Robert De Niro
Robert Anthony De Niro is an American actor and director who has both Italian and American citizenship. He was cast as the young Vito Corleone in the 1974 film The Godfather Part II and his longtime collaboration with director Martin Scorsese earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jake La Motta in the 1980 film Raging Bull. He received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2003, the Golden Globe Cecil B, deMille Award in 2010, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016. De Niros first major roles were in the sports drama, Bang the Drum Slowly. He earned Academy Award nominations for the psychological thrillers Taxi Driver and Cape Fear, De Niro received additional nominations for Michael Ciminos Vietnam war drama, The Deer Hunter, Penny Marshalls drama Awakenings, and David O. Russells romantic comedy-drama, Silver Linings Playbook. His portrayal of gangster Jimmy Conway in Scorseses crime film, other notable performances include roles in Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables and Casino.
He has directed and starred in such as the crime drama A Bronx Tale. Robert Anthony De Niro was born in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan, New York, the son of Virginia Admiral and Robert De Niro Sr. Both of his parents were painters, his father was of half Italian and half Irish descent, while his mother was of half German ancestry, with her other roots being French and Dutch. De Niros parents, who had met at the classes of Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts. De Niro was raised by his mother in the Greenwich Village and his father lived within walking distance and De Niro spent much time with him as he grew up. His mother was raised Presbyterian but became an atheist as an adult, against his parents wishes, his grandparents had him secretly baptized into the Catholic Church while he was staying with them during his parents divorce. De Niro attended PS41, an elementary school in Manhattan. He went to Elisabeth Irwin High School, the upper school of the Little Red School House. He was accepted into the High School of Music and Art for the ninth grade, De Niro began high school at the private McBurney School and attended the private Rhodes Preparatory School, although he never graduated from either.
Nicknamed Bobby Milk for his pallor, De Niro hung out with a group of kids as a youth in Little Italy. The direction of his future had already been foreshadowed by his debut at age 10. Along with finding relief from shyness through performing, he was fixated by cinema and he studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory, as well as Lee Strasbergs Actors Studio
Home Box Office is an American premium cable and satellite television network that is owned by Time Warner through its respective flagship company Home Box Office, Inc. HBO is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay television service in the United States, in 2014, HBO had an adjusted operating income of US$1.79 billion, compared to the US$1.68 billion it accrued in 2013. HBO has 49 million subscribers in the United States and 130 million worldwide as of 2016, the network provides seven 24-hour multiplex channels, including HBO Comedy, HBO Latino, HBO Signature and HBO Family. It launched the streaming service HBO Now in April 2015, and has over 2 million subscribers in the United States as of February 2017. In addition to its U. S. subscriber base, HBO distributes content in at least 151 countries, HBO subscribers generally pay for an extra tier of service that includes other cable- and satellite-exclusive channels even before paying for the channel itself. Cable providers can require the use of a converter box – usually digital – in order to receive HBO, many HBO programs have been syndicated to other networks and broadcast television stations, and a number of HBO-produced series and films have been released on DVD.
The new system, which Dolan named Sterling Information Services, became the first urban underground cable system in the United States. In that same year, Time-Life, Inc. purchased a 20% stake in Dolans company, in the summer of 1971, while on a family vacation in France, Charles Dolan began to think of ideas to make Sterling Manhattan profitable. He came up with the concept for a television service. Dolan presented his idea to Time-Life management, though satellite distribution seemed only a distant possibility at the time, he persuaded Time-Life to back him on the project. To gauge whether consumers would be interested in subscribing to a pay television service, in a meeting of Dolan and some Time-Life executives who were working on the project, various other names were discussed for the new service. Home Box Office launched on November 8,1972, however, HBOs launch came without fanfare in the press, as it was not covered by any local or national media outlets. Home Box Office distributed its first sports event immediately after the film, Four months in February 1973, Home Box Office aired its first television special, the Pennsylvania Polka Festival.
