• E. C. Segar

    1894 - 1938

    E. C. Segar (1894 - 1938)

    Segar was born on 8 December 1894, and raised in Chester, Illinois, a small town near the Mississippi River. The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging. Skilled at playing drums, he also provided musical accompaniment to films and vaudeville acts in the local theater, where he was eventually given the job of film projectionist at the Chester […]

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  • E. E. Cummings

    1894 - 1962

    E. E. Cummings (1894 - 1962)

    Poet and writer. Born Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he began writing poetry at age ten, and continued while studying at Cambridge Latin High School. He attended Harvard College, where his father was a professor, and received a BA Degree in 1915 and his MA Degree the following year. His studies provided him access […]

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  • E. Fay Jones

    1921 - 2004

    E. Fay Jones (1921 - 2004)

    Architect. One of the most distinguished American architects of the late 20th century, Fay Jones was inspired to become an architect in his youth after seeing a short film about Frank Lloyd Wright. He latered studied under Wright. Jones’s most famous work, Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was honored as the American Institute of […]

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  • E. Fay Jones

    1921 - 2004

    E. Fay Jones (1921 - 2004)

    Architect. One of the most distinguished American architects of the late 20th century, Fay Jones was inspired to become an architect in his youth after seeing a short film about Frank Lloyd Wright. He latered studied under Wright. Jones’s most famous work, Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was honored as the American Institute of […]

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  • E. L. Konigsburg

    1930 - 2013

    E. L. Konigsburg (1930 - 2013)

    Elaine Lobl was born in New York City on February 10, 1930, but grew up in small Pennsylvania towns, the second of three daughters. She was an avid reader, although reading was only “tolerated” in her family, “not sanctioned like dusting furniture or baking cookies”. She was high school valedictorian in Farrell, Pennsylvania, where there […]

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  • E. Paul Crume

    1912 - 1975

    E. Paul Crume (1912 - 1975)

    A leading columnist with The Dallas Morning News, where his column, “Big D” received front-page space. Mr. Crume was also the author of A Texan at Bay and a compilation of his daily columns was also featured in The World of Paul Crume – edited by his wife. (bio by: Larry Chenault)

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  • E. Pierce Marshall

    1939 - 2006

    E. Pierce Marshall (1939 - 2006)

    Businessman. Born Pierce Marshall, he informally added the E. later in memoriam to his grandfather Everett Pierce, is best remembered for his aggressive legal battle with his step-mother, Anna Nicole Smith, over the fortune of his oil tycoon father, J. Howard Marshall. After the senior Marshall’s death in 1995, Smith, his wife of 14 months, […]

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  • E. Ray Goetz

    1886 - 1954

    E. Ray Goetz (1886 - 1954)

    American actor, composer and screenwriter. Goetz appeared in the films, “Somebody Loves Me” (1952), “The Greatest Show On Earth” (1952) and “For Me And My Girl” (1942). He wrote the songs, “Toddling The Todalo” and “For Me And My Girl.” In 1929, he wrote the screenplay for the film “Paris.” (bio by: K)

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  • E.L. Doctorow

    1931 - 2015

    E.L. Doctorow (1931 - 2015)

    Doctorow was born in The Bronx, the son of Rose (Levine) and David Richard Doctorow, second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish extraction who named him after Edgar Allan Poe. His father ran a small music shop. He attended city public grade schools and The Bronx High School of Science where, surrounded by mathematically gifted children, he […]

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  • Earl B. Holley

    1881 - 1958

    Earl B. Holley (1881 - 1958)

    Automotive Engineer and Designer. In 1899, he and his brother George founded the Holley Motor Company and sold 600 Holley Motorette automobiles between 1902 and 1906. But it was their design of the Holley carburetor that revolutionized gasoline engine development. In 1903 the Holley Carburetor Company produced carburetors for the Curved Dash Oldsmobile and then […]

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  • Earl Bell Gilmore

    1887 - 1964

    Earl Bell Gilmore (1887 - 1964)

