• Eddie Lincoln Anderson

    1905 - 1977

    Eddie Lincoln Anderson (1905 - 1977)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role of ‘Rochester Van Jones’, on the “Jack Benny Show”. The son of a minstrel, Big Ed Anderson, and a circus tightrope walker, Ella May Anderson, Eddie was born into a show business family, where he joined his brother, Cornelius, in a vaudeville troop. For a while, he […]

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  • Herbert Anderson

    1917 - 1994

    Herbert Anderson (1917 - 1994)

    Actor. He was best remembered for his role as Henry Mitchell, Dennis’ father on the TV series “Dennis the Menace”. After signing with Warner Bros. Studios, he made his film debut in “Navy Blues” (1941), followed by a great performance as Private Hanson in the World War II movie, “Battleground” (1949). His many television credits […]

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  • Louisa Garrett Anderson

    1873 - 1943

    Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873 - 1943)

    Dr. Louisa Garrett Anderson, CBE (28 July 1873 – 15 November 1943) was a medical pioneer, a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union, a suffragette, and social reformer. She was the daughter of the founding medical pioneer Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Her aunt, Dame Millicent Fawcett was a British suffragist. Anderson was the Chief […]

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  • Robert Orville Anderson

    1917 - 2007

    Robert Orville Anderson (1917 - 2007)

    Robert Orville Anderson was born in Chicago on April 13, 1917, to the Swedish immigrants Hugo A. Anderson and Hilda Nelson. His father was a prominent banker who, Anderson often said, was the first banker in the U.S. “who loaned money on oil in the ground.”  Robert attended the Laboratory Elementary and High Schools of […]

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  • Stig Anderson

    1931 - 1997

    Stig Anderson (1931 - 1997)

    Stig Anderson Anderson was the founder of the Polar Music record label in 1963. Initially beginning his career as a chemistry and mathematics teacher after leaving school at the age of 15, Anderson soon entered the Swedish popular music scene, becoming a music producer, manager and also occasional performer.  Anderson had begun writing songs as […]

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  • Ernie Anderson

    1923 - 1997

    Ernie Anderson (1923 - 1997)

    Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Anderson planned to go to law school but was instead drafted into the U.S. Navy during World War II. In an interview, his son Paul Thomas Anderson spoke of his military service: “He (Ernie) was in the Navy stationed mainly in Guam. I don’t think he did any fighting. I think […]

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  • John Murray Anderson

    1886 - 1954

    John Murray Anderson (1886 - 1954)

    John Murray Anderson was born in 1886 in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the son of Hon. John Anderson and his wife. His brother was Hugh Abercrombie Anderson. Anderson received his early education at Bishop Feild College in St. John’s. He was sent to Europe for additional studies at Edinburgh Academy in Scotland. He entered college at […]

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  • Juliet Anderson

    1938 - 2010

    Juliet Anderson (1938 - 2010)

    Juliet Anderson Judith Carr was born and grew up in Burbank, California, the daughter of a jazz trumpet player and an aspiring nurse. She was afflicted with both childhood arthritis and Crohn’s disease and spent a sizable portion of her youth in the hospital or on bedrest. Graduating from Burbank High School in 1956 (where […]

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  • Lew Anderson

    1922 - 2006

    Lew Anderson (1922 - 2006)

    Anderson was born in Kirkman, Iowa, the son of a railroad telegrapher. He began playing his sister’s clarinet when she tired of it, and by high school had formed his own dance band. After a year in junior college in Fort Dodge, Iowa, he received a music scholarship to Drake University in Des Moines. He […]

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  • Lindsay Anderson

    1923 - 1994

    Lindsay Anderson (1923 - 1994)

    Of Scottish parentage, Anderson was the son of a British Army officer. He was born in Bangalore, South India, and educated at Saint Ronan’s School in Worthing, West Sussex, and at Cheltenham College, where he met his lifelong friend and biographer, the screenwriter and novelist Gavin Lambert; and at Wadham College, Oxford, where he studied […]

