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John Cage

John Cage is the 20th century conceptual artist who famously "composed" the piano piece titled 4' 33" (1952), which consists of the pianist(s) sitting at a piano and not playing for exactly four minut…

Nicolas Cage

Name at birth: Nicolas CoppolaNicolas Cage made his film debut in 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, but it was his role in the hit Valley Girl (1984) that launched his screen career. Cage was sudde…

Harry CAGE

CAGE, Harry, a Representative from Mississippi; born at Cages Bend of the Cumberland River, Sumner County, Tenn., birth date unknown; moved to Wilkinson County, Miss., in early youth; studied l…

Brewer's: Cage

To whistle or sing in the cage. The cage is a jail, and to whistle in a cage is to turn Queen's evidence, or peach against a comrade. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Nicolas Cage Biography

Nicolas Cage(Nicolas Coppola)actorBorn: 1/7/1964Birthplace: Long Beach, California Academy Award-winning actor whose credits range from serious dramas to wacky comedies to action-adventure films. His…

Aesop's Fables: The Cage-Bird and the Bat

by Aesop The Labourer and the SnakeThe Ass and His PurchaserThe Cage-Bird and the Bat A Singing-bird was confined in a cage which hung outside a window, and had a way of singing at night wh…

John Goodman

A big, amiable character actor with dozens of movies to his credit, John Goodman is still perhaps best known for his portrayal of the blue-collar husband and father on TV's Roseanne (1988-97). A Misso…

John Malkovich

John Malkovich is an unconventional leading man of stage and screen, perhaps best known for lending his name and persona to the film Being John Malkovich (2000, starring Malkovich and John Cusack). M…

John Woo

John Woo made his reputation as an action film director in Hong Kong during the 1980s, but since 1992 has worked in Hollywood directing big-budget thrillers such as Face/Off (1997, with John Travolta …

John Keats: Fancy

by John Keats Ode to PsycheBards of passion and of mirthFancy Ever let the Fancy roam, Pleasure never is at home: At a touch sweet Pleasure melteth, Like to bubbles when rain pelte…