• P. T. Barnum

    1810 - 1891

    P. T. Barnum (1810 - 1891)

    Phineas Taylor “P. T.” Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, “I am a showman by […]

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  • Paavo Nurmi

    1897 - 1973

    Paavo Nurmi (1897 - 1973)

    Paavo Johannes Nurmi (Finnish pronunciation: [ˈpɑːʋo ˈnurmi] 13 June 1897 – 2 October 1973) was a Finnish middle- and long-distance runner. He was nicknamed the “Flying Finn” as he dominated distance running in the early 20th century. Nurmi set 22 official world records at distances between 1500 metres and 20 kilometres, and won nine gold […]

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  • Pablito Calvo

    1946 - 2000

    Pablito Calvo (1946 - 2000)

    Spanish child actor. He obtained big succes after the release of his film “Marcelino, Pan y Vino” (1954). Also he appeared in “Mi Tio Jacinto” (1956) and “Un Angel Pasó por Brooklyn” (1957). He retired from acting at the age of 16. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Pablo Neruda

    1904 - 1973

    Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973)

    Pablo Neruda (/nəˈruːdə/; Spanish: [ˈpaβ̞lo̞ ne̞ˈɾuð̞a]) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean poet-diplomat and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto (July 12, 1904 – September 23, 1973). He derived his pen name from the Czech poet Jan Neruda. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971.  Neruda became known as […]

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  • Pablo Picasso

    1881 - 1973

    Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

    Picasso was baptised Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad, a series of names honouring various saints and relatives. Added to these were Ruiz and Picasso, for his father and mother, respectively, as per Spanish law. Born in the city of Málaga in the Andalusian region of Spain, he was the […]

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  • Paco de Lucia

    1947 - 2014

    Paco de Lucia (1947 - 2014)

    Francisco Gustavo Sánchez Gomes (21 December 1947 – 25 February 2014), known as Paco de Lucía [ˈpako ðe luˈθia], was a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. A leading proponent of the New Flamenco style, he helped legitimize flamenco among the establishment in Spain, and was one of the first flamenco guitarists to have […]

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  • Paddy Chayefsky

    1923 - 1981

    Paddy Chayefsky (1923 - 1981)

    Sidney Aaron “Paddy” Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best Screenplay (the other three-time winners, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder, have all shared their awards with co-writers). He was […]

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  • Padmini Kolhapure

    1932 - 2006

    Padmini Kolhapure (1932 - 2006)

    Actress, Dancer. Born in Poojappura in Thiruvanthapuram, India, she acted and danced in over 250 films within a forty year career. She made here debut in the 1949, Hindi film ‘Kalpana’. As the primary star of the Malayalam and Tamil cinema, she also was in the Bollywood films, “Payal” [1957], Babubhai Mistry’s “Mahabharat” [1965], Raj […]

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  • Padraic Colum

    1881 - 1972

    Padraic Colum (1881 - 1972)

    Author.  A major figure in twentieth century literature, Colum’s sphere of work included his involvement in the Irish literay revival, children’s literature, and translations from Gaelic into English.  As the eldest of eight children, he accompanied his father to the United States to participate in the Colorado Gold Rush, and as an adult he frequently […]

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  • Paloma “Blackie” Efrom

    1912 - 1977

    Paloma “Blackie” Efrom (1912 - 1977)

    Singer, Actress, Journalist, Entertainer. Known as “Blackie”, she was one of the milestones of Argentine radio and television. She began her artistic career in 1934 and made his debut in televison in 1952. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Pamela Blake

    1915 - 2009

    Pamela Blake (1915 - 2009)

    Pamela Blake, 94, a B-movie actress known for her roles in such late 1940s action serials as “Chick Carter, Detective” and “Ghost of Zorro,” died of natural causes Tuesday at a Las Vegas care facility, her family said. Born in 1915 in Oakland, Blake came to Hollywood after winning a beauty contest at age 17. […]

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  • Pamela Brown

    1917 - 1975

    Pamela Brown (1917 - 1975)

    Pamela Mary Brown (8 July 1917 – 19 September 1975) was an English stage and film actress. She was born in Hampstead, London to George Edward Brown, a journalist, and his wife, Helen Blanche (née Ellerton). Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, she attended St Mary’s School, Ascot. After attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic […]

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  • Pamela Cundell

    1920 - 2015

    Pamela Cundell (1920 - 2015)

    Actress. A prolific character performer especially adept at comedy, she shall be remembered as Mrs. Fox from the 1970s BBC series “Dad’s Army”. The child of a music and theatre family with roots going back to Shakespeare’s own company, she took to the stage at 14, attended London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and […]

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  • Pamela Gordon

    1937 - 2003

    Pamela Gordon (1937 - 2003)

    Actress. Gordon was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on April 8, 1937, and began her acting career at the age of 5 performing at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. After studying at Bennington College and earning a B.A. in dramatic arts from Carnegie-Mellon University, she moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1961. After moving to Los Angeles she […]

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  • Pamela Green

    1929 - 2010

    Pamela Green (1929 - 2010)

    Pamela Green born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England on 28 March 1929, Green attended Saint Martin’s School of Art; she started figure modelling to pay for her art school studies and moved on to photographic modelling because it paid more. She also worked as a dancer and appeared in the Latin Quarter at The […]

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  • Pamela Mason

    1916 - 1996

    Pamela Mason (1916 - 1996)

    Born Pamela Helen Ostrer in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Mason was the daughter of Isidore (1889-1975) and Helen Ostrer. Isidore Ostrer was a wealthy industrialist and banker who became president of the Gaumont British Picture Corporation in the early 1920s. Pamela left school at age 9, and married cinematographer Roy Kellino at age 16 in 1932. In 1935, […]

