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George R. R. Martin

Fans of author George R. R. Martin love him for his rollicking fantasy series that began with 1996's A Game of Thrones, but they became cross with him after it took six years for him to finish the fif…

R. Crumb

Name at birth: Robert Crumb Robert Crumb is a leading figure in the history of American underground comics. As a child he spent hours creating elaborate storybooks with his brothers (a group effort r…

R. Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller was a 20th century inventor, mathematician and futurist. Philosophically he was concerned with meeting the needs of a growing global civilization while reducing the use of natur…

Edward R. Murrow

Name at birth: Egbert Roscoe MurrowThree words -- "This is London" -- made Edward R. Murrow the most dashing American radio correspondent of World War II. Murrow used the phrase to open his broadcasts…

Samuel R. Delany

Samuel R. Delany is the winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and one of science fiction's most celebrated authors. Born and raised in New York City, Delany began writing in the early 1960s. His…

James R. Phelan Biography

James R. Phelanwriter Phelan dedicated his career to investigating and exposing the wheeling and dealing of Howard Hughes. His books include Howard Hughes: The Hidden Years and the forthcomin…

R. G. Dun Biography

R. G. Dun(Robert Graham Dun)merchant, financial services brokerBorn: 1826Birthplace: Chillicothe, Ohio He began his career in Tappan & Douglass, the first mercantile agency in New York Cit…

Frederick R. Weisman Biography

Frederick R. Weismanbusinessman, art collector, philanthropistBorn: 1912Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minn. Weisman embodies the stereotypical American Dream. Raised in a household headed by his Ru…

R. L. Burnside

Mr. WizardFat Possum/Epitaph Junior Kimbrough's labelmate on Fat Possum, R. L. Burnside is another Mississippi hill country-bluesman rescued from obscurity in the early '90s. His seminal Fat P…

Edward R. Murrow Biography

Edward R. Murrow(Egbert Roscoe Murrow)news broadcasterBorn: 4/24/1908Birthplace: Pole Creek, North Carolina Emmy Award-winning radio and news broadcaster remembered for his work as CBS's war correspo…