• Mae Busch

    1891 - 1946

    Mae Busch (1891 - 1946)

    Actress. Born Annie May Busch, she was the daughter of an opera singer mother and a symphony conductor father. Bush made her film debut in the short, “The Agitator” (1912) with J. Warren. In her early film career she was considered extraordinarily attractive and she was a favorite of several classic directors in the early […]

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  • Mae Clarke

    1910 - 1910

    Mae Clarke (1910 - 1910)

    Clarke was born Violet Mary Klotz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her father was a theater organist. She studied dancing as a child and began on stage in vaudeville and also worked in night clubs.  Clarke started her professional career as a dancer in New York City, sharing a room with Barbara Stanwyck. She subsequently starred in […]

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  • Mae Costello

    1882 - 1929

    Mae Costello (1882 - 1929)

    Actress.  Born in Brooklyn,  she began performing in touring stock companies as a teen and married fellow actor  Maurice Costello in 1902.  Although the couple separated in 1910,  they did not divorce until 1927 and Mae continued to appear on stage and screen as “Mrs. Maurice Costello”.  Her films include “Her Crowning Glory” (1911),  “The […]

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  • Mae Madison D’Angelo

    1915 - 2004

    Mae Madison D’Angelo (1915 - 2004)

    Actress. Born Mariska Megyzsi to Hungarian parents, Mae Madison began her career as a child dancer with The Megland Kiddies before transitioning to films, debuting in the Fox silent “The Play Girl” (1928), directed by Arthur Rosson. She spent most of her career at Warner Bros., starring alongside John Barrymore in “The Mad Genius” (1931) […]

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  • Mae Marsh

    1894 - 1968

    Mae Marsh (1894 - 1968)

    Mae Marsh Actress. She was the daughter of a Santa Fe, New Mexico railroad auditor that died when she was only four years old. Her stepfather died in the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, California, after which time her great aunt, a former actress and chorus girl took her to Los Angeles, California.  In 1910 […]

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  • Mae Murray

    1885 - 1965

    Mae Murray (1885 - 1965)

    Mae Murray first began acting on the Broadway stage in 1906 with dancer Vernon Castle. In 1908, she joined the chorus line of the Ziegfeld Follies, moving up to headliner by 1915. Murray became a star of the club circuit in both the United States and Europe, performing with Clifton Webb, Rudolph Valentino, and John […]

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  • Mae Peters

    1891 - 1985

    Mae Peters (1891 - 1985)

    American stage and motion picture actress. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Mae Questel

    1908 - 1998

    Mae Questel (1908 - 1998)

    Mae Questel was born as Mae Kwestel in the Bronx New York City to Simon and Freida Kwestel, she attended Morris High School and studied acting at the American Theatre Wing and with the Theatre Guild. Although she wanted to be an entertainer, her parents, who were Orthodox Jews, actively discouraged her from doing so, […]

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  • Mae West

    1893 - 1980

    Mae West (1893 - 1980)

    Mae West Legendary Entertainer, Actress. She made her theatrical debut at age 7 for an Elks-sponsored amateur talent contest on the stage of a local vaudeville theater; the award she received for her effort, a gold medal, set the tone for a lifetime of winning appearances. Soon she would achieve professional status performing roles as […]

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  • Mae Young

    1923 - 2014

    Mae Young (1923 - 2014)

    Mae Young Mae Young — make that the Great Mae Young — who pulled hair and took cheap shots, who preferred actually fighting to pretending, who was, by her own account and that of many other female wrestlers, the greatest and dirtiest of them all, died on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. She was 90, and […]

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  • Maeve Binchy

    1940 - 2012

    Maeve Binchy (1940 - 2012)

    Binchy was born on 28 May 1940 in Dalkey, County Dublin (modern-day Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown), Ireland, the oldest child of four. Her siblings include one brother, William Binchy, Regius Professor of Laws at Trinity College, Dublin, and two sisters: Renie (who predeceased Binchy) and Joan Ryan. Her uncle was the historian D. A. Binchy (1899–1989). Educated […]

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  • Magali Noel

    1931 - 2015

    Magali Noel (1931 - 2015)

    Singer, Actress. A pretty brunette not afraid to precipitate scandal, she is perhaps best remembered for starring in several of director Federico Fellini’s classic movies. Born Magali Francoise Noelle Camille Guiffray in what was once the ancient Blblical city of Smyrna, she was raised in the itinerant lifestyle of the diplomatic corps, arrived in France […]

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  • Magda Gabor

    1915 - 1997

    Magda Gabor (1915 - 1997)

    Magda Gabor The eldest daughter of a jeweler, Jolie (1896–1997), and a soldier, Vilmos Gábor (1884-1962), she was born in 1915 in Budapest. Of Jewish descent, she is listed in Hungary: Jewish Names from the Central Zionist Archives, under her first married name, as Magda Bychowsky. She stood 5’6″ tall with red hair and gray […]

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  • Magda Guzman

    1931 - 2015

    Magda Guzman (1931 - 2015)

    Actress. A star of the Mexican and screen, she shall be remembered for her career of more than 70 years. Born Maria Magdalena Guzman Garza, she took to show business early, making her 1941 silver screen bow in “Noche de rien casados”. From 1948 until virtually the end of her life she worked steadily, twice […]

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  • Magda Olivero

    1910 - 2014

    Magda Olivero (1910 - 2014)

    Magda Olivero (25 March 1910 – 8 September 2014) was an Italian operatic soprano. Her career started in 1932 when she was 22, and later took her to opera houses around the world. Born as Maria Maddalena Olivero in Saluzzo, Italy, she made her operatic debut in 1932 on radio in Turin radio singing Nino Cattozzo’s […]

