• Faith Bacon

    1910 - 1956

    Faith Bacon (1910 - 1956)

    Actress, Burlesque Dancer. A Broadway starlet of the late 1920s, she is remembered for her erotic dance routines at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Born Frances Yvonne Bacon, little is recorded of her early years save that she at some point lived in the Northern California community of Placerville and along the way apparently received […]

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  • Faith Baldwin

    1893 - 1978

    Faith Baldwin (1893 - 1978)

    Author. A native of New Rochelle, New York, she is considered one of the most successful writers of light fiction in the 20th century whose works targeted an audience of middle-class women. They include “Skyscraper,” “Alimony,” “No Private Heaven,” “American Family,” “Twenty-Four Hours A Day,” “White Collar Girl,” “Change Of Heart,” “The Office Wife,” “Adam’s […]

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  • Faith Brook

    1922 - 2012

    Faith Brook (1922 - 2012)

    Actress. Born in the Northern region of York in England, she was the daughter of parents who made a name for themselves in the entertainment industry. Her father was actor Clive Brook, her mother Mildred Evelyn Brook appeared in a number of silent era pictures during the 1920s. Faith and her younger brother Lyndon Brook […]

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  • Faith Domergue

    1924 - 1999

    Faith Domergue (1924 - 1999)

    Born in New Orleans, Faith Domergue was adopted by Adabelle Wemet when she was six weeks old. When Faith was 18 months old (in 1926), Adabelle married Leo Domergue. The family moved to California in 1928 where Domergue attended Beverly Hills Catholic School and St. Monica’s Convent School. While still at University High School, she […]

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  • Fanchon Frankel

    1874 - 1937

    Fanchon Frankel (1874 - 1937)

    Actress. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, she began her career performing on stage as a part of Orpheum circuit. Her film credits included “Sensation Seekers” (1927), “Jake the Plumber” (1927), “Desperate Courage” (1928) and “Pick ‘Em Young” (1930). She died in Hollywood, California and is buried in an unmarked grave at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, […]

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  • Fania Mindell

    1894 - 1969

    Fania Mindell (1894 - 1969)

    Fania Mindell was born in Minsk, Russia on December 15, 1894. She emigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1906 with her parents and family, and became a US citizen in 1919. She was an accomplished artist, and became a set and costume designer for Broadway theaters in New York. She translated dramatic materials from Russian […]

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  • Fanny Adams

    1859 - 1867

    Fanny Adams (1859 - 1867)

    Murder Victim. She was a victim of one of the most infamous child murder cases in Great Britain. She and her friend Minnie Warner, both aged eight, along with Fanny’s sister Lizzie, aged seven, were out for a walk on August 24, 1867 when, at half past one in the afternoon, they were approached by […]

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  • Fanny Brice

    1891 - 1951

    Fanny Brice (1891 - 1951)

    Fanny Brice She was really Fannie Borach, daughter of a saloon-keeper on Forsythe Street in the crowded Lower East Side, where she was born in 1892. Her first appearance on any stage took place when she was 13 at Keeney’s Theatre in Brooklyn, where she won an amateur night contest singing, “When You Know You’re […]

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  • Fanny Burney

    1752 - 1840

    Fanny Burney (1752 - 1840)

    Novelist and diarist. Fanny Burney later (Madame D’Arblay) was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, to Esther Sleepe Burney and music historian of some distinction,  Dr. Charles Burney. In 1760, the family moved to Poland street in London where a brilliant social circle would frequent,  which included David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and Edmund Burke. […]

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  • Fanny Cossar

    1865 - 1956

    Fanny Cossar (1865 - 1956)

    American motion picture actress of the 1920s, and 30s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Children:  Raymond J Cossar (1900 – 1982)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Fanny Cradock

    1909 - 1994

    Fanny Cradock (1909 - 1994)

    Television Figure, Author. Born Phyllis Nan Primrose-Pechey, she is considered the first ever celebrity television cook, appearing with her monocle clad, henpecked husband Major Johnnie Cradock from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Known for her harsh and elaborate demeanour her T.V career began in 1955 with her first programme, ‘Fanny’s Kitchen’, which introduced her famous […]

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  • Fanny Cradock

    1909 - 1994

    Fanny Cradock (1909 - 1994)

    Television Figure, Author. Born Phyllis Nan Primrose-Pechey, she is considered the first ever celebrity television cook, appearing with her monocle clad, henpecked husband Major Johnnie Cradock from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Known for her harsh and elaborate demeanour her T.V career began in 1955 with her first programme, ‘Fanny’s Kitchen’, which introduced her famous […]

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  • Fanny Davenport

    1850 - 1898

    Fanny Davenport (1850 - 1898)

    Stage Actress.  She was born in London, began acting at the age of 11, and made her made debut in in New York in 1862. She joined Augustin Daly’s theater company specializing in Shakespeare. She later played many roles first made famous by Sarah Bernhardt in Paris. She was the daughter of the Shakespearean actor […]

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  • Fanny Kemble

    1809 - 1893

    Fanny Kemble (1809 - 1893)

    Actress.  Best known for her stage roles in “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Hunchback.” She came from a London theatrical family, and took to the stage without any training to save her family from financial ruin. On a tour of the US she met and married one of her chief admirers – Pierce Butler,  whose […]

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  • Farley Granger

    1925 - 2011

    Farley Granger (1925 - 2011)

    Actor. Born Farley Earle Granger, II, the son of a successful automobile dealer, his father suffered financial ruin during the Depression and his family would be forced to move into a small apartment in North Hollywood. While performing in a theater production, he was spotted by a talent scout who brought him to the attention […]

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  • Faron Young

    1932 - 1996

    Faron Young (1932 - 1996)

