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Jack Edward Oliver

John Edward Oliver (19 June 1942 – 26 May 2007) was a British cartoonist. He is more usually known as J. Edward Oliver or JEO, and to his friends he was Jack.


He originally achieved fame in late 1970 with a long-running strip in the UK music paper Disc (and Music Echo), later Record Mirror. The strip had many fans including John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It included characters from TV, film and music, with a large section for readers' contributions (Win a Plastic Warthog). Jack provided other material, including a pop-based strip called The Nose, stories and numerous graphics.

One character proved particularly enduring, a dinosaur called Fresco-Le-Raye. Up to his death, J Edward Oliver continued to create Fresco strips which can be seen on his official website. (The site also features other strips, such as The Invisible Man, a staple of his Record Mirror years, with Young Julie, The Invisible Woman and more.)

In November 1977, the Record Mirror strip was deemed not contemporary enough and was ended. Oliver went to work for IPC Magazines Ltd, creating comic strips including Buster's Master Mind (1980-1983), Cliff Hanger (1983-1987) and Vid Kid, as well as drawing The Champ in Whizzer and Chips from 1979 to 1981. Many of his strips included puzzles and games. In 1984, Oliver also wrote the words for a musical called Swan Esther which was performed at London's Young Vic and on BBC radio.

When Buster ceased publication at the beginning of 2000, Oliver was the last artist left, and drew the only non-reprint material in the comic's final issue ("How It All Ends", which looked back at how all the Buster characters ended). With Buster gone, Oliver investigated other work, including newspaper strips and first day covers. In 2000, with his cousin [Steve Oliver], and together they created Phil Stamp Covers for stamp collectors. Other work included promotional art for a single by Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs.

Among Oliver's trademarks in his strips were little signs reading "Abolish Tuesdays" and regular sightings of a tiny cube with a crank handle attached. The latter was never explained. Oliver also had something of an obsession with the British actress Madeline Smith, drawing several appearances by her into his work, which she later complained about. Oliver reacted characteristically, producing a strip about her complaint.

In 2000, a website about Oliver's work revived interest in it. The site was originally created as a celebration of JEO's work in Disc and Record Mirror but JEO contributed new material, as well as obscure historical stuff and a new, e-mailed (and free) weekly strip involving Fresco-Le-Raye, which eventually had hundreds of subscribers and ran for several hundred episodes, eventually developing from black-and-white to colour.

In 2007 Oliver announced he was suffering from cancer, but he continued to create new material. In March 2007 he married his girlfriend of many years, Liz Hales. He died peacefully on 26 May 2007.[1]

JEO's website continues, with much unpublished material finally seeing the light of day.

Archaeological find

A rare collection of early Middle Bronze Age (c. 13th century B.C.) tools and weapons was discovered by John Oliver whilst digging the footings of an extension to his home in Tredegar Road, Dartford, in 1986. The four implements comprised two axe-heads, a knife and a tanged shaving razor and are known as the Leyton Cross Bronzes. The items were purchased by and are on display in Dartford Museum.

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Jack Ketch


John Ketch (died November 1686), generally known as Jack Ketch , was an infamous English executioner employed by King Charles II . He became famous through the way he performed his duties during the tumults of the 1680s, when he was often mentioned in broadsheet accounts that circulated throughout the Kingdom of England . He is thought to have been appointed in 1663. He executed the death sentences against William Russell, Lord Russell , in Lincoln's Inn Fields on 21 July 1683, and James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth , on 15 July 1685, after the Monmouth Rebellion . Ketch's notoriety stems from "barbarity at the execution of Lord Russell , the Duke of Monmouth , and other political offenders." Because of his botched executions, the name "Jack Ketch" is used as a proverbial name for death, Satan , and executioner. Appointment Ketch is thought to have taken office in 1663. He is first mentioned in the Proceedings of the Old Bailey for 14 January 1676, although no printed notice of the new hangman occurred unti ...more...

