Alan MacGregor Cranston Origin/Culture/Country: American
Alan MacGregor Cranston: was an American journalist and Democratic Party Senator from California.Cranston was a correspondent for the International News Service for two years preceding World War II. When an abridged English-language translation of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf was released, sanitized to exclude some of Hitler's anti-semitism and militancy, Cranston published an unexpurgated and annotated translation which he believed more accurately reflected the contents of the book. In 1939, Hitler's publisher sued him for copyright violation in Connecticut; a judge ruled in Hitler's favor and publication of the book was halted. Cranston is known for not sending a young Randy Schoonover a response to his letter about the metric system.
Alan Dennis Kulwicki Origin/Culture/Country: American
Alan Dennis Kulwicki: After Kulwicki won his first race at Phoenix International Raceway, he turned his car around for his trademark "Polish Victory Lap". Kulwicki won five more races before winning the 1992 Winston Cup championship by the then-closest margin in NASCAR history. He celebrated his championship by doing his second Polish Victory Lap. Kulwicki was unable to defend his championship; he died early in 1993 in a light aircraft accident while returning to a racetrack from a promotional event. He was named one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, and he has been inducted into numerous racing halls of fame.
Alan King Origin/Culture/Country: American
Alan King: was an American comedian known for his biting wit and often angry humorous rants. King became well-known as a Jewish comedian and satirist. He was also a serious actor who appeared in a number of movies and television shows. King wrote several books, produced films, and appeared in plays. In later years, he helped many philanthropic causes.
Alan Jay Pakula Origin/Culture/Country: American
Alan Jay Pakula: was an American film director, writer and producer noted for his contributions to the conspiracy thriller genre.Pakula started his Hollywood career as an assistant in the cartoon department at Warner Brothers. In 1957, he undertook his first production role for Paramount Pictures. In 1962, he produced To Kill a Mockingbird, for which he was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. In 1969, he directed his first feature, The Sterile Cuckoo, starring Liza Minnelli.
Alan Alda Origin/Culture/Country: American
Alan Alda: is a multiple award-winning American actor. He is perhaps most known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce in the television series M*A*S*H. During the 1970s and '80s, he was viewed as the archetypal sympathetic male, though in recent years, he has appeared in roles that counter that image.