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Celebrity Almanac

from the trailer for the film Laura (1944)

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If you’ve ever wondered about the real names of classic film stars or just how many famous people died in a particular year, then this site has all this and more.

If you can ignore the rather annoying star patterns that follow your mouse around, you’ll find an enormous amount of information collected by the author, an ex-member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and organiser of many celebrity charity events. There are autographs of over 250 stars such as Vincent Price, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon (complete with spelling mistake) and Jane Russell, as well as facts about Maurice J. Micklewhite, Margarita Cansino or the unforgettable Natasha Gurdin, otherwise known as Michael Caine, Rita Hayworth and Natalie Wood.

Despite the sound of it, the Celebrity Death Dates page could end up resolving a  few discussions of the type “So and so must be dead by now …” You’ll also find curious facts such as that two people who were outstanding in completely different fields, Dizzy Gillespie and Rudolph Nureyev, both died on the 6th of January 1993.

http://www.celebrityalmanac.com/

Strange Random Language Fact:

Many languages have 50,000 words or more, but individual speakers normally know and use only a fraction of the total vocabulary: in everyday conversation people use the same few hundred words.

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  1. December 4, 2009 at 11:53 am

    About the words used usually years ago, a teacher of maths questioned us “who was the more intelligent people?” Of course, we said: Einstein and other people related with science. He said that we were wrong: “the most intelligence was Shakespeare and second Goethe, because people uses, generally, about 3.000/5.000 words, Goethe used about 15.000 and Shakespeare 20.000.

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