It Must Be Him (album)


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List of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver episodes


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Eddie Albert


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Chris Van Allsburg


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Golden Globe Award for Best Director


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Terry family


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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales


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Ed Oliver


Edward Stewart "Porky" Oliver, Jr. (September 6, 1915 – September 21, 1961) was a professional golfer from the United States . He played on what is now known as the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s. Born in Wilmington, Delaware , Oliver started as a caddy at age 11 at Wilmington Country Club and turned pro at age 18. He earned his nickname because he stood 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) but weighed 240 pounds (109 kg). He won eight times on the PGA Tour in the 1940s and 1950s. Oliver was well known for finishing second in several major championships , but not letting it get him down. He lost to Ben Hogan in the finals of the 1946 PGA Championship , was runner-up to Julius Boros in the 1952 U.S. Open , and to Hogan at the 1953 Masters . Oliver also finished in a tie with Lawson Little and Gene Sarazen at the 1940 U.S. Open , but was disqualified for teeing off 30 minutes early over weather concerns (under current rules, tournament directors reserve the rule to advance round start times, group players in three, and using ...more...

Just for Lovers


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Edward J. Lakso


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Ed Balls


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Power Rangers Hyperforce


Power Rangers Hyperforce (stylized as HyperForce ) is an interactive live-streamed tabletop role-playing game web series from Saban Brands and Hyper RPG loosely based on the long-running American children's television program Power Rangers . The show premiered on October 24, 2017 on Hyper RPG's live-streaming channel and includes members of the Power Rangers franchise along with other internet personalities. It is hosted by Malika Lim. Power Rangers Hyperforce is published on Hyper RPG's live-streaming channel and YouTube channel. Power Rangers Hyperforce is also published in a podcast format by Hyper RPG through SoundCloud and iTunes . Rangers from past seasons of Power Rangers will guest star occasionally, including Erin Cahill (of Power Rangers Time Force ). Hyper RPG developed a Twitch extension that will allow viewers of the show to select a Ranger from the show and tie that Ranger to their unique ID. They'll then be able to send the Ranger on daily missions, boss battles, and raids, ...more...

List of United Kingdom Conservative MPs (2010–15)


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R3 (TV series)


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Pick a Star


Pick a Star is a 1937 American musical comedy film starring Rosina Lawrence , Jack Haley , Patsy Kelly and Mischa Auer , directed by Edward Sedgwick , produced by Hal Roach , and cinematography by Norbert Brodine . The film, released through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer , is mostly remembered today for two short scenes featuring Laurel and Hardy . The film was reissued as Movie Struck by Astor Pictures in 1954. Lobby card for the film Premise A girl comes to Hollywood and becomes a big star thanks to a publicity agent. Cast[1] Patsy Kelly as Nellie Moore Jack Haley as Joe Jenkins Rosina Lawrence as Cecilia Moore Mischa Auer as Rinaldo Lopez Lyda Roberti as Dagmar Charles Halton as Mr. Klawheimer Tom Dugan as Dimitri Hogan Russell Hicks as Mr. Stone Cully Richards as Night club M.C. Spencer Charters as Judge Sam Adams as Sheriff Robert Gleckler as Head waiter Joyce Compton and Johnny Arthur as Newlyweds James Finlayson as Director Walter Long as Bandit Wesley Barry as Assistant director Johnny Hyams as Mr. McGregor Lei ...more...

Sword of Sherwood Forest


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Master Mind (comics)


Master Mind was a comic strip in the British comic magazine Buster . It made its first appearance in the issue dated 8 November 1980, and ran until 1983 when it was replaced with Cliff Hanger . It was written and drawn by Jack Edward Oliver . Alf Witt was a boy who lived in the town of Flittem, and wasn't very clever. After falling into a hole, he met a wizard called Madness Madnesson (a reference to Magnus Magnusson , who hosted the television show Mastermind at this time) who gave him super powers. By getting into a telephone booth and saying the mystic word "Pass", Alf Witt would transform into a superhero called Master Mind. In the strip he would come across a supervillain and ask the readers for help on how to defeat him, this would usually involve puzzles such as anagrams , join the dots , and many others. Master Mind also had a dog that would accompany him, called Bones. Master Mind was a comic strip in the British comic magazine Buster . It made its first appearance in the issue dated 8 November 1980, ...more...

