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Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. is an American actor, director and screenwriter. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi, which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, he plays Frank Reynolds on the FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He is known for his film roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Batman Returns, Get Shorty, Mars Attacks!, L. A. Confidential, Man on the Moon, Wiener-Dog, most Dumbo, he is known for his voice roles in such films as Space Jam and The Lorax. DeVito and Michael Shamberg founded Jersey Films. Soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner; the production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, Freedom Writers. DeVito owned Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel.

DeVito was one of the producers nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Erin Brockovich. DeVito's short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth. DeVito was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, the son of Daniel DeVito Sr. a small business owner, Julia DeVito. He grew up with his parents and two older sisters, he is of Italian descent. He was raised in New Jersey. DeVito was raised as a Catholic; when he was 14, he persuaded his father to send him to boarding school to "keep him out of trouble", graduated from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, in 1962. He trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated in 1966. In his early theater days, he performed with the Colonnades Theater Lab at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, and, along with his future wife Rhea Perlman, appeared in plays produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. DeVito played Martini in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, reprising his role from the 1971 off-Broadway play of the same title.

After his time on Taxi ended, DeVito began a successful film career, first appearing as Vernon Dalhart in the 1983 hit Terms of Endearment. In 1986, DeVito starred in Ruthless People with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold, in 1987 he made his feature-directing debut with the dark comedy Throw Momma from the Train, in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey, he reunited with Douglas and Turner two years in The War of the Roses, which he directed and in which he co-starred. DeVito's work during this time included Other People's Money with Gregory Peck. Although a comic actor, DeVito expanded into dramatic roles with The Rainmaker. A. Confidential. DeVito has an interest in documentaries. In 2006 he began a partnership with Morgan Freeman's company ClickStar, for whom he hosts the documentary channel Jersey Docs, he was interviewed in the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car about his interest in and ownership of electric vehicles. In April 2012, DeVito made his West End acting debut in a revival of the Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark, alongside Richard Griffiths.

It previewed at the Savoy Theatre in London from April 27, 2012, opened on May 17, played a limited 12-week season until July 28. DeVito made his Broadway debut in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Arthur Miller play The Price as Gregory Solomon, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award; the production began preview performances at the American Airlines Theatre on February 16, 2017, opened on March 16 for a limited run-through on May 7. DeVito has become a major television producer. DeVito founded Jersey Films in 1991, producing films like Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich and Garden State. In 1999, he produced and co-starred in Man on the Moon, a film about the unusual life of his former Taxi co-star Andy Kaufman, played in the film by Jim Carrey. DeVito produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!, the film spin-off Reno 911!: Miami, the upcoming revival on Quibi. DeVito made his directorial debut in 1984 with The Ratings Game, he directed and starred in Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Matilda, Death to Smoochy and Duplex.

The War of the Roses was a commercial and critical success, as was the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda. He directed the TV movie Queen B in 2005. DeVito has directed eight short films between 1973 an

Norm Sloan

Norman Lesley Sloan Jr. was an American college basketball player and coach. Sloan was a native of Indiana and played college basketball and football at North Carolina State University, he began a long career as a basketball coach months after graduating from college in 1951, he was the men's basketball head coach at Presbyterian College, The Citadel, North Carolina State University, two stints as at the University of Florida. Over a career that spanned thirty-eight seasons, Sloan was named conference coach of the year five times and won the 1974 national championship at North Carolina State, his alma mater, he was nicknamed "Stormin' Norman" due to his combative nature with the media, his players, school administrators, his collegiate coaching career ended in controversy when Florida's basketball program was under investigation in 1989, though Sloan claimed that he was treated unfairly. Sloan was born in Anderson, Indiana in 1926 to Mary Sloan, he is of English descent through his 4th great-grandfather.

He attended Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis. Sloan received an athletic scholarship to attend North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he played guard for coach Everett Case's NC State Wolfpack from 1947 to 1949, he was one of Case's original six "Hoosier Hotshots," a group of high school stars Case recruited from Indiana. As a member of the Wolfpack, Sloan was a classmate and teammate of Vic Bubas, who coached the Duke Blue Devils from 1959 to 1969. Sloan was a member of three Wolfpack teams that won Southern Conference championships in 1947, 1948 and 1949. During the fall semesters, he played on the NC State Wolfpack football team as a reserve quarterback and was a member of the school's track and field team. Sloan quit the basketball team before his senior year due to an ongoing dispute with Case over playing time. Instead, he concentrated on football for coach Beattie Feathers and saw the field more as the backup to starter Ed Mooney. Sloan graduated from NC State with a bachelor's degree in education in 1951.

