Category:People from Armonk, New York
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1. Armonk, New York – Armonk is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of North Castle, New York located in Westchester County. As of the 2010 census, Armonks CDP population is 4,330 and it has an area of 6.1 square miles, of which 6.0 square miles is land and 0.077 square miles. Armonk is well known as being the headquarters of IBM, as of the census of 2000, there were 3,461 people,1,172 households, and 995 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 568.9 per square mile, there are 1,204 housing units at an average density of 197. 9/sq mi. 3.76 percent of the population are Hispanic and Latino Americans,13.1 percent of all households are made up of individuals and 6.0 percent have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.95 and the family size is 3.23. The median age is 39 years, for every 100 females there are 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.2 males, as of the census of 2013, the median income for a household in the CDP is $159,530, and the median income for a family is $189,163. The per capita income for the CDP is $92,750,1.3 percent of the population and 0.0 percent of families are below the poverty line. Out of the population,0.0 percent of those under the age of 18 and 3.9 percent of those 65. Fordham Universitys Louis Calder Center is a field station established in 1967 for ecological research. The Calder Center consists of 113 acres of forest, with opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain skills in field biology. The Calder Center is one of the few stations in North America with relatively undisturbed natural communities near a large urban center. The Byram Hills Central School District serves North Castle, New Castle, Mount Pleasant, All of the schools in the district are located in Armonk. The district has one school, Byram Hills High School, one middle school. Crittenden Middle School, and two schools, Wampus Elementary School and Coman Hill Elementary School. Before 2002, grade 5 was in Crittenden, grades 3 and 4 were in Coman Hill, the Byram Hills district placed first at the 2006 National Academic Championship, and H. C. Crittenden is the winner of the National Blue Ribbon award, athletics at the high school have seen success in the soccer, track and baseball teams
2. Dave Barry – David McAlister Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also numerous books of humor and parody, as well as comedic novels. Barry was born in Armonk, New York, where his father and he was educated at Wampus Elementary School, Harold C. Crittenden Junior High School, and Pleasantville High School where he was elected Class Clown in 1965 and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Haverford College in 1969. As an alumnus of a Quaker-affiliated college, he avoided military service during the Vietnam War by registering as a conscientious objector. Notwithstanding his fathers vocation, Barry decided early on that he was an atheist and he said, The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes. Barry began his career in 1971, working as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pennsylvania, near his alma mater. He covered local government and civic events and was promoted to City Editor after about two years and he also started writing a weekly humor column for the paper and began to develop his unique style. He remained at the newspaper through 1974 and he then worked briefly as a copy editor at the Associated Presss Philadelphia bureau before joining Burger Associates, a consulting firm. At Burger, he taught writing to business people. Weingarten hired Barry as a humor columnist in 1983, Barry won a Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1988 for his consistently effective use of humor as a device for presenting fresh insights into serious concerns. Barrys first novel, Big Trouble, was published in 1999, the book was adapted into a motion picture directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Tim Allen, Rene Russo, and Patrick Warburton, with a cameo by Barry. The movie was due for release in September 2001 but was postponed following the September 11,2001 attacks because the story involved smuggling a nuclear weapon onto an airplane. The film was released in April 2002, Barry traveled to Grand Forks for the dedication ceremony. Articles written by Barry have appeared in such as Boating, Home Office Computing. Two of his articles have included in the Best American Sportswriting series. One of his columns was used as the introduction to the book Pirattitude, so You Wanna Be a Pirate. A follow-up to Barrys role in publicizing International Talk Like a Pirate Day and his books have frequently appeared on the New York Times Best Seller List
