Gabriel is also the angel who announces the coming birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:5-24)… He is sometimes called an archangel, or high-ranking angel, along with other named biblical angels such as Michael and Raphael… Gabriel does not play a musical instrument in the Bible but often appears with a horn in popular songs, stories and art because of legends identifying him as the unnamed angel who announces Judgment Day by sounding the last of a series of trumpets (Revelation, chapters 8-11)… In mathematics, Gabriel’s horn (or trumpet) is the name of a figure with infinite surface area but finite volume, resulting from an equation developed by 17th-century physicist Evangelista Torricelli.
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry . Halle first came into the spotlight at seventeen years when she won the Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing the state of Ohio in 1985 and, a year later in 1986, when she was the first runner-up in the Miss . Pageant. After participating in the pageant, Halle became a model. It eventually led to her first weekly TV series, 1989's Living Dolls (1989), where she soon gained a reputation for her on-set tenacity, preferring to "live" her roles and remaining in character even when the cameras stopped rolling. It paid off though when she reportedly refused to bathe for several days before starting work on her role as a crack addict in Spike Lee 's Jungle Fever (1991) because the role provided her big screen breakthrough. The following year, she was cast as Eddie Murphy 's love interest in Boomerang (1992), one of the few times that Murphy was evenly matched on screen. In 1994, Berry gained a youthful following for her performance as sexy secretary "Sharon Stone" in Flintstones: Die Familie Feuerstein (1994). She next had a highly publicized starring role with Jessica Lange in the adoption drama Die andere Mutter (1995). Though the movie received mixed reviews, Berry didn't let that slow her down, and continued down her path to super-stardom.
In 1998, she received critical success when she starred as a street smart young woman who takes up with a struggling politician in Warren Beatty 's Bulworth (1998). The following year, she won even greater acclaim for her role as actress Dorothy Dandridge in made-for-cable's Die Geschichte der Dorothy Dandridge (1999), for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series. In 2000, she received box office success in X-Men (2000) in which she played "Storm", a mutant who has the ability to control the weather. In 2001, she starred in the thriller Passwort: Swordfish (2001), and became the first African-American to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards, for her role as a grieving mother in the drama Monster's Ball (2001).
Gabriel García Márquez
was born in 1927 in the small town of Aracataca, situated in a
tropical region of northern Colombia, between the mountains and
the Caribbean Sea. He grew up with his maternal grandparent - his
grandfather was a pensioned colonel from the civil war at the
beginning of the century. He went to a Jesuit college and began
to read law, but his studies were soon broken off for his work as
a journalist. In 1954 he was sent to Rome * on
an assignment for his newspaper, and since then he has mostly
lived abroad - in Paris, New York, Barcelona and Mexico - in a
more or less compulsory exile. Besides his large output of
fiction he has written screenplays and has continued to work as a