• Anneliese Rothenberger

    1926 - 2010

    Anneliese Rothenberger (1926 - 2010)

    Anneliese Rothenberger was born in Mannheim, Germany. She studied with Erika Müller, and took up her first engagement in Koblenz in 1943. In 1947, Günther Rennert offered her a job at the Hamburg Opera House, where she sang in Rennert’s now famous production of Alban Berg’s Lulu twenty years later, a role she would also […]

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  • Annemarie Heinrich

    1912 - 2005

    Annemarie Heinrich (1912 - 2005)

    Photographer. Born in Germany, she migrated to Argentina at age 14. She played an important role in Argentine photography and is well recognized for her portraits of Eva Perón, Jorge Luis Borges and other Argentine personalities of the 20th Century. (bio by: 380W)

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  • Annemarie Wendl

    1914 - 2006

    Annemarie Wendl (1914 - 2006)

    Actress. Born in Germany, she began her training as an actress in Berlin.  She starred in such  classic plays as “Faust”,  “Götz von Berlichingen”,  “A Streetcar Named Desire”,  and “Mother Courage” before entering films in 1961.  Wendl was seen in some 35 films and TV productions, notably director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Ich will doch nur, […]

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  • Annette Charles

    1948 - 2011

    Annette Charles (1948 - 2011)

    Actress. She shall undoubtedly be remembered as Rydell High’s sexy villainess “Cha-Cha” DiGregorio of the 1978 hit movie “Grease”. Born Annette Cardona, she was raised in Southern California, broke into show business around 1968, and was seen in such television fare of the day as “The High Chapparral”, “Mod Squad”, “Banacek”, “Gunsmoke”, “The Flying Nun”, […]

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  • Annette Funicello

    1942 - 2013

    Annette Funicello (1942 - 2013)

    Annette Joanne Funicello was born in Utica, New York, to Italian Americans Virginia Jeanne (née Albano) and Joseph Funicello. Her family moved to Southern California when she was four years old.  Annette took dancing and music lessons as a child in order to overcome shyness. In 1955, the 12-year-old was discovered by Walt Disney when […]

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  • Annette Kellerman

    1887 - 1975

    Annette Kellerman (1887 - 1975)

    Silent screen star. Her life was made into a movie in 1952 with Esther Williams playing Annette. The film was entitled “Million Dollar Mermaid.” Sister of cinematographer Maurice Kellerman. Wife of Director James R. Sullivan. (bio by: David)

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  • Annette Kerr

    1920 - 2013

    Annette Kerr (1920 - 2013)

    Actress. A versatile character performer, she is remembered for her long career on the British big and small screens. Born Catherine Annette Kerr Peacock, she was raised in Watford, Hertfordshire from a young age, made her stage bow at the Watford Palace Theatre, trained at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and ‘paid her […]

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  • Annie Besant

    1847 - 1933

    Annie Besant (1847 - 1933)

    Annie Besant (1 October 1847 – 20 September 1933) was a prominent British socialist, theosophist, women’s rights activist, writer and orator and supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule.  In 1867, Annie at age 20, married Frank Besant, a clergyman, and they had two children, but Annie’s increasingly anti-religious views led to a legal separation in […]

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  • Annie Girardot

    1931 - 2011

    Annie Girardot (1931 - 2011)

    Over the course of a five-decade career, she starred in nearly 150 films. She is a three-time César Award winner (1977, 1996, 2002), a two-time Molière Award winner (2002), a David di Donatello Award winner (1977), a BAFTA nominee (1962), and a recipient of several international prizes including the Volpi Cup (Best actress) at the […]

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  • Annie Heloise Abel Henderson

    1873 - 1947

    Annie Heloise Abel Henderson (1873 - 1947)

    Historian. An expert on the North American Indian, she received much acclaim for her studies of Native Americans in relation to their participation and experiences during the American Civil War period. Some of her notable works were “The American Indian as Slaveholder and Secessionist”, “The American Indian at the End of the Confederacy, 1863-1865” and […]

