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Acre, Mark

Acre was an outstanding baseball and basketball player in high school in Corning, California. He then played basketball for the College of the Siskiyous and baseball and basketball for New ... [more]

Adie, Kate

Adie is especially famous for her reports from war zones (Turkey, Lebanon, the Gulf War, China, the former Yugoslavia, etc.). Her mother became pregnant while her husband was away at war an... [more]

Ahbez, Eden

Ahbez is known as the First Hippy. His life story is unclear but one version has him born in 1908 (another after World War I) to a large and poverty-stricken family in Brooklyn. He and his ... [more]

 ┼hlstad, Simon

┼hlstad was born in India and adopted by a Swedish family in 1974. He suffered from polio as a child but has become a champion swimmer. In the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics he won the 200 mete... [more]

Albee, Edward Franklin

Albee has won three Pulitzer Prizes. His 13 plays (including The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, Tiny Alice, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Three Tall Women) are among the most famous in 20th... [more]

Allan, Jani

Allan was adopted aged one month by a wealthy British-South African couple, John and Janet Fry. John Fry died when she was 10. She has been a model and married a wealthy South African, G... [more]

Andrews, Ben

Andrews was born in Yugoslavia and adopted by an American diplomatic family there. He became interested in the guitar as a child but did not become entirely focused on the instrument until ... [more]

Anstis, Toby

Anstis began broadcasting while still a comprehensive school-boy in Northampton, where he was born (also representing his county in rugby and cricket). He got a degree in marketing and psyc... [more]

Antoine, Josephine Louise

Antoine was born in Denver, Colorado and adopted after being orphaned while still a baby. She began to study voice in 1921 at college. She won a scholarship to study at the Curtis Institute... [more]

Aspinall, John Victor

Aspinall was adopted by a British Indian Army colonel as a very young child and spent most of his childhood in English boarding schools. He was expelled from Cambridge University for faking... [more]

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