Nichelle Nichols is an American actress and voice artist. She sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton before turning to acting, Nichols Star Trek character, one of the first African American female characters on American television not portrayed as a servant, was groundbreaking in U. S. society. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. asked her to remain when she considered leaving the series. Grace Dell Nichols was born in Robbins, near Chicago, to Samuel Earl Nichols, the family moved into an apartment in Chicago. She studied in Chicago as well as New York and Los Angeles and her break came in an appearance in Kicks and Co. Oscar Browns highly touted, but ill-fated 1961 musical. In a thinly veiled satire of Playboy magazine, she played Hazel Sharpe, although the play closed after its brief try-out in Chicago, in an ironic twist, she attracted the attention of Hugh Hefner, the publisher of Playboy, who booked her for his Chicago Playboy Club. While still in Chicago, she performed at the Blue Angel and she appeared in the role of Carmen for a Chicago stock company production of Carmen Jones and performed in a New York production of Porgy and Bess.
Between acting and singing engagements, Nichols did occasional modeling work, in January 1967, Nichols was featured on the cover of Ebony magazine, and had two feature articles in the publication in five years. Nichols toured the United States and Europe as a singer with the Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton bands. During the first year of the series, Nichols was tempted to leave the show, as she wanted to pursue a Broadway career, however, a conversation with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed her mind. She has said that King personally encouraged her to stay on the show, telling her that he was a big fan of Star Trek. He said she could not give up because she was playing a role model for black children and young women across the country. In an interview she said that the day after she told Roddenberry she planned to leave the show, Nichols said, I thought it was a Trekkie, and so I said, Sure. I looked across the room, and there was Dr. Martin Luther King walking towards me with this big grin on his face and he reached out to me and said, Yes, Ms.
Nichols, I am your greatest fan. He said that Star Trek was the show that he. I never got to him why, because he said. When she told Roddenberry what King had said, he cried, former NASA astronaut Mae Jemison has cited Nichols role of Lieutenant Uhura as her inspiration for wanting to become an astronaut and Whoopi Goldberg has spoken of Nichols influence. Goldberg asked for a role on Star Trek, The Next Generation, in her role as Lieutenant Uhura, Nichols famously kissed white actor William Shatner as Captain James T
Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American filmmaker and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his home state, Rodriguez directed the 1992 action film El Mariachi, which was a commercial success after grossing $2 million against a budget of $7,000. The film spawned two sequels known collectively as the Mexico Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in Mexico and he directed From Dusk till Dawn in 1996 and developed its television adaptation series. Rodriguez co-directed the 2005 neo-noir crime thriller anthology Sin City and the 2014 sequel, Sin City, Rodriguez directed the Spy Kids films, The Faculty, as well as The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who founded the production company A Band Apart, in December 2013, Rodriguez launched his own cable television channel, El Rey. Rodríguez was born in San Antonio, the son of Mexican-American parents Rebecca, a nurse, and Cecilio G.
Rodríguez and he began his interest in film at age eleven, when his father bought one of the first VCRs, which came with a camera. While attending St. Anthony High School Seminary in San Antonio, in high school, he met Carlos Gallardo, they both shot films on video throughout high school and college. Rodriguez went to the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin, not having grades high enough to be accepted into the schools film program, he created a daily comic strip entitled Los Hooligans. Many of the characters were based on his siblings – in particular, one of his sisters, the comic ran for three years in the student newspaper The Daily Texan, while Rodríguez continued to make short films. Rodríguez shot action and horror films on video and edited on two VCRs. In late 1990, his entry in a film contest earned him a spot in the universitys film program. There he made the award-winning 16 mm short Bedhead, the film chronicles the amusing misadventures of a young girl whose older brother sports an incredibly tangled mess of hair which she detests.
Even at this stage, Rodríguezs trademark style began to emerge, quick cuts, intense zooms. Bedhead was recognized for excellence in the Black Maria Film Festival and it was selected by Film/Video Curator Sally Berger, for the Black Maria 20th-anniversary retrospective at MoMA in 2006. The short film Bedhead attracted enough attention to him to seriously attempt a career as a filmmaker. Rodriquez won the Audience Award for this film at the Sundance Film Festival in 1993 and its promotion still advertised it as the movie made for $7,000. Rodríguez described his experiences making the film in his book Rebel Without a Crew, was a sequel to El Mariachi that starred Antonio Banderas and introduced Salma Hayek to American audiences. Rodriguez has worked with Kevin Williamson, on the horror film The Faculty, in 2001, Rodríguez enjoyed his first Hollywood hit with Spy Kids, which went on to become a movie franchise
Danny Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as villains and anti-heroes. His films include Heat, Con Air, and Desperado, the latter with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez and he has appeared in TV shows such as Breaking Bad, The X-Files, and Sons of Anarchy. He appeared in the spoof movie Delta Farce as the killer Carlos Santana who in the movie keeps getting mistaken for the musician, Trejo was born in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, of Mexican ancestry. Prior to his film career Trejo worked as a foreman in construction. Throughout the 1960s, Trejo was in and out of jail and prison in California, there are conflicting accounts of his prison chronology. By one account, his term in custody ended in 1972, by another account, he did time in a juvenile offenders camp. He recalled that his last prison term was five years, while serving in San Quentin Prison, he became a champion boxer in that prisons lightweight and welterweight divisions.
