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Biographies
Books about the following people are available in the Rio Hondo College Library.  These books can be located through the online catalog.  For assistance, please ask a reference librarian.

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Activists
Actors
Africans/African Americans
Art/Architecture/Dance/Photography
Asians/Asian Americans
Athletes
Authors/Writers/Poets
Automotive
Business
California/Local
Criminals/Crimes/Spies
Dramatists/Theatrical
Entertainers/Humorists
Explorers
Fashion
Film
Health Sciences
Hispanics
Historians/History
Law
Military
Music/Musicians
Native Americans
Philosophers
Political/Politicians/Statesmen
Psychology/Psychiatrists
Scientists

 

Activists  
Abernathy, Ralph
Anthony, Susan B. 
Chavez, Cesar
Douglass, Frederick
Gregory, Dick
Hoffa, Jimmy 
Hoffman, Abbie
King, Martin Luther
Mandela, Nelson
Mott, Lucretia 
Muir, John 
Parks, Rosa
Sakharov, Andrei 
Steinem, Gloria 
Trotsky, Leon
Truth, Sojourner
Washington, Booker T.

Actors  
Beatty, Warren
Bergman, Ingrid
Brando, Marlon
Burton, Richard
Chaplin, Charlie
Dietrich, Marlene
Garbo, Greta
Guinness, Alec
Hayes, Helen
Leigh, Vivien
Lloyd, Harold
MacLaine, Shirley
Pickford, Mary
Poitier, Sydney 
Sellers, Peter

Africans/  
African Americans

Angelou, Maya
Armstrong, Louis
Basie, Count
Davis, Miles
Douglass, Frederick
Ellington, Duke
Fitzgerald, Ella
Gillespie, Dizzy
Gregory, Dick
Hendrix, Jimi
Holiday, Billie
Hughes, Langston
Jackson, Mahalia
Jackson, Michael
Joplin, Scott
King, Martin Luther 
Langston, John Mercer
Malcolm X
Marshall, Thurgood
Parks, Rosa
Poitier, Sydney
Powell, Collin L.
Truth, Sojourner 
Washington, Booker T. 
Williams, William Carlos

Art/  
Architecture
/
     

Dance/Photography

Adams, Ansel
Astaire, Fred
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
da Vinci, Leonardo
Degas, Edgar
Duncan, Isadora
Durer, Albrecht
Eakins, Thomas
Goya, Francisco
Graham, Martha
Hockney, David
Hopper, Edward
Johns, Jasper
Kahlo, Frida
Leonardo, da Vinci
Matisse, Henri
Modigliani, Amedeo
Morgan, Julia
Nureyev, Rudolf
O'Keeffe, Georgia
Picasso, Pablo
Potter, Beatrix
Rembrandt 
Remington, Frederic
Rivera, Diego
Rubens, Peter Paul
Tharp, Twyla
Toulouse-Lautrec
Warhol, Andy
Weston, Edward
Whistler, James
Wright, Frank Lloyd

Asians/Asian 
Americans
Gandhi, Indira
Gandhi, Mahatma
Gautama Buddha
Kipling, Rudyard
Mao, Tse-tung
Nehru, Jawaharlal

Athletes  
Ali, Muhammad
Di Maggio, Joe
Jackson, Joe
Johnson, Earvin
Mays, Willie
McEnroe, John
Owens, Jesse
Robinson, Frank
Robinson, Jackie
Ruth, Babe
Shoemaker, Willie
Strawberry, Darryl
Walton, Bill
Zaharias, Babe Didrikson

