• Elisabeth Brooks Luyties

    1951 - 1997

    Elisabeth Brooks Luyties (1951 - 1997)

    Actress. Best known for her role as ‘Marsha Quist’ from The 1981 horror movie, “The Howling.” She guest starred on a number of TV series including “Starsky and Hutch”, “The Rockford Files”, “Hart to Hart”, “The Six-Million Dollar Man”, and “Emergency.” Also a writer, she wrote “Orphan Dreams,” which she also directed. (bio by: Midnight_Bishop)

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  • Elisabeth Carron

    1922 - 2016

    Elisabeth Carron (1922 - 2016)

    Elisabeth Carron (born Elisabetta Caradonna; February 12, 1922 – December 1, 2016), was an American operatic soprano from Newark, New Jersey, who had an active international career from the 1940s through the 1980s. In 1954 she portrayed the Young Woman in the world premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Saint of Bleecker Street. From 1988 […]

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  • Elisabeth Fraser

    1920 - 2005

    Elisabeth Fraser (1920 - 2005)

    Born as Elisabeth Fraser Jonker in Brooklyn, New York, Fraser began her acting career six weeks after graduating from high school; she was cast as the ingenue in the Broadway production of There Shall Be No Night, which won the Pulitzer Prize for the 1940-1941 season. Fraser obtained a contract with Warner Brothers studios. She […]

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  • Elisabeth Risdon

    1887 - 1958

    Elisabeth Risdon (1887 - 1958)

    Elisabeth Risdon, born Elizabeth Evans in London, England, graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 1918 with high honours. She attracted the attention of George Bernard Shaw and was cast as the lead in his biggest plays. Besides her performances for Shaw, she was leading lady for actors like George Arliss, Otis Skinner, and […]

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  • Elisabeth Sladen

    1948 - 2011

    Elisabeth Sladen (1948 - 2011)

    Actress. She is best known for her role of Sarah Jane Smith in the popular British TV series “Doctor Who”. Born in Liverpool, she took dance lessons at the age of five and performed in a production with the Royal Ballet. Following grammar school, she attended drama school and joined the Liverpool Playhouse as an […]

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  • Elisabeth Volkenrath

    1919 - 1945

    Elisabeth Volkenrath (1919 - 1945)

    Elisabeth Volkenrath (5 September 1919 – 13 December 1945) was a German supervisor at several Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Elisabeth Volkenrath, née Mühlan, was an ungelernte Hilfskraft (unskilled worker) when she volunteered for service in a concentration camp. She started in October 1941 at Ravensbrück concentration camp as a simple Aufseherin. In March […]

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  • Elisabeth Volkmann

    1936 - 2006

    Elisabeth Volkmann (1936 - 2006)

    Actress. She was born in Essen, Germany. She is best remembered for her roles in Rainer Wener Fassbinder’s films “Lili Marleen” (1981), “Lola” (1981) and “”Veronica Voss” (1982). She also is remembered as the voice of Marge Simpson in Germany. Also she worked in “Eine Frau fürs ganze Leben” (1960), “Liebe in drei Dimensionen” (1973), […]

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  • Elisabeth Welch

    1904 - 2003

    Elisabeth Welch (1904 - 2003)

    American Singer and Actress. She developed her career in England. Her professional stage debut was in “Blackbirds” in 1928. She also appeared in “Nymph Errant” (1933), “Glamorous Night” (1935), “It’s In the Bag” (1937), “No Time for Comedy” (1941), and “Pippin” (1973). She play in a few films such as “Song of Freedom” (1936), “Fiddlers […]

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  • Elisabetta Barbato

    1921 - 2014

    Elisabetta Barbato (1921 - 2014)

    Opera Singer. A dramatic soprano who performed in major venues on both sides of the Atlantic, she is perhaps best remembered for interpreting the title heroine of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca”. Raised in Rome from early childhood, she began her vocal training in 1939 with Maria Angucci in Bologna, continued with Luigi Ricci in Rome, made […]

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  • Elise Cavanna

    1902 - 1963

    Elise Cavanna (1902 - 1963)

