• Joe Weider

    1920 - 2013

    Joe Weider (1920 - 2013)

    Weider was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to Louis and Anna, Jewish immigrants from Poland. He published the first issue of Your Physique magazine in 1936 when he was 17 years old, and built a set of barbells out of car wheels and axles the same year out of the family garage on Coloniale street […]

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  • Joe Wilbur “Joe Bill” Adcock

    1927 - 1999

    Joe Wilbur “Joe Bill” Adcock (1927 - 1999)

    Joseph Wilbur “Billy Joe” Adcock (October 30, 1927 – May 3, 1999) was a major league baseball player, 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, he also retired with the third highest career […]

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  • Joe Williams

    1918 - 1999

    Joe Williams (1918 - 1999)

    Joe Williams worked as a singer and bouncer in Chicago in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He began singing professionally as a soloist in 1937. He sometimes sang with big bands: from 1937 he performed with Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra, and also toured with Les Hite in the Midwest. In 1941 he toured […]

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  • Joel Crothers

    1941 - 1985

    Joel Crothers (1941 - 1985)

    During the 1950s and 1960s, Joel Crothers made guest appearances on numerous primetime shows, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Defenders, Have Gun – Will Travel, Death Valley Days, Rescue 8, The Investigators, Zane Grey Theater, Studio One, Playhouse 90, Kraft Television Theatre, and Goodyear Playhouse. His later daytime television credits included First Ladies Diaries: Martha […]

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  • Joel Friedkin

    1885 - 1954

    Joel Friedkin (1885 - 1954)

    Film and television actor of the 1940s and 50s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Joel Haworth Elliott

    1840 - 1868

    Joel Haworth Elliott (1840 - 1868)

    Civil War Union Army Officer. He entered the Civil War as a Private in the 2nd Indiana Volunteer Cavalry, and was commissioned in the 7th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry in 1863.  He commanded his regiment in Grierson’s Mississippi Raid in 1864.  After the Civil War, he received a commission as Major, 7th United States Cavalry, whose […]

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  • Joël Robuchon

    1945 - 2018

    Joël Robuchon (1945 - 2018)

    Joël Robuchon Joël Robuchon, a master chef who shook up the stuffy world of French haute cuisine by emphasizing the delights of the simple mashed potato and giving diners a peek at the kitchen, died Aug. 6 in Geneva. He was 73. A spokeswoman confirmed his death. French media sources reported that he had cancer. Mr. […]

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  • Joel Tanner Hart

    1810 - 1877

    Joel Tanner Hart (1810 - 1877)

    Sculptor and Poet. Born near Winchester, Kentucky. Known for his neo-classic sculpture, he produced busts of such notables as Cassius Marcellus Clay, John J. Crittenden, Robert Wickliffe, Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson. Hart died in Florence, Italy, where he had maintained a residence for a number of years. (bio by: Steve Dunn)  Family links:  Parents: […]

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  • Joey Adams

    1911 - 1999

    Joey Adams (1911 - 1999)

    Adams was born in Brooklyn, New York as Joseph Abramowitz. For many years, he wrote the “Strictly for Laughs” column in the New York Post. His wife, Cindy Adams (to whom he was married from 1952 until his death), remains a society/gossip columnist for the same paper.  Adams’ career spanned more than 70 years and […]

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  • Joey Bishop

    1918 - 2007

    Joey Bishop (1918 - 2007)

    Joey Bishop Bishop was the least flamboyant of the Rat Pack and no match for the others — Dean Martin, Peter Lawford, Sammy Davis Jr. and Sinatra himself — in their dedication to hell raising. But he shared in their phenomenal success in the early 1960s, when they headlined music and comedy shows at the […]

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  • Joey Feek

    1975 - 2016

    Joey Feek (1975 - 2016)

    Joey Feek Country singer Joey Feek, whose final months battling cervical cancer were chronicled through a series of emotional posts on social media and her husband’s blog, died Friday. She was 40. “My wife’s greatest dream came true today,” her spouse and musical partner, Rory Feek, wrote in a blog post. “She is in Heaven. […]

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  • Joey Gallo

    1929 - 1972

    Joey Gallo (1929 - 1972)

    Joey Gallo Joey Gallo born and raised in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York. His parents were Umberto and Mary Gallo. Joey Gallo grew up in a world already shaped by crime. His father was a bootlegger during the Prohibition era, and he encouraged his boys Larry, Joey and Albert, to be hoodlums […]

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  • Joey Kovar

    1983 - 2012

    Joey Kovar (1983 - 2012)

    Kovar was a native of Evergreen Park, Illinois, where he continued to reside after appearing on The Real World: Hollywood and other shows. He battled addiction to both drugs and alcohol before appearing in television.  Kovar, a former personal trainer, was discovered at age 24 by a talent scout on a Chicago street. In 2008, […]

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  • Joey Ramone

    1951 - 2001

    Joey Ramone (1951 - 2001)

    Singer. Punk Rocker and lead singer for the seminal rock band “The Ramones.” Cause of death: Lymphatic cancer

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  • Johan Heinrich “Joop” Doderer

    1921 - 2005

    Johan Heinrich “Joop” Doderer (1921 - 2005)

