Marie Van Brittan Brown | Inventor

Marie Van Brittan Brown | Inventor

Name Marie Van Brittan Brown
Profession Inventor
Date of Birth 1922-10-30
Place of Birth New York
Age 76 yrs
Death Date 1999-02-02
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Marie Van Brittan Brown

New York-born inventor who became famous for her home security system.

Early Life of Marie Van Brittan Brown

Her invention received a patent in 1969.

Trivia

Her security system consisted of a camera, peep holes, and a remote control door opener.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Queens, New York. She had a daughter named Norma and a son named Albert Jr with her husband Albert Brown.

Associated With

She and Jerome Lemelson were both New York-born inventors.

Marie Taglioni

Marie Taglioni

Name Marie Taglioni
Profession Dancer
Date of Birth 1804-04-23
Place of Birth Sweden
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 1884-04-24
Birth Sign Taurus

About Marie Taglioni

Remembered as one of the most important figures in the 19th-century European romantic ballet movement, Taglioni performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London; the Paris Opera Ballet; and the Saint Petersburg Imperial Ballet.

Early Life Experience of Marie Taglioni

When she was in her late twenties, she rose to fame for her work in La Sylphide, a ballet that had been created for her by her choreographer father Filippo Taglioni.

Trivia Info

She stirred controversy by performing in shorter-than-customary dance skirts; her less than scandalous aim was to better display her skill en pointe.

Family Life and Relationship

Her father was not the only performing artist in the family: her mother, Sophie Karsten, was a famous ballet dancer, and her brother, Paul Taglioni, also had an influential career as a dancer and choreographer. In addition, her grandparents, Christoffer Christian Karsten and Sophie Stebnowska, were both opera singers.

Close Associates

To honor Taglioni, Austrian composer Johann Strauss II wrote a piece titled the “Marie Taglioni Polka.”

Marie Laveau

Marie Laveau

Name Marie Laveau
Profession Religious Leader
Date of Birth 1801-09-10
Place of Birth New Orleans, LA
Age 79 yrs
Death Date 1881-06-16
Birth Sign Virgo

About Marie Laveau

This 19th-century New Orleans Voodoo practitioner lived a life shrouded in mystery and inspired numerous works of art and literature, appearing in assemblage pieces by visual artist Renee Stout and becoming a character in several Marvel Comics publications.

Early Life Experience of Marie Laveau

She grew up in the French Quarter of New Orleans as the child of biracial, Roman Catholic parents.

Trivia Info

She was the subject of author Jewel Parker Rhodes’ 1993 work Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau.

Family Life and Relationship

In 1819, she married a Haitian immigrant named Jacques Paris. She later had as many as fifteen children with a man named Christophe Dominick Duminy de Glapion.

Close Associates

She was the subject of poet Shel Silverstein’s 1974 song “Marie Laveau” (written for country singer Bobby Bare).

Sara Marie Salyer Potter

Sara Marie Salyer Potter

Name Sara Marie Salyer Potter
Profession YouTube Star
Date of Birth 1979-07-02
Place of Birth West Virginia
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Cancer

About Sara Marie Salyer Potter

Chef who teaches her fans to how to create homemade pizza, chili, casserole and other dishes on her popular YouTube channel, Simply Sara Kitchen, which has grown to more than 180,000 subscribers. She also operated a dance moms recap channel called hollywoodclips22.

Early Life Experience of Sara Marie Salyer Potter

She hails from Fort Gay, West Virginia. 

Trivia Info

Her “Popeye Pizza” video from September 2013 became her most popular and was her first to be viewed more than 500,000 times. 

Family Life and Relationship

She married a man named Jamie, who helps her film her videos while she cooks. 

Close Associates

She and Ken Navarro are both popular YouTube chefs. 

Lisa Marie Schiffner

Lisa Marie Schiffner

Name Lisa Marie Schiffner
Profession YouTube Star
Date of Birth 2001-04-28
Place of Birth Austria
Age
Death Date
Birth Sign Taurus

About Lisa Marie Schiffner

YouTube beauty enthusiast known for her self-titled channel. She has gained particular renown for her frequent and eclectic blend of beauty, fashion, and DIY project tutorials. 

Early Life Experience of Lisa Marie Schiffner

She created her YouTube channel on March 2, 2014. She posted her first video there on April 7, 2015. 

Trivia Info

She has amassed more than 300,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel. One of her most popular videos there, “Meine Morgenroutine im Sommer,” has earned more than 50,000 total views. 

Family Life and Relationship

She was born and raised in Austria. Her father was featured in a Q&A video of hers in 2017. She has a brother named Noah and a much younger sister named Emilia. She and singer Moritz Garth started dating in 2017; but broke up in 2019.

Close Associates

She featured an interview with actor Asa Butterfield on her YouTube channel in 2017.