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Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (1901–1909). He is noted for his exuberance and his… [More] leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his cowboy persona and robust masculinity. He was also a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier — as well as a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party. [Less]
1923: Roy Lichtenstein
Lichtenstein was a prominent NYC-born Jewish-American pop artist. During the 1960s, his paintings were… [More] exhibited alongside works by Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, James Rosenquist, and other leading figures in the new art movement. He himself described his work as Industrialist, not American, and his work was defined by the basic premise of pop art as a means of commentary and parody. [Less]
1950: Fran Lebowitz
Lebowitz is a Jewish-American author. She is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as… [More] filtered through her New York sensibilities. She has been compared to Dorothy Parker. She was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey by an observant family. After being expelled from high school, Lebowitz was hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview. This was followed by a stint at Mademoiselle. Her first book was a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, released in 1978, followed by Social Studies in 1981, both of which were collected into The Fran Lebowitz Reader. [Less]