• John Carter

    1927 - 2015

    John Carter (1927 - 2015)

    Actor. Often cast in roles of authority, such as military figures, police officers and judges, he will be best remembered for playing ‘Lieutenant John Biddle’ on the TV series “Barnaby Jones” (1973 to 1980). Raised in Missouri, he moved to New York City to begin his career as an actor and made his professional debut […]

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  • John Cassavetes

    1929 - 1989

    John Cassavetes (1929 - 1989)

    Actor, Director. He was known for his intensity as a performer and a gifted filmmaker who embraced the method of spontaneous  technique. John Nicholas Cassavetes was born in New York City, the son of a Greek businessman, he developed an interest in acting while attending Colgate University, where he studied English and later began his […]

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  • John Cassell

    1817 - 1865

    John Cassell (1817 - 1865)

    Businessman. The son of a Manchester publican, he was apprenticed to a joiner. Self-educated, he moved to London in 1836 where he became involved in the Temperance Movement. In 1847 he established himself as a tea and coffee merchant and soon afterwards started a publishing buisness with the aim of providing good literature to the […]

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  • John Catron

    1786 - 1865

    John Catron (1786 - 1865)

    Little is known of Catron’s early life, other than that all of his grandparents emigrated from Germany to Virginia, as part of the extensive emigration of Germans and Swiss from Hesse and the Palatinate due to wars, and economic and religious insecurity in the area. His father, Peter (Catron) Kettering, had immigrated as a child […]

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  • John Cazale

    1935 - 1978

    John Cazale (1935 - 1978)

    Actor. Cazale is best remembered for his role as ‘Fredo Corleone’ in the films, “The Godfather” (1972), and “The Godfather: Part II” (1974). A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Cazale studied drama at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. Cazale, who was once engaged to actress Meryl Streep, also appeared in the films, “The Conversation” (1974), “Dog […]

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  • John Cecil Dodsworth

    1910 - 1964

    John Cecil Dodsworth (1910 - 1964)

    Actor. Dodsworth appeared in such films as, “The Rakes Progress” (1945), “Who Killed Van Loon?” (1948), “David And Bathsheba” (1951), “Singin’ In The Rain” (1952), “The Snows Of Kilimanjaro” (1952), “Charade” (1953), “Titanic” (1953), “Loose In London” (1953), “Her Twelve Men” (1954), “The Mole People” (1956), “The 27th Day” (1957), and “In The Money” (1958). […]

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  • John Celardo

    1918 - 2012

    John Celardo (1918 - 2012)

    After creating sports cartoons for Street & Smith magazines, John Celardo began drawing for comic books, including a job at the Eisner-Iger shop. During the 1940s, he was an assistant art director and a major contributor to the Fiction House line, notably for Wings Comics. Over decades, he did work for a variety of publishers, […]

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  • John Chafee

    1922 - 1999

    John Chafee (1922 - 1999)

    John Chafee became active in behind-the-scenes Rhode Island politics by helping elect a mayor of Providence in the early 1950s. He successfully ran for a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1956 and later became the minority leader. He was re-elected in 1958 and 1960, the latter a year when many Republicans […]

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  • John Chancellor

    1927 - 1996

    John Chancellor (1927 - 1996)

    Chancellor attended the University of Illinois Navy Pier campus (precursor to UIC) which specified completing the last two years of instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1949. Originally a reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, he first started his career in national television news as a correspondent on NBC’s evening newscast, the Huntley-Brinkley […]

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  • John Cheever

    1912 - 1982

    John Cheever (1912 - 1982)

    Master American Writer of Short Stories and Novels. Hailing from an old New England family, his father lost much of his money in the stock market crash. He was a high school dropout, but a brilliant wordsmith. Served as a sergeant in the US Army. Began selling short stories to the New Yorker and other […]

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  • John Christopherson

    1921 - 1996

    John Christopherson (1921 - 1996)

    Artist. His early life was spent working at Shell-Mex house and County Hall, London, where decorated his office with prints by the artist Paul Nash. He started painting around 1950 while working at the Geological Museum, London. At this time he began to visit West-end galleries and met the sculptor Jacob Epstein. By 1959 he […]

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  • John Clare

    1793 - 1864

    John Clare (1793 - 1864)

    Poet. He was born in Helpston, England. He was best known as the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet. His works include “Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery,” “The Village Minstrel and Other Poems,” “The Shepherd’s Calendar with Village Stories and Other Poems” and his best known book “The Rural Muse.” Today, children at the John Clare […]

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  • John Clay Walker

    1948 - 1985

    John Clay Walker (1948 - 1985)

    John Clay Walker (October 5, 1948 – January 30, 1985) was an American journalist and aspiring novelist who was abducted, tortured and murdered in Mexico by members of the Guadalajara Cartel under orders of their leader Rafael Caro Quintero. Caro Quintero suspected Walker of working as an undercover U.S. Drug Enforcement Agent (DEA) while he […]

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  • John Clements

    1910 - 1988

    John Clements (1910 - 1988)

    Sir John Selby Clements, CBE (25 April 1910 – 6 April 1988) was an English actor and producer who worked in theatre, television and film. John Clements attended St Paul’s School and St John’s College, Cambridge then worked with Nigel Playfair and afterwards spent a few years in Ben Greet’s Shakespearean Company. He made his first […]

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  • John Clifford Baxter

    1958 - 2002

    John Clifford Baxter (1958 - 2002)

