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           Biography - Thursday, December 21, 2006 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 

Greetings Biography Buff, 

Steven Spielberg was born this week in history. The Academy 
Award-winning American film director and producer, is perhaps 
the most influential director of all time. Check out more of 
his biography below!

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--WHO AM I? 

--1. Was portrayed by Dorian Harewood in the 1984 Emmy Awa 

--2. While a high-school student, tied 2 world records in the 
     National High School Championship meet.

--3. Was affectionately known as the "Buckeye Bullet" and won 
     a record eight individual NCAA championships.

--4. At the Big Ten meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he set four 
     world records, and is widely considered one of the most 
     amazing athletic achievements of all time. 

--5. In 1936 Summer Olympics won four gold metals 

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

-- December 18, 1980 - Christina Aguilera

She is a four-time Grammy Award-winning American pop singer 
and songwriter. Her debut album Christina Aguilera (1999) 
produced four hit singles, and Aguilera won a Grammy Award for 
Best New Artist in 2000. She also won another Grammy Award for 
the Moulin Rouge Soundtrack's "Lady Marmalade" in the category 
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals in 2002. Her second studio 
album Stripped (2002), won her the 2004 Grammy Award for Best 
Female Pop Vocal Performance "Beautiful". Her third studio 
album Back to Basics (2006), preceded by the hit single "Ain't 
No Other Man", earned her two more Grammy nominations, Best 
Pop Vocal Album and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 
"Ain't No Other Man".

-- December 21, 1957 - Raymond Romano

An Emmy Award-winning, American actor and comedian best known 
for his starring role as Raymond Barone on the comedy series 
"Everybody Loves Raymond." His other notable roles include 
Manfred "Manny" the Mammoth ("Ice Age, Ice Age: The Meltdown") 
and Handy Harrison ("Welcome to Mooseport"). In 2004, he 
became the highest paid television actor in history for his 
role on "Everybody Loves Raymond." He also broke another 
record by his show having the highest revenue, $3.9 billion.

-- December 18, 1946 - Steven Spielberg 

Three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and 
producer, Steven Spielberg is the most financially successful 
motion picture director of all time. He has directed and 
produced a number of major box office hits. He has been 
nominated for six Academy Awards for Best Director, winning 
two of them for "Schindler's List" and "Saving Private Ryan," 
and seven of the films he directed were up for the Best 
Picture Oscar. During the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, three of 
his films became the highest grossing films for their time: 
Jaws, E.T. and Jurassic Park. At the end of the century, LIFE
named him the most influential person of his generation.

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

-- December 18, 1997 - Chris Farley 

This American actor and comedian was a cast member at 
Chicago's Second City Theatre and is most well-known for 
being a cast member on "Saturday Night Live." He starred 
in a string of moderately successful comedic films in the 
mid-1990s, such as "Tommy Boy" before dying of a drug 
overdose in late 1997.

-- December 19, 2003 - Hope Lange 

This American stage, film, and television actress came to 
prominence in her first film role in Bus Stop with Marilyn 
Monroe and Don Murray. She then landed a major role in the 
then risqué 1957 film, Peyton Place. She earned a nomination 
for a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for Academy Award 
for Best Supporting Actress. While Starring from 1968 to 1970 
in the popular TV series, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir she earned 
two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award nomination. This 
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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

 James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens


--Answers to "DEAD OR ALIVE:" 

--1. Ahmet Ertegun - Dead

--2. Debbie Reynolds - Alive

--3. T.S. Eliot - Dead

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