• Sir Kingsley Amis

    1922 - 1995

    Sir Kingsley Amis (1922 - 1995)

    Author, Poet. He is probably best remembered for his novel “Lucky Jim.”  Family links:  Spouse:  Elizabeth Jane Howard (1923 – 2014)*  Children:  Sally Myfanwy Amis (1954 – 2000)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Eduardo Blanco Amor

    1897 - 1979

    Eduardo Blanco Amor (1897 - 1979)

    Author. Born in Orense, Spain, he lived in Argentina between 1919 and 1965.  He wrote “Poema en Catro Tempos” (1931), “A Esmorga” (1959), “Os Biosbardos” (1962), “Xente Ao Lonxe” (1972), and the plays “Farsas Para Títeres” (1973) and “Teatro pra a Xente” (1975).

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  • Edmundo “Sandy” Amoros

    1930 - 1992

    Edmundo “Sandy” Amoros (1930 - 1992)

    Major League Baseball Player. Born in La Habana, Cuba, he made his debut as a left fielder for the Brooklyn Dodgers on August 22, 1952. For seven seasons, he played with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1952, 1954 to 1957, Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959 and the Detroit Tigers in 1960. In the 1955 World Series, […]

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  • Cleveland Amory

    1917 - 1998

    Cleveland Amory (1917 - 1998)

    Author, Social Reformer. He wrote “The Best Cat Ever,” “The Cat Who Came For Christmas,” and “The Cat and the Curmudgeon.” Devoted his life to animal rights, founding The Fund For Animals in 1967 and serving as its president until his death. He is buried next to his cat, Polar Bear, on his ranch in […]

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  • Andre Marie Amphere

    1775 - 1836

    Andre Marie Amphere (1775 - 1836)

    Andre-Marie Ampère was born on 20 January 1775 to Jean-Jacques Ampère, a prosperous businessman, and Jeanne Antoinette Desutières-Sarcey Ampère during the height of the French Enlightenment. He spent his childhood and adolescence at the family property at Poleymieux-au-Mont-d’Or near Lyon. Jean-Jacques Ampère, a successful merchant, was an admirer of the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose […]

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  • Chrissy Amphlett

    1959 - 2013

    Chrissy Amphlett (1959 - 2013)

    Chrissy Amphlett   Christine Joy “Chrissy” Amphlett (/æmflət/; 25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer who was the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls. Amphlett grew up in her home town of Geelong in Victoria, Australia as a singer and dancer. She left home as a teenager and travelled to […]

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  • Morey Amsterdam

    1908 - 1996

    Morey Amsterdam (1908 - 1996)

    Morey Amsterdam Born in Chicago, Morey Amsterdam started in vaudeville at the age of 14, as a straight man for his piano-playing brother. His father, a concert violinist who worked with the Chicago Opera and the San Francisco Symphony, wanted Morey to pursue a career in classical music but Morey had other plans. By the […]

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  • Axel Amuchástegui

    1970 - 2002

    Axel Amuchástegui (1970 - 2002)

    Artist. An acclaimed naturalist painter, he illustrated a number of books on nature, including “Pájaros Sudamericanos,” “Algunos Pájaros y Mamíferos de Norteamérica” and “Algunos Pájaros y Mamíferos de Africa.”

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  • Albert Anastasia

    1902 - 1957

    Albert Anastasia (1902 - 1957)

    Albert Anastasia As Umberto Anastasio became known as a Brooklyn gangster, he adjusted his name to Albert Anastasia. The adjustment to his surname was reportedly to save his Anastasio relatives from embarrassment. (One of his brothers entered the U.S. legally and became a parish priest in New York.) Anastasia became an accomplished underworld enforcer, earning […]

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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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  • Mircea Anca

    1960 - 2015

    Mircea Anca (1960 - 2015)

    Romanian Actor. Anca was a prominent actor in both the theater and film. He graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Cinema IL Caragiale, Bucharest and went directly on to the theater stage.  Anca was well loved for his accomplishments as an actor on the stage.   He also acted in films such as “The […]

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  • Nathan S. Ancell

    1908 - 1999

    Nathan S. Ancell (1908 - 1999)

    Businessman. Born Nathan Ancelowitz, he co-founded the Ethan Allen Furniture Company with his brother-in-law, Thoedore Baumritter. In 1932, the two started a housewares company. They purchased a bankrupt furniture manufacturer in Vermont, and in 1939 introduced an early-American line of furniture under the name Ethan Allen. It became their biggest seller and they changed the […]

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  • Glenn Anders

    1889 - 1981

    Glenn Anders (1889 - 1981)

    Actor. He began his career in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in “Just Around the Corner.” He had a long career on Broadway, and appeared in appeared in three Pulitzer Prize winning plays – “Hell Bent for Heaven” (1924), “They Knew What They Wanted” (1924) and “Strange Interlude” […]

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  • Luana Anders

    1938 - 1996

    Luana Anders (1938 - 1996)

    Actress. Born Luana Margo Anderson in New York City, she was a bike messenger for MGM, when she started appearing on the television shows “Dragnet”, “M Squad”, “The Rifleman” and “Rawhide” in the 1950s. She made her film debut in “Dementia 13” (1961), followed by “The Pit and the Pendulum” (1961). Among her many credits […]

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  • Helga Anders

    1948 - 1986

    Helga Anders (1948 - 1986)

    Actress. She was a leading performer of Austrian and German television for a number of years. Born Helga Scherk, she was raised in Ruhpolding and Bielfield after her parents’ break-up and made her professional stage debut at age eight. To the end of her life she was involved in Munich theatrical projects though she was […]

