• Robert J. Anderson

    1933 - 2008

    Robert J. Anderson (1933 - 2008)

    American Actor and Television Producer. Credited as Bobby Anderson in his youth, he is best known for his role as the young George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). He was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, to a showbiz family. He was the son of Marie Augusta (Fleischer) and Gene Anderson (Eugene Randolph […]

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  • Alexander Anderson, Jr

    1920 - 2010

    Alexander Anderson, Jr (1920 - 2010)

    Cartoonist. Best remembered as the creator of the cartoon characters “Rocky and Bullwinkle”. In 1938 he began his career in animation working with his uncle Paul Terry at New York’s Terrytoons, the studio that turned out “Mighty Mouse”, “Heckle and Jeckle”, and other theatrical shorts. After serving in the US Navy during World War II, […]

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  • Brad Jay Anderson

    1924 - 2015

    Brad Jay Anderson (1924 - 2015)

    Cartoonist. He is best remembered for his popular comic strip “Marmaduke” that featured a zany lovable Great Dane dog owned by the Winslow family. Born Bradley Jay Anderson, he began drawing at an early age and sold his first cartoon to Flying Aces magazine when he was 15 years old. Following his graduation from high […]

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  • Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson

    1865 - 1928

    Sir Hugh Kerr Anderson (1865 - 1928)

    Scientist, Educator. A prominent physiologist, he served as Master of Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge, and was the Chairman of the Cambridge University Press in 1918. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Isabel Anderson

    1876 - 1948

    Isabel Anderson (1876 - 1948)

    Author. Her known books are “Topsy Turvy and the Gold Star,” “Circling Africa,” “Zigzagging the South Seas,” among several others. Besides being a noted author, she was an Ambassador to Japan, and during World War I she was with the District of Columbia Red Cross Refreshment Corp. During World War II, she was a volunteer […]

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  • Jack Northman Anderson

    1922 - 2005

    Jack Northman Anderson (1922 - 2005)

    Pulitzer Prize-winning Newspaper Reporter. He is best remembered for his muck-racking column “Washington Merry-Go-Round,” which he took over from his mentor and column founder, Drew Pearson. He won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his news reporting. Born Jackson Northman Anderson in Long Beach, California, he grew up in Murray, a suburb of Salt Lake City, […]

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  • Maxwell Anderson

    1888 - 1959

    Maxwell Anderson (1888 - 1959)

    American Journalist, Author, Playwright, and Pulitzer Prize Winner.  He became one of the first modern playwrights to use blank verse extensively in his literary works. Born in Atlantic, Pennsylvania, he was the son of a Baptist minister, whose family frequently relocated throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and North Dakota to follow the father’s ministerial posts. Sickly as […]

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  • Robert Woodruff Anderson

    1917 - 2009

    Robert Woodruff Anderson (1917 - 2009)

    Playwright, Screenwriter. He is best known for his play “Tea and Sympathy” (1953 to 1955), which was made into a successful motion picture in 1956. Born in New York City, New York, Anderson was educated at Harvard University. After serving in the United States Navy during World War II, he studied at the Dramatic Workshop […]

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  • Sherwood Berton Anderson

    1876 - 1941

    Sherwood Berton Anderson (1876 - 1941)

    Author. Born the third of seven children of Erwin and Emma Anderson in Camden, Ohio. Anderson attended school intermittently, while helping to support the family by working at various odd jobs. He finally left school at fourteen and worked as a laborer until at seventeen he enlisted in the army and served during the Spanish-American […]

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  • Stuart Anderson

    1922 - 2016

    Stuart Anderson (1922 - 2016)

    Restaurant Chain Founder. Born in Tacoma, but raised in Seattle, he was a tank driver with Patton’s Third Army during World War II. Upon his discharge, he returned to Seattle and bought an old downtown hotel which had a small restaurant. In 1964, he opened the first Black Angus in Seattle and saw the chain […]

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  • Ferrell J “Andy” Anderson

    1918 - 1978

    Ferrell J “Andy” Anderson (1918 - 1978)

    Major League Baseball Player. A catcher, he appeared in two seasons with the majors, with the Brooklyn Dodgers (1946) and the St. Louis Cardinals (1953). An all-conference football tackle at the University of Kansas, he entered the New York Yankees’ minor league system in 1939 and was acquired by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942. His […]

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  • Lorne “Lefty” Anderson

    1931 - 1984

    Lorne “Lefty” Anderson (1931 - 1984)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Renfrew, Ontario, Anderson played the position of Goalie for teams in the EHL, NHL, and the EOHL Hockey Leagues. He played for the Atlantic City Sea Gulls from 1947 to 1948, and 1950 to 1951, New York Rangers in 1952, New York Rovers from 1951 to 1952, and the […]

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  • Paul Anderson

    1932 - 2005

    Paul Anderson (1932 - 2005)

    Professional Football Player. A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, he played football for the Hilltop Football Club, and the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1953 to 1958. He also coached the Regina Rams. He passed away at the age of 72. (bio by: K)

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  • Paul Edward Anderson

    1932 - 1994

    Paul Edward Anderson (1932 - 1994)

    Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting. Widely regarded to be the world’s strongest man, he established national, Olympic, and world records in the superheavyweight class of weightlifting in the 1950s and early 1960s. He won the gold medal in the Munich Olympics of 1955 and the Melbourne Olympics of 1956. In addition, he visited the Soviet […]

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  • Sparky Anderson

    1934 - 2010

    Sparky Anderson (1934 - 2010)

    Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Manager. For twenty-six seasons (1970 to 1995), he served as manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers. Born George Lee Anderson, he moved to Los Angeles with his family as a child, and was a star baseball player at Dorsey High School. He was signed as an amateur […]

