May Britt
Actress
May Britt
For the Swedish actress, see Maj-Britt Nilsson. May Britt is a Swedish actress who had a brief career in the 1950s in Italy and later in the United States. She retired from the screen after she married Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1960.
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Eat Ye Bread Sauce While Ye May: Brits Go Medieval On Christmas Day
NPR - 3 months
Made with breadcrumbs, milk, onion and spices, bread sauce is a key part of traditional English Christmas dinners. It's a culinary relic of medieval times when bread-soaked sauces were all the rage. (Image credit: WikiCommons)
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Putin 'Probably' Approved Spy's Assassination, Say Brits
ABC News - about 1 year
Russia dismisses allegations as "politicized."
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Why Sinatra Is Still Relevant
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Several years ago I was talking with someone a few generations younger about Quincy Jones. They were recounting his illustrious career, noting that he even worked with Michael Jackson. I then stated that Michael Jackson, as great as he was, was not the biggest star that Jones worked with. I could see a look of bewilderment cross his face, perhaps thinking, "Whose bigger than Michael Jackson?" Bewilderment quickly became utter disbelief when I said, "He (Jones) also worked with Sinatra!" For legions of fans, which I include myself, my statement was a no-brainer. We have not had since, and most likely will not have again, someone on par with Francis Albert Sinatra aka "The Chairman of the Board." December 12 marks the centennial of his birth. His metamorphosis from teen idol, the precursor to Elvis Presley, to movie star, to transforming Las Vegas, along with his fellow Rat Pack mates, into his personal playground, systematically created a persona where women wanted him, a ...
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Rare Snow Storm Pounds Midwest
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By Brendan O'Brien MILWAUKEE, May 2 (Reuters) - An unseasonable May storm system dropped more than a foot of snow across the central Plains and the upper Midwest on Thursday, closing roads and causing power outages in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The winter storm system has delivered about 18 inches (46 cm) of snow across parts of northwest Wisconsin and more than 15 inches in southern Minnesota, according to the National Weather Service. "The northernmost areas have seen snow in May before, but not of this magnitude," said Jim Keeney, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Temperatures fell close to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 1 degree Celsius), making for a heavy, wet snow that downed trees and caused power outages and road closures. The snowfall will likely break seasonal records in portions of Wisconsin and Minnesota, Keeney said. "We are getting pounded with a bunch ...
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Profiles in Science: May-Britt and Edvard Moser Explore the Brain’s GPS
New York Times - almost 4 years
May-Britt and Edvard I. Moser are exploring the way the brain records and remembers movement in space, which they speculate may be the basis of all memory.     
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Many Brits resort to borrowing to pay household bills
Boiler Juice - over 4 years
Money may be tight for many people in the UK at present, but the situation is likely to be particularly worrying for those who are being forced to...
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Brett Kosciolek pitches North Parkland to winners' bracket final
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
15-year-old strikes out eight in Buffaloes' 6-2 win over Lower Mac. Brett Kosciolek, as batter, was frustrated by Lower Macungie pitcher Vince Romano's assortment of offspeed pitches and well-located fastballs.
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- Jeg følte meg straffet - Nettavisen
Google News - over 5 years
Jeg unner ingen den følelsen, sier May-Britt som håper at hennes deltakelse i programmet skal gjøre det lettere for andre i samme situasjon å takle lignende situasjoner. Til tross for fortvilelsen måtte Gunn-Britt bestemme seg for hvordan veien skulle
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Derfor husker du ditt første kyss - ABC Nyheter
Google News - over 5 years
Hukommelse er evnen til å ta inn, lagre og rekonstruere informasjon, sier May-Britt Moser, professor ved Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for the Biology of Memory ved NTNU i Trondheim. – Og det finnes flere typer hukommelse,
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Kvinde og dreng omkommet i trafikulykke - DR
Google News - over 5 years
Lastbilchaufføren forsøgte at undvige, men væltede så der blev spredt betonfliser ud over vejen. De omkomne er den 48-årige May-Britt Kristensen fra Ikast og den 12-årige Alexander Kjærsgaard Leonelli fra Viborg. Det oplyser vagtchefen hos Midt- og
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NTNU researchers win €128K medical research prize - Science Business
Google News - over 5 years
TNU Professors May-Britt and Edvard Moser have been selected for the 2011 Anders Jahre's Award for Medical Research. The award, which includes a NOK 1 million (€ 128000) prize, is considered among the most prestigious of medical research awards in the
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På jakt etter makt - Frifagbevegelse.no
Google News - over 5 years
