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Maimouna Doucoure Biography

Maimouna Doucoure is a French-Senegalese screenwriter and filmmaker. She is best known for her directorial work in the 2020 film, Cuties. The movie is also her feature film directorial debut. The Doucoure-directed film, Cuties earned critical acclaims and several accolades. She previously directed several short films. Her short film, Maman(s) won the Cesar Award for...

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Roy Horn Biography

Roy Horn was the half-magician of Siegfried Fischbacher. Moreover, he was half of the headlining Las Vegas magical duo Siegfried & Roy who survived severe injuries after an onstage tiger attack. In the year 1957, while Roy was working as a waiter on an ocean liner, he met Siegfried Fischbacher, who was working as a steward...

Charles Lieber Biography

An American chemist and pioneer in nanoscience and nanotechnology is named for Charles Lieber. He was named by Thomson Reuters as the leading chemist in the world for the decade 2000-2010 based on the impact of his scientific publications in the year 2011. He is famous for his contributions to the synthesis, assembly, and characterization...

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Yolanda Saldivar Biography

A former nurse and fan club president who was convicted of the murder of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez on 31st March 1995 in Corpus Christi, Texas is named for Yolanda Saldivar. A registered nurse, she started a fan club for the singer and eventually established a deep bond with her and the ‘Quintanilla’ family. She...

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Roger Mayweather Biography

An American professional boxer who competed from 1981 to 1999, and worked as a boxing trainer is named for Roger Mayweather. Moreover, he was a two-weight world champion, having held the WBA and lineal super featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984, and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989. His nephew is Floyd...

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Poeti Norac Biography

The 24-year-old Poeti Norac who was a French surfer died in Australia, promoting tributes to "a beautiful person" with a "passion for the ocean. Her death was confirmed by the French Surfing Federation. Norac, a longboard surfer who finished runner-up in the French national championships in 2018 and third in 2016, had moved to Australia...

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Anna Astrom Biography

A Swedish actress born in Grabo outside of Lerum is named for Anna Astrom. She started working as an actress as a twelve-year-old in a national Tv show. Her first leading part at the National Theatre in Stockholm "Kontrakt med Gud" was 19 years old and she has been busy since then in theatre, film...

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Michelle Nader Biography

An American writer, as well as a TV producer, is named for Michelle Nader. She is the producer and writer of 2 Broke Girls, 100 Questions, Kath & Kim, The King of Queens, Married to the Kellys, Spin City, Dharma & Greg and Caroline in the City. She is staying put at Warner Bros. TV...

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Clinton Portis Biography

A former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons is named for Clinton Portis. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Miami. Clinton Portis Turns Self In Fraud ChargesPortis and several...