Oliver Queen (Arrow)


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List of Arrow characters


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Pacific Northwest Wrestling alumni


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James Purefoy


James Brian Mark Purefoy (born 3 June 1964) is an English actor, producer and director. He played Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome , former college professor -turned- serial-killer Joe Carroll in the series The Following and Solomon Kane in the feature film Solomon Kane . He was born in Somerset and attended Sherborne School before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama . His appearances in stage plays and a variety of television roles in the UK and USA have grown since the 1980s. Early life Purefoy was born in Taunton , Somerset , the eldest son of Anthony Chetwynd and Shirley ( née Taylor) Purefoy. He boarded at Sherborne School , which he left with only one O-level . He later went to night school and received 11 more O-levels, before taking his A-levels at Brooklands College in Weybridge. He worked as a porter at Yeovil District Hospital before studying acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama . Career Purefoy in 2009 Stage work Purefoy's early professional roles included Romeo in R ...more...

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Jack Lemmon


John Uhler " Jack " Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot , The Apartment , Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor ), Days of Wine and Roses , The Great Race , Irma la Douce , The Odd Couple and its sequel 30 years later, The Odd Couple II , (and other frequent collaborations with Odd Couple co-star Walter Matthau ), Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Academy Award for Best Actor ), The Out-of-Towners , The China Syndrome , Missing (for which he won Best Actor at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival ), Glengarry Glen Ross , Tuesdays with Morrie , Grumpy Old Men , and Grumpier Old Men . Early life Lemmon was born on February 8, 1925, in an elevator at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts , a suburb of Boston . He was the only child of Mildred Burgess LaRue and John Uhler Lemmon, Jr., the preside ...more...

Barrymore family


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Lazy Bones


Lazy Bones was originally a comic strip in the British comic Whizzer and Chips . It made its first appearance in 1978. The strip was about a boy called Benny Bones, who would constantly fall asleep everywhere, much to the annoyance of his parents. Until 1986, the strip was drawn by Colin Whittock, and moved to Buster in 1990 after Whizzer and Chips ended. Here it stayed, surviving on reprints, until the final issue. Artist Jack Edward Oliver included Benny in the last page of that issue, revealing how all the characters in the comic came to an end. It featured Benny explaining to a doctor that he's suffering from insomnia . Colin Whittock Colin Whittock, the original artist of Lazy Bones, is the head cartoon illustrator for , an online sweetshop inspired by Whizzer and Chips. Sources "Colin Whittock" . . Retrieved 20 September 2017 . Lazy Bones was originally a comic strip in the British comic Whizzer and Chips . It made its first appearance in 1978. The strip was abou ...more...

Oliver Onions


George Oliver Onions (13 November 1873 – 9 April 1961), who published under the name Oliver Onions , was a British writer of short stories and over 40 novels. He wrote in a variety of genres but is perhaps best remembered for his ghost stories , notably the highly regarded collection Widdershins and the widely anthologized novella "The Beckoning Fair One". He was married to the novelist Berta Ruck . Personal life George Oliver Onions was born on 13 November 1873 in Bradford , Yorkshire, England, to George Frederick Onions, a bank cashier (b. 1847, London, England) and Emily Alice Fearnley (b. 1850.\, Scholes, Yorkshire, England). He studied art for three years in London at the National Arts Training Schools (now the Royal College of Art ). In the book Twentieth Century Authors, Onions described his interests as motoring and science; he was also an amateur boxer as a young man. In 1909, he married the writer Berta Ruck (1878–1978), and they had two sons, Arthur (b. 1912) and William (b. 1913). In 1918, he l ...more...

Harry Kane


Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the English national team . Kane made his first-team debut for Tottenham on 25 August 2011 in a UEFA Europa League match against Hearts . Before establishing himself in Tottenham's first team, he spent time on loan in League One playing for Leyton Orient , in the Championship playing for Millwall and Leicester City and in the Premier League for Norwich City . He became a regular starter for Tottenham in the 2014–15 season, in which he scored 31 goals across the campaign, 21 of which in the league, and was named the PFA Young Player of the Year . Kane finished top scorer of both the 2015–16 and the 2016–17 Premier League seasons, and aided Tottenham in qualifying for the UEFA Champions League on both occasions. He has been named Premier League Player of the Month six times, and selected for the PFA Team of the Year in each of the last three seasons. He has scored over ...more...