Soon after graduating from NC State in 1951, Sloan was hired at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina to be the school's head basketball coach and an assistant football coach. He led the basketball team from 1951 to 1955, his Presbyterian Blue Hose men's basketball teams compiled a 69–36 record in four seasons, including conference championships and berths in the NAIA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament in his first and last seasons at the school. Sloan left for Memphis State University in 1955 to serve as an assistant for the Memphis Tigers under head coach Eugene Lambert; the Tigers went 20-7 during Sloan's single season at the school and earned the program's first berth in the NCAA Tournament. In 1956, Sloan was named the head coach at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina to take over a basketball program which had won a total of two games over the previous two seasons, his first Bulldogs team in 1957 went 11-14 and won the George Mikan Award for Most Improved Team in the Nation, Sloan was named the coach of the year by the South Carolina Sportswriters Association.

The Citadel posted winning seasons over the next three years and made their first appearance in the Southern Conference championship game in 1959. Sloan's overall record at the school was 57–38. In 1960, Sloan was hired as the first full-time basketball coach at the University of Florida, where an assistant football coach had been assigned to coach basketball due to the school's lack of emphasis on the sport up to that time, his Florida Gators men's basketball teams tallied an 85–63 record in six seasons, including the school's first victory over an Adolph Rupp-coached Kentucky Wildcats team in 1965. He was unable to get the Gators into postseason play during this time. Nonetheless, he built a foundation for a basketball program that had been, according to Florida historian Norm Carlson, "essentially an intramural program playing at the intercollegiate level." The Miami Herald dubbed Sloan the "father of UF hoops" for his achievements in the 1960s. Sloan was named head coach at his alma mater, North Carolina State, in 1966, his NC State Wolfpack basketball teams won three Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 1970, 1973 and 1974.

His 1973 Wolfpack team was undefeated but missed that year's NCAA tournament due to questions about the recruiting of high school phenomenon David Thompson. A year he led the Wolfpack to a 30–1 record and the school's first NCAA national championship. En route, the Wolfpack defeated the UCLA Bruins in the NCAA Final Four, ending UCLA coach John Wooden's run of seven straight NCAA championships. Sloan's Wolfpack beat 76 -- 64, in the 1974 NCAA championship game. Sloan's overall win-loss record at NC State was 266–127 in fourteen seasons, his greatest teams included legendary players such as Thompson, Tommy Burleson, Moe Rivers, Tim Stoddard, Kenny Carr, Monte Towe. "Stormin' Norman" was as well known for his garish red-and-white plaid sports coat as he was for his ACC battles with Lefty Driesell at Maryland and Dean Smith at North Carolina. He was selected the National Coach of the Year in 1973 by Basketball Weekly, again in 1974 by the USBWA and the Associated Press. A salary dispute with the athletic director at NC State caused Sloan to leave the school, the construction of the modern O'Connell Center basketball arena at the University of Florida helped convince Sloan to return to Gainesville in 1980.

After three losing seasons, he turned the Florida Gators basketball program around for a second time by convinci

Shantabai Kamble

Shantabai Krushnaji Kamble is a Marathi writer and Dalit activist. She wrote the first female Dalit autobiography. Shantabai Krushnaji Kamble was born in a Mahar Dalit family on 1 March 1923, her birthplace was Mahud, located in Solapur. She was from a poor family; the social and economic status of her community was quite low. In India, the traditional attitude towards those belonging to the lower castes can be summed up as: "Education is not their cup of tea." So education was prohibited for the members of her community. Worse, she was female and girls did not go to school in those days, but her parents decided to send her to school because of her extraordinary talent. It is known through her autobiographical extract Naja Goes to School- and Doesn't that she was awarded with three rupees scholarship "a month for paper and notebooks and so on." According to a newspaper article, "As an untouchable, she not allowed to enter the class-room and has to go through the humiliating experience of sitting outside the class and imbibing whatever she could."

Shantabai Kamble's autobiography Majya Jalmachi Chittarkatha translated as The Kaleidoscope Story of My Life was published as a complete book in 1986. First presented to reading audience in Purva Magazine in 1983, it was tele-serialzed for the viewers as Najuka on the Mumbai Doordarshan in 1990 and further translated into French and English. Kamble started writing her Chittarkatha post her retirement as a teacher, it is considered the first autobiographical narrative by a Dalit woman writer. This book is included in the University of Mumbai's syllabus. Chiefly the book raises the issue of two-fold marginalisation and oppression one, faced by the Dalit group at the hands of'Upper Caste' and secondly gendered discrimination towards women through their male patriarchal peers. In this context she portrays her struggle as a Dalit women writer. In the dedication to her book she writes, "To my Aaye-Appa who worked the entire day in the hot glaring sun and without water, through the drudgery of labour, with hunger pinching their stomach, educated me and brought me from darkness into light."

Pioneering autobiography: Untouchable castes' woman from India Shantabai Kamble. "Najuka" Marathi Series on doordarshan. Poisoned Bread: Translations from Modern Marathi Dalit Literature By Arjuna ḌāṅgaḷeContributor Arjuna Ḍāṅgaḷe Edition: reprint