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BIG-SCREEN DEBUT Christina Aguilera as Ali in the uproarious rags-to-riches romp, Burlesque
Eminem and the late Brittany Murphy Dev Patel in rags-to-riches Oscar magnet
Joe Calzaghe's rags-to-riches life story - released on DVD before Christmas; Mike Cockayne
MEDICAL MYSTERY: Jim Sturgess plays Ben Campbell; This is the kind of rags-to-riches escapism that we can depend on.
His story is a classic rags-to-riches tale, the sort of success story that could inspire other budding entrepreneurs.
Algoma's rags-to-riches story from a debt-ridden, insolvent company to one of world's most efficient steel producers is well documented.
Sidebars include further details, such as the rags-to-riches story of Weni, the ambiguous gender of Akhenaton, and further information about texts found in the pyramids, royal mummies, and tomb robberies.
While this story may not be considered a traditional rags-to-riches tale, it certainly personifies the American dream.
But the path to the CBA is a true rags-to-riches story for MacAloney, president and CEO of Anaheim-based Jax Markets.
The intellectual turf they share should elevate the discussion beyond the cliche-ridden, stereotypical, rags-to-riches, humble-to-tragic beginnings genre to which many famous African Americans' life stories seem to be relegated.
Other characters, fleshed out from scant records, are vividly portrayed: Madeleine, Haussmann's rags-to-riches mistress, de Fance, her adopted "father," a demolition man who abetted the city's deconstruction and reconstruction while accumulating vast wealth, and a couple of strong-arm men who do Haussmann's dirty work.