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  Juno 心里想的两个假名字,Gene Simmons和Mother Teresa 都是真实存在的人物。当然,这都不是他们的本名。

  1. Gene Simmons, Rock Musician

  Born: 25 August 1949

  Birthplace: Haifa, Israel

点击浏览下一页  Gene Simmons is the front man, lead singer and bass player for KISS, the theatrically-inclined 1970s rock band who wore face paint for all their public appearances. Simmons was born in Israel, but he and his mother emigrated to New York in 1958 and he soon began going by the name Gene Klein. After a brief turn as a schoolteacher, he took the name Gene Simmons and helped found KISS with Paul Stanley (guitar, b. Paul Stanley Eisen, 20 January 1952), Peter Criss (drums, b. Peter Crisscoula, 20 December 1947) and Ace Frehley (guitar, b. Paul Frehley, 27 April 1951). Simmons, in demonic makeup, played bass, sang, spat fire and stuck his tongue out really far. The band played heavy metal with a theatrical flair that featured elaborate stage productions with comic-horror themes. KISS toured relentlessly; their live double album KISS Alive (1975) made them superstars, and for the rest of the 1970s they were one of the top acts in the world. In the '80s they recorded sporadically while Simmons, always the busy businessman, pursued other ventures, taking a few movie roles and (incongruously) managing the career of Liza Minnelli. KISS reunited in the mid-1990s, and Simmons continues to be involved in many ventures besides rock and roll, including a line of clothing, a magazine, a cartoon show and a book (KISS and Makeup, 2001). He has twice starred in reality TV shows: teaching British schoolkids in Gene Simmons' Rock School (2005), and appearing with his family in Gene Simmons Family Jewels (2006).

  2. Mother Teresa, Religious Figure / Humanitarian

  Born: 27 August 1910 Died: 5 September 1997

  Birthplace: Skopje, Macedonia

点击浏览下一页  Best Known As: Humanitarian nun of Calcutta, called "The Saint of the Gutters"

  Mother Teresa grew famous for humbly ministering to lepers (麻风病人), the homeless and the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. In 1928 Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Lareto, a Catholic order that did charity work in India. She took the name Sister Teresa and for 17 years taught school in the country. In 1950 she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a new order devoted to helping the sick and poor; the order grew to include branches in more than 100 cities around the world, and Mother Teresa became a worldwide symbol of charity, meeting with Princess Diana and many other public figures. In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace, and in 1985 she was awarded the Medal of Freedom from the United States.

  She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 19 October 2003, placing her one step from sainthood in the Catholic faith; after beatification she became known as the Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata. Though her parents were ethnic Albanians, Mother Teresa was born in what is now Macedonia and what was then part of the Ottoman Empire. Some sources give her date of birth as August 26th, not August 27th.

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