Jacobs got up close with such notables as John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and gangster Sam Giancana. 'It was an amazing trip,' he wrote in his memoir.
Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47, sometimes called the Kalashnikov, became the world's most ubiquitous weapon. For the most part, Kalashnikov defended his brainchild, designed 'for the glory of the Soviet army.' But he admitted: 'I am sad that terrorists use it.'
If Sam Spade was a tough guy, Jim Rockford was ? well, he could throw a punch, but he didn't like to because it hurt his hand.