Home Box Office would use a network of relay towers to distribute its programming to cable systems throughout its service area. Sterling Manhattan Cable continued to lose money because the company had only a small base of 20,000 customers in Manhattan. Time-Life dropped the Sterling name and the company was renamed Manhattan Cable Television under Time-Lifes control in March 1973, Gerald Levin, who had been with Home Box Office since it began operations as its vice president of programming, replaced Dolan as the companys president and chief executive officer. In September 1973, Time-Life, Inc. completed its acquisition of the pay service. HBO would eventually increase its fortunes within two years, by April 1975, the service had around 100,000 subscribers in Pennsylvania and New York state, in 1974, they settled on using a geostationary communications satellite to transmit HBO to cable providers throughout the United States
Pale Rider is a 1985 American western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood, who stars in the lead role. The title is a reference to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the film, which took in nearly $41 million at the box office, became the highest grossing Western of the 1980s. The plot has similarities with the plot from the 1953 film. While leaving, they shoot a dog belonging to fourteen-year-old Megan Wheeler, as Megan buries her dog in the woods and prays for a miracle, thunder rolls and a stranger rides down the slopes. Megans mother, Sarah, is being courted by Hull Barret, when Hull heads to town to pick up supplies, four of the thugs begin to beat him with axe staves but he is rescued by the stranger. Hull invites him to dinner and while the stranger is washing, shortly after, he appears wearing a clerical collar and is thereafter called Preacher. Coy LaHoods son Josh attempts to scare the Preacher off with a show of strength from his giant work-hand, who breaks a large rock in half with a single hammer blow.
When Club attempts to attack the Preacher, he hits Club in the face with his hammer and delivers a blow to Clubs groin, the miners now team together to smash the rest of the boulder. Meanwhile, Coy LaHood returns from Sacramento and is furious to learn about the Preacher’s arrival, failing to bribe the Preacher into settling in the town instead, LaHood is persuaded to offer the miners $1000 per claim provided they evacuate within 24 hours. LaHood threatens to hire a corrupt Marshal named Stockburn to clear them out if they refuse, the miners initially consider accepting the offer but when Hull reminds them of their purpose and sacrifices, they decide to stay and fight. The next morning, the Preacher leaves without notice, meanwhile the miners find that LaHoods men have blown up the creek running through their camp, causing it to dam up. They have a brief discussion but agree to stay and continue mining the now drying creek bed. Megan, who has grown fond of the Preacher, goes looking for him and rides into the Lahood strip mining camp, at that moment, the Preacher arrives on horseback and rescues Megan, shooting Josh in the hand in the process.
Spider Conway, a miner at the camp, recovers a large gold nugget and rides into town, after gunning him down, Stockburn tells Spiders sons to tell the Preacher to meet him in town the next morning. The following morning, the Preacher and Hull blow up LaHoods site with dynamite, to stop Hull from following him, the Preacher scares off Hulls horse and rides into town alone. In the gun fight that follows he kills all but two of LaHoods men and then, one by one, all six of Stockburn’s deputies as they spread through the town searching for him. When he goes face-to-face with Stockburn, the latter recognizes him in disbelief, the Preacher draws first and shoots him, sending six bullets out through his back, before shooting him in the head. LaHood, watching from his office, aims a rifle at the Preacher, only to be shot and killed by Hull, the Preacher nods at Hull and remarks, Long walk, before galloping toward the snow-capped mountains
Nazi Germany is the common English name for the period in German history from 1933 to 1945, when Germany was governed by a dictatorship under the control of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Under Hitlers rule, Germany was transformed into a fascist state in which the Nazi Party took totalitarian control over all aspects of life. The official name of the state was Deutsches Reich from 1933 to 1943, the period is known under the names the Third Reich and the National Socialist Period. The Nazi regime came to an end after the Allied Powers defeated Germany in May 1945, Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany by the President of the Weimar Republic Paul von Hindenburg on 30 January 1933. The Nazi Party began to eliminate all opposition and consolidate its power. Hindenburg died on 2 August 1934, and Hitler became dictator of Germany by merging the powers and offices of the Chancellery, a national referendum held 19 August 1934 confirmed Hitler as sole Führer of Germany. All power was centralised in Hitlers person, and his word became above all laws, the government was not a coordinated, co-operating body, but a collection of factions struggling for power and Hitlers favour.
In the midst of the Great Depression, the Nazis restored economic stability and ended mass unemployment using heavy military spending, extensive public works were undertaken, including the construction of Autobahnen. The return to economic stability boosted the regimes popularity, especially antisemitism, was a central feature of the regime. The Germanic peoples were considered by the Nazis to be the purest branch of the Aryan race, millions of Jews and other peoples deemed undesirable by the state were murdered in the Holocaust. Opposition to Hitlers rule was ruthlessly suppressed, members of the liberal and communist opposition were killed, imprisoned, or exiled. The Christian churches were oppressed, with many leaders imprisoned, education focused on racial biology, population policy, and fitness for military service. Career and educational opportunities for women were curtailed and tourism were organised via the Strength Through Joy program, and the 1936 Summer Olympics showcased the Third Reich on the international stage.
Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels made effective use of film, mass rallies, the government controlled artistic expression, promoting specific art forms and banning or discouraging others. Beginning in the late 1930s, Nazi Germany made increasingly aggressive territorial demands and it seized Austria and Czechoslovakia in 1938 and 1939. Hitler made a pact with Joseph Stalin and invaded Poland in September 1939. In alliance with Italy and smaller Axis powers, Germany conquered most of Europe by 1940, reichskommissariats took control of conquered areas, and a German administration was established in what was left of Poland. Jews and others deemed undesirable were imprisoned, murdered in Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps, following the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, the tide gradually turned against the Nazis, who suffered major military defeats in 1943
The Howard Stern Show
The Howard Stern Show is an American talk radio show hosted by Howard Stern. It gained wide recognition when it was syndicated on terrestrial radio from 1986 to 2005. The show has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio, a satellite radio service, since 2006. Other prominent staff members include co-host and news anchor Robin Quivers, writer Fred Norris, the show developed in 1979 when Stern landed his first morning shift at WCCC in Hartford, four years into his professional radio career. He continued to break out as a morning personality at WWWW in Detroit, Michigan in 1980, in 1982, Sterns success in Washington led to a spot at WNBC in New York City, where he hosted the citys top afternoon show until his firing in 1985. In the New York area, the show was the morning program consecutively between 1994 and 2001. A total of $2.5 million in fines were issued to station licensees that carried the show by the Federal Communications Commission, following Sterns contract with Sirius in 2004, the show left terrestrial radio in December 2005.
Since 1994, the show has been taped and broadcast on networks, including E. CBS, and HowardTV. An upcoming audio and video streaming app is currently in development, Stern landed his first professional radio job while at Boston University, performing on-air skits, news casting and production duties at WNTN in Newton, Massachusetts from August to December 1975. After his graduation, Stern landed some cover shifts in December 1976 at WRNW and he produced more creative commercials by calling the owners of businesses on the air, which he wrote was mind-blowing to everyone there. In 1979, Stern responded to an advertisement for a wild, fun morning guy at WCCC, rock station in Hartford and he produced a more outrageous audition tape, playing Robert Klein and Cheech and Chong records mixed with flatulence routines and one-liners. He was hired for the job, his first in a radio market. As the stations public affairs director, Stern hosted an interview show on Sunday mornings. He would ask more unusual type questions to his guests, such as their dating habits, Stern held a two-day boycott of Shell Oil Company during the summer of the 1979 energy crisis, which made Stern and the station make national news.
Stern began his Dial-a-Date routines at WCCC, and met Fred Norris, Norris would join the show as Sterns writer and producer in 1981. After Stern left WCCC for being denied a raise in salary, he began a new morning shift at WWWW, a struggling rock outlet in Detroit, Michigan on April 21,1980. He learned to become more open on the air and decided to cut down the barriers. strip down all the ego. and be totally honest. I still sounded like an FM announcer. Stern held an event and wrestled women outside the studios, and invited listeners to confess the most outrageous places where they had sex
Law & Order
Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on cable networks. Law & Order premiered on September 13,1990, and completed its 20th, at the time of its cancellation, Law & Order was the longest-running crime drama on American primetime television. Its record of 20 seasons is a tie with Gunsmoke for the longest-running live-action scripted American prime-time series with ongoing characters, although it has fewer episodes than Gunsmoke, Law & Order ranks as the longest-running hour-long primetime TV series. Gunsmoke, for its first six seasons, was originally a half-hour program, plots are often based on real cases that recently made headlines, although the motivation for the crime and the perpetrator may be different. The show has been noted for its revolving cast over the years, the success of the series has led to the creation of additional shows, making Law & Order a franchise, with a television film, several video games, and international adaptations of the series.
It has won and has been nominated for awards over the years. On May 14,2010, NBC announced that it had canceled Law & Order, in July 2010, however, he indicated that those attempts had failed and declared that the series had now moved to the history books. However, in February 2015, rumors started that NBC was planning to bring the back for 10 episodes. In May 2015, former star Sam Waterston announced to The Hollywood Reporter that he supports and would join a revival of Law & Order, Youre darn right. Creator Dick Wolf has expressed wanting to use a L&O revival to do a ripped from the headlines story-line surrounding the trial of Robert Durst. Everybody who knows me knows its something I want to do, he continued, at the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour, Wolf noted everyone wants a revival, It is a question of. Most of the involved are very successful in their careers. To try to get everything in sequence is more difficult than it looks on the outside. I would love to do it if we can make it work, in 1988, Dick Wolf developed a concept for a new television series that would depict a relatively optimistic picture of the American criminal justice system.
