• Jean Paul Aron

    1925 - 1988

    Jean Paul Aron (1925 - 1988)

    Journalist.

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  • Raymond Aron

    1905 - 1983

    Raymond Aron (1905 - 1983)

    Philosopher, Sociologist. After attending the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, he studied Philosophy at the Universities of Cologne and Berlin. In 1938, he obtained a degree in French Language and Literature. In Paris he met Jean Paul Sartre, with whom, at the end of the Second World War, founded the magazine Les Temps Modernes. He […]

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  • Boris Aronson

    1899 - 1980

    Boris Aronson (1899 - 1980)

    Theatre Stage Scenic Designer.  Born in Kiev, in the Russian Empire in present day Ukraine. He was the  son of a Jewish rabbi. Boris enrolled in art school during his youth. He became an apprentice to the designer Aleksandra Ekster, who introduced him to the directors Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Tairov, who influenced Boris to […]

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  • Boris Aronson

    1899 - 1980

    Boris Aronson (1899 - 1980)

    Theatre Stage Scenic Designer.  Born in Kiev, in the Russian Empire in present day Ukraine. He was the  son of a Jewish rabbi. Boris enrolled in art school during his youth. He became an apprentice to the designer Aleksandra Ekster, who introduced him to the directors Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Tairov, who influenced Boris to […]

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  • Jean Arp

    1887 - 1966

    Jean Arp (1887 - 1966)

    Artist, Poet. Born in Strasbourg, France, he began his career as a poet, before he developed a succesful work on sculpture and painting (but never abandoing writing poetry). He was a founding member of the Dada movement, becoming one of the most respected abstract artists of his time. In 1950, he executed a relief for […]

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  • Jean Arp

    1887 - 1966

    Jean Arp (1887 - 1966)

    Artist, Poet. Born in Strasbourg, France, he began his career as a poet, before he developed a succesful work on sculpture and painting (but never abandoing writing poetry). He was a founding member of the Dada movement, becoming one of the most respected abstract artists of his time. In 1950, he executed a relief for […]

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  • Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette

    1905 - 1974

    Cliff “Charlie Weaver” Arquette (1905 - 1974)

    Actor, Comedian. Born in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Charles Augustus and Winifred Clark Arquette. Cliff began his career as a night club pianist, later joining the Henry Halstead orchestra in 1923.  From here he evolved into a successful, working radio actor and comedian, which led by the 1950s to television. He created the character […]

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  • Alexis Arquette

    1969 - 2016

    Alexis Arquette (1969 - 2016)

    Alexis Arquette was born Robert Arquette in Los Angeles, California, the fourth of five children of Brenda Olivia “Mardi” (née Nowak), an actress, poet, theater operator, activist, acting teacher, and therapist, and Lewis Arquette, an actor and director. Mardi Nowak was Jewish of Russian and Polish descent. Lewis Arquette was a convert to Islam from […]

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  • Enric Arredondo

    1940 - 2006

    Enric Arredondo (1940 - 2006)

    Had a significant and extensive career in film and in theater and television, not to mention his role as a voice actor.  Protagonist many Study 1 for TVE and numerous plays, achieved great fame following his role in the series Journalists where for four years ( 1998 and 2002 ) he played the fictional editor […]

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  • Svante Arrhenius

    1859 - 1927

    Svante Arrhenius (1859 - 1927)

    Arrhenius was born on February 19, 1859 at Vik (also spelled Wik or Wijk), near Uppsala, Sweden, the son of Svante Gustav and Carolina Thunberg Arrhenius. His father had been a land surveyor for Uppsala University, moving up to a supervisory position. At the age of three, Arrhenius taught himself to read without the encouragement […]

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  • Kenneth Arrow

    1921 - 2017

    Kenneth Arrow (1921 - 2017)

    From 1946 to 1949 Kenneth Arrow spent his time partly as a graduate student at Columbia and partly as a research associate at the Cowles Commission for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago. During that time he also held the rank of Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Chicago and worked […]

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  • Luis Arroyo

    1927 - 2016

    Luis Arroyo (1927 - 2016)

    Major League Baseball Player. For eight seasons (1955 to 1957 and 1959 to 1963), he was a left-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds and New York Yankees. Born Luis Enrique Arroyo, he marked his Major League debut with the Cardinals on April 20, 1955 and recorded 11 wins earning all-star […]

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  • Antonin Artaud

    1896 - 1948

    Antonin Artaud (1896 - 1948)

    Writer, Actor. Born in Marseille, France, he was a French playwright, actor and theatre director. In 1920, he moved to Paris to pursue a career as a writer and soon started performing on the stage. He soon gained an interest in cinema and wrote the scenario for the first Surrealist film, “The Seashell and the […]

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  • Jessica Arthur

    1912 - 2003

    Jessica Arthur (1912 - 2003)

    Actress. Arthur was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1913. A stage actress, she appeared in the plays, “Roberta” and “Red, Hot And Blue” with the likes of bert Lahr, Bob Hope, and Fanny Brice. Later she appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies, George White’s Scandals, and several ‘fashion featurettes’ with actor Van Johnson. In the 1930s […]

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  • Jean Arthur

    1900 - 1991

    Jean Arthur (1900 - 1991)

    Actress. She appeared in nearly 100 films from the silent era of the 1920s to her final film, the 1953 classic “Shane”, in which she starred with Allan Ladd and Van Heflin. Until her start in talkies, she kept her hair brunette, but shortly after the era of sound came to movies, she began bleaching […]

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  • Ellen Arthur

    1837 - 1880

    Ellen Arthur (1837 - 1880)