3. Sam Barry (author) – Samuel Sam Barry is an American author, columnist, publishing professional, and musician. Sam Barry is the editor of and contributor to the interactive e-book Hard Listening and he is also the author of the humor-inspiration book How to Play the Harmonica, and Other Life Lessons and co-authored the book Write That Book Already. The Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now with his late wife Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Barry and Goldmark wrote Author Enablers, a national column and blog for BookPage. Goldmark died of triple negative breast cancer on May 24,2012, in 2014, Barry oversaw the posthumous publication of Goldmarks novel Her Wild Oats. Barry is the Author Services Liaison at Book Passage, where he heads the Path to Publishing Program and he is a contributing editor at the literary magazine Zyzzyva, and serves on the board of San Francisco’s literary festival, Litquake. For many years he wrote the Author Enabler column for the book review publication BookPage, offering information. He has previously worked for the San Francisco-based imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Barry is also a musician who is best known for his harmonica and piano playing. Barry was born in Armonk, New York as the child of David. His father was a Presbyterian minister and social activist who, as the Executive Director of the New York City Mission Society and he has three siblings, Mary Katherine Barry, who was married to the actor Antonio Fargas, the humorist Dave Barry, and Phil Barry. Barry earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1981, Sam Barry is a musician and author in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also plays with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band founded by Goldmark in 1992. Other members include his brother Dave Barry, Scott Turow, Roy Blount Jr. James McBride, Matt Groening, Greg Iles, Stephen King, Amy Tan, Ridley Pearson, Barry is the author of How to Play the Harmonica and Other Life Lessons. He coauthored Write That Book Already, the Tough Love You Need to Get Published Now with his late wife, Kathi Kamen Goldmark. In 2014 Barry published Goldmarks novel Her Wild Oats, Barry is the co-creator with Jennifer Lou of the humor website The Hilario www. thehilario. com http. He is the director of a writing program Path to Publishing at the independent bookstore Book Passage. How to Play the Harmonica, and Other Life Lessons Write That Book Already, Official Website Author-Enablers Blog on BookPage Rock Bottom Remainders Official Website
4. David Boies – David Boies is an American lawyer and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He has been involved in various cases in the United States. Boies was born in Sycamore, Illinois, to two teachers, and raised in a farming community and his first job was when he was 10 years old—a paper route with 120 customers. Boies has dyslexia and he did not learn to read until the third grade, journalist Malcolm Gladwell has described the unique processes of reading and learning Boies experienced due to his dyslexia. Boies’s mother, for instance, would read stories to him when he was a child, in 1954, the family moved to California. Boies graduated from Fullerton Union High School in Fullerton, California and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, which is a museum dedicated to the U. S. Constitution. Boies was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he started law school graduation in 1966. He left Cravath in 1997 after a client objected to his representation of the New York Yankees even though the firm itself had found no conflict. He left the firm within 48 hours of being informed of the objection and created his own firm, now known as Boies. It is currently rated 17th in overall prestige and 12th among New York law firms by Vault. com, Boies has taught courses at New York University Law School and Cardozo School of Law. At Cravath, Boies assisted top litigator Thomas D. Barr in defending IBM in the 13-year antitrust cases brought by the Justice Department, also at Cravath, he represented the Justice Department in the United States v. Microsoft case. Boies won a victory at trial, and the verdict was upheld on appeal, the appellate court overturned the relief ordered back to the trial court for further proceedings. Thereafter, the George W. Bush administration settled the case, bill Gates said Boies was out to destroy Microsoft. In 2001, the Washington Monthly called Boies a brilliant trial lawyer, a latter-day Clarence Darrow, Boies represented New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in a suit against Major League Baseball. This involved an action against all the teams, the Atlanta Braves were owned by Time Warner, a longtime Cravath client, who objected to his representation of the Yankees. He defended CBS in the action brought by General William Westmoreland, the general abandoned his case during the trial. Following the 2000 U. S. presidential election, he represented Vice President Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, Boies defended Napster when the company was sued by the RIAA for facilitating copyright infringement. In November 2003, he represented Andrew Fastow, deposed Chief Financial Officer of Enron, Boies firm was retained by the SCO Group, during the SCO-Linux controversies, in their pursuit of alleged infringement of their rights to the Unix intellectual properties
