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Bill George (linebacker)

William J. George was an American football player, he played professionally as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. George was born in Waynesburg, about 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, he is among numerous legendary football players born in football-rich Western Pennsylvania. He attended college at Wake Forest University, was the Bears' second-round draft pick in 1951, he began his pro football career the following year as a middle guard in the then-standard five-man defensive front. He was selected to play in eight consecutive Pro Bowls, from 1954 to 1961. George is credited as the first true middle linebacker in football history and, the creator of the 4–3 defense. Noting during a 1954 game with the Philadelphia Eagles that his tendency to hit the center right after the snap led to the quarterback passing right over his head, he began to drop back from the line, not only enabling him to intercept and otherwise disrupt several passes from that game forward but creating the familiar 4–3 setup.

In addition to his 18 career interceptions, George recovered 19 fumbles, in 1954 scored 25 points on 13 PATs and four field goals. In 1963, he led the Bears defense. George was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974; the Bears retired his uniform number 61. In a 1989 article, in which he named his choices for the best athletes to wear each uniform number from 0 to 99, Sports Illustrated columnist Rick Reilly not only chose George for number 61, but called him "the meanest Bear ever," no small thing considering the franchise's long history and reputation for toughness. In 1999, he was ranked number 49 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Football Players. George was killed in an automobile accident in Rockford, Illinois on September 30, 1982. Carroll, Gershman, Neft and Thorn, Total Football II: The Official Encyclopedia of the National Football League, Harper Collins, 1999, page 822. Halas, Morgan and Veysey, Halas by Halas, McGraw-Hill, 1979. Rand, Riddell Presents The Gridiron's Greatest Linebackers, Sports Publishing, 2003.

Youmans and Youmans, Maury,'63, The Story of the 1963 World Champion Chicago Bears, Campbell Road Press, 2004. Bill George at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven

Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven, who published under his initials C. J. Langenhoven, was a South African poet who played a major role in the development of Afrikaans literature and cultural history, his poetry was one of the young language's foremost promoters. He is best known to have written the words for the national anthem of South Africa, "Die Stem van Suid-Afrika", used during the apartheid era, he was affectionately known as Sagmoedige Kerneels. Langenhoven was born at Hoeko, near Ladismith, in the Cape Colony, moved to Oudtshoorn where he became its most famous resident. In 1897 he married the widow Lenie van Velden, they had one child, a daughter named Engela, born in 1901. By 1914 he became a member of parliament where he took the struggle to have Afrikaans recognised, to the next level, he was a founding member of the Afrikaans newspaper Die Burger, a South African Freemason. His most famous work is the former South African national anthem "Die Stem", which he wrote in 1918. Parts of it have been incorporated into the current national anthem, used since the abolition of apartheid in the 1990s.

To celebrate the centenary of his birth, in 1973 the South African Post Office issued a series of stamps. Langenhoven's writing career spanned every genre, from poetry to ghost and alien stories, he translated several works into Afrikaans, amongst these was the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. He was instrumental in the movement for the acceptance of Afrikaans as a language, for it to be taught as the first language in schools instead of Dutch; this culminated in the language being used in parliament in 1925, by 1927 it was recognised as an official language of South Africa, together with English and Dutch, although it replaced Dutch in general usage. Considered one of the most versatile writers in Afrikaans, he was a master of the short form of prose and is best remembered for his humorous and satirical works, illustrated by a nonsense-verse "love poem" he wrote for his dog. Langenhoven was well known for gentle manner, he owned an imaginary elephant named Herrie. He carved its name onto a boulder next to the N12 highway near Meiringspoort in 1929.