    Faron Young Faron Young, a honky-tonk singer who became a pillar of Nashville country music, died yesterday at Columbia Summit Medical Center in Nashville, said Melanie Lamb, a hospital spokeswoman. He was 64. He died of a gunshot wound that apparently was self-inflicted, the police said; he was found wounded on Monday at his Nashville […]

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  • Farrah Fawcett

    1947 - 2009

    Farrah Fawcett (1947 - 2009)

    Actress. Born Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett, she is best known for her role as Jill Munroe from the television series “Charlie’s Angels.” She appeared on the series from 1976 to 1980. She left the show at the conclusion of the first season in 1976, but returned to the series in guest role appearances over the […]

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  • Farzad Bazoft

    1958 - 1990

    Farzad Bazoft (1958 - 1990)

    Journalist. Born in Iran, Bazoft moved to the United Kingdom and became a reporter for the British newspaper The Observer. While investigating an explosion at an arms factory in Baghdad, Iraq, he was arrested for spying. Despite promises of a fair trial by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Bazoft was given a one-day, behind-closed-doors trial. He […]

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  • Faten Hamama

    1931 - 2015

    Faten Hamama (1931 - 2015)

    Actress. A brunette beauty called “the First Lady of the Arab screen”, she is remembered for starring in roughly 100 Egyptian film features, in the process breaking stereotypes by portraying strong female characters. Raised in Cairo by a middle class family, she was to some extent pushed into show business by her father, who had […]

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  • Fats Waller

    1904 - 1943

    Fats Waller (1904 - 1943)

    Against the opposition of his father, a clergyman, Waller became a professional pianist at the age of 15, working in cabarets and theaters.[citation needed] In 1918 he won a talent contest playing Johnson’s “Carolina Shout”, a song he learned from watching a player piano play it. Fats Waller became one of the most popular performers of […]

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  • Fausto Cleva

    1902 - 1971

    Fausto Cleva (1902 - 1971)

    Fausto Cleva (17 May 1902 – 6 August 1971) was an Italian-born American operatic conductor. Fausto Cleva was born in Trieste in 1902. After studies at the Conservatorio in his native city and Milan, Cleva made his debut conducting La traviata in Carcano, near Milan, before emigrating to the United States in 1920, becoming an American […]

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  • Fawn McKay Brodie

    1915 - 1981

    Fawn McKay Brodie (1915 - 1981)

    Author,  Historian. One of the founders of the genre of history known variously as “psychohistory” or “psychobiography”. Fawn McKay was born into a respected, though poor, Mormon family. She demonstrated academic prowess from an early age, attended Weber College for two years, and received her B.A. in English from the University of Utah in 1934. […]

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  • Fay Babcock

    1895 - 1970

    Fay Babcock (1895 - 1970)

    Motion Picture Set Decorator. Worked on numerous films from the 1940s to the 1960s.  Family links:  Parents:  Bulia Cavanaugh Babcock (1870 – 1948)

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  • Fay Bainter

    1893 - 1968

    Fay Bainter (1893 - 1968)

    Actress. A veteran performer whose career spanned six decades, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as ‘Aunt Belle Massey’ in the 1938 romantic drama film “Jezebel” with Bette Davis and Henry Fonda. Born Fay Okell Bainter in Los Angeles, California, she got her start on the stage in 1908 […]

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  • Fay Helm

    1909 - 2003

    Fay Helm (1909 - 2003)

    Actress. Best remembered for her portrayal of Mrs. Fuddle in the “Blondie” movies. In 1938, she signed with Columbia Pictures and played the character in “Blondie”, “Blondie Brings up Baby”, “Blondie on a Budget” and “Blondie Has Servant Trouble”. She also starred in such movies as “Dark Victory”, “The Wolf Man” and “Phantom Lady” among […]

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  • Fay Holden

    1893 - 1973

    Fay Holden (1893 - 1973)

    Actress. Born Dorothy Fay Hammerton in Birmingham, England, she was best remembered for the role of actor Mickey Rooney’s mother in MGM’s “Andy Hardy” film series. Prior to films, she worked with California’s Pasadena Playhouse and made her screen debut in “Exclusive” (1937). Among her many credits are “Souls at Sea” (1937), “Test Pilot” (1938), […]

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  • Fay MacMurray Holderness

    1881 - 1963

    Fay MacMurray Holderness (1881 - 1963)

    Actress. American motion picture figure of the 1910s to the 1940s. Appeared in the 1940 W.C. Fields comedy “The Bank Dick.” (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Edmund Ayars Leeds (1892 – 1954)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Fay Spain

    1932 - 1983

    Fay Spain (1932 - 1983)

    Actress. Usually playing B-movies bad girl, she appeared in such films as “Al Capone” with Rod Steiger, “Dragstrip Girl” with John Ashley, and “Teenage Doll.” (bio by: MC)  Family links:  Parents:  R C Spain (1906 – 1965)  Arminta Frances Cochran Grant (1910 – 2003)  Siblings:  Virginia Spain Petersen (1927 – 1997)*  Fay Spain (1932 – […]

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  • Fay Templeton

    1865 - 1939

    Fay Templeton (1865 - 1939)

    Actress. Born in Little Rock Arkansas to actors John Templeton and Alice Vane who were principals in the touring John Templeton Opera Company. She was carried on stage as an infant and won her first speaking role at five. By the age of twenty, she was touring with her own light opera company. She made […]

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  • Fay Tincher

    1884 - 1983

    Fay Tincher (1884 - 1983)

    Actress. A lively dark-haired comedienne of the silent film era, she was sometimes referred to as “the female Charlie Chaplin.” She appeared in over 160 films from 1913 until 1930, mostly shorts. Born in Topeka, Kansas to an affluent family, she began her career on stage in Chicago, Illinois and toured on the vaudeville circuit. […]

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