• Dudley Moore

    1935 - 2002

    Dudley Moore (1935 - 2002)

    Dudley Moore He is most remembered for his roles in the films “10” and “Arthur.” In June 2001, he was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). Born in Dagenham, east London, England, he became a comedian because of his short height (5 feet, 2 inches) and a defective left foot (a birth defect, […]

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  • Scotty Moore

    1931 - 2016

    Scotty Moore (1931 - 2016)

    Scotty Moore Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84. Scotty Moore died at his home in Nashville, said biographer and friend James L. Dickerson, who […]

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  • Priscilla Lane

    1915 - 1995

    Priscilla Lane (1915 - 1995)

    Priscilla Lane Priscilla Mullican was born on June 12, 1915, in Indianola, Iowa, a small college town south of Des Moines. She was the youngest of five daughters of Dr. Lorenzo Mullican, DDS, and his wife, Cora Bell Hicks. Dr. Mullican had a dental practice in Indianola. The family owned a large house with 22 […]

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  • Gardnar Mulloy

    1913 - 2016

    Gardnar Mulloy (1913 - 2016)

    While Gardnar Mulloy was the tennis coach at the University of Miami, Mulloy recruited Pancho Segura for the tennis team. Segura won three straight NCAA singles titles in 1943, 1944, and 1945, a college record now matched by Steve Johnson, who won in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Segura went on to enjoy a successful professional […]

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  • David Nelson

    1936 - 2011

    David Nelson (1936 - 2011)

    David Nelson David Nelson, the elder son of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and the last surviving member of the family that became an American institution in the 1950s and ’60s as the stars of the classic TV sitcom “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” died Tuesday. He was 74. Nelson died at his Century City […]

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  • Jeanette Nolan

    1911 - 1998

    Jeanette Nolan (1911 - 1998)

    Jeanette Nolan Was an American radio, film, and television actress who was nominated for four Emmy Awards. Nolan graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in her native Los Angeles, California. In 1935, Nolan married actor John McIntire; the couple remained together until his death in 1991. The couple had two children, one of whom was […]

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  • Jane Novak

    1896 - 1990

    Jane Novak (1896 - 1990)

    Jane Novak, the delicate beauty whom William S. Hart saved from savage hordes and runaway trains in a series of adventure films seven decades ago and who became one of a select few that reclusive star would permit near him in his declining years, died Thursday afternoon. The actress who began her career in 1915 […]

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  • Christoph Probst

    1919 - 1943

    Christoph Probst (1919 - 1943)

    Christoph Hermann Probst (born 6 November 1918, Murnau am Staffelsee – 22 February 1943, Munich) was a German student of medicine and member of the White Rose (Weiße Rose) resistance group. White Rose was the name of a resistance group in Munich in the time of the Third Reich. The group, founded in June 1942, consisted […]

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  • Barney Ross

    1909 - 1967

    Barney Ross (1909 - 1967)

    Barney Ross Dov-Ber (or Beryl) Rosofsky was born in New York City to Isidore “Itchik” Rosofsky and Sarah Epstein Rosofsky. His father was a Talmudic scholar who had emigrated to America from his native Brest-Litovsk after barely surviving a pogrom. The family then moved from New York to Chicago. Isidore became a rabbi and owner […]

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  • Ronald Reagan

    1911 - 2004

    Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)

    Ronald Reagan 40th United States President, Actor. Considered by many historians and political scientists as the one individual who most helped end the Cold War between the Western world and the Soviet Union and its allies (although this event occurred ten months after he left office). Born in the small town of Tampico, Illinois, he […]

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  • Madlyn Rhue

    1935 - 2003

    Madlyn Rhue (1935 - 2003)

    Rhue was born in Washington, D.C. Rhue graduated from Los Angeles High School and studied drama at Los Angeles City College. From the 1950s to the 1990s, Rhue (née Madeleine Roche) appeared in some twenty films, including Operation Petticoat (1959), A Majority of One (1961), Escape from Zahrain (1962), Stanley Kramer’s It’s a Mad, Mad, […]

