Personalities of American history (by mymockingbird2)

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Personalities of American history (by mymockingbird2)

Joe Dimaggio

- Nicknamed 'Joltin Joe' and 'The Yankee Clipper'.- American Major League Baseball center fielder.- 13 year career playing solely for the New York Yankees.- 56 game hitting streak from May 15 - July 16, 1941.- Selected for the All-Star game in every season he played.-361 homeruns -Slugging percentile: 0.579-Titled sport's greatest living player in 1969.

Marilyn Monroe

-Real name: Norma Jeane Mortensen Baker.-American actress, model, and singer.-As a child, she dreamt of being like Jean Horlow and Lana Turner.- Major sex symbol.-Pop and cultural icon.- Major performances include “The Asphalt Jungle” and “All About Eve”.-Due to these performances, Monroe became well known in 1950.- Titled the 6th greatest female star of all time in 1999.

-Major movie star.-Political activist.- Primary example of the “method” acting style.- Labeled the greatest and most influential actor of the 20th century.- Awarded the title of fourth greatest screen legend for male movie stars.- Notorious for “mumbling” dictations and displaying a ‘raw animal magnetism’.-Gained popularity for recreating the role as Stanely Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1951.-Named by “Time” magazine as one of its ‘100 Persons of the Century’ in 1999.

Marlon Brando

-Began being made in 1957 as wood rings by an Australian company. Later they were made with plastic.-Became a national fad in 1959.-Popular among children and adults.-Celebrities would show their skills on TV.- 100 million hula hoops were sold by 1960.-The company Carlon was producing more than 50,000 hula hoops a day.- Its popularity peaked and died out quickly.- It was put into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 1999.

-Cultural icon.- First appeared on television in a Pepsi Cola commercial.-Best known for the movies:“Rebel Without a Cause” in 1955,“East of Eden” in 1955,and “Giant” in 1956.-First to receive a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor.-The only actor to receive two posthumous acting nominations.- Ranked the 18th best male movie star on American Film Institute’s ‘100 Years, 100 Stars’ list.- Studied under Lee Strasberg, a great acting teacher.- At age 24, Dean died in a car crash, and almost immediately gained his legendary status.

Hula Hoops

James Dean

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