During this time, Trejo became a member of a twelve-step program, in 2011, he recalled that he had been sober for 42 years. While Trejo was working as a drug counselor, a teenage patient asked for his assistance dealing with cocaine problems on the set of Runaway Train. While there, Trejo was offered a job as an extra in the prison scenes. Edward Bunker, himself a former convict and well-respected crime author who was writing the screenplay for the film, recognized Trejo, remembering Trejos boxing skills, offered him $320 per day to train Eric Roberts, one of the movies stars, for a boxing scene. Director Andrei Konchalovsky liked Trejos work and decided to offer him a role in the film as a boxer. It has been misreported that Trejo was actually serving time in the prison during filming. Since then, Trejo has become an actor in both films and television, appearing in five or more movies per year, in various genres. Trejo is known for his distinctive appearance, in addition to his heavily lined face, scarred from cystic acne and a brawl, and the long mustache he usually sports, he has displayed the large tattoo on his chest for many roles.
He appeared in a Season 2 episode of Desperate Housewives and he voiced the character Enrique on King of the Hill, and Octavios character on that show is based on his appearance. His role on King of the Hill was referred to in the HBO series Unscripted, where he had a cameo appearance. He made guest appearances, as Tortuga, in the noted series Breaking Bad in 2009 and 2010, most notably in the episode Negro y Azul, in 2008 Trejo portrayed a Mexican bartender in the daytime soap opera The Young and the Restless
Billie Paul Piper is an English singer and actress. She made her debut in Scratchy & Co, the single was followed by Pipers album Honey to the B, which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. In 2000, she released her album, Walk of Life. In 2003, she retired from the industry and launched an acting career. Pipers transition into acting began in 2004 and her most famous role is as Rose Tyler, companion to The Doctor from 2005 to 2006, in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, a role she reprised in 2008,2010, and 2013. From 2007 until 2011, she starred as the high-flying escort Belle de Jour in the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl and she starred as Brona Croft/Lily in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. More recently Piper has taken to the stage, Piper was born in Swindon, Wiltshire. Her first name, was changed to Billie on 25 April 1983, by her parents, Paul Victor Piper. She has one brother and two younger sisters and Elle.
She studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School and Bradon Forest School, Pipers career began when she was selected to appear on the Saturday morning childrens television show Scratchy & Co. She landed a role in a commercial promoting the pop magazine Smash Hits. Her follow-up single Girlfriend debuted at number one, at the 1998 Smash Hits Poll Winners party, Piper was nominated for Best New Act and won Princess of Pop. She released She Wants You as the single from the album. Honey to the Bee was released as the single from the album, like the previous single. At the same time, She Wants You was released in the US and she started to tour and release in Asia. The singles and the album were released during mid-to-late 1999, in August of that year, the follow-up to Because We Want To was released in Japan, a single comprising Girlfriend and She Wants You combined. She recorded a song for Pokémon, The First Movie titled Makin My Way, during that time, Piper recorded her second album. She decided to further records under her full name of Billie Piper
Downtown San Antonio
Downtown San Antonio is the central business district of San Antonio, United States. It serves as the core of Greater San Antonio. In addition to being encircled by Loops 1604 and 410, Downtown San Antonio is encircled by three Interstate freeways, I-35, I-37, and I-10. Together, the three create a rectangular route around the citys urban core, I-35 to the north and west, I-37 to the east. The rectangular loop has a circumference and is known as the Downtown Loop or Central Loop. The northwestern corner of Downtown is the Medical District, the Central Business District is home to the Shops at Rivercenter, anchored by a Macys, an IMAX theater, and formerly Dillards. The five-level Art Deco Dillards, at the corner of Alamo and Commerce streets, Joskes flagship store was 551,000 square feet in floor space until Dillards bought the Joskes chain in 1987. In August 2008, Dillards moved out of the building as a part of a redevelopment plan for Rivercenter Mall. The Rivercenter Mall was built around St.
