• Josef Albers

    1888 - 1976

    Josef Albers (1888 - 1976)

    Artist. He gained renown as an abstract artist, color-theorist, teacher and author. Beginning his career in Weimar, Germany, he taught at the famous Bauhaus school of fine arts. He fled from Nazi Germany to the United States in 1933, and taught at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. After teaching at Yale University, he became […]

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  • Allan Lane

    1909 - 1973

    Allan Lane (1909 - 1973)

    Allan Lane was born as Harry Leonard Albershardt in Indiana to Linnie Anne and William H. Albershardt. He grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lane had been a photographer, model and stage actor by age 20. He was spotted by Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox) talent scouts and was signed to a contract. […]

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  • Edward Laurence Albert

    1951 - 2006

    Edward Laurence Albert (1951 - 2006)

    Albert made his motion picture debut in a 1965 drama, The Fool Killer, as a runaway orphan who crossed paths with a disturbed Civil War veteran, played by Anthony Perkins. He is best known for his work in the 1972 film Butterflies Are Free, in which he played a blind man, starring opposite Goldie Hawn. […]

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  • George V

    1865 - 1936

    George V (1865 - 1936)

    George was born on 3 June 1865, in Marlborough House, London. He was the second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Albert Edward and Alexandra. His father was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and his mother was the eldest daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark. As a son […]

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  • Margo Albert

    1917 - 1985

    Margo Albert (1917 - 1985)

    Actress. Born María Marguerita Guadalupe Teresa Estela Bolado, she acted mostly under the singular name of “Margo”, and often showcased her dancing ability in her roles. He best known role was as “Maria” in the 1937 film “Lost Horizon.” She was the wife of actor Eddie Albert, mother of actor Edward Albert and niece of […]

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  • Eddie Albert Albert

    1906 - 2005

    Eddie Albert Albert (1906 - 2005)

    Actor.  Born Edward Albert Heimberger, he is best remembered for his role of lawyer-turned-farmer ‘Oliver Wendell Douglas’ on the classic television comedy series “Green Acres”. His career began on radio, and appeared on the earliest test for television in 1936.  He made his motion picture debut in the military academy comedy “Brother Rat” in 1938, […]

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  • Edward Laurence Albert

    1951 - 2006

    Edward Laurence Albert (1951 - 2006)

    Actor.  Son of Actor Eddie Albert and singer Margo.  He is best remembered for his role in the 1972 film opposite Goldie Hawn, “Butterflies are Free,” for which he won a Golden Globe.  He appeared in numerous films, and was a regular guest-star on television.  He died of lung cancer at age 55 just a […]

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  • Aida Alberti

    1915 - 2006

    Aida Alberti (1915 - 2006)

    Actress. She was one the most popular Argentine actress in the beginnings of talking motion pictures. Best remembered for her characteristic roles of shy and innocent young lady, she appeared in twenty six films, including “El Cura Gaucho,” “La Cumparsita,” and “La Novia de los Forasteros.” (bio by: 380W)

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  • Rafael Alberti

    1902 - 1999

    Rafael Alberti (1902 - 1999)

    Poet. Born in Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Andalucía, Spain, hw founded the revolutionary magazine “Octubre” and fought against the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. He is best remembered for his books “Marinero en tierra” (1924), “Sobre los ángeles” (1928), and “Entre el clavel y la espada” (1939). He was cremated and his ashes scattered in […]

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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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  • Al Alberts

    1922 - 2009

    Al Alberts (1922 - 2009)

    Born Al Albertini in Chester, Pennsylvania, he went to South Philadelphia High School. As a teenager, he appeared on the Horn and Hardart Children’s Hour, a radio program.  After graduating from South Philadelphia High, he went to Temple University and the United States Navy, where he met Dave Mahoney. They went on to found The […]

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  • Mabel Albertson

    1901 - 1982

    Mabel Albertson (1901 - 1982)

    Albertson was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the daughter of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Flora Craft and Leopold Albertson. Her brother was actor Jack Albertson. Albertson’s mother, a stock actress, supported the family by working in a shoe factory. Albertson was best known as Phyllis Stephens, Darrin’s neurotic, interfering mother on the television sitcom Bewitched, who invariably […]

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  • Jack Albertson

    1907 - 1981

    Jack Albertson (1907 - 1981)

    Albertson was born in Malden, Massachusetts, the son of Russian-born Jewish immigrants Flora (née Craft) and Leopold Albertson. His sister was actress Mabel Albertson. Albertson’s mother, a stock actress, supported the family by working in a shoe factory. Albertson dropped out of high school and traveled to New York City in an attempt to make […]

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  • Mabel Ida Albertson

    1901 - 1982

    Mabel Ida Albertson (1901 - 1982)

    Actress.  Most remembered for her role as ‘Phyllis Stephens’ on the television situation comedy “Bewitched”, she had a career in entertainment that spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s. Some of her more notable motion picture roles were in the films “The Long, Hot Summer” (1958), “All The Fine Young Cannibals” (1961) “Barefoot in the […]

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  • Coit Albertson

    1880 - 1953

    Coit Albertson (1880 - 1953)

    Actor. He starred in the theater prior to making his motion picture debut in 1915, most notably in the play “Stubborn Cinderella”. He appeared in “The $1,000,000 Reward”(1920), “Face to Face”(1922), “Scandal Street”(1925) as ‘Frank Arnold’ in “The Jazz Girl” (1926) and “The Return of Boston Blackie”(1927). (bio by: MC)

