• D. M. “Bud” Ballew

    1970 - 1922

    D. M. “Bud” Ballew (1970 - 1922)

    Western Lawman. Born David Monticello Ballew, he was a most controversial and effective Ardmore, Oklahoma Territory Deputy Sheriff. A very noted gun fighter, he first made headlines killing Pete Bynum who was in the middle of a holdup. Later he killed outlaws Steve Talkington for resisting arrest, James Perle and two men named Hignote and […]

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  • Dabbs Greer

    1917 - 2007

    Dabbs Greer (1917 - 2007)

    Greer was born in Fairview in Newton County in southwestern Missouri, the son of Bernice Irene (née Dabbs), a speech teacher, and Randall Alexander Greer, a druggist. Greer moved to Anderson as an infant with his family. At the age of eight, he began acting in children’s theater productions. He attended Drury University in Springfield, […]

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  • Dack Rambo

    1941 - 1994

    Dack Rambo (1941 - 1994)

    Born in Earlimart, California, Rambo had a twin brother, Orman Ray Rambeau, who would ultimately go professionally as Dirk Rambo. After moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s, the brothers were discovered by actress Loretta Young and cast in her CBS series, The New Loretta Young Show. On 5 February 1967, Dirk was killed in […]

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  • Dagmar

    1921 - 2001

    Dagmar (1921 - 2001)

    After her marriage to Angelo Lewis in 1941, she moved to New York where he was a Naval officer, stationed at Navy Ferry Command on Long Island. Dagmar adopted Jennie Lewis as her stage name (taken from her real life married name, Virginia Lewis). To keep busy, she became a fashion photographer’s model, and in […]

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  • Dagmar Ebbesen

    1891 - 1954

    Dagmar Ebbesen (1891 - 1954)

    Swedish actress. She made her debute in 1913 and acted in more than 90 films during her career, among them august Strindberg’s “Hemsöborna” , “Hård kvinnor” and “Kronblom”.  (bio by: Peter Robsahm)

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  • Dai Vernon

    1894 - 1992

    Dai Vernon (1894 - 1992)

    Dai Vernon was born in Ottawa as David Frederick Wingfield Verner. While performing, he often mentioned that he had learned his first trick from his father at age seven, adding that he had “wasted the first 6 years” of his life. His father was a government worker and an amateur magician. Vernon studied mechanical engineering […]

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  • Dairoku Kikuchi

    1855 - 1917

    Dairoku Kikuchi (1855 - 1917)

    Educator and mathematician. Also served as president of Tokyo University. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Daisy D’ Ora

    1913 - 2010

    Daisy D’ Ora (1913 - 2010)

    Actress, Beauty Queen, Society Figure. A pretty ingenue of the German cinema, she later became a fixture in European diplomatic circles. Born Daisy Frein Baroness von Freyberg zu Eisenberg, she had early theatrical ambitions and took a stage name as show business was considered an improper career for the nobility. Spotted by producer G. W. […]

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  • Daisy Keith

    1969 - 1997

    Daisy Keith (1969 - 1997)

    Actress. Born in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Victoria Young and Brian Keith who named her for her grandmother. As a child she enjoyed performing different characters and voices for her family. At the age of 20 she appeared in the television series, ‘Heartland’ as Kim Stafford, opposite her father. It was to be her […]

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  • Daisy Robinson Jefferson

    1889 - 1967

    Daisy Robinson Jefferson (1889 - 1967)

    Actress. A native of New York City, she was the wife of stage actor Thomas Jefferson and the sister of actress Gertrude Robinson Kirkwood. She is known for her portrayal of ‘Meenie Van Winkle’ in both the stage play of “Rip Van Winkle” in 1914, and the film version in 1921. Her other credits include […]

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  • Dale Bumpers

    1925 - 2016

    Dale Bumpers (1925 - 2016)

    Dale Bumpers was virtually unknown when he announced his campaign for governor in 1970. Despite his lack of name recognition, his oratorical skills, personal charm, and outsider image put him in a runoff election for the Democratic nomination with former Governor Orval Faubus. Two other serious candidates were Attorney General Joe Purcell of Benton in […]

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  • Dale Earnhardt

    1951 - 2001

    Dale Earnhardt (1951 - 2001)

    Dale Earnhardt Race Car Driver. Born in Kannapolis, North Carolina, to Ralph Lee and Martha Coleman Earnhardt, who was then one of the best short-track drivers in North Carolina. Known to the world as Dale, he would not be persuaded to give up his dream of racing, dropping out of school to race. In May […]

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  • Dale Evans

    1912 - 2001

    Dale Evans (1912 - 2001)

    Dale Evans The world knew her as “the Queen of the West.” High Desert neighbors knew her as a neighbor, a friend and a matriarch. Friends and fans everywhere are mourning the death of Dale Evans, who died Wednesday of congestive heart failure at her home in Apple Valley with her children by her side. […]

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  • Dale Roberts

    1986 - 2010

    Dale Roberts (1986 - 2010)

    Dale Roberts was born in Horden, County Durham. His mother was Isabella. He played for Cleveland Juniors Football Club and attended Easington Comprehensive School with fellow academy footballer Adam Johnson. He was with the Sunderland and Middlesbrough football academies, joining the latter in 2003 as a scholar and was part of Boro’s FA Youth Cup […]

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  • Dale Robertson

    1923 - 2013

    Dale Robertson (1923 - 2013)

    Born in 1923 to Melvin and Vervel Robertson in Harrah in Oklahoma County near Oklahoma City in central Oklahoma, Robertson worked as a professional boxer briefly before enrolling in the Oklahoma Military Academy in Claremore. He also served in the military before his professional acting career began. He served in the United States Army 322nd […]

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  • Dalida

    1933 - 1987

    Dalida (1933 - 1987)