    Entrepreneur. Earl Bell Gilmore was the son of Arthur F. Gilmore, founder of Gilmore Oil Company in Los Angeles. Besides expanding the oil company, Gilmore built the first race track designed specifically for midget racers. He also sponsored Indy cars, and in 1987 was inducted into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame. Last, but […]

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  • Earl Bernard Olson

    1915 - 2006

    Earl Bernard Olson (1915 - 2006)

    Earl Bernard Olson (May 8, 1915 – December 11, 2006) was a businessman who founded the Jennie-O Turkey company (now part of Hormel). Earl B. Olson was born on a farm north of Murdock, MN, the son of Olof and Anna (Anderson) Olson. Both his father and mother were immigrants from Sweden. After eight grades of […]

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  • Earl Carroll

    1893 - 1948

    Earl Carroll (1893 - 1948)

    Theatrical Producer, Nightclub Owner. His racy “Vanities” musical revues were among Broadway’s most popular shows of the 1920s. He later pioneered in the “supper club” theatre concept. A native of Pittsburgh, Carroll entered show business in 1912 as a staff lyricist for the Feist music publishing company. After serving in the US Army Air Force […]

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  • Earl Derr Biggers

    1884 - 1933

    Earl Derr Biggers (1884 - 1933)

    Mystery Novelist. He created the fictional Chinese detective Charlie Chan. Born in Warren, Ohio, he graduated from Harvard in 1907. His first novel,  “Seven Keys to Baldpate” (1913),  was adapted into a hit Broadway play by George M. Cohan,  and later filmed several times.  With “The House Without a Key” (1925) Biggers introduced Charlie Chan, […]

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  • Earl Hindman

    1942 - 2003

    Earl Hindman (1942 - 2003)

    Earl John Hindman (October 20, 1942 – December 29, 2003) was an American film and television actor, best known for his role as the kindly neighbor (whose lower face was always hidden from television viewers) Wilson W. Wilson, Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement (1991–1999). Long before this role, however, he played villains in two […]

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  • Earl Hines

    1903 - 1983

    Earl Hines (1903 - 1983)

    Earl Kenneth Hines, universally known as Earl “Fatha Hines (December 28, 1903 – April 22, 1983), was an American jazz pianist and bandleader. He was one of the most influential figures in the development of jazz piano and, according to one major source, is “one of a small number of pianists whose playing shaped the […]

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  • Earl John “Sparky” Adams

    1894 - 1989

    Earl John “Sparky” Adams (1894 - 1989)

    Adams made his Major League debut with the Cubs on September 18, 1922. He played 11 games during the 1922 Chicago Cubs season. He spent the following two seasons as the team’s shortstop, splitting time at the position with Charlie Hollocher. In the 1923 Chicago Cubs season, he hit four home runs in 311 at-bats […]

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  • Earl John Adams

    1894 - 1989

    Earl John Adams (1894 - 1989)

    Major League Baseball Player. Nicknamed “Sparky”, he played Major League baseball as an infielder for 13 seasons (1922 to 1934) for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds. He first spent time with the Cubs as a utility infielder until a trade allowed him to become a full fledged starter. […]

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  • Earl May

    1888 - 1946

    Earl May (1888 - 1946)

    Pioneer in the mail order seed business.  Family links:  Parents:  Richard May (1849 – 1912)  Rosa Ernest May (1854 – 1931)  Spouse:  Gertrude Frances Welch May (1892 – 1973)*  Children:  Mary Frances May Rankin (1917 – 1996)*  Edward Welch May (1919 – 1997)*  Siblings:  Flora May Snee (1875 – 1961)*  Earl May (1888 – 1946) […]

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  • Earl Morrall

    1934 - 2014

    Earl Morrall (1934 - 2014)

    Morrall led Muskegon High School in Muskegon, Michigan, to a state football championship in 1951, setting off a determined recruiting effort by the University of Michigan, the University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University. At that time, the Notre Dame did not participate in post-season bowl games. The efforts of the colleges were enough for the principal of Muskegon High, George A. Manning, to […]

