• Edwin Howard Armstrong

    1890 - 1954

    Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890 - 1954)

    Armstrong was born in the Chelsea district of New York City to John and Emily Armstrong. His father was the American representative of the Oxford University Press, which published Bibles and standard classical works. John Armstrong, who was also a native of New York, began working at the Oxford University Press at a young age […]

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  • Edwin J. Shoemaker

    1907 - 1998

    Edwin J. Shoemaker (1907 - 1998)

    Inventor of the La-Z-Boy Recliner.  Family links:  Spouse:  Ruth Marion Buck Shoemaker (1909 – 1991)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Edwin Land

    1909 - 1991

    Edwin Land (1909 - 1991)

    Edwin Land was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Matha (Goldfaden) and Harry Land, owner of a scrap metal yard. Land’s parents were of Eastern European Jewish descent. Land attended the Norwich Free Academy at Norwich, Connecticut, a semi-private high school, and graduated in the class of 1927. The library there was posthumously named for him, […]

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  • Edwin Landseer

    1802 - 1873

    Edwin Landseer (1802 - 1873)

    Artist.  Born in London, the youngest son of the engraver John Landseer. Edwin Landseer was something of a prodigy whose artistic talents were recognised early on. He studied under several artists, including his father, and the history painter Benjamin Robert Haydon, who encouraged the young Edwin to perform dissections in order to fully understand animal […]

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  • Edwin Landseer Harris

    1970 - 1970

    Edwin Landseer Harris (1970 - 1970)

    Artist. Distinguished American painter of landscapes and marine panorama, named after 18th century British artist Edwin Landseer.  (bio by: Mount Hope NY)

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  • Edwin Newman

    1919 - 2010

    Edwin Newman (1919 - 2010)

    Newman was born on January 25, 1919, in New York City to Myron, a credit manager, and Rose (née Parker) Newman. His older brother was M.W. Newman, a longtime reporter for the Chicago Daily News. Newman married Rigel Grell on August 14, 1944. They had one daughter, Nancy, who was born on October 6, 1945. […]

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  • Edwin Pearce Christy

    1815 - 1862

    Edwin Pearce Christy (1815 - 1862)

    Actor. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a pioneer actor-producer best known for organizing and leading the popular painted black-faced troop of actors called the Christy’s Minstrels. In 1846, while as a performing minstrel, with his band of six performers he took the name of the Christy’s Minstrels and started performing in opera houses in […]

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  • Edwin Sutherland

    1883 - 1950

    Edwin Sutherland (1883 - 1950)

    Edwin Sutherland’s historical importance rests upon his having introduced (in a 27 December 1939 speech to the American Sociological Association, titled The White Collar Criminal) the concept of white-collar crime, a concept which violated existing prejudices that aristocrats can do no wrong (which was famously expressed in the ancient legal view that a king could […]

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  • Edwin Thomas Booth

    1833 - 1893

    Edwin Thomas Booth (1833 - 1893)

    Actor. The foremost American Shakespearean performer of the 19th century. First American to perform Shakespeare for the British Crown in a command performance of “Hamlet” for Queen Victoria. Founder of The Player’s Club, Gramercy Park, New York City, Hew York. He was the son of Junius Booth, the chief rival of Edmund Kean on the […]

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  • Edwin W. Pauley

    1903 - 1981

    Edwin W. Pauley (1903 - 1981)

    Oilman and philanthropist. He was also a power broker in the Democratic party.  He advised President Franklin D. Roosevelt to pick Harry Truman as his vice-presidential running-mate in 1944. Namesake of UCLA’s ‘Pauley Pavilion’ sports facility. Owned Moku O Lo’e, also known as Coconut Island, located in Kaneohe Bay on Oahu, Hawaii. Here, the Pauley […]

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  • Edwina Booth

    1904 - 1991

    Edwina Booth (1904 - 1991)