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  • Carl David Anderson

    1905 - 1991

    Carl David Anderson (1905 - 1991)

    Anderson was born in New York City, the son of Swedish immigrants. He studied physics and engineering at Caltech (B.S., 1927; Ph.D., 1930). Under the supervision of Robert A. Millikan, he began investigations into cosmic rays during the course of which he encountered unexpected particle tracks in his (modern versions now commonly referred to as […]

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  • Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

    1836 - 1917

    Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

    Elizabeth Garrett was born on 9 June 1836 in Whitechapel, London, the second of eleven children of Newson Garrett (1812–1893), from Leiston, Suffolk, and his wife, Louisa née Dunnell (1813–1903), from London.  The Garrett ancestors had been ironworkers in East Suffolk since the early seventeenth century. Newson was the youngest of three sons and not […]

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  • Stephen Wayne Anderson

    1953 - 2002

    Stephen Wayne Anderson (1953 - 2002)

    Anderson had been incarcerated for one count of aggravated burglary in 1971 and three counts of aggravated burglary in 1973. While incarcerated at Utah State Prison, Anderson murdered an inmate, assaulted another inmate, and assaulted a correctional officer. Anderson also admitted to six other contract killings in Las Vegas, Nevada that happened prior to the […]

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  • Gene Anderson

    1939 - 1991

    Gene Anderson (1939 - 1991)

    Gene Anderson Anderson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota and started wrestling in 1961 after being trained by Verne Gagne. In late 1965, he formed the Minnesota Wrecking Crew with fellow collegian Lars Anderson as his “brother”. They wrestled in the Florida territories and won some tag team titles together. Gene then reformed the tag […]

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  • Judith Anderson

    1897 - 1992

    Judith Anderson (1897 - 1992)

    Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson in 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia to Jessie Margaret (née Saltmarsh; 19 October 1862 – 24 November 1950) and James Anderson Anderson. She attended Norwood High School, and began acting in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. Anderson established herself as a dramatic actress of note, making […]

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  • Lynn Anderson

    1947 - 2015

    Lynn Anderson (1947 - 2015)

    Lynn Anderson Anderson was born September 26th, 1947, in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, the latter of whom was a recording artist and writer, penning Merle Haggard’s “I Am a Lonesome Fugitive” and “(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers.” Raised in Fair Oaks, California, Anderson frequently entered horse shows as […]

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  • Bob Anderson

    1922 - 2012

    Bob Anderson (1922 - 2012)

    Anderson was educated at The Royal Hospital School, in Raleigh House. It was here that he began to fence.[citation needed] Anderson joined the Royal Marines and won several combined services titles in the sport of fencing. He served in the Mediterranean during World War II.  As a competitive fencer, he represented Great Britain at the […]

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  • Warner Anderson

    1911 - 1976

    Warner Anderson (1911 - 1976)

    Warner Anderson (March 10, 1911 – August 26, 1976) was an American actor. Anderson was born to “a theatrical family” in Brooklyn, New York, March 10, 1911. Anderson had a small part in a film in 1915. A contemporary newspaper article about the movie Sunbeam, in which Anderson appeared in 1917, noted, “Warner Anderson is one of […]

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  • Michael Anderson

    1959 - 2003

    Michael Anderson (1959 - 2003)

    Michael Anderson graduated from the University of Washington in 1981 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. After completing a year of technical training at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, he was assigned to Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. At Randolph he served as Chief of Communication Maintenance for the 2015th […]

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  • Michael Philip Anderson

    1959 - 2003

    Michael Philip Anderson (1959 - 2003)

    United States Astronaut. 43 years old, and a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, he was chosen as an astronaut in 1994. He was a Payload Commander on the Space Shuttle Columbia. On February 1, 2003 NASA lost all communication and radar contact with the shuttle just minutes before a 9:16AM scheduled landing […]

