Shirley MacLaine
Rock Hudson and Liza Minnelli presenting the Best Actress Oscar® to Shirley Maclaine for her performance in Terms of Endearment - 56th Annual Academy Award...
Arthur Ashe
Run Athletics pays tribute to the great Arthur Ashe, a singular figure who helped change the social climate of America. He was more than an athelete to the w...
John Caskie
John Samuels Caskie (November 8, 1821 – December 16, 1869) was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and judge from Virginia.
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Caskie graduated from the Univers...
Douglas Southall Freeman
Douglas Southall Freeman (May 16, 1886 – June 13, 1953) was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and Geor...
William J. Reiter
William J. Reiter (August 16, 1889 –September 29, 1979) was an American assistant director who was nominated during the 6th Academy Awards for the short lived Best Assistant Director category.
Tom Robbins
Thomas Eugene "Tom" Robbins (born July 22, 1932) is an American author. His best-selling novels are "seriocomedies" (also known as "comedy-drama"), often wildly poetic stories with a strong social and...
Herb Carneal
Herb Carneal (May 10, 1923 – April 1, 2007) was an American Major League Baseball sportscaster. From 1962 through 2006, he was a play-by-play voice of Minnesota Twins radio broadcasts, becoming ...
Thomas J. Bliley, Jr.
Thomas Jerome "Tom" Bliley, Jr. (born January 28, 1932) is a United States Republican politician and former U.S. Representative from the state of Virginia.
Bliley was born on January 28, 1932, in ...
Tim Leaton
Tim Leaton (born December 9, 1983) is a filmmaker, assistant editor, and editor. He won significant critical attention in 2006 when he was awarded the grand prize of the 2006 Film Your Issue competiti...
Birt Acres
Birt Acres (23 July 1854 – 27 December 1918) was a photographer and film pioneer.Born in Richmond, Virginia, to English parents, he invented the first British 35 mm moving picture camera, the first da...
Jennifer Pitts
Jennifer Anne Pitts (born May 21, 1978) is a beauty pageant contestant from Richmond, Virginia who has competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants.Pitts won her first pageant title in 2002 when...
Dave Schools
David Allen Schools (born December 11, 1964), known as Dave Schools, is a critically acclaimed bass player and founding member of American rock band Widespread Panic ("Panic"). He is also an accomplis...
Robert Lanham
Robert Lanham (born 1971 in Richmond, Virginia) is the author of the satiric books The Hipster Handbook, Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic, and The Sinner's G...
Tommy Edwards
Tommy Edwards (February 17, 1922 – October 22, 1969) was a singer and songwriter. His biggest-selling record was with the multi-million-selling song "It's All in the Game."
Born Thomas Edwards in ...
Warren Beatty
Henry Warren Beaty, known professionally as Warren Beatty (/ˈbeɪti/ BAY-tee born March 30, 1937) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and director.Beatty has been nominated for fourteen Acade...
John La Touche (lyricist)
John Treville Latouche (La Touche) (November 13, 1914, Baltimore, Maryland – August 7, 1956, Calais, Vermont) was a musician and writer.
John Treville Latouche was born in Baltimore, Maryland. His...
James French Patton
James French Patton (1843–1882) was born September 19, 1843 to the Hon. John M. Patton and Peggy French Williams of Richmond, Virginia. Patton was a lieutenant in the Confederate Army, member of the V...
Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.
Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. (June 4, 1922 – October 22, 2004) was an African-American pioneer in the United States Navy — the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship ...
Mayhew Foster
Mayhew Y. "Bo" Foster (October 9, 1911 – March 21, 2011) was an American soldier who flew captured Nazi war criminal Hermann Göring from Austria to Germany for interrogation by the 7th Army. Fo...
Julia Faye
Julia Faye (September 24, 1893 – April 6, 1966) was an American actress of silent and sound films. She was "famed throughout Hollywood for her perfect legs" until her performance in Cecil B. DeM...
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (/poʊ/; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best know...
Thomas Hubbard Vail
Thomas Hubbard Vail (October 21, 1812–October 6, 1889) was the first Episcopal Bishop of Kansas.
Vail was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Israel E. Vail and Maria Rogers Vail, who had...
Dean King
Dean King (born 1962) is an American author of narrative non-fiction on adventure, historical and maritime subjects. His books include Skeletons on the Zahara (2004) and Unbound (2010), both published...
Mabel Scott
Mabel Scott (30 April 1915, Richmond, Virginia – 19 July 2000, Los Angeles), was an American gospel music and R&B vocalist. Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Mabel Scott resided in New York a...
Mary Randolph
Mary Randolph (9 August 1762 – 23 January 1828) was an American author. She is known for writing The Virginia House-Wife (1824), one of the most influential housekeeping and cook books ...