Donald John Trump is the 45th President of the United States, in office since January 20, 2017. In addition to being a politician, he is a successful business magnate and television personality as well. The son of a wealthy real estate developer, Trump attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before taking charge of his family's business. An astute businessman and charismatic leader, he built and renovated numerous hotels, casinos, and office towers during his business career, accumulating a net worth of billions. He also owned several beauty pageants and ventured into reality television as well. Expanding the horizons of his ambitions, he entered national politics in the early 2000s and set his eyes on the presidential office. As a politician, his career was marred by allegations of sexual misconduct and he also earned much criticism for his extravagant lifestyle and controversial comments on immigrants from Islamic nations. Despite the controversies surrounding him, Trump ran for the 2016 presidential election as a Republican and defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in a surprise victory. Donald Trump is the first person to assume presidency without prior military or government service and at 70, he is also the oldest one to assume the office.
Freddie Mercury was a famous singer and songwriter known for his performances as the lead artiste of the rock-and-roll band, 'Queen'. He was musically inclined from a very young age, and according to acquaintances, he had the ability to listen to any song and play the tune on the piano. After singing for a few short-lived bands, he formed his own music group called 'Queen', along with musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor. The band became quite popular in the 70s, belting out hits like 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'We Are the Champions'. This incredible singer was famous for his live concerts, having performed in over 700 such shows. His performances were marked by his flamboyant personality on stage and his vocal range. 'Mercury: The Afterlife and Times of a Rock God' is a monodrama about this great singer's life. He has also been named by 'BBC' as one of the '100 Greatest Britons', and by the 'Rolling Stone' magazine as one of the 'Top 100 Singers of All Time'. Since he was the first celebrity rock artiste to have succumbed to AIDS, several organizations, including 'The Mercury Phoenix Trust', founded by 'Queen' band members, have organized concerts to raise funds for research in the field
Dolly Parton is a woman with multiple talents; she is a noted singer, lyricist, author, actress and businesswoman. She is also known for her charitable work. Dolly Parton began her career at the young age of 13. Although she initially gained fame as a lyricist, she later attained success in other fields as well. Dolly Parton is best known for country music and is a star in this genre in the United States of America. She has written and put together more than 3000 songs in the course of her career that has exceeded six decades, and has won many accolades, such as the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, and American Music Awards along with being nominated for the Oscar Awards twice. Dolly Parton held the record of having received the maximum number of Grammy Award nominations of 46 till 2013. Other than singing, she has been trained to play the musical instruments piano, banjo and guitar. Dolly Parton publicly supports LGBT equality and is identified as a gay icon by the LGBT community. Dolly Parton is known to have English, Irish, German and Scottish ancestry.
The world might find it hard to believe that a man who once struggled to find roles in movies, went on to become one of the most legendary actors in Hollywood. From bagging small roles to writing screenplays, Sylvester Stallone, considered the virile man of Hollywood, carved a place for himself in the world of showbiz. His most iconic roles to date are that off ˜Rocky Balboa' and Vietnam War veteran, ˜John Rambo'. Some of his most recent commercial hits include his collaboration with the other big guns of the industry such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the movies, ˜The Expendables' and ˜The Expendables 2'. A multi-talented personality, Stallone is currently an actor, writer, director and producer and is best-known for his trademark garbled speech patterns and his lopsided smile. Aside from the ˜Rocky' films, he starred in a number of other films which received critical acclaim but failed to receive the commercial success that ˜Rocky' and ˜Rambo' received. To break away from the stereotyped ˜tough' roles, he rekindled the attention of his fans by starring in a number of films in other genres such as ˜Paradise Alley' and ˜Zookeeper', which, however, failed to hit the target.
Renowned actor Alan Rickman, a former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company rose to fame with his portrayal of the Vicomte de Valmont in ˜Les Liaisons Dangereuses'. The versatile stage actor made an easy transition into films though for a while he faced the danger of being typecast as a villain actor after his portrayal of Hans Gruber in ˜Die Hard'. He did not posses the prominent features or the unsettling glint in his eyes which one normally associates with a villain, but he had something else that made him suitable for such characters. He had a personal aura of unpredictability and sophistication that made him the perfect choice for playing the suave villain in style. The fact that he became typecast as a villain actor after just one film is a testimony to the acting skills of this great artist. Over the duration of his long career, he also played comic roles and romantic leads. He also acted in television movies and his role of the monk Grigori Rasputin in the HBO production ˜Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny' won him a Golden Globe Award. He played the role of villain in several installments of the Harry Potter Franchise in which re-established his penchant for playing the evil guy.