    Born Josephine Constance Woodruff, the daughter of a doctor, in Provo, Utah, Edwina Booth’s brief film career began in 1928 with the Dorothy Arzner-directed Manhattan Cocktail. She was on vacation following a 1927 stage appearance when film director E. Mason Hopper saw her and offered her a part in a Marie Prevost picture. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) […]

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  • Edyth Gertrude Carter Beveridge

    1970 - 1927

    Edyth Gertrude Carter Beveridge (1970 - 1927)

    Journalist. A pioneering female photojournalist, she gained recognition with photo-essays in the “Confederate Veteran” in 1896 and “Illustrated American”, the first photojournalism magazine in the United States, in 1897. Her later commissions included works for “Collier’s”, “Harper’s Weekly”, and her most famous photo-essay, “Where Southern Memories Cluster”, in “Ladies’ Home Journal” in 1906. (bio by: […]

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  • Edythe Chapman

    1863 - 1948

    Edythe Chapman (1863 - 1948)

    Actress in 115 films, only a few of them were sound films: “A Mormon Maid,” (silent), “Tom Sawyer (silent), “Huckleberry Finn” (silent), “The Ten Commandments” (silent), “The King of Kings” (silent) and “The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg” (silent). (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  James Neill (1860 – 1931)

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  • Effie Marie Bancroft

    1970 - 1970

    Effie Marie Bancroft (1970 - 1970)

    Actress. Theatre Manager. Born Effie Marie Wilton in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of actors, she appeared on the stage with her parents throughout her childhood. She made her London debut in 1856 at the Lyceum Theatre in ‘Belphegor.’ Her early career saw great popularity playing the boy roles in several productions including Pippo, in […]

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  • Egon Brecher

    1880 - 1946

    Egon Brecher (1880 - 1946)

    Actor. Brecher was a 1900 graduate of the University of Heidelberg in Germany and then toured Austria and Germany acting on the stage. Brecher also served as the chief director of the Stadts Theatre in Vienna before going to the U.S. in 1921. In 1929, Brecher moved to Hollywood and appeared in foreign language versions […]

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  • Eiichi Shibusawa

    1840 - 1931

    Eiichi Shibusawa (1840 - 1931)

    Multi-talented businessman. He developed several business  enterprises that established a groundwork for the future development of business and promoted the social welfare of Japan. Among his businesses were the Daiichi Kokuritsu Ginko Bank (now the Daiichi Kangyo Ginko Bank) and the Fukaya Brick Manufacturing Company. Shibusawa called for the “unity of morality and the economy,” […]

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  • Eiji Toyoda

    1913 - 2013

    Eiji Toyoda (1913 - 2013)

    Toyoda studied mechanical engineering at Tokyo Imperial University from 1933 to 1936.  During this time his cousin Kiichiro established an automobile plant at the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in the city of Nagoya in central Japan. Toyoda joined his cousin in the plant at the conclusion of his degree and throughout their lives they shared […]

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  • Eiko Ishioka

    1938 - 2012

    Eiko Ishioka (1938 - 2012)

    Ishioka was born in Tokyo to a commercial graphic designer father and a housewife mother. Although her father encouraged her interest in art as a child, he discouraged her ambition to follow him into the business. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.  Eiko began her career with the advertising […]

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  • Eileen Ambrose

    1925 - 2004

    Eileen Ambrose (1925 - 2004)

    Eileen Ambrose She will be greatly missed by her loving husband Frank, her family, her many friends and her adorable four legged son Sir Winston II–who affectionately knew Frank and Terry as the “King and Queen of Lithuania”. Terry was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan July 1, 1925 and has lived in the Detroit and […]

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  • Eileen Brennan

    1932 - 2013

    Eileen Brennan (1932 - 2013)

    Eileen Brennan American actress of film, television, and theater. Brennan was known for her role as Doreen Lewis in Private Benjamin, for which she received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She reprised the role for the TV adaptation, winning both a Golden Globe and Emmy for her performance. She received Emmy nominations for […]

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  • Eileen Ford

    1922 - 2014

    Eileen Ford (1922 - 2014)

