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George Szell

George Szell was a conductor. He was born Hungarian and became a naturalized American. He is particularly remembered for his work with the Cleveland Orchestra which he made into one of the world’s finest orchestras.

                                               

Bruno Walter

Bruno Walter, was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer. He was one of the greatest conductors of his time. He grew up in Germany, but later became an Austrian and, when the Nazis came to power, he moved to several other countries, finall ...

                                               

Johnny Weissmuller

Johnny Weissmuller was a German-American swimmer and actor. He was born in Timisoara, Austria-Hungary to German parents. He was one of the worlds best swimmers in the 1920s. He won five gold medals and set five then-Olympic records in swimming co ...

                                               

Michael Wenning

Michael Harold Wenning was an South African-born American Presbyterian minister. From 1969 to 1977, he was pastor of a Presbyterian church in Durban, South Africa. He was known for performing President Reagans state funeral.

                                               

Johnny Yune

Johnny Yune was a Korean-American actor, singer, and comedian. He played the lead in the 1980s movies They Call Me Bruce? and They Still Call Me Bruce. Yune became well known in the United States for his comedy performance on The Tonight Show Sta ...

                                               

Amar Bose

Amar Gopal Bose was an American academic and entrepreneur. An electrical engineer and sound engineer, he was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for over 45 years. In 2007 he was listed in Forbes 400 as the 271st richest man ...

                                               

Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney was an American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer. Disney was an important person in the American animation industry and throughout the world. He is regarded as an international icon, and philanthro ...

                                               

John D. Rockefeller

John Davison Rockefeller was an American businessman. He controlled an oil company called Standard Oil, which sold most of the oil in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the first billionaire in world history. He i ...

                                               

Donner Party

The Donner Party were a group of at least 87 American settlers who tried to cross the Sierra Nevada into California in the winter of 1846–47. Most historians count 87 members of the party. Stephen McCurdy in the Western Journal of Medicine includ ...

                                               

Pee Wee Gaskins

Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins Jr. was an American serial killer. He was executed by electrocution by South Carolina in 1991. Gaskins was born in South Carolina, the last in a string of illegitimate children. Due to his smallness, he was nickname ...

                                               

Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore

Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, was a member of the English nobility who started the colony of Maryland in the British colonies. He was the first Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. Before that, he was the ninth Proprietary G ...

                                               

Rights of Englishmen

The Rights of Englishmen is an assumed group of rights that had its roots in the basic rights granted in the Magna Carta. The idea reached its peak during the British settlement of North America. By this time colonial Englishmen felt they were en ...

                                               

Peter Fonda

Peter Henry Fonda was an American actor. He and Dennis Hopper starred in the motorcycle movies, The Wild Angels and Easy Rider. He appeared in many other movies, including Ulees Gold, in which he was nominated for an Academy Award, Thomas and the ...

                                               

Andy Griffith

Andy Samuel Griffith was an American stage, movie, and television actor. He also produced and directed. He was a singer and a writer. He starred in the 1957 movie A Face in the Crowd. He also starred in the 1958 movie No Time for Sergeants. His t ...

                                               

Claiborne Fox Jackson

Claiborne Fox Jackson was a pro-Confederacy governor of the state of Missouri. He was elected in 1860 and sworn in on January 3, 1861 as Missouris 15th governor. He remained in office for five months, until being effectively deposed on June 15, 1 ...

                                               

Gordon Joseloff

Gordon F. Joseloff was the First Selectman of Westport, Connecticut and an Emmy Award-winning journalist. He was elected in 2005 with almost 60 percent of the vote and re-elected in 2009 with almost 52 percent. He earlier served 14 years on the W ...

                                               

Don Rickles

Donald Jay Don Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and author, best known for his role as Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3. He was also known for being an on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Car ...

                                               

Ethnic groups of the United States

There are many different ethnic groups in the United States. Most people in the United States have ancestors who came from somewhere else, often from multiple places. Some people say their ancestry is "American"; often these are people from the S ...

                                               

Alaska Natives

Alaska Natives are the indigenous peoples of Alaska. They include Inupiat, Yupik, Aleut, Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak, and some Northern Athabaskan cultures.

                                               

Armenian Americans

An Armenian American is an American whose ancestry is from Armenia. During the 2009 Census in the United States, 1.270.000 Americans indicated either full or partial Armenian ancestry.

                                               

Croatian Americans

Croatian Americans are Americans that have partial or full ancestral origin from Croatia. In 2012, there were at least 414.714 American citizens who have Croatian descent. Croatian Americans are closely related to other European Americans, and ar ...

                                               

Czech Americans

Czech Americans, known in the 19th and early 20th century as Bohemian Americans, are citizens of the United States who are of Czech descent.

                                               

French Americans

French Americans, also called Franco-Americans are Americans who identify themselves to be of French or French Canadian descent. About 11.8 million U.S. residents are of French or French Canadian descent. About 2 million speak French at home. An ...

                                               

Gullah

The Gullah are the descendants of African slaves who lived in the Lowcountry regions of Georgia and South Carolina. They lived on the mainland and on the Sea Islands. The Gullah region used to include what is now Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, ...

                                               

Irish Americans

People are called Irish Americans if: They came to the United States from Ireland and became American citizens Their ancestors lived in any part of Ireland including the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

                                               

Italian Americans

An Italian American is a U.S. citizen of Italian descent. It may mean someone born in the United States with Italian parents or grandparents or someone born in Italy who moved to the United States. The largest group of Italians moved to the Unite ...

