DCS: martin landau

A one-time cartoonist, Martin Landau abandoned his artistic career to pursue acting. He worked with the great Lee Strasberg at the prestigious Actors Studio, along with his friend Steve McQueen. He met and became close friends with fellow actor James Dean. Martin made his first major big-screen appearance alongside James Mason in Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller …

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DCS: charles bradley

In 1962, Charles Bradley was taken to the venerable Apollo Theater by his sister to see a performance by energetic soul singer James Brown. Charles was inspired. He soon left home to escape poor living conditions and found himself on the streets, homeless and sleeping on subway cars at night. He found salvation with the …

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DCS: del bissonette

In 1927, as a minor leaguer, Del Bissonette led the International League in five categories — runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, and RBIs. The next season, Del signed with the Brooklyn Robins (a team that would eventually become the Brooklyn Dodgers) as a first baseman. He achieved a .320 batting average and became only the third Major Leaguer to be …

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