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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…

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

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 …

Brooke Burns

Brooke Burns had a recurring role on the TV hit Ally McBeal as Jennifer, the law firm's head-turning mail girl. In 1998 she joined the cast of Baywatch as lifeguard Jessie Owens (no relation to Olymp…

Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke was the globetrotting, bikini-clad host of Wild On, an adventure travelogue on the cable network E!, from 1999-2002. (Burke took over for former host Jules Asner, and was succeeded by Cin…

Brooke Mueller

Brooke Mueller married TV star Charlie Sheen on 30 May 2008 and became an instant celebrity, thanks to Sheen's other career as a tabloid headline generator. Brooke Mueller was raised in Florida, and h…