• Cristóbal Balenciaga

    1895 - 1972

    Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895 - 1972)

    Fashion Designer. He was born in Getaria, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, Spain. In 1914, he opened the House of Balenciaga in San Sebastián, and he get a big success between the aristocratic clients. In the 30’s, he moved to Paris, where developed almost all his career. He is considered as designer’s designer, a master of haute […]

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  • Cullen Montgomery Baker

    1835 - 1869

    Cullen Montgomery Baker (1835 - 1869)

    Western Outlaw. He was a deserter from Morgan’s Squadron, the Confederate cavalry unit shown on his grave marker. He also served with the 15th Texas Cavalry and was discharged on disability. Baker waged a one man war against Reconstruction in Arkansas and Texas following the Civil War. He murdered many freed slaves and whites whom […]

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  • Curley Bradley

    1910 - 1985

    Curley Bradley (1910 - 1985)

    Actor. Born in Coalgate, Oklahoma, he began his career as a stunt man in silent films in the mid 1920s. In 1933, he joined the NBC Radio Network cast as a voice actor in the lead role of Tom Mix in the western radio adventure program “Tom Mix”, which aired until 1950. Also at this, […]

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  • Curly Putman

    1930 - 2016

    Curly Putman (1930 - 2016)

    Claude “Curly” Putman, Jr. (November 20, 1930 – October 30, 2016) was an American songwriter, based in Nashville. Born in Princeton, Jackson County, Alabama, his biggest success was “Green, Green Grass of Home” (1964, sung by Porter Wagoner), which was covered by Roger Miller, Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, Don Williams, Burl Ives, Johnny Darrell, Gram […]

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  • Curt Bois

    1901 - 1991

    Curt Bois (1901 - 1991)

    Curt Bois (April 5, 1901 – December 25, 1991) was a German actor. He is best remembered for his performance as the Pickpocket in Casablanca (1942). Bois was born in Berlin and began acting in 1907, becoming one of the film world’s first child actors, with a role in the silent movie Bauernhaus und Grafenschloß. In […]

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  • Curt Siodmak

    1902 - 2000

    Curt Siodmak (1902 - 2000)

    Curt Siodmak was born Kurt Siodmak in Dresden, Germany, the son of Rosa Philippine (née Blum) and Ignatz Siodmak. His parents were both from Jewish families in Leipzig. Siodmak acquired a degree in mathematics before beginning to write novels. He invested early royalties earned by his first books in the movie Menschen am Sonntag (1929) […]

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  • Curtis Benton

    1880 - 1938

    Curtis Benton (1880 - 1938)

    Actor, Screenwriter. Born Horatio Curtis Benton, he appeared in 12 films, among them “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1916), “A Stranger In His Own Home” (1916), and “Scorched Wings” (1916), to name a few. He also wrote screenplays for 18 films. (bio by: TLS)

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  • Curtis Hanson

    1945 - 2016

    Curtis Hanson (1945 - 2016)

    Curtis Hanson was born in Reno, Nevada, and grew up in Los Angeles. He was the son of Beverly June (Curtis), a real estate agent, and Wilbur Hale “Bill” Hanson, a teacher. Hanson dropped out of high school, finding work as a freelance photographer and editor for Cinema magazine. Curtis Hanson began screenwriting in 1970, when […]

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  • Curtis Kent Bishop

    1912 - 1967

    Curtis Kent Bishop (1912 - 1967)

    Author. He was a widely recognized writer penning books about sports and life in the old west. Born in Bolivar, Tennessee he moved to Texas as a boy where at the age of sixteen he began his professional writing career working for an Austin newspaper. During World War II he worked for the Foreign Broadcast […]

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  • Curtis Leroy “Curt” Carlson

    1914 - 1999

    Curtis Leroy “Curt” Carlson (1914 - 1999)

    Businessman. He was the founder of Carlson Companies Incorporated and creator of Gold Bond Stamps, one of America’s biggest private firms. In 1938, he used a $55 loan to start his Gold Bond Stamps Company. Based on trading stamps to provide consumer incentive for grocery stores, gas stations and other businesses, the stamps could be […]

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  • Curtis Mayfield

    1942 - 1999

    Curtis Mayfield (1942 - 1999)

    Curtis Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. He first achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, and later worked as […]

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  • Cy Endfield

    1914 - 1995

    Cy Endfield (1914 - 1995)

    Cy Endfield was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended Yale University and began his career as a theatre director and drama coach, becoming a significant figure in New York’s progressive theatre scene. It was largely the shared interest of magic that led Orson Welles to become aware of Endfield and his recruitment as an apprentice […]

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  • Cyd Charisse

    1922 - 2008

    Cyd Charisse (1922 - 2008)

    Charisse was born as Tula Ellice Finklea in Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of Lela (née Norwood) and Ernest Enos Finklea, Sr., who was a jeweler. Her nickname “Sid” was taken from her younger brother, Thomas Jarrell Finklea (June 25, 1923), who tried to say “Sis”. (It was later given the more intriguing and exotic spelling […]

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  • Cynthia Lynn

    1936 - 2014

    Cynthia Lynn (1936 - 2014)