George Walker Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, who served in the office for two consecutive terms, i.e., from 2001 to 2009. He is the son of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The political association of HIS family doesn't end here; his grandfather, Prescott Bush, was the U. S. Senator from Connecticut. After completing of his schooling in Massachusetts, George W. Bush graduated with a B. A. degree in history from Yale University and then went on to Harvard Business School to do his M.B.A. In 1968, he was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard and he was honorably discharged after six years of service. He married Laura Lane Welch and the couple shifted to Midland, where George W. Bush founded a series of small, independent oil exploration companies. He helped his father, George H. W. Bush in both of his Presidential campaigns before becoming the Governor of Texas himself. He was the Republican candidate for 2000 Presidential elections and won the election by defeating Democrat nominee <a title='Al Gore' href='/famous/al-gore.htm'>Al Gore</a>. Four years later, he was re-elected when he defeated the Democrat <a title='John Kerry' href='/famous/john-kerry.htm'>John Kerry</a>.
˜If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.' This quote by Bill Clinton aptly describes his life and his motive for living. The 42nd President of the United States of America, Clinton is one of the most remarkable politicians who ventured to take the country through the depressive economic condition towards a progressive and prosperous future. A strong supporter of futuristic vision, he brought about progressive policies in the educational and health care sectors and aimed at providing the citizens with better living conditions. Before taking up the office of the President, Clinton served as the Governor of Arkansas for two terms and the Attorney General of Arkansas from 1977 to 1979. From a tender age, Clinton was blessed with leadership qualities and served as the student union leader in his school and college days. However, very few know that he was blessed with music abilities as well. In fact, Clinton during his high school days was the best saxophonist in the city and even considered taking up music as a career. However, his profound interest in public service had a somewhat overpowering effect as he made his way to the most important office of the country.
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, she is known as the Goddess of Pop. Cher has sold over 100 million records and won Billboard's Artist of the Year Award in 2002.
Wrestling icon who stood 7'5" and weighed in at 525 lbs, and was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame. He was a WWF Champion and a WWF World Tag Team Champion, and due to his stature, people regarded him as The Eighth Wonder of the World.
Steven Spielberg is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker, director and producer known for some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the late 20th Century and early 21st Century. Notorious as one of the biggest names in Hollywood, he is regarded as one of the most influential directors in the history of movie making. Having worked in the movie industry for more than four decades, Spielberg has contributed to films of many different themes and genres, including science-fiction and adventure as well historical features. This versatility has allowed him to continue steady work on successful films throughout his life. He has been nominated and awarded with a great deal of achievements throughout his career, as his work has been able to reach individuals of many different backgrounds and interests. His films have set box office records, setting the standards for what it means to be a blockbuster movie. The film maker revolutionized the genre of sci-fi with the special effects included in movies such as the Jurassic Park and E.T. the Extra Terrestrial. Over the years the director has become a champion of humanistic causes and his projects focus on issues such as the holocaust. To know more about the life and works of this eminent director read on the following biography
Timothy James Tim Curry is an English actor and musician who has worked in theatre, television and films. He is best known for portraying Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the cult film, ˜The Rocky Horror Picture Show', a role he had already been portraying in the stage productions on which the film had been based. Due to his intense eyes, facial hair and expressions which he can contour to menacing effects, he often finds himself a likely choice to play villainous roles. Even as a student he had decided to pursue acting as a career and studied English and drama at the University of Birmingham. He began his acting career as a theatre artist and landed his first big role in the musical ˜Hair'. He was chosen to play Dr. Frank N. Furter in the stage production ˜The Rocky Horror Show', and he brought to life the wicked and cruel mad scientist. This made him a much sought after stage artist and a cult star. He played the famous dadaist Tristan Tzara in the stage production ˜Travesties' which won him rave reviews. Soon he forayed into films and reprised his role of the villain in the movie ˜The Rocky Horror Picture Show' further establishing his reputation as a talented actor.
Children's author and poet who penned well over a hundred books. His best known works include Wouldn't You Like to Know (a volume of children's poetry) and Michael Rosen's Sad Book (an illustrated book for young children on the topics of death and grief).