Famous People with Name Roland

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Famous People with Name Roland

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Roland Owen "Ron" McDole     Roland Owen "Ron" McDole        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Roland Owen "Ron" McDole: is a former American football defensive end from the University of Nebraska went to the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League after spending the 1962 season with the AFL's Houston Oilers. McDole went on to anchor the left side of the Bills' great defensive line for the next eight seasons.

Roland Gerhard Fryer, Jr.     Roland Gerhard Fryer, Jr.        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Roland Gerhard Fryer, Jr.: a professor of economics at Harvard University. In addition to being affiliated with Harvard University he maintains offices at the National Bureau of Economic Research and W.E.B DuBois Institute. In January 2008, at age 30, he became the youngest African-American to ever receive tenure at Harvard.Fryer is widely regarded to be one of black America and Harvard's rising stars, having published numerous economics-related papers in prominent academic journals over the past few years[1]. The New York Times ran an extensive profile of Fryer, entitled "Toward a Unified Theory of Black America," in March of 2005 that dealt extensively with Fryer's rough upbringing: Fryer's mother left when he was very young, and his father, who beat his son, was convicted of rape[2], effectively leaving Roland to fend for himself.

Roland "Roy" McMurtry     Roland "Roy" McMurtry        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Roland "Roy" McMurtry: a judge and former politician in Ontario, Canada and the current Chancellor of York University.In the 1960s, he worked with Dalton Camp and Norman Atkins to remove John Diefenbaker as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.McMurtry suffered a back injury during the 1971 Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership convention, and was able to exempt himself from choosing between Davis and rival candidate Allan Lawrence, whose campaign was managed by Atkins. Davis defeated Lawrence by 44 votes on the final ballot. A few weeks later, McMurtry organized a meeting which brought together the Davis and Lawrence leadership teams. The resulting alliance, known as the Big Blue Machine, dominated the Progressive Conservative Party into the 1980s.

Roland Brener     Roland Brener        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Roland Brener: was a South African-born Canadian artist.He studied at St Martin's School of Art, now Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, under Anthony Caro and taught at St. Martin's, the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of Iowa before being appointed Associate Professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 1974. He retired from teaching in 1997 and continued to live and work in Victoria until his death in 2006.

Roland La Starza     Roland La Starza        Origin/Culture/Country: American

Roland La Starza: was a retired American boxer and actor. Originally from the Bronx, La Starza fought 66 professional bouts from July 7, 1947 to May 8, 1961. He won 56 of the fights, 31 by knockout. In a March 24, 1950 fight that went against him on a split decision, La St

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Gilbert Roland     Gilbert Roland       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Gilbert Roland: was a Mexican-born actor in American films.He was born Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. He initially intended to follow in his father's footsteps and become a bullfighter but when the family moved to the United States, he became interested in acting when he was literally picked off the streets for a role as an extra. He chose his screen name by combining the names of two of his favorite actors, John Gilbert and Ruth Roland. His dashing good looks helped him find work immediately although he was often cast in the typical "Latin Lover" role.

Alexis Roland     Alexis Roland       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Alexis Roland: is a professional snowboarder from Minnesota, U.S. She began snowboarding when she was 5 years old. Alexis "Lexi" Roland first gained media attention when a video was posted of her riding on the internet and YouTube. The press dubbed her a "snowboarding p

Floyd K. Roland     Floyd K. Roland       Origin/Culture/Country: American

Floyd K. Roland: is a politician from Northwest Territories, Canada. He was the 11th Premier of the Northwest Territories, having held office from October 17, 2007 to October 26, 2011. Previously a town councillor and deputy mayor of Inuvik, Roland was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 1995 Northwest Territories general election, after defeating the incumbent candidate Fred Koe. He was re-elected in the 1999 Northwest Territories general election, winning in a landslide with 83% of the vote. Roland was returned by acclamation in the 2003 Northwest Territories general election and acclaimed for a second time in the 2007 Northwest Territories general election, following which the members of the Legislature elected him Premier of the Northwest Territories on October 17, 2007.

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