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Victor Hugo
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    (February 26, 1802-May 22, 1885)
    Wrote 'Les Miserables' (1862) and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'
    Awarded Legion d'honneur for literature (1825)
    'Les Miserables' was a critical failure.
    The musical was critically panned when it opened in London (1985), however like the book, its popularity came from the masses and not the critical elite.
    He gave all his sons the middle name, Victor.
    The premier of his play, 'Hernani,' was interrupted by audience fist fights (1830).
    It took him over 15 years to write 'Les Miserables.'
    His book, 'Les Miserables,' inspired the world's most popular musical, 'Les Mis' (playing in 29 countries and 196 cities, seen by over 42 million people as of September, 2000).
    Currently, it is the longest running play still on Broadway (Opened in 1987) and fourth longest running play ever on Broadway (Bruce's favorite musical).
    There have been over twenty movies of 'Les Miserables' made.
    There have been 31 cast recordings of 'Les Mis.'
    The Vatican banned 'Les Miserables.'
    He was a political leftist and was forced into exile by the French monarchy (1851-70).
    His concerns were always for the down and out.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 20 Votes: 15.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 21 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 36 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 54 Votes: 37.04% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 31.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 195 Votes: 44.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 160 Votes: 49.38% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 280 Votes: 45.00% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 358 Votes: 43.02% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 716 Votes: 42.74% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1976 Votes: 39.68% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 5838 Votes: 37.41% Annoying
 
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