• Madeleine Astor

    1893 - 1940

    Madeleine Astor (1893 - 1940)

    Madeleine Talmage Force was born on June 19, 1893, in Brooklyn, New York. She was the younger daughter of William Hurlbut Force (1852–1917) and Katherine Arvilla Talmage (1863–1930). Madeleine’s elder sister Katherine Emmons Force (1891–1956) was a real estate businesswoman and socialite. Through father William, she and Katherine had French ancestry and were grandnieces of […]

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  • Madeleine Barbulée

    1910 - 2001

    Madeleine Barbulée (1910 - 2001)

    Actress. She was born in Nancy, France. In her long career that spanned more than fifty years, she appeared in over 125 films. She began her career on stage, become a leading lady in Comédie des Enfants in the 1940s. On cinema, she is best remembered in “Rome-Express” (1949), “The Diary of Major Thompson” (1955), […]

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  • Madeleine Carroll

    1906 - 1987

    Madeleine Carroll (1906 - 1987)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Thirty-Nine Steps”. Also, she appeared as ‘Princess Flavia’ in “The Prisoner of Zenda” (1937). She was buried in Fuengirola, Málaga, but in 1998 was reburied in Cataluna, Spain. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)  Family links:  Spouse:  Sterling Hayden (1916 – 1986)

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  • Madeleine Collinson

    1952 - 2014

    Madeleine Collinson (1952 - 2014)

    Actress, Model. She will be best remembered for playing ‘Frieda Gellhorn’ in the Hammer Studio picture “Twins of Evil” (1971). Born an identical twin (her sister is actress and model Mary Collinson) in Malta, she moved to England in 1969. They were discovered by noted glamour photographer Harrison Marks who cast them in his sexy […]

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  • Madeleine Lebeau

    1923 - 2016

    Madeleine Lebeau (1923 - 2016)

    Actress. Best remembered for playing ‘Yvonne’, ‘Rick’s’ (Humphrey Bogart) jilted lover in the classic picture “Casablanca” (1942). Born Marie Madeleine Berthe Lebeau, she began her film career in her native France during her teenage years and relocated to Hollywood, where she debut in the picture “Hold Back the Dawn” (1941). During the following two decades, […]

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  • Madeleine Renaud

    1900 - 1994

    Madeleine Renaud (1900 - 1994)

    Actress, she was the wife of JL Barrault.

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  • Madeleine Robinson

    1916 - 2004

    Madeleine Robinson (1916 - 2004)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her films “Une Si Jolie Petit Plage” (1949), “L’Invité du Mardi” (1950), “Dieu a Besoin des Hommes” (1950), “Le Garçon Sauvage” (1951), “Les Possédées” (1956), “Le Procés” (1962), “Une Histoire Simple” (1978), “Siete Días de Enero” (1979), “Camille Claudel” (1988) and “L’Ours en Peluche” (1994). In 2001 she was […]

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  • Madeleine Robinson

    1916 - 2004

    Madeleine Robinson (1916 - 2004)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her films “Une Si Jolie Petit Plage” (1949), “L’Invité du Mardi” (1950), “Dieu a Besoin des Hommes” (1950), “Le Garçon Sauvage” (1951), “Les Possédées” (1956), “Le Procés” (1962), “Une Histoire Simple” (1978), “Siete Días de Enero” (1979), “Camille Claudel” (1988) and “L’Ours en Peluche” (1994). In 2001 she was […]

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  • Madeleine Sherwood

    1922 - 2016

    Madeleine Sherwood (1922 - 2016)

    Actress. Fondly remembered for playing ‘Reverend Mother Superior Placido’ in the TV series “The Flying Nun” (1967 to 1970), which starred Sally Field. Born Madeleine Louise Helene Thornton, she experienced her first taste of acting as a performer in a church play during her early youth. After choosing to pursue a career in entertainment, she […]

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  • Madeleine Talmage Force Astor