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  • Clinton H. Anderson

    1903 - 1989

    Clinton H. Anderson (1903 - 1989)

    American Folk Figure. Clinton began his career in law enforcement as a Beverly Hills police officer in 1929. He was promoted to chief of police in December, 1942.  From 1942 until he resigned in 1969, Clinton protected the city’s image as a sleepy little town for big screen stars. Back then, protecting the privacy of […]

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  • Stikkan “Stig” Anderson

    1931 - 1997

    Stikkan “Stig” Anderson (1931 - 1997)

    Musicial Producer, Businessman. Born in Hova, Sweden, a small town 200 miles south-west of Stockholm. After leaving school at 13, he went to night classes and became a primary school teacher. Of the 2,000 songs he claims to have penned, the most memorable are the hilarious “The Girls Who Know Are Found In The Country […]

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  • Ivy Anderson

    1904 - 1949

    Ivy Anderson (1904 - 1949)

    Singer, Actress. Born in Gilroy, California, she was jazz singer best-known for her performances with the Duke Ellington’s orchestra, 1931 to 1942. With Duke Ellington, she recorded numerous hits to include “Delta Bound”, “Ebony Rhapsody”, “My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms”, “Watermelon Man”, “Stormy Weather”, “Five O’Clock Whistle” and “Hayfoot, Strawfoot”. For feature films, she made her […]

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  • Dame Judith Anderson

    1898 - 1992

    Dame Judith 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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  • Lillian Anderson

    1911 - 1962

    Lillian Anderson (1911 - 1962)

    Actress.  Family links:  Parents:  William H. Richardson (1867 – 1923)  Mary Ann Poole Richardson (1877 – 1964)  Spouse:  Edward V. Anderson (1914 – 1976)  Siblings:  Wyatt Rawlston Richardson (1896 – 1990)*  Hyrum Doyle Richardson (1899 – 1989)*  Mary Ethyl Richardson (1901 – 1901)*  Wendell H Richardson (1906 – 1964)*  Vendla Richardson Duffin (1909 – 1992)* […]

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  • Mary Anderson

    1918 - 2014

    Mary Anderson (1918 - 2014)

    Actress. Originally considered for the role of ‘Scarlet’ O’Hara’, she played ‘Maybelle Merriwether’ in the classic picture “Gone With the Wind” (1939). Born and raised in the Deep South (some sources state her year of birth as 1920), she attended Howard College (now Samford University) in Alabama. During this period, she was discovered and experienced […]

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  • Arthur Anderson

    1922 - 2016

    Arthur Anderson (1922 - 2016)

    Actor. He began his lengthy association with radio locally in New York which led to his being cast as ‘Peter Absolute’ in the serial “Peter Absolute on the Erie Canal” in 1936. Also in 1936, he began an eighteen year run on the popular children’s program “Let’s Pretend”. In 1937, he joined the players of […]

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  • Eddie Lincoln “Rochester” Anderson

    1905 - 1977

    Eddie Lincoln “Rochester” Anderson (1905 - 1977)

    Actor.  He is best remembered for his role of ‘Rochester Van Jones’, on the “Jack Benny Show”. The son of a minstrel, Big Ed Anderson, and a circus tightrope walker, Ella May Anderson, Eddie was born into a show business family, where he joined his brother, Cornelius, in a vaudeville troop.  For a while, he […]

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  • Gilbert M. “Bronco Billy” Anderson

    1882 - 1971

    Gilbert M. “Bronco Billy” 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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  • James Anderson

    1921 - 1969

    James Anderson (1921 - 1969)

    Actor. Born in Wetumpka, Alabama. James was the brother of actress Mary Anderson who played the part of Maybelle Merriweather, in Gone with the Wind. James was best remembered for his role as a villain, Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird. James made over 120 appearances, mostly in television and several films between 1941 […]

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