• Eartha Kitt

    1927 - 2008

    Eartha Kitt (1927 - 2008)

    Eartha Kitt Kitt was active in numerous social causes in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966, she established the Kittsville Youth Foundation, a chartered and non-profit organization for underprivileged youth in the Watts area of Los Angeles. She was also involved with a group of youth in the area of Anacostia in Washington, D.C., who […]

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  • Eastman Johnson

    1824 - 1906

    Eastman Johnson (1824 - 1906)

    Artist. Born Jonathan Eastman Johnson in Lovell, Maine, the son of Philip C. Johnson, a government official, and Mary Chandler. Eastman grew up in Fryeburg and Augusta, where the family lived at Pleasant Street and later at 61 Winthrop Street.His father was the owner of several businesses, and active in fraternal organizations: he was Grand […]

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  • Eastman Johnson

    1824 - 1906

    Eastman Johnson (1824 - 1906)

    Artist. Born Jonathan Eastman Johnson in Lovell, Maine, the son of Philip C. Johnson, a government official, and Mary Chandler. Eastman grew up in Fryeburg and Augusta, where the family lived at Pleasant Street and later at 61 Winthrop Street.His father was the owner of several businesses, and active in fraternal organizations: he was Grand […]

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  • Ebe Stignani

    1903 - 1974

    Ebe Stignani (1903 - 1974)

    Ebe Stignani (10 July 1903 [or 1904] – 5 October 1974) was an Italian opera singer, who was pre-eminent in the dramatic mezzo-soprano roles of the Italian repertoire during a stage career of more than thirty years. Born in Naples in 1903 (some sources cite her year of birth as 1904), Ebe Stignani studied music for […]

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  • Eben Byers

    1880 - 1932

    Eben Byers (1880 - 1932)

    The son of industrialist Alexander Byers, Eben Byers was educated at St. Paul’s School and Yale College, where he earned a reputation as an athlete and ladies’ man. He was the U.S. Amateur golf champion of 1906, after finishing runner-up in 1902 and 1903. Byers eventually became the chairman of the Girard Iron Company, which […]

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  • Ebenezer Francis

    1743 - 1777

    Ebenezer Francis (1743 - 1777)

    Revolutionary War Continental Militia Officer. He was killed while commanding Massachusetts militia at the Battle of Hubbardton, Vermont, in 1777, the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely on Vermont soil. After driving the American army under General Arthur St. Clair from Fort Ticonderoga, British commander General John Burgoyne ordered a force under General Simon Fraser […]

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  • Ebenezer Hoar

    1816 - 1895

    Ebenezer Hoar (1816 - 1895)

    Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (February 21, 1816 – January 31, 1895) was an American politician, lawyer, and justice from Massachusetts. He was appointed U.S. Attorney General in 1869 by President Ulysses S. Grant; he became the first U.S. Attorney General to head the newly created Department of Justice in July 1870. As Attorney General Hoar worked […]

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  • Eberhard Anheuser

    1806 - 1880

    Eberhard Anheuser (1806 - 1880)

    Businessman. Born in Kreuznach, Germany in 1843, he settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was joined shortly thereafter by his family. For the early part of his entrepreneurial career, people associated him with a completely different product, that product was soap. It is unknown whether he trained as a soap manufacturer in Cincinnati, if this training […]

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  • Eberhard Faber

    1822 - 1879

    Eberhard Faber (1822 - 1879)

    Businessman. Born into a family who had been in the pencil-making business since 1761, he moved to New York City in 1848 and opened his first pencil factory on 42nd Street near the East River, which was destroyed in a fire in 1872, then he built a bigger factory in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Faber was the […]

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  • Eberhard Feik

    1943 - 1994

    Eberhard Feik (1943 - 1994)

    Actor. His most remembered role was police inspector ‘Tanner’ in the television series “Tatort.” (bio by: Benjamin)

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  • Ebony Simpson

    1983 - 1992

    Ebony Simpson (1983 - 1992)

    On 19 August 1992, Ebony Simpson disembarked from her school bus. Her mother, who usually met her at the bus stop, was busy so asked Ebony’s older brother to meet her after he got off his bus. But his bus was late and so Ebony started to walk the kilometre to her home. With the house […]

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  • Echlin Gayer

    1970 - 1926

    Echlin Gayer (1970 - 1926)

    Actor. He appeared in the original productions of “The Man from Home” (1908), “The Money Makers” (1914), “Moonlight Mary” (1918), and “Stronger Than Love” (1926). On film he appeared in “Sandy Burke of the U-Bar-U” (1919), “Her Love Story” (1924), and “The Mad Dancer”(1925). (bio by: Ginny M)

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  • Ed Bakey

    1925 - 1988

    Ed Bakey (1925 - 1988)

    Actor.  He was born William Edwin Baekey, Jr on Friday the 13th to William Edwin Baekey, Sr, a railroad man, and his wife Mary C Greenleaf.  Using the stage name “Ed Bakey”, he would become one of the most successful American character actors with the ability for having “over 50 faces”. By 1940, he, his […]

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  • Ed Begley, Sr

    1901 - 1970

    Ed Begley, Sr (1901 - 1970)

    Actor. An imposing character player, he was often cast as a corrupt or misguided authority figure. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Boss Finley in the film “Sweet Bird of Youth” (1962). Edward James Begley was born in Hartford, Connecticut, the son of Irish immigrants. He ran away from home […]

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  • Ed Benedict

    1912 - 2006

    Ed Benedict (1912 - 2006)

    Cartoon Animator. Best known for designing the characters of “The Flintstones” cartoon series. He designed the look of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as well as their houses and foot-driven cars. He was working for MGM, Universal and various other studios on cartoon shorts when, in the late 1950s, he joined Bill Hanna and Joe […]

