Quentin Jerome Tarantino [ 9 ] ( pronunciation: / ˌ t æ r ə n ˈ t iː n oʊ / ; born March 27, 1963) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. His films have been characterized by nonlinear storylines , satirical subject matter and an aestheticization of violence that often results in the exhibition of neo-noir characteristics. [ 10 ] Tarantino has been dubbed a "director DJ," comparing his stylistic use of mix-and-match genre and music infusion to the use of sampling in DJ exhibits, morphing a variety of old works to create a new one. [ 11 ] Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tarantino grew up an avid film fan and worked in a video rental store while training to act. His career began in the late 1980s, when he wrote and directed My Best Friend's Birthday ; its screenplay would form the basis for True Romance .
Samuel George " Sammy " Davis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also known for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities.
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John R. " Johnny " Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter , actor , and author [ 2 ] who was considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century . [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned other genres including rockabilly and rock and roll —especially early in his career—and blues , folk , and gospel .
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin ( French: [øʒɛn ɑ̃ʁi pol ɡoɡɛ̃] ; 7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a leading French Post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. Gauguin was later recognized for his experimental use of colors and synthetist style that were distinguishably different from Impressionism. His work was influential to the French avant-garde and many modern artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse . Gauguin’s art became popular after his death and many of his paintings were in the possession of Russian collector Sergei Shchukin . [ 1 ] He was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, print-maker, ceramist, and writer.
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Peter Sydney Ernest Aylen [ 1 ] [ 2 ] (7 September 1923 – 24 December 1984), better known as Peter Lawford , was an English-American actor. [ 3 ]
Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti ; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, film actor, television star and comedian . One of the most popular and enduring American entertainers of the mid-20th Century, Martin was nicknamed the "King of Cool" [ 1 ] [ 2 ] due to his seemingly effortless charisma and self-assuredness. A member of the " Rat Pack ," Martin was a major star in four areas of show business: concert stage/ nightclubs , recordings, motion pictures, and television. He was the host of the successful television variety program The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974), and subsequently The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1974–1985). Martin's relaxed, warbling crooning voice earned him dozens of hit singles including his signature songs " Memories Are Made of This ", " That's Amore ", " Everybody Loves Somebody ", " You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You ", " Sway ", " Volare " and " Ain't That a Kick in the Head? ".
John Fitzgerald " Jack " Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK , was the 35th President of the United States , serving from 1961 until his death in 1963. After military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boats PT-109 and PT-59 during World War II in the South Pacific , Kennedy represented Massachusetts' 11th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat .
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Ambrose Bierce - Short Story Writer/Editorialist/Journalist