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The Snow Queen
"THE SNOW QUEEN" (Danish : Snedronningen) is an original fairy tale written by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen
. The tale was first published 21 December 1844 in New Fairy Tales. First Volume. Second Collection. 1845. (Danish : Nye Eventyr. Første Bind. Anden Samling. 1845.) The story centres on the struggle between good and evil as experienced by Gerda and her friend, Kai. The story is one of Andersen's longest and most highly acclaimed stories. It is regularly included in selected tales and collections of his work and is frequently reprinted in illustrated storybook editions for children
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Hugh Laurie
JAMES HUGH CALUM LAURIE, OBE (/ˈhjuː ˈlɒri/ ; born 11 June 1959) is an English actor, director, musician, singer, comedian, and author. Laurie first gained recognition for his work as one half of the comedy double act Fry and Laurie
Fry and Laurie
with friend and comedy partner Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
, whom he met through mutual friend Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
whilst attending Cambridge University , where Laurie was president of the Cambridge Footlights
Cambridge Footlights
. The duo acted together in a number of projects during the 1980s and 1990s, most notably the sketch comedy series A Bit of Fry "> Dragon School
Dragon School
on Bardwell Road
Bardwell Road
in North Oxford
Oxford
James Hugh Calum Laurie was born on 11 June 1959 in Oxford
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Universal Studios
UNIVERSAL PICTURES (also referred to as UNIVERSAL STUDIOS or simply UNIVERSAL) is an American film studio owned by Comcast through the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group division of its wholly owned subsidiary NBCUniversal . The company was founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle , Mark Dintenfass, Charles O. Baumann , Adam Kessel, Pat Powers , William Swanson, David Horsley , Robert H. Cochrane, and Jules Brulatour , and is the oldest surviving film studio in the United States , the world's fourth oldest after Gaumont , Pathé and Nordisk Film , and the oldest in terms of the overall film market. Its studios are located in Universal City , California , and its corporate offices are located in New York City
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. _Sovetsky Soyuz_; IPA: ), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (USSR; Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик (СССР), tr. _Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik (SSSR)_; IPA: (_ listen )), also known unofficially as RUSSIA (Russian : Росси́я, tr. Rossiya_; IPA: ), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple equal national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party federation , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital
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Finland
FINLAND (/ˈfɪnlənd/ (_ listen ); Finnish : Suomi_ (_ listen ); Swedish : Finland_ ), officially the REPUBLIC OF FINLAND, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe . A peninsula with the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, the country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. Estonia is south of the country across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is a Nordic country situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia , which also includes Scandinavia . Finland's population is 5.5 million (2014), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. 88.7% of the population is Finnish people who speak Finnish , a Uralic language unrelated to the Scandinavian languages; the second major group are the Finland-Swedes (5.3%)
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Dried And Salted Cod
DRIED AND SALTED COD, sometimes referred to simply as SALT COD, is cod which has been preserved by drying after salting . Cod which has been dried without the addition of salt is stockfish . Salt cod was long a major export of the North Atlantic region, and has become an ingredient of many cuisines around the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean. With the sharp decline in the world stocks of cod , other salted and dried white fish are sometimes marketed as "salt cod", and the term has become to some extent a generic name . Dried and salted cod
Dried and salted cod
has been produced for over 500 years in Newfoundland , Iceland
Iceland
, and the Faroe Islands , and most particularly in Norway
Norway
where it is called KLIPPFISK, literally "cliff-fish". Traditionally it was dried outdoors by the wind and sun, often on cliffs and other bare rock-faces
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " (
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Alisa Freindlich
ALISA BRUNOVNA FREINDLICH (Russian : Али́са Бру́новна Фре́йндлих, born 8 December 1934 in Leningrad , Soviet Union ) is a Soviet and Russian actress, People\'s Artist of the Soviet Union . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Filmography * 3 Honours and awards * 4 References * 5 External links BIOGRAPHY Alisa Freindlich was born into the family of Bruno Freindlich , a prominent actor and People\'s Artist of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. She is of German and Russian ancestry. Her father and paternal relatives were ethnic Germans living in Russia
Russia
