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Actress: Lucille Ball

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in Actor | Comments Off on Actress: Lucille Ball

I love Lucy. Everybody loves Lucy. With her husband Desi Arnaz, she virtually invented the situation comedy, a genre that has thrived on...

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Music: Yo-Yo Ma

Posted by on Jul 26, 2011 in Music | Comments Off on Music: Yo-Yo Ma

He’s a virtuoso on the cello. The cello. As if the violin isn’t geeky enough. But the thing is, Yo-Yo Ma somehow makes it cool....

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Person: Bill Cosby

Posted by on Jul 25, 2011 in Actor | 1 comment

Which Bill Cosby do you like best? Maybe the stand-up comedian, who broke ground with memories of his childhood – Rudy, Mushmouth,...

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Sports: Arthur Ashe

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Sports | 1 comment

  Richmond, Virginia’s Arthur Ashe knew the highest highs and the lowest lows in his too-brief lifetime. He won three of Grand...

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Actor: Gregory Peck

Posted by on Nov 16, 2010 in Actor | Comments Off on Actor: Gregory Peck

  Sometimes one role can capsulize an actor’s career, regardless of how many excellent films he makes. For Gregory Peck, that...

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Person: Paul Harvey

Posted by on Oct 26, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Person: Paul Harvey

What was it about Paul Harvey that catapulted him to the top of his profession? Was it the interesting mix of stories he chose, alternating...

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Sports: Muhammad Ali

Posted by on Oct 18, 2009 in Sports | 1 comment

He could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” He invented the “rope-a-dope” strategy. He became one of the...

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Person: Helen Keller

Posted by on Oct 14, 2009 in People | Comments Off on Person: Helen Keller

I’m sure you know the story of Helen Keller’s childhood, captured without much embellishment in The Miracle Worker. The victim...

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