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Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg's groundbreaking poem Howl began with the words, "I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at…

Allen Ginsberg Biography

Allen GinsbergAge: 70poet The voice of the Beat Generation, Ginsberg was at the fore of 1960s political protest movements and the counterculture. Best said by Ginsberg's longtime friend Willi…

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen fought during the American Revolution as the leader of the Green Mountain Boys, a ragtag militia made up of settlers of what it now the state of Vermont. Born and raised in Connecticut, A…

Kris Allen

Kris Allen is a singer from Conway, Arkansas and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol, the televised competition whose past winners include Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Carrie Underwood.…

Peter Allen

Name at birth: Peter Allen WoolnoughPeter Allen was a songwriter and exuberant cabaret-style performer who had his greatest fame in the 1970s and 1980s. He was "discovered" in 1964 by Judy Garland, wh…

Gracie Allen

Gracie AllenactressBorn: 7/20/1902Birthplace: San Francisco Actress who was the scatterbrained half of Hollywood's beloved husband-and-wife comedy team. Her husband, George Burns, was her straight ma…

Paul Allen

Paul Allen co-founded the company Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975. Microsoft grew into one of the great success stories of the personal computer era and one of the world's largest companies. Paul A…

Steve Allen

Steve Allen was the original host of TV's The Tonight Show, but by the end of his career he was more famous for being multi-talented than for any individual achievement. (His official website called h…

Woody Allen

Name at birth: Allen Stewart KonigsbergWoody Allen is the Oscar-winning director of Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris and dozens of other films. Once a writer for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, and the…

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allenactor, producer, director, choreographerBorn: 1/16/1950Birthplace: Houston, Texas Debbie Allen found fame as the demanding dance teacher Lydia Grant in the film Fame (1980), a role…