The story of Cesar Chavez, the Latino-American civil rights activist, is an extraordinary one. His famous words, ˜Si, se puede' (Yes, it can be done) is pregnant with meaning and represents the cause that he fought for. The sacrifices he made in order to fight for the rights of farm workers and others using non-violent means, forms a story so intriguing and inspiring. It is believed that his frequent hunger strikes in order to fight for the rights of workers eventually led to his poor health and sudden demise. He recognized all too well the adversities farm workers repeatedly faced, which he himself experienced as a little boy. As a migrant farm worker, he would slog in the fields quite often so he knew the standards that were required in order for these farmers to live a comfortable and respectable life. His attitude to unionism and forceful yet non-violent tactics, made the farm workers' struggle an honest cause with coast-to-coast support. Throughout his career, he led protests, called for embargoes and went on several hunger strikes. He became so famous for his cause that he earned the support of famous personalities including Jesse Jackson and Robert Kennedy.
American clairvoyant and psychic medium known for the paranormal investigations she conducted with her husband <a title='Ed Warren' href='/famous/ed-warren.htm'>Ed Warren</a>. One of their most prominent investigations was the Amityville haunting on Long Island.
Actress who is remembered for her roles in such western-themed films as Only the Valiant and Dallas. She was perhaps most famous for her troubled personal life, which included multiple affairs, drug and alcohol abuse, and prostitution.
Sir Roger George Moore was an English actor best known for playing British secret agent James Bond in seven feature films. He was the longest-serving ˜Bond' in the history of ˜James Bond' movies; he portrayed James Bond in the movies from 1973 to 1985. Roger Moore started his career with Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England and appeared in smalltime roles in movies but had to take a break from that as he was conscripted for national service shortly after the end of the Second World War. He returned back to entertainment and started his modeling career by print modeling for advertisements, which helped him get supporting roles in some big budget movies. It was with ˜Ivanhoe' on the British television that Moore gained some fame for the first time but he did not taste international success until ˜The Saint' in the ˜60s. He continued to do television and movies and it was in 1973 that he was cast as ˜James Bond' for the first time, after <a title='Sean Connery' href='/famous/sean-connery.htm'>Sean Connery</a> stepped down from it. He was the ˜Bond' for many years and gained success in his sexy and macho portrayal as one. He was the oldest actor to have ever been cast as ˜Bond”he was 45 years old when he was cast in ˜Live and Let Live'. Moore was honored as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire and later advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr., who headed the American civil rights struggle. King was an advocate of non-violence and women's rights. She was actively involved in the ˜Civil Rights Movement,' with her husband. King grew up in a middle-class African“American family. While in school, she faced several hardships due to the social system, which did not allow colored children to mingle with the whites. Being a victim of racial discrimination forced King to become active in anti-racist movements. She was a talented singer and wanted to build a career in music. Her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr. changed the course of her life. She worked hand in hand with her husband, to secure equal rights for the African“American people. She was against the idea of men leading the civil rights struggle and tried to gather more female support. Following her husband's assassination, King was required to take over the reins of the movement started by him. She broadened the scope of her work, to include LGBT rights, world peace, and several other causes. King established an organization named after her husband, to spread the message of non-violent social change. As a result of her relentless campaigns, King Jr.'s birthday was declared a national holiday. King openly criticized the system of apartheid. She is fondly remembered as the First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement.
Singer, actress, and cabaret star who recorded hits like "C'est Si Bon" and "Santa Baby." She won three Emmy Awards, including a posthumous one for The Wonder Pets.
Religious leader and author who became the sixteenth President of the Church of Latter-day Saints in 2008.
Gerald Isaac Stiller famously known as Jerry Stiller is an American comedian and actor. He is best known for his portrayal of the character Frank Costanza in the NBC sitcom ˜Seinfeld'. He is also known for his perfectly timed dialogues and his thick New York accent. His role as Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series ˜The King of Queens' earned him worldwide appreciation. He also appeared in a number of television movies such as ˜The Other Woman' and ˜How Murray Saved Christmas'. Apart from performing comedies on television, he has also appeared in many movies. Some of his movies are The Ritz, Nadine, Hot Pursuit, Zoolander and Zoolander 2. He is the father of actor, comedian Ben Stiller and actress Amy Stiller. Jerry has starred in several movies with his children throughout their respective careers. Famous for his unique yelling, angry, and loud acting style, Stiller worked predominantly in the comedy genre with his wife, Anne Meara. The two were known for their comic timing and performed together in several television shows. Throughout his career, Jerry has played several neurotic and comic characters.
St. Elsewhere's Dr. Craig who also gained fame as Boy Meets World's Mr. Feeny. He'd reprise his role in the spin-off Girl Meets World. His role as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere earned him two Emmy Awards.
Sir Sidney Poitier is an actor, director and diplomat best known for being the first black person to have been awarded the Academy Award for Best Actor. He won this award for his portrayal of Homer Smith, an African American worker in the film, Ã¢â‚¬ËLilies of the FieldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. This was a very significant achievement in the 1960s when racism was rampant in the United States. Born to poor Bahamian farmer parents, he received little formal education. As a teenager he was turning towards street crime when his father sent him to the United States to start life anew. He received a huge cultural shock in New York where he witnessed widespread racism and chasm between the classes. After struggling to make ends meet as a dishwasher, he joined the American Negro Theater. Through his determination and hard work he soon became a much sought after theatre artist and soon stared receiving film offers. In his debut film Ã¢â‚¬ËNo Way OutÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ he played a doctor who treats a white bigot. This role got him noticed and he received several offers. After establishing himself as a successful actor, he branched into direction as well. He was named as one of the Greatest Male Stars of All Time by the American Film Institute in 1999.
Pope Benedict XVI served as Pope from 2005 to 2013. He is the first Pope to have resigned since Gregory XII in the year 1415. During his papacy, Pope Benedict promoted the use of Latin and supported Christian values. He also came to be known for his rather conservative views on Catholicism and homosexuality. He has strong views about modern sins, describing the hunger for power and denial of moral truth as the main causes of problems in the 21st century. He is the first Pope to have been active on Twitter and to have attended full length television and radio interviews. Described as a highly intellectual person by many, he was a professor of theology and an academic, prior to being a Cardinal. He has received numerous honours for his contributions in the fields of literature and theology. Pope Benedict XVI also reinstated the use of traditional papal garments that had been dismissed by John Paul II and is often described as ˜The Pope of aesthetics'. Benedict XVI holds the title of Pope Emeritus since his resignation from the papal office.