• Joanna Cook Moore

    1934 - 1997

    Joanna Cook Moore (1934 - 1997)

    Actress. She specialized in playing wily females in such films as “Walk on the Wild Side” (1962), “Son of Flubber” (1963), and Orson Welles’ “A Touch of Evil.” She is best remembered as the benevolent girlfriend of Sheriff Andy Taylor in the early TV episodes of “The Andy Griffith Show.” At the peak of her […]

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  • Joanna Lee

    1931 - 2003

    Joanna Lee (1931 - 2003)

    Actress. She is best remembered fo her roles in the 1950s Sci-Fi films, “The Brain Eaters” (1959), as ‘Alice Summers,’ and “Plan 9 From Outer Space” (1959), as ‘Tanna.’ She also made guest appearances on the television shows, “Leave It To Beaver,” “On Trail,” “The 20th Century Fox Hour,’ “The Donna Reed Show,” and “Death […]

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  • Joanne Borgella

    1982 - 2014

    Joanne Borgella (1982 - 2014)

    Joanne Borgella Joanne Borgella (May 29, 1982 – October 18, 2014) was an American singer and model. She was signed to Wilhelmina Models in New York City, Miami and LA. She was the first winner of Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance pageant as “Miss F.A.T.” in 2005 and a top 24 contestant on the seventh season of […]

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  • Joanne Copeland Carson

    1931 - 2015

    Joanne Copeland Carson (1931 - 2015)

    Actress, Model and Television Host. Born Joanne Copeland, she went on to become Johnny Carson’s second wife. In the mid-1950s, she was a Pan Am stewardess and helped calm a passenger in first class, who turned out to be Howard Hughes. A few weeks later, she got a call from Hughes’ RKO studio offering her […]

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  • Joanne Dru

    1922 - 1996

    Joanne Dru (1922 - 1996)

    Born as Joan Letitia LaCock in Logan, West Virginia, Joanne Dru came to New York City in 1940 at the age of eighteen. After finding employment as a model, she was chosen by Al Jolson to appear in the cast of his Broadway show Hold On to Your Hats. When she moved to Hollywood, she […]

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  • Joaquín Agrasot Juan

    1836 - 1919

    Joaquín Agrasot Juan (1836 - 1919)

    Artist. Born in Orihuela, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain, at young age, he moved to Valencia with his parents. Soon after he began his career as painter, and he wqs bestowed his first award in 1860 with his works “La Educación de la Virgen,” “El Sacrifico de Isaac” and “Retrato de Don Juan Alfonso de Albuquerque, […]

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  • Joaquin Andujar

    1952 - 2015

    Joaquin Andujar (1952 - 2015)

    Major League Baseball Player. For thirteen seasons (1976 to 1988), he was a pitcher with the Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals and Oakland Athletics. Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1969, he was acquired by the Astros (via a trade) prior to the 1976 season. He secured a spot within […]

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  • Joaquín Cordero

    1922 - 2013

    Joaquín Cordero (1922 - 2013)

    Joaquín Cordero (Spanish pronunciation: [xoakin kordero];(August 16, 1922 – February 19, 2013) was a Mexican actor of the cinema, theatre and telenovelas. Shortly after his birth, Cordero’s family moved to Mexico City, and in the following years he studied in a seminary and even considered becoming a priest, but eventually he decided to pursue a law […]

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  • Joaquín Pardavé

    1900 - 1955

    Joaquín Pardavé (1900 - 1955)

    At age 18, Joaquin Pardavé followed in the footsteps of his parents. He began his acting career in the operetta Los sobrinos del capitán Grant, in the company of his uncle Carlos Pardavé, when he asked to meet an actor. Later he joined the company of Jose Campillo, where he met and teamed for 12 […]

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  • Jobyna Howland

    1880 - 1936

    Jobyna Howland (1880 - 1936)