Roy O. Disney


Roy Oliver Disney (June 24, 1893 – December 20, 1971) was an American businessman, becoming the partner and co-founder, along with his younger brother Walt Disney , of Walt Disney Productions , since renamed The Walt Disney Company . Early life Roy was born to Irish-Canadian Elias Charles Disney and English- German-American Flora Call Disney in Chicago , Illinois . On July 1, 1911, Elias purchased a newspaper delivery route for The Kansas City Star . It extended from Twenty-seventh Street to the Thirty-first Street, and from Prospect Avenue to Indiana Avenue. Roy and Walt were put to work delivering the newspapers. The Disneys delivered the morning newspaper Kansas City Times to about 700 customers, and the evening and Sunday Star to more than 600. The number of customers served increased with time. Roy graduated from the Manual Training High School of Kansas City in 1912. He left the paper delivery route and worked on a farm over the summer. He then found employment as a bank clerk at the First National Ban ...more...

Edward Carpenter


Edward Carpenter (29 August 1844 – 28 June 1929) was an English socialist poet , philosopher , anthologist , and early activist for rights for homosexuals . A poet and writer, he was a close friend of Rabindranath Tagore , and a friend of Walt Whitman . He corresponded with many famous figures such as Annie Besant , Isadora Duncan , Havelock Ellis , Roger Fry , Mahatma Gandhi , Keir Hardie , J. K. Kinney, Jack London , George Merrill , E. D. Morel , William Morris , Edward R. Pease , John Ruskin , and Olive Schreiner . As a philosopher he was particularly known for his publication of Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure in which he proposes that civilisation is a form of disease that human societies pass through. An early advocate of sexual freedoms, he had an influence on both D. H. Lawrence and Sri Aurobindo , and inspired E. M. Forster 's novel Maurice . Early life Born in Hove in Sussex , Carpenter was educated at nearby Brighton College where his father was a governor. His brothers Charles, George and Alfre ...more...



John and Edward Grimes (born 16 October 1991), known professionally as Jedward , are an Irish singing and television presenting duo. They are identical twins and first appeared as John & Edward in the sixth series of The X Factor in 2009, generating a phenomenon of ironic popularity described as "the Jedward paradox ". They finished sixth and were managed by Louis Walsh , who was their mentor during The X Factor. Jedward have released three albums: Planet Jedward , Victory , and Young Love . The first two went double platinum in Ireland. They have released nine singles, including " Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby) ", a mash-up of " Under Pressure " by Queen / David Bowie and Vanilla Ice 's " Ice Ice Baby "; " Lipstick ", with which they represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 ; and " Waterline ", with which they represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 . Jedward are also known for their television work, including presenting children's series Jedward's Big Adventure and OMG ...more...



Porthos, Baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds is a fictional character in the novels The Three Musketeers , Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père . He and the other two musketeers , Athos and Aramis , are friends of the novel's protagonist, d'Artagnan . In The Three Musketeers his family name is du Vallon. In Twenty Years After, having made a financially advantageous marriage, he is first known as du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds, before he earns the title of Baron . Porthos, honest and slightly gullible, is the extrovert of the group, enjoying wine, women and song. Though he is often seen as the comic relief, he is also extremely dedicated and loyal toward his friends and fellow Musketeers. His eating abilities even impress King Louis XIV during a banquet at Versailles . As the story advances, he looks more and more like a giant, and his death is that of a titan . At the time of The Three Musketeers (ca. 1627) he apparently has few lands or other resources to d ...more...

Olive, the Other Reindeer


Olive, the Other Reindeer is a 1999 CGI animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young , and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening 's The Curiosity Company (best known for Futurama ), and animated by DNA Productions . It first aired on December 17, 1999 on Fox , produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Flower Films . The special combines paperlike character art in 3-D environments. Sometimes, traditional animation is used. The special premiered on Cartoon Network on December 13th, 2002 and aired during the holiday season until 2015. The story was based on the 1997 children's book by Vivian Walsh and illustrated by J. Otto Seibold . In the song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer , the lyric "All of the other reindeer" can be misheard in dialects with the cot–caught merger as the mondegreen "Olive, the other reindeer". Drew Barrymore voices the title character. Plot The story follows an anthropomorphic Jack Russell Terrier named Olive, who does not act like a dog. Whi ...more...