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  • Robert Reed

    1932 - 1992

    Robert Reed (1932 - 1992)

    Robert Reed Robert Reed is best remembered as playing the role of ‘Kenneth Preston’ on the television drama “The Defenders,” that aired from 1961 to 1965 as well as the character ‘Mike Brady’ on the ABC television sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” which aired from 1969 to 1974. Born John Robert Rietz, Jr. in Highland Park, Illinois, […]

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  • Johnny Ringo

    1850 - 1882

    Johnny Ringo (1850 - 1882)

    Johnny Ringo There has been much false information disseminated concerning Johnny Ringo. Much of the mis-information came from writers such as Stuart Lake (Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal), Walter Noble Burns ( Tombstone), and William M. “Billy” Breakenridge ( Helldorado). These authors make claims of killings and of deadly accuracy with a pistol. Claims were also […]

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  • John Ritter

    1948 - 2003

    John Ritter (1948 - 2003)

    John Ritter Actor. A figure in television and motion pictures, he is fondly remembered for his role in the television comedy series “Three’s Company” and “8 Simple Rules for Dating my Daughter.” He received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for his work on “Three’s Company.” The youngest son of movie and television singing […]

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  • Joe South

    1940 - 2012

    Joe South (1940 - 2012)

    Joe South Born Joseph Alfred Souter into a family of diverse talent, his father was a guitarist and his mother penned romantic poetry, he developed a fondness for country music while listening to programs broadcasted from Nashville on the radio. He dropped out of Southern Polytechnic State University to pursue a career in music and […]

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  • Lisa Spoonauer

    1972 - 2017

    Lisa Spoonauer (1972 - 2017)

    Lisa Ann Spoonauer (December 16, 1972 – May 20, 2017) was an American character actress best known for the role of Caitlin Bree in Clerks, which she reprised for an episode in the animated series. Lisa Spoonauer was born in Rahway, New Jersey, and raised in Freehold Township. She attended Brookdale Community College, where she […]

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  • Sawyer Sweeten

    1995 - 2015

    Sawyer Sweeten (1995 - 2015)

    Sawyer Sweeten Gathering at a funeral home in Riverside, California, approximately 200 family and friends stood in silence as six pallbearers – including the former Everybody Loves Raymond actor‘s twin brother Sullivan and his stepfather Jerry Gini – loaded Sawyer’s casket into a hearse trailer attached to a motorcycle. “He loved his Harley-Davidson,” Gini and […]

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  • Gene Tunney

    1897 - 1978

    Gene Tunney (1897 - 1978)

    Gene Tunney Gene Tunney, byname of James Joseph Tunney, also called The Fighting Marine   (born May 25, 1898, New York, New York, U.S.—died November 7, 1978, Greenwich, Connecticut), American boxer who defeated Jack Dempsey in 1926 to become the world heavyweight boxing champion.Tunney began boxing while working as a clerk for the Ocean Steamship Company in New York City […]

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  • IKE TURNER

    1931 - 2007

    IKE TURNER (1931 - 2007)

    IKE TURNER Music legend Ike Turner, whose abusive marriage to singer Tina Turner made his name a virtual byword for domestic violence, has died at the age of 76. Turner died at his house near San Diego yesterday after a rollercoaster musical career spanning more than five decades. Last night his ex-wife, soul legend Tina […]

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  • Ritchie Valens

    1941 - 1959

    Ritchie Valens (1941 - 1959)

    Ritchie Valens Born Richard Steven Valenzuela in a largely Hispanic community north of Los Angeles known as the San Fernando Valley, his father was a devotee of flamenco music and blues and instilled his love of music to Ritchie. At the age of eleven he started playing guitar and took it with him everywhere. During […]

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  • Johnny Otis

    1921 - 2012

    Johnny Otis (1921 - 2012)

