• Horatio Alger, Jr

    1832 - 1899

    Horatio Alger, Jr (1832 - 1899)

    Author. Raised in a strict Calvinist home he attempted to follow in his father’s footsteps of being a clergyman but heeded the call to write instead. A native of Revere, Massachusetts he graduated from Harvard Divinity School having studied under the famed poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His attempt to join the Union army was thwarted […]

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  • Wallace Lloyd Algie

    1891 - 1918

    Wallace Lloyd Algie (1891 - 1918)

    He was born on 10 June 1891 at Alton, Ontario, the son of James and Rachel Algie who resided at 1155 King Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Wallace was brought up by his parents in the Presbyterian faith. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada. Prior to April 1916 he served as a lieutenant […]

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  • Nelson Algren

    1909 - 1981

    Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981)

    Author. Born Nelson Ahlgren Abraham in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of three, he moved to the South Side of Chicago, Illinois and when he was eight, the family moved to the North Side. He graduated from what is now known as Roosevelt High School, then attended The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received […]

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  • Antonio Aliberti

    1938 - 2000

    Antonio Aliberti (1938 - 2000)

    Author. He wrote 18 poems books, among them are “Límites Posibles,” “Cuartos Contiguos,” “Delicado Equilibrio” and “Incierta Vocación.” He also wrote five essays books and several anthologies.  (bio by: 380W)

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  • Dante Alighieri

    1265 - 1321

    Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

    Author. Born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary, and his first wife. His studies included rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature , theology, philosophy, and theology. In 1293 he joined the guild of physicians and apothecaries in order to gain entry into the political life of the city. About […]

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  • Dante Alighieri

    1265 - 1321

    Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

    Author. Born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary, and his first wife. His studies included rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature , theology, philosophy, and theology. In 1293 he joined the guild of physicians and apothecaries in order to gain entry into the political life of the city. About […]

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  • Dante Alighieri

    1265 - 1321

    Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

    Author. Born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy the son of Alighiero di Bellincione Alighieri, a notary, and his first wife. His studies included rhetoric, grammar, philosophy, literature , theology, philosophy, and theology. In 1293 he joined the guild of physicians and apothecaries in order to gain entry into the political life of the city. About […]

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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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  • Elizabeth Allan

    1908 - 1990

    Elizabeth Allan (1908 - 1990)

    Elizabeth Allan (9 April 1910 – 27 July 1990) was an English actress who worked in both Britain and Hollywood, making about 50 films over more than a quarter century. She was born at Skegness, Lincolnshire in 1910 (some sources indicate 1908), and after four years onstage with the Old Vic, she made her film […]

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  • Ella Logan

    1913 - 1969

    Ella Logan (1913 - 1969)

    Ella Logan was born as Georgina Allan in Glasgow in 1910, where she was raised. She began performing under the name Ella Allan as a child. She went on to become a band singer in music halls. At the age of 17 in 1930, she made her debut in the West End of London in Darling! […]

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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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  • Richard Mann Allan

    1923 - 1999

    Richard Mann Allan (1923 - 1999)

    Actor. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois. Born into a family of three siblings to a farmer. Richard began dance lessons at the age of seven. He began his career in 1945, in the Broadway show The Red Mill, he would later go on tour with them. In 1953 Marilyn Monroe personally picked him to play a […]

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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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  • Sir Hugh Andrew Montague Allan

    1860 - 1951

    Sir Hugh Andrew Montague Allan (1860 - 1951)

    Businessman.  A shipbuilder and avid sportsman,  he established the Allan Cup,  the championship prize of amateur hockey.  He was made a Charter Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders Category in 1945.

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  • Louise Allbritton

    1920 - 1979

    Louise Allbritton (1920 - 1979)

    Actress.  Pearl Louise Allbritton was the youngest child born to Pearl Caroline Greer and Lawrence Leonard Allbritton, Sr.  When she was a baby, the family relocated to Wichita Falls, Texas. Her mother died when she was 16 years-old leaving her father to be only parent while managing a 100,000 acre ranch and a business. For […]

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  • Michael Alldredge

    1941 - 1997

    Michael Alldredge (1941 - 1997)

    Actor. In a career spanning 3 decades, he appeared on such memorable television shows as ‘All in the Family’, ‘Charlie’s Angels’, ‘Police Story’, ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘Kojak’, ‘Barnaby Jones’, ‘The Bob Newhart Show’, ‘The Greatest American Hero’, ‘Hart to Hart’, ‘Quincy M.E.’, ‘Taxi’, ‘Columbo’, ‘E.R.’, ‘Family Ties, ‘Three’s Company’, ‘Lou Grant’, ‘The A-Team’, ‘Hill Street Blues’, […]

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  • Marc Allégret

    1900 - 1973

    Marc Allégret (1900 - 1973)

    Motion Picture Director. Icon of the French Cinema. Directed over 60 films, and was also renowned for discovering and directing some of France’s true cinema greats, including such well-known stars as Michèle Morgan, Jean-Louis Barraut,Raimu, Fernandel, Simone Simon, Gérard Philipe, Odette Joyeux, Louis Jourdan, Danièle Delorme, Roger Vadim, and Brigitte Bardot. Among his films were […]