He initially toyed with the idea of calling it Night & Day, the first half of each episode would follow two detectives and their commanding officer as they investigate a violent crime. The second half of the episode would follow the District Attorneys Office, through this, Law & Order would be able to investigate some of the larger issues of the day by focusing on stories that were based on real cases making headlines. Wolf took the idea to then-president of Universal Television Kerry McCluggage, who pointed out the similarity to a 1963 series titled Arrest and Trial, which lasted one season
The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons and skills. It is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, the Fulbright Program provides 8,000 grants annually to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university lecturing, and classroom teaching. The Fulbright Program is administered by cooperating organizations like the Institute of International Education and it operates in over 160 countries around the world. The U. S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Program from an appropriation from the U. S. Congress. Additional direct and in-kind support comes from governments, corporations. In each of 49 countries, a bi-national Fulbright Commission administers, in countries without a Fulbright Commission but that have an active program, the Public Affairs Section of the U. S. Embassy oversees the Fulbright Program. More than 360,000 persons have participated in the program since it began, fifty-four Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes, eighty-two have won Pulitzer Prizes.
In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright proposed a bill to use the proceeds from selling surplus U. S. government war property to international exchange between the U. S. and other countries. The bill devised a plan to forgo the debts foreign countries amassed during the war and it was through the belief that this program would be an essential vehicle to promote peace and mutual understanding between individuals and future leaders wherever they may be. If we do not want to die together in war, we must learn to live together in peace. On August 1,1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, since it began, the program has operated on a bi-national basis, each country active in the Fulbright Program has entered into an agreement with the U. S. government. The first countries to sign agreements were Cuba in 1947 and Burma, the Philippines, Educational exchange can turn nations into people, contributing as no other form of communication can to the humanizing of international relations.
The Fulbright Program works two ways, U. S. citizens may receive funding to go to a foreign country, citizens may come to the U. S. Fulbright grants are offered in almost all academic disciplines except clinical medical research involving patient contact. Fulbright grantees fields of study span the arts, social sciences, mathematics and physical sciences. Student Program offers fellowships for U. S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to research, the Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to conduct research and study in the United States. Some scholarships are renewed after the year of study. This program is currently on hiatus, the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships award up to four U. S. students the opportunity to study the power of music as a cultural force abroad. Fellows conduct research for one year on projects of their own design about a chosen musical aspect
Samuel Atkinson Sam Waterston is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Emmy awards, having starred in over eighty film and he has starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having cultivated a following with his quietly charismatic. Waterston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2012, the third of four siblings, was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother, Alice Tucker, a painter, was of English ancestry. His father, George Chychele Waterston, was an immigrant from Leith, Waterston attended both the Brooks School, a boarding school in North Andover, where his father taught, and the Groton School in Groton, Massachusetts. He entered Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, on a scholarship in 1958, after graduating from Yale, he attended the Clinton Playhouse for several months. Waterston attended the Sorbonne in Paris and the American Actors Workshop, the classically trained Waterston has numerous stage credits to his name.
For example, he played an award-winning Benedick in Joseph Papps production of William Shakespeares Much Ado About Nothing and he continues live theater work during the summers, often seen acting at places like Long Wharf Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven. Waterston made his debut in 1965s The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean. He starred as Tom in a 1973 television film adaptation of Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie, the film featured Michael Moriarty, whom Waterston replaced as the Executive Assistant District Attorney on Law & Order. One of his roles was opposite Jeff Bridges in the western comedy Rancho Deluxe in 1975. Other films include Savages, The Great Gatsby, Journey Into Fear, Capricorn One, Heavens Gate, Hopscotch, in 1985, he co-starred in Robert Prestons final television film with Mary Tyler Moore, Finnegan Begin Again. Also with Moore, Waterston played the role in Lincoln. Other roles include Assault at West Point with Samuel L. Jackson, The Man in the Moon, Waterston is a six-time Emmy Award nominee, as well as a winner of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Aside from Law & Order, other roles include D. A. Forrest Bedford in Ill Fly Away. He had a role in an episode segment on the TV series Amazing Stories called Mirror Mirror. In 1994, Waterston debuted as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in the season of the television series Law & Order
Courage Under Fire
Courage Under Fire is a 1996 American war film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington and Meg Ryan. It is the collaboration between Denzel Washington and director Edward Zwick. The film was released in the United States on July 12,1996, while serving in the Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Serling accidentally destroys one of his own tanks during a confusing night-time battle, killing his friend Captain Boylar. The US Army covers up the details and transfers Serling to a desk job, Serling is assigned to determine if Captain Karen Emma Walden should be the first woman to receive a Medal of Honor. She was the commander of a Medevac Huey that was sent to rescue the crew of a shot-down Black Hawk, when she encountered a T-54, her crew destroyed it by dropping a fuel bladder onto the tank and igniting it with a flare gun. However, her own helicopter was shot soon after. The two crews were unable to join forces, and when the survivors were rescued the next day, Serling notices inconsistencies between the testimonies of Waldens crew.
