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Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams was the creator of the The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a whimsical science fiction novel published in 1979. The Hitchhiker's Guide was originally a BBC radio program first…

Yolanda King Biography

social activistDied: May 15, 2007 (Santa Monica, California) Best Known as: eldest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. A social activist, motivational…

Gloria Stuart Biography

Gloria Stuart actressBorn: 7/14/1910Birthplace: Santa Monica, California 1930s screen actress who left Hollywood in the 1940s to pursue a career as a stage actress and painter, and returned to…

Robert Redford Biography

Robert Redfordactor, producer, directorBorn: 8/18/1937Birthplace: Santa Monica, California Academy Award-winning film actor, producer and director considered one of Hollywood's most popular and…

Dorothy Ashby

Name at birth: Dorothy Jeanne ThompsonDorothy Ashby wrote and played jazz with a harp, beginning in the 1950s in Detroit.By the 1970s, she had a solid career in the studio with jazz and pop artists,…

Shirley Temple Black Biography

Shirley Temple BlackactressBorn: 4/23/1928Birthplace: Santa Monica, California Actress famous for her childhood roles. Her curly hair, dimples and charm captivated America in the films…

Shirley Temple Black

Shirley Temple BlackactressBorn: 4/23/1928Birthplace: Santa Monica, California Actress famous for her childhood roles. Her curly hair, dimples and charm captivated America in the films…

Christina Ricci Biography

Christina Ricci actressBorn: 2/12/1980Birthplace: Santa Monica, California Ricci's parents were persuaded to find an agent by a film critic who watched her act in a school play. After…

Tobey Maguire Biography

Tobey MaguireactorBorn: 6/27/1975Birthplace: Santa Monica, California This young star of Pleasantville (1998) has already made a name for himself both onscreen and off. He has appeared in several…

James “Whitey” Bulger

Name at birth: James Joseph Bulger, Jr.Murderous mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was one of the most notorious American criminals of the 20th and then 21st century. He was on the F.B.I.'s 10 Most…