    American stage and motion picture actress of the 1910s, 20s, and 30s. Sister of actor Olin Howlin. Married to writer Arthur Stringer. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Joby A. Howland (1849 – 1939)  Mary Ann Bunting Howland (1854 – 1951)  Sibling:  Jobyna Howland (1880 – 1936)  Olin Howlin (1886 – 1959)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Jobyna Ralston

    1899 - 1967

    Jobyna Ralston (1899 - 1967)

    Jobyna Ralston was born Jobyna Lancaster Raulston in South Pittsburg, Tennessee in 1899 to parents who named her after famed entertainer of the time, Jobyna Howland. Ralston’s mother, a portrait photographer, carefully groomed her daughter for a show business career. At the age of nine she gave her first stage performance as Cinderella during the grand […]

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  • Jocelyn Brando

    1919 - 2005

    Jocelyn Brando (1919 - 2005)

    Jocelyn Brando, the older sister of Marlon Brando, was born in San Francisco, California, to Marlon Brando, Sr., and Dorothy Julia Pennebaker Brando. Jocelyn and Marlon Brando and their sister Frances grew up mostly in the Midwest—in Omaha, Nebraska, Evanston and Libertyville, Illinois, though the family also spent time in California. The bane of the […]

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  • Jock Mahoney

    1919 - 1989

    Jock Mahoney (1919 - 1989)

    Jock Mahoney was born in Chicago, Illinois, but reared in Davenport, Iowa. He entered the University of Iowa in Iowa City but dropped out to enlist in the United States Marine Corps when World War II began. He served as a pilot, flight instructor and war correspondent. After his discharge from the Marine Corps he moved to […]

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  • Jody Gilbert

    1916 - 1979

    Jody Gilbert (1916 - 1979)

    Actress. She appeared as ‘Tiny the Waitress’ (she was actually quite heavy-set) in the 1941 comedy classic “Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.” Other appearances include “Ninotchka” (1939), “Hellzapoppin’” (1941), “Sargeant York” (1941), “Christmas in Connecticut” (1945), “Strange Confession” (1945), “The Paleface” (1948), “Life with Luigi” (1952), and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” […]

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  • Jody McCrea

    1934 - 2009

    Jody McCrea (1934 - 2009)

    Jody McCrea served in the United States Army, Special Services. He later briefly hosted Country Style, USA, an Army-produced recruiting television program filmed in Nashville, Tennessee, featuring various country entertainers. He began acting on the 1959–1960 television series Wichita Town with his father. He went on to star in films (mainly westerns), including the World […]

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  • Jody Williams

    1935 - 2018

    Jody Williams (1935 - 2018)

    Jody Williams Jody Williams, a famed Chicago blues guitarist and Blues Hall of Fame member, has died at the age of 83. Williams succumbed to cancer at the at the Munster Med Inn in Munster, Indiana Saturday night, according to a statement from Alligator Records. Jody Williams—known for a six-string style that evoked sophisticated, jazzy West […]

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  • Joe Adcock

    1927 - 1999

    Joe Adcock (1927 - 1999)

    Joe Adcock (October 30, 1927 – May 3, 1999) was a major league baseball player who also managed in the Major and Minor Leagues. He was best known as a first baseman and right-handed slugger with the powerful Milwaukee Braves teams of the 1950s, whose career included numerous home run feats. A sure-handed defensive player, […]

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  • Joe Adonis

    1902 - 1971

    Joe Adonis (1902 - 1971)

    Joe Adonis Organized Crime Figure. Born Giuseppe Antonio Doto in the small town of Montemarano, Italy, near Naples, to Michele and Maria Doto. In 1909, Joe and his family entered the United States at New York City. As a young man, Joe supported himself by stealing and picking pockets. While working on the streets, Joe […]

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  • Joe Alaskey

    1952 - 2016

    Joe Alaskey (1952 - 2016)

    Joe Alaskey was occasionally seen onscreen impersonating Jackie Gleason, with whom he shared a physical resemblance. In the 1980s, Gleason personally chose Alaskey to re-record selected dialogue from the “lost episodes” of The Honeymooners found in Gleason’s private collection. After Gleason died, he watched the project get shelved. In 1985, Alaskey provided various voices for […]

