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Dewdney, Anna

(Encyclopedia) Dewdney, Anna, 1965–2016, American children's book author and illustrator, b. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., as Anna Elizabeth Luhrmann, B.A. Wellesley, 1987. After…

Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood was a British expatriate whose experiences in Germany in the 1930s were the basis of the novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939), which was made into the musical Cabaret. Isherwood…

Christopher Columbus

Name at birth: Cristoforo ColomboChristopher Columbus sailed from Spain across the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, landing in the "new world" of the Americas and gaining lasting fame. Using ships and money…

Christopher Plummer

Name at birth: Arthur Christopher Orme PlummerChristopher Plummer's 60-year acting career includes many hits on stage, in movies and on TV, plus an Oscar win at age 82, but he may still be best known…

Christopher Lee

Name at birth: Christopher Frank Caradini LeeAfter a long and distinguished career as one of the biggest stars of horror and fantasy films, Christopher Lee gained fresh fame with movie audiences as…

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was an English-American intellectual whose stock in trade was writing provocative essays that challenged the the philosophical underpinnings of the state and the (Christian)…

Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken starred as Nick, the on-the-edge Russian roulette player in The Deer Hunter (1978), a role that earned him an Oscar as best supporting actor and established him as a specialist in…

Christoph Waltz

Austrian actor Christoph Waltz stole the show and won an Oscar when he played the villain in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds. Playing an evil but charming chatterbox -- Nazi…

Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve's leading role in Superman (1978) made him a star, but it was his recuperation after a 1995 horse riding accident that made him a symbol of persistence and courage. Reeve was a…