• Elaine Anderson Scott Steinbeck

    1914 - 2003

    Elaine Anderson Scott Steinbeck (1914 - 2003)

    Actress. She was born Elaine Anderson in Austin, Texas, in 1914, to parents who were in the oil business. She attended the University of Texas, where she met Zachary Scott, who was an up and coming actor. She married Scott in 1935 and with him had a daughter named Waverly, born in 1936. They divorced […]

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  • Elaine Cancilla Orbach

    1940 - 2009

    Elaine Cancilla Orbach (1940 - 2009)

    Dancer, Actress. Best known for her work in theatre, she appeared in numerous on and off-Broadway musicals during the 1960s and 1970s. She was married to actor Jerry Orbach from 1979 until his death in 2004. She was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and studied dance as a child at the Community School of Pittsfield. While […]

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  • Elaine de Kooning

    1918 - 1989

    Elaine de Kooning (1918 - 1989)

    Artist and Wife of Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning (1904-1997 cremated). Born Elaine Marie Catherine Fried in Brooklyn, New York, she studied at the Leonardo da Vinci Art School and the American Artists School in New York City. She met Willem de Kooning in 1938, and they were married at City Hall, New York, in […]

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  • Elaine Hammerstein

    1896 - 1948

    Elaine Hammerstein (1896 - 1948)

    Actress.  The daughter of noted theatrical producer Arthur Hammerstein and granddaughter of  Oscar Hammerstein,  she seemed destined for a show business career.  After graduating from Bryn Mawr College in 1913 she appeared in two Broadway shows,  “High Jinks” (1913) and “The Trap” (1915),  before making her screen debut in “The Moonstone” (1915).  Her famous name […]

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  • Elaine Kaufman

    1929 - 2010

    Elaine Kaufman (1929 - 2010)

    Kaufman was born in Manhattan, on February 10, 1929, and raised in Queens and later the Bronx. After a variety of jobs, including night cosmetician, she started in the restaurant business in 1959, joining Alfredo Viazzi—then her boyfriend—in running his recently opened Greenwich Village restaurant Portofino. Portofino was frequented by people in the downtown publishing […]

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  • Elaine Orbach

    1940 - 2009

    Elaine Orbach (1940 - 2009)

    In 1979 Elaine Orbach married actor Jerry Orbach, a star on stage and later of film and television (Law & Order). They met several years earlier while appearing together in the original Broadway theatre production of the Kander & Ebb musical, Chicago. They also co-starred in a touring production of Neil Simon’s play, Chapter Two. Following […]

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  • Elaine Riley

    1917 - 2015

    Elaine Riley (1917 - 2015)

    Elaine Riley (January 15, 1917 – December 7, 2015) was an American film and television actress. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Riley, Riley was born in East Liverpool, Ohio, on January 15, 1917. She won the Miss East Liverpool beauty title and was runner-up for the Miss Ohio title in 1937. Riley also was […]

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  • Elaine Stewart

    1930 - 2011

    Elaine Stewart (1930 - 2011)

    Actress, Model. Born Elsy Steinberg, the daughter of a New Jersey policeman, she worked as an usherette and cashier before winning the opportunity over hundreds of models to appear in a layout for See Magazine and receiving the title of Miss See in 1952. She adorned pages of the publications Life Magazine and Playboy, while […]

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  • Elaine Stritch

    1925 - 2014

    Elaine Stritch (1925 - 2014)

    Elaine Stritch was born on February 2, 1925, in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest daughter of Mildred (née Jobe; 1893–1987), a homemaker, and George Joseph Stritch (1892–1987), an executive with B.F. Goodrich. Her Roman Catholic family was well-off. Stritch’s father was of Irish descent, her mother of Welsh. Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago from 1940 […]

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  • Elbridge Gerry Spaulding

    1809 - 1897

    Elbridge Gerry Spaulding (1809 - 1897)

    Civil War US Congressman. Served as Mayor of Buffalo, New York in 1847. Elected twice to represent New York’s 32nd District in the United States House of Representatives, serving first from 1849 to 1851, then from 1859 to 1863. During his first term he introduced the Legal Tender Act, saving the Union from financial disaster. […]