    Actor. Best known for his role as the tramp “Swiebertje” on television series, he acted in dozens of radio and television programs. He portrayed ‘Alfred Doolittle’ in “My Fair Lady”, acted in Dutch and English movies, and appeared on stage in comedies, musicals, cabaret and dramas. In 1979, he performed his most acclaimed film role […]

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  • Johann Baptist Casanova

    1730 - 1795

    Johann Baptist Casanova (1730 - 1795)

    Sculptor and director of the Dresden Art Academy. Brother of the infamous amorist. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Johann Nestroy

    1801 - 1862

    Johann Nestroy (1801 - 1862)

    Johann Nestroy was born in Vienna, where he was a law student from 1817 to 1822, before abandoning his studies to become a singer. He joined the Theater am Kärntnertor, beginning with Sarastro in The Magic Flute on 24 August 1822. After a year of singing in Vienna, he went to Amsterdam where he appeared […]

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  • Johanna Rosalie Wagner Marbach

    1805 - 1837

    Johanna Rosalie Wagner Marbach (1805 - 1837)

    Actress. Sister of Richard Wagner. Was the first to play Gretchen in Goethes “Faust.” After her step-father Ludwig Geyer died she she earned the money for the family. She married the Leipziger Professor Oswald Marbach in 1836. She was buried on the North site of the cemetery. The headstone was moved during the 1990s to […]

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  • Johanna Sällström

    1974 - 2007

    Johanna Sällström (1974 - 2007)

    Johanna Sällström made her first stage appearance in Hudiksvall at the age of 15, in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She became famous in Sweden in the 1990s, after portraying the teenage girl Victoria Bärnsten in the soap opera Tre kronor. Thereafter, she appeared in numerous productions, and received a Guldbagge Award for Best Actress in […]

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  • Johanne Heiberg

    1812 - 1890

    Johanne Heiberg (1812 - 1890)

    Johanne Heiberg was the daughter of a stallholder and innkeeper and his Jewish wife. She showed artistic gifts very early and entered ballet school in 1820. With the help of patrons she was promoted to the rank of an actress and made a successful debut in 1827. From then on she was considered the best […]

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  • Johanne Luise Pätges Heiberg

    1812 - 1890

    Johanne Luise Pätges Heiberg (1812 - 1890)

    Actress. She grew up in Copenhagen in very poor circumstances. In 1820 she was admitted into the ballet school at The Royal Theatre, and her first public appearance on stage in 1825 inspired  author and critic Johan Ludvig Heiberg to write the first of many plays with leading parts for her.  She soon became the […]

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  • Johannes Ciconia

    1970 - 1412

    Johannes Ciconia (1970 - 1412)

    Composer, Theorist. An important figure in music’s transition from the Medieval to Renaissance periods. Belgian by birth, he spent most of his life in Italy and his surviving output blends Franco-Flemish and Italian inflences. This was a step in the growing “internationalism” that had its first great synthesis under Guillaume Dufay. Ciconia was born in […]

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  • Johannes Cuspinian

    1970 - 1529

    Johannes Cuspinian (1970 - 1529)

    Humanist, poet, and counsellor of the Emperor Maximilian, who made him curator of the University in vienna. The monument shows him with his two wives and eight children. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval

    1885 - 1972

    Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885 - 1972)

    Painter. Considered one of the outstanding Icelandic painters,  his most important works portray the nature of his country. After working as a sailor in his youth, he came to Denmark to study at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts from 1914 to 1918. The following years he travelled around Scandinavia and Italy before settling in […]

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  • John “Big John” Hamilton

    1916 - 1984

    John “Big John” Hamilton (1916 - 1984)

    Actor. He appeared in films and TV shows such as Gunsmoke (TV series), The Alamo (1960) as one of Bowie’s men, Bonanza (TV series), McLintock! (1963), Bandolero! (1968), The Undefeated (1969), and The Sugarland Express (1974). (bio by: gordonphilbin)

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  • John “Jack” Loeks

    1919 - 2004

    John “Jack” Loeks (1919 - 2004)

    Businessman. Founder and president of the Jack Loeks Theatres chain. (bio by: Butterfly)

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  • John “Maximum John” Sirica

    1904 - 1992

    John “Maximum John” Sirica (1904 - 1992)

    Jurist. He is best remembered as the judge who presided over the Watergate trial that occurred in the 1970s, in which he ordered President Richard Nixon to turn over his recordings of White House conversations pertaining to the case, that ultimately led to his resignation from office on August 9, 1974. He was born John […]

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  • John A Cash

    1936 - 1998

    John A Cash (1936 - 1998)

    United States Army Officer, Author. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was a career US Army officer and historian. After he graduated with master’s degree in history from Rutgers University, he was commissioned a intelligence office in the US Army. In the early 1960s, he trained Cuban nationals for the abortive Bay of Pigs […]

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  • John A. Beattie

    1926 - 1997

    John A. Beattie (1926 - 1997)

    Actor. American stage and motion picture figure. Veteran Air Force pilot. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • John A. Belushi

    1949 - 1982

    John A. Belushi (1949 - 1982)

    Actor. Comedian. Born John Adam Belushi in Chicago to Albanian immigrant parents. As a boy, his family moved to Wheaton, where John played on the high school football team and was homecoming king. He attended the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater where he co-founded an acting troupe. Belushi then auditioned for and won a spot […]

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