The Importance of Being Earnest


The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde . First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways . Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. The successful opening night marked the climax of Wilde's career but also heralded his downfall. The Marquess of Queensberry , whose son Lord Alfred Douglas was Wilde's lover, pl ...more...

Edward Burns


Edward Fitzgerald Burns (born January 29, 1968) is an American actor, film producer, writer, and director best known for appearing in several films including Saving Private Ryan (1998), 15 Minutes (2001), Life or Something Like It (2002), A Sound of Thunder (2005), The Holiday (2006), One Missed Call (2008), 27 Dresses (2008), Man on a Ledge (2012), Friends with Kids (2012), and Alex Cross (2012). Burns directed movies such as The Brothers McMullen (1995), She's the One (1996), Sidewalks of New York (2001), Purple Violets (2007), and The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012). He also starred as Bugsy Siegel in the TNT crime drama series Mob City and as Terry Muldoon in TNT's Public Morals . Early life Burns was born in Woodside, Queens , New York, the son of Molly (née McKenna), a federal agency manager, and Edward J. Burns, a public relations spokesman and police officer. He was raised a Roman Catholic . Burns is the second of three children (with siblings Mary and Brian ) in a family of Irish, and a small a ...more...

Roy E. Disney


Roy Edward Disney , KCSG (January 10, 1930 – December 16, 2009) was a longtime senior executive for The Walt Disney Company , which was founded by his father, Roy Oliver Disney and uncle Walt Disney . At the time of his death he held more than 16 million shares (about 1% of the company), and served as a consultant for the company, as Director Emeritus for the Board of Directors. He is perhaps best known for organizing the ousting of two top Disney executives: Ron Miller in 1984, and Michael Eisner in 2005. As the last member of the Disney family to be actively involved in the company, Roy Disney was often compared to his uncle and father. In 2006, Forbes magazine estimated his personal fortune at $1.2 billion. Early life and career Disney with his mother, in Sweden 1951. Disney was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Edna (née Francis; 1890-1984) and Roy Oliver Disney (1893-1971), the brother of Walt Disney . He graduated from Pomona College in 1951 and first began working for Walt Disney Production ...more...

United Grand Lodge of England


The United Grand Lodge of England ( UGLE ) is the governing body for the majority of freemasons within England and Wales with lodges in other, predominantly ex- British Empire and Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom. It claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, by descent from the first Grand Lodge formed by four Lodges merging in London on 24 June 1717. Together with the Grand Lodge of Scotland and the Grand Lodge of Ireland they are often referred to, by their members, as "the home Grand Lodges" or "the Home Constitutions". History Moderns and Antients in English Freemasonry Prior to 1717 there were Freemasons' lodges in England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the earliest known admission of non-operative masons being in Scotland. On 24 June 1717, three existing London lodges and a Westminster lodge held a joint dinner at the Goose and Gridiron alehouse in St. Paul's Churchyard , elected Anthony Sayer to the chair as Grand Master, and called themselves the Grand Lodge of London and Westmi ...more...

Evan Peters


Evan Thomas Peters (born January 20, 1987) is an American actor, best known for his multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story , of which he has been a main cast member since its debut in 2011, and his role as the mutant Quicksilver in the superhero films X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). He made his acting debut in the 2004 drama film Clipping Adam and starred in the ABC science fiction series Invasion from 2005 to 2006. From 2004 to 2010, Peters starred in numerous national commercials for established brands such as Kelloggs , Papa John's Pizza and Playstation , during this time he also had recurring roles on Disney Channel's Phil of the Future and The CW 's One Tree Hill . In 2010, he had a supporting role in the superhero film Kick-Ass . Early life Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in the suburb of Ballwin , Evan Peters is the son of Julie and Phil Peters. His father is a vice president of administration for the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation . Pe ...more...