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  • Magda Schneider

    1909 - 1996

    Magda Schneider (1909 - 1996)

    German Film Actress. Born in Augsburg in Bavaria, she was the mother of actress Romy Schneider. Magda was a popular actress in the 1930s and 1940s, and continued her career into the 1950s and 1960s, sometimes appearing with her more famous daughter Romy. She appeared in some 40 films. (bio by: Geoff Walden)  Family links: […]

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  • Maggie Jones

    1934 - 2009

    Maggie Jones (1934 - 2009)

    Actress. From her long career, Maggie Jones will be remembered as the sharpe-tongued, often unpleasant, but usually hilarious Blanche Hunt of the long-running British television series “Coronation Street”. Raised in Yorkshire, Miss Jones was drawn to the theatre from an early age; after study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, she was to refine […]

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  • Maggie McNamara

    1928 - 1978

    Maggie McNamara (1928 - 1978)

    Actress. Born in New York City, she began her career performing on Broadway in 1951. In 1953, she made her debut in the film “The Moon Is Blue” for which her performance earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her other credits included “Three Coins In The Fountain” (1954), Prince Of Players” (1955) and […]

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  • Maggie Moore

    1851 - 1926

    Maggie Moore (1851 - 1926)

    Actress. Dubbed ‘the darling of the gods’, she was one of the most popular women on the late-nineteenth century Australian stage. In 1903, she joined the Royal Comic Opera Company, which toured the United States, Great Britain and Australia until 1924. She retired to California in 1925, appearing on stage and in silent films until […]

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  • Magnus Enckell

    1870 - 1925

    Magnus Enckell (1870 - 1925)

    Painter. A leading representative of the Finnish Symbolist movement. After studying in Helsinki and Paris, he was influenced by painter Puvis de Chavannes and the masterpieces of the Italian  Renaissance. He then broke with the Naturalists and became the leader of the well-known “Symbolist Septem” group, which he co-founded with Verner Thomé and Ellen Thesleff. […]

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  • Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

    1917 - 2008

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (1917 - 2008)

    Transcendental Meditation founder and developer. He originated the meditation technique and related programs and initiatives, including schools and a university with campuses in the United States and China. Born in India, with various years given for his birth: most frequently 1911, 1917, and 1918, and some sources state he was born on January 12 but […]

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  • Mahasti Dadebala

    1946 - 2007

    Mahasti Dadebala (1946 - 2007)

    Mahasti (November 16, 1946 – June 25, 2007) was an Iranian singer who was recognized as the “Banooye Golhaa va Delha” (Lady of hearts & flowers). She was the younger sister of another popular Iranian female singer, Hayedeh. Mahasti’s voice was discovered by maestro Parviz Yahaghi, a distinguished Iranian composer and violinist. She was amongst […]

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  • Mahasti Dadebala

    1946 - 2007

    Mahasti Dadebala (1946 - 2007)

    Singer. Awarded the Persian Female Pop-Classic Vocalist of Excellence by the World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media for her 40-plus year pop music career.  Known as the “Persian Diva” and “Banooye Golhaa va Delha” (Lady of Hearts and Flowers). She was the younger sister of singer Heideh (Hayedeh). (bio by: Lisa Burks)

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  • Mahlon Hamilton

    1880 - 1960

    Mahlon Hamilton (1880 - 1960)

    Actor. He was a romantic leading man of silent films and later a dignified character player in talkies. In his heyday Hamilton appeared opposite such female stars as Olga Petrova, Louise Glaum, and Marion Davies. His most famous role was as the wealthy guardian whom Mary Pickford grows up to marry in the megahit “Daddy […]

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  • Mai Elisabeth Zetterling

    1925 - 1994

    Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (1925 - 1994)

    Actress. Born in Sweden, she moved to London, England to pursue her career in film career. After an impoverished childhood and training at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm, Sweden. She starred in films like Frenzy in 1944 and came to England to play Frieda in 1947. Her film credits include, “Portrait from Life” in […]

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  • Maida “Muff” Singer

    1942 - 2005

    Maida “Muff” Singer (1942 - 2005)

    Author. A Chicago native with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, she joined the Peace Corps in 1965 and taught in a penal colony in the Philippines for two years. She returned to the United States and worked for 10 years as chief of staff for Howard L. Berman, member of the House […]

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  • Maidie Norman

    1912 - 1998

    Maidie Norman (1912 - 1998)

    Norman was born Maidie Ruth Gamble on a plantation in Villa Rica, Georgia to Louis and Lila Graham Gamble. She was raised in Lima, Ohio, and began studying drama and performing in Shakespeare plays as a child. She graduated from Central High School in Lima in 1930, and attended Bennett College, where she earned a […]

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  • Maidie Norman

    1912 - 1998

    Maidie Norman (1912 - 1998)

    African American Actress who is best remembered for her role as the determined housekeeper in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” the Joan Crawford/Bette Davis thriller. (bio by: Pecan Pie)

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  • Maila “Vampira” Nurmi

    1922 - 2008

    Maila “Vampira” Nurmi (1922 - 2008)

    Born as Maila Elizabeth Syrjäniemi, she claimed to be the niece of the Finnish athlete Paavo Nurmi, who began setting long-distance running world records in 1921, the year before her birth. She moved to the United States with her family when she was two years old and grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, home to the […]

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  • Maila Nurmi

    1922 - 2008

    Maila Nurmi (1922 - 2008)

    Television Personality. In the 1950s she created the character of Vampira (reportedly named by her then-husband Dean Riesner, a screenwriter who, the year before, had penned MESA OF LOST WOMEN). Popular for both films and as a television horror hostess, the Vampira character would set the standard for an entire legion of horror hostesses, actresses, […]

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