• Percy Barbat

    1882 - 1965

    Percy Barbat (1882 - 1965)

    Actor. Born Percy Dewitt Barbat, he was primarily a stage performer when he made his big screen debut in “Peter Pan” (1924). He also appeared in some short reel serials and in “No Man’s Land” (1964). He died in San Antonio, Texas. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Parents:  George W Barbat (____ – […]

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  • Percy Eugene Foreman

    1902 - 1988

    Percy Eugene Foreman (1902 - 1988)

    Legendary Texas criminal defense attorney.  Known for his unconventional trial strategies, he handled society divorces, and in sixty years of practice defended more than 1,000 accused murderers, only one of whom was executed. (Foreman was quoted as saying, “He deserved it.”) Among his most famous clients were James Earl Ray, whom he persuaded to plead […]

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  • Percy Rodriguez

    1918 - 2007

    Percy Rodriguez (1918 - 2007)

    Percy Rodriguez was the oldest of three siblings and was of African and Portuguese descent. His father was out of the picture as he left his family. Percy then began working in his early teens to help provide for his family. As Percy continued to grow up he began to enjoy boxing and acting. He […]

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  • Percy Sledge

    1940 - 2015

    Percy Sledge (1940 - 2015)

    Percy Sledge The singer sky-rocketed to the top of both the Hot 100 and R&B charts with his dramatic, heartrending ballad “When a Man Loves a Woman” – his debut single and one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songs of All Time – in 1966. It spent 13 weeks on the Billboard pop chart, and was […]

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  • Perlita Neilson

    1933 - 2014

    Perlita Neilson (1933 - 2014)

    Actress. A longtime star of the British stage, she is probably best remembered for her 1957 performances as the title heroine of “The Diary of Anne Frank”. Born Margaret Phillipa Snowden, she was raised in Argentina due to her father’s business and gained early stage experience in productions put-on by the British community. Returning to […]

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  • Pernell Roberts

    1928 - 2010

    Pernell Roberts (1928 - 2010)

    Roberts was born in 1928 in North Carolina and moved to Waycross, Georgia as an infant, the only child of Pernell Elven Roberts, Sr. (1907–1980), a Dr Pepper salesman, and Minnie (Betty) Myrtle Morgan Roberts (1910–1988). During his high school years, Pernell played the horn, acted in school and church plays and sang in local […]

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  • Perrette “Queen” Pradier

    1938 - 2013

    Perrette “Queen” Pradier (1938 - 2013)

    French Actress. Born Marie-Mathilde Perrette Chevau, she is best remembered for her co-starring roles in films with actors such as Gregory Peck, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quinn, Orson Welles and George Peppard. In 1961, two years after her film debut, Perrette Pradier won the “Prix Suzanne Bianchetti” as the best promising French actress for her performance […]

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  • Perro Aguayo, Jr

    1979 - 2015

    Perro Aguayo, Jr (1979 - 2015)

    Professional Wrestler. A Luchador, a performer known for high-flying ring moves, he shall be remembered as a star of his sport for 20 years. Born Pedro Aguayo Ramirez, he was the son of Hall-of-Fame Lucha Libre competitor Perro Aguayo, Sr. and thus was raised within the wrestling milieu; trained by his father, he made his […]

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  • Perry Edwin Ellis

    1970 - 1986

    Perry Edwin Ellis (1970 - 1986)

    Fashion Designer. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Ellis grew up in an old house full of old vintage clothing with his parents and grandmother. He would just like to sit there and look at all these clothes owned by his aunts. After graduating from high school he majored in business at the College of William and […]

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  • Perry Lopez

    1929 - 2008

    Perry Lopez (1929 - 2008)

    Perry Lopez (born Julios Caesar Lopez; July 22, 1929 – February 14, 2008) was an American film and television actor. His acting career lasted 40 years. Lopez was born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent. Lopez began his acting career on in theater, based in New York. He was signed to a contract at […]

