• Betsey Whitney

    1908 - 1998

    Betsey Whitney (1908 - 1998)

    Betsey Whitney was the middle daughter of prominent neurosurgeon Dr. Harvey Williams Cushing and Katharine Stone Crowell, who hailed from a socially prominent Cleveland family. Dr. Cushing was descended from Matthew Cushing, an early settler of Hingham, Massachusetts. Dr. Cushing served as professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Yale Universities, and the family […]

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  • Helen Whitney

    1875 - 1944

    Helen Whitney (1875 - 1944)

    Helen Whitney was the daughter of Clara Louise Stone, and her husband, John Milton Hay, who served as the United States Ambassador to Great Britain and United States Secretary of State. Helen Hay was a poet and an author of books for children. A number of her poems were published in Harper’s Magazine. One of her […]

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  • Tampa Red

    1904 - 1981

    Tampa Red (1904 - 1981)

    Tampa Red was born Hudson Woodbridge in Smithville, Georgia. His parents died when he was a child, and he moved to Tampa, Florida, where he was raised by his aunt and grandmother and adopted their surname, Whittaker. He emulated his older brother, Eddie, who played the guitar, and he was especially inspired by an old […]

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  • Tom Wicker

    1927 - 2011

    Tom Wicker (1927 - 2011)

    Wicker was born in Hamlet, North Carolina. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina. He won a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 1957. In 1993, he returned to Harvard, where he was a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. He died from an apparent heart attack, on November 25, 2011. […]

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  • James Wickersham

    1857 - 1939

    James Wickersham (1857 - 1939)

    Western Political Figure. He was a lawyer in practice at Springfield, Illinois, when he moved Washington Territory in 1883. There he was elected probate judge of Pierce County, serving (1884-88), city attorney of Tacoma, in 1894 and a member of the Washington State House of Representatives in 1898. With the gold discoveries in Alaska, hordes […]

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  • George Wickersham

    1858 - 1936

    George Wickersham (1858 - 1936)

    George Woodward Wickersham (September 19, 1858 – January 25, 1936) was an American lawyer and Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He was the father of Cornelius Wendell Wickersham, US Army Brigadier General and Lawyer. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, George Wickersham graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1883, Wickersham entered the old law firm of Strong and Cadwalader, and […]

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  • Mary Wickes

    1910 - 1995

    Mary Wickes (1910 - 1995)

    Actress. Born Mary Isabelle Wickenhauser in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a well-to-do St. Louis banker, Wickes was an excellent student, completing a political science degree at the Washington University in St. Louis by the age of 18. She originally intended becoming a lawyer. She made her Broadway debut in 1934. Wickes began acting […]

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  • John Wickham

    1763 - 1839

    John Wickham (1763 - 1839)

    Attorney. He was a respected Virginia lawyer for many years. Raised in New York City by a British Loyalist family, he studied at the Military Academy in Arras, France, before returning to America. During the American Revolution he was arrested as a British spy on orders from Governor Thomas Jefferson and tried but acquitted. After […]

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  • Bernhard Wicki

    1919 - 2000

    Bernhard Wicki (1919 - 2000)

    Bernhard Wicki (28 October 1919 – 3 January 2000) was an Austrian actor and film director. Wicki studied in the city of Breslau such topics as Art History, History and German Literature. In 1938, he transferred to the drama school of the Staatliches Schauspielhaus in Berlin. In 1939, because of his membership in the Bündischen Jugend […]

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  • Gus Wickie

    1885 - 1947

    Gus Wickie (1885 - 1947)

    Gus Wicke was born in Germany and immigrated to the United States with his father, also named August Wicke. He became a U.S. citizen when his father was naturalized before the younger Wicke reached the age of majority. He was living in West New York, New Jersey, when he registered for the World War I […]

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  • Minnie Wideman

    1889 - 1971

    Minnie Wideman (1889 - 1971)

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

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  • Richard Widmark

    1914 - 2008

    Richard Widmark (1914 - 2008)

    Widmark was born in Sunrise Township, Minnesota, the son of Ethel Mae (née Barr) and Carl Henry Widmark. His father was of Swedish descent and his mother of English and Scottish ancestry. Widmark grew up in Princeton, Illinois, and also lived in Henry, Illinois for a short time, moving frequently because of his father’s work […]

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  • Robert Wiene

    1873 - 1938

    Robert Wiene (1873 - 1938)

    Robert Wiene was born in Breslau, as the elder son of the successful theatre actor Carl Wiene. His younger brother Conrad also became an actor, but Robert Wiene at first studied law at the University of Berlin. In 1908 he also started to act, at first in small parts on stage. His first involvement with […]

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  • Murray Wier

    1970 - 1970

    Murray Wier (1970 - 1970)

    Professional Basketball Player.   Born Murray Neal Wier, he played the guard position for both the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Waterloo Hawks from 1948 to 1951.   He was a stellar four year starter at the University of Iowa where he was the NCAA Division I scoring leader and a consensus first team All-American in […]

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  • Eugene Wigner

    1902 - 1995

    Eugene Wigner (1902 - 1995)

    Eugene Paul “E. P.” Wigner (Hungarian: Wigner Jenő Pál; November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995), was a Hungarian-American theoretical physicist, engineer and mathematician. He received half of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963 “for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application […]

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  • Julie Parrish

    1940 - 2003

    Julie Parrish (1940 - 2003)

