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Denzel Washington, Jimmy Buffet, Mary Tyler Moore

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           Biography - Thursday, December 28, 2006 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 
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Greetings Biography Buff, 

Hope everyone had a great holiday. This week we celebrate the 
Birthdays of Mr. Denzel Washington, Mr. Jimmy Buffet, and 
Ms. Mary Tyler Moore. Happy Birthday! Don't forget to test 
your biography skills and see if you can guess the "Who Am I?"


P.S. You can discuss this issue or any other topic in the 
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Biographically,
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--WHO AM I? 

--1. Two-time Academy Award-winning American actor, film 
     director, and producer.

--2. Considered to be the most successful child star of all 
     time.
 
--3. Has teamed up with Tom Hanks in three separate movies the 
     last earning more than $700 million at the box office.

--4. Co-chairman of Imagine Entertainment, a major film and 
     television production company.

--5. Played son of the local sheriff in television series  

Who am I? (Answer at the bottom)

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?

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--1. Steve Miller 

--2. James Brown 

--3. Peter Benchley 

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--COMINGS AND GOINGS: 

****Some famous people born during this week in history: 

-- December 28, 1954 - Denzel Jermaine Washington, Jr.

Two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, played one of his 
most critically acclaimed roles in 1992's "Malcolm X." His 
performance as the Black Nationalist leader earned him an 
Oscar nomination, and turned him into one of Hollywood's most 
respected actors. During the early and mid 1990s, Washington 
became a renowned starring in several successful thrillers, 
including "The Pelican Brief" and "Crimson Tide." He also won 
an Oscar for his film, 2001 cop thriller, Training Day, which 
he played a villainous character. Between 2003 and 2004, 
Washington appeared in a series of thrillers including "Out of 
Time," "Man on Fire" and "The Manchurian Candidate."

-- December 29, 1936 - Mary Tyler Moore

Both an actress and comedian, perhaps best known for "The Mary 
Tyler Moore Show" (1970-1977), she played the role of Mary 
Richards, a news producer. She is also famous for her role as 
Laura Petrie, wife of television comedy writer Rob Petrie on 
"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961-1966). These two series are 
classic comedies, in which Moore had the opportunity to make a 
lasting impact on twlelvision. She has also appeared films 
such as 1980's "Ordinary People," which she earned an Oscar 
nomination.

-- December 25, 1946 - Jimmy Buffett

Singer, songwriter, including hits such as "Margaritaville" 
which is ranked 234 on the list of "Songs of the Century," 
and also "Come Monday." His devoted fans are known as "Parrot-
heads," and his band is named the Coral Reefer Band. Buffett 
is also a best selling writer and involved in two restaurant 
chains named after some of his best known songs, "Cheeseburger 
in Paradise" and "Margaritaville." 

****Some famous people who have died during this week 
    in history: 

-- December 25, 1977 - Sir Charles Chaplin

English comedy actor, becoming one of the most famous 
performers in the early to mid Hollywood era. Chaplin was 
one of the most creative and influential personalities in 
the silent film era. His entertainment career spanned over 
65 years, amd he led one of the most remarkable and colourful 
lives of the 20th century. He has achieved the pinnacle of 
world fame in the film industry and is maintained as a 
cultural icon.

-- December 26, 1972 - Harry S. Truman

He was the thirty-third President of the United States. As 
Vice President, he succeeded to the office upon the death of 
Franklin D. Roosevelt. Truman's presidency progressed quickly 
with a victory over Germany, the atomic bombings of Hiroshima 
and Nagasaki, the surrender of Japan and the end of World War 
II. In his term there was also the founding of the United 
Nations, the beginning of the Cold War, and the Korean War. 
Nowadays, he is considered one of the top ten Presidents. 
His legendary upset victory in 1948 is routinely invoked by 
underdog presidential candidates.

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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

Ron Howard

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--Answers to "DEAD OR ALIVE:" 

--1. Steve Miller - Alive

--2. James Brown - Alive

--3. Peter Benchley - Dead

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