• Peter Hauptmann

    1970 - 1904

    Peter Hauptmann (1970 - 1904)

    Well-known St. Louis tobacconist & founder of the Peter Hauptmann & Company. After coming to the United States from his native Germany, Mr. Hauptmann worked for various wholesale firms. He then started the firm of Peter Hauptmann & Co. He purchased the steamer City of Alma, & acting in the capacity of her captain, traded […]

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  • Peter Hawkins

    1924 - 2006

    Peter Hawkins (1924 - 2006)

    Actor. He was born in Brixton, England. He first appeared as a TV actor in 1949 in a production of The Good Companions, but Hawkins become famous  as the voice of many characters in children’s classics such as Bill and Ben in “Flower Pot Men,” Zippy from “Rainbow” and particularly, with sinister tones developed with […]

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  • Peter Hood Ballantine

    1831 - 1882

    Peter Hood Ballantine (1831 - 1882)

    Businessman. He founded the Ballantine Beer Breweries.  Family links:  Parents:  Peter Ballentine (1791 – 1883)  Julia Wilson Ballantine (1796 – 1868)  Spouse:  Isabella Linen Ballantine (1834 – 1911)*  Children:  Isabel Abbert Ballantine (1864 – 1946)*  George Alexander Ballantine (1866 – 1910)*  George Alexander Ballantine (1866 – 1910)*  Bessie S. Ballantine (1875 – 1876)*  Sarah Linen […]

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  • Peter Jones

    1920 - 2000

    Peter Jones (1920 - 2000)

    Peter Jones was born in Wem, Shropshire and he was educated at Wem Grammar School and Ellesmere College. He made his first appearance as an actor in Wolverhampton at the age of 16 and then appeared in repertory theatre in East Anglia. In 1942 he acted on the West End stage in The Doctor’s Dilemma […]

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  • Peter Kiewit

    1900 - 1979

    Peter Kiewit (1900 - 1979)

    Peter Kiewit took over the small Omaha, Nebraska construction company, Keiwit Construction Co., from his father (also Peter Kiewit) and grew it into one of the largest major construction companies in the world. His company built the Eisenhower Tunnel in Colorado, subways in New York City, and many major world-class projects throughout the world.

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  • Peter Kreuder

    1905 - 1981

    Peter Kreuder (1905 - 1981)

    Peter Paul Kreuder (18 August 1905 – 28 June 1981) was a German-Austrian pianist, composer and conductor. Peter Kreuder was born in Aachen, the son of a Kammersänger. He enrolled as a piano student at the Cologne Conservatory in 1910, where he performed his first concert one year later, and at music academies in Munich, Berlin […]

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  • Peter Lawford

    1923 - 1984

    Peter Lawford (1923 - 1984)

    Peter Lawford He is probably best remembered as a member of the Hollywood’s “Rat Pack’ which included entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr, and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and films, including the movies “Ocean’s 11” (1960) and “Sergeants 3” (1962). He is also remembered as the husband of Patricia Kennedy, […]

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  • Peter Leeds

    1917 - 1996

    Peter Leeds (1917 - 1996)

    A native of Bayonne, New Jersey, Leeds received his training at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He made his film debut with a bit part in Public Enemies (1941). He received a scholarship from the John Marshall Law School, where he attended for one year. He also attended The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New […]

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  • Peter Lind Hayes

    1915 - 1998

    Peter Lind Hayes (1915 - 1998)

    Peter Lind Hayes He was only two when his father, Joseph Conrad Lind Snr, a railroad man and amateur singer, died. Peter attended parochial school in Cairo, Illinois, but, from the age of nine, performed every summer with his mother, Grace Hayes, a vaudeville star. At 16, he wrote a new act for his mother […]

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  • Peter Lorre

    1904 - 1964

    Peter Lorre (1904 - 1964)

    Peter Lorre (born László Löwenstein; 26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian-American actor. In Austria, he began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he had his breakthrough, first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre caused an international sensation […]

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  • Peter Malkin

    1927 - 2005

    Peter Malkin (1927 - 2005)

    Israeli Intellegence Agent. He was the veteran Israeli Mossad agent who in 1960 captured Adolf Eichmann, chief architect of the Holocaust, from a street outside Buenos Aires. So repulsed that he wore gloves, Malkin approached Eichmann, living under an assumed name, with the greeting “un momentito, señor” before wrestling him to the ground and into […]

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  • Peter O’Toole

    1932 - 2013

    Peter O’Toole (1932 - 2013)

    O’Toole was born in 1932. Some sources give his birthplace as Connemara, County Galway, Ireland while others cite Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. O’Toole himself was not certain of his birthplace or date, noting in his autobiography that, while he accepted 2 August as his birthdate, he had a birth certificate from […]

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  • Peter Petrovich Konchalovsky

    1876 - 1956

    Peter Petrovich Konchalovsky (1876 - 1956)

    Artist, studied in Paris and St. Petersburg. Member of the USSR Academy of Arts.  Family links:  Spouse:  Olga Vasilievna Surikova Konchalovskaya (1878 – 1958)*  Children:  Natalia Petrovna Konchalovskaya (1903 – 1988)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Peter Revson

    1939 - 1974

    Peter Revson (1939 - 1974)

    Peter Revson began racing in 1960 while at the University of Hawaii. He previously attended both Columbia University and Cornell University, although he never graduated from college. Revson finished second in a local club event, driving a Plus Four Morgan. He proceeded in his racing career, becoming experienced in Formula cars, Trans-Am sedans, Can-Am Group […]

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  • Peter Schoenhofen

    1827 - 1893

    Peter Schoenhofen (1827 - 1893)

