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The 13 Most Famous Oscars

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Oscar Dickson

Oscar Dickson

This 19th century Swedish magnate and merchant worked closely with King Oscar II of Sweden. In his day, he was considered the most affluent of all the Swedes and he spent much of his fortune on conducting the early exploration of the Arctic including the Russian Arctic area and Greenland. It’s no coincidence that Dikson Island in the Kara Sea was eventually named after him.

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Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

The "Blade Runner," um… the real life Blade Runner, was famous for being a double leg amputee Olympic sprinter with bionic legs. His heroic story of overcoming his disability now has a dark cloud, as recent allegations that he shot and killed his wife, if proven true, would turn his fame into infamy.

Oscar Robertson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "The Big O ", is a retired American National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 220 lb (100 kg) Robertson played the shooting guard/ point guard position, and was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 professional seasons.

Oscar Wilde

Until he was nine, Oscar Wilde was educated at home, where a French bonne and a German governess taught him their languages.[citation needed ] He then attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Until his early twenties, Wilde summered at the villa, Moytura House, his father built in Cong County Mayo.

Oscar the Grouch

For millions of young kids, Oscar the Grouch is the first character in the world to let them know it’s ok to be a misanthrope ... and love trash. One of the most famous Sesame Street characters of all time was also created to add an aspect of racial and ethnic diversity, since he lives a different lifetsyle than everyone else. Go fig.

Oscar De La Hoya

With the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, approaching, De La Hoya turned his mother's dream into a strong focus for his training. After an upset victory in the first round over the Mexican boxer Julio Gonzalez, De La Hoya defeated Marco Rudolph of Germany to win gold. The U.S.

Oscar Robertson

Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "The Big O ", is a retired American National Basketball Association player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. The 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 220 lb (100 kg) Robertson played the shooting guard/ point guard position, and was a 12-time All-Star, 11-time member of the All-NBA Team, and one-time winner of the MVP award in 14 professional seasons.

Oscar Schmidt

Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt (born February 16, 1958) is a retired Brazilian professional basketball player. He is also known as Oscar Schmidt Bezerra in Spain, where he played for Fórum Valladolid for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, and simply Oscar, or Mão Santa (Holy Hand), in his homeland.

Oscar Niemeyer

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (December 15, 1907 - December 5, 2012), known as Oscar Niemeyer ( Brazilian Portuguese: [ɔʃˈkaʁ ˈniemajeʁ]), was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture.

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta was born on July 22, 1932, in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 18, he left the Caribbean to study painting in Madrid. Enticed by fashion, he switched his focus and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in haute couture.

Oscar Hammerstein II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II (; July 12, 1895 - August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. Hammerstein won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best Original Song. Many of his songs are standard repertoire for singers and jazz musicians.

Oscar Hammerstein I

Oscar Hammerstein I (8 May 1846 - 1 August 1919) was a businessman, theater impresario and composer in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses, and he rekindled opera's popularity in America. He was the grandfather of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

Oscar Emboaba

Discover several Oscar Emboaba facts including before he was famous, his family life, along with how popular Oscar Emboaba is in several categories.