In 1984 he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, which resulted in a comparative photo-essay entitled The Italian Hilltown and the American Main Street Small Tow
Nathanael West accomplished a few several things in his short life, among them: forging his way into both Tufts and Brown Universities, writing several largely ignored satiric novels, writing several equally ignored screenplays, and running a stop sign en route to the funeral of F. Scott Fitzgeral
Savion Glover a tap dancer and choreographer, and actor. His Broadway debut, at age 12, was in "The Tap Dance Kid," while his film debut, in 1989, was in "Tap," with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. He starred in the musical "Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk."