• Victor Young

    1900 - 1956

    Victor Young (1900 - 1956)

    Victor Young was born in Chicago on August 8, 1900, into a very musical Jewish family, his father being a member of one Joseph Sheehan’s touring Opera company. The young Victor began playing violin at the age of six, and was sent to Poland when he was ten to stay with his grandfather and study […]

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  • Terence Young

    1915 - 1994

    Terence Young (1915 - 1994)

    Terence Young began his film career as a screenwriter in British films of the 1940s, working, for example, on Brian Desmond Hurst’s On the Night of the Fire (1939), Dangerous Moonlight (1941), and A Letter From Ulster (1942). In 1946, he returned to assist Hurst with the script of Theirs is the Glory, which recaptured […]

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  • Anthony Young

    1966 - 2017

    Anthony Young (1966 - 2017)

    Anthony Young attended Furr High School in Houston, Texas, and the University of Houston, where he played college baseball and college football for the Houston Cougars. The New York Mets selected Young in the 38th round of the 1987 Major League Baseball draft. He worked his way up through their minor league system, making his […]

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  • George Young

    1946 - 2017

    George Young (1946 - 2017)

    George Young started his music career in Sydney, where on rhythm guitar he formed a beat pop band, the Easybeats, in late 1964 alongside Dick Diamonde (born Dingernam Vandersluys) on bass guitar, Gordon “Snowy” Fleet on drums (ex-Mojos), Harry Vanda (born Johannes Vandenberg) on lead guitar (ex-Starfighters, Starlighters) and Stevie Wright on lead vocals (ex-Chris […]

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  • Alexander Young

    1938 - 1997

    Alexander Young (1938 - 1997)

    Alexander Young was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland. When his family emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1963, he chose to remain in Britain to pursue musical interests. At that time he was in a band called the Bobby Patrick Big Six and spent some time in Germany. Later, in 1967, Alexander formed and played bass […]

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  • Jay Youngblood

    1955 - 1985

    Jay Youngblood (1955 - 1985)

    Jay Youngblood American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Jay Youngblood. He wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance‘s Jim Crockett Promotions in a tag team with Ricky Steamboat. In addition, he wrestled with Florida Championship Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. Romero started wrestling in 1975 in Amarillo under a mask and calling […]

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  • Bob Younger

    1853 - 1889

    Bob Younger (1853 - 1889)

    Robert Ewing “Bob” Younger (October 29, 1853 – September 16, 1889) was an American criminal and outlaw, the younger brother of Cole, Jim and John Younger. He was a member of the James–Younger Gang. Born in Missouri on October 29, 1853, Robert was the thirteenth of fourteen children born to Henry Washington Younger and Bersheba Leighton […]

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  • Jim Younger

    1848 - 1902

    Jim Younger (1848 - 1902)

    James Hardin Younger (January 15, 1848 – October 19, 1902) was a notable American outlaw and member of the James–Younger Gang. He was the brother of Cole, John and Bob Younger. Born in Missouri on January 15, 1848. He was the ninth of fourteen children born to Henry Washington Younger and Bersheba Leighton Fristoe. Jim Younger […]

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  • Cole Younger

    1844 - 1916

    Cole Younger (1844 - 1916)

    Thomas Coleman “Cole” Younger, was born on January 15, 1844 on the Younger family farm. He was a son of Henry Washington Younger, a prosperous farmer from Greenwood, Missouri and Bersheba Leighton Fristoe, daughter of a prominent Jackson County farmer. Cole was the seventh of fourteen children. During the American Civil War, savage guerrilla warfare wracked […]

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  • Henny Youngman

    1906 - 1998

    Henny Youngman (1906 - 1998)

    Youngman was born to a Jewish family in London, England. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York, when he was a child. He grew up in New York City, and began as a comedian after he had worked for years at a print shop, where he wrote “comedy cards” containing one-line gags. The comedy cards […]

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  • Ross Youngs

    1897 - 1927

    Ross Youngs (1897 - 1927)

    Ross Youngs reported to spring training in Marlin, Texas with the Giants in 1917. They initially assigned him to the Rochester Hustlers, a team in the International League with which the Giants had a working relationship. Giants manager John McGraw told Mickey Doolan, the manager of the Hustlers, “I’m giving you one of the greatest […]

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  • David Gottlob Yuengling

    1808 - 1877

    David Gottlob Yuengling (1808 - 1877)

    Businessman. He founded the Yuengling Beer Breweries. The German brewer David G. Jüngling immigrated to the United States in 1823 from Germany. He anglicized his surname from Jüngling to Yuengling and began the “Eagle Brewery” on Center Street in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1829. The Eagle Brewery changed its name to “D.G. Yuengling and Son” in […]

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  • Mickey Rooney

    1920 - 2014

    Mickey Rooney (1920 - 2014)

    Mickey Rooney Rooney was born Joseph Yule, Jr. in Brooklyn, New York on September 23, 1920, the only child of vaudevillians Joe Yule (born Ninian Joseph Ewell; a native of Glasgow, Scotland) and Nellie W. Carter, a native of Kansas City, Missouri. At the time of their son’s birth, they were appearing in a Brooklyn […]

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  • Mei Ling Yung

    1959 - 1985

    Mei Ling Yung (1959 - 1985)

    Actress. Barbara Yung was a big star in Hong Kong prior to her suicide in 1985, and details of her funeral arrangements were widely publicised in the media. She was cremated in Hong Kong and her ashes taken back to Cambridge, England by her mother to be buried in a cemetery not far from where […]

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  • Victor Sen Yung

    1915 - 1980

    Victor Sen Yung (1915 - 1980)

    Sen Yung made his first significant acting debut in the 1938 film Charlie Chan in Honolulu, as the Chinese detective’s “number two son,” Jimmy Chan. In this movie, Sidney Toler replaced the recently deceased Warner Oland as Charlie Chan and Sen Yung replaced Oland’s “number one son” Lee, who had been played by Keye Luke. […]

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  • Mei-Ling Barbara Yung

    1959 - 1985

    Mei-Ling Barbara Yung (1959 - 1985)

    Actress. Barbara Yung was a big star in Hong Kong prior to her suicide in 1985, and details of her funeral arrangements were widely publicised in the media. She was cremated in Hong Kong and her ashes taken back to Cambridge, England by her mother to be buried in a cemetery not far from where […]

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  • Blanche Yurka

    1887 - 1974

    Blanche Yurka (1887 - 1974)

    Actress. Born in St Paul, Minnesota, she was an opera singer when she made her debut as a character actor on Broadway in 1910. Turning to the screen, she is most remembered for the role as the vicious Madame Defarge in “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935). Among her many film credits were “Song of […]

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  • Blanche Yurka

    1887 - 1974

    Blanche Yurka (1887 - 1974)

    Actress. Born in St Paul, Minnesota, she was an opera singer when she made her debut as a character actor on Broadway in 1910. Turning to the screen, she is most remembered for the role as the vicious Madame Defarge in “A Tale of Two Cities” (1935). Among her many film credits were “Song of […]

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  • Helmut Zacharias

    1920 - 2002

    Helmut Zacharias (1920 - 2002)

    Helmut Zacharias was born in Berlin. His father Karl was a violinist and conductor, and his mother was a singer. He started having lessons from his father at the age of 2 and a half and at 6 he played at the Faun club, a cabaret venue on the Friedrichstraße in Berlin. At the age […]

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  • Sherry Britton

    1918 - 2008

    Sherry Britton (1918 - 2008)

    Sherry Britton (July 28, 1918 – April 1, 2008) was an American burlesque performer of the 1930s and early 1940s. The 5-foot-3-inch (1.60 m) Britton had an 18-inch (46 cm) waist, and was once said to have a “figure to die for.” She got her stage name from a liquor store on a bottle of […]

