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A philanthropist. John Howard is immortalised by his efforts to improve the condition of prisoners. “He visited all Europe,” says Burke, “not to survey the sumptuousness o…

Leslie Howard Biography

Leslie Howard(Leslie Howard Steiner)actorBorn: 4/3/1893Birthplace: London, England Though he received two Oscar nominations for leading roles in Pygmalion (1938) and Berkeley Square (1933), he…

Howard Heinz Biography

Howard Heinzbusiness executive, philanthropistBorn: 1877Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa. He began working in his father's food business in 1900, becoming president in 1919. Under his stewardship, …

Howard Johnson Biography

Howard JohnsonrestaurateurBorn: 1896Birthplace: Boston, Mass. As post-War America began taking to the open road, Howard Johnson was there offering road-side meals and ice-cream that catered to…

Howard Hawks Biography

Howard HawksdirectorBorn: 5/30/1896Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana American film director whose work spanned nearly all movie genres—musicals, gangster movies, comedies, action adventures, …

Howard Cosell

Howard CosellBorn: Mar. 25, 1918Radio-TV former ABC commentator on Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports, who energized TV sports journalism with abrasive “tell it like it is&#8…

Howard Stern Biography

Howard Stern television and radio personality, author Born: 1/12/1954 Birthplace: New York City Shock jock and author who takes pleasure and pride in offending as many as possible with…

Ron Howard

Ron Howardactor, producer, directorBorn: 3/1/1954Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma Actor, producer, and director who was television's “all-American boy” and is one of film's most respe…

Ron Howard Biography

Ron Howardactor, producer, directorBorn: 3/1/1954Birthplace: Duncan, Oklahoma Actor, producer, and director who was television's “all-American boy” and is one of film's most respe…

Howard Finster Biography

Howard Finsterfolk artist, Baptist preacherBorn: 12/02/1916Birthplace: Valley Head, Alabama Baptist preacher and prolific folk artist known as much for his outsized personality as for his scul…