5. Laura Branigan – Laura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her signature song Gloria by Umberto Tozzi stayed on the U. S. Billboard Hot 100 for 36 weeks, then a record for a female artist, Branigan died at her home from a previously-undiagnosed cerebral aneurysm. Branigan was born in the village of Brewster, New York, fourth of five children of Kathleen OHare Branigan and James Branigan, Sr. an account executive and mutual funds broker, they later separated. Branigans maternal grandparents were William OHare, Jr. and Mary Conway, Branigan attended Byram Hills High School in 1966 to 1970, starring in the high school musical The Pajama Game in her senior year. Between 1970 and 1972 she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, in 1972 she met acoustic guitarist Walker Daniels and his future wife Sharon Storm, and acoustic guitarist Chris Van Cleave, forming the folk-rock band Meadow. The record was not properly promoted and never re-released, the band broke up, after which Walker Daniels committed suicide. Branigan preferred not to discuss her involvement with Meadow publicly, during the years after Meadow broke up, Branigan had various jobs, including a stint as one of Leonard Cohens backup singers for his European tour in April–August 1976. In 1979, after a meeting with manager Sid Bernstein on her return from Europe. Two other early Atlantic singles, Tell Him and Fools Affair, followed. None of these three singles were included on her first album, but all four songs were released on CD over 30 years later in 2014 as bonus cuts on a U. S. CD reissue of Branigans first album. But by then the fans were tiring of disco and wanted a new sound. Branigans 9-track debut album, Branigan, was released in March 1982, the first single from the album was All Night With Me, which reached No.69 on the Billboard charts in early 1982. The album alternated four energetic up-tempo songs with five ballads, including one of the few songs written solely by Branigan, Gloria, an Italian love song recorded in 1979 by Umberto Tozzi and successful in several European countries, was released as the albums second single. The album went gold, and the single was certified platinum. The following year, she received a nomination as one of the various artists on the Flashdance original soundtrack album when it was nominated for album of the year. The album also won the Best Soundtrack Grammy, but as this award is only to the composers. In the spring of 1983 Branigan released her second album Branigan 2, by now, the dramatic European synthpop sound was on the rise, and Branigans vocals propelled her English-language version of the French song Solitaire toward the top of the U. S. charts. The original Solitaire was written and recorded in 1981 by French singer-songwriter Martine Clemenceau, Branigans version reached No.12 on the hot 100 and spent three weeks at No.1 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart
6. Eddie Cahill – He is currently acting as District Attorney Conner Wallace on the ABC series Conviction. Cahill was born in New York City, New York and he is the middle of three children with one older and one younger sister. He is of Irish descent from his father, a stockbroker, and of Italian descent from his mother, Cahill graduated from Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York in 1996. He attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York and the Atlantic Theater Acting School, in 2000 Cahill performed in Nicky Silvers Off-Broadway production of The Altruists. Shortly after, he made several television guest-star appearances including Sex and the City, Felicity, Cahill was also a recurring guest-star in the NBC sitcom Friends as Rachels young assistant and boyfriend, Tag Jones. In 2002, he starred in a short-lived WB drama, Glory Days, in the 2004 hockey movie Miracle, Cahill had the chance to play his boyhood hero, goalie Jim Craig. The show ran for nine seasons and he was in all 197 episodes, Cahill went back to the Atlantic Theater Company in June 2011 and performed at the conclusion of their 25th Anniversary season. He was in Tom Donaghys one-act play, I Need a Quote, in the summer of 2012 Cahill performed in David Adjmis play, 3C, at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York City. He played annoying neighbor Terry, a swinging bachelor true to the era, in 2014 Cahill was cast as a main character starting in the second season of the CBS summer drama Under the Dome working with former CSI, NY actresses Natalie Martinez and Rachelle Lefevre. He played Sam Verdreaux, a former EMT and reclusive brother-in-law to Big Jim Rennie, the series was canceled after three seasons. Cahill was cast as the lead in the 2016 ABC legal drama Conviction. He plays New York County District Attorney Conner Wallace, who creates the Conviction Integrity Unit, while the show is set in the Big Apple, it is being filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Cahill married his longtime girlfriend Nikki Uberti in Los Angeles on July 12,2009, Uberti is a makeup artist, former model, and ex-wife of photographer Terry Richardson. The couple welcomed a son in 2009, on his right shoulder Cahill has a tattoo of his wifes name in a heart with an arrow through it and a swallow on top. Cahill is an avid New York Rangers hockey fan and he even wrote an NHL Celeb Blog for three seasons. He is also a fan of The Celtic Football Club, Eddie Cahill at the Internet Movie Database Eddie Cahill at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Eddie Cahill at AllMovie Eddie Cahill at TV. com Eddie Cahill at Twitter