Joseph Catholic Church after the church refused to move, many people travel to visit the Alamo Plaza Historic District, which houses the famous Alamo. In the southeastern part of Downtown is the Alamodome, a 65, 000-seat arena that hosts many types of events, primarily conventions, the San Antonio Police Department serves Downtown from the Central Substation. The main SAPD headquarters are in Downtown, the San Antonio Fire Department, the citys fire protection and EMS service, is based in Downtown. The Texas Fourth Court of Appeals is located in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center in Downtown San Antonio, the San Antonio Post Office and Courthouse, located at 615 East Houston Street, functions as a United States Postal Service post office and as a regional office for federal agencies. In 2009, $61 million were allocated to renovate the Post Office, the six story, Beaux-Arts building opened in 1937. The Consulate-General of Mexico in San Antonio is located at 127 Navarro Street in Downtown, greyhound Lines operates the San Antonio Station at 500 North St.
Marys Street. Both Centro Plaza and The Grand are located in the Cattleman Square District of Downtown, amtrak operates a train station in St. Pauls Square. Since Downtown is located at the Citys geographical center, Interstate Highways 10,35, and 37 combine to form a Downtown Circulator, iH35 borders Downtown S. A. to the north and west, IH10 to the south and west, and IH37 along the east end. Downtown is within the San Antonio Independent School District, which is headquartered in Downtown San Antonio, austin Academy, a PreK-8 school, is northwest of Downtown and serves parts of northern Downtown. Bonham Elementary School, a school which will become PreK-8 by 2009, is south of Downtown
Kim Coates is a Canadian-American actor who has worked in both Canadian and American films and television series. He has worked on Broadway portraying Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and he is best known for his role as Alexander Tig Trager in the FX series Sons of Anarchy. Coates was born in Saskatoon, Canada to Fred and he had never seen a play before attending the University of Saskatchewan, where he enrolled in a drama course as an elective. Once inspired, he dove into theatre and he admits that he took drama by chance in university and, after two years, he knew he wanted to be an actor. Coates portrayed Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire and was the youngest ever to play role of Macbeth at the Stratford Festival in his native Canada. Coates made his debut in the film The Boy in Blue. Even though it was a small role, it opened up opportunities for him. Coates lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Diana and he is known to be good friends with actor William Fichtner, as well as Kevin Costner and Sons of Anarchy co-star Theo Rossi.
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Julie Newmar is an American actress and singer, known for a variety of stage and television roles. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Katrin Sveg in the 1958 Broadway production of The Marriage-Go-Round, in the 1960s, she starred for two seasons as Catwoman in the television series Batman. Her other stage credits include the Ziegfeld Follies in 1956, and Irma in Irma la Douce in regional productions. She appeared in the video for George Michaels 1992 single Too Funky. Her voice work includes the 2016 film Batman, Return of the Caped Crusaders and she was born in Los Angeles as Julia Chalene Newmeyer, the eldest of three children born to Don and Helen Newmeyer. Her Swedish-French mother was a designer who used Chalene as her professional name. Newmar began her career as a dancer, training with Denishawn and appearing in the Ziegfeld Follies, Newmar has two younger brothers, Peter Bruce Newmeyer and John A. Newmeyer, a writer and winemaker. Newmar was a dancer-assassin in Slaves of Babylon and the girl in Serpent of the Nile.
She danced in other films, including The Band Wagon and Demetrius and the Gladiators. She worked as a choreographer and dancer for Universal Studios and her first major role, billed as Julie Newmeyer, was as Dorcas, one of the brides in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Her three-minute Broadway appearance as the leggy Stupefyin Jones in the musical Lil Abner in 1956 led to a reprise in the version released in 1959. She was the lead in a low-budget comedy, The Rookie. Newmar had first appeared on Broadway in 1955 in Silk Stockings which starred Hildegarde Neff and she appeared in the film, The Marriage-Go-Round, which starred James Mason and Susan Hayward. Newmar developed the role of the Swedish vixen and won a Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress and she appeared on stage with Joel Grey in the national tour of Stop the World - I Want to Get Off and as Lola in Damn Yankees. And Irma in Irma La Douce. and in Mackennas Gold and she appeared in a pictorial in the May 1968 issue of Playboy magazine, which featured Playmate Elizabeth Jordan.
