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Sophia Loren

Name at birth: Sofia ScicoloneSophia Loren was one of Italy's great 20th-century sex symbols. She hit it big in the movies in 1950s, thanks especially to film producer Carlo Ponti (whom she married in…

Sophia Loren Biography

Sophia LorenactressBorn: 9/20/1934Birthplace: Rome, Italy Academy Award-winning film actress known for her stunning beauty and for her roles opposite Marcello Mastroianni. Her films include Two Women …

Brewer's: Sophia

(St.), at Constantinople, is not dedicated to a saint named Sophia, but to the “Logos,” or Second Person of the Trinity, called Hagia Sophia (Sacred Wisdom). Source: Dictionar…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: To Sophia [Miss Stacey]

by Percy Bysshe Shelley The Indian SerenadeTo William ShelleyTo Sophia [Miss Stacey] Published by W.M. Rossetti, "Complete Poetical Works", 1870. 1. Thou art fair, and few are fairer Of t…

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee is the granddaddy of high-kicking, fist-fighting movie martial artists. Bruce Lee got his start in America as Kato, the sidekick in the jokey 1960's TV series The Green Hornet. Later he went…

Stan Lee

Name at birth: Stanley Martin LieberStan Lee is revered by comic book fans for creating Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and other fresh comic superheroes of the 1960s. Stan Lee became editor of Marve…

Tommy Lee

Name at birth: Thomas Lee BassTommy Lee first gained fame as the drummer for the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, who came to national prominence after touring with KISS in 1983. Mötley Crüe was soon fam…

Harper Lee

Name at birth: Nelle Harper LeeHarper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, a classic of American literature and a bestselling novel since 1960. Harper Lee grew up in the small southern town of Monroevill…

Peggy Lee

Name at birth: Norma EgstromAfter getting her big break as a singer with Benny Goodman's band, Peggy Lee went on to a career that mixed jazz and pop singing with movie and TV stardom. At the height o…

Spike Lee

Name at birth: Shelton Jackson LeeSpike Lee made a name for himself in 1986 with the hit independent film She's Gotta Have It, a frank comedy about the many lovers of an independent Brooklyn woman. T…