7. Leslie Cannold – Leslie Cannold is an Australian philosopher, ethicist, educationalist, writer, activist, and public intellectual. Born and raised in Armonk and Scarsdale, New York, Leslie Cannold migrated to Melbourne in her early twenties and she began writing for The Age as an opinion and education section columnist while raising young children and completing her graduate degrees. A non-fiction author and novelist, Cannold is a voice and face on radio. She is on the speaking circuit giving keynotes and hosting panels on ethics, gender politics, inspirational leadership, in 2005 she was named one of Australias top twenty public intellectuals by The Age newspaper. In 2011 Cannold was awarded Australian Humanist of the Year by the Council of Australian Humanist Societies and she earned her PhD in Education at the University of Melbourne before commencing employment at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics when C. A. J. Coady was director. As of 2011 she maintains adjunct positions at both universities though she left academic employment in 2006 to pursue writing and public speaking full-time, Cannold is oft-noted as one of Australias leading public thinkers and women. In 2005, she was named alongside Peter Singer, Gustav Nossal, in 2013, she was named in the Power Indexs Top Ten List of most influential brains. Cannolds fortnightly Moral Dilemma column has appeared in Sydneys Sunday Sun-Herald since 2007, prior to that she was an occasional columnist for The Age. Her opinions have also appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, Crikey, the Herald Sun, ABC The Drum Unleashed, The Courier Mail, and the national broadsheet The Australian. In 2011 she was recognised with an EVA for a Sunday Age opinion piece on sexual assault and her books include the award-winning The Abortion Myth, Feminism morality and the hard choices women make and What, No Baby. Why women are losing the freedom to mother and how they can get it back and her first work of fiction, The Book of Rachael, a historical novel, was published in 2011 and reprinted in 2012. She publishes on diverse areas including grief, circumcision, HIV/AIDS, genetic manipulation, ex utero gestation. She published chapters in Sperm Wars and The Australian Book of Atheism, as of 2013 she talks ethics with Angela Owen on ABC Central West and is a regular panellist on ABC TVs political talk show Q&A and on ABC TVs Compass. In 2011 she co-founded the not-for-profit speaker referral site No Chicks No Excuses, Cannold identifies herself as a secular Jew. Leslie Cannolds website Leslie Cannolds Text Publishing page Leslie Cannolds No Chicks No Excuses page Leslie Cannold at the Internet Movie Database Leslie Cannolds 2016 Women Deliver Speech
8. Peter Gallagher – Peter Killian Gallagher is an American actor, musician and writer. Since 1980, Gallagher has played roles in numerous Hollywood films. He is best known for starring as Sandy Cohen in the drama series The O. C. from 2003 to 2007. Gallagher was born in Manhattan, New York City and his mother, Mary Ann, was a bacteriologist, and his father, Thomas Francis Gallagher, Jr. was an advertising executive. Gallagher is the youngest of their three children and he is of Irish Catholic background and was raised in Armonk, New York. Gallagher graduated from Tufts University, where he had been active in theater, appearing in shows as Stephen Sondheims Company. Gallagher appeared on Broadway with Glenn Close in Tom Stoppards The Real Thing, but first achieved fame for his role in Steven Soderberghs Sex, Lies and he also starred as Sky Masterson in the 1992 Broadway hit revival of Guys and Dolls. Deeds, and a reporter exposing media ethics during a presidential debate in The Last Debate. From 2003 to 2007, Gallagher starred as Sandy Cohen, a Jewish public defender and corporate lawyer, Gallagher released an album entitled 7 Days in Memphis in 2005, on the Sony BMG label. This includes a recording of his performance of Dont Give Up On Me. He also has a video for his single Still I Long For Your Kiss, in 2005, Gallagher received the P. T. Barnum Award from Tufts University for his exceptional work in the field of media and entertainment. In 2007, Gallagher received the Light on the Hill award at Tufts University, the award is given to notable alumni from Tufts who have demonstrated ambition, achievement, and active citizenship. As of March 2015, Gallagher is co-starring on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, Gallagher is married to Paula Harwood and has two children, James and Kathryn. His daughter Kathryn is an actress and singer, and most recently performed in Deaf Wests production of Spring Awakening on Broadway as the voice of Martha, Peter Gallagher at the Internet Movie Database Peter Gallagher at the Internet Broadway Database Peter Gallagher at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
