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Adrienne Rich

Name at birth: Adrienne Cecile RichPoet Adrienne Rich was known for her activism as much as for her writing, and in the 1970s she became a leading voice for lesbians, feminists and anti-war protesters…

Adrienne Barbeau

Adrienne Barbeau was the original Betty Rizzo in Grease on Broadway, and in the 1970s she co-starred on the TV series Maude (1972-76) as a divorced daughter who moves back in with her mother. But it …

Marc Rich

Businessman Marc Rich was convicted in U.S. federal court in 1983 of tax evasion, racketeering, and other charges related to Rich's oil deals with Iran during a U.S. embargo. Rich sought asylum in Swi…

Rich Little

Rich Littleimpressionist, comedianBorn: 11/26/1938Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Perhaps the most impressive work Rich Little has done in movies is that about which most people are unawar…

Rich Little

Rich Littleimpressionist, comedianBorn: 11/26/1938Birthplace: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Perhaps the most impressive work Rich Little has done in movies is that about which most people are unawar…

Rich Mullins

Rich MullinsChristian singer, songwriterBorn: 10/21/1955Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana After Amy Grant made a hit recording of his song “Sing Your Praise to the Lord” (1982), Mullin…

Rich Rice

Rich RiceAge: 39 fastpitch softball player who was inducted into the Central Washington men's fastpitch softball hall of fame the day of his death, which came after he collapsed during an all-…

Rich as Croesus

(See Croesus.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Rich as a JewRice thrown after a Bride A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X …

Rich as a Jew

This expression arose in the Middle Ages, when Jews were almost the only merchants, and were certainly the most wealthy of the people. There are still the Rothschilds among them, and others…

Charles RICH

RICH, Charles, a Representative from Vermont; born in Warwick, Hampshire County, Mass., on September 13, 1771; received a limited schooling; moved to Shoreham, Addison County, Vt., in 1787; mem…