The 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'Blue Bloods' actor has had a career spanning six decades. He also batted for the Detroit Tigers in 1991.
As a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was renowned for her scathing wit.
Have some cake this month on behalf of these important figures in history, art, and pop culture—all of whom were born in July.
Josephine Baker was probably the closest thing the Jazz Age had to a mega-star. The Black actress/dancer was a worldwide celebrity and devoted civil rights activist who first rose to fame by dancing in a "skirt" of artificial bananas (and very little else
Though he has yet to win an Oscar (despite seven nominations ... and counting), Wes Anderson is largely considered one of today’s most influential filmmakers—and a true auteur.
Willie Nelson is one of the world’s most accomplished musicians—and not just in the country music world.
David Tennant became an actor with the goal of starring in 'Doctor Who,' and almost ended up playing Hannibal Lecter.
As a 17-year-old boy in South Africa, Hugh Masekela received a trumpet that had been donated by a jazz musician in America. That musician was Louis Armstrong.
From her thoughts on "Bette Davis Eyes" to her feud with Joan Crawford, here are some facts about the movie star.
The quintessential character actor—who was a child star and worked as a lion tamer as a teen—is turning 76 years old today.
Supreme Court justice, feminist, and all-around badass Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on September 18, 2020.
Nina Simone—who was born as Eunice Waymon on February 21, 1933—was known for using her musical platform to speak out.
On January 14, 2016, the world lost one of its most enigmatic actors when Alan Rickman passed away following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. We’re looking back at 10 surprising facts about the beloved actor.
On February 12, 1809, two of the most revolutionary men of the 19th century were born ... and they had a lot more in common than a knack for growing epic beards.
On February 3, 1959, musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson (along with pilot Roger Peterson) were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. The date became known as "The Day the Music Died."
It includes the earliest known version of 'Space Oddity.'
7. Kit Harington is extremely claustrophobic, which posed an issue while shooting an iconic 'Game of Thrones' scene.
From the discoverer of titanium to a prehistoric plant expert, these Christmas-born scientists helped us better understand the natural world.
'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has managed to cram a lot into his 40 years, including a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Genius Grant. Yet he can't help thinking that Paul McCartney was much further along when he was the same age.
One of artist, producer, entrepreneur, and all-around game-changer Walt Disney's last written communications was rather mysterious—and involved Kurt Russell.
Whether or not you’re artistically inclined, there’s a good chance that you—like millions of other people around the world—have been captivated by Bob Ross’s instructional landscape paintings and soothing voice.
More than 85 years after he first donned a vampire’s cape, Bela Lugosi's take on Count Dracula is still widely hailed as the definitive portrayal of this legendary fiend. But who was the man behind the monster?