These mini-biographies are intended to provide background information about people in the news. See also the Obituaries (below) for recently deceased persons. 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson; 6 Jul 1976, Jamaica, Queens Ny), American hardcore rapper. Mahmoud (Ridha) Abbas (nom de guerre Abu Mazen; 26 Mar 1935, Zefat, British Palestine), Palestinian politician; secretary general of the […]

The TIME 100,2008 (People)

Nancy Brinker Her foundation fights breast cancer by encouraging millions to “Race for the Cure.” Eric Chivian and Richard Cizik The professor of psychiatry and the Evangelical Presbyterian minister joined in preaching the need for environmental stewardship. Michael Griffin NASA’s boss made it the openly communicative, inspired organization it used to be. Jeff Han He […]

Obituaries (People)

Joey Bishop (Joseph Abraham Gottlieb; 3 Feb 1918, New York NY—17 Oct 2007, Newport Beach CA), American comedian, remembered for his deadpan comic delivery, who was the last surviving member of the Hollywood clique known as the Rat Pack that included Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Peter Lawford; Bishop appeared with the […]