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  • Joe Ball

    1896 - 1938

    Joe Ball (1896 - 1938)

    Joe Ball (January 5, 1896 – September 24, 1938) was an American serial killer, sometimes referred to as “The Alligator Man”, the “Butcher of Elmendorf” and the “Bluebeard of South Texas”. He is known to have killed two and is said to have killed as many as 20 women in the 1930s. His existence was […]

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  • Joe Barbera

    1911 - 2006

    Joe Barbera (1911 - 2006)

    American Animator, Director and Producer. Born on Delancey Street in the Little Italy Lower East Side section of Manhattan, New York. The son of Vincent Barbera and Francesca Calvacca. Joseph displayed a talent for drawing as early as the first grade. While in high school, Joseph won several boxing titles. He graduated from Erasmus Hall […]

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  • Joe Ben Wheat

    1916 - 1997

    Joe Ben Wheat (1916 - 1997)

    Scholar and Author. Curator of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of Colorado at Boulder (tenure: 1953-1986). Also served during the same time period as Assistant Professor of Natural History at the University of Colorado Museum. Wheat contributed to Mogollon and Anasazi, Plains Paleo-indian, and African Paleolithic archaeology. Also made contributions to the study of Southwestern […]

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  • Joe Besser

    1907 - 1988

    Joe Besser (1907 - 1988)

    Actor. He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and from a very early age knew he wanted a career in show business. His parents, who had immigrated from Poland in 1895, encouraged his love of magic and the theatre. As he would remark later in life, he spent most of his time attending […]

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  • Joe Brainard

    1942 - 1994

    Joe Brainard (1942 - 1994)

    Artist. He was born in Salem (Arkansas) and died in New York. In 1964, he made his first New York solo exhibition, at the Alan Gallery. Subsequently he showed regularly at the Landau-Alan and Fischbach galleries, and took part in many group shows around the country and abroad, including those at the Museum of Modern […]

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  • Joe Brooks

    1923 - 2007

    Joe Brooks (1923 - 2007)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his role as the near-sighted Trooper Vanderbilt on the classic television series, “F Troop” from 1965 to 1967. Born John Joseph Brooks Jr., in Los Angeles, he began his acting career after graduating from high school and had his first speaking part in the 1944 John Wayne film, “The […]

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  • Joe Cesare Colombo

    1930 - 1971

    Joe Cesare Colombo (1930 - 1971)

    Cesare “Joe” Colombo was until 1949 educated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, the academy of fine arts, in Milano as a painter and studied afterwards until 1954 Architecture at Politecnico di Milano University. In 1951 he joined the Movimento Nucleare, founded by Sergio D´Angelo and Enrico Baj. The following four years Colombo was […]

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  • Joe Cocker

    1944 - 2014

    Joe Cocker (1944 - 2014)

    Joe Cocker John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English rock and blues singer and musician who came to popularity in the 1960s. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and cover versions of popular songs, particularly those of The Beatles.  Cocker’s cover […]

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  • Joe Colombo

    1923 - 1978

    Joe Colombo (1923 - 1978)

    Organized Crime Figure. He was the head of the Colombo crime family (named after him) from 1963 until he was shot in the head and critically wounded at a rally for the Italian American Civil Rights League (which he started) at Columbus Circle in New York City, New York on June 28, 1971. His shooting […]

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  • Joe Conley

    1928 - 2013

    Joe Conley (1928 - 2013)

    Joe Conley (March 3, 1928 – July 7, 2013) was an American actor who played many small roles on television and is most remembered for his role as the storekeeper Ike Godsey on The Waltons. Joe Conley was born in Buffalo, New York. He started acting after returning from military service in Korea, and was running […]

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  • Joe De Stefani

    1879 - 1940

    Joe De Stefani (1879 - 1940)

    Italian-born stage and motion picture actor of the 1910s thru 1940s. He was sometimes credited as Joseph Stefani. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Helen Keers De Stefani (1879 – 1938)* *Calculated relationship

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