| Special Introduction By:
Almanac has been a long time in coming. It amazes
me that no one has thought of this great idea before now. Sure
there are a lot of celebrity career background books around;
there are a lot of celebrity biographies and autobiographies
available--but never before has there been a publication that
gives the reader so much insight into the persona of so many
celebrities at one time.
Almanac is extremely interesting reading because
it not only includes information on show business personalities
but also on high profile personalities in the arts, literature,
sports, business and political fields. Imagine having celebrity
birth dates, place of birth, first career break and most
memorable career events and many other interesting details at
your finger tips; and all of the data is confirmed by the
celebrities themselves--"first-hand knowledge, not speculation".
I know actors like Jack Nicholson, Robert DeNiro,
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep will be
flattered and surprised when they discover which celebrities
indicated that they were their favorite actors. Also, President
Abraham Lincoln would have been very pleased that so many
important people of today regard him as their most respected
You will be fascinated to learn which
celebrities' real names are William John Bertanzetta, Joseph Abraham Gottlieb, Martin
Ingerman, Vicent Damon Furnier, Beverly Fessenden, Jeanette
Helen Morrison, Robert Emil Schmidt and Francis D. Hearn.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading the interesting "Legacy Quotes" that each celebrity wrote, like "Be
careful where you aim, dreams come true", "Success is not
measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome", or how
about this lively one "When you live, live in clover, cause when
you die, you'll be dead all over".
My hat is off to my good friend Ed Lewis who
created the concept of the Celebrity
Almanac. I know the many fans of celebrities will
appreciate this intriguing book and, no doubt, so will
executives and agents in the entertainment industry; and I am
sure the celebrities themselves. I hope you will enjoy this
fascinating and informative celebrity almanac as much as I have.