Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, writer, producer, director, and singer, working primarily in animation and comedy, as well as live-action and other genres. MacFarlane is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and The Orville , and co-creator of the TV series American Dad! and The Cleveland Show . He also wrote, directed, and starred in the films Ted , its sequel Ted 2 , and A Million Ways to Die in the West .
Tobias Jonathan Ansell Wolff is an American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist. He is known for his memoirs, particularly This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army . He has written two short story collections, including The Barracks Thief , which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Wolff received a National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama in September 2015.
Henry Spencer Moore OM CH FBA was an English artist. He is best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. As well as sculpture, Moore produced many drawings, including a series depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz during the Second World War, along with other graphic works on paper.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg in his role at Abel Seyler's Hamburg National Theatre.