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  • Persis Foster Eames Albee

    1836 - 1914

    Persis Foster Eames Albee (1836 - 1914)

    She was known as the “First Avon Lady”. In 1886 became the first saleswoman for the California Perfume Company, a business that eventually became the multi-billion dollar Avon Products, Incorporated. She started selling the company’s products in 1886 door-to-door, and rose to become the chief of sales for the business. It was her idea to […]

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  • Persis Khambatta

    1950 - 1998

    Persis Khambatta (1950 - 1998)

    Actress. A veteran of Indian and European films when she burst onto the American screen as the bald and exotic Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) and it turned out to be her most famous role. Born in Bombay, India, Khambatta started out as a model at age 13. In 1965, she […]

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  • Persus Foster Eames Albee

    1836 - 1914

    Persus Foster Eames Albee (1836 - 1914)

    Businesswoman. She was known as the “First Avon Lady”. In 1886 became the first saleswoman for the California Perfume Company, a business that eventually became the multi-billion dollar Avon Products, Incorporated. She started selling the company’s products in 1886 door-to-door, and rose to become the chief of sales for the business. It was her idea […]

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  • Pert Kelton

    1907 - 1968

    Pert Kelton (1907 - 1968)

    Pert Kelton was a young comedienne in A-list movies during the 1930s, often as the leading lady’s wisecracking friend. She had a memorable turn in 1933 as dance hall singer “Trixie” in The Bowery alongside Wallace Beery, George Raft, Jackie Cooper and Fay Wray. Directed by Raoul Walsh, the film depicts Steve Brodie, the first […]

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  • Pete Conrad

    1930 - 1999

    Pete Conrad (1930 - 1999)

    Pete Conrad joined NASA as part of the second group of astronauts, known as the New Nine, on September 17, 1962. Regarded as one of the best pilots in the group, he was among the first of his group to be assigned a Gemini mission. As pilot of Gemini 5 he, along with his commander […]

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  • Pete Domenici

    1932 - 1932

    Pete Domenici (1932 - 1932)

    One of the first issues that Pete Domenici concerned himself with was waterway usage fees, in spite of his state lacking any waterway capable of commercial traffic. The idea behind a waterway usage fee was that the Army Corps of Engineers built dams and other expensive waterway projects, which the barge industry were able use […]

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  • Pete Drake

    1932 - 1988

    Pete Drake (1932 - 1988)

    Pete Drake Roddis Franklin “Pete” Drake was a record producer, record company founder, Charlie Rich’s “Behind Closed Doors,” Bob Dylan’s “Lay Lady Lay,” and Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man.” Drake played on thirty-eight of forty-eight BMI (Broadcast Music, Incorporated) award-winning recordings in 1966 alone. He also played his steel guitar on five of Elvis […]

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  • Pete Duel

    1940 - 1971

    Pete Duel (1940 - 1971)

    In Hollywood, Pete Duel found work in television, making small guest appearances in comedies like Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. and dramas, such as ABC’s Channing with Jason Evers and Combat! with Rick Jason and Vic Morrow. In 1965, he was cast in the comedy series Gidget. Duel played Gidget’s brother-in-law, John Cooper, on the series, and […]

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  • Pete Fountain

    1930 - 2016

    Pete Fountain (1930 - 2016)

    A talent scout for Lawrence Welk, who saw Pete Fountain performing at the Pier 600, invited him to join the Welk’s orchestra in Los Angeles, where he re-located for two years becoming well-known for his many solos on Welk’s ABC television show, The Lawrence Welk Show. Fountain was rumored to have quit when Welk refused […]

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  • Peter “Pistol Pete” Maravich

    1947 - 1988

    Peter “Pistol Pete” Maravich (1947 - 1988)

    The Atlanta Hawks selected Pete Maravich with the third pick in the first round of the 1970 NBA draft, where he played for coach Richie Guerin. He was not a natural fit in Atlanta, as the Hawks already boasted a top-notch scorer at the guard position in Lou Hudson. In fact, Pistol Pete’s flamboyant style […]