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  • William Law Anderson

    1879 - 1910

    William Law Anderson (1879 - 1910)

    Professional Golfer. He holds the all time record for winning the U.S. Open Golf Championship in three consecutive years. He sailed for America at the age of 16 aboard the S.S. Pomeranian from Glasgow, Scotland arriving at Ellis Island in March of 1896. He is the first golfer to win four U.S. Opens, with victories […]

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  • Forrest Anderson

    1913 - 1989

    Forrest Anderson (1913 - 1989)

    Forrest Anderson (January 30, 1913 – July 20, 1989) was an American politician and judge who served as the 17th governor of Montana from 1969 to 1973. Forrest Anderson was born in Helena, Montana. He was graduated from the University of Montana Law School and the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University. He married Margaret […]

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  • John King

    1909 - 1987

    John King (1909 - 1987)

    John King (born Miller McLeod Everson, July 11, 1909 – November 11, 1987) was a singer and film actor renowned for his Westerns particularly the Range Busters series. Everson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Everson travelled the country working a variety of jobs, such as chauffeuring motorcars from Detroit […]

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  • William T. Anderson

    1840 - 1864

    William T. Anderson (1840 - 1864)

    William T. Anderson (1840 – October 26, 1864), better known as Bloody Bill, was one of the deadliest and most brutal pro-Confederate guerrilla leaders in the American Civil War. Anderson led a band that targeted Union loyalists and Federal soldiers in Missouri and Kansas. Raised by a family of Southerners in Kansas, William Anderson began supporting […]

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  • Sydney Anderson

    1881 - 1948

    Sydney Anderson (1881 - 1948)

    Sydney Anderson (September 18, 1881 – October 8, 1948) was a Representative from Minnesota; born in Zumbrota, Minnesota, Goodhue County, Minnesota; attended the common schools; was graduated from high school in 1899; attended Highland Park College, Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1903 […]

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  • Wendell Anderson

    1933 - 2016

    Wendell Anderson (1933 - 2016)

    Wendell Anderson was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1933. He attended Saint Paul’s Johnson High School and the University of Minnesota, where he received a B.A. in 1954. He served in the United States Army in 1956-57 and earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1960. Wendell Anderson played […]

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  • Adam West

    1928 - 2017

    Adam West (1928 - 2017)

    Adam West Adam West, the ardent actor who managed to keep his tongue in cheek while wearing the iconic cowl of the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s series Batman, has died. He was 88. West, who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted in January 1966, only to see his career fall victim to […]

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  • Kent Andersson

    1933 - 2005

    Kent Andersson (1933 - 2005)

    Actor, Writer. He had his breakthrough in the 1960´s with three plays, co-written with writer/director Bengt Bratt, “Flotten”, “Hemmet” and “Sandlådan”. Since then he became a highly respected and beloved actor and playwright for the Swedish people, often seen in films and TV-series, besides his theatre acting and revue performances. In 1996 he took over […]

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  • Ove Andersson

    1938 - 2008

    Ove Andersson (1938 - 2008)

    Andersson was born in Uppsala and grew up on a remote farm. His father bought a 98cc motorbike, and Andersson said this was where he first fell in love with speed and machinery. He went on to begin studying engineering in Uppsala, and also began marshalling ice races. He dropped his engineering course and began […]

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  • Kent Andersson

    1933 - 2005

    Kent Andersson (1933 - 2005)

    Actor, Writer. He had his breakthrough in the 1960´s with three plays, co-written with writer/director Bengt Bratt, “Flotten”, “Hemmet” and “Sandlådan”. Since then he became a highly respected and beloved actor and playwright for the Swedish people, often seen in films and TV-series, besides his theatre acting and revue performances. In 1996 he took over […]

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  • Dan Andersson

    1888 - 1920

    Dan Andersson (1888 - 1920)

    Author.  His poetry and fiction depict the hard life of the working class and the rugged wildnerness of his native Sweden.  Andersson was born in Skattlösberg, Dalecarlia, the son of a poor country teacher. In his youth he worked as a woodsman,  charcoal burner, and factory worker. From 1914 to 1915 he took part in […]

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  • Keith Andes

    1920 - 2005

    Keith Andes (1920 - 2005)

    Actor. Born in Ocean City, New Jersey, he sevred in the USA Army Air Corps during World War II. He debuted in cinema in “Winger Victory” (1944), in an uncredited role. In 1947, he appeared as one of Loretta Young’s brothers in the classic film The Farmer’s Daughter (1947). He also worked in “Clash by […]

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  • Keith Andes

    1920 - 2005

    Keith Andes (1920 - 2005)

    Actor. Born in Ocean City, New Jersey, he sevred in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He debuted in cinema in “Winger Victory” (1944), in an uncredited role. In 1947, he appeared as one of Loretta Young’s brothers in the classic film The Farmer’s Daughter (1947). He also worked in “Clash […]

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  • Momofuku Ando

    1910 - 2007

    Momofuku Ando (1910 - 2007)

    With Japan still suffering from a shortage of food in the post-war era, the Ministry of Health tried to encourage people to eat bread made from wheat flour that was supplied by the United States. Ando wondered why bread was recommended instead of noodles, which were more familiar to the Japanese. The Ministry’s response was […]

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  • Noboru Ando

    1926 - 2015

    Noboru Ando (1926 - 2015)

    Actor. He was known for using his experiences as a former criminal in the “Yakuza” in his many film roles. He started in gangs as a youngster and continued as a young adult, forming his own “yakuza” family until he dissolved it in 1964 after serving time in prison and the death of a friend. […]

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