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  • Gia Allemand

    1983 - 2013

    Gia Allemand (1983 - 2013)

    Gia Marie Allemand was born to Eugene and Donna Allemand in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York City, and grew up in the borough of Staten Island and nearby in suburban Long Island, where she graduated from Lindenhurst High School in 2001. Allemand’s parents separated in 1992, later divorcing; Donna Allemand married Tony […]

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  • Gracie Allen

    1902 - 1964

    Gracie Allen (1902 - 1964)

    Comedienne, Actress. The wife of George Burns, for more than 30 years she appeared on radio, television, and film, playing a single scatterbrained character, with her husband playing opposite as the straight man. She was born Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie Allen in San Francisco to George and Margaret Allen joining a family consisting of three […]

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  • Barbara Jo Allen

    1906 - 1974

    Barbara Jo Allen (1906 - 1974)

    Actress. She is best remembered as ‘Vera Vague’ the spinster character she created and portrayed on radio and in films during the 1940s and 1950s. As ‘Vera Vague’, she popularized the catch phrase “You dear boy!” Born in New York City, New York, her acting skills first appeared in school plays. She traveled to Paris, […]

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  • Mel Allen

    1913 - 1996

    Mel Allen (1913 - 1996)

    Allen was born in Birmingham, Alabama. (Biographer Stephen Borelli noted that he added the second middle name Avrom after his deceased grandfather.) He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the Kappa Nu Fraternity as an undergraduate. During his time at Alabama, Israel served as the public address announcer for Alabama Crimson Tide football games. In 1933, when the […]

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  • Ronald Allen

    1930 - 1991

    Ronald Allen (1930 - 1991)

    Ronald John Allen (16 December 1930 – 18 June 1991) was an English character actor who achieved the status of a soap opera star.  Allen was born in Reading, Berkshire. He studied at Leighton Park School in Reading and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, worked in repertory theatre, had […]

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  • Steve Allen

    1921 - 2000

    Steve Allen (1921 - 2000)

    Steve Allen Steve Allen is best known as the first host of The Tonight Show, but he was also an accomplished musician, composer, author and actor, with many books, musical compositions and films to his credit. After the death of his father, Allen and his mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. In 1947, he began hosting […]

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  • Viola Allen

    1867 - 1948

    Viola Allen (1867 - 1948)

    Allen was born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1867 (some sources say 1869 see discussion), the daughter of actors C. Leslie Allen and Sarah Lyon. She moved to Boston at three years of age and later moved with her family to Toronto. She was educated at the Bishop Strachan School, her brothers being educated at Trinity […]

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  • Sheila Allen

    1932 - 2011

    Sheila Allen (1932 - 2011)

    Allen was born in Chard, Somerset, to Dorothy Essex (née Potter) and William Allen.  From the 1950s, Allen appeared in plays by Shakespeare, including for the RSC in both Stratford and London. Her first leading role was that of Katherine (“the shrew”) in The Taming of the Shrew for the Arena Company in Birmingham (1954–56). […]

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  • Ethan Nathan Allen

    1904 - 1993

    Ethan Nathan Allen (1904 - 1993)

    Ethan Nathan Allen (January 1, 1904 – September 15, 1993) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball from 1926 to 1938. He played for the Cincinnati Reds (1926–30), New York Giants (1930–32), St. Louis Cardinals (1932–33), Philadelphia Phillies (1934–36), Chicago Cubs (1936), and St. Louis Browns (1936–38).  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and an […]

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  • Forrest Clare “Phog” Allen

    1885 - 1974

    Forrest Clare “Phog” Allen (1885 - 1974)

    Allen was born in the town of Jamesport, Missouri. His father, William Allen, was among the 30 people who originally incorporated Jameson Missouri in 1879 and the doctor who delivered Allen lived in James. However, William Allen also had strong ties to Jamesport where he was town clerk, collector, and constable. Biographies of Allen usually […]

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  • George Allen

    1918 - 1990

    George Allen (1918 - 1990)

    George Allen Allen was born in Nelson County, Virginia, the son of Loretta M. and Earl Raymond Allen, who was recorded in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. census records for Wayne County, Michigan as working as a chauffeur to a private family. He earned varsity letters in football, track and basketball at Lake Shore High […]

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  • George Trenholm Allen

    1914 - 2000

    George Trenholm Allen (1914 - 2000)

    George Trenholm Allen (July 27, 1914 – March 27, 2000) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played Left Wing in the National Hockey League, mostly for the Chicago Black Hawks.  Allen began his career playing in various locations in the east, until he joined the North Battleford Beavers of the Northern Saskatchewan Senior […]

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  • Johnny Thomas Allen

    1905 - 1959

    Johnny Thomas Allen (1905 - 1959)

    John Thomas Allen (September 30, 1904 – March 29, 1959) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, Brooklyn Dodgers, and New York Giants.  Born in Lenoir, North Carolina, Allen reached the Yankees in an unusual way. While working as a bellhop in a hotel, […]

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