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  • Peter Alexander

    1926 - 2011

    Peter Alexander (1926 - 2011)

    Peter Alexander Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer (30 June 1926 – 12 February 2011), commonly known as Peter Alexander, was an Austrian actor, singer and entertainer. His fame emerged in the 1950s and 1960s through popular film comedies and successful recordings, predominantly of Schlager and operetta repertory. Later, Alexander established himself as the acclaimed host of television […]

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  • Peter Allen

    1944 - 1992

    Peter Allen (1944 - 1992)

    Entertainer, Songwriter. Born in Australia, he was discovered in 1964 by the legendary Judy Garland while she was on tour in Hong Kong. She brought him to America, where his career thrived and he became the first husband of Garland’s daughter, Liza Minnelli (it was his only marriage.) They separated and divorced after Garland’s death […]

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  • Peter Altenberg

    1859 - 1919

    Peter Altenberg (1859 - 1919)

    Author.  He was a well-known Viennese literary figure in the years before World War I.  Altenberg noted the world around him with witty,  aphoristic little sketches that blurred the line between poetry and prose.  To keep them brief he often composed them on the backs of postcards.  Typical of his observations are “There is only […]

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  • Peter Arno

    1904 - 1968

    Peter Arno (1904 - 1968)

    Cartoonist. Born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. to Edith Theresa Haymes and State Supreme Court Justice Curtis Arnoux Peters in New York City. He attended the venerable Hotchkiss boarding school and Yale University where he organized his own band, developing a reputation as a playboy. After leaving school he settled in New York’s Greenwinch Village, and […]

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  • Peter Arno

    1904 - 1968

    Peter Arno (1904 - 1968)

    Cartoonist. Born Curtis Arnoux Peters, Jr. to Edith Theresa Haymes and State Supreme Court Justice Curtis Arnoux Peters in New York City. He attended the venerable Hotchkiss boarding school and Yale University where he organized his own band, developing a reputation as a playboy. After leaving school he settled in New York’s Greenwinch Village, and […]

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  • Peter B. Lewis

    1933 - 2013

    Peter B. Lewis (1933 - 2013)

    Lewis was raised in a Jewish family in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, the oldest of four children born to Helen and Joseph Lewis. His father — who had co-founded a small auto insurance company named Progressive Insurance with Jack Green in 1937 — was grooming Lewis to work at the company when he died at age […]

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  • Peter Baldwin

    1933 - 2015

    Peter Baldwin (1933 - 2015)

    British Actor. He was an actor who was very prominent on British television for decades and whose character Derek Wilton on the long running series “Coronation Street” was a fan favorite. After training as an actor, he worked for various theatre companies like the West of England Theatre Company and Old Vic.  Baldwin got his […]

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  • Peter Barkworth

    1929 - 2006

    Peter Barkworth (1929 - 2006)

    Actor. A native of Margate, Kent, England, he is probably best remembered for playing the title role in the 1979 British television series “Telford’s Change”. After making his big screen debut in the movie “A Touch of Larceny” in 1959, Barkworth had notable performances in such films as “No Love for Johnnie”, (1960), “Where Eagles […]

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  • Peter Barnes

    1931 - 2004

    Peter Barnes (1931 - 2004)

    British playwright. His most famous drama is “The Ruling Class.” His best known play was Red Roses which won an Olivier Award for best play in the early 80s. One of his last completed screenplays is to air on Granada television in 2004. Based on his own life, the 2-part drama, titled Babies, tells the […]

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  • Peter Baumgras

    1827 - 1903

    Peter Baumgras (1827 - 1903)

    Artist. Born in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe,  Germany,  he studied painting at the Academy of Arts, Dusseldorf and in Munich with August von Kaulbach and Karl Schorn. He worked first as a lithographer and miniaturist. In 1849 he joined the Munich art association. In 1853, he emmigrated to the United States. First settling in […]

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