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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The True Story of the...

    It’s one of the most famous endings in film history. In the 1969 movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the two outlaws, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford respectively, appear to go out in a blaze of glory during a gun battle in Bolivia in 1908. But the film’s ambiguous ending points to…

    Jack Perkins, ‘Biography’ Host, Dies at 85

    Known for his understated on-air presence, former newsman and cable TV host Jack Perkins died at his home on August 20, 2019, in Casey Key, Florida at the age of 85. Perkins began his longstanding journalism career at NBC News, serving as a reporter, correspondent and anchor for NBC Nightly News ...Continue reading

    Marilyn Monroe: Inside Her Final Days and Fragile State of Mind

    In some ways, it seemed in August 1962, Marilyn Monroe was trying to pull her life together. She had just bought her first house in California’s Brentwood neighborhood for $75,000, she was on the cover of Life magazine and she had just been rehired on the film Something’s Got to Give. But in other ...Continue…

    The Bee Gees: How Three Small-Town Brothers Became Leaders of the...

    While most famous bands can trace their formation through collaborations and breakups with other acts, the three brothers who comprised the Bee Gees found their place in music history through the process of growing up in the same home together. The oldest, Barry Gibb, was born on September 1, 1946, ...Continue reading

    Patrick Swayze: The Freak Injury That Nearly Derailed His Dancing Career

    Patrick Swayze may have had the time of his life on the dance floor — but the path that led him there wasn’t always filled with such stunning lifts. He went on to make a permanent mark in dance history in 1987’s romantic drama film Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey, before taking ...Continue reading

    Charlie Chaplin and 6 Other Artists Who Were Blacklisted in...

    “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” was the $64,000 question asked by the notorious House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Between the late 1940s and 1950s, the Second Red Scare was an era marked by great fear that ...Continue reading

    Freddie Mercury Was Part of Brian May and Roger Taylor’s Entourage...

    While mention of Queen usually conjures up images of its legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, the band was actually the musical creation of guitarist Brian May, many years before the Mercury wowed the world with his three-octave vocal range. Raised in the Feltham, Middlesex, section of London, ...Continue reading

    How The Beatles Got Together and Became the Best-Selling Band of...

    Before John, Paul, George and Ringo became The Beatles, they were simply four teenagers from Liverpool. Never could John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr have imagined they would go on to form one of the most successful groups in modern history, influencing the ...Continue reading

    Who Was Rudy Ray Moore, the Godfather of Rap?

    Rudy Ray Moore was born to entertain — and to push the envelope. He began his career in music before he pioneered a new raunchier style of standup comedy that was often deemed too much for Hollywood. Eventually, he became a film star, known for shaking up the underground film industry with his 1975 ...Continue…

    12 Notable Members of the Kennedy Family

    With their wealth and power, the Kennedys have been touted as the closest thing to royalty in America. Having left their homeland of Ireland in the 1840s to escape the potato famine, the Kennedys — starting with Boston-born Patrick Joseph "P.J." Kennedy (1858-1929) — built their future from the ...Continue reading