Silent Generation


The Silent Generation is the demographic cohort following the G.I. Generation , roughly those born from the mid-1920s to the early-to-mid 1940s. Terminology While there were many civil rights leaders, the "Silents" are called that because many focused on their careers rather than on activism, and people in it were largely encouraged to conform with social norms. As young adults during the McCarthy Era , many members of the Silent Generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. Time magazine coined the term "Silent Generation" in a November 5, 1951 article entitled "The Younger Generation", and the term has remained ever since. The Time article said that the ambitions of this generation had shrunk, but that it had learned to make the best of bad situations. The name was originally applied to people in the United States and Canada but has been applied as well to those in Western Europe , Australia and South America . It includes most of those who fought during the Korean War . In the United States, the genera ...more...

James Marsden


James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor , singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in television shows Saved by the Bell: The New Class , Touched by an Angel , and Party of Five . He gained prominence with his portrayal of Scott Summers/Cyclops in the X-Men film series and starred in 2006's Superman Returns . Since 2016, Marsden has starred as gunslinger Teddy Flood, a sentient android , in the HBO science fiction - western thriller series Westworld , as part of the main ensemble. Following his breakthrough in comic book films , Marsden went on to star in various genre films including 2007's Hairspray which was a critical and commercial success and won many awards for its ensemble cast. As Corny Collins , he sang two songs for the film's soundtrack which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA . He has had starring roles in family-friendly films such as Enchanted and Hop and leading man roles in 27 Dresses and The Best of Me . Marsden later st ...more...

John F. Kennedy


John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials JFK , was an American politician who served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War , and much of his presidency focused on managing relations with the Soviet Union . He was a member of the Democratic Party who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate prior to becoming president. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts , to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Kennedy . A scion of the Kennedy family , he graduated from Harvard University in 1940 before joining the United States Naval Reserve the following year. During World War II , Kennedy commanded a series of PT boats in the Pacific theater and earned the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for his service. After the war, Kennedy represented Massachusetts's 11th congressional district in the United States ...more...

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Aaron Eckhart


Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12, 1968) is an American actor. Born in Cupertino, California , Eckhart moved to England at age 13, when his father relocated the family. Several years later, he began his acting career by performing in school plays, before moving to Australia for his high school senior year. He left high school without graduating, but earned a diploma through an adult education course, and graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in film. For much of the mid-1990s, he lived in New York City as a struggling, unemployed actor. As an undergraduate at BYU, Eckhart met director and writer Neil LaBute , who cast him in several of his own original plays. Five years later Eckhart made a debut as an unctuous, sociopathic ladies' man in LaBute's black comedy film In the Company of Men (1997). Under LaBute's guidance he worked in the director's films Your Friends & Neighbors (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), and Possession (2002). Eckhart gained wide recog ...more...

List of Power Rangers cast members


This is a list of main and recurring cast members in the Power Rangers franchise , broken down by seasons. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Austin St. John -- Jason Lee Scott Walter Emanuel Jones -- Zack Taylor David Yost -- Billy Cranston Thuy Trang (deceased) -- Trini Kwan Amy Jo Johnson -- Kimberly Ann Hart Jason David Frank -- Tommy Oliver Steve Cardenas -- Rocky DeSantos Johnny Yong Bosch -- Adam Park Karan Ashley -- Aisha Campbell Catherine Sutherland -- Katherine Hillard Paul Schrier -- Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier Jason Narvy -- Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch Richard Genelle (deceased) -- Ernie Gregg Bullock -- Lt. Jerome Stone Royce Herron -- Ms. Appleby Machiko Soga (deceased) -- Rita Repulsa Zyuranger footage] Barbara Goodson -- Rita Repulsa [voice actor] Edwin Neal -- Lord Zedd [suit actor] Robert Axelrod -- Lord Zedd [voice actor] Richard Steven Horvitz -- Alpha [voice actor] David Fielding -- Zordon [Portrayal & Initially Voiced] Bob Manahan -- Zordon [voice actor] Kerrigan Mahan -- Goldar [voice actor] ...more...

