• Nick Altrock

    1876 - 1965

    Nick Altrock (1876 - 1965)

    Born in Cincinnati, Nick Altrock was one of the better pitchers in baseball for a brief period from 1904 to 1906 with the Chicago White Sox. He was instrumental in the White Sox World Series championship in 1906, going 20-13 with a 2.06 ERA in the regular season and 1-1 with a Series-best 1.00 ERA […]

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  • Joseph Alexander Altsheler

    1862 - 1919

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler (1862 - 1919)

    Author. He wrote novels of adventure and mystery, predecessors of the popular “Hardy Boys” and “Nancy Drew” series. He was voted Most Popular Writer of Boy’s Stories in 1918.  Family links:  Parents:  Joseph Altsheler (1826 – 1881)  Lucy C Snoddy Altsheler (1830 – 1902)  Spouse:  Sarah Boles Altsheler (1862 – 1964)*  Children:  Sydney B Altsheler […]

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  • Don Alvarado

    1904 - 1967

    Don Alvarado (1904 - 1967)

    Actor. He got his first break as an extra in “Mademoiselle Midnight” in 1924, after which his film roles grew in importance until he became established as a second-string “Latin lover” type in many late silents and early talkies such as “Loves of Carmen”, “Drums of Love”, “Battle of The Sexes” and “Breakfast at Sunrise”. […]

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  • Leonard Alvarado

    1947 - 1969

    Leonard Alvarado (1947 - 1969)

    Alvarado was born in Bakersfield, California on Feb. 13, 1947, and enlisted in the U. S. Army on July 25, 1968, serving in the Vietnam War. He was killed in action, leaving behind his wife and a young daughter.  Alvarado distinguished himself on Aug. 12, 1969, while serving as a rifleman during a mission to […]

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  • Don Alvarado

    1904 - 1967

    Don Alvarado (1904 - 1967)

    Actor. He got his first break as an extra in “Mademoiselle Midnight” in 1924, after which his film roles grew in importance until he became established as a second-string “Latin lover” type in many late silents and early talkies such as “Loves of Carmen”, “Drums of Love”, “Battle of The Sexes” and “Breakfast at Sunrise”. […]

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  • Francisco Alvarez

    1892 - 1960

    Francisco Alvarez (1892 - 1960)

    Famed stage and cinema actor. He participated in 52 movies.

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  • Karla Alvarez

    1972 - 2013

    Karla Alvarez (1972 - 2013)

    Actress. A gorgeous brunette, she was a type-cast villainess of the Mexican small screen for 20 years. Raised in her country’s capital city, she took to show business early, studied at the National School of Dance, and made her 1992 television debut as Rosario in “Maria Mercedes”. Over the next two decades she was a […]

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  • Francisco Alvarez

    1892 - 1960

    Francisco Alvarez (1892 - 1960)

    Actor. He had roles in 52 motion pictures.

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  • Lili Álvarez

    1905 - 1998

    Lili Álvarez (1905 - 1998)

    Pioneer Sportswoman, Writer. She was born in Rome of Spanish parents as Elía María González-Álvarez y López-Chicheri. At the age of eleven, she got her first trophy in ice skating and at the age of 14, her first tennis championship. She was in the finals of Wimbledon during 1926, 1927 and 1928. In 1929, she […]

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  • Carlos Alvarez-Novoa

    1970 - 2015

    Carlos Alvarez-Novoa (1970 - 2015)

    Actor. Born Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa Sánchez, he was a very prominent Spanish actor and writer. He began his career as an actor in 1957 at the Spanish University Theatre and appeared in plays throughout the country.  Alvarez-Novoa later went into acting in films and television series such as “Solas” (1999), “Lucía, Lucía” (2003) and “Elsa & […]

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  • Anicee Alvina

    1953 - 2006

    Anicee Alvina (1953 - 2006)

    Actress. Real name Anicee Shahmanesh. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France, to an Iranian father and French mother, she appeared mainly in international films during the 1970s. She is best known for her co-starring roles in the 1971 movie “Friends” and its sequel “Paul and Michelle” (1974). Alvina’s uninhibited nude scenes in these and other films gave […]

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  • Anicee Alvina

    1953 - 2006

    Anicee Alvina (1953 - 2006)

    Actress.  Real name Anicee Shahmanesh. Born in Boulogne-sur-Seine, France,  to an Iranian father and French mother, she appeared mainly in international films during the 1970s. She is best known for her co-starring roles in the 1971 movie “Friends” and its sequel “Paul and Michelle” (1974).  Alvina’s uninhibited nude scenes in these and other films gave […]

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  • Clarence Walworth Alvord

    1868 - 1928

    Clarence Walworth Alvord (1868 - 1928)

    Historian. He studied at Williams College, the University of Berlin, and the University of Chicago before earning his PhD in 1908 from the University of Illinois, where he continued as a professor until 1920. During his time there, he became the founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, was the editor of a number of […]

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  • Kirk Alyn

    1910 - 1999

    Kirk Alyn (1910 - 1999)

    Actor. Best remembered for being the first on-screen ‘Superman.’ As the superhero, he appeared in the film serials of the 1940s and 1950s, including. “Superman” (1948) and “Atom Man VS. Superman” (1950). Born John Feggio Jr., in Oxford, New Jersey, in 1910, he began his career as a chorus boy on broadway and as an […]

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  • Kirk Alyn

    1910 - 1999

    Kirk Alyn (1910 - 1999)