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  • Elden “Submarine” Auker

    1910 - 2006

    Elden “Submarine” Auker (1910 - 2006)

    Major League Baseball Player. For ten season (1933 to 1942), he was a pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Browns. Born Elden LeRoy Auker, while attending Kansas State University he distinguished himself as a quarterback with their football team (achieving Second-Team All-American status) in addition to playing baseball. He was […]

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  • Eldridge Cleaver

    1935 - 1998

    Eldridge Cleaver (1935 - 1998)

    Born in Wabbaseka, Arkansas, as a child Cleaver moved with his family to Phoenix and then to Los Angeles. He was the son of Leroy Cleaver and Thelma Hattie Robinson. He had 4 siblings: Wilhelima Marie, Helen Grace, James Weldon, and Theophilus Henry. In 1967, he married Kathleen Neal Cleaver; they divorced in 1987. They […]

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  • Eldridge Locke Fox

    1936 - 2002

    Eldridge Locke Fox (1936 - 2002)

    Businessman. A long-time manager and owner also former baritone vocalist of the Kingsmen Quartet in Asheville, North Carolina, he started Pinnacle Records and Horizon Records. He produced recordings for hundreds of groups, including “Gold City”, “The Greenes”, “HeavenBound”, “The Primitive Quartet”, “The Gospel Enforcers” and more. (bio by: Paul J. Lambert)  Family links:  Parents:  Denver […]

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  • Eldridge Reeves Johnson

    1867 - 1945

    Eldridge Reeves Johnson (1867 - 1945)

    Inventor and Businessman. Invented a spring-driven motor for phonographs, replacing the old hand-cranked method. Manufactured and sold his own phonographs, and created the Victor Talking Machine Company. The company’s trademark – a dog seated before a phonograph – became internationally famous. Johnson sold his company to RCA in 1927. To this day the company is […]

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  • Eleanor “Nell” Gwynne

    1650 - 1687

    Eleanor “Nell” Gwynne (1650 - 1687)

    Actress, Royal Mistress. Born Eleanor Gwynne, probably in Hereford, Herefordshire, although Coal Yard Alley off Drury Lane in Covent Garden, London also claims to be her birthplace. According to most sources, her father was Thomas Gwyn, a former soldier in the Royalist army, and her mother was Eleanor Smith. By early childhood, her father was […]

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  • Eleanor Adair

    1926 - 2013

    Eleanor Adair (1926 - 2013)

    Eleanor Adair Eleanor Campbell Reed was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her father had a Dodge dealership; prior to marriage her mother had worked as a fashion illustrator. Adair (then Reed) received a degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1948. Her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1955 is in physics […]

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  • Eleanor Audley

    1905 - 1991

    Eleanor Audley (1905 - 1991)

    Eleanor Audley Beginning as a radio actress, she worked extensively in the 1940s and 50s in Hollywood on such shows as Escape, Suspense and the radio versions of My Favorite Husband (as mother-in-law Mrs. Cooper), The Story of Dr. Kildare (as receptionist Molly Byrd), and Father Knows Best (as one of the Anderson family’s neighbors). […]

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  • Eleanor Boardman

    1898 - 1991

    Eleanor Boardman (1898 - 1991)

    Eleanor Boardman Actress. While still a teenager, she began her career as a model for Eastman Kodak and became known as the Kodak Girl. The ads she appeared in were shown all over the United States, and she gained quite a bit of popularity. Even though her parents were very religious and believed that the […]

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  • Eleanor Edwards

    1884 - 1968

    Eleanor Edwards (1884 - 1968)

    Film Actress. She appeared in the films, “Dancing Lady” (1933), and “Stand Up And Cheer” (1934). (bio by: K)

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  • Eleanor Holm

    1913 - 2004

    Eleanor Holm (1913 - 2004)

    Eleanor Holm was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of a fireman; she learned to swim while very young. Winning her first national swimming title at age 13, she was selected to compete in the 1928 Summer Olympics, where she finished fifth in her specialty, the 100-meter backstroke. She was talented in several other […]