for more than a century. In her childhood years, Alisa Freindlich attended the drama and music classes of the Leningrad Palace of Pioneers
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Art Linkletter
ARTHUR GORDON "ART" LINKLETTER (born ARTHUR GORDON KELLY, or GORDON ARTHUR KELLEY (sources differ), July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010) was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality . He was the host of House Party , which ran on CBS
CBS
radio and television for 25 years, and People Are Funny
People Are Funny
, on NBC
NBC
radio and TV for 19 years. Linkletter was famous for interviewing children on House Party and Kids Say the Darndest Things , which led to a series of books quoting children. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1942
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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BBC Worldwide
BBC WORLDWIDE LTD. is the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC , formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995. The company monetises BBC brands, selling BBC and other British programming for broadcast abroad with the aim of supplementing the income received by the BBC through the licence fee . In 2013/14, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £157.4m and headline sales of £1,042.3m and returned £173.8m to the BBC. In 2012/13 it made a profit of £156.3m on a turnover of £1,115.8m. The company had made a profit of £104m on a turnover of £1,085m in the previous financial year. BBC Worldwide's profit rate was 11.2% in 2011/2012, up slightly from 9.6% the previous year, down from a peak of 21.5% in 2002/2003, contrasting with 7.8% in 2003/2004
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Laura San Giacomo
LAURA SAN GIACOMO (born November 14, 1962) is an American actress known for playing the role of Maya Gallo on the NBC
NBC
sitcom Just Shoot Me! , Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman , and Cynthia in Sex, Lies, and Videotape as well as other work on television and in films . She played the role of Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
's childhood best friend on the TNT crime drama series Saving Grace . CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 2.1 Early career * 2.2 Just Shoot Me!
Just Shoot Me!
* 2.3 Post- Just Shoot Me!
Just Shoot Me!
and appearances * 3 Personal life * 4 Filmography * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY LIFESan Giacomo, an Italian American , was born in West Orange, New Jersey , the daughter of MaryJo and John San Giacomo, a paper mill owner. She grew up in Denville, New Jersey
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Kirsten Dunst
KIRSTEN CAROLINE DUNST (/ˈkɪərstən/ ; born April 30, 1982) is an American actress. She made her film debut in Woody Allen
Woody Allen
's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994), a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress . She appeared in Little Women
Little Women
the same year and in Jumanji the following year
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Kathleen Turner
MARY KATHLEEN TURNER (born June 19, 1954), better known as KATHLEEN TURNER, is an American film and stage actress and director. Known for her distinctive husky voice, Turner has won two Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Awards and has been nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
. Turner came to fame during the 1980s, after roles in Body Heat (1981), Crimes of Passion (1984), Romancing the Stone
Romancing the Stone
(1984), and Prizzi\'s Honor (1985), the latter two earning her a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Actress
. In the later 1980s and early 1990s, Turner had roles in The Accidental Tourist (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Serial Mom (1994) and Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), for which she was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Actress
Actress

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Mickey Rooney
MICKEY ROONEY (born JOSEPH YULE JR.; September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014) was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, producer and radio personality. In a career spanning nine decades and continuing until shortly before his death, he appeared in more than 300 films and was one of the last surviving stars of the silent film era. At the height of a career that was marked by precipitous declines and raging comebacks, Rooney performed the role of Andy Hardy in a series of 15 films in the 1930s and 1940s that epitomized American family values. A versatile performer, he became a celebrated character actor later in his career
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Reindeer
_ Cervus tarandus_ (Linnaeus, 1758) The REINDEER (_Rangifer tarandus_), also known as CARIBOU in North America , is a species of deer with circumpolar distribution, native to arctic , subarctic , tundra , boreal , and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. This includes both sedentary and migratory populations. While overall widespread and numerous, some of its subspecies are rare and at least one has already become extinct . For this reason, it is considered to be vulnerable by the IUCN . Reindeer
Reindeer
vary considerably in colour and size. Both sexes can grow antlers annually, although the proportion of females that grow antlers varies greatly between population and season. Antlers are typically larger on males
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