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  • Earl Roderick Anthony

    1938 - 2001

    Earl Roderick Anthony (1938 - 2001)

    Professional Bowler. He was Professional Bowling’s all-time biggest winner with 41 titles in his career.  While on the Pro Bowlers Tour he bowled 24 perfect games in competition.  He was National Champion from 1973 to 1975 and 1981 to 1983, and was named Bowler of the Year from 1974 to 1976 and from 1981 to […]

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  • Earl Rogers

    1869 - 1922

    Earl Rogers (1869 - 1922)

    Attorney.  One of the most famous criminal defense lawyers of his day.  His flamboyant courtroom antics and memory for detail won over jurors despite overwhelming evidence against his clients.  A popular saying of the time went,  “If you are guilty,  hire Earl Rogers”.  Born near Buffalo,  New York,  he was the son of a Methodist […]

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  • Earl Scruggs

    1924 - 2012

    Earl Scruggs (1924 - 2012)

    Earl Scruggs Scruggs was born and grew up in the Flint Hill community in Cleveland County, North Carolina, to Georgia Lula Ruppe and George Elam Scruggs, a farmer and bookkeeper, who played banjo and died when Scruggs was four years old. His older brothers, Junie and Horace, plus his two older sisters, Eula Mae and […]

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  • Earl Strom

    1927 - 1994

    Earl Strom (1927 - 1994)

    Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Referee. He was a professional basketball referee for 29 years, with service in both the National Basketball Association and the American Basketball Association, retiring in 1990 with over 2,400 games officiated. In addition, he participated in 29 NBA and ABA finals, 295 playoff, and 7 all-star games. He had a […]

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  • Earl Weaver

    1930 - 2013

    Earl Weaver (1930 - 2013)

    He was the son of Earl Milton Weaver, a dry cleaner who cleaned the uniforms of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns, and Ethel Genieve Wakefield. After playing for Beaumont High School in his hometown, St. Louis, Missouri, the 17-year-old Weaver was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1948 as a second baseman. A […]

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  • Earle Hagen

    1919 - 2008

    Earle Hagen (1919 - 2008)

    Born in Chicago, Illinois, as a boy Earle Hagen moved with his family to Los Angeles, California, where he learned to play the trombone in junior high school, and graduated from Hollywood High School. At age 16, he left home to join traveling big bands, playing with Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and Ray Noble. While […]

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  • Earle Nelson

    1897 - 1928

    Earle Nelson (1897 - 1928)

    Earle Nelson’s mother and father both died of syphilis before Nelson reached the age of two years. He was subsequently sent to be raised by his maternal grandmother, a devout Pentecostal. Around the age of 10, Nelson collided with a streetcar while riding his bicycle and remained unconscious for six days afterward. After he awoke, his […]

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  • Earle W. Graser

    1909 - 1941

    Earle W. Graser (1909 - 1941)

    Radio Actor.  The Canadian-born Graser was raised in Detroit, Michigan. After touring in tent shows, he obtained a job as an announcer at the WXYZ radio station. He later auditioned at the radio station for the voice of ‘The Lone Ranger.’ He won the part and was the 1st actor to play the Lone Ranger […]

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  • Earling Carothers “Jim” Garrison

    1921 - 1992

    Earling Carothers “Jim” Garrison (1921 - 1992)

    JFK Assassination Figure. He was the New Orleans District Attorney whose investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination led to the trial of businessman Clay Shaw, who was the only person ever brough to trial in connection with the assassination. Shaw was later aquitted. Much of motion picture director Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK” was based […]

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  • Eartha Kitt

    1927 - 2008

    Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

    Eartha Kitt Kitt was active in numerous social causes in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966, she established the Kittsville Youth Foundation, a chartered and non-profit organization for underprivileged youth in the Watts area of Los Angeles. She was also involved with a group of youth in the area of Anacostia in Washington, D.C., who […]

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