9. David Harbour – David Harbour is an American actor who has performed in film, television, and the theatre. He currently stars in the Netflix TV Series Stranger Things as main character Police Chief Jim Hopper, Harbour went to Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York along with other actors Sean Maher and Eyal Podell He graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1997. Harbour got his start on Broadway in 1999 in the revival of The Rainmaker and made his television debut in 1999 in an episode of Law & Order. He appeared again in 2002 in an episode of Law & Order and he played the recurring role of MI6 agent Roger Anderson in the ABC television series Pan Am. In 2005, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in a production of Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. He is known for his role as CIA agent Gregg Beam in Quantum of Solace, as Shep Campbell in Revolutionary Road and he also received praise for his role as Paul Devildis on a 2009 episode of Law & Order, Criminal Intent. His other film credits include Brokeback Mountain, The Green Hornet, End of Watch, in 2013, he played a small role of a head doctor in the American TV series Elementary. He has also played the role of Elliot Hirsch in The Newsroom between 2012 and 2014. In 2014 he played the character of Dr. Reed Akley in the first season of the historical drama series Manhattan. Harbour currently plays the role of Chief Jim Hopper on the Netflix original series Stranger Things. Nominated,2005 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf. com
10. Reed Kessler – Reed Catherine Kessler is an American show jumping competitor based in Lexington, Kentucky. At 18 years old, Kessler qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, Kessler trained with her godparents Katie and Henri Prudent for seven years. In September 2013 she began training with Germanys Marcus Ehning and moved to his base in Borken. Kessler is also an Ambassador for JustWorld International, a charity supporting education, only 1st to 5th-place results are shown. Biography at Kessler Show Stables website
11. George London (bass-baritone) – George London, born George Burnstein, was a Canadian concert and operatic bass-baritone. George London was born to a Russian Jewish family in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and grew up in Los Angeles, California, United States. In the summer of 1945 Antal Doráti invited his longtime friend, because of travel difficulties Székely was unable to arrive in time, so Doráti called upon young George London as a substitute. In 1950 he sang the role of Pater Profundis in Mahlers Eighth Symphony and he was among the most famous exponents of his five signature roles, Don Giovanni, Boris Godunov, Wotan, Scarpia and Amfortas. He never recorded any role in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, although recital performances of Hans Sachs monologues exist on record. In 1951 he sang at Bayreuth as Amfortas in Parsifal, and reappeared frequently in the 1950s and early 1960s as Amfortas, in 1964, he created the role of Abdul in the American premiere of Gian-Carlo Menottis The Last Savage. He was the first American to sing the role of Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. He frequently performed in English, Broadway show tunes and negro spirituals and he recorded many of his roles for RCA Victor, Columbia Records, and Decca. He recorded Verdis Requiem with Richard Tucker and Lucine Amara, under Eugene Ormandy, during his Met career, in 1956, he appeared on Ed Sullivans television program in an abridged version of Act II of Tosca, opposite Maria Callas, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos. A kinescope of that performance was preserved, another black-and-white videotape of him in the same role, opposite Renata Tebaldi in a complete performance, is sometimes available. In 1958, London performed the role of Wotan, in the groundbreaking recording of Richard Wagners opera Das Rheingold, conducted by Sir Georg Solti. Having already sung the Rheingold Wotan and the Siegfried Wanderer roles at the Met in New York in December 1961 and January 1962 and this was to be the now legendary new production mounted by Wieland Wagner at the Cologne Opera in West Germany in May 1962. The Cologne Ring proved to be a success but Londons vocal health began to deteriorate rapidly during the 1963–64 season. However, his decline continued so severely that by March 1966, he performed his last appearance at the Metropolitan Opera. But he decided the improvement did not let him achieve again his self-imposed highest standards and he therefore ended his singing career in 1967, at 46. In 1971, London established the George London Foundation for Singers, $80,000 is given each year to the winners of an annual competition. In 1975, he directed the first Ring Cycle produced by Seattle Opera, from 1975 until 1977 he was general director of the Washington Opera. His voice was large, dark and resonant with a massive, although it was also rather thickly-textured, London at his best commanded a wide range of dynamics, from delicate pianississimi to resounding fortes