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  • Karen Anders

    1928 - 1994

    Karen Anders (1928 - 1994)

    Actress. She appeared in the films “Fright Night Part II” (1989), “The Malibu Bikini Shop” (1985), “The Kid With 200 I.Q.” (1983), “Promises In The Dark” (1979), “Audrey Rose” (1977), “Sheila Levine Is Dead And Living In New York” (1975), “Medical Story” (1975), “Busting” (1974), and “She Lives” (1973). Appeared in television series including “Dream […]

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  • Laurie Anders

    1922 - 1992

    Laurie Anders (1922 - 1992)

    Entertainer. Born Lorayne Day in Casper, Wyoming. A voluptuous blonde starlet, she enjoyed brief fame as a crooning cowgirl on CBS TV’s “The Ken Murray Show” from 1950 to 1953. Her hit theme song, “I Love the Wide Open Spaces” (with the emphasis on “Wide”), became a popular catch phrase of the era. Anders brought […]

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  • Glenn Anders

    1889 - 1981

    Glenn Anders (1889 - 1981)

    Actor. He began his career  in vaudeville on the Orpheum circuit. He made his Broadway debut in 1919 in “Just Around the Corner.” He had a long career on Broadway, and appeared in appeared in three Pulitzer Prize winning plays – “Hell Bent for Heaven” (1924), “They Knew What They Wanted” (1924)  and “Strange Interlude” […]

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  • Lale Andersen

    1905 - 1972

    Lale Andersen (1905 - 1972)

    German Singer, Songwriter, and Actress. She is best remembered as the first singer of “Lili Marleen” (1939), which became one of the most popular songs of World War II. Born Liese Lotte Helene Berta Bunnenberg in Lehe, Germany (now a part of the city of Bremerhaven), she married Paul Ernst Wilke, a local painter, at […]

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  • Bridgette Andersen

    1975 - 1997

    Bridgette Andersen (1975 - 1997)

    Actress. Bridgette Andersen was best known as the title character in the 1982 comedy,”Savannah Smiles”. Born Bridgette Marriah Andersen in Inglewood, California, she showed expectational intelligence from a young age. By age 2, she was able to read and noted Ernest Hemingway as her favorite author. That same year, she decided she wanted to be […]

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  • Vivien Oakland

    1895 - 1958

    Vivien Oakland (1895 - 1958)

    Vivien Oakland (born Vivian Andersen, May 20, 1895 – August 1, 1958), was an American actress best known for her work in comedies in Hollywood in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably with the Hal Roach Studios. Oakland appeared in 142 films between 1915 and 1951.  Her siblings’ names were Edward, Herbert (née Hagbart), and […]

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  • Lale Andersen

    1905 - 1972

    Lale Andersen (1905 - 1972)

    Singer, Actress.  She is best remembered as the first singer of  “Lili Marleen” (1939), which became one of the most popular songs of World War II.  Born Liese Lotte Helene Berta Bunnenberg in Lehe, Germany (now a part of the city of Bremerhaven), she married Paul Ernst Wilke, a local painter, at the age of […]

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  • Hans Christian Andersen

    1805 - 1875

    Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)

    Writer. Famous for his fairy tales. His father was a poor shoemaker and literate, who believed he was of aristocratic origin. Andersen’s mother worked as washerwoman. He declined into alcoholism and died in 1833 in a charitable old people’s home. Andersen’s half-sister Karen Marie worked as a prostitute for some time. She contacted her famous […]

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  • Hjalmar “Hjallis” Andersen

    1923 - 2013

    Hjalmar “Hjallis” Andersen (1923 - 2013)

    Olympic Men’s Speed Skating Gold Medal Winner. He is fondly remembered for winning the gold medal for the 1500 meter, 5000 meter, and the 10000 meter Men’s speed skating races at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway. The oldest and only son of six children, his father worked as a ship captain and while […]

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  • Dame Anderson

    1898 - 1992

    Dame Anderson (1898 - 1992)

    Actress. Born in Adelaide, Australia, she worked in stage in Australia before coming to United States in 1918. After a few difficult years, she appeared on Broadway and built a solid career as one of the greatest ladies in stage. She obtained acclaim playing “Medea” and “Lady Macbeth”, wining two Emmys for these performances. In […]

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  • Rona Anderson

    1926 - 2013

    Rona Anderson (1926 - 2013)

    Actress. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for her long career on the British stage and screen. Raised in the city of her birth, she received her theatrical training at the Glover Turner-Robertson School of Drama, made her 1945 professional bow at Lerwick’s Garrison Theatre in “Peg o’My Heart”, then from 1945 thru 1949 refined […]

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  • Mignon Anderson

    1892 - 1983

    Mignon Anderson (1892 - 1983)

    Actress. Appeared on stage and in motion pictures during the 1910s and 20s (silent era). She is buried next to her husband, actor J. Morris Foster.

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  • Gilbert Anderson

    1882 - 1971

    Gilbert Anderson (1882 - 1971)

    Actor. He began his career at age 18, as a stage perform in vaudeville and is best known as the first star of the Western film genre. As the character “Bronco Billy”, he was the first silent screen cowboy star appearing in “The Great Train Robbery” (1903). As “Bronco Billy”, he played the first real […]

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  • John Anderson

    1922 - 1992

    John Anderson (1922 - 1992)

    Actor. Born in Clayton, Illinois, he was a brilliant character performer best remembered for his role as a snooping used-car salesman in Alfred Hitchcock’s film, “Psycho”(1960). He began his acting career on the Mississippi River showboat Goldenrod and made his debut in the Broadway show “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” in the 1940s. His […]

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