Conan Gray

Conan Gray

About
Singer who first gained fame for his self-titled YouTube channel by posting cover songs and originals. He released the EP Sunset Season in 2018 and multiple singles in 2019 such as “The King” and “Comfort Crowd.” He signed with Republic Records and released his debut studio album Kid Krow in March of 2020.

Before Fame
He originally created his YouTube channel as on January 14, 2013, calling it ConanXCanon.

Trivia
He has over 3.1 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. The music video for his song “Idle Town” has over 15 million views.

Family Life
He was born and raised in Lemon Grove, California. He has an older sister named Alyssa. He was born to an Irish dad and a Japanese mom.

Associated With
He posted a picture alongside Noah Cyrus to Instagram in December 2019.

 

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Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody
MOVIE ACTOR

BIRTHDAY
April 14, 1973
BIRTHPLACE
Queens, NY
BIRTH SIGN
Aries
Popularity
About
Dramatic actor who won an Oscar for Best Actor in 2003 for his role in The Pianist, becoming the first actor under the age of thirty to win the award. He also played Steven Schoichet in the 2003 film, Dummy.

Before Fame
Raised in Queens, New York, he attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. He performed as a child magician under the name The Amazing Adrien.

Trivia
When he won the Oscar for Best Actor, he kissed Halle Berry on stage, a move that caused controversy.

Family Life
His father, Elliot Brody, worked as a history professor and his mother, Sylvia Plachy, worked as a photojournalist. He began dating model Lara Leito and he previously dated actress January Jones.

Associated With
He won an Academy Award for his role in The Pianist, directed by Roman Polanski.

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Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

About

First gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976 Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best Actress for her performances in The Accused and Silence of the Lambs and also had starring roles in Contact, Anna and the King, and Panic Room.

Before Fame

She appeared in Coppertone sunblock commercials at the age of three.

Trivia

She graduated from Yale’s prestigious theater program magna cum laude in 1985 and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1997.

Family Life

She has two sons named Charles and Christopher. During a speech at the 2013 Academy Awards, she came out as a lesbian. The following year, she married photographer Alexandra Hedison.

Associated With

She and Anthony Hopkins both won Academy Awards for their roles in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs.

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Bobby Fischer | Chess Player

Bobby Fischer | Chess Player

Name Bobby Fischer
Profession Chess Player
Date of Birth 1943-03-09
Place of Birth Chicago, IL
Age 64 yrs
Death Date 2008-01-17
Birth Sign Pisces

About Bobby Fischer

Regarded by many as the greatest chess player of all time who, starting at age 14, played in and won eight US Chess Championships. He infamously disappeared from the spotlight only several years after winning the infamous Cold War confrontation against Boris Spassky from the USSR in 1972.

Early Life of Bobby Fischer

He first learned to play chess using the manual from a chess set purchased in the candy store downstairs from where he grew up.

Trivia

He won the 1963-64 U.S. Championship with the only perfect score in the history of the tournament and his 1969 book, My 60 Memorable Games, is a must-read for any aspiring chess player.

Family Life

He became engaged to fellow chess grandmaster Miyoko Watai in August of 2004. They married that same year and remained married until his death.

Associated With

After his mysterious disappearance, a 1993 film entitled Searching Bobby Fischer, about a prodigy chess player trained to play aggressively like Fischer, was released. The film was written and directed by Steven Zaillian.

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John Forbes Nash | Mathematician

John Forbes Nash | Mathematician

Name John Forbes Nash
Profession Mathematician
Date of Birth 1928-06-13
Place of Birth Bluefield, WV
Age 86 yrs
Death Date 2015-05-23
Birth Sign Gemini

About John Forbes Nash

Mathematician who is best known for his works in game theory and who was the subject of the 2001 Academy Award-winning film A Beautiful Mind. He had a well-known period of mental instability in his middle years, which was ultimately diagnosed as paranoid schizophrenia. He shared the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1994.

Early Life of John Forbes Nash

He earned a doctorate from Princeton in 1950 with a 28-page dissertation on non-cooperative games.

Trivia

He sought help and found ways to manage with his mental illness and was recognized once more for his work in 1978, when he won the John von Neumann Theory Prize.

Family Life

He married Alicia Lopez-Harrison de Lardé, a naturalized U.S. citizen from El Salvador, in 1957. They divorced in 1963, then re-married in 2001. He had two sons named John Charles Martin and John David Stier.

Associated With

Russell Crowe portrayed him in the 2001 Best Picture winner A Beautiful Mind.

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