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Dorothy Height

civil rights activistBorn: 3/24/1912Died: 4/20/2010Best Known as: president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) Dorothy Height helped shape and guide the …

Liberty Heights

Director/Writer:Barry LevinsonWarner Bros.; R; 134 minutesRelease:11/99Cast:Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster Fans of Diner will surely enjoy Liberty Heights, Barry Levinso…

Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë died at the young age of 30, leaving the now-legendary Wuthering Heights as her only novel. Little is known about Brontë's life; she was a member of the famed Brontë writing clan, which …

Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte is the author of Jane Eyre and a member of the remarkable Brontë family. The sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne first published their poetry under pseudonyms: Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acto…

Clifton Hillegass 2001 Deaths

Clifton HillegassAge: 83 publisher who created Cliffs Notes, the popular series of study guides to literature. The yellow-and-black-covered books have been used by millions of students for a c…

Geraldine Fitzgerald 2005 Deaths

Geraldine FitzgeraldAge: 91 outspoken Dublin-born actress whose frequent clashes with studio bosses limited her roles, which included Dark Victory and Wuthering Heights. She earned wide praise…

Samuel Goldwyn

Samuel Goldwyn(Samuel Goldfish)film producerBorn: 7/1879Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland After emigrating to America at age 13 and a brief career in glovemaking and sales, he partnered with Cecil B.…

Merle Oberon

Merle Oberon(Estelle Merle O'Brien Thompson)actressBorn: 2/19/1911Birthplace: Bombay, India Regal and stylish, Oberon played bit parts in the British film industry before her future husband, p…