12. Preston Reed – Preston Reed is an American fingerstyle guitarist. He is noted for a playing style and compositional approach that integrates the percussive potential of the guitar body. Preston Reed learned guitar as a child on his fathers guitar and, for a short time, when he was 16 his interest was rekindled by Jorma Kaukonens acoustic guitar-playing in Hot Tuna. He took the guitar again and began to compose his own songs in the style of Leo Kottke and his first public performance was at Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C. in a concert with Allen Ginsberg. Reed moved to Scotland in 2000, Reed plays with his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once. He is also a player of blues or ballads reminiscent of Bill Evans, as a teenager, Reed was initially influenced by Leo Kottke and John Fahey and in the beginning of his career was a more traditional fingerstyle player. His guitar style is characterised by the use of effects he generates with both hands on various parts of the guitar body. He names them rim shots and bongo hits and he uses slap and tap techniques like slap harmonics or the generation of notes or whole chords with his left hand. He uses both hands for tapping and frets chords with his right hand and he often plays with both hands from above the guitars neck. In many of his compositions, Reed uses altered tunings characterized by very low bass string tunings, on his first recording Reed used a Martin D28 12-string and a Martin D28 6-string. He later used guitars made by the American luthier Michael Jacobson-Hardy, later he played Washburn guitars with Seymour Duncan pickups and in the second half of the 1990s a custom Adamas Long Neck Ovation. He now plays his signature models, acoustic Jumbo and Baritone from Bailey Guitars, Reed recorded his 2007 album Spirit with a semi-acoustic Yamaha AE-2000 guitar. Bruce Muckala Kaki King Andy McKee Preston Reed filmed by Dave Arcari - Ladies Night - video TED Talk, Usman Riaz and Preston Reed
13. Renata Scotto – Renata Scotto is an Italian soprano and opera director. She lives in Armonk, New York with her husband Lorenzo Anselmi, Renata Scotto was born in Savona, Italy. She made her debut in her home town on Christmas Eve of 1952 at the age of 18 in front of a sold-out house as Violetta in Verdis La traviata. The next day, she made her opera debut at the Teatro Nuovo in Milan as Violetta. Shortly after, she performed in her first Puccini opera, Madama Butterfly, both roles would later become closely associated with her name. In 1953, Scotto auditioned at La Scala for the role of Walter in Catalanis La Wally with Renata Tebaldi, after her audition, one of the judges, the conductor Victor de Sabata, was heard to say, Forget about the rest. La Wally opened on 7 December 1953 and Scotto was called back for fifteen curtain calls, Tebaldi and Del Monaco each received seven. Scottos major breakthrough came in 1957, At the Edinburgh Festival, the production was so successful that the company added an additional performance. Callas however declined to perform due to illness, saying that she had appeared in the other performances against her doctors orders. Scotto, covering the role of Amina, replaced Callas on 3 September 1957, the performance was a great success, and the 23-year-old Scotto became an international opera star. In 1961 she performed Amina again at Venices La Fenice with tenor Alfredo Kraus with whom she shared the same teacher, Mercedes Llopart, during the 1960s she became one of the leading singers in the belcanto revival initiated by Callas during the 1950s. She sang Bellinis Zaira and La straniera, plus Giulietta in Bellinis I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Donizettis Maria di Rohan, Meyerbeers Robert le Diable and other repertoire rarities. In 1964 she performed with La Scala at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and her American debut was as Mimì in La bohème at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1960, the same year she married violinist Lorenzo Anselmi. The couple has a daughter and a son, on 13 October 1965, Scotto made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly. She went on to sing more than 300 performances in 26 roles at the Met through 1987, with Luciano Pavarotti she opened the series of Live from the Met telecasts in 1977 with Puccinis La bohème. During the following years she starred in the telecasts of Manon Lescaut, Luisa Miller, Don Carlo, Il trittico, Francesca da Rimini and as Desdemona with Jon Vickers in Verdis Otello. She also sang regularly at the San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Dallas Opera, Royal Opera, London, Liceo, Barcelona, La Fenice, Venice, and Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. In addition she appeared in Madrid, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Trieste, Palermo, Roma, Berlin, Paris, Miami, Tokyo, Pittsburgh, in 1971, Scotto performed for a hostile audience for the first time in her career
