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Still Me
Still Me
Still Me
is a 1999 autobiography written by actor Christopher Reeve. The book tells of Reeve's experiences of making the Superman films and about his horseback riding accident which resulted in his quadriplegia and its effects on his life. The book spent eleven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list in 1999
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Autobiography
An autobiography (from the Greek, αὐτός-autos self + βίος-bios life + γράφειν-graphein to write) is a self-written account of the life of oneself . The word "autobiography" was first used deprecatingly by William Taylor in 1797 in the English periodical The Monthly Review, when he suggested the word as a hybrid, but condemned it as "pedantic". However, its next recorded use was in its present sense, by Robert Southey
Robert Southey
in 1809.[1] Despite only being named early in the nineteenth century, first-person autobiographical writing originates in antiquity
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Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Raiders of the Lost Ark
(also known as Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 American action adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan, from a story by George Lucas
George Lucas
and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by Frank Marshall for Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm
Ltd., with Lucas and Howard Kazanjian as executive producers. Starring Harrison Ford, it was the first installment in the Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones
film franchise to be released, though it is the second in internal chronological order. It pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
believes will make his army invincible
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Actor
An actor (often actress for females; see terminology) is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern mediums such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers".[1] The actor's interpretation of their role pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character
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Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
is a 1941 American mystery drama film by Orson Welles, its producer, co-screenwriter, director and star. The picture was Welles's first feature film. Nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories, it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman J. Mankiewicz
Herman J. Mankiewicz
and Welles. Considered by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the greatest film of all time, Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane
was voted as such in five consecutive British Film Institute Sight & Sound polls of critics, until it was displaced by Vertigo in the 2012 poll. It topped the American Film Institute's 100 Years ... 100 Movies list in 1998, as well as its 2007 update
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Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Shakespeare
(/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.[2][3][4] He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".[5][b] His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays,[c] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.[7] Shakespeare
Shakespeare
was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith
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Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
(February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector. Born in the Allegheny West neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris
Paris
in 1903, and made France her home for the remainder of her life. She hosted a Paris
Paris
salon, where the leading figures of modernism in literature and art, such as Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sinclair Lewis, Ezra Pound, Sherwood Anderson
Sherwood Anderson
and Henri Matisse, would meet.[1] In 1933, Stein published a quasi-memoir of her Paris
Paris
years, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, written in the voice of Alice B. Toklas, her life partner and an American-born member of the Parisian avant-garde
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Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
is a play by Edward Albee
Edward Albee
first staged in 1962. It examines the complexities of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship. The play is in three acts, normally taking a little less than three hours to perform, with two 10-minute intermissions. The title is a pun on the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" from Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs (1933), substituting for the name of the celebrated English author Virginia Woolf
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Superman In Film
The fictional character Superman, an American comic book
American comic book
superhero in DC Comics
DC Comics
publications, has appeared in movies almost since his inception. He debuted in cinemas in a series of animated shorts beginning in 1941, and then starred in two movie serials in 1948 and 1950. An independent studio, Lippert Pictures, released the first Superman
Superman
feature film, Superman
Superman
and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves, in 1951. Ilya and Alexander Salkind and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1974. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner
Richard Donner
was hired to direct the film, filming Superman
Superman
(1978) and Superman
Superman
II (1980) simultaneously
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New York Times Best Seller List
The New York Times
The New York Times
Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.[1][2] Published weekly in The New York Times
The New York Times
Book Review,[1] the best-seller list has been published in the Times since October 12, 1931.[1] In recent years it has evolved into multiple lists in different categories, broken down by fiction and non-fiction, hardcover, paperback, and electronic, and different genres.Contents1 History 2 Composition 3 Criticisms 4 Controversies 5 Studies 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]External image New York Times Best-seller List Oct
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Quadriplegia
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost. Tetraparesis or quadriparesis, on the other hand, means muscle weakness affecting all four limbs.[1] It may be flaccid or spastic.Contents1 Terminology 2 Signs and symptoms 3 Causes 4 Classification4.1 Complete spinal-cord lesions 4.2 Incomplete spinal-cord lesions5 Treatment 6 Prognosis 7 Epidemiology 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksTerminology[edit] The condition of paralysis affecting four limbs is alternately termed tetraplegia or quadriplegia. Quadriplegia combines the Latin
Latin
root quadra, for "four", with the Greek root πληγία plegia, for "paralysis"
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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
is a 1982 play – one of the ten-play Pittsburgh Cycle by August Wilson
August Wilson
– that chronicles the twentieth century African American experience. The play is set in Chicago
Chicago
in the 1920s (the only play in the group not set in Pittsburgh), and deals with issues of race, art, religion and the historic exploitation of black recording artists by white producers. The play's title refers to a song of the same title by Ma Rainey referring to the Black Bottom dance.Contents1 Plot1.1 Characters2 Productions 3 Awards and nominations 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksPlot[edit] In a Chicago
Chicago
recording studio, Ma Rainey's band players Cutler, Toledo, Slow Drag, and Levee gather to record a new album of her songs. As they wait for her to arrive they tell stories, joke, philosophize, and argue
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Jerry Lee Lewis
The Killer The KingBorn (1935-09-29) September 29, 1935 (age 82) Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.GenresRock and roll[1] rockabilly[2] country[3] gospel[4] honky-tonk[4] blues[2]Occupation(s)Singer pianist musician songwriter actorInstrumentsVocals piano guitarYears active 1954–presentLabelsSun Smash Mercury Sire Warner Bros MCAAssociated acts Johnny Cash Elvis Presley Carl Perkins Conway Twitty Mickey Gilley Roy OrbisonWebsite jerryleerocks.com Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
(born September 29, 1935) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and pianist, often known by his nickname, The Killer. He has been described as "rock & roll's first great wild man."[5] A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records
Sun Records
in Memphis
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Henry Fonda
Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor[2] with a career spanning five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor. He also appeared in 1938 in plays performed in White Plains, New York, with Joan Tompkins. He made his Hollywood
Hollywood
debut in 1935, and his career gained momentum after his Academy Award-nominated performance as Tom Joad
Tom Joad
in The Grapes of Wrath, a 1940 adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel about an Oklahoma
Oklahoma
family who moved west during the Dust Bowl. Throughout five decades in Hollywood, Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men
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Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
MacArthur (née Brown; October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993)[1] was an American actress whose career spanned almost 80 years. She eventually garnered the nickname "First Lady of American Theatre" and was one of 12 people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award
Tony Award
(an EGOT). Hayes also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor, from President Ronald Reagan in 1986.[2] In 1988, she was awarded the National Medal of Arts. The annual Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
Awards, which have recognized excellence in professional theatre in greater Washington, DC, since 1984, are her namesake. In 1955, the former Fulton Theatre on 46th Street in New York City's Broadway Theater District
Theater District
was renamed the Helen Hayes Theatre. When that venue was torn down in 1982, the nearby Little Theatre was renamed in her honor
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James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors[4] and "one of the greatest actors in American history".[5] Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award
Tony Award
and Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope
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