• Elena Sangro

    1896 - 1969

    Elena Sangro (1896 - 1969)

    Actress. Born Maria Antonietta Bartoli Avveduti. A star from the gold age of Italian silent cinema, best known as Elena Sangro, pseudonym given to her by Gabriele D’Annunzio with whom she had an intense relationship. After her debut as actress in 1917 with “Fabiola” by Enrico Guazzoni, the following year she appeared as Erminia in […]

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  • Elena Varzi

    1926 - 2014

    Elena Varzi (1926 - 2014)

    Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her performances in several ‘neorealist’ Italian films of the early 1950s, over her short career working with most of the leading cinematic personalities of her day. Raised in Rome, not much is recorded of her early years save that she had little or no formal training. Elena […]

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  • Elena Verdugo

    1925 - 2017

    Elena Verdugo (1925 - 2017)

    Elena Verdugo made numerous film appearances through the 1940s, including several Universal horror films. While filming the Abbott and Costello comedy Little Giant (1946), she met and married screenwriter Charles R. Marion, who also wrote for the comedy team’s radio show. Verdugo starred with Gene Autry and Stephen Dunne in the movie The Big Sombrero […]

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  • Eleonora Duse

    1858 - 1924

    Eleonora Duse (1858 - 1924)

    Eleonora Duse was considered (with Polish-American diva Helena Modjeska and Duse’s life-long rival, Sarah Bernhardt) the finest actress in the world. Born in Vigevano, in northern Italy to a show business family, she began acting at age 4. After seeing a performance in 1879 by Bernhardt, she experienced an artistic revelation. Whereas Bernhardt was often […]

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  • Elfego Baca

    1865 - 1945

    Elfego Baca (1865 - 1945)

    In October, 1884, in the town of Middle San Francisco Plaza (now Reserve, New Mexico), Elfego Baca arrested a drunk cowboy named Charlie McCarty. Baca flashed his badge at McCarty and took Charlie’s gun. McCarty’s fellow cowboys tried to take him by force, but Baca refused and opened fire on the cowboys, killing the horse […]

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  • Elfriede Datzig

    1922 - 1946

    Elfriede Datzig (1922 - 1946)

    She was called the “Little Sparrow” of Vienna. She was an Austrian actress and a member of the German-Austrian underground against the Nazis in WWII. (bio by: Roman)

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  • Eli Lilly

    1838 - 1898

    Eli Lilly (1838 - 1898)

    Eli Lilly (July 8, 1838 – June 6, 1898) was an American soldier, pharmaceutical chemist, industrialist, entrepreneur, and founder of the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Lilly enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War; he recruited a company of men to serve with him in an artillery battery, was later promoted […]

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  • Eli Metcalfe Bruce

    1828 - 1866

    Eli Metcalfe Bruce (1828 - 1866)

    Civil War CSA Congressman. He was a wealthy Kentucky businessman who applied his fortunes to supplying the Confederacy with much-needed military goods by running the Northern blockade during the War Between the States. He served in the Confederate Congress, and also used his fortunes to help destitute Confederate soldiers, civilians, and veterans. After the war […]

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  • Eli Wallach

    1915 - 2014

    Eli Wallach (1915 - 2014)

    Wallach was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, at 156 Union St., a son of Jewish immigrants Abraham and Bertha (Schorr) Wallach, both from Poland. He had a brother and two sisters, with his family being the only Jews in an otherwise Italian American neighborhood. His parents owned Bertha’s Candy Store. Wallach graduated in 1936 from […]

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  • Elia Kazan

    1909 - 2003

    Elia Kazan (1909 - 2003)

    Elia Kazan (born Elias Kazantzoglou, September 7, 1909 – September 28, 2003) was an American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as “one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history”. He was born in Istanbul, to Cappadocian Greek parents. After studying acting at Yale, he acted […]

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  • Eliana Ramos

    1988 - 2007

    Eliana Ramos (1988 - 2007)

    Ramos was a fashion model in Latin America and was signed to Dotto Models, a prestigious modeling agency based in Argentina. Outside of South America, Eliana also worked in Mexico and stayed in Japan for 3 months in early 2006 with her sister Luisel.  On February 13, 2007, Eliana Ramos was found dead at her […]

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  • Elías Antúnez

    1907 - 1957

    Elías Antúnez (1907 - 1957)

    Horseracing Jockey. Between 1933 and 1957 he won many Argentine classic races, like the Carlos Pellegrini (twice), and Jockey Club (three times). He also won three Argentine Jockey´s Championships (1937, 1938 and 1951). (bio by: 380W)

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  • Elias Canetti

    1905 - 1994

    Elias Canetti (1905 - 1994)

    German novelist, essayist, sociologist and playwright. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981. He was born in Russe, Bulgaria. He spoke several languages, including Bulgarian, German, Spanish and English. He worked as a translator, he was the German translator of Upton Sinclair’s works. From 1916 he studied in Zurich, and produced his first […]

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  • Elías Isaac Alippi

    1883 - 1942

    Elías Isaac Alippi (1883 - 1942)

    Actor. He is considered one of the best actors of the Argentine Theater. He was also a acclaimed tango dancer.

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  • Elihu Thomson

    1853 - 1937

    Elihu Thomson (1853 - 1937)

    Elihu Thomson was born in Manchester (England) on March 29, 1853, but his family moved to Philadelphia in 1858. Thomson attended Central High School in Philadelphia and graduated in 1870. Thomson took a teaching position at Central, and in 1876, at the age of twenty-three, held the Chair of Chemistry. In 1880, he left Central […]

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  • Elihu Yale

    1649 - 1721

    Elihu Yale (1649 - 1721)

    Namesake and benefactor of Yale University.

