The actress and singer was born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She began her stage career when she was just a kid, performing with her sisters as part of the Vaudeville act The Gumm Sisters. By the age of 13, she had signed a film contract with MGM studios. Her early films included “Pigskin Parade” (1936) and “Love Finds Andy Hardy” (1938), alongside frequent co-star Mickey Rooney.
In 1939, Garland appeared as Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz.” The role, arguably her most well-known, cemented her place in the Hollywood canon. Dorothy’s costume, the blue-and-white gingham apron dress and ruby slippers, also became instantly iconic and continue to influence fashion trends to this day.
Rapper, businessman, and activist Michael Render, known to the world as Killer Mike, has been an outspoken advocate of Black political and economic empowerment. Render recently joined Yahoo News’ Marquise Francis and Spelman College economics professor Suneye Holmes for a discussion centered around Juneteenth and Black financial wellness as part of Yahoo's "Juneteenth: Soul of America" special.
Fans must show proof of US-approved Covid vaccine to see to singer’s return after a year away Bruce Springsteen in New York in 2016. Springsteen on Broadway is being seen as a test for a wider Broadway reopening. Photograph: Greg Allen/Invision/AP Bruce Springsteen is bringing glory days back to New York next week, when his show becomes the first to reopen on Broadway since the lights went out for the coronavirus pandemic. But fans without vaccinations approved by the US government will be left
Joining a family can be awkward: Are you supposed to act like a father? Should you discipline the kids? 'Man' via www.shutterstock.comThe American family is evolving. Fifty years ago, a nuclear family of two biological parents and children was the norm. But divorce rates and growing numbers of single parents have opened up more opportunities for the formation of stepfamilies (one biological parent, one nonbiological parent plus children of the biological parent). Today, over 50% of families incl
The Mayflower had a few false starts before its trailblazing sea voyage to America more than 400 years ago. A sleek robotic trimaran retracing the 1620 journey of the famous English vessel had to turn back Friday to fix a mechanical problem. Nonprofit marine research organization ProMare, which worked with IBM to build the autonomous ship, said it made the decision to return to base “to investigate and fix a minor mechanical issue" but hopes to be back on the trans-Atlantic journey as soon as possible.
Photo Illustration: Scouted/The Daily Beast/VendorsWhat makes glass sex toys intimidating also makes them sexy: they’re made of glass. They’re smooth, they’re hard, they’re weighty — and they’re non-porous, making them incredibly easy to clean and share between partners or holes (just don’t go from back to front, or from person to person, without disinfecting in between).Glass also retains temperature, at least until body heat takes over. You can easily warm up or cool down your room-temp sex to
A Tory MP is facing trial accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008, it can now be revealed. Imran Ahmad Khan, 47, the Conservative MP for Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is alleged to have groped the teenager in Staffordshire. Ahmad Khan, who was elected at the 2019 general election, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday by video-link from his lawyers' office. He can be named on Friday after reporting restrictions were lifted. Ahmad Khan, from Wakefield, faces a singl
None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. THE FACTS: Both virus variants and brain wave frequencies are named using letters from the Greek alphabet. As news about the delta COVID-19 variant made headlines, posts online began falsely claiming that the new variants were being named after brain waves or frequencies.
Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The study, released Friday, looked at Army incidents, and found that female soldiers at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, both in Texas, faced the highest risk, particularly those in combat commands or jobs such as field artillery and engineering. RAND's study provides greater detail on the rates of sexual assault and misconduct across the Army, a chronic problem that military leaders have been struggling to combat.