The Most Famous People

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Muhammad Ali

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- Real name – Cassius Marcellus Clay. He was born in the family of housewife Odessa Clay and the artist of posters Cassius Clay. He had one brother Rudolf, who later changed his name to Rahman Ali. – Clay began boxing at the age of 12, after his bicycle was stolen. Cassius told a policeman that he would beat a thief. …Continue reading →

Martin Luther King

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- Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, he was the son of the Baptist Church priest. – When Martin was 15, he won the orators contest, which was held by Georgia’s African-American organization. – In 1944, King began studying in Morehouse College. During this period, he became a member of the National Association for the …Continue reading →

Pocahontas

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- Pocahontas is a legendary figure in the history of the United States, an Indian princess, who played a significant role in the establishment of the first English colony in Virginia. She was born in approximately 1595. Her father was a famous Indian chief Powhatan, who managed to unite over thirty tribes living on the Atlantic coast. – Pocahontas is …Continue reading →

Penelope Cruz

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- Full name: Penelope Cruz Sanchez. She was born on April 28, 1974 in the family of an auto mechanic Eduardo and a hairdresser Enkarny Cruz. She has a brother, Eduardo, a football player, and sister Monica, flamenco dancer and TV actress. – In Spain they call her simply Pe. In Hollywood, she is called as Madrid Madonna. – Penelope …Continue reading →

Whitney Houston

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- Whitney Houston had a nickname Nippo, which was given by her father, John Huston. This name had popular American cartoon character, constantly getting in trouble. – She began performing at the age of 11 in the church choir. Soon people began to come to the the church, where she sang, not to pray but to listen to young talent. – …Continue reading →

Leonardo da Vinci

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- Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci is the real name of the great Italian artist. He was born in the family of a wealthy landowner and notary Piero da Vinci and his mother was a simple peasant woman Caterina. He got a good education at home. – Leonardo suffered from dyslexic – it was hard for him to master …Continue reading →

Walt Disney

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- Full name - Walter Elias Disney (1901-1966). Among his ancestors were English, Irish and Germans. – Walter was born in a poor family and was the fourth child. Walt drew constantly: with resin on the white wall of the family home, on a blackboard, telling stories to his friends . His first 25 cents were earned for an  image – …Continue reading →

Mark Zuckerberg

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- Full name – Mark Elliot Zuckerberg. He was born in Jewish family in New York. Zuckerberg’s father worked as a dentist, and his mother as a psychiatrist. – Mark’s passion for programming began to appear in high school. And by the ninth grade, he released a computer version of the board game “Risk”, which was very popular at that …Continue reading →

Monica Bellucci

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- Full name – Monica Anna Maria Bellucci. She was the only child in the family. Monica’s father, Luigi Bellucci, was an agricultural worker, and her mother, Maria Bellucci, was an artist. She was born in the small Italian town of Città di Castello. – Being a child, Monica wanted to be a lawyer, and to pass exams on the …Continue reading →

Madonna

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- Madonna Louise Mary Ciccone, the future pop queen, was the third child of eight children in the family of French Canadian Madonna Louise Fortin and Italian Silvio Ciccone. The girl got the name of Louise and the nickname from her mother. Madonna’s father called his favourite daugther “little Noni”. – In the Rochester Adams High School Madonna was not the best …Continue reading →

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