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Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was a Chicago poet, the poet laureate of Illinois and the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Brooks's first collection of poems, A Street in Bronzeville, wa…

Gwendolyn Brooks 2000 Deaths

Gwendolyn BrooksAge: 83 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose socio-political works chronicled the 20th century African American experience. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1950 for Annie…

Brook

(Master). The name assumed by Ford when he visits Sir John Falstaff. The amorous knight tells Master Brook all about his amour with Mrs. Ford, and how he duped her husband by being stowed i…

Mel Brooks

Name at birth: Melvin KaminskyMel Brooks is that short, funny Jewish guy who is known to moviegoers as the man behind The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974) and Young Frankenstein (1974). Throu…

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks is one of the biggest crossover country music singers of all time. His combination of cheerful enthusiasm and pudgy boy-next-door looks was a consistent hit with both country and pop musi…

Avery Brooks

Avery BrooksactorBorn: 10/2/1948Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana American actor best known for his role as Hawk, on the TV show Spenser: For Hire (1985–88) and as Capt. Benjamin Sisko on …

Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks(Troyal Garth Brooks)country singerBorn: 2/7/1962Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma Wildly popular Grammy Award-winning country singer who has attracted scores of rock and pop fans as we…

Avery Brooks

Avery BrooksactorBorn: 10/2/1948Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana American actor best known for his role as Hawk, on the TV show Spenser: For Hire (1985–88) and as Capt. Benjamin Sisko on …

Garth Brooks

In...The Life of Chris Gaines Capitol The sales-obsessed Garth Brooks has come up with yet another new angle to squeeze some more cash from his fanatical followers. No, it's not multipl…

Kelly Brook

Name at birth: Kelly Anne ParsonsKelly Brook is a model and television personality from the United Kingdom whose brief 1999 stint on the morning TV show The Big Breakfast propelled her into the world …