The Statue of Liberty has an 879 size foot, a 35 foot waist and a face 8 feet long.
French President, Charles de Gaulle was 6’5, an inch taller than Abraham Lincoln, with JFK a shrimp in comparison at only 6 feet. President James Madison at 5’4 was a pygmy next to all three.
Marlon Brando, whose greatest pleasure was massaging his own feet, turned down the part of Jim Stark in the 1955 film, Rebel Without a Cause, that made James Dean a star that fell fast dying at 24, totaling his Porsche in Cholame, California, the spot now named, James Dean Memorial Junction.
30 Jazz Musicians are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx in what’s known as the Jazz Corner, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and Lionel Hampton.
The reason John F. Kennedy Jr. wasn’t buried alongside his parents at Arlington, was because his wife’s mother said, if her daughter couldn’t be buried there too, then the Kennedys needed to make other arrangements, which they did.
John, his wife and her sister, dying together in that doomed plane, were cremated, their ashes sprinkled at sea.
Speaking of questionable burials, John Wilkes Booth, killed during a shoot-out 11 days after murdering Abraham Lincoln, was buried in an unmarked grave. His mother in 1869, got permission from President Ulysses S. Grant to have him moved to the Booth Family Plot at Green Mount Cemetery in Baltimore, providing it was left unmarked afraid he’d become the Elvis of killers.
126 years later, his remains remain a mystery of where they actually lie, though a lone stone, minus dates, is among the other tombs pennies are left on.
Actresses Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo and Tallulah Bankhead, all preferred women over men, but in their day kept it secret.
Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was the first woman to lay in state at the United States Capitol. Senator Henry Clay from Kentucky, the first person in 1852, given the honor.
Gee, only took 168 years for a woman to command the same respect.
In 1997, The Titanic, directed by James Cameron leaving his wife, Julia, for her best friend, actress Linda Hamilton, made 2.19 billion dollars.
She and that loyal, ole Jimmy were married and divorced two years later.
That’s what you get, Sparky.
When 89 year-old Director, Elia Kazan, received a special Oscar in 1999, escorted to the podium by Martin Scorsese and Robert Di Niro, because in 1952, gave up the names of 8 actors to the House Un-American Activities Committee ruining their careers, many of his peers refused to stand nor clap.
Let’s face it.