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  • Elijah Alfred Alexander, II

    1970 - 2010

    Elijah Alfred Alexander, II (1970 - 2010)

    Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1992 to 1998, 2000 to 2001), he played at the left-linebacker and right-linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Born Elijah Alfred Alexander, III, he attended Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas and played collegiate football […]

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  • Elijah Alfred Alexander, III

    1970 - 2010

    Elijah Alfred Alexander, III (1970 - 2010)

    Professional Football Player. For nine seasons (1992 to 1998, 2000 to 2001), he played at the left-linebacker and right-linebacker positions in the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Oakland Raiders. Born Elijah Alfred Alexander, III, he attended Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Texas and played collegiate football […]

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  • Elinor Joan Vohs

    1927 - 2001

    Elinor Joan Vohs (1927 - 2001)

    Actress. She got her start as a Rockette when she was only 16. Film credits include the original version of “Sabrina”, “Lure of the Swamp”, “Fort Yuma” and “Fort Ti.” Vohs had a recurring role as a guest on the TV series “Family Affair.” (bio by: MC)

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  • Elinor Martineau Coyle

    1909 - 1997

    Elinor Martineau Coyle (1909 - 1997)

    Author, photographer, and historian of St. Louis, Missouri. Elinor Martineau Coyle was a pioneer in the St. Louis Renaissance Movement of the 1950s to the 1970s. She wrote and took photographs for a number of books about St. Louis history, including “Old St. Louis Homes 1764-1865: The Stories They Tell,”  “St. Louis: Portrait of a […]

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  • Elinor Troy

    1916 - 1949

    Elinor Troy (1916 - 1949)

    Actress. Born in Washington D.C., she was a dancer before making her film debut in “Meet The Boyfriend” (1937). Her other film credits included “The Fleet’s In” (1942), “Lady Of Burlesque” (1943), “Atlantic City” (1944), “Lost in a Harem” (1944), “See My Lawyer” (1945) and “Anchors Aweigh” (1945). She died in Hollywood, California. (bio by: […]

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  • Elio Fiorucci

    1935 - 2015

    Elio Fiorucci (1935 - 2015)

    Fashion Designer. Fiorucci was a fashion designer and retail visionary whose designs and ideas encapsulated the flamboyance of the disco era and helped launch the careers of other designers and artists. At age 17, he went to work in his father’s shoe boutique before opening his own store in Milan in 1967. In 1970, he […]

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  • Eliot Asinof

    1919 - 2008

    Eliot Asinof (1919 - 2008)

    Author. He is best known for the acclaimed baseball book “Eight Men Out” (1963), which was based on the 1919 “Black Sox” scandal and became a 1988 film adaptation. Born in New York City, he was educated at Swarthmore College and later played baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system. After serving in the […]

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  • Eliot Ness

    1903 - 1957

    Eliot Ness (1903 - 1957)

    Eliot Ness Ness remarried in 1939, to illustrator Evaline Michelow. The Nesses moved to Washington, D.C. in 1942 where he worked for the federal government, directing the battle against prostitution in communities surrounding military bases, where venereal disease was a serious problem. Later he made a number of forays into the corporate world, all of […]

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  • Eliphalet Frazer Andrews

    1835 - 1915

    Eliphalet Frazer Andrews (1835 - 1915)

    Portrait Painter. Known for his portraits of Martha Washington, Jefferson, Buchanan, Jackson, Taylor, Johnson, and Garfield, all of which are in the White House. (bio by: Laurie)  Family links:  Spouses:  Mary Emma Andrews (1835 – 1889)*  Marietta Fauntleroy Minnigerode Andrews (1869 – 1932)*  Children:  Mary Lord Andrews (1896 – 1918)*  Eliphalet Fraser Andrews (1898 – […]

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  • Eliphalet Remington, II

    1793 - 1861

    Eliphalet Remington, II (1793 - 1861)

    Weapons Inventor, Businessman. A trained blacksmith, at age 23 he invented and hand produced a hunting rifle that became so popular that he founded the “E. Remington and Sons” firearms manufacturing company. Later changed to “Remington Arms”, the rifles they produced became iconic in the American West, and are still highly sought today.  Family links: […]

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  • Elisa Bridges

    1973 - 2002

    Elisa Bridges (1973 - 2002)

    Actress, Model.  She was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for December 1994, and Playboy’s Video Playmate of the Month for September 1996. Born in Miami, Florida, she was raised in Houston, Texas.  She was a petite model, approximately 5 feet tall and weighed 90 pounds, with light brown hair and brown eyes.  She was shy […]

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  • Elisa Cegani

    1911 - 1996

    Elisa Cegani (1911 - 1996)

    Italian Actress. One of the most interesting faces of Italian movies of her time. She’s best remembered for “The Duchess of Parma,” “Naples of Former Days,” “The Iron Crown,” “Knock Out” and “Times Gone By.” (bio by: MECC)

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  • Elisabeth Beresford

    1926 - 2010

    Elisabeth Beresford (1926 - 2010)

    Author. She was best known as the creator of the “Wombles” children’s series. The daughter of novelist J.D. Beresford, she was privileged to be raised in the company of such literary giants as H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw and D.H. Lawrence, who were friends of the family. After service with the Wren (Women’s Royal Naval […]

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  • Elisabeth Bing

    1914 - 2015

    Elisabeth Bing (1914 - 2015)

    Elisabeth Bing was born on 8 July 1914, in a suburb of Berlin. Hers was a home birth, and she was delivered before the doctor could arrive. Her family were of Jewish descent, but converted to Protestantism years before her birth, and on sensing danger with the rise of Nazi Germany, they decided to leave […]

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