Rube Goldberg


'> Something for nothing (1940) Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970), known best as Rube Goldberg , was an American cartoonist , sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor. Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term Rube Goldberg machines for any similar gadget or process. Goldberg received many honors in his lifetime, including a Pulitzer Prize for his political cartooning in 1948 and the Banshees' Silver Lady Award in 1959. Goldberg was a founding member and the first president of the National Cartoonists Society , and he is the namesake of the Reuben Award , which the organization awards to the Cartoonist of the Year. He is the inspiration for various international competitions, known as Rube Goldberg Machine Contests , which challenge participants to make a complicated machine to perform a simple task. Personal life Goldberg was born July 4, 1883, in San Fra ...more...

Mark Lester


Mark Lester (born Mark A. Letzer ; 11 July 1958) is an English former child actor known for playing the title role in the 1968 musical film version of Oliver! and starring in a number of other British and European films of the 1960s and 1970s and in a number of television series. Early life Lester was born in the city of Oxford , Oxfordshire , in southern England, to actress Rita Keene Lester and actor and producer Michael Lester (originally Michael Boris Letzer). His father was Jewish and his mother Anglican . Lester was educated at three independent schools: at Corona Theatre School in Ravenscourt Park in West London, followed by Tower House School , a boys' preparatory school near Richmond Park (also in West London), and at Halliford School in Shepperton in Surrey . Career as child actor Lester initially had supporting roles in several British television series, including The Human Jungle and Danger Man . In 1964, at the age of six, Lester was cast in Robert Dhéry 's film Allez France! (English title The ...more...

List of Bones characters


This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Bones . The article deals with the series' main, recurring , and minor characters. Character overview Character Portrayed by Seasons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Main characters Temperance "Bones" Brennan Emily Deschanel Main Seeley Booth David Boreanaz Main Angela Montenegro Michaela Conlin Main Jack Hodgins T. J. Thyne Main Zack Addy Eric Millegan Main Recurring Guest Recurring Daniel Goodman Jonathan Adams Main Camille Saroyan Tamara Taylor Main Lance Sweets John Francis Daley Main James Aubrey John Boyd Main Recurring characters Caroline Julian Patricia Belcher Recurring Parker Booth Ty Panitz / Gavin MacIntosh Recurring Recurring Recurring Russ Brennan Loren Dean Recurring Howard Epps Heath Freeman Recurring Oliver Laurier Chris Conner Recurring Tim "Sully" Sullivan Eddie McClintock Recurring Guest Gordon Wyatt Stephen Fry Recurring Guest Marcus Geier David Greenman Recurring Max Brennan Ryan O'Neal Recurring Alex Radziwill Danny Woodburn Recu ...more...

Edward Fox (actor)


Edward Charles Morice Fox , OBE (born 13 April 1937) is an English stage, film and television actor. He played the part of the professional assassin, known only as the "Jackal" , who is hired to assassinate the French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963, in the film The Day of the Jackal (1973). He portrayed Edward VIII in the British television drama series Edward & Mrs. Simpson (1978). Early life and education Fox was born in Chelsea , London, the son of Robin Fox , a theatrical agent , and Angela Muriel Darita Worthington, an actress and writer. He is the elder brother of actor James Fox and film producer Robert Fox , and an uncle of actor Laurence Fox . His paternal great-grandfather was industrialist and inventor Samson Fox , and his paternal grandmother was Hilda Hanbury, sister of stage performer Lily Hanbury . His maternal grandfather was dramatist Frederick Lonsdale , and his maternal grandmother was the daughter of football player and stockbroker Charles Morice . Fox was educat ...more...

Kid Ory


House on Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, Ory's residence in the 1910s Nesuhi Ertegun founded his first label, Crescent Records , to record Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band. (Crescent Number 1, August 1944) Edward " Kid " Ory (December 25, 1886 – January 23, 1973) was a Louisiana French-speaking jazz trombonist and bandleader . He was born in Woodland Plantation, near La Place, Louisiana . Biography Ory started playing music with homemade instruments in his childhood, and by his teens was leading a well-regarded band in southeast Louisiana . He kept La Place, Louisiana, as his base of operations because of family obligations until his twenty-first birthday, when he moved his band to New Orleans . He was one of the most influential trombonists of early jazz. Ory was a banjo player during his youth, and it is said that his ability to play the banjo helped him develop "tailgate", a particular style of playing the trombone with a rhythmic line underneath the trumpets and cornets . When Ory was living on Jackson Avenue, he ...more...

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