DCS: dakota skye

Dakota Skye — the former Lauren Scott — was veteran of more than 300 pornographic films by the time she was 25. In 2015, she was nominated for Adult Video News’ (the porn industry’s version of “The Oscars”) Best New Starlet award. She was honored with several other titles — prestigious within the porn industry …

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DCS: jim bailey

Philadelphia-born Jim Bailey honed his singing voice at the city’s Conservatory of Music. As a teen, he appeared regularly on The Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour, a variety show broadcast in Philadelphia and New York showcasing child performers. The show was a springboard for such future talents as Frankie Avalon, Rose Marie, Bernadette Peters, Rosemary …

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DCS: tallulah bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead often broke ranks with her staunch Southern political family. Her liberal views and advocacy for civil liberties cause grief for her US Senator grandfather and Congressman father. But, Tallulah often marched to the beat of her own drummer. She was a successful stage actress, known for her husky voice, unusual good looks and …

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DCS: stephen donaldson

Stephen Donaldson was a troubled kid. He had regular run-ins with police, mostly due to his confrontational behavior. He was an outspoken advocate for bisexual rights in a time where homosexuality was classified as a crime. He campaigned and wrote about homosexuals being unjustly, inhumanely and savagely discriminated against by large segments of American society. …

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DCS: elise cowen

Elise Cowen was born in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. A quiet girl, she found personal solace in writing poetry, using the works of Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Dylan Thomas as inspiration. While working as an office typist, Elise was introduced to beat poet Allen Ginsburg. The two began a …

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