Egypt.

  23. Gleb Botkin

    Gleb Botkin


    Gleb Yevgenyevich Botkin (Russian: Глеб Евге́ньевич Бо́ткин; 30 July 1900 – 15 December 1969) was the son of Dr. Yevgeny Botkin, the court physician who was murdered at Yekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks with Tsar Nicholas II and his family on 17 July 1918.

  24. Jimmy Greenspoon

    Jimmy Greenspoon


    Jimmy Greenspoon (February 7, 1948 – March 11, 2015) was an American keyboard player and composer, best known as a member of the band Three Dog Night.

  25. Louise von Plessen

    Louise von Plessen


    Countess Louise von Plessen (née von Berckentin) (April 26, 1725 - September 14, 1799) was a Danish lady-in-waiting and writer.

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