    Ellen Lewis Herndon, called “Nell,” was born in Culpeper Court House, Virginia, the daughter of William Lewis Herndon and Frances Elizabeth Hansborough.  Her father was a naval officer who gained national renown in 1857 when he went down with his ship, the mail steamer SS Central America, along with more than 400 passengers and crew. […]

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  • Bob Arthur

    1921 - 1997

    Bob Arthur (1921 - 1997)

    Radio Personality. Born Joseph Arthur Prince in the small mining town of Dunkirk, Kansas, he was raised in the town of Pittsburg, Kansas. He went to journalism school at the University of Kansas until World War II, where he enlisted in the United States Navy, rising to Lieutenant. After the war he returned to broadcasting […]

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  • Robert Arthur

    1909 - 1986

    Robert Arthur (1909 - 1986)

    Motion Picture Producer, Writer. Produced motion pictures from the 1940s to the 1970s. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Johnny Arthur

    1883 - 1951

    Johnny Arthur (1883 - 1951)

    Actor.  Comedic character performer of silent and early talkie films.  Born in Scottsdale,  Pennsylvania,  he began performing as a teen and had 25 years of experience in vaudeville and English music hall before making his movie debut in 1923.  He starred in the 1925 horror spoof “The Monster” (as the unlikely romantic interest),  and in […]

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  • Art Arthur

    1911 - 1985

    Art Arthur (1911 - 1985)

    Hollywood Screenwriter. Arthur started in the business as a Broadway columnist for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, later going to work for the Toronto Star.  He worked on Cecil B. DeMille’s executive staff as well as serving on the executive board of the Writers Guild of America.  He also worked on the Academy Award winning documentary […]

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  • Timothy Shay Arthur

    1809 - 1885

    Timothy Shay Arthur (1809 - 1885)

    Author. The founder of “Arthur’s Home Magazine”, he used his publication to publish hundreds of short stories, and was known as one of the most prolific writers of the pre-Civil War era. Among his books are “Lights and Shadows of Real Life”, “Tales for Rich and Poor”, “Library for the Household”, “Steps to Heaven”, “The […]

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  • Lee Robert Reno Artoe

    1917 - 2005

    Lee Robert Reno Artoe (1917 - 2005)

    Professional Football Player. After growing up in Tacoma, Washington, he was recruited by Santa Clara University in California. After about a year, he got married. This was against the rules at the Jesuit institution and he was asked to leave. He became an All-American at the University of California at Berkeley, despite being too busy […]

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  • Inga Artomonova

    1936 - 1966

    Inga Artomonova (1936 - 1966)

    Athlete. Born in Moscow, Russia, she was a Soviet speed ice skater and the first four-time All World Champion in women’s speed skating history. She won the All-round World Championships in 1957, 1958 and 1962, and was second in 1963 and 1964 before capturing her fourth World Championships title in 1965. Over the course of […]

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  • John O’Gorman Arundel

    1927 - 2002

    John O’Gorman Arundel (1927 - 2002)

    Professional Hockey Player. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Arundel was born on November 4, 1927. At 5’11, and 181lbs, he played the position of Defense for teams in the PCHL, AHL, NHL, MMHL, QSHL, and the QHL hockey leagues. Arundel played for the Los Angeles Monarchs from 1949 to 1950, Pittsburgh Hornets from 1949 to […]

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  • Jan Arvan

    1913 - 1979

    Jan Arvan (1913 - 1979)

    Actor. Born Jan Arvanitas in Wisconsin, he was most noted as a popular character performer on many television shows from the 1950s to 1970s. His credits included “Biff Baker, U.S.A”, “Fireside Theatre”, “Studio 57”, “Zorro”, “Sea Hunt”, “Mannix”, “Bonanza”, “Family” and “The Paper Chase”. For feature films, he appeared in “The Robe” (1954), “Istanbul” (1957), […]

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  • Dorothy Arzner

    1897 - 1979

    Dorothy Arzner (1897 - 1979)

    American Film Director. Her career in feature films spanned from the silent era of the late 1920s into the early 1940s. She was one of the very few women who established a name for herself as a director in the film industry during this time. Her body of work remains to this day the largest […]

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  • Sohaku Asada

    1970 - 1970

    Sohaku Asada (1970 - 1970)

    Physician and businessman. Asada, who was trained in Chinese medicine, served as a physician to the Imperial Court during the Meiji Restoration. He also was the founder of the Asada Candy business. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Kanichi Asakawa

    1873 - 1948

    Kanichi Asakawa (1873 - 1948)

    Historian. He became a graduate of Dartmouth and the Yale Graduate School. As a member of the Yale faculty, he became the first Japanese professor at a major university in the United States. He dedicated himself to serving as a bridge between the United States and Japan to promote amicable relations. Some of his remains […]

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  • Ruth Asawa

    1926 - 2013

    Ruth Asawa (1926 - 2013)

    Asawa was born in 1926 in Norwalk, California, one of seven children. Her father operated a truck farm until the Japanese American internment during World War II. The family lived in the assembly center at the Santa Anita racetrack for much of 1942, then at Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas.  Following her graduation from […]

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  • Alberto Ascari

    1918 - 1955

    Alberto Ascari (1918 - 1955)

    Alberto Ascari (Italian pronunciation: [alˈbɛrto asˈkari]; 13 July 1918 – 26 May 1955) was an Italian racing driver and twice Formula One World Champion. He was a multitalented racer who completed in motorcycle racing before switching to cars. Back to back World titles in 1952 and 1953 sandwiched an appearance in the Indianapolis 500 in […]

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