The film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar pays homage to the actress, Newmar herself makes a cameo appearance near the films end. Newmars fame stems mainly from her television appearances and her statuesque form made her a larger-than-life sex symbol, most often cast as a temptress or Amazonian beauty, including an early appearance in sexy maid costume on The Phil Silvers Show. She starred as Rhoda the Robot in the TV series My Living Doll, Newmar modified her Catwoman costume—now in the Smithsonian Institution—and placed the belt at the hips instead of the waist to emphasize her hourglass figure
Bret Sergeant Hart, better known by the ring name Bret The Hitman Hart, is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, retired amateur wrestler and actor. A member of the Hart wrestling family and a wrestler, he has an amateur wrestling background, wrestling at Ernest Manning High School. Hart is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Sky Sports noted that his legacy is that of one of, if not the greatest, Hart joined his father Stu Harts promotion Stampede Wrestling in 1976, and made his in-ring debut in 1978. He gained championship success throughout the 1980s and 1990s in the World Wrestling Federation and he left for World Championship Wrestling following the controversial Montreal Screwjob in November 1997, where he remained until October 2000. Having been inactive from in-ring competition since January 2000, owing to a December 1999 concussion, he retired in October 2000. He returned to sporadic in-ring competition from 2010–2011 with WWE, where he won his championship, headlined the 2010 SummerSlam event.
Throughout his career, Hart headlined WrestleManias IX, X, and XII, Hart has held championships in five decades from the 1970s to the 2010s, with a total of 32 held throughout his career, and 17 held between the WWF/WWE and WCW. He is a world champion, having held the WWF World Heavyweight Championship five times. Hart is the 1994 Royal Rumble match winner, and the only two-time King of the Ring, winning the 1991 tournament and the first King of the Ring pay-per-view in 1993. Stone Cold Steve Austin, with whom Hart headlined multiple pay-per-view events as part of a rivalry from 1996 to 1997. The eighth child of wrestling patriarch Stu Hart, Bret Hart was born in Calgary and he is of Greek descent through his maternal grandmother and Irish through his maternal grandfather. His father was mainly of Scots-Irish descent but had Scottish and English ancestry, Hart is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States since his mother Helen was born in New York. Hart has stated that he himself to be North American.
Hart spent the vast majority of his childhood in the Hart family mansion which was owned by his father. Hart grew up in a household with eleven siblings and he was close with his older brother Dean who was the nearest to him in age of all his older brothers, being three years his senior. Together they would fight with Brets two older sisters Ellie, who was two years older, and Georgia, who was one year older. His introduction to professional wrestling came at an early age, as a child, he witnessed his father training future wrestlers like Billy Graham in the Dungeon, his household basement which served as a training room. Before school, Harts father, a promoter, had him hand out fliers to local wrestling shows
Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population. Other major cities include Austin, the second most populous state capital in the U. S. Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify its former status as an independent republic, and as a reminder of the states struggle for independence from Mexico. The Lone Star can be found on the Texan state flag, the origin of Texass name is from the word Tejas, which means friends in the Caddo language. Due to its size and geologic features such as the Balcones Fault, although Texas is popularly associated with the U. S. southwestern deserts, less than 10 percent of Texas land area is desert. Most of the centers are located in areas of former prairies, forests. Traveling from east to west, one can observe terrain that ranges from coastal swamps and piney woods, to rolling plains and rugged hills, the term six flags over Texas refers to several nations that have ruled over the territory. Spain was the first European country to claim the area of Texas, Mexico controlled the territory until 1836 when Texas won its independence, becoming an independent Republic.
In 1845, Texas joined the United States as the 28th state, the states annexation set off a chain of events that caused the Mexican–American War in 1846. A slave state before the American Civil War, Texas declared its secession from the U. S. in early 1861, after the Civil War and the restoration of its representation in the federal government, Texas entered a long period of economic stagnation. One Texan industry that thrived after the Civil War was cattle, due to its long history as a center of the industry, Texas is associated with the image of the cowboy. The states economic fortunes changed in the early 20th century, when oil discoveries initiated a boom in the state. With strong investments in universities, Texas developed a diversified economy, as of 2010 it shares the top of the list of the most Fortune 500 companies with California at 57. With a growing base of industry, the leads in many industries, including agriculture, energy and electronics, aerospace. Texas has led the nation in export revenue since 2002 and has the second-highest gross state product.