    Businessman. Born in Prussia, he immigrated to Chicago, Illinois, in the 1850s and started working in the brewing trade. In 1861, he formed a partnership with Matheus Gottfried, opened a brewery and together they made about 600 barrels of lager beer a year. Schoenhofen bought out his partner in 1867, the company became the Peter […]

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  • Peter Seeger

    1919 - 2014

    Peter Seeger (1919 - 2014)

    Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the […]

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  • Peter Skellern

    1947 - 2017

    Peter Skellern (1947 - 2017)

    Peter Skellern was born in Bury, Lancashire. He attended Derby High School, playing the organ at St Michael’s Church in Bolton during his early years, and studied piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He later joined the pop groups Harlem and March Hare. Skellern’s first song to become a hit was “You’re a […]

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  • Peter Stone

    1930 - 2003

    Peter Stone (1930 - 2003)

    When Peter Stone was 15, his parents took him to see Mexican Hayride starring Bobby Clark at the Hazard’s Pavilion. Stone saw Clark throw his hat on a hat tree 100 feet away, and, at that moment, knew he wanted to work in theatre. He graduated from University High School in Los Angeles, attended Bard […]

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  • Peter Tosh

    1944 - 1987

    Peter Tosh (1944 - 1987)

    Peter Tosh began recording and released his solo debut, Legalize It, in 1976 with CBS Records company. The title track soon became popular among endorsers of marijuana legalization, reggae music lovers and Rastafari all over the world, and was a favourite at Tosh’s concerts. His second album Equal Rights followed in 1977, featuring his recording […]

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  • Peter Ustinov

    1921 - 2004

    Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)

    Sir Peter Ustinov, CBE FRSA (born Peter Alexander von Ustinov; /ˈjuːstɪnɒf/ or /ˈuːstɪnɒf/; 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. He was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture […]

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  • Peter van Eyck

    1911 - 1969

    Peter van Eyck (1911 - 1969)

    Peter van Eyck, born Götz von Eick (16 July 1911 in Steinwehr, Pomerania, German Empire [now Kamienny Jaz, Poland] – 15 July 1969 in Männedorf near Zürich, Switzerland), was a German actor. After graduating from high school he studied music. In 1931 he left Poland, living in Paris, London, Tunis, Algiers and Cuba, before settling in […]

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  • Peter Vivian Daniel

    1784 - 1860

    Peter Vivian Daniel (1784 - 1860)

    Daniel was born in Stafford County, Virginia, in 1784 to a family of old colonial heritage. He was educated at home, and attended the College of New Jersey for one year before returning to Virginia. He read law under former Attorney General of the United States Edmund Randolph in Richmond, and was admitted to the […]

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  • Peter W. Cookson

    1913 - 1990

    Peter W. Cookson (1913 - 1990)

    Actor. Born in Milwaukie, Oregon, Peter W. Cookson was a popular television and film performer, plus an original member of the Actors Studio New York City. After several stage appearances on Broadway, he made his big screen debut in “Swingtime Johnny” (1943), followed by “Strange Confession” (1944). His other film credits included “The Girl Who […]

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  • Peter William Appleton

    1904 - 1974

    Peter William Appleton (1904 - 1974)

    Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as a pitcher for fourteen seasons (1927 to 1928, 1930 to 1933, 1936 to 1942, 1945) with the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, and St. Louis Browns. Born Peter William Jablonski, he legally changed his name […]

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  • Peter Yates

    1929 - 2011

    Peter Yates (1929 - 2011)

    The son of an army officer, Peter Yates attended Charterhouse School as a boy, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and worked for some years as an actor, director and stage manager. In the 1950s he started in the film industry as a dubbing assistant and later an assistant director for Tony Richardson […]

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  • Petr Kien

    1919 - 1944

    Petr Kien (1919 - 1944)

    Artist, Author. His visual and literary works reflected his experiences in the concentration camp at Theresienstadt (Terezin), where he was imprisoned as a Jew during World War II. Kien’s watercolor drawings, created in secret on stolen paper,  vividly depict the brutality of daily life in a camp the Nazis portrayed to the world as a […]

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  • Petra Cabot

    1907 - 2006

    Petra Cabot (1907 - 2006)

    Inventor, Artist.  Born Emma Mearns in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1907, she was an only child. In 1945 she crafted a montage of newspaper clippings and photographs making up a historical mural representing the evolution of the National Maritime Union, which is 840 square feet in size and located at the union’s New York […]

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  • Phebe Sudlow

    1831 - 1922

    Phebe Sudlow (1831 - 1922)

    Phebe W. Sudlow (July 11, 1831 – June 8, 1922) was a pioneer for women in the education field and was the first female superintendent of a public school in the United States. Phebe Sudlow also became the first female professor at the University of Iowa in 1878, despite having no formal college degree. Phebe W. […]

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  • Phebe W. Sudlow

    1831 - 1922

    Phebe W. Sudlow (1831 - 1922)

    Educator. She was the first female public school principal in the United States, the first female school superintendant in the United States, the first female president of the Iowa School Teachers’ Association, and the first female professor at the University of Iowa. She accomplished all of this despite her lack of official academic credits. She […]

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  • Phife Dawg

    1970 - 2016

    Phife Dawg (1970 - 2016)

    Phife Dawg Malik Taylor, the rapper known as Phife Dawg whose nimble, clever rhymes helped launch A Tribe Called Quest to both commercial and critical success, died Tuesday at the age of 45 from complications resulting from diabetes. Rolling Stone has confirmed the rapper’s death. Taylor had had health issues for years, undergoing a kidney transplant in 2008 […]

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