Specialist Andrew Ilario, the medic, praises Walden strongly, Staff Sergeant John Monfriez claims that Walden was a coward and that he led the crew in combat and improvised the fuel bladder weapon. Sergeant Altameyer, who is dying in a hospital, complains about a fire, warrant Officer One Rady, the co-pilot, was injured early on and unconscious throughout. Furthermore, the crew of the Black Hawk claim that they heard firing from an M16, under pressure from the White House and his commander, Brigadier General Hershberg, to wrap things up quickly, Serling leaks the story to newspaper reporter Tony Gartner to prevent another cover-up. When Serling grills Monfriez during a car ride, Monfriez forces him to get out of the vehicle at gunpoint, Serling tracks Ilario down, and Ilario finally tells him the truth. Monfriez wanted to flee, which would mean abandoning Rady, when Walden refused, he pulled a gun on her. Walden shot an enemy who appeared behind Monfriez, but Monfriez thought she was firing at him and shot Walden in the stomach, the next morning, the enemy attacked again as a rescue party approached.
Walden covered her mens retreat, firing an M16, Monfriez told the rescuers that Walden was dead, so they left without her. Napalm was dropped on the entire area, Altameyer tried to expose Monfriezs lie at the time, but was too injured to speak, and Ilario was too scared of the court-martial Walden had threatened them with and remained silent. Serling presents his final report to Hershberg, Waldens young daughter receives the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Later, Serling tells the truth to the Boylars about the manner of their sons death, the Boylars tell Serling he must put down the burden at some point. In the last moments, Serling has a flashback of when he was standing by Boylars destroyed tank, Serling suddenly realises Walden was the Huey pilot. S
Holocaust highlighted numerous important events which occurred up to and during World War II, such as Kristallnacht, the creation of Jewish ghettos and later, the use of gas chambers. Throughout the series, each member of the Weiss family experiences hardships and are led to a terrible fate, with the exception of Rudi. Dr. Weiss is a doctor from Berlin. After losing his right to treat Aryan patients, he is deported to Poland for being a foreign citizen and he becomes a member of the Judenrat for the Warsaw Ghetto. Josef is sent to Auschwitz along with his wife for attempting to save Jews from the Warsaw Ghettos liquidation process, at Auschwitz, he is assigned to road labor for Uncle Kurt, who is trying to save several Jews by having them work for him. Uncle Kurt is punished for using Jews when he should not have done so, mrs. Berta Weiss, after her husbands deportation, survives with the help of Inga and her family. She is deported to the Warsaw Ghetto to be reunited with Josef, Berta obtains a job teaching at the school before eventually being sent to the gas chamber.
Karl Weiss is arrested and sent to Buchenwald, later, a family friend of Ingas, Heinz Muller, has Karl transferred to Theresienstadt where he works in the art studio. He and the other artists secretly make pictures depicting the reality of the Ghetto, when the pictures are discovered, the artists are tortured by the SS and all but Karl die. Karl is transferred to Auschwitz and put on the Sonderkommandos, Karls health deteriorates badly and he dies in 1945, on the day Auschwitz is liberated. Rudi Weiss, having fled from Germany, goes to Czechoslovakia and they escape together to the Ukraine where they fight for years with Jewish partisans, led by Uncle Sasha, a doctor who lost his family earlier in the war. After fighting against both SS and Ukrainian soldiers, Rudi is ultimately captured, and Helena is shot and killed, Rudi wakes up in Sobibor where he meets Leon Feldhandler and Alexander Pechersky and escapes during the uprising. Rudi decides to travel back through Europe and find his family.