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  • Pamela Owen Britton

    1923 - 1974

    Pamela Owen Britton (1923 - 1974)

    Actress.  The daughter of Ethel Owen, a well known radio, stage, and early television actress, she changed her name to Pamela Britton to escape her mothers shadow.  After her education at State Teachers Normal School and Holy Angels Academy in Milwaukee, she went to New York City, New York where she was discovered by bandleader […]

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  • Pammy Annette Avent

    1966 - 1983

    Pammy Annette Avent (1966 - 1983)

    Murder victim. Born in Seattle, Washington to Herbert L. Avent and Velma Harris. Pammy was last seen on October 26, 1983 in Seattle. Pammy’s remains were identified 20 years later through dental records. Her family conducted a memorial service for their daughter on November 8, 2003. Pammy was a victim of Gary Leon Ridgway, known […]

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  • Pancho Cossío

    1894 - 1970

    Pancho Cossío (1894 - 1970)

    Artist. He was born Francisco Gutiérrez Cossío in Santiago de Baños, Cuba. Soon, his family moved to Spain. He studied with Ceclio Pla and was friend of Francisco Bores. His first exhibition was in 1919. In 1923, he moved to Paris, where knew the painters Picasso, Ismael de la Serna, Hernando Viñes, Togores and María […]

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  • Paola Mori

    1928 - 1986

    Paola Mori (1928 - 1986)

    Paola Mori was born in 1928 to an Italian aristocratic family. By 1953, she had begun carving out a career for herself as a film actress, playing supporting roles in several Italian films. In 1953 Mori met Orson Welles, and soon began a romance. The following year he cast her in the female lead of his […]

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  • Paolo Giacometti

    1970 - 1970

    Paolo Giacometti (1970 - 1970)

    Playwright. He studied law in Genoa, but he committed himself to writing when he achieved success with a play that he wrote aged twenty. He wrote for touring theatre companies and many of his plays were successful, including La Donna, Sofocle and Giuditta.  (bio by: Bunny Boiler)

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  • Paolo Stoppa

    1906 - 1988

    Paolo Stoppa (1906 - 1988)

    Paolo Stoppa (6 June 1906 – 1 May 1988) was an Italian actor and dubber. Born in Rome, he began as a stage actor in 1927 in the theater in Rome and began acting in films in 1932. As a stage actor, his most celebrated works include those after World War II, when he met director […]

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  • Pappy Boyington

    1912 - 1988

    Pappy Boyington (1912 - 1988)

    Gregory Boyington was born on December 4, 1912 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Sometimes he is erroneously quoted as being born in 1906. He grew up in the logging town of St. Maries, Idaho and in Tacoma, Washington, where he was a wrestler at Lincoln High School. He took his first flight when he was six […]

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  • Parley Baer

    1914 - 2002

    Parley Baer (1914 - 2002)

    Actor. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he was a veteran character performer of more then 40 films and countless televisions shows. He began his career on radio in the 1940s, being featured on programs such as “A Tooth for Paul Revere”, “Dragnet”, “Lux Radio Theatre”, “The Whistler” and many more. For TV, his credits […]

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  • Parveen Babi

    1949 - 2005

    Parveen Babi (1949 - 2005)

    Parveen was born in Junagadh, Gujarat in a Muslim family. She did her early schooling from Mount Carmel High School, Ahmedabad and later attended St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad where she emerged as a Master of Arts in English literature Her father Vali Mohammed Babi (died 1959), was a System administrator with the Nawab of Junagadh […]

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  • Parveen Babi

    1949 - 2005

    Parveen Babi (1949 - 2005)

    Actress. She was a major Bollywood star during the 1970s and 80s and appeared in over 50 films during her short but extremely successful film career. She was one of the first Indian actresses to openly flaunt her sexuality, and broke many of the taboos of Hindi films. Unfortunately, she died alone, forgotten by those […]

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  • Parveen Babi

    1949 - 2005

    Parveen Babi (1949 - 2005)

    Actress. She was a major Bollywood star during the 1970s and 80s and appeared in over 50 films during her short but extremely successful film career. She was one of the first Indian actresses to openly flaunt her sexuality, and broke many of the taboos of Hindi films. Unfortunately, she died alone, forgotten by those […]

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  • Pascale Ogier

    1958 - 1984

    Pascale Ogier (1958 - 1984)

    Actress. Born Pascale Marguerite Cécile Claude Colette Nicolas in Paris, France, she was the daughter actress Bulle Ogier. She began performing first on the stage, made her film debut in “Perceval le Gallois” (1978) and with her mother co-wrote the screenplay and starred in “Le pont du Nord” (1981). For her performance in “Full Moon […]

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  • Pastora Peña

    1920 - 2003

    Pastora Peña (1920 - 2003)

    Actress. She was born and died in Madrid (Spain). On Stage she worked in “Té y Simpatía” (1957), “Mariana Pineda” (1967) and “Enseñar a un Sinvergüenza” (1995). In cinema, she appeared in “Nuestra Natacha” (1936), “Porque te vi Llorar” (1941), “Mi Tio Jacinto” (1956) and “La Mujer de Otro” (1967). She was the sister of […]

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  • Pat Ast

    1941 - 2001

    Pat Ast (1941 - 2001)

    Actress, Model. Best known for her role as as ‘Linda’ in the movie “Heat”. She was working as a clerk and receptionist in a box factory when she caught the eye of Andy Warhol who signed her on to star in some movies he was going to make. Her credits include “Heat”, “The Incredible Shrinking […]

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