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Spitzer, Eliot Laurence

(Encyclopedia) Spitzer, Eliot Laurence, 1959–, U.S. lawyer and politician, b. Riverdale, N.Y., grad. Princeton (B.A. 1981), Harvard Law School (J.D. 1984). A Democrat, he practiced corporate law…

Hoover, J. Edgar

(Encyclopedia) Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar Hoover), 1895–1972, American administrator, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), b. Washington, D.C. Shortly after he was admitted to the…

Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman was a versatile character actor who appeared on Broadway and in television from the 1950s through the 1990s. He is best known for playing sportswriter Oscar Madison -- the slobby one --…

The District

CBS Saturday 10:00–11:00 p.m. Cast: Craig T. Nelson, John Amos, Jayne Brook, Roger Aaron Brown, Justin Theroux, Lynne Thigpen, Sean Patrick Thomas Idealistic crimefighter Jack…

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is a Canadian-American actor known to TV audiences for his role as Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds in the short-lived but well-loved Joss Whedon series Firefly (2002-03). Nathon Fillion…

Shaquille O’Neal

Name at birth: Shaquille Rashaun O'NealAt 7'1" and more than 300 pounds, Shaquille O'Neal was one of the most dominant centers in pro basketball during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He started his…

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness became famous as the federal agent who led an incorruptible group of law enforcement officers dubbed "The Untouchables," the ones who brought down Chicago gangster Al Capone in the 1930s.…

See Spot Run

Director:John WhitesellWriters:George Gallo, Dan Baron, Chris FaberWarner Bros.; PG; 100 minutesRelease:3/01Cast:David Arquette, Michael Clark Duncan, Leslie Bibb David Arquette pairs up with…

Adam West

Name at birth: William West AndersonActor Adam West is best known for his three high-flying years as the star of the spoofy 1960s superhero show Batman. Adam West was raised on a farm near Walla…

Batman

Caped, ominous and a force for good, superhero Batman was the brainchild of cartoonist Bob Kane. The Batman character first appeared in Detective Comics in 1939, and was such a hit that Batman…