    Eileen Cecile Otte was born in Manhattan and raised in suburban Great Neck, Long Island, the only daughter of four children of Loretta Marie (née Laine) and Nathaniel Otte. Eileen had been a model during the summers of her freshman and sophomore years at Barnard College, modeling for the Harry Conover Modeling Agency, one of […]

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  • Eileen H. “Terry” Ambrose

    1925 - 2004

    Eileen H. “Terry” Ambrose (1925 - 2004)

    Actress, Model. She was a television and print model during the 1940s and 1950s. Her image helped sell automobiles, refrigerators and other items, and graced the pages of national magazines and newspapers. She established the first Screen Actors Guild chapter in Michigan after becoming involved in the Guild while working in Hollywood. (bio by: Always […]

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  • Eileen Heckart

    1919 - 2001

    Eileen Heckart (1919 - 2001)

    Heckart was born Anna Eileen Herbert in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Esther Stark, who wed Leo Herbert (not the child’s father) at her own mother’s insistence so her child would not be born with the stigma of illegitimacy. The child was soon after legally adopted by her maternal grandmother’s wealthy second husband, J.W. Heckart, […]

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  • Eileen Herlie

    1918 - 2008

    Eileen Herlie (1918 - 2008)

    Eileen Herlie was born Eileen Isobel Herlihy to a Catholic father and a Protestant mother in Glasgow, Scotland, and was one of five children. Herlie was trained as a theatre actress. Among her West End London theatre successes were The Eagle Has Two Heads by Jean Cocteau. She was married and divorced from Witold Kuncewicz […]

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  • Eileen O’Hearn

    1913 - 1992

    Eileen O’Hearn (1913 - 1992)

    Eileen O’Hearn was originally a pianist. She turned Film Star in Hollywood. She made ten Films in Hollywood. (bio by: Rudi Polt)

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  • Eileen Percy

    1900 - 1973

    Eileen Percy (1900 - 1973)

    Actress. Eileen was the sister of actress Thelma Percy and the wife of composer Harry Ruby. Arlene Dahl portrayed Eileen in the film “Three Little Words.” Percy appeared in 67 films. (bio by: TLS)  Family links:  Spouse:  Harry Ruby (1895 – 1974)

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  • Eileen Sedgwick

    1898 - 1991

    Eileen Sedgwick (1898 - 1991)

    Vaudeville star. One of The Five Sedwicks acting family. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Parents:  Edward Sedgwick (1868 – 1931)  Josphine Walker Sedgwick (1872 – 1964)  Spouses:  Justin Huntley McCloskey (1889 – 1935)*  Clarence Dwynell Hutson (1895 – 1950)*  Children:  Mary Eileen Hutson Chrys (1936 – 1984)*  Siblings:  Edward Sedgwick (1892 – 1953)*  Eileen Sedgwick […]

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  • Eisaburo Ueno

    1872 - 1925

    Eisaburo Ueno (1872 - 1925)

    Doctor Ueno was the first professor of agriculture at Tokyo University. He owned an Akita named “Hachiko” who accompanied him from his home to Shibuya train station and awaited him on his return each day. After Professor Ueno suffered a fatal stroke at the university and never came home, Hachiko continued to return to the […]

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  • Eisei Hideyo Amamoto

    1926 - 2003

    Eisei Hideyo Amamoto (1926 - 2003)

    Actor. He was perennially cast as the bad guy, particularly in most of the films by director Okamoto Kihachi. Most famous for the role of ‘Mr. Death’ in the popular “Kamen Rider” superhero TV series and as ‘Dr. Who’ in “King Kong Escapes.” His most recent high-profile role was as the mysterious old man in […]

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  • El Brendel

    1891 - 1964

    El Brendel (1891 - 1964)

    Stage and Motion Picture Actor. First appeared on stage with his wife, Flo Sophie Bert, for eight years. Known as “The Synthetic Swede,” he entered films in 1926 and eventually achieved stardom in sound films of 20th Century Fox. From 1929 through 1931, he could be seen in nearly every every Fox feature film, usually […]

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