    Actress. Appeared in motion pictures primarily during the 1930s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas M. Seeds (1865 – 1916)  Sallie D. Burk Seeds (1863 – 1913)

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  • Elise Cavanna

    1902 - 1963

    Elise Cavanna (1902 - 1963)

    Actress. Appeared in motion pictures primarily during the 1930s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Thomas M. Seeds (1865 – 1916)  Sallie D. Burk Seeds (1863 – 1913)

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  • Eliseo “Lichi” Alberto

    1951 - 2011

    Eliseo “Lichi” Alberto (1951 - 2011)

    Writer, Author. Born Eliseo Alberto de Diego Garcia Marruz, he was the recipient of the Premio Alfaguara de Novela, an international Spanish-language literary award in 1998 for the melancholic novel ‘Caracol Beach’. Other novels include ‘La Fábula de José (José’s Fable)’ and ‘La Eternidad Por Fin Comienza en Lunes (Eternity Finally Begins on a Monday). […]

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  • Elisha Cook, Jr

    1903 - 1995

    Elisha Cook, Jr (1903 - 1995)

    Elisha Cook, Jr was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Elisha Vanslyck Cook, Sr., a pharmacist, and grew up in Chicago. He started in vaudeville and stock by the age of fourteen. He was a traveling actor in the East Coast and the Midwest before arriving in New York City, where Eugene O’Neill cast […]

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  • Elisha Spurr Babcock, Jr

    1848 - 1922

    Elisha Spurr Babcock, Jr (1848 - 1922)

    Real Estate Mogul. An important figure in the history of San Diego, California, he is best remembered for building the famous Hotel del Coronado (1888) to attract residential buyers to the area. Ten US Presidents and countless celebrities have stayed at this Victorian-style beachfront hotel, which remains the second-largest wooden structure in the country; in […]

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  • Elissa Landi

    1904 - 1948

    Elissa Landi (1904 - 1948)

    Elissa Landi (December 6, 1904 – October 21, 1948) was an Italian-born actress who was popular in Hollywood films of the 1920s and 1930s. Rumoured to be a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, she was noted for her aristocratic bearing. Born Elisabeth Marie Christine Kühnelt in Venice, Landi was raised in Austria and educated […]

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  • Eliza Chappell Porter

    1801 - 1888

    Eliza Chappell Porter (1801 - 1888)

    Educator. Born November 5, 1807, in Geneseo, New York, she began teaching school at age 16 and had opened a school for mixed-race Indian children in Michigan in 1831. In 1835, she married Jeremiah Porter a Presbyterian clergyman and was the first school teacher in Chicago, Illinois. During the Civil War, she was an organizer […]

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  • Eliza Johnson

    1810 - 1876

    Eliza Johnson (1810 - 1876)

    Born at Telford, Tennessee, the only child of John McCardle, a shoemaker, and Sarah Phillips-McCardle, Eliza lost her father when she was still a small child. She was raised by her widowed mother in Greeneville, Tennessee. One day in September 1826, Eliza was chatting with classmates from Rhea Academy when she spotted Andrew Johnson and […]

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  • Elizabeth Allan

    1908 - 1990

    Elizabeth Allan (1908 - 1990)

    Actress. She is credited with appearing in 46 films and 25 stage roles. In 1934 she moved to Hollywood where she appeared in several films, the best known being ‘Mrs Copperfield/Murdstone’ in “David Copperfield,” ‘Lucy Manette’ in “A Tale of Two Cities” and and as ‘Nichette’ in “Camille” with Greta Garbo in 1936. In 1939, […]

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  • Elizabeth Allan

    1908 - 1990

    Elizabeth Allan (1908 - 1990)

    Actress. She is credited with appearing in 46 films and 25 stage roles. In 1934 she moved to Hollywood where she appeared in several films, the best known being ‘Mrs Copperfield/Murdstone’ in “David Copperfield,” ‘Lucy Manette’ in “A Tale of Two Cities” and and as ‘Nichette’ in “Camille” with Greta Garbo in 1936. In 1939, […]

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  • Elizabeth Allen

    1929 - 2006

    Elizabeth Allen (1929 - 2006)