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  • Eleanor Lambert

    1903 - 2003

    Eleanor Lambert (1903 - 2003)

    Lambert was born in Crawfordsville, Indiana. She attended the John Herron School of Art and the Chicago Art Institute to study fashion. Lambart wanted to be a sculptor but went into advertising. She started at an advertising agency in Manhattan, dealing mostly with artists and art galleries.  She was married twice, firstly to Wills Conner, […]

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  • Eleanor Parker

    1922 - 2013

    Eleanor Parker (1922 - 2013)

    Eleanor Parker Born on June 26, 1922, in Cedarville, Ohio, she later moved with her family to East Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended public schools and graduated from Shaw High School. After high school, at the age of 18, she was signed by Warner Brothers in 1941. She was cast that year in the film […]

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  • Eleanor Post Hutton

    1909 - 2006

    Eleanor Post Hutton (1909 - 2006)

    On April 12, 1930, Eleanor Post Hutton eloped with the playwright and director Preston Sturges (1898–1959). In 1932, she sought an annulment on the grounds that he was not legally divorced from his first wife when they eloped. Sturges’ screenplay for the 1933 film The Power and the Glory was loosely based on her stories […]

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  • Eleanor Powell

    1912 - 1982

    Eleanor Powell (1912 - 1982)

    Powell was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. A dancer since childhood, she was discovered at the age of 11 by the head of the Vaudeville Kiddie revue, Gus Edwards. When she was 17, she brought her graceful, athletic style to Broadway, where she starred in various revues and musicals. During this time, she was dubbed “the […]

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  • Eleanor Robson Belmont

    1879 - 1979

    Eleanor Robson Belmont (1879 - 1979)

    Actress, Writer. She was the author of the play, “In The Next Room” (1930), and the book, “The Case Of The Black Parrot” (1941). Born in England on December 13, 1879, she acted on stage for 10 years, but gave it up to marry, August Belmont Jr., on February 26, 1910, who she stayed married […]

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  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    1884 - 1962

    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)

    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born at 56 West 37th Street in New York City, to socialites Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860–1894) and Anna Rebecca Hall (1863–1892). From an early age, she preferred to be called by her middle name (Eleanor). Through her father, she was a niece of President Theodore “T.R.” Roosevelt, Jr. (1858–1919). Through her […]

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  • Eleanore Cammack “Cammie” King

    1934 - 2010

    Eleanore Cammack “Cammie” King (1934 - 2010)

    Actress. Briefly a child-performer, she is remembered as Bonnie Blue Butler, the daughter of Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler, in the 1939 Oscar-winning classic “Gone With the Wind”. Born Eleanore Cammack King, she was raised in Los Angeles, had family contacts in the movie business, was cast as Bonnie Blue for her resemblance to her […]

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  • Eleazar Wheelock

    1711 - 1779

    Eleazar Wheelock (1711 - 1779)

    Educator. Born in Windham, Connecticut, child of Ralph Wheelock and Ruth Huntington. In 1733, he graduated from Yale College, having won the first award of the Dean Berkeley Donation for distinction in classics. He continued his theological studies at Yale until he was licensed to preach in May 1734. after beginning as pastor of a […]

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  • Elena Garro

    1916 - 1998

    Elena Garro (1916 - 1998)

    Elena Garro was born to a Spanish father and a Mexican mother on December 11, 1916 in Puebla, Mexico. Frequently, Elena Garro is said to have been born in 1920, but that is wrong. (Hand Written Original Birth Certificate recorded February 7, 1917, says “11 Diciembre de PROX. Pasado,” which means Dec. 11, 1916: She […]

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  • Elena Lucena

    1914 - 2015

    Elena Lucena (1914 - 2015)

    Argentine Actress. Lucena, born María Elena Lucena Arcuri, was an actress who was part of the golden age of Argentine cinema from 1940 to 1960. She started in radio and then transitioned to the “big screen” where she appeared in such films as “Brother and Sister” (2010), “Chimbela” (1939) and “El calavera” (1958). During the […]

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