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  • Frank Albertson

    1909 - 1964

    Frank Albertson (1909 - 1964)

    Actor.  Born the first child of Frank B. and Mary Healey Albertson.  Frank’s given name was Francis Healey Albertson and he was a native of Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Frank spent his childhood first in nearby Frazee, and also in Puyallup, Washington. He first became interested in the entertainment business when he began working as a […]

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  • Joseph Albert Albertson

    1906 - 1993

    Joseph Albert Albertson (1906 - 1993)

    Businessman.  Born in Yukon, Oklahoma Territory. He was one of four sons born to Rhoda and Earl Albertson. Before he was three, the family moved to Caldwell, Idaho, in 1909, where Joe grew up. After graduating from Caldwell High School in 1925, Albertson studied business for two years at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. […]

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  • Wally Albright

    1925 - 1999

    Wally Albright (1925 - 1999)

    Albright was born Walton Algernon Albright, Jr. in Burbank, California. He appeared in a number of films during his career, and is notable for appearing in six Our Gang short subjects throughout the early 1930s. Though his tenure with the gang was brief, his role was usually that of the gang leader, alongside Matthew “Stymie” […]

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  • William F. Albright

    1891 - 1971

    William F. Albright (1891 - 1971)

    From the early twentieth century until his death, he was the dean of biblical archaeologists and the acknowledged founder of the Biblical archaeology movement. Most notably, coming from his own background in radical German historical criticism of the historicity of the Biblical accounts, Albright, through his seminal work in archaeology (and most notably his development […]

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  • Hardie Albright

    1903 - 1975

    Hardie Albright (1903 - 1975)

    Actor. Born as Hardie Hunter Albrecht in Pennsylvania. Hardie began his acting career at a young age. His parents were traveling vaudevillians and he started his acting at the age of six or seven. He studied drama at Carnegie Tech. He appeared in many Broadway plays. Hardie played  the juvenile lead on the stage in […]

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  • Wally Albright

    1925 - 1999

    Wally Albright (1925 - 1999)

    Actor.  As a child performer of the 1930s, he is best remembered for his brief stint as Wally in Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” (aka “The Little Rascals”) films.  Born Walton Algernon Albright, Jr. in Burbank, California, he made his acting debut at age four. He was naturally blond but his trademark tousled locks depended on […]

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  • Celia Alcántara

    1920 - 2005

    Celia Alcántara (1920 - 2005)

    Television Screenwriter. She wrote the scripts for over 100 Argentine soap operas for radio and television, among them the series “Rosa de Lejos,” “Simplemente María,” “Muchacha Italiana viene a Casarse,” and “Rafael Heredia, Gitano.”

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  • Pedro Alcazar

    1975 - 2002

    Pedro Alcazar (1975 - 2002)

    Professional Boxer. He was a super flyweight boxer whose professional fighting record was 25 Wins and 1 loss, with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout. In a June 22, 2002 boxing match with Mexican fighter Fernando Montiel in Las Vegas, Nevada, he fought into the 6th round, when he was declared the […]

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  • William Alchesay

    1853 - 1928

    William Alchesay (1853 - 1928)

    He was born May 17, 1853 in a part of the Arizona Territory known as Limestone Canyon. He joined the Indian Scouts at Camp Verde December 2, 1872 and served under General George Crook in actions against an uprising of the Chiricahua Apache in the winter of 1872–1873, holding the rank of Sergeant. He was […]

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    1832 - 1888

    Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

    Author. She is best known as the author of the novel “Little Women”, which was published in 1869. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, A. Bronson Alcott, was a noted educator and leader of a philosophical movement called transcendentalism. Her family friends and neighbors included the […]

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    1832 - 1888

    Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

    Author. She is best known as the author of the novel “Little Women”, which was published in 1869. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, A. Bronson Alcott, was a noted educator and leader of a philosophical movement called transcendentalism. Her family friends and neighbors included the […]

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  • Robert Alda

    1914 - 1986

    Robert Alda (1914 - 1986)

    Alda, an American of Italian descent, was born Alphonso Giuseppe Giovanni Roberto D’Abruzzo in New York, New York, the son of Frances (née Tumillo) and Antonio D’Abruzzo, a barber born in Sant’Agata de’ Goti, Benevento, Campania, Italy. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School in New York in 1930. He began as a singer and dancer […]

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  • Norman Alden

    1924 - 2012

    Norman Alden (1924 - 2012)

    Alden was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He served in the military during World War II and returned to Fort Worth to attend Texas Christian University under the GI Bill of Rights. Some of his acting ability was developed while at TCU with participation in the on-campus theater. Alden appeared in dozens of television series […]

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  • Mary Alden

    1883 - 1946

    Mary Alden (1883 - 1946)

    Born in New York City, Alden began her career on the Broadway stage. She spent five years on Broadway before moving to Hollywood where she worked for the Biograph Company and Pathé Exchange in the first portion of her career. Her most popular role in movies came in Birth of a Nation directed by D.W. […]

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  • Norman Alden

    1924 - 2012

    Norman Alden (1924 - 2012)

    Actor. Following his service with the US Military whom he was station with in Europe during World War II, Alden returned home and from the aid of the GI Bill, he enrolled at Texas Christian University. It was while there, he caught the acting bug and began to perform in on-campus stage productions. Alden initiated […]

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