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Matthew THORNTON

THORNTON, Matthew, a Delegate from New Hampshire; born in Ireland in 1714; immigrated to the United States in 1716 with his father, who settled in Wiscasset, Maine; moved to Worcester, Mass.; c…

Anthony THORNTON

THORNTON, Anthony, a Representative from Illinois; born near Paris, Bourbon County, Ky., November 9, 1814; attended the common schools and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; was graduated from Miam…

Gene Wilder

Name at birth: Jerome SilbermanGene Wilder made his movie debut in 1967's Bonnie and Clyde (with Warren Beatty), and is today best known as the eccentric title character in Willy Wonka And The Chocola…

Billy Wilder

Name at birth: Samuel WilderBilly Wilder made some of Hollywood's most memorable and successful films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Some Like It Hot (1960) and The Apartment (1962). Billy Wilder…

Billy Wilder

Billy Wilderdirector, writer, producerBorn: 6/22/1906Birthplace: Vienna, Austria Academy Award-winning director, writer, and producer known for dark film noir and social comedy with a biting …

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton was a character actor and sometime screenwriter who took Hollywood by storm in 1996 with Sling Blade, a movie he wrote, directed and starred in. Thornton had appeared in several te…

Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton actor, screenwriter Born: 8/4/1955Birthplace: Hot Springs, Arkansas   After a long stint as a low-profile actor and screenwriter, Thornton careened to stardom for writ…

Presley Thornton GLASS

GLASS, Presley Thornton, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Houston, Halifax County, Va., October 18, 1824; in 1828 moved with his parents to Weakley County, Tenn., where he attended Dres…

John Randolph THORNTON

Senate Years of Service: 1910-1915Party: DemocratTHORNTON, John Randolph, a Senator from Louisiana; born on Notoway plantation, near Bayou Goula, Iberville Parish, La., August 25, 1846; moved w…

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder is the author of Little House on the Prairie and the six other novels that make up what is known as the "Little House" series. She grew up in the midwestern frontier of the Unite…