14. Debora Shuger – Debora Kuller Shuger is a literary historian and scholar. She studies early modern, Renaissance, late 16th- and 17th century England and she writes about Tudor-Stuart literature, religious, political, and legal thought, neo-Latin, and censorship of that period. Shuger was born in Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, before her first birthday, her family moved to Rye, New York, where she lived until 3rd grade, when the family moved again, this time to Armonk, New York. During high school, she would slip away to attend classes at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx, which was then all male. She entered Carleton College as a freshman, married, and moved with her husband to Vanderbilt University and she earned her PhD from Stanford University. Shuger taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Arkansas before moving to UCLA, while in college, Shuger married Scott Shuger, who created the popular Todays Papers column for Slate. com. They had one daughter, Dale, who has worked as an actress, debora Shuger is domestically partnered to Russ Abbott. Shuger is the oldest of three sisters and her parents are Alan Kuller, retired Vice President for real estate of Caldor, and Nancy Schoenbrod Kuller, a sculptor and painter. Her sister Judy Verhave is Executive Vice-president for Compensation at Bank of New York Mellon, the youngest sister Lisa Kuller is a social worker in Fairfield, Connecticut. She contributed the essay on early Stuart religious literature to the Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature and her latest book challenges the assumption that early modern censorship was an instrument used by governmental power to punish dissent. Shugers previous book confronted the longstanding assumption that the English church had been complicit with the repressive hegemonic powers of government in this period. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sacred Rhetoric, the Christian grand style in the English Renaissance. Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance, Religion, Politics, the Renaissance Bible, Scholarship, Sacrifice, and Subjectivity. Religion and Culture in Renaissance England, political Theologies in Shakespeares England, the Sacred and the State in Measure for Measure. Censorship and Cultural Sensibility, the Regulation of Language in Tudor-Stuart England, Religion in Early Stuart England, 1603-1638, An Anthology of Primary Source. Review of Habits of Thought in the English Renaissance
15. Carol Weston – Carol Weston is an American writer. The author of sixteen books, both fiction and non-fiction, she has been the Dear Carol advice columnist at Girls Life since the magazines first issue in 1994. Her newest book is Speed of Life, which received starred reviews in Kirkus, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal, about Ava and Pip, the New York Times Book Review said, This is a book about sisterhood, but also a love letter to language. Also in this series, Ava and Taco Cat and AVA XOX, at Yale University, Weston majored in French and Spanish comparative literature, graduating summa cum laude in 1978. Her senior thesis was on Don Juan and Woman and she was a member of the Elizabethan Club and she earned her Masters in Spanish from Middlebury College in 1979. Weston also studied at Byram Hills High School in Armonk, New York and her first novel, The Diary of Melanie Martin, was translated into Italian and Czech, and became a four-book series set in Italy, Holland, Spain, and New York. Weston speaks at schools and been a guest on national television shows. Her online advice for adults and girls can be found at Howdini and she is a judge of the Young Writers Award at the New York Society Library. Of For Girls Only, USA Today said, There are so many dumb advice books that its a pleasure to find one that really works, westons first national byline was in Seventeen when she was 19. Her articles and essays have appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Brides, Parents, American Way, Middlebury Magazine. She has written quizzes for Seventeen and Cosmopolitan, essays for Glamour and McCalls, picturebook reviews for Redbook, Weston is the daughter of writers. Her father, William Weston, was a writer, director, and producer of documentaries including The Soviet Woman and her late mother, Marybeth Weston Lobdell, was an author and the garden editor of House & Garden. Her brothers are Eric Weston and author Mark Weston, Weston and her husband, playwright Rob Ackerman, met in Madrid, Spain, and have lived in Manhattan since 1985. They have two daughters and one cat