    Born Elizabeth Ellen Gillease in the New Jersey city of Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Manhattan, she began her career as a Ford Agency high-fashion model before landing the television role of the “Away We Go!” girl on The Jackie Gleason Show in the 1950s. Thereafter, she honed her stage skills by joining […]

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  • Elizabeth Ann Duncan

    1904 - 1962

    Elizabeth Ann Duncan (1904 - 1962)

    Elizabeth Ann Duncan was born about 1904. She was described as a drifter, said to have married 20 times and at one time operating a brothel in San Francisco. She had one child, Frank, and made him the center of her life.  At times distressed about her life, Elizabeth Duncan tried to commit suicide. During […]

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  • Elizabeth Arden

    1878 - 1966

    Elizabeth Arden (1878 - 1966)

    Businesswoman. She is remembered for founding what is known as Elizabeth Arden, Incorporated, a US cosmetics empire. She was largely responsible for establishing makeup as proper and appropriate, even necessary, for a ladylike image, when before makeup had often been associated with lower classes and such professions as prostitution. Her products targeted middle-age and plain […]

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  • Elizabeth Arden

    1878 - 1966

    Elizabeth Arden (1878 - 1966)

    Businesswoman. She is remembered for founding what is known as Elizabeth Arden, Incorporated, a US cosmetics empire. She was largely responsible for establishing makeup as proper and appropriate, even necessary, for a ladylike image, when before makeup had often been associated with lower classes and such professions as prostitution. Her products targeted middle-age and plain […]

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  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    1806 - 1861

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861)

    Poet. Born Elizabeth Moulton-Barrett at Cohnadatia Hall in Durham, England,, family wealth from Jamaican sugar plantations gave Elizabeth Barrett Browning and her eleven brothers and sisters a privileged childhood. In her teens, she contracted a lung disorder, the nature of which is still speculated upon, and was treated as an invalid by her parents. In […]

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  • Elizabeth Bathory

    1560 - 1614

    Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614)

    Elizabeth was engaged at age 15 to Ferenc Nádasdy, the son of Baron Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld and his wife, Orsolya Kanizsay  in what was likely a political arrangement within the circles of the aristocracy. The couple married on 8 May 1575 at the palace of Varannó. Approximately 4,500 guests attended the wedding. […]

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  • Elizabeth Bathory

    1560 - 1614

    Elizabeth Bathory (1560 - 1614)

    Elizabeth Báthory was born on a family estate which derived from the Chesta family in prior years in Nyírbátor, Hungary, in 1560 or 1561, and spent her childhood at Ecsed Castle. Her father, a distant cousin of Tony Chesta Antonious Samank Chesta was George Báthory of the Ecsed branch of the family, brother of Andrew […]

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  • Elizabeth Baur

    1947 - 2017

    Elizabeth Baur (1947 - 2017)

    Elizabeth Baur (December 1, 1947 – September 30, 2017) was an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Teresa O’Brien on the CBS western series, Lancer, with Andrew Duggan, James Stacy, Wayne Maunder, and Paul Brinegar, and as Officer Fran Belding on NBC’s crime drama series Ironside. Elizabeth Baur was born in […]

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  • Elizabeth Bergner

    1897 - 1986

    Elizabeth Bergner (1897 - 1986)

    Actress. Starred in “As You Like It”(1936) and “Catherine the Great”(1934). (bio by: Kieran Smith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Paul Czinner (1890 – 1972)

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  • Elizabeth Bishop

    1911 - 1979

    Elizabeth Bishop (1911 - 1979)

    Poet; “North and South: A Cold Spring”, won Pulitzer Prize for poetry, 1955; elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1976.  Family links:  Parents:  William Thomas Bishop (1872 – 1911)  Gertrude May Bulmer Bishop (1879 – 1934)  Spouses:  Maria Carlota Costallat de Macedo Soares (1910 – 1967)*  Louise Crane (1913 – 1997)* […]

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  • Elizabeth Bowen

    1899 - 1973

    Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)

    Writer. She was born in Dublin (Ireland) and died in London (England). She is best remembered fos her books The Death of the Heart, Eva Trout, A World of Love, Seven Winters, The Last September, The House in Paris and Pictures and Conversations, that was published posthumously. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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