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Mikhail Baryshnikov

Mikhail Baryshnikovdancer, choreographerBorn: 1/27/1948Birthplace: Riga, Latvia Dancer and choreographer widely considered the best male classical dancer of the 20th century. Baryshnikov defec…

Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was the leader of the Soviet Union (USSR) from 1985 until its collapse in December of 1991. Gorbachev trained as a lawyer at Moscow State University. He joined the Commun…

Mikhail M. Kasyanov,

Russian politician, named prime minister in May by President Vladimir V. Putin. Kasyanov, an astute negotiator, had been first deputy prime minister since Jan., when Putin became acting presi…

Mikhail Khodorkovsky,

Russian oil tycoon, was arrested and jailed in October on charges of fraud and tax evasion. He resigned as president and chief executive of the oil company Yukos while in prison. The governme…

Mikhail Khodorkovsky,

founder of Russia's Yukos oil company and once the country’s wealthiest man, was convicted by a Russian court in May and sentenced to nine years in prison. He was found guilty of fraud…

Count Basie

Count Basiejazz pianist, composer, bandleaderBorn: 8/21/1904Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and bandleader known for his powerful, rhythmic sound a…

Billy Barty

Billy Barty(William John Bertanzetti)actorBorn: 10/25/1924Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania A prominent dwarf actor, he has appeared in numerous movies during his long career, including A Mi…

Maximum Risk

Director: Ringo Lam Writer: Larry Ferguson Director of Photography: Alexander Gruszynski Editor: Bill Pankow Music: Ro…

Gregory Hines

Gregory Hinesdancer, actorBorn: 2/14/1946Birthplace: New York City Appearing first on tour with his older brother Maurice and later joined by their Dad, Gregory Hines has been dancing, joking,…

Jessica Lange

Jessica LangeactressBorn: 4/20/1949Birthplace: Cloquet, Minnesota Academy Award-winning film, television and stage actress who began to blossom in the early 80s with her roles in Tootsie (1982…