Gene Simmons

Gene Simmons
A founding member of KISS, one of rock-n-roll's most iconic acts, Gene Simmons was also a master of merchandizing and self-promotion, second to none. Born in Israel but raised in New York City, Simmons and friend Paul Stanley became the nucleus of the face-painted, outlandishly-costumed act later known as KISS in 1973. Dubbed "The Demon," in accordance with his nightmarish stage persona and makeup...

John Savage

John Savage
Blond and baby-faced, John Savage made a name for himself as a sensitive, vulnerable screen presence during the 1970s. The Long Island-born actor studied at NYC's American Academy of Dramatic Arts, began his stage career in the 60s and by 1971 had appeared on Broadway in the long-running "Fiddler on the Roof". He would tour the USA as the ultra-shy and stuttering Billy Bibbit in "One Flew Over the...

Martin Amis

Although his father, Kingsley Amis, was a literary celebrity in his own right, Martin Amis has long since established himself as a force to rival his father's in British fiction. Beginning with his first novel, <i>The Rachel Papers</i> (1973), winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, the younger Amis has followed in his father's footsteps, producing commercially and critically successful...