Authors/  
Writers/
   
Poets

Allen, Woody
Angelou, Maya
Asimov, Isaac
Beckett, Samuel
Bellow, Saul
Blake, William
Browning, Robert
Byron, Lord
Capote, Truman
Carlyle, Thomas
Carroll, Lewis
Chandler, Raymond
Cheever, John
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Chopin, Kate
Conrad, Joseph
Cummings, E. E. 
Dickinson, Emily
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Dreiser, Theodore
Dryden, John
Eliot, T. S. 
Emerson, Ralph W.
Faulkner, William
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Frost, Robert
Ginsberg, Allen
Goethe, Johann 
Hardy, Thomas
Hawthorne, Nathaniel
Hemingway, Ernest
James, Henry
Johnson, Samuel
Joyce, James
Kafka, Franz
Kerouac, John
King, Stephen
Kipling, Rudyard
Lawrence, D. H.
Lewis, C. S.
London, Jack
Mailer, Norman
Maugham, W. Somerset 
Melville, Herman
Michener, James A.
Miller, Henry
Nabokov, Vladimir
     Vladimirovich
Orwell, George
Plath, Sylvia
Poe, Edgar Allan
Potter, Beatrix
Pound, Ezra
Rodriguez, Richard
Salinger, J. D.
Sandburg, Carl
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Seuss, Dr.
Sexton, Anne
Shakespeare, William
Shelley, Mary 
Shelley, Percy
Singer, Isaac Bashevis
Steinbeck, John
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Stowe, Harriet
Thomas, Dylan
Tolkien, J. R. R.
Tolstoy, Leo
Twain, Mark
Verne, Jules
Voltaire
Walker, Alice
Wells, H. G.
Whitman, Walt
Wilde, Oscar
Williams, William Carlos
Woolf, Virginia
Yeats, W. B. 

 

Automotive  
Agnelli, Giovanni
De Lorean, John 
Ford, Henry
Iacocco, Lee

Business  
Gates, Bill
Hughes, Howard
Jobs, Steven 
Rockefeller, John D. 

California/  
Local
 
Gates, Daryl
Milk, Harvey
O'Shea, John
Sutter, John Augustus
Villaseñor, Victor
Warren, Earl

Criminals/  
Crimes/Spies

Bundy, Ted
Capone, Al
Manson, Charles

Dramatists/  
Theatrical

DeMille, Cecil B. 
Goldman, William
Hellman, Lillian
Mamet, David
Miller, Arthur
O'Neill, Eugene
Shakespeare, William
Shaw, George Bernard
Strindberg, August
Welles, Orson
Williams, Tennessee

Entertainers/ 
Humorists

Ball, Lucille
Burnett, Carol
Caesar, Sid
Rogers, Will
Terkel, Studs
Thurber, James
Twain, Mark  

Explorers  
Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez
Columbus, Christopher
Cook, James
Drake, Francis, Sir
Scott, Robert Falcon
Stanley, Henry M.

Fashion  
Chanel, Coco
Head, Edith
Dior, Christian
Saint Laurent, Yves

Film  
Allen, Woody
Beatty, Warren
Bergman, Ingmar
Capra, Frank
Cukor, George Dewey
DeMille, Cecil B.
Fellini, Federico
Ford, John
Goldwyn, Samuel
Griffith, D. W. 
Hitchcock, Alfred
Lucas, George
Mayer, Louis B. 
Polanski, Roman
Spielberg, Steven
Truffaut, François

Health  
Sciences

Barton, Clara 
Blackwell, Elizabeth
Brittain, Vera 
Gino, Carol 
Kevorkian, Jack
Nightingale, Florence
Reed, Walter

 

Hispanics  
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Baca, Jimmy Santiago
Cabezas, Omar
Casaldaliga, Pedro
Martínez, María Montoya
Morales, Dionicio
Rodriguez, Richard
Soto, Gary
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Valens, Ritchie
Villaseñor, Victor
Villegas de Magnón, L.

Historians/  
History

Adams, Henry
Kissinger, Henry
Lindbergh, Charles A.
Tocqueville, Alexis de

Law  
Brennan, William J.
Darrow, Clarence
Dean, John W. 