    Actor. Best remembered for being the first on-screen ‘Superman.’ As the superhero, he appeared in the film serials of the 1940s and 1950s, including. “Superman” (1948) and “Atom Man VS. Superman” (1950). Born John Feggio Jr., in Oxford, New Jersey, in 1910, he began his career as a chorus boy on broadway and as an […]

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  • Alysheba

    1984 - 2009

    Alysheba (1984 - 2009)

    Race Horse. He was the winner of both the 1987 Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron. He fell short for his bid of a Triple Crown with a fourth place finish at the Belmont Stakes. His other notable highlights include 1988 Horse of the Year honors and 1988 […]

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  • Lyle Martin Alzado

    1949 - 1992

    Lyle Martin Alzado (1949 - 1992)

    Professional Football Player. He played for the Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Raiders. A true defensive standout for the Broncos, he was the first Yankton (South Dakota) College player ever drafted by the NFL and was a two-time All-Conference pick. From those humble beginnings, his combination of quickness and strength provided him with […]

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  • Alois Alzheimer

    1864 - 1915

    Alois Alzheimer (1864 - 1915)

    Alois Alzheimer was born in Marktbreit, Bavaria on 14 June 1864. His father served in the office of notary public in the family’s hometown.  Alzheimer attended Aschaffenburg, Tübingen, Berlin, and Würzburg universities. He received a medical degree at Würzburg University in 1886. In the following year, he spent five months assisting mentally ill women, before […]

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  • Jorge Amado

    1912 - 2001

    Jorge Amado (1912 - 2001)

    Author. Brazil’s leading novelist whose works have been translated into 48 languages and sold more than 20 million copies. Novels like “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” and “The Violent Land” made him a regular candidate for a Nobel prize for literature, though he never won. He died of a heart attack in the north-eastern […]

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  • Eisei Amamoto

    1926 - 2003

    Eisei Amamoto (1926 - 2003)

    Actor. He was perennially cast as the bad guy, particularly in most of the films by director Okamoto Kihachi. Most famous for the role of ‘Mr Death’ in the popular “Kamen Rider” superhero TV series and as ‘Dr. Who’ in “King Kong Escapes.” His most recent high-profile role was as the mysterious old man in […]

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  • Eisei Hideyo Amamoto

    1926 - 2003

    Eisei Hideyo Amamoto (1926 - 2003)

    Actor. He was perennially cast as the bad guy, particularly in most of the films by director Okamoto Kihachi. Most famous for the role of ‘Mr. Death’ in the popular “Kamen Rider” superhero TV series and as ‘Dr. Who’ in “King Kong Escapes.” His most recent high-profile role was as the mysterious old man in […]

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  • Otome Amatsu

    2019 - 1980

    Otome Amatsu (2019 - 1980)

    Actress. Popular performer of the Takarazuka Revue Theater Company.

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  • Carmen Amaya

    1918 - 1963

    Carmen Amaya (1918 - 1963)

    Carmen Amaya was born on 2 November 1918 in a slum of Somorrostro, Barcelona, Catalonia, to José Amaya and Micaela Amaya Moreno. She came from a very poor family that lived in a wagon. She was born under their wagon turned home during an early winter storm. Amaya was second of six surviving children of […]

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  • Herman Amberg

    1970 - 1926

    Herman Amberg (1970 - 1926)

    Herman Amberg Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the “Tombs” jail in […]

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  • Joseph Amberg

    1892 - 1935

    Joseph Amberg (1892 - 1935)

    Organized Crime Figure. He along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Hyman Amberg were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s On September 30,1935, Joseph Amberg and Morris Kessler (one of his henchmen) were lined-up against the wall of an auto repair […]

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  • Louis Amberg

    1897 - 1935

    Louis Amberg (1897 - 1935)

    In 1935, Joseph Amberg was killed. On October 23, 1935 (the same day Dutch Schultz was murdered) Louis Amberg’s body was found in a burning car in Brooklyn, charred beyond recognition. He was killed with an ax and a shotgun blast, put in a car and set on fire. It took several days for him […]

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  • Herman “Hyman” Amberg

    1970 - 1926

    Herman “Hyman” Amberg (1970 - 1926)

    Organized Crime Figure. Along with his brothers Louis “Pretty” and Joseph Amberg, they were the most feared gangsters in the Jewish neighborhoods of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1920s and 1930s. Hyman was arrested for the murder of a Brooklyn jeweler in 1926 and placed in the “Tombs” jail in Manhattan to […]

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  • Lou Ambers

    1913 - 1995

    Lou Ambers (1913 - 1995)

    Professional Boxer.  Born Luigi D’Ambrosio, he was nicknamed the “Herkimer Hurricane” for his hometown in New York. He was twice Lightweight Boxing Champion of the World between 1936 and 1940. In 102 fights, Ambers won 88, 29 by knockouts; lost 8, and had 6 draws. He was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame […]

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  • Lars Amble

    1939 - 2015

    Lars Amble (1939 - 2015)

    Actor. Born Lars Anders Amble-Næss, he was a Swedish actor and director who appeared in numerous motion pictures and plays. He worked for the Royal Dramatic Theater in Sweden after theater school training.  After leaving the Royal Dramatic Theater in 1969, Amble appeared in various plays, musicals, television shows, and movies.   His most notable […]

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  • Eric Ambler

    1909 - 1998

    Eric Ambler (1909 - 1998)

    Eric Ambler was born in London into a family of entertainers who ran a puppet show, with which he helped in his early years. Both parents also worked as music hall artists. Later he studied engineering at Northampton Polytechnic in Islington (now City University, London), and served a traineeship with an engineering company. However, his […]

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