    Singer/Actress. Born Yolanda Christina Gigliotti in Egypt to Italian parents. In 1954 she was elected Miss Egypt, and in 1955 she played opposite Omar Sharif as a double for Joan Collins in a film that was released as “The Land of the Pharaohs.” In 1956 she moved to France and under the stage name “Dalida” […]

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  • Dalies Erhardt Frantz

    1908 - 1965

    Dalies Erhardt Frantz (1908 - 1965)

    Classical Musician, Actor. Born in LaFayette, Colorado, his ten year concert pianist career was interrupted when he entered the United States Army Air Force as an intelligence officer in World War II.  At that time he was considered by many critics to be the the finest American born pianist of the 20th century, and he […]

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  • Dallas McDonald Burnette

    1900 - 1976

    Dallas McDonald Burnette (1900 - 1976)

    Stage and screen actress. She is buried next to her husband, actor Smiley Burnette. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Smiley Burnette (1911 – 1967)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Dallas McDonald Burnette

    1900 - 1976

    Dallas McDonald Burnette (1900 - 1976)

    Stage and screen actress. She is buried next to her husband, actor Smiley Burnette. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Smiley Burnette (1911 – 1967)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Dallas McKennon

    1919 - 2009

    Dallas McKennon (1919 - 2009)

    Born in La Grande, Oregon, McKennon’s best-known roles were that of Gumby for Art Clokey, and Archie Andrews for Filmation’s Archie series, and the primary voice of Buzz Buzzard in the Woody Woodpecker cartoons. In the early 1950s, McKennon created and hosted his own daily kids TV wraparound show, Space Funnies/Capt. Jet, which was seen […]

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  • Dalton Trumbo

    1905 - 1976

    Dalton Trumbo (1905 - 1976)

    Dalton Trumbo was born in Montrose, Colorado, the son of Maud (née Tillery) and Orus Bonham Trumbo. His family moved to Grand Junction in 1908. He was proud of his paternal ancestor, a Franco-Swiss immigrant named Jacob Trumbo (possibly anglicized spelling of Trumbeau), who settled in the colony of Virginia in 1736. Trumbo graduated from […]

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  • Dámaso Alonso

    1898 - 1990

    Dámaso Alonso (1898 - 1990)

    Author. He was member of Generation of 1927. He is remembered for his books “Hijos de la Ira,” “Gozos de la Vista” and “Hombre y Dios.” He wrote essays about Góngora, Lope de Vega and San Juan de la Cruz.  Family links:  Spouse:  Eulalia Galvarriato (1904 – 1997)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Dame Anderson

    1898 - 1992

    Dame Anderson (1898 - 1992)

    Actress. Born in Adelaide, Australia, she worked in stage in Australia before coming to United States in 1918. After a few difficult years, she appeared on Broadway and built a solid career as one of the greatest ladies in stage. She obtained acclaim playing “Medea” and “Lady Macbeth”, wining two Emmys for these performances. In […]

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  • Dame Barbara Cartland

    1901 - 2000

    Dame Barbara Cartland (1901 - 2000)

    Author, Aviation Pioneer, Society Figure. A lady of many talents, she is probably best remembered as a writer of romantic fiction. Born Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland to a middle class family, she showed writing talent from an early age, was educated at the Alice Ottley School, Malvern Girls’ College, and Abbey House, got her first […]

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  • Dame Ellen Terry

    1847 - 1928

    Dame Ellen Terry (1847 - 1928)

    English actress of the stage.  She was best known for her roles in the plays of William Shakespeare, appearing in a number of his plays including the Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice. Her greatest success came in 1882, appearing as Beatrice in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. She also appeared in […]

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  • Dame Judith Anderson

    1898 - 1992

    Dame Judith Anderson (1898 - 1992)

    Actress. Born in Adelaide, Australia, she worked in stage in Australia before coming to United States in 1918. After a few difficult years, she appeared on Broadway and built a solid career as one of the greatest ladies in stage. She obtained acclaim playing “Medea” and “Lady Macbeth”, wining two Emmys for these performances. In […]

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  • Dame Margaret Rutherford

    1892 - 1972

    Dame Margaret Rutherford (1892 - 1972)

    Renowned British actress, most famous for her performances as ‘Miss Marple.’ Other memorable performances include ‘Madame Arcati’ in “Blythe Spirit” (1945). A poster of Dame Margaret was a popular mural on the walls of college dorm rooms in the late sixties. She also hosted a provocative documentary, “The Stately Ghosts of England,” about this time. […]

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  • Damia

    1889 - 1978

    Damia (1889 - 1978)

    Actress. Born Marie-Louise Damien, in Paris, France, she began her career as a singer in stage shows and concerts. She made her big screen debut in the film “Napoléon” (1927), followed by “Alone” (1931). Her other film credits included “Tu m’oublieras” (1932), “La mauvaise priere” (1935), “The Pearls of a Clown”, “Kiss of Fire” (1956) […]

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  • Damilola Taylor

    1989 - 2000

    Damilola Taylor (1989 - 2000)

    Damilola Taylor (7 December 1989 – 27 November 2000) was a ten-year-old Nigerian schoolboy who died in England in what became one of the country’s most high-profile killings. Several young boys were cleared of murder charges after a lengthy trial, and later two brothers were convicted of manslaughter. Damilola Taylor was born in Lagos, Nigeria, to […]

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  • Dan Andersson

    1888 - 1920

    Dan Andersson (1888 - 1920)

    Author.  His poetry and fiction depict the hard life of the working class and the rugged wildnerness of his native Sweden.  Andersson was born in Skattlösberg, Dalecarlia, the son of a poor country teacher. In his youth he worked as a woodsman,  charcoal burner, and factory worker. From 1914 to 1915 he took part in […]

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