Military  
Alexander, the Great
Caesar, Julius
Custer, George Armstrong
Doolittle, James Harold
Grant, Ulysses S. 
Jackson, Stonewall
Lee, Robert E.
Mountbatten of Burma
Nimitz, Chester William
Noriega, Manuel Antonio
North, Oliver
Patton, George S.
Pershing, John J.
Pompey, the Great
Powell, Collin L.
Rickover, Hyman George
Schwarzkopf, H. Norman
Sherman, William T. 
Westmoreland, William C.

Music/  
Musicians

Armstrong, Louis
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bailey, Pearl
Basie, Count
Beatles, The
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Berlin, Irving
Bernstein, Leonard
Berry, Chuck
Blake, Eubie
Brahms, Johannes
Chopin, Fryderyk 
Coltrane, John
Copland, Aaron
Debussy, Claude
Dylan, Bob
Ellington, Duke
Fitzgerald, Ella
Gershwin, George
Gershwin, Ira
Gillespie, Dizzy
Goodman, Benny
Guthrie, Woody
Handel, George Frideric
Haydn, Joseph
Holly, Buddy
Horne, Lena
Horne, Marilyn
Jackson, Michael
Jolson, Al
Joplin, Scott
Liszt, Franz
Madonna
Marley, Bob
Mozart, Wolfgang 
Schubert, Franz
Schweitzer, Albert
Segovia, Andres
Strauss, Richard
Stravinsky, Igor
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
Verdi, Giuseppe
Vivaldi, Antonio
Wagner, Richard

Native 
Americans

Black Elk
Cody, Iron Eyes
Crazy Horse
Crow Dog, Mary
Geronimo
Ishi
Mankiller, Wilma Pearl
Mountain Wolf Woman
Osceola
Sitting Bull
Sun Chief

Philosophers  
Bacon, Francis
Camus, Albert
Hume, David
Nietzsche, Friedrich W.
Percy, Walker
Rousseau, Jean Jacques
Santayana, George
Sartre, Jean-Paul
Socrates
Voltaire

Political/  
Politicians/
Statesmen

Adams, John Quincy
Alexander, the Great
Bacon, Francis
Begin, Menachem
Ben-Gurion, David
Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von
Brezhnev, Leonid
Caesar, Julius
Carter, Jimmy
Chisholm, Shirley
Chou, En-lai
Churchill, Sir Winston
Cicero, Marcus Tullius
De Gaulle, Charles
Eisenhower, Dwight D. 
Gandhi, Indira
Hamilton, Alexander
Hitler, Adolf
Hoover, Herbert
Humphrey, Hubert
Jackson, Andrew
Johnson, Lyndon B. 
Jordan, Barbara
Kennedy, John F.
Kennedy, Robert F.
Khomeini, Ruhollah
Khrushchev, Nikita 
King, Martin Luther 
Lenin, Vladimir
Lincoln, Abraham
Mandela, Nelson
Mao, Tse-tung
Marshall, Thurgood
McCarthy, Joseph
Mussolini, Benito
Napoléon I, Emperor 
Obama, Barack
Paine, Thomas
Pompey, the Great
Reagan, Ronald
Roosevelt, Franklin D. Sadat, Mohamed Anwar 
Sakharov, Andrei
Stalin, Joseph
Tito, Jasip Broz
Truman, Harry S.
Washington, George
Webster, Daniel
Wilson, Woodrow

Psychology/  
Psychiatrists

Adler, Alfred
Erikson, Erik H
Freud, Sigmund
Fromm, Erich
Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav)
Piaget, Jean
Skinner, B. F. 

Scientists  
Asimov, Isaac
Audubon, John James
Bell, Alexander Graham
Carson, Rachel
Crick, Francis
Curie, Marie
Darwin, Charles
Einstein, Albert
Goodall, Jane
Hawking, Stephen W.
Huxley, Thomas Henry
Leakey, Richard E.
Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van
Mead, Margaret 
Muir, John
Newton, Isaac, Sir
Oppenheimer, Robert
Pasteur, Louis

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