The name Texas, based on the Caddo word tejas meaning friends or allies, was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves, during Spanish colonial rule, the area was officially known as the Nuevo Reino de Filipinas, La Provincia de Texas. Texas is the second largest U. S. state, behind Alaska, though 10 percent larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany or Japan, it ranks only 27th worldwide amongst country subdivisions by size. If it were an independent country, Texas would be the 40th largest behind Chile, Texas is in the south central part of the United States of America. Three of its borders are defined by rivers, the Rio Grande forms a natural border with the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the south
John Scot Barrowman, MBE, is a Scottish-American actor, dancer and writer who holds both British and American citizenship. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he moved to the United States with his family in 1975 and his most recent West End credit was in the 2009 production of La Cage aux Folles. Aside his theatrical career, Barrowman has appeared in films including the musical biopic De-Lovely. Barrowman has had a number of guest roles in television both in the US and the UK. Any Dream Will Do and Id Do Anything, in 2006, he was voted Stonewalls Entertainer of the Year. Starting in 2013, he hosts the BBC One quiz show Pressure Pad, Barrowman now stars in the CWs Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow as Malcolm Merlyn, the shows version of the DC villain Merlyn and one of the two series main antagonists. Barrowman is featured on more than a musical theatre recordings including cover tunes found on his 2007 album, Another Side. Both albums accrued places on the UK Albums Chart, as did his self-titled John Barrowman, Barrowman has published two memoirs and autobiographies, Anything Goes and I Am What I Am, with his sister Carole as co-author.
The siblings teamed up to write a novel, Hollow Earth, the second book in the series, Bone Quill, has been released in the UK and was released in the US in July 2013. Barrowman was born in 1967 in Glasgow, the youngest of three siblings and he lived in Glasgow for the first eight years of his life. Barrowmans mother was a singer and worked as a clerk in a shop while his father was employed by the Caterpillar heavy machinery company in Uddingston. In 1975, his fathers company relocated the family to the United States, Barrowman recalls his family as loving, but strict and mindful of etiquette, always polite and respectful towards others. Comparing the two countries where he was raised, Barrowman concludes, Scotland gave us, as a family, the family settled in Joliet, where Barrowman attended Joliet West High School in the heart of a quintessentially middle-class conservative town. His English teacher moved him into a Gifted Programme and coached Barrowman for the speech team. With the support of his teacher, Barrowman competed with schools in statewide speech competitions.
As a freshman, Barrowman won parts in musical productions and from 1983 to 1986. Barrowman spent his senior year shovelling coal for an Illinois power company and his father had arranged the job to give Barrowman the experience of manual labour. His father told him, If you want to do manual labour for the rest of your life youll know that when you do it, its a choice
He portrayed Joe Teague in Mob City and Frank Castle in the Netflix series Daredevil, and is set to reprise the latter role in the Netflix series The Punisher. Bernthal was born and raised in Washington, D. C. the son of Joan Lurie and Eric Lawrence Rick Bernthal and his paternal grandfather was musician and producer Murray Bernthal. He has two brothers and Thomas, after high school, Bernthal briefly studied at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, and attended The School of Moscow Art Theatre in Russia. During his time there, he played catcher on a baseball team. Since 2002, Bernthal has performed in over 30 plays regionally and Off-Broadway, including many with his own award-winning theatre company and he had small guest roles in television series such as Boston Legal, CSI, and How I Met Your Mother. Bernthal booked his first regular role on a series with the sitcom The Class. The show was cancelled after one season. After this, he had roles in such as World Trade Center. In 2009, Bernthal had a role in the Ben Stiller comedy film Night at the Museum.
The same year, he became a regular on the television series Eastwick. In 2010, Bernthal portrayed Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez on the HBO miniseries The Pacific, Bernthal portrayed Shane Walsh in Frank Darabonts The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series of the same name. He was a regular on the show until 2012 and was nominated for the Breakout Performance – Male Award at the 2011 Scream Awards for his performance and that same year, he guest starred in an episode of NBCs legal comedy-drama series Harrys Law as Lucas Trassino. In 2013, he appeared in the drama film Snitch. He had supporting roles in the Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street and he played southerner Grady Coon-Ass Travis in the 2014 World War II film Fury, opposite Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Peña and Logan Lerman. Bernthal appears as a character in the video game Call of Duty. Bernthal next co-starred in Denis Villeneuves action drama film Sicario, opposite Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin, in 2017, he appeared in Edgar Wrights Baby Driver, a crime comedy in which he played Griff.
Also in 2017, he starred in Sicario writer Taylor Sheridans directorial debut Wind River and he will star in the Irish action thriller film Pilgrimage, alongside Tom Holland and Richard Armitage. Bernthal married Erin Angle, the niece of professional wrestler Kurt Angle, on September 25,2010 in Potomac and they have two sons and Billy, and a daughter, Adeline