    Julie Parrish was born Ruby Joyce Wilbar, the eldest of six children, to William Robert Wilbar and Gladys Marie Webb. She spent her early years in Lake City, Tennessee, before moving to Tecumseh, Michigan at age 11. There she graduated from high school. Parrish then attended a modeling school in Toledo, Ohio. She won a […]

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  • Doyle Wilburn

    1930 - 1982

    Doyle Wilburn (1930 - 1982)

    Doyle Wilburn Along with brother Teddy, the Wilburn Brothers were one of the most popular country music duos of all time. Beginning their careers as children, along with two older brothers, Leslie and Lester and sister, Geraldine, singing on street corners for tips, the Wilburn Family was discovered by Roy Acuff who brought them to […]

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  • Teddy Wilburn

    1931 - 2003

    Teddy Wilburn (1931 - 2003)

    Teddy Wilburn Country Musiician. With brother Doyle, he made up one of the most succesful brother duos in country music history. They began their careers as children, along with older brothers Lester and Leslie and sister Geraldine, singing on street corners. The Wilburn Family was discovered in 1940 by Roy Acuff who brought them to […]

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  • Collin Wilcox

    1935 - 2009

    Collin Wilcox (1935 - 2009)

    Actress. She appeared in some 80 television programs, motion pictures and theatre productions from the late 1950s until the early 2000s. Wilcox is best known for her role as Mayella Ewell in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962),  playing the alleged victim of a racially-charged 1930s rape case.  Raised in Highlands, North Carolina, her parents established […]

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  • Frank Wild

    1873 - 1939

    Frank Wild (1873 - 1939)

    Frank Wild was born in Skelton-in-Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, the eldest of eight sons[2] and three daughters born to schoolteacher Benjamin Wild and his seamstress wife Mary (née Cook). The family came from Skelton close to Marton, birthplace of Captain James Cook, to whom the family claimed ancestry through Mrs Wild. Her father was […]

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  • Oscar Wilde

    1854 - 1900

    Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

    Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, his plays, as […]

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  • Jimmy Wilde

    1892 - 1969

    Jimmy Wilde (1892 - 1969)

    Jimmy Wilde Born William James Wilde, Jimmy Wilde worked in the coal mines as a boy and started boxing at the age of sixteen in fairground booths where crowds were amazed by his toughness and ability to knock down much bigger opponents. Indeed throughout his career his opponents were usually larger and heavier than him. […]

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  • Brian Wilde

    1927 - 2008

    Brian Wilde (1927 - 2008)

    Though born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, he was brought up in Devon and Hertfordshire and attended Hertford Grammar School. He trained as an actor at RADA. He had a small part in the horror film Night of the Demon (1957). He had an earlier role as a small time crook in the 1954 film “Forbidden Cargo” (uncredited) […]

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  • Billy Wilder

    1906 - 2002

    Billy Wilder (1906 - 2002)

    Billy Wilder From the late 1930s to the early 1960s, Billy Wilder dominated Hollywood’s Golden Age. With over fifty films and six Academy Awards to his credit, he is one of Hollywood’s all-time greatest directors, producers and screenwriters. His films range from stark melodrama, like DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944), THE LOST WEEKEND (1945) and SUNSET BOULEVARD […]

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  • Thorton Wilder

    1897 - 1975

    Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975)

    Thorton Wilder was born in Madison, Wisconsin, the son of Amos Parker Wilder, a newspaper editor and U.S. diplomat, and Isabella Niven Wilder. All of the Wilder children spent part of their childhood in China. His older brother, Amos Niven Wilder, was Hollis Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, a noted poet, and […]

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  • Christopher Wilder

    1945 - 1984

    Christopher Wilder (1945 - 1984)

    Christopher Wilder was born on March 13, 1945, in Sydney, Australia, the son of an American naval officer and an Australian national. He nearly died at birth, but recovered, and almost drowned in a swimming pool at the age of two. In 1962 or 1963, he pleaded guilty to a gang-rape at a beach in […]

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  • Michael Wilding

    1912 - 1979

    Michael Wilding (1912 - 1979)

    Born in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England, and educated at Christ’s Hospital, Michael Wilding was a successful commercial artist when he joined the art department of a London film studio in 1933. He soon embarked on an acting career. He appeared in numerous British films, often opposite Anna Neagle, but had a less productive career in Hollywood. His […]

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  • David T. Wilentz

    1894 - 1988

    David T. Wilentz (1894 - 1988)

    Lawyer. Born in Dvinsk in the Russian Empire (now Daugavpils, Latvia). He emigrated with his parents to the United States, when he was a year old, settling in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  He graduated from Perth Amboy High School in 1912. He served in the United States Army in World War I as a private […]

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  • Samuel Wilkeson

    1781 - 1848

    Samuel Wilkeson (1781 - 1848)

    Samuel Wilkeson (1781–1848) was mayor of Buffalo, New York, serving 1836–1837. He was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on June 1, 1781, a child of immigrants from Northern Ireland. Around 1802 he married Jane Oram and moved to Mahoning County, Ohio where he built a farm and the first grist mill in the area. He later […]

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  • Roy Wilkins

    1901 - 1981

    Roy Wilkins (1901 - 1981)

    Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901. His mother died when he was four years old, after which Wilkins and his siblings were raised by an aunt and uncle in St. Paul, Minnesota, where they attended local schools. Wilkins graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in sociology in 1923. In 1929, […]

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