• Dudley Digges

    1879 - 1947

    Dudley Digges (1879 - 1947)

    Actor. He began his career on the stage, starting with Dublin’s Abbey Players, and then moved onto Broadway, where he appeared in over 60 productions. A few of his more acclaimed roles were as George in “Hedda Gabler” (1924 and 1926), the grandfather in “On Borrowed Time” (1938), and as saloonkeeper Harry Hope in Eugene […]

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  • Dudley H. Dickerson

    1906 - 1968

    Dudley H. Dickerson (1906 - 1968)

    Actor. From the late 1930’s until the mid 1950s he was the most prominent African-American actor working in two reel comedies. Contracted by Columbia Pictures, he appeared in more than 80 films such as The Three Stooges “A-Plumbing We Shall”, and “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars”. He also appeared in the “Amos N’ Andy” […]

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  • Dudley Moore

    1935 - 2002

    Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002)

    Dudley Moore He is most remembered for his roles in the films “10” and “Arthur.” In June 2001, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Born in Dagenham, east London, England, he became a comedian because of his short height (5 feet, 2 inches) and a defective left foot (a birth defect, […]

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  • Dudley Nichols

    1895 - 1960

    Dudley Nichols (1895 - 1960)

    Dudley Nichols (April 6, 1895 – January 4, 1960) was an American screenwriter and director. Dudley Nichols was born April 6, 1895, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He studied at the University of Michigan where he was active member of the Sigma Chapter of Theta Xi fraternity. After working as a reporter for the New York World, Nichols moved […]

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  • Duke Ellington

    1899 - 1974

    Duke Ellington (1899 - 1974)

    Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years. Born in Washington, D.C., Duke Ellington was based in New York City from the mid-1920s onward, and gained a […]

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  • Duke Reid

    1915 - 1975

    Duke Reid (1915 - 1975)

    Duke Reid was born in Portland, Jamaica. After serving ten years as a Jamaican police officer, Reid left the force to help his wife Lucille run the family business, The Treasure Isle Grocery and Liquor Store at 33 Bond Street in Kingston. He made his way into the music industry first as a sound system (outdoor […]

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  • Dulce Chacón

    1954 - 2003

    Dulce Chacón (1954 - 2003)

    Spanish Writer. Dulce Chacón is remembered for her books “La Voz Dormida,” “Querrán Ponerle Nombre,” “Las Palabras de la Piedra,” “Contra el Desprestigio de la Altura,” “Algún Amor que no Mate” and “Cielos de Barro.” Politically active, she was member of “Woman Against the War” and “Culture Against the War.” (bio by: José L Bernabé […]

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  • Dulcie Gray

    1915 - 2011

    Dulcie Gray (1915 - 2011)

    Dulcie Gray was born in Kuala Lumpur, British Malaya (now Malaysia) in 1915, although she would later shave four years off her age, and attended school in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, later returning to Malaya to teach. After her father’s death, she came back to England. Following a brief period at art school, she enrolled at the […]

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  • Duncan Hines

    1880 - 1959

    Duncan Hines (1880 - 1959)

    Hines was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the son of a Confederate soldier. His mother died when he was four and he was raised by his grandmother. Hines attended Bowling Green Business University, which later merged with what is now Western Kentucky University and worked in the American West for Wells Fargo and other companies […]

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  • Duncan Renaldo

    1904 - 1980

    Duncan Renaldo (1904 - 1980)

    Renaldo told some interviewers that he actually did not know where he was born. Various sources claim that he was born in Oancea, Galați County, Romania as Vasile Dumitru V. Couyanos or Basil Couyanos. Renaldo apparently never knew his biological parents and was raised in several European countries. His birthplace has been generally stated as […]

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  • Duns “Doctor Subtilis” Scotus

    1970 - 1308

    Duns “Doctor Subtilis” Scotus (1970 - 1308)

    Franciscan (Grey Friars) monk who was renowned in his day throughout Europe for his skill in classical logic. When his style of metaphysics fell into disrepute, his name became the origin of the word ‘dunce’. He is buried in Cologne (Germany) but this memorial was set up by the Franciscans as Sidney Sussex College stands […]

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  • Dustin Farnum

    1874 - 1929

    Dustin Farnum (1874 - 1929)

    Stage and screen actor during the early days of motion pictures. One of Paramount Pictures first movie stars. Screen credits include “The Squaw Man” (1913), “Davy Crockett” (1916), “The Scarlet Pimpernell” (1917), “The Virginian” (1923), “Kentucky Days” (1924) “The Flaming Frontier” (1926) and many more. (bio by: Sam Gindy)  Family links:  Parents:  Clara Adele Atwood […]

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  • Dusty Rhodes

    1945 - 2015

    Dusty Rhodes (1945 - 2015)

    Dusty Rhodes Known worldwide as “The American Dream,” Rhodes (real name Virgil Runnels Jr.) spent several decades as a main-event attraction in pro wrestling, becoming a major influence in terms of his charisma and his ability to give captivating and entertaining interviews. Rhodes was also a major influence as a booker and had recently spent […]

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  • Dusty Springfield

    1939 - 1999

    Dusty Springfield (1939 - 1999)

    Dusty Springfield Call me a crazy old physiognomist, but my theory is that you can always spot a lesbian by her big thrusting chin. Celebrity Eskimo Sandi Toksvig, Ellen DeGeneres, Jodie Foster, Clare Balding, Vita Sackville-West, God love them: there’s a touch of Desperate Dan in the jaw-bone area, no doubt the better to go […]

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  • Dwight Eisenhower

    1890 - 1969

    Dwight Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)

    Dwight Eisenhower 34th United States President, United States General of the Army. One of seven sons of a poor Kansas family, he discovered he could receive an education for free if he was accepted at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He passed the 1911 entry exam and graduated in the top half […]

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  • Dwight Frye

    1899 - 1943

    Dwight Frye (1899 - 1943)

    Actor. Appeared on stage and in motion pictures from the 1920s to the 1940s. Remembered chiefly as the chilling ‘Renfield’ in the 1931 horror classic “Dracula.” He also played the part of ‘Fritz’ in the landmark classic “Frankenstein” that same year. Immortalized in the song “The Ballad of Dwight Fry” (minus the “e”) in the […]

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  • Dwight Hamilton Baldwin

    1821 - 1899

    Dwight Hamilton Baldwin (1821 - 1899)

    Entrepreneur.  Founder of the Baldwin Piano Company. Born in Erie County, Pennsylvania, he moved to Ohio to attend the Oberlin College in Lorain County. Baldwin left before graduating to become a traveling music teacher. He married Emerine Summers Baldwin and relocated to the Cincinnati area in the 1850’s when she accepted a teaching job at […]

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  • Dwight Whitney Morrow

    1873 - 1931

    Dwight Whitney Morrow (1873 - 1931)

    US Senator, US Diplomat. Served as United States Ambassador to Mexico from 1927 to 1930. Elected as a Senator from New Jersey to the United States Senate, serving from 1930 to 1931. He was a partner in J.P. Morgan and Company. His daughter, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, married famed aviator Charles Lindbergh. His wife, Elizabeth Cutter […]

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  • Dylan Klebold

    1981 - 1999

    Dylan Klebold (1981 - 1999)

    Dylan Klebold was born in Lakewood, Colorado, to Thomas and Susan Klebold. His parents were pacifists and attended a Lutheran church with their children, and Dylan and his older brother, Byron, attended confirmation classes in accordance with Lutheran tradition. At home, the family also observed some rituals in keeping with Klebold’s maternal grandfather’s Jewish heritage. […]

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