This boulder known as Herrie's Stone, has been declared a provincial heritage site. The Stellenbosch University Student Center is named after him and is affectionately known as "Die Neelsie". South African filmmaker Manie van Rensburg made a light-hearted comedic television series based on Langenhoven's work in 1983, titled Sagmoedige Neelsie. To celebrate the centenary of his birth, the South African Post Office issued C. J. Langenhoven stamps in 1973. A suburb in the west of Bloemfontein called, Langenhoven Park, was named after him. Langenhoven is regarded as one of the most prolific and most versatile Afrikaans writers still today, his Collected Works comprising 16 volumes, he is fondly remembered and referred to for his quirky personality. The place he and his family lived in, called the Arbeidsgenot, has been turned into a house museum, they lived there from 1901 until 1950. Nelson Mandela recounts that in 1964 while in prison he read a book by Langenhoven called Shadows of Nazareth about the trial of Jesus Christ that affected him.

Mandela describes how in Langenhoven's book Pilate agreed to judge Jesus offered the public a choice that freed not Jesus but the zealot Barabbas, how he, Pilate ordered Jesus brought into the Roman court. "He gazed upwards and his eyes seemed to pierce through the roof and to see right beyond the stars," wrote Langenhoven. "It became clear that in that courtroom authority was not in me as a judge, but was down below in the dock where the prisoner was." Media related to Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven at Wikimedia Commons The home of C. J. Langenhoven in OudtshoornSee the Afrikaans link from which this translation was derived

Robert Atzorn

Robert Atzorn is a German television actor. He was born in Bad Polzin, Germany, now Połczyn-Zdrój, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. Robert Atzorn grew up in Hamburg, he studied graphic design at the Art School Alsterdamm in Hamburg, felt drawn to the theater and therefore moved to the Neue Münchner Schauspielschule. In the season 1969/70 he got his first job at the Württembergische Landesbühne. Engagements followed at the Schauspielhaus Zürich, at the Theater Münster, at the Bühnen der Stadt Köln, at the Theater Dortmund and at the Residenz Theatre in Munich. 1980 Robert Atzorn played his first film role in From the Life of the Marionettes, directed by Ingmar Bergman. After many years in the theater, he worked since the mid-1980s for television. A wider audience, he was in the late 1980s alongside Maren Kroymann in the family series Oh Gott, Herr Pfarrer. For his portrayal of unconventional pastor in 1989, he received the Goldene Kamera, he became a crowd favorite in the title role of the evening series Unser Lehrer Doktor Specht, broadcast from 1992 to 1999 in 70 episodes.

In 1993 he was honored with the Telestar. Robert Atzorn worked in various episodes of the television series Forsthaus Falkenau, The Black Forest Clinic and Alphateam – Die Lebensretter im OP, the crime series Derrick, Ein Fall für zwei, The Old Fox and Die Männer vom K3; as the successor of Manfred Krug and Charles Brauer he investigated from 2001 to 2008 as Tatort-homicide detective Jan Casstorff along with Tilo Prückner as Commissioner Holicek and Julia Schmidt as Jenny Graf for the NDR. The Tatort episode "Und tschüss" in February 2008 meant the departure of Atzorn's investigator team, he was seen in 2002 Dieter Wedel's miniseries Die Affäre Semmeling as mayor Klaus Hennig. In the romantic comedy Kiss Me, Chancellor he slipped into the role of a head of government who falls in love with a maid, played by Andrea Sawatzki. In 2004 he was before the camera in Das Kommando, as the commander of a special unit, with his sons Jens and Daniel, who made his debut in the film as an actor. 2005 Atzorn took over the role of the chancellery chief in the series Kanzleramt.

In the ZDF production Africa, mon amour he played opposite Iris Berben, as occurred with Matti Geschonneck's Wer liebt, hat Recht and in Das Kommando. In the TV drama Mein Mann, der Trinker he played in 2008 with Franziska Walser a couple whose marriage is put to a severe test. 2008 after a long break came with two new episodes of the adventure series Der Kapitän, in which he portrayed from 1997 to 2000 the figure of Captain Frank Harmsen. Robert Atzorn is married since 1976 with Angelika Hartung, both have two adult sons. Literature by and about Robert Atzorn in the German National Library catalogue Robert Atzorn on IMDb Carola Studlar Agency Munich