• Ub Iwerks

    1901 - 1971

    Ub Iwerks (1901 - 1971)

    Legendary, award-winning Disney animator of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. He was the first employee hired by Walt Disney for his new animation studio. Known for his artistry and drawing speed, he animated Mickey Mouse’s first short “Plane Crazy” by himself in only two weeks. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Laura May Wagoner […]

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  • Ub Iwerks

    1901 - 1971

    Ub Iwerks (1901 - 1971)

    Legendary, award-winning Disney animator of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. He was the first employee hired by Walt Disney for his new animation studio. Known for his artistry and drawing speed, he animated Mickey Mouse’s first short “Plane Crazy” by himself in only two weeks. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Laura May Wagoner […]

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  • Ugo Attardi

    1923 - 2006

    Ugo Attardi (1923 - 2006)

    Artist. He was born in Sori, Liguria, Italy. He was an internationally known sculptor, painter and writer. In Rome in 1947, he signed the Abstraction manifesto “Forma Uno” (One Form) as one of the founders, together with Perilli, Dorazio, Turcato and Consagra. He also received an award at the IX Exhibition of Valle Rovato. In […]

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  • Ugo Fano

    1912 - 2001

    Ugo Fano (1912 - 2001)

    Ugo Fano earned his doctorate in mathematics at the University of Turin in 1934, under Enrico Persico, with a thesis entitled Sul Calcolo dei Termini Spettrali e in Particolare dei Potenziali di Ionizzazione Nella Meccanica Quantistica (On the Quantum Mechanical Calculation Spectral Terms and their Extension to Ionization). As part of his PhD examination he […]

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  • Ugo Tognazzi

    1922 - 1990

    Ugo Tognazzi (1922 - 1990)

    Ugo Tognazzi was born in Cremona, in northern Italy but spent his youth in various localities as his father was a traveller clerk for an insurance company. After his return to his native city in 1936, he worked in a salami production plant. During World War II, he was inducted into the Army and returned home […]

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  • Uho Nanma

    1970 - 1970

    Uho Nanma (1970 - 1970)

    Scholar of classical Japanese studies. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Uli Derickson

    1944 - 2005

    Uli Derickson (1944 - 2005)

    American Folk Hero. She was a flight attendant aboard Trans World Airlines Flight 847 that was hijacked by Shiite Muslim terrorists in June 1985. The flight began in Athens, Greece and ended in Beirut, Lebanon, where the crew and 39 passengers were held for 17 days. She is credited with saving many lives by shielding […]

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  • Ulises Barrera

    1925 - 2005

    Ulises Barrera (1925 - 2005)

    Journalist. During his +50 years career his columns about boxing marked an age in Argentine Sports, following the careers of great fighters like “Ringo” Bonavena, Carlos Monzón, Horacio Accavallo and many others. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Ulric Guttinguer

    1908 - 1984

    Ulric Guttinguer (1908 - 1984)

    French-Canadian actor. He appeared in the film, “The Battle Of The Chateauguay” (1978), and in the television program, “Le Clan Beaulieu” (1978). (bio by: K)

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  • Ulysses S Grant

    1822 - 1885

    Ulysses S Grant (1822 - 1885)

    Ulysses S Grant 18th United States President, Civil War Union Lieutenant General. He was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. His birth name was  Hiram Ulysses Grant. At seventeen, he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point. After graduation, his first assignment was service in a border war with Mexico. After eleven years he resigned […]

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  • Umaji Kaneko

    1970 - 1970

    Umaji Kaneko (1970 - 1970)

    Literary scholar, philosopher. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Umberto Agnelli

    1934 - 2004

    Umberto Agnelli (1934 - 2004)

    Industrialist. He was the Chairman of Italy’s largest industrial group, Fiat, and one of Italy’s richest men, who lived for years in the shadow of his flamboyant brother, Giovanni (Gianni) Agnelli. Born in Lausanne, Switzerland, he endured a series of tragedies that began with the loss of his father when he was an infant, his […]

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  • Umberto Boccioni

    1882 - 1916

    Umberto Boccioni (1882 - 1916)

    Painter, Sculptor, Theorist. The greatest of the Italian Futurists, he celebrated the vitality of the industrial age by seeking to depict time, space, energy, and even sound in his work. Although he was active with that movement only a short period before his premature death, Boccioni’s ideas had far-reaching consequences in the development of 20th […]