Moses Weiss owns a pharmacy in Warsaw, when Josef and the Lowys are deported, he finds a place for them to stay. Like his brother, he is put on the Judenrat, after hearing that the SS is planning to kill all Jews in Europe, he starts a resistance movement. This movement fights against the SS in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and they are initially successful, but the SS discovers their secret hiding places and uses gas to force them to walk out and face the wall, where they are all shot. Karls wife, eventually sacrifices her freedom to him in Theresienstadt where he is commissioned as an artist. Desperately trying throughout most of the series to reach Karl in various camps, threatening to keep her husband involved in heavy physical work if she does not acquiesce to his requests, the SS sergeant rapes her
George Joseph Moriarty was an American third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball from 1903 to 1940. He played for the Chicago Cubs, New York Highlanders, Detroit Tigers, Moriarty was born in Chicago, where he grew up near the Union Stock Yards. He made his league debut on September 7,1903 at the age of 19 with the Cubs. He was an average hitter but an outstanding baserunner, with 20 or more bases in eight consecutive seasons and 248 career stolen bases. He played his last major league game on May 4,1916 with the White Sox, afterward, he became an American League umpire from 1917 to 1940, interrupted only by a 2-year stint as manager of the Tigers in 1927-28. He was one of the ALs most highly regarded umpires in his era, working in the 1921,1925,1930,1933 &1935 World Series, on Memorial Day in 1932, Moriarty worked behind the plate for a Cleveland Indians home game against the White Sox. When several Chicago players took exception to his calls, he challenged them to settle the dispute under the stands of League Park after the game, pitcher Milt Gaston took him on first but Moriarty knocked him flat, breaking his hand.
Several White Sox, including manager Lew Fonseca and catcher and future AL umpire Charlie Berry, the next day, AL president Will Harridge issued numerous fines and a 10-day suspension for Gaston. It is reported that once while Moriarty was umpiring, none other than Babe Ruth stepped out of the batters box, when he did so, Ruth reportedly replied, Just as I thought, only one I. The baseball card shown to the left of this text, Moriarty was noted for coming to the defense of Tiger slugger Hank Greenberg in the 1935 World Series, when he warned several Chicago Cubs to stop yelling antisemitic slurs at Greenberg. When they defied him and kept up the abuse, he took the step of clearing the entire Chicago bench—a move that got him fined by longtime Commissioner/Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. In his biography, Greenberg recalled, Much in my career George Moriarty, back in the early 1900s he played third base for Detroit, and he used to steal home. Somebody wrote a poem about him, and the title was Never Die on Third Moriarty, all through the rest of his life George felt he knew something about stealing home.
When he was umpiring on third base, and on occasion when Id get on third, I never had the guts enough to try, because I didn’t think I could make it. Id run down the line, and hed keep insisting that I take a bigger lead, I was always afraid that I was going to get picked off. But it was interesting to see Moriarty, who was umpiring at third base and it became a joke among the players, but I never got up the nerve to try it. Despite his combative field persona Moriarty was quite congenial off the field, on the other hand, during 1944 divorce proceedings his wife testified, His attitude toward the next-door neighbors was of intense hatred for no reason whatever. One time he heard the neighbors radio and he was so angry he carried our radio to the open window next to the neighbor and turned it on full blast for about three hours
London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is a drama school situated in the west of London, United Kingdom. LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK, lAMDAs president is Timothy West and its Principal is Joanna Read. It is registered as a company under the name LAMDA Ltd, there is an associate organisation in America under the name LAMDA in America, Inc. previously known as The American Friends of LAMDA. LAMDA accredited examinations at Level 3 or above are recognised within the UCAS Tariff system, as an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, LAMDA receives funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. This means that eligible UK/EU students are able to access loans to assist with their tuition fees, in addition, LAMDA and the Conservatoire have a range of scholarships and bursaries available. The London Academy of Music was founded by Henry Wylde in 1861, providing training for, and examinations in, various musical disciplines was originally the dominant purpose of the institution.
However, providing instruction in spoken English quickly became an area of the Academy’s work. In the 1880s, LAMDA began offering speech examinations to the public, since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation. LAMDA Examinations has emerged as the largest Speech and Drama Board in the United Kingdom, the Hampstead Academy was amalgamated. The name was changed to the current name in 1935, under the direction of Wilfrid Foulis, in 1939, it was moved from London due to the war, when it reopened in 1945, it no longer provided musical training. The past few years have witnessed important growth for the Academy, a move to a larger and more visible home on the Talgarth Road in West London has enabled LAMDA to further develop the campus and training facilities for its students. Furthermore, in June 2004, the Academy became an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance, LAMDA regularly presents productions at the Lyric Hammersmith, Riverside Studios and the Linbury Studio Theatre.
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