    Johnny Otis Otis was born to Greek immigrants Alexander J. Veliotes, a Mare Island longshoreman and grocery store owner, and his wife, the former Irene Kiskakes, a painter. He had a younger sister, Dorothy, and a younger brother, Nicholas A. Veliotes, former U.S. Ambassador to both Jordan (1978–1981) and Egypt (1984–1986)). He grew up in […]

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  • Ruby Dee

    1922 - 2014

    Ruby Dee (1922 - 2014)

    Ruby Dee Dee was born Ruby Ann Wallace in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922, to Gladys Hightower and Marshall Edward Nathaniel Wallace, a cook, waiter and porter. After her mother left the family, Dee’s father remarried, to Emma Amelia Benson, a schoolteacher. Dee was raised in Harlem, New York. She attended Hunter College High School and went on to graduate from Hunter College with a degree inromance languages in […]

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  • Charlie Waller

    1935 - 2004

    Charlie Waller (1935 - 2004)

    Charlie Waller Founder and leader of the Country Gentlemen, died Wednesday (Aug. 18) of an apparent heart attack in the garden of his home in Gordonsville, Va. He was 69. Although Waller had been ailing the past several years, he and his group have maintained a busy concert schedule and were preparing to go on […]

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  • Andy Warhol

    1928 - 1987

    Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)

    Andy Warhol Andy Warhol (né Andrej Varhola, Jr.) was born on August 6, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was the fourth child of Andrej Varhola (Americanized as Andrew Warhola, Sr., 1889–1942) and Júlia (née Zavacká, 1892–1972), whose first child was born in their homeland and died before their move to the U.S. Andy had two older brothers, Paul (June 26, 1922 […]

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  • Woodrow Wilson

    1856 - 1924

    Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

    Woodrow Wilson 28th US President, 34th New Jersey Governor, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. He is best remembered for keeping America neutral at the start of World War I, but reluctantly entering the war in 1917, joining the Allied Powers, primarily Britain and France, to defeat the Central Powers led by Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman […]

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  • Johnnie Wright

    1914 - 2011

    Johnnie Wright (1914 - 2011)

    Johnnie Wright Wright first performed with Anglin in 1936. In 1937, he married Kitty Wells. The two, along with Wright’s sister Louise, performed as Johnnie Wright & the Harmony Girls. In 1939, Wright and Anglin formed the duo Johnnie & Jack. They teamed up full-time in the 1940s and, except for the time Anglin spent […]

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  • Don Adams

    1923 - 2005

    Don Adams (1923 - 2005)

    Don Adams Born Donald James Yarmy to a Hungarian-Jewish father and Irish Catholic mother, Adams dropped out of high school and served in the US Marine Corps during World War II. He began in show business as a stand-up comic and impressionist, gaining notice in 1954 as a winner on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, which […]

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  • Wäinö Valdemar Aaltonen

    1894 - 1966

    Wäinö Valdemar Aaltonen (1894 - 1966)

    Sculptor. As a young man he studied painting for five years at the School of Drawing of the Turku Art Association in Turku, Findland, but as a sculptor he was largely self-taught. Working in bronze and stone, occasionally incorporating glass, he developed a naturalistic style, with some influence of Cubism, which he had encountered during […]

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  • Angela Aames

    1956 - 1988

    Angela Aames (1956 - 1988)

    Angela Aames Angela Aames was born in Pierre, South Dakota. She acted in high school and attended the University of South Dakota before moving to Hollywood in 1978. She trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and Harvey Lembeck‘s Comedy Workshop. Angela Aames’s first film role was as Little Bo Peep in the adult film Fairy Tales (1979). The same year, she played Linda “Boom-Boom” […]

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  • Tommie Lee Aaron

    1939 - 1984

    Tommie Lee Aaron (1939 - 1984)

    Tommie Lee Aaron (August 5, 1939 – August 16, 1984) was a first baseman and left fielder in Major League Baseball, and a younger brother of Hall of Famer Hank Aaron. They were the first siblings to appear in a League Championship Series as teammates. Born in Mobile, Alabama, he was signed by the Milwaukee […]

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