    Cynthia Lynn (born Zinta Valda Ziemelis; April 2, 1936 – March 10, 2014) was a Latvian-born American actress. Cynthia Lynn was born in Latvia as Zinta Valda Ziemelis. She and her mother fled in 1944, eventually arriving in the United States in 1950. Cynthia Lynn is best known as “Fraulein Helga” in Hogan’s Heroes during the first […]

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  • Cyril Collard

    1957 - 1993

    Cyril Collard (1957 - 1993)

    Actor, Motion Picture Director. He directed “Grand Huit” (1982), “Alger le Blanche” (1986) and “Les Nuits Fauves” (1992), where he appeared also as actor. He died shortly after from AIDS. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Cyril Connolly

    1903 - 1974

    Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)

    Author, Journalist. A schoolmate of George Orwell at St Cyprian’s and Eto, he remained a life-long friend of the author. He wrote ‘The Rock Pool’, ‘Enemies of Promise’, ‘Unquiet Grave’ and ‘The Modern Movement – 100 Key Books’. He also founded and edited ‘Horizon’ literary magazine. He was a prolific book reviewer and also reported […]

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  • Cyril Cusack

    1910 - 1993

    Cyril Cusack (1910 - 1993)

    Cusack was born in Durban, Natal, South Africa. His mother, Alice Violet (née Cole), was an English Cockney actress and chorus girl, and his father, James Walter Cusack, was an Irish mounted policeman in Natal Province, South Africa. His parents separated when he was young and his mother took him to England, and then to […]

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  • Cyril Delevanti

    1889 - 1975

    Cyril Delevanti (1889 - 1975)

    Actor. British-born film and television figure. He had a long career with character roles spanning the 1930s to the 1970s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Cyril Edwin Mitchinson “C.E.M.” Joad

    1891 - 1953

    Cyril Edwin Mitchinson “C.E.M.” Joad (1891 - 1953)

    Author. He was a philosopher. author, teacher and one of the best-known British radio personalities of the 1940’s. He was born in Durham and was educated at Blundell’s School in Tiverton, Devonshire, and at Balliol College, Oxford. At University, he developed the pacifist and socialist views which led him to become a conscientious objector in […]

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  • Cyril Lord

    1911 - 1984

    Cyril Lord (1911 - 1984)

    Cyril Lord (12 July 1911 – 29 May 1984) was a British entrepreneur known principally for the manufacture of carpets during the 1960s. Born in Droylsden in Lancashire, Lord spent his early years living in a community of textile mill-workers. Lord was married three times. In 1936 he married Bessie Greenwood, and they had one son […]

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  • Cyril Lord

    1911 - 1984

    Cyril Lord (1911 - 1984)

    Powerful British textile magnate of the 20th Century. (bio by: Kieran Smith)

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  • Cyril Lord

    1911 - 1984

    Cyril Lord (1911 - 1984)

    Powerful British textile magnate of the 20th Century. (bio by: Kieran Smith)

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  • Cyril Ritchard

    1898 - 1977

    Cyril Ritchard (1898 - 1977)

    Cyril Ritchard was born Cyril Joseph Trimnell-Ritchard in Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, to Sydney-born parents, Herbert Trimnell-Ritchard, a Protestant grocer, and his wife Marguerite, a devout Roman Catholic who ensured her son was raised as a Roman Catholic. Educated by the Jesuits at St Aloysius’ College, Cyril was a lifelong devout Catholic who […]

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  • Cyrinda Foxe

    1952 - 2002

    Cyrinda Foxe (1952 - 2002)

    Foxe was born Katheleen Victoria Hetzekian in Santa Monica, California, to an Armenian family. She grew up as an army brat in an abusive household. After graduating high school, she lived in Texas briefly before settling in New York City, where she got a job working as an assistant to Greta Garbo. She later changed […]

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  • Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler

    1952 - 2002

    Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler (1952 - 2002)

    Ex-wife of Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith). Known as the inspiration for David Bowie’s 1973 song, “The Jean Genie.” She married New York Dolls singer David Johansen in 1977, then left him after a year to marry Tyler. She is the mother of Tyler’s daughter Mia, a fashion model. She wrote a memoir of her relationship […]

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  • Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis

    1850 - 1933

    Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis (1850 - 1933)

    Newspaper Publisher. He founded in 1883 the magazine that became “The Ladies Home Journal”. He owned several daily newspapers in his lifetime, included in the New York Post and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and founded the Curtis Publishing Company.  Family links:  Parents:  Cyrus Libby Curtis (1822 – 1885)  Spouses:  Louisa Knapp Curtis (1851 – 1910)  Kate […]

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  • Cyrus Wells “Doc” Shores

    1844 - 1934

    Cyrus Wells “Doc” Shores (1844 - 1934)

    ‘Doc’ Shores was a famous and well-respected lawman of the early days on Colorado’s Western Slope. He served as the sheriff of Gunnison County when it was still “wild” and was noted as the lawman who captured Alferd Packer, the infamous “Colorado Cannibal.” Shores also served as a deputy U.S. marshal, a railroad detective and […]

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  • Cyrus West Field

    1819 - 1892

    Cyrus West Field (1819 - 1892)

    Businessman. He was a entrepreneur, most noted as a pioneer in the telegraph industry. In the early 1850s, he was successful in the paper mill business when became interested in the telegraph field. With his civil engineer brother Matthew and Frederick Newton Gisborne, they worked on the project of for a telegraph across to Newfoundland […]

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