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  • Mahmoud Darwish: Born: 1941-03-15 - Died: 2008-08-09
    Darwish was a Palestinian poet. In fact, he was considered the Palestinian National Poet. He won a variety of awards including: The Lotus Prize, the Lenin Peace Prize, The Lannan Foundation Prize and the Golden Wreath of Struga Poetry Evenings.
    Gene Siskel: Born: 1946-01-26 - Died: 1999-02-20
    Eugene “Gene” Kal Siskel was a movie critic famous as half of the duo Siskel and Ebert. They began their career together on a Chicago PBS station and went through various incarnations of their show on various networks. He and Roger Ebert are famous for the thumbs up/down movie scoring system.
    Donald Pleasence: Born: 1919-10-05 - Died: 1995-02-02
    Pleasence was well-known as the James Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld from “You Only Live Twice”, a character that is the obvious inspiration for Mike Myer’s Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil, but Pleasence is probably even more well-known for his ties to a different Mike Myers. <br><br> That would of course be Michael Myers of [...]