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Alexandre Dumas

Alexandre Dumas wrote the classic adventure novel The Three Musketeers and some of the most famous and popular stories in French literature. Beginning in 1844 he had a string of brilliantly successfu…

Charley Dumas

Charley DumasBorn: Feb. 12, 1937U.S. high jumper first man to clear 7 feet (7-01/2) on June 29, 1956; won gold medal at 1956 Olympics.Don DrysdaleD - FTim Duncan

José Alexandre Xanana Gusmão Biography

José Alexandre “Xanana” GusmãoPresident of East TimorBorn: June 20, 1946Birthplace: Manatuto, East Timor The charismatic former rebel won East Timor's first president…

Cardinal Richelieu

Name at birth: Armand-Jean du PlessisA bright child, Armand-Jean du Plessis studied theology as a teen and at the young age of 21 was appointed Bishop of Lucon. In 1622 he was made a cardinal and fro…

Jeremy Brett

Name at birth: Peter Jeremy William HugginsJeremy Brett is best known for his portrayal of master detective Sherlock Holmes in a series of episodes for British television filmed between 1984 and 1994.…

Margherita (Camille) and Armando

Dumas' autobiographical play about a Parisian courtesan and her lover by David Johnson When his largely autobiographical play, Camille, Alexandre Dumas, Jr., was first performed i…

La Traviata (The Fallen Woman)

Music:Giuseppe VerdiLibretto:Francesco Maria Piave, based on Alexandre Dumas's La Dame aux CaméliasPremiere:Venice, March 6, 1853 La Traviata created an outrage with its sympathetic por…

Alexander Kerensky

Name at birth: Alexandr Feodorovich KerenskyA lawyer by trade, Alexander Kerensky was elected to the Duma in 1912 at a time when the rule of Czar Nicholas II was on shaky ground. Kerensky was a membe…

Jim Caviezel

After several small roles in the early 1990s, Jim Caviezel wowed audiences and critics as the contemplative (and AWOL) Private Witt in 1998's The Thin Red Line (starring Nick Nolte and Sean Penn). An …

The Count of Monte Cristo

Director:Kevin ReynoldsWriter:Jay WolpertTouchstone Pictures; PG-13; 110 minutesRelease:1/02Cast:Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris In Alexandre Dumas' vision of 18th century France, vi…