                                               

Japanese American

Japanese Americans are Americans who are fully or partially of Japanese descent, especially those who identify with that ancestry and its cultural characteristics. Japanese Americans were among the three largest Asian American ethnic communities ...

                                               

Liechtensteiner Americans

The first Liechtensteiner emigrants of which have record emigrated in United States in the early 1830s. However, first great wave of Liechtensteiner emigrants arrived to the United States on April 7, 1851, settling in New Orleans; and in 1852 oth ...

                                               

Scottish Americans

Scottish Americans are American citizens whose ancestry originated wholly or partly in Scotland, a constituent country of the United Kingdom. The majority of Scots who immigrated to the USA were originally from Northern England and Lowland Scotla ...

                                               

Serbian Americans

Serbian Americans, also known as American Serbs, are United States citizens whose ancestors are Serbs. As of 2013, there were about 190.000 American citizens who said that they had Serb ancestry. However, the number may be much higher, as there w ...

                                               

Swiss Americans

Swiss Americans are Americans of Swiss descent. Swiss emigration to America predates the formation of the United States, often as the result of the persecution of Anabaptism during the Swiss Reformation and the formation of the Amish community. I ...

                                               

Ukrainian Americans

A Ukrainian American is a citizen of the United States with ancestors from Ukraine. There have been Ukrainian people living in North America since the early 1600s. There are about one million Ukrainian Americans and many live in the North East an ...

                                               

Yupik

The Yupik people are a group of native people who mainly live in certain parts of Alaska, somewhere near Fairbanks. The 1918 influenza pandemic killed many of the indigenous people in Alaska. Many died during famines and the culture suffered when ...

                                               

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone was an American explorer and frontiersman. He is probably most famous for exploring Kentucky when it was not part of the U.S. In 1769 he made the Wilderness Road, a trail through the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tenn ...

                                               

Zebulon Pike

Zebulon Montgomery Pike was an American brigadier general and explorer. Pikes Peak in Colorado is named after him. As a U.S. Army officer, President Thomas Jefferson asked him to lead two journeys through the new Louisiana Purchase territory. The ...

                                               

Rachel Berry

Rachel Berry is a fictional character from the FOX musical comedy-drama series Glee. The character is played by actress Lea Michele. The character first appeared in Glee from its pilot episode. It was first broadcast on May 19, 2009. Rachel was c ...

                                               

Betty Boop

Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer. She originally appeared in the Talkartoon and Betty Boop movie series. They were produced by Fleischer Studios and released by Paramount Pictures. She has also been featured in ...

                                               

Emmett Brown

Dr. Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown, Ph.D., is a fictional character in the Back to the Future trilogy. He is the inventor of the first time machine. He builds it out of a DeLorean sports car. The character is played by Christopher Lloyd in all three ...

                                               

J. R. Ewing

John Ross "J.R." Ewing, Jr. is a fictional character in the hit U.S. television series Dallas and its spin-offs, including the revived Dallas series. The character was portrayed by actor Larry Hagman from the series premiere in 1978 until his dea ...

                                               

Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch is a fictional character in Harper Lees book To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus is an American lawyer who lives in Alabama. He is the father of Jeremy Atticus "Jem" Finch and Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Atticus is an important character ...

                                               

Jigsaw (Saw character)

John Kramer - known as The Jigsaw Killer or simply Jigsaw - is a fictional character who appears in the Saw franchise as the main antagonist. Jigsaw made his appearance in the first movie of the series, Saw, and he later appeared in Saw II, Saw I ...

                                               

Indiana Jones

Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. is a fictional American professor, archaeologist, and adventurer. He originally appeared in a series of movies produced by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg in the 1980s, in which he was played by actor ...

                                               

Kenny McCormick

Kenny McCormick is a fictional character in the animated television series South Park. Kenny comes from a very poor family. He is the most cosmopolitan of the four boys. The others often ask him to explain sexual terms they do not understand. Ken ...

                                               

Freddy Krueger

Freddy Krueger is a fictional character from the A Nightmare on Elm Street movies. He was created by Wes Craven and he is the bad guy of the movies. In the first movie a mom told her kid that a long time ago, Freddy killed a bunch of peoples kids ...

                                               

Leatherface

Leatherface is a fictional character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie series. He appeared in all seven movies and is often portrayed as either the main or secondary antagonist or sometimes even the tragic villain protagonist. He uses a chains ...

                                               

Marty McFly

Martin Seamus "Marty" McFly is a fictional character in the Back to the Future trilogy. He is the series protagonist and is played by actor Michael J. Fox. Marty also appears in the animated series, where he was voiced by David Kaufman. In the vi ...

                                               

Fox Mulder

Fox Mulder is one of the main characters in the science-fiction show The X-Files. He is an FBI agent working in the section called the X-Files. He works together with his partner Dana Scully to figure out answers to questions in the X-Files. The ...

                                               

Michael Myers

Michael Myers is a fictional character from the Halloween movie series. He first appeared in John Carpenters Halloween. Myers only kills on Halloween day in Haddonfield, Illinois. He first killed his sister on Halloween night of 1963 and since th ...

                                               

Riley Perrin

Riley Perrin is a fictional character. She is portrayed by Chelsea Kane. Riley is part of the main cast of ABC Familys show Baby Daddy. Riley is Danny Wheelers best friend. She also has a crush on his brother, Ben. Ben is unaware of her feelings. ...

                                               

Dana Scully

Dana Scully is a character on the science fiction show The X-Files. She works as a special agent in the FBI. In the show, she works in the X-Files with her partner, Fox Mulder. Scully and Mulder work together to find answers to cases that they ha ...