16. Mark Weston – Weston grew up in Armonk, New York and graduated from Brown University with a B. A. in History. He spent a year at the London School of Economics, then earned a law degree from the University of Texas. He has been a lawyer for ABC Television and a journalist for ABC News, and has written articles for the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News. His one-character play, Meet George Orwell has been performed at Trinity College Oxford, in 1991, Weston won enough money on TV’s Jeopardy. to start a company that makes geographical jigsaw puzzles for children. He sold his three years later to a larger puzzle company, F. X. Schmid, then lived with a Japanese family near Tokyo while researching Giants of Japan. Former Vice President Walter Mondale wrote the foreword, and Foreign Affairs called it “vivid, an excellent introduction to Japanese history. ”Giants of Japan went into paperback in 2002. Weston has also written a book, Honda, The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars. In 2004, Weston was a Visiting Scholar at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh and he completed his next book, Prophets and Princes, Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present, four years later. Wyche Fowler, a former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, wrote the foreword, westons interest in the Middle East and Far East began with a 9th grade class in non-Western studies that Herb Klinger taught at Byram Hills High School, Armonk. Weston is the son of writers and his mother, Marybeth Little Weston, was a poet, and the garden editor of House & Garden magazine during the 1970s. His sister, Carol Weston, is also a writer, the author of a dozen books of fiction and advice
17. Bernie Williams – Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. is a Puerto Rican former professional baseball player and musician. He played his entire 16-year career in Major League Baseball with the New York Yankees from 1991 through 2006, a center fielder, Williams was a member of four World Series championship teams with the Yankees. He ended his career with a.297 batting average,287 home runs,1,257 runs batted in,1,366 runs scored and he was a five-time MLB All-Star and won four Gold Glove Awards. He also won the Silver Slugger Award and American League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award, known for his consistency and post-season heroics, Williams is one of the most beloved Yankees of all time and his number,51, was retired by the Yankees in May 2015. Williams is also a trained guitarist. Following his absence from baseball, he has released two jazz albums and he was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2009. Bernabé Williams Figueroa Jr. was born to Bernabé Williams Figueroa Sr. a merchant marine and dispatcher, and Rufina Williams, the Williams family lived in the Bronx until Bernie was one year old, when they moved to Puerto Rico. Growing up, Williams played classical guitar as well as baseball and he was also active in track and field, winning medals at an international meet at the age of 15. In 1985, Roberto Rivera, a scout for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, discovered Williams and Williams friend, though Rivera was not interested in González, who he perceived as not taking the game seriously, he wanted to sign Williams. However, Williams was a few months shy of his 17th birthday, the Yankees put Williams in a training camp in Connecticut, near the home of scouting director Doug Melvin. The Yankees officially signed Williams on his 17th birthday, while playing in minor league baseball, Williams took a course on biology at the University of Puerto Rico, and considered undertaking a pre-medical track as an undergraduate student. Deciding that he could not excel at baseball and medicine at the same time, playing for the Yankees Double-A team in Albany, he continued to develop his athletic skills – particularly as a switch hitter. Although viewed as a prospect by Yankee management, his rise to the Majors was delayed by the solid outfield that the team had developed in the early 1990s. Williams managed to break into the majors in 1991 to replace the injured Roberto Kelly for the half of that season. He batted.238 in 320 at bats and he was demoted to the minors until Danny Tartabull was injured, and Williams earned his stay at center by putting up solid numbers. Williams had become the regular Yankees center fielder by 1993, however, Williams got off to a slow start that season, and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, impatient with Williams, insisted that Gene Michael, the teams general manager, trade him. Michael discussed trading Williams for Larry Walker with the Montreal Expos, in his first full season with the Yankees, Williams had a.268 batting average. Buck Showalter helped keep him with the Yankees through 1995, when George Steinbrenner sought to trade him, Steinbrenner was frustrated by the teams difficulty in placing him in any of the traditional baseball player molds