Top Picks: Paul Newman

One of the most famous and celebrated actors in Hollywood, Paul Newman is best known for such films as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Born 95 years ago this month, on January 26, 1925, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Newman trained at the…
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La Josephine! La Baker!

Josephine Baker rose from poverty and abuse in St. Louis to stardom on the Paris stage before she was 20. She got her start catering to exoticism in a banana skirt, but spoke out against all kinds of racism and, unable to have biological children, adopted a "rainbow tribe" of twelve. Perhaps her greatest work…
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Top Picks: Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman knew from childhood that he wanted to be an actor, but his path was not an easy one. Hackman was born 90 years ago, on January 30, 1930 in San Bernardino, Calif. His family moved frequently, and his father eventually left. He ran away at 16 to enlist as a Marine and served…
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