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  • Morris Bernard Zale

    1901 - 1995

    Morris Bernard Zale (1901 - 1995)

    Businessman. He co-founded the “Zale’s Jewelers” jewelry chain with his uncle, Samuel Kruger.  Family links:  Spouse:  Edna Lipshy Zale (1907 – 1996)*  Children:  Herschel Zale (1927 – 1930)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Tony Zale

    1913 - 1997

    Tony Zale (1913 - 1997)

    Tony Zale His three-fight series with Rocky Graziano between 1946 and 1948 are treated with reverence and awe by those who simply read about them as well as the relative few who witessed them in person. Only the third, in which Zale proved his superiority with a third-round knockout, was filmed. The grainy footage provides […]

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  • Pedro Zamora

    1972 - 1994

    Pedro Zamora (1972 - 1994)

    Pedro Zamora was born in Diezmero, San Miguel del Padrón, on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, to Hector Zamora, a food-warehouse worker, and Zoraida Diaz, a housewife. Zamora was the eighth and youngest child in his family. After the birth of their seventh child, Zoraida had been told that she would not be able to […]

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  • Jordan Christopher

    1940 - 1996

    Jordan Christopher (1940 - 1996)

    Born in Youngstown, Ohio, to Macedonian immigrants Eli and Dorothy Zankoff, he moved at an early age to Akron, where his father ran a downtown bar. Christopher became interested in singing with the rise of rock & roll, spending much of his time at the music clubs in Akron’s black section. He formed a doo-wop group […]

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  • Richard Zanuck

    1934 - 2012

    Richard Zanuck (1934 - 2012)

    Richard Zanuck married three times. On January 14, 1958, he married Lili Charlene Gentle (b. March 4, 1940), an actress from Birmingham, Alabama, and second cousin of Tallulah Bankhead. The marriage, which produced two daughters, Virginia and Janet, was dissolved in 1968. On October 26, 1969, Zanuck and his protégé, actress Linda Harrison, together with […]

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  • Virginia Fox

    1902 - 1982

    Virginia Fox (1902 - 1982)

    Virginia Fox Zanuck (April 2, 1902 – October 14, 1982) was an American actress who starred in many silent films of the 1910s and 1920s. Virginia Fox was born in Wheeling, West Virginia (though her grave erroneously lists Charleston, W.Va. as her place of birth), the daughter of Marie (née Oglseby) and Frederick Fox. While on vacation […]

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  • Marco Zanuso

    1916 - 2001

    Marco Zanuso (1916 - 2001)

    Marco Zanuso was born in Milano (Italy) May 14, 1916. He was one of a group of Italian designers from Milan shaping the international idea of “good design” in the postwar years. Trained in architecture at the Politecnico di Milano university, he opened his own design office in 1945. From the beginning of his career, […]

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  • Dane Clark

    1912 - 1998

    Dane Clark (1912 - 1998)

    Clark was born Bernard Zanville in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jewish immigrants, Samuel, a sporting goods store owner, and his wife, Rose. The date of birth is a matter of dispute, amongst different sources. He graduated from Cornell University and earned a law degree at St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, […]

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  • Carmen Zapata

    1927 - 2014

    Carmen Zapata (1927 - 2014)

    Carmen Margarita Zapata (July 15, 1927 – January 5, 2014) was an American actress. Zapata was born in New York City to a Mexican father and an Argentine mother.  Zapata made her Broadway debut in the chorus of Oklahoma! in 1946. She appeared in over one hundred movies and shows, including Batman: The Animated Series, […]

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  • Jaime Zapata

    1978 - 2011

    Jaime Zapata (1978 - 2011)

    Jaime Zapata was born in Brownsville, Texas, United States, a border city directly north across Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was one of five brothers, all in the field of criminal justice. Zapata attended Homer Hanna High School, and later graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville in 2005, where he attained a degree in […]

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