    Businessman, Alledged Criminal. Former Vice Chairman of Enron Energy Company. Died from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

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  • John Close

    1921 - 1963

    John Close (1921 - 1963)

    Hollywood film and television actor of the 1950s and 60s. Appeared in episodes of the sci-fi television classic ‘The Twilight Zone’. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • John Coffee “Jack” Hays

    1817 - 1883

    John Coffee “Jack” Hays (1817 - 1883)

    Western Lawman. Born John Coffee Hays at Cedar Lick, Tennessee, he moved to Texas in 1836, joined a Ranger company and was appointed a Captain of Texas Rangers in 1840. His Ranger companies were well known for skirmishes with outlaws, hostile Indian tribes and Mexican troops. During Mexican War, as Colonel he commanded the 1st […]

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  • John Colenback

    1935 - 2015

    John Colenback (1935 - 2015)

    John Colenback (October 8, 1935 – May 12, 2015) was an American actor. He was best known for portraying Dan Stewart on As the World Turns. Colenback was born October 5, 1935, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Colenback. His father, an executive vice president with Toledo Scale Company, died when he […]

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  • John Colicos

    1928 - 2000

    John Colicos (1928 - 2000)

    John Colicos was born in Montreal, Quebec, to a Greek father and a Canadian mother. In 1957 he appeared in Mary Stuart at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City and in 1963 he appeared in Troilus and Cressida at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His other New York theatre credits are King Lear […]

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  • John Coltrane

    1926 - 1967

    John Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

    John Coltrane John William Coltrane, also known as “Trane” (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967), was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and was later at the forefront of free jazz. He organized […]

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  • John Comer

    1924 - 1984

    John Comer (1924 - 1984)

    Actor, Comedian. He is remembered for his comedic roles in the British television sitcoms “I Didn’t Know You Cared” (1975 to 1979, as ‘Les’), “Last of the Summer Wine’ (1973 to 1983 as ‘Sid’), and “All Our Saturdays” (February to March 1973, as ‘Wilf’). Born one of five children, he received his education at the […]

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  • John Compton

    1923 - 2015

    John Compton (1923 - 2015)

    Actor. Born John Compton Tolley in Tennessee, his father was a liquor manufacturer, John moved to New York City, where he launched his professional acting debut on Broadway, with a starring role in the production of “The Ryan Girl” (1945). He broke into motion pictures during the 1940s and had minor roles in the films […]

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  • John Connell

    1923 - 2015

    John Connell (1923 - 2015)

    American Actor. Born John P. Connell, he was an actor who was best known for playing Dr. David Malone on the daytime television soap opera “Young Dr. Malone”. During the Second World War, he received five Battle Stars and a Purple Heart for service as a radio operator and waist gunner aboard a B-24 with […]

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  • John Constable

    1776 - 1837

    John Constable (1776 - 1837)

    Artist. Born at East Bergholt, Suffolk, the son of a prosperous merchant. After several years in the family business, he went to London in 1799 to study at the Royal Academy. In 1802 he exhibited at the Academy for the first time and he refused the position of drawing master at Great Marlow Military College. […]

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  • John Conte

    1915 - 2006

    John Conte (1915 - 2006)

    John Conte was born in Palmer, Massachusetts. His mother was Italian, and his father was French-Italian. The family moved to Los Angeles, California, when John was 5. While a student at Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, Conte focused on classes in drama and for three years was the school’s top entrant in Shakespearian competition. […]

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  • John Cornelius Crean

    1925 - 2007

    John Cornelius Crean (1925 - 2007)

    Philanthropist, Entrepreneur. Founded Fleetwood Enterprises manufactured housing company that became an industry leader and later becoming a large producer of recreational vehicles. His humor and limitless generosity was widely known and he often opened his Newport Beach home to host charity events. He also made large donations to the Crystal Cathedral, Hoag Hospital, the Orange […]

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  • John Corydon Moon

    1853 - 1933

    John Corydon Moon (1853 - 1933)

    Carriage manufacturer. Mr. Moon began his careeer as a photographer & later engaged in the sale of buggies & wagons. In 1882, he began as a manufacturer of vehicles in St. Louis. He & his brother organized the firm of Moon Bros. Carriage Co. in 1882. The company manufactured carriages for the wholesale trade. Six […]

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  • John Costelloe

    1961 - 2008

    John Costelloe (1961 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was best known for his role as Jim “Johnny Cakes” Witowski on the HBO television series, “The Sopranos”. A former FDNY firefighter, he made his big screen debut in “Black Rain” (1989), followed by “Last Exit to Brooklyn” (1989). His other film credits include “Die Hard II” (1990), […]

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  • John Cotton

    1585 - 1652

    John Cotton (1585 - 1652)

    Religious Figure. He was a Puritan minister at St. Botolph’s Church in Lincolnshire, England, before leaving for America in 1633. His daughter Maria later wedded to Increase Mather and borne son, Cotton Mather. John Cotton became a minister at the First Church of Boston in Massachusetts, forming the basis for Congregationalism. He figured prominently in […]

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  • John Couch Adams

    1819 - 1892

    John Couch Adams (1819 - 1892)

    John Couch Adams Adams was born at Lidcot, a farm at Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, the eldest of seven children. His parents were Thomas Adams (1788–1859), a poor tenant farmer, and his wife, Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796–1866). The family were devout Wesleyans who enjoyed music and among John’s brothers, Thomas became a missionary, George a […]

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