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He is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.Charles Darwin
He was a British children's book author best known for the much loved book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' which was twice adapted to film.Roald Dahl
He was an Italian poet, known by his first name, whose 'The Divine Comedy' has made an enduring impression on the worlds of literature and theology.Dante (Alighieri)
He was a Spanish surrealist painter known for works like 'The Persistence of Memory.'Salvador Dalí
She was a Biblical figure who tricked strongman Samson into revealing that the secret to his strength was in his long hair.Delilah
He was an American motion-picture and television producer and showman, famous as a pioneer of cartoon films and the creator of [Answer] World.Walt Disney
He was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase 'I don't get no respect.' He starred in 'Easy Money' and 'Caddyshack.'Rodney Dangerfield
A Scottish writer and spiritualist, he created the detective Sherlock Holmes - one of the most vivid and enduring characters in English fiction.Arthur Conan Doyle
As the lead singer of the band the Who, he has delighted and surprised rock music fans with his powerful and versatile voice for more than four decades.Roger Daltrey
He was an English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, best known for his novels 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'Moll Flanders.'Daniel Defoe
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He played the title role on the goofy 1960s TV sitcom 'Gilligan's Island.'Bob Denver
He was a U.S. Army officer, once thought to be the inventor of baseball until the game was found to be of English origin.Abner Doubleday
A former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, he was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.Frederick Douglass
He was a French fashion designer whose post–World War II creations were wildly popular, and whose legacy continues to influence the fashion industryChristian Dior
He was a member of the 1960s created-for-television rock group, The Monkees. Micky Dolenz
He was Haiti’s president for 14 years. He operated an absolutist regime and caused nearly 30,000 deaths.Francois Duvalier
She became the youngest person at the time to win an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' at age 16.Patty Duke
She was a novelist and playwright whose famous works 'Rebecca' and 'The Birds' were made into films by Alfred Hitchcock.Daphne Du Maurier
He was a lawyer who worked as defense counsel in many dramatic criminal trials, as for John Scopes and Leopold and Loeb.Clarence Darrow
She was a dancer who performed in a new, less restrictive form. Many regard her as the mother of modern dance. She died in a gruesome scarf-related car accident.Isadora Duncan

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