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  • Annie Montrose Hagins

    1917 - 2012

    Annie Montrose Hagins (1917 - 2012)

    Television Actress and African American Rights Activist. Born in North Carolina. One of five daughter’s of a Episcopal minister. She was school teacher in Indiana and a close friend to actress Rosetta LeNoire of the television show Family Matters and Esther Rolle of the television show Good Times. Known as her actress name of Montose […]

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  • Annisteen Allen

    1920 - 1992

    Annisteen Allen (1920 - 1992)

    Annisteen Allen (born Ernestine Letitia Allen) (November 11, 1920, Champaign, Illinois – August 10, 1992, Harlem, New York City) was an American blues singer.  Allen’s first recordings were made in 1945, and included “Miss Annie’s Blues” and “Love for Sale”. She sang with Big John Greer, Wynonie Harris, and Lucky Millinder, and in 1951, Federal […]

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  • Anny Ondra

    1903 - 1987

    Anny Ondra (1903 - 1987)

    The daughter of a Czech, Austro-Hungarian officer, Anny Ondra spent her childhood in Tarnów, Pula and Prague. Her father’s name was Bohumír and mother’s name Anna. She had two brothers, Tomáš (Tomas) and Jindřich (Henry). At seventeen she played in the theater and was acting in her first film. The film was directed by her […]

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  • Ansel Easton Adams

    1902 - 1984

    Ansel Easton Adams (1902 - 1984)

    Photographer. His photographic images of the American landscape, and especially those of the American West and Yosemite Park, became popular and familiar to millions. Born in San Francisco, California, he was a problem student in school, which may have been caused by dyslexia or a hyperactive condition. When he was twelve, he taught himself to […]

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  • Anselm Feuerbach

    1829 - 1880

    Anselm Feuerbach (1829 - 1880)

    German painter. He was one of the leading German artists of the mid-19th century school. Born in Speyer, Bavaria, the son of a well-known archaeologist, he was educated at Düsseldorf and München. In 1857 he moved to Rome where he met model Nanna Risi, who became his lover. In later years he worked in Vienna […]

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  • Anthea Holloway

    1919 - 2002

    Anthea Holloway (1919 - 2002)

    British Actress. She was born in London, England.Her husband, Hugh Fforde Searight was a Senior Producer of BBC Radio News. Film and television credits include “Hetty Wainthropp Investigates,” “All Creatures Great and Small,” “The Bill,” “The Enigma Files,” “Thriller,””Pollyanna,” “Crossroads,” “Dixon of Dock Green,” and “Corridors of Blood.” (bio by: Genet)

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  • Anthony “Tony” Fokker

    1890 - 1939

    Anthony “Tony” Fokker (1890 - 1939)

    Anthony “Tony” Fokker was a player in the early aviation warfare. He began his own aircraft building company in 1912 named Fokker Aviatik. After WWI broke out, his company became a prominent builder of German combat airplanes. After WWI, Fokker moved from his native Holland to the United States. He continued his Fokker Aircraft company […]

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  • Anthony Accardo

    1906 - 1992

    Anthony Accardo (1906 - 1992)

    Anthony Accardo Organized Crime Figure. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1906, he joined the city’s organized crime family, the “Outfit,” during the late 1920s. He served under three bosses (Alphonse Capone, Frank Nitti, and Paul Ricca), before becoming the boss himself. Accardo became prominent in the mob during Al Capone’s reign. He served for a […]

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  • Anthony Ainley

    1932 - 2004

    Anthony Ainley (1932 - 2004)

    British Actor. He was most famous for portraying the longest recurring roll as “The Master” on the long running “Doctor Who” sci-fi television series. He was born into an acting family, being the son of actor Henry Ainley and brother of actor Richard Ainley. His many movie and TV credits include “The Land That Time […]

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  • Anthony Anastasio

    1906 - 1963

    Anthony Anastasio (1906 - 1963)

