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            Biography - Thursday, November 30, 2006 
       "Real stories and fascinating details behind the 
         most intriguing people who have ever lived." 
Greetings Biography Buff, 

I remember the first movie I watched in my college journalism 
class was "His Girl Friday" (1940). This brilliant screwball 
comedy directed by Howard Hawks, starred both Rosalind Russell 
and Cary Grant. In this unforgettable film Russell played a 
beautiful ace reporter who is also the former wife of her news-
paper editor, Cary Grant, who is still in love with her. This 
week we remember these two classic stars, who died this week 
in history.

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--WHO AM I? 

--1. An American blues-influenced rock singer. 

--2. Had a distinctive voice — rasping, overtone-rich sound. 
--3. Personified that period of the Sixties when the San 
     Francisco sound, along with outlandish dress and life 
     style jolted the country.

--4. Close contemporary was Jimi Hendrix who similarly was 
     catapulted to fame by his appearance at Monterey.
--5. Died from drug-related causes at the age of twenty-seven.

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

-- November 27, 1942 - Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall Hendrix was an American singer, songwriter, and 
guitarist. He is considered to be one of the most influential 
electric guitarists in rock music history. He achieved world-
wide fame in 1967 playing at the Monterey Pop Festival. Hendrix 
was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. His 
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1994. In 
2003, Rolling Stone named Hendrix number one on their list of 
the "100 greatest guitarists of all time."

-- November 30, 1835 - Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American humorist, satirist, 
writer, and lecturer. He is most noted for his novels 
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom 
Sawyer," and his numerous quotes and sayings. His keen wit and 
incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers. 
Fellow author William Faulkner called Twain "the father of 
American literature."

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

-- November 28, 1976 - Rosalind Russell 
Rosalind was a four-time Academy Award nominated and Tony 
Award winning American film, stage actress. She proved her 
quick-witted talent for comedy in the unforgettable His Girl 
Friday (1940), directed by Howard Hawks.Hoever, her most 
memorable performance was in the title role of the long-
running stage hit Auntie Mame (1956). She remains the actress 
with the most Golden Globe Awards (for films) wins with 5.

-- November 29, 1974 - James J. Braddock

James Walter Braddock was a champion boxer and his amazing 
comeback from a floundering career that saw him lose several 
bouts before struggling to support his family by working on 
the docks during the Great Depression earned him the nickname 
The Cinderella Man from Damon Runyon. "Cinderella Man" which 
was also the name of the film based on his life, showed his 
rise from a struggling local boxer to heavyweight champion of 
the world in 1935. He won the bout despite being a 10-1 

-- November 29, 1986 - Cary Grant
Archibald Alexander Leach was an English film actor, when he 
came to Hollywood in 1931, he acquired the name Cary Grant. 
With his distinctive Mid-Atlantic accent, he was perhaps the 
foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man, not only hand-
some, but also witty and charming. He starred in "Bringing Up 
Baby" with Katharine Hepburn, and "His Girl Friday" with 
Rosalind Russell. Grant was also a favorite actor of Alfred 
Hitchcock, and starred in films such as "Suspicion," 
"Notorious", "To Catch a Thief" and "North by Northwest."  
Grant was one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions for 
several decades. He was named the second Greatest Male Star 
of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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--Answer to "WHO AM I?" 

Janis Joplin


--Answers to "DEAD OR ALIVE:" 

--1. James Callaghan - Dead

--2. Betty Comden - Dead

--3. Brooke Astor - Alive

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