    1893 - 1940

    Madeleine Talmage Force Astor (1893 - 1940)

    Socialite. The wife of John Jacob Astor IV, she survived of the sinking of the “RMS Titanic” on April 14/15, 1912 which took her husband. She was 18 years old at the time. (bio by: Erik Lander)  Family links:  Spouses:  William Karl Dick (1888 – 1953)  John Jacob Astor (1864 – 1912)*  Children:  John Jacob […]

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  • Madeline Fairbanks

    1900 - 1989

    Madeline Fairbanks (1900 - 1989)

    Actress. With her twin sister Marion, she began her acting career on the stage, starring in such productions as “Claudia,” “The Prince Chap,” “Mary Jane’s Pa,” “The Piper,” “Snow White,” “The Blue Bird” and countless others at the New Theatre and the Little Theatre in New York City. The Fairbanks twins appeared in many films. […]

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  • Madeline Foy

    1905 - 1988

    Madeline Foy (1905 - 1988)

    Actress, Entertainer. Daughter of actor Eddie Foy Sr. and one of “The Seven Little Foys” vaudeville act. (bio by: Erik Lander)  Family links:  Parents:  Eddie Foy (1856 – 1928)  Madeline Morando Foy (1869 – 1918)  Siblings:  Bryan Foy (1896 – 1977)*  Charley Foy (1898 – 1984)*  Mary Foy (1901 – 1987)*  Eddie Fitzgerald Foy (1905 […]

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  • Madeline Grey

    1887 - 1950

    Madeline Grey (1887 - 1950)

    Actress in 9 films from 1929 to 1944. She appeared in the musical “Hit Parade of 1943,” the crime drama “Whispering Footsteps” (1943), and the comedy “That’s My Baby” (1944). (bio by: TLS)

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  • Madeline Hurlock

    1899 - 1989

    Madeline Hurlock (1899 - 1989)

    Silent Film Actress. Best known for her role as ‘Lady Tarbotham’ in the Laurel and Hardy movie “Duck Soup.” In 1919, Madeline Hurlock made her Broadway debut in the ensemble cast of “The Rose of China”. Her big break came in 1923 when Keystone Studios producer/director Mack Sennett spotted her in one of the plays […]

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  • Madeline Kahn

    1942 - 1999

    Madeline Kahn (1942 - 1999)

    Madeline Kahn was born Madeline Gail Wolfson on September 29, 1942 in Boston, the daughter of Bernard B. Wolfson, a garment manufacturer, and his wife, Freda (née Goldberg). She was raised in a non-observant Jewish family. Her parents divorced when Kahn was two, and she and her mother moved to New York City. In 1953, […]

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  • Madeline Lee Gilford

    1923 - 2008

    Madeline Lee Gilford (1923 - 2008)

    Actress, Author. A working actress from the age of three, she married the legendary character actor Jack Gilford in 1949 and they remained a vital force in the New York theatre scene until his death in 1990. Like many actors of post-World War II era, both were heavily involved in left-wing politics. She and her […]

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  • Madeline Lee Lederman Gilford

    1923 - 2008

    Madeline Lee Lederman Gilford (1923 - 2008)

    Actress, Author. A working actress from the age of three, she married the legendary character actor Jack Gilford in 1949 and they remained a vital force in the New York theatre scene until his death in 1990. Like many actors of post-World War II era, both were heavily involved in left-wing politics. She and her […]

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  • Mademoiselle Georges

    1787 - 1867

    Mademoiselle Georges (1787 - 1867)

    Actress, mistress of Napoleon I and Alexandre I of Russia.

