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Michel

or Cousin Michael. A German. Michel means a dolt; thus the French call a fool who allows himself to be taken in by thimble-rigs and card tricks mikel. In Old French the word mice occurs, me…

Lea Michele

Name at birth: Lea Michele SarfatiLea Michele plays tightly-wound super-student Rachel Berry in the TV series Glee. By the time that series started in 2009, Michele was already a veteran of the New Yo…

Michel Hazanavicius

Name at birth: Michel HazanaviciusMichel Hazanavicius is the French director who won an Oscar in 2012 for The Artist, his charming silent movie set in the early days of Hollywood. Michel Hazanavicius…

Michel Legrand

Michel Legrand is a French musician, singer and composer who's best known for his movie scores, including the Oscar-winning song "The Windmills of Your Mind" from the 1968 Steve McQueen movie The Thom…

Michel Foucault

Name at birth: Paul-Michel FoucaultFrench philosopher Michel Foucault came to prominence in the 1960s as a provocative voice whose academic studies of power and institutions included Madness and Civil…

Michel Mirowski

Michel MirowskiBorn: 1924Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland Implantable defibrillator—Heilman, Langer, Mower, and Mirowski: This team of doctors developed the implantable defibrillator, an inter…

Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann is a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who came to national attention during the presidential election of 2008, after a television appearance in which she encouraged the media t…

Michel Stuart

Michel Stuartdancer, designer a member of the original company of A Chorus Line; designed costumes for A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine and Cloud 9Born: 1943?Died: 1997Jon Stone1997 Deat…

Michel Petrucciani

Michel PetruccianiAge: 36 acclaimed French pianist whose aggressively romantic style of jazz earned him international popularity.Died: Manhattan, January 6, 1999Kim PerrotM - RJohn Pingel …

Michele BACHMANN

BACHMANN, Michele, a Representative from Minnesota; born in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, April 6, 1956; graduated from Anoka High School, Anoka, Minn., 1974; B.A., Winona State University…