    Organized Crime Figure, Anthony Anastasio (Tough Tony), was a powerful labor boss and racketeer on the Brooklyn waterfront.  Brother of Mafia figures Albert and Frank Anastasia.  As brother of syndicate chieftain Albert Anastasia,Tough Tony took control of the astoundingly lucrative Brooklyn docks through the International Longshoremen’s Association for which he was a vice president and head […]

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  • Anthony Anastasio

    1906 - 1963

    Anthony Anastasio (1906 - 1963)

    Anthony Anastasio Born in 1906, Anthony “Tough Tony” Anastasio was an Italian-born American mobster who ruled the Brooklyn waterfront for several decades. Aligned with his brother, Albert Anastasia, who became the head of the Mangano crime family (later known as the Gambino crime family), Anastasio gained control of the longshoremen’s union, though his power declined […]

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  • Anthony Asquith

    1902 - 1968

    Anthony Asquith (1902 - 1968)

    The Honourable Anthony Asquith (/ˈæskwɪθ/; 9 November 1902 – 20 February 1968) was a leading English film director. He collaborated successfully with playwright Terence Rattigan on The Winslow Boy (1948) and The Browning Version (1951), among other adaptations. His other notable films include Pygmalion (1938), French Without Tears (1940), The Way to the Stars (1945), […]

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  • Anthony Blunt

    1907 - 1983

    Anthony Blunt (1907 - 1983)

    Anthony Frederick Blunt (26 September 1907 – 26 March 1983), known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO, from 1956 to 1979, was a leading British art historian who in 1964, after being offered immunity from prosecution, confessed to having been a Soviet spy. He had been a member of the Cambridge Five, a group of spies […]

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  • Anthony Brooklier

    1913 - 2016

    Anthony Brooklier (1913 - 2016)

    Anthony Brooklier Anthony Brooklier, a prominent Los Angeles attorney who went from defending his father, a powerful mob boss, to representing celebrities, corrupt businessmen, drug kingpins and the Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss, died Tuesday. He was 70. Anthony Brooklier died of suicide at his Century City residence, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office. His death stunned […]

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  • Anthony Burgess

    1917 - 1993

    Anthony Burgess (1917 - 1993)

    Anthony Burgess, FRSL (/ˈbɜːrdʒəs/; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, he eventually became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth […]

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  • Anthony C. “Tony” Altomare

    1928 - 2003

    Anthony C. “Tony” Altomare (1928 - 2003)


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  • Anthony Caruso

    1916 - 2003

    Anthony Caruso (1916 - 2003)

    Born in Frankfort, Indiana, Anthony Caruso was reared from the age of 10 in Long Beach, California. He made his film debut in Johnny Apollo (1940). During his long career, Caruso often portrayed villains in supporting roles and bit parts. He often played people of different descents like Italians, Indians, Arabs, Persians, Mexicans, Latinos and […]

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  • Anthony Corallo

    1913 - 2000

    Anthony Corallo (1913 - 2000)

    Mafia Boss of the Lucchese Crime Family. Criminal record dates back to 1929. He did 2 yrs in prison in 1962 for paying $35,000 in bribes to New York Supreme Court Justice James Vincent Keogh and Assistant U. S. Attorney Elliott Kahaner to assure a light sentence for a mob associate. In 1968 Corallo was […]

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  • Anthony De Francisci

    1887 - 1964

    Anthony De Francisci (1887 - 1964)

    Sculptor. He is best remembered for designing the Peace Dollar, issued for circulation in the US from 1921 until 1935. He immigrated to the US in 1905 and studied sculpting under coin designers James Earle Fraser, Hermon Atkins MacNeil, and Adolph Alexander Weinman. In 1913 he became a naturalized US citizen and two years later […]

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  • Anthony Devas

    1911 - 1958

    Anthony Devas (1911 - 1958)

    Successful portrait artist on the 1940s and 1950s, whose works are in many UK national collections. (bio by: David Conway)

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