This devastating injury ended his basketball career. However, he stayed at SLU as a student. (L12) (L47) While attending St. Louis U., in 1950, he ran away with his second cousin, Connye Hanna, and married in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Connye was the granddaughter of Lizzie’s sister, Rachel (Lorne) Hall. Two weeks before they married, Connye, having gotten pregnant by another boy, gave birth to a baby girl name Cydne Rae.
Selena Quintanilla was a very successful “Tex-Mex” singer, who, from the beginning of her life to the end of it, had an extraordinary life. After one time of singing to her father, a band was created and she was put into the singing world. Since that day, many journeys occurred. She has performed in many places like Mexico and Texas. She even got married and won a Grammy.
55 years later, the death of one of the most famous American icons, Marilyn Monroe, is still a conspiracy. Marilyn Monroe (birth name Norma Jeane Mortenson) was born on the 1st of June, 1926 at the Los Angeles County Hospital. Marilyn never knew her father’s identity. Marilyn was placed in the care of a foster family, The Bolenders, as her mother Gladys Pearl Baker was mentally and financially unable to care for her. Marilyn was taken back into Gladys’ care when she was 7 years old as she eventually was able to stabilise her lifestyle.
His mother took her life in April 30, 1922, she committed suicide by jumping off a building. This hit Percy hard, but allowed him to have a relationship that his mother won't mess up. He then got married in 1928. In the early 1920’s and late 1930’s, Grainger took up many projects in his role as an educationist. He even served as a professor at New York Academy for a year!
Her mother, Sadie Fagan, was 13 and unmarried when she had Holiday. She as well left Holiday at a young age to go work as a maid up in Baltimore. Because of this, Holiday had to go live with one of her relatives. At the age of 6, Holiday began working. While she was living with her cousin, she was mistreated very often and almost sexually
After running away from home she came back with her mother and started stealing from her to keep up with her free spending habits. She went out with older boys. Her mother finally could not handle her and sent her back with her father in Tennessee. Her father was very strict and did not show her much emotional affection, but he cared about her education and put it as a priority. She finished School and became a millionaire at the age of thirty-two.
Maya Angelou was a strong African-American women who made an influential impact on the Civil Rights Movement, in bother her actions, and her literature. Her life experiences and courage helped others, and made her work influential. During Maya’s early life, she experienced many hardships that shaped her into the person many remember her as. Born on April 4, 1928, she only lived in St. Louis, MO for three years before her parents got divorced, and Maya, along with her mother and brother, moved in with her grandparents in Arkansas. At the age of eight, raped by her mother’s boyfriend, Maya learned the power that words possess.
She had my little sister at 31, only after dating my step-father for some odd months and becoming engaged. They were engaged for seven years before they got married. And they’re marriage ended pretty quickly as well. According to a lot of baby boomers and beyond, millennials don’t date. We hook up.
Obviously, her poems spoke her truth and were very detailed in the sense that she wrote from the heart. She chose to write without a filter in front of her and wrote what she really believed was right. Another heavy influence in her work was the concept of living life to the fullest. In her poems, it was obvious that she did not intend on wasting any time and rather wanted to make the most of her opportunities. She writes, “I keep on dying, because I love to live,” in her poem “The Lesson.” Lastly, Angelou commonly wrote about her internal struggles through life.
Audrey Kathleen van Heemstra Ruston came into the world on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. She was born to Ella and Joseph. Audrey always dreamed of being a ballerina and worked hard for what she wanted. Her father, an English-Irish banker, deserted her family at 8 years old. Her mother, a Dutch baroness, had sent the young girl to the Germanic nation at the beginning of War World II to live with relatives.
Her father was no longer around for her anymore but her mother was. When she was a teen she helped her mom earn money by working in a local drug store. She ended up dropping out of school. Wally Fowler came to her town and she made it backstage. She impressed Wally and he gave her a chance to audition for Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Her father was a graphic designer and her mother was a CEO of a company. She was a great actor and an amazing singer at a young age. She also stared in a Broadway play 13 at the age 15. She was so great at the role she won a National Youth Theater Association (NYTA). Two years later, she was seen in the musical Cuba Libre and had a small role on a TV show The Battery’s down.
Ella Fitzgerald By Christopher Parrish Early Life Ella’s love for music came at a young age. Ella was born on April 15.She was born in Newport,news Virginia. Her father, William, and mother, Temperance (Tempie), parted ways shortly after her birth. Together, Tempie and Ella went to Yonkers, N.Y, where they eventually moved in with Tempie 's longtime boyfriend Joseph Da Silva. Ella 's half-sister, Frances, was born in 1923 and soon she began referring to Joe as her stepfather.In 1932, Tempie died from serious injuries that she received in a car accident.
Anna Mae Bullock better known for her stage name as Tina Turner was born in 1939 in Tennessee. She is the mother and queen of rock and pop music. Her music enlightened and motivated everyone . Coming from being a featured singer with Ike turner, she renamed herself Tina turner and that is when she became fierce and unstoppable. Tina Turner did not bloom as well as a solo artist but she always gave her fans more and more music to love.
Her father died shortly after she was born and in 1906, her mother and two of her brothers died, so her aunt ended up raising her and her remaining siblings. At a young age, she knew she had a unique voice, so she used it and with the help of her brother Andrew playing guitar, she became a street singer begging for money. Around 1920, she settled down in Philadelphia and in 1923 she married a man named Jack Gee. Later in that same year, someone from Columbia Records recording company found her and they decided to sign a contract for her. Her first song was called “Down-Hearted Blues” and it sold about 800,000 copies, making her famous.