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Alan Moore

Alan Moore is a celebrated writer of comics and graphic novels whose work includes V for Vendetta (1982, with artist David Lloyd) and Watchmen (1986-87, with artist Dave Gibbons). Moore became a big …

Alan Alda

Name at birth: Alphonso D'AbruzzoAlan Alda is best known for his 11 years playing cheeky surgeon Hawkeye Pierce on TV's M*A*S*H (1972-83). He won five Emmy Awards for the show, including wins for acti…

Dudley Moore

Dudley Moore joined Peter Cook, Alan Bennett and Jonathan Miller in the groundbreaking comedy revue Beyond The Fringe. (The group's offbeat satire set the stage for a later British comedy troupe, Mont…

Alans

Large dogs, of various species, used for hunting deer. “Skins of animals slain in the chase were stretched on the ground ... and upon a heap of these lay 3 alans, as they were calle…

Moors

In the Middle Ages, the Europeans called all Mahometans Moors, in the same manner as the Eastern nations called all inhabitants of Europe Franks. Camoens, in the Lusiad, terms the Indians &…

Moore

(Thomas), called “Anacreon Moore,” because the character of his poetry resembles that of Anacreon, the Greek poet of love and wine. He also translated Anacreon's Odes. (1779-185…

Alan Turing

Name at birth: Alan Mathison TuringAlan Turing was the mathematician who in 1937 suggested a theoretical machine, since called a Turing Machine, that became the basis of modern computing. During World…

Alan Young

Name at birth: Angus YoungAlan Young was most famous for his role as Wilbur Post, the frazzled owner of a talking horse on the 1960s sitcom Mister Ed. The show's nutty premise was that Mister Ed would…

Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes is a political media host who ran unsuccessful campaigns for the United States presidency in 1996, 2000 and 2008. Keyes got his big start in American politics as one of the U.S. representa…

Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan was chairman of the Federal Reserve, and one of the most powerful financial men in America, from 1987 until his retirement in 2006. Alan Greenspan had a brief fling as a professional ja…