I Steinkjer kjemper May Britt Lagesen for å bli ordfører. Hun er en av mange FO-ere som vil ta med sine sosialfaglige perspektiver inn i politikken. Arbeiderpartiet, som er Lagesens parti, ligger godt an på meningsmålingene i Steinkjer tog og en halv
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Folket vil ha Gram – langt fram for Lagesen - Trønder-Avisa
Google News - over 5 years
Bjørn Arild Gram (Sp) er langt foran May Britt Lagesen (Ap) i Trønder-Avisas ordførermåling. Faktisk vil hver fjerde Ap-velger heller ha Gram enn Lagesen. gram i front: 52,3 prosent av Steinkjers befolkning vil at Bjørn Arild Gram skal få fortsette som
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Jahre-pris til Moser - Universitetsavisa
Google News - over 5 years
Foto: Thor Nielsen/NTNU Info Anders Jahres medisinske pris for 2011 er tildelt NTNU-professorene May-Britt og Edvard Moser. Dette er omtalt som Nordens mest prestisjefylte medisinske pris, og er på 1 million kroner. De to får prisen for sin forskning
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Tilltänkt chef hoppade av - Helsingborgs Dagblad
Google News - over 5 years
I juni blev det känt att ytterligare en förvaltningschef, May Britt Strålfors, chef för individ- och familjeomsorgen, har sagt upp sig. Hennes sista arbetsdag blir den 30 september. Sedan dess har det löst sig med en ny kommunchef som börjar 1
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Cotter High School welcomes new principal - Baxter Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
Amanda Britt was hired to fill the position that Pat Lundahl retired from in May. Britt was dean of students and seventh-grade math teacher at Paris Middle School in Paris, Ark. Also new to the faculty this year will be Emily Sharp, a social studies
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Store motbakke-premiar lokkar toppløparar til fylket - NRK
Google News - over 5 years
Prestegård seier at kampen om pengepremiane i dameklassen vil stå mellom May Britt Buer frå IL Gular, Tuva Toftdal Staver, Therese Sjursen, BFG Fana, og Thea Lillehov frå Austerrike. – Vi ligg føre fjoråret i konkurranseklassen med 250 påmelde så langt
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Britt Billmaier Denies She Is Dating One of Ashley Hebert's Bachelors - Wetpaint
Google News - over 5 years
Well, be that as it may, Britt is denying it on Twitter. Here's what the lovely lass had to say later on Friday: @BrittBillmaier: “Lots of lies floating about. I think Ben is a fantastic guy, but there is no validity to the rumors out there.” So
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of May Britt
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 63
    May Britt was portrayed by Megan Dodds in the 1998 TV film The Rat Pack, which depicted her marriage to Sammy Davis, Jr., played by Don Cheadle.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1988
    Age 53
    After the divorce, Britt resumed working with sporadic TV guest appearances, the last in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details Since then she has been retired and mainly involved in painting. She currently resides in California with her third husband, Lennart Ringquist.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 26
    Once married, Britt left the movies. She and Davis had one natural child, a daughter, Tracey, born July 5, 1961, and adopted two sons: Mark Sidney Davis, born in 1960 and adopted June 4, 1963, and Jeff, named after actor Jeff Chandler, and born in 1963. They divorced in 1968 after Davis reportedly had an affair with dancer Lola Falana.
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  • 1960
    Age 25
    She retired from the screen after she married Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1960.
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  • 1959
    Age 24
    She met Sammy Davis, Jr. in 1959. They began dating, and, after a brief engagement, were married on November 13, 1960. Their wedding caused controversy. A rumor or myth, John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy told Frank Sinatra to tell Davis not to marry May until after the 1960 Presidential Election. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 U.S. states, and only in 1967 were those laws (by then down to 17 states) ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to the wedding, Britt converted to Judaism. The couple was married by Rabbi William Kramer.
  • 1956
    Age 21
    She also featured in the epic War and Peace film of 1956.
    More Details Hide Details In the late 1950s, Britt relocated to Hollywood after signing with 20th Century Fox. She starred in a few movies, including The Young Lions with Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift and Murder, Inc. (1960) with Peter Falk, as well as a much-criticized remake of The Blue Angel (1959) in the legendary role first created by Marlene Dietrich in 1930.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 16
    Maybritt Wilkens, as she was known originally, was discovered by Italian film-makers Carlo Ponti and Mario Soldati in 1951.
    More Details Hide Details She was an assistant to a Stockholm photographer. The two Italians were in Sweden to cast a young blonde woman for the title role in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair. They came to the studio where she worked to view photographs of models. After meeting her, they offered her the part. May Britt, as she was renamed professionally, immediately moved to Rome. As expected, she made her movie debut as the leading actress in Jolanda, the Daughter of the Black Corsair (1952). In the following years she worked in some ten Cinecittà productions.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1933
    Age -2
    Born on March 22, 1933.
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