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  • Madge Bellamy

    1899 - 1990

    Madge Bellamy (1899 - 1990)

    Madge Bellamy The story of the life of movie actress Madge Bellamy has been told and embellished many different times. In an effort to set the record straight near the end of her life she wrote an autobiography entitled “A Darling of the Twenties”. While it told the colorful highlights of her life and a film […]

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  • Madge Blake

    1899 - 1969

    Madge Blake (1899 - 1969)

    Character Actress. Her career started when she was fifty and was the epitome of what the perfect mother, sister or aunt should be both in physical appearance and demeanor. She was short, plump, matronly with a warm smile and a sweet voice. She was born in Kinsley, Kansas the daughter of a Methodist circuit rider. […]

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  • Madge Cummings Blake

    1899 - 1969

    Madge Cummings Blake (1899 - 1969)

    Character Actress.  Madge Cummings Blake’s career started when she was fifty and was the epitome of what the perfect mother, sister or aunt should be both in physical appearance and demeanor.  She was short, plump, matronly with a warm smile and a sweet voice.  She was born in Kinsley, Kansas the daughter of a Methodist […]

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  • Madge Dorita Sinclair

    1938 - 1995

    Madge Dorita Sinclair (1938 - 1995)

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  • Madge Evans

    1909 - 1981

    Madge Evans (1909 - 1981)

    Born in Manhattan as Margherita Evans, Madge Evans was featured in print ads as the ‘Fairy Soap girl’ as an infant. She made her professional debut at the age of six months, posing for artist’s models. As a youth, her playmates included Robert Warwick, Holbrook Blinn, and Henry Hull. When she was four years old, […]

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  • Madge Kennedy

    1891 - 1987

    Madge Kennedy (1891 - 1987)

    The Siasconset colony was evenly divided among actors and artists, and painters often gave theatrical performances. Madge Kennedy appeared at a painter’s play and impressed one of the professionals there. He commented, “She could act rings around anybody.” The professional was Harry Woodruff who promptly offered her a job in his play, The Genius. Soon […]

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  • Madison Julius Cawein

    1865 - 1914

    Madison Julius Cawein (1865 - 1914)

    Poet. One of the most prolific poets in American history, he published 31 books of verse. Known principally as a “nature” poet because his rhymes of nature, he earned the alliterative nickname, “The Keats of Kentucky” for his sensitive and descriptive works. William Dean Howells, the early twentieth century Dean of American Letters, lauded his […]

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  • Madlyn Rhue

    1935 - 2003

    Madlyn Rhue (1935 - 2003)

    Rhue was born in Washington, D.C. Rhue graduated from Los Angeles High School and studied drama at Los Angeles City College. From the 1950s to the 1990s, Rhue (née Madeleine Roche) appeared in some twenty films, including Operation Petticoat (1959), A Majority of One (1961), Escape from Zahrain (1962), Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, […]

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  • Mady Christians

    1892 - 1951

    Mady Christians (1892 - 1951)

    Mady Christians was born on January 19, 1892 to Rudolph Christians, a well-known German actor, and his wife, Bertha. Her family moved to Berlin when she was one year old, and to New York in 1912, where her father became the Irving Place Theatre’s general manager. Five years later she returned to Europe to study […]

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  • Mady Rahl

    1915 - 2009

    Mady Rahl (1915 - 2009)

    Mady Rahl (January 3, 1915 – August 29, 2009) was a German stage and film actress.  In a career stretching over 70 years she appeared in around 120 German movies but was for a time tainted by her association with the Nazi High Command. Born Edith Gertrud Meta Raschke in Neukölln, now part of Berlin, Rahl […]

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  • Mae Axton

    1914 - 1997

    Mae Axton (1914 - 1997)

    Mae Axton She was born Mae Boren in 1914 in Bardwell, Texas, but was raised in Oklahoma. There were many politicians within her family – her brother, David, became a state senator. She obtained a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and then worked for Life magazine as a reporter. In the mid-Thirties, […]

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  • Mae Busch

    1891 - 1946

    Mae Busch (1891 - 1946)

    Actress. Born Annie May Busch, she was the daughter of an opera singer mother and a symphony conductor father. Bush made her film debut in the short, “The Agitator” (1912) with J. Warren. In her early film career she was considered extraordinarily attractive and she was a favorite of several classic directors in the early […]

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