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  • Ed Benedict

    1912 - 2006

    Ed Benedict (1912 - 2006)

    Cartoon Animator. Best known for designing the characters of “The Flintstones” cartoon series. He designed the look of Fred, Barney, Wilma and Betty as well as their houses and foot-driven cars. He was working for MGM, Universal and various other studios on cartoon shorts when, in the late 1950s, he joined Bill Hanna and Joe […]

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  • Ed Binns

    1916 - 1990

    Ed Binns (1916 - 1990)

    Actor. He was a versatile character performer whom after appearing in a number of Broadway plays, began appearing in films in the early 1950s. Some of his best performances include “12 Angry Men” (1957), “Curse of the Undead” (1959), “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961), “Fail Safe” (1964), “Patton” (1970), “The Pilot” (1980) and “The Verdict” (1982). […]

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  • Ed Bishop

    1932 - 2005

    Ed Bishop (1932 - 2005)

    George Victor Bishop was born on 11 June 1932, the son of a Manhattan banker, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Peekskill High School before a brief spell at teacher training college. Bishop served in the United States Army as a disc jockey with the Armed Forces Radio at St. John’s in Newfoundland where he […]

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  • Ed Bradley

    1941 - 2006

    Ed Bradley (1941 - 2006)

    Bradley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His parents divorced when he was 2, after which he was raised by his mother, Gladys, who worked two jobs to make ends meet. Bradley, who was referred to with the childhood name of “Butch Bradley,” was able to see his father, who was in the vending machine business […]

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  • Ed Brigadier

    1949 - 2012

    Ed Brigadier (1949 - 2012)

    American Actor. Immortalized as the gruesome motorcycle-riding title character in the cult slasher film, Dr. Chopper (2005). He made many other appearances in film and television on such shows as House, Nip/Tuck, Scrubs, Alias, and Malcolm in the Middle.

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  • Ed Cassidy

    1893 - 1968

    Ed Cassidy (1893 - 1968)

    Actor. He played in some 200 serials and westerns from the 1930’s through the 1950’s. Most remembered as ‘Lon Carter’ in “Wells Fargo Days,” as ‘Sam Duncan’ in “Sheriff of Cimarron” and as ‘Clint’ in “Buckaroo Sheriff of Texas.” Also, he made some appearances in early TV shows such as “The Lone Ranger” and “Circus […]

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  • Ed Devereaux

    1925 - 2003

    Ed Devereaux (1925 - 2003)

    Australian-born Actor. Starred in several films and Television productions including “Carry On Cruising,” “Carry On Regardless,” “The Password Is Courage,” “Bless This House,” and “Edward and Mrs. Simpson.” (bio by: Kieran Smith)

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  • Ed Dodd

    1902 - 1991

    Ed Dodd (1902 - 1991)

    Cartoonist. He is best remembered for his “Mark Trail” daily comic strip that began in April 1946 that featured a wildlife photographer and author, centering on environmental themes, and whose assignments inevitably lead to involvement in local environmental conflicts. The son of a minister, he went to work for Dan Beard, founder of the Boy […]

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  • Ed Flanders

    1934 - 1995

    Ed Flanders (1934 - 1995)

    Ed Flanders was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Bernice (née Brown) and Francis Michael Grey Flanders. His mother was killed in an automobile accident when he was 14. After graduating from Patrick Henry High School (where he played hockey) in 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served as an […]

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  • Ed Friendly

    1922 - 2007

    Ed Friendly (1922 - 2007)

    Edwin “Ed” S. Friendly Jr. (April 8, 1922 – June 17, 2007) was an American television producer. He was responsible for creating several successful television programs including Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Little House on the Prairie, and Backstairs at the White House. Ed Friendly served with the United States Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations […]

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  • Ed Gein

    1906 - 1984

    Ed Gein (1906 - 1984)

    Edward Theodore Gein was born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin on August 27, 1906, the second of two boys of George Philip (August 4, 1873 – April 1, 1940) and Augusta Wilhelmine (née Lehrke) Gein (July 21, 1878 – December 29, 1945), the daughter of Prussian immigrants.[citation needed] Gein had an older brother, Henry George […]

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  • Ed Lauter

    1938 - 2013

    Ed Lauter (1938 - 2013)

    Of both German and Irish descent, Lauter was born and raised in Long Beach, New York, the son of Sally Lee, a 1920s Broadway actress and dancer, and Edward Matthew Lauter. After graduating from high school, he majored in English Literature in college and received a B.A. degree in 1961 from the C.W. Post campus […]

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  • Ed Litzenberger

    1932 - 2010

    Ed Litzenberger (1932 - 2010)

    Edward Charles John “Eddie” Litzenberger (July 15, 1932 – November 1, 2010) was a Canadian ice hockey right winger from Neudorf, Saskatchewan. Ed Litzenberger was donated to the Chicago Black Hawks by the Montreal Canadiens in his first year in the NHL. At the time the Black Hawks were struggling to survive as a franchise, […]

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  • Ed Masterson

    1852 - 1878

    Ed Masterson (1852 - 1878)

    Ed Masterson was born in Henryville in Canada East. In the early 1850s, his family moved to the area about Wichita, Kansas. Ed Masterson, as reported by those who knew him, never possessed the characteristic personality of his more famous brother, Bat Masterson, or his other brother James. He was killed by gunfire while trying […]

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  • Ed McMahon

    1923 - 2009

    Ed McMahon (1923 - 2009)

    Ed McMahon Television Personality. Born Edward Leo Peter McMahon, Jr. He was raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, and as a teenager worked as a bingo caller in Maine. He joined the Marines for World War II, serving as a fighter pilot, flight instructor and test pilot. After the war he attended Catholic University to study speech […]

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