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  • Una Merkel

    1903 - 1986

    Una Merkel (1903 - 1986)

    Una Merkel was born in Covington, Kentucky, and grew up in Philadelphia and New York City. Merkel, who bore a resemblance to actress Lillian Gish, began her career as a stand-in for Gish, most notably in the 1928 classic The Wind, a late silent film. Merkel appeared in a few films during the silent era, including […]

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  • Una O’Connor

    1880 - 1959

    Una O’Connor (1880 - 1959)

    Actress. Began her acting career in motion pictures in 1929. She is best remembered for her work in Universal’s horror classics like “The invisible man” (1933) and “The bride of Frankenstein” (1935). She also appeared in classics films like “The Adventures of Robin Hood” (1938), “This Land is Mine” (1943) as Charles Laughton’s mother, “Cluny […]

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  • Uncle Dave Macon

    1870 - 1952

    Uncle Dave Macon (1870 - 1952)

    Uncle Dave Macon Born David Harrison Macon in Smartt Station in middle Tennessee’s Warren County, he was the son of a Confederate officer who owned a large farm. Macon heard the folk music of the area when he was young, but he was also a product of the urban South: after the family moved to […]

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  • Uncle Jimmy Thompson

    1970 - 1970

    Uncle Jimmy Thompson (1970 - 1970)

    Uncle Jimmy Thompson In 1925, the National Life and Accident Insurance Company established WSM, the first radio station in Nashville that could reach a regional audience. In September of that year, WSM began airing rural musicians from the Nashville area, namely Humphrey Bate, Sid Harkreader, and Uncle Dave Macon. Realizing the popularity of old-time music, […]

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  • Union Noble Bethell

    1859 - 1933

    Union Noble Bethell (1859 - 1933)

    Businessman. He was a lawyer who joined all small phone companies to create AT&T. He was present at first cable crossing from Orleans, Massachusetts to Brest, France, and was chairman of operating board of AT&T from 1918 to 1919.  Family links:  Spouse:  Donna Isabel Bethel (1870 – 1954)*  Children:  John Warren Bethell (1906 – 1976)* […]

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  • Uri Dan

    1935 - 2006

    Uri Dan (1935 - 2006)

    Author. He wrote many books on Israeli history, including “Blood Libel”, “To the Promised Land”, and “Ariel Sharon: An Intimate Portrait”. For many years he was a New York Post contributor who wrote about Middle Eastern affairs. (bio by: Erik Lander)

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  • Ursula Howells

    1922 - 2005

    Ursula Howells (1922 - 2005)

    Actress. She was born in London and died in Perworth (England). Her 50-year career began on stage in the West End, where she made her debut in 1945. Later, she entered in cinema in 1950, with the drama Flesh and Blood. During the 1950s, she appeared in The Constant Husband (1955) and The Long Arm […]

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  • Ursula Lingen

    1928 - 2014

    Ursula Lingen (1928 - 2014)

    Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her numerous appearances on the German stage and screen. Raised within the theatrical milieu, she relocated with her family to Vienna in the late 1930s after Berlin became untenable for Jews, though she, her mother, and her half sister Hanne Brecht were under some degree of protection […]

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  • Ursula Thiess

    1924 - 2010

    Ursula Thiess (1924 - 2010)

    Actress, Model. After gainiing a measure of success in her native land, she had a brief American film career in the 1950s. Raised in Hamburg, she married producer George Thiess in 1942, and had two children. Remaining in her home during WWII, she was forced to flee both the Allied bombing and the invading Russian […]

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  • Uta Hagen

    1919 - 2004

    Uta Hagen (1919 - 2004)

    Born in Göttingen, Germany, the daughter of Thyra A. (née Leisner) and Oskar Frank Leonard Hagen, Hagen and her family emigrated to the United States in 1924, when her father received a position at Cornell University. She was raised in Madison, Wisconsin. She appeared in productions of the University of Wisconsin High School and in […]

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  • Ute Mora

    1945 - 2003

    Ute Mora (1945 - 2003)

    Actress. Played ‘Berta Griese’ in the German TV-Series “Lindenstrasse.” She was part of the original cast. (bio by: JSesto) Cause of death: Cancer

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