He was born in San Francisco and spent his childhood in San Rafael. He grew up with an alcoholic mother, which was a prominent theme in his poem collection Sun Under Wood, published in 1996. His older brother pushed him to focus on his writing.
Hass attended Stanford University, where he became friends with John Ashbery and Donald Hall. He graduated in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in English literature and then went on to receive a master's degree in poetry from Columbia University that same year. After graduating, he took a job teaching creative writing at Stanford University but gave it up after only one semester to pursue a career as a poet.
During this time, he met Mary Alice (Molly) Haas, who worked as a secretary for a public relations firm. They married in 1975 and had two children together before divorcing in 1990. In 1991, Hass married writer Jean Howard. The couple remained married until Howard died in 2016 at the age of 70.
Hass has lived in California all his life and is considered one of the most important poets of the West Coast School style. He currently lives in Northern California with his wife.
Here are some of his best-known poems: "The Fish," "Inventory," "Livings" and "Rue d'Aigues."
His mother reared him in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and Little Italy areas. His father lived nearby and was close to De Niro throughout his youth. He had an elder brother named Raphael who died at age 11 of a heart attack.
After graduating from St. Agnes School, where he was a classmate of Sean Penn's, De Niro worked for a time as an assistant film editor before deciding to try acting. He appeared in several television commercials before landing a role on Broadway in 1973's last production of William Inge's dark play The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. The role brought him attention from Hollywood agents, and he moved out west two years later.
During his time in California, De Niro landed supporting roles in movies such as Mean Joe Greene (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), A Bronx Tale (1993), and Gangs of New York (2002). In 1976, he played Johnny Boy DeNami in the first season of Steven Spielberg's crime drama series, La Bête. De Niro is also well known for his role as New York City gangster Murray "The Kint" Kinney in the 1990 crime film Goodfellas.
Childhood Little is known about his childhood. He was most likely raised in a culture that blended the Anglo-Norman culture of northern England and south-eastern Scotland with the Gaelic culture of southwest Scotland and much of Scotland north of the Forth. The Bruces were an ancient Scottish family, so it's possible that Robert was educated in church schools which were common at the time.
It has been suggested that he may have been educated at the monastery school in Kelso but there are no definite records of this. There is also some controversy over when he died. Some sources say that he was killed in 1329 during the Battle of Bannockburn while others claim that he died several years before this battle even took place. However, it is known for sure that he went to war against Edward II of England in 1327. Since Edward II was killed in prison several years later, it can be assumed that Robert the Bruce won this battle.
After Robert the Bruce died in 1329, his son David II became king at the age of five. This king ruled until his death in 1371 at the age of 31. During his reign, he married three times and had two children by his first wife. After her death, he married his second wife who was twenty years older than him. She gave birth to four children before she too died. Finally, David II married his last wife who was twelve years younger than him.
He was born in Shipley, West Riding of Yorkshire, but immigrated to Australia when he was less than two years old, settling in Rooty Hill, now in Sydney's western suburbs. In 1893, he and his family relocated to the inner-city Sydney district of Glebe. There, he attended St John's School.
After graduating from university, he worked as a stockbroker before being appointed to a post with the Royal Australian Navy. He served during the First World War on the ship HMAS Success, becoming one of the first people to reach the South Pole. After leaving the navy, he joined the British Antarctic Expedition, which had been commissioned to explore Antarctica. The expedition failed to reach its destination, but while trying to rescue some of their colleagues, three of them (Mawson, Frederick A. Cook, and Ray Neill) were killed when the ship they were on, the Aurora, was crushed by ice. The other person who died on this trip was not involved in the rescue effort; instead, she was pregnant at the time of her death.
In 1913, Mawson married Elsa Christiana "Christie" Mackay. They had four children together: Jean, Peter, Anne, and David.
After retiring from public life in 1932, he returned to England where he died in 1952. He is buried in Melbourne's Flinders Park Cemetery.
He grew up on his mother's kraal in the village of Qunu with two sisters, where he worked as a cow boy and spent a lot of time outside with other boys. His parents were both uneducated, but being a fervent Christian, his mother enrolled him in a local Methodist school when he was approximately seven years old.
Blake was born in New Zealand in 1948 to artist and art director Brian Blake and photographer Joyce Wilson. He was their second kid out of four. He grew raised in the Bayswater area and attended Bayswater School, Belmont Intermediate, and Takapuna Grammar School. He went on to study at Auckland University before moving to Australia to study at the Sydney College of Art.
His father died when he was only nine years old and his mother two years later. Since then, he has been solely supported by his wife, Penny Leighton Blake. They have two sons together.
He started painting at a very young age (about five years old) and always drew pictures of cars, trucks, and boats when he was a child. When he reached high school, his interests turned more towards drawing people. His teachers used to say that he should consider becoming an artist instead of a lawyer like him. After finishing high school, he enrolled at Auckland University where he studied law for three years. However, he gave up the idea of being a lawyer and moved to Australia so he could pursue his dream of being an artist.
In Australia, he lived in various cities including Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane before finally settling in London in 1978. There, he joined several groups and workshops that taught him new techniques and ideas about art. In 1984, he had his first solo show at the Anthony d'Offay Gallery in London.