• Ron Zappe

    1943 - 2010

    Ron Zappe (1943 - 2010)

    Entrepreneur. A native of Texas, he was running an oilfield service company when he went bankrupt in the oil bust of the early 1980s. In 1985, he decided to start a new venture as founder and president of Zapp’s Gourmet Potato Chip Company in Gramercy, Louisiana. His product line,  which included “Zapp’s Tiger Tators”, “Natural […]

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  • Ambrós “Miguel” Ambrosio Zaragoza

    1912 - 1992

    Ambrós “Miguel” Ambrosio Zaragoza (1912 - 1992)

    Illustrator. He was born in Albuixech, Valencia. He is fondly remembered for all a generation of childrens for his character “El Capitán Trueno,” created along with the writer Víctor Mora. He also illustrated the comics “El Caballero Fantasma” and “El Corsario de Hierro.” In 1989, he was awarded with the prestigious Saló del Comic de […]

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  • Michael Zaslow

    1942 - 1998

    Michael Zaslow (1942 - 1998)

    Actor. He is best remembered for his roles on television soap operas. Among his many roles are as, ‘Jonathan Hadary’ on “King’s Crossing” in 1982, ‘Dick Hart’ on “Search For Tomorrow” from 1970 to 1971, ‘Dr. Peter ‘Pete’ Chernak’ on “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” in 1970, ‘David Renaldi’ on “One Life To Live” […]

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  • Michael Zaslow

    1944 - 1998

    Michael Zaslow (1944 - 1998)

    Zaslow was born in Inglewood, California. He played Dick Hart on the CBS soap opera Search for Tomorrow and Dr. Peter Chernak on Love Is a Many Splendored Thing. He also played David Renaldi on ABC’s One Life to Live from 1983 to 1986, and in 1998. Zaslow was also a writer for the NBC […]

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  • Emil Zátopek

    1922 - 2000

    Emil Zátopek (1922 - 2000)

    Emil Zátopek was the sixth child in a modest family. Aged 16, he began working in a Bata shoe factory in Zlín. Zátopek says that “One day, the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak […]

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  • John Zawahri

    1989 - 2013

    John Zawahri (1989 - 2013)

    After setting fire to the house, John Zawahri, armed with an AR-15-type semiautomatic rifle, which he put together himself from legally purchased components, some of which required machining with a mill. He stopped a woman driving a Mazda hatchback, holding her at gunpoint. A passing female driver tried to intervene and was shot and wounded […]

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  • Regina Zdanaviciute

    1925 - 2015

    Regina Zdanaviciute (1925 - 2015)

    Lithuanian Actress. Zdanaviciute was a well-known actress in both the theater and film for many years. She graduated from the Juozas Miltinis Theatre Studio in 1943 and went directly to acting on the stage, appearing in over 120 productions throughout her career.  Zdanaviciute also appeared in numerous films during her career, such as “Niekas nenorejo […]

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  • Rosel Zech

    1942 - 2011

    Rosel Zech (1942 - 2011)

    Actress. A longtime star of the German stage and screen she shall probably remembered for her lead role in 1982’s “Veronika Voss”. Raised in Hoya she broke into show business in 1962 at Landshut’s South Bavarian City Theatre then over the next years was to refine her craft in the increasingly important venues of such […]

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  • Rosel Zech

    1942 - 2011

    Rosel Zech (1942 - 2011)

    Actress. A longtime star of the German stage and screen she shall probably remembered for her lead role in 1982’s “Veronika Voss”. Raised in Hoya she broke into show business in 1962 at Landshut’s South Bavarian City Theatre then over the next years was to refine her craft in the increasingly important venues of such […]

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  • Leatrice Joy

    1893 - 1985

    Leatrice Joy (1893 - 1985)

    Leatrice Johanna Zeidler was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to dentist Edward Joseph Zeidler, who was of Austrian and French descent, and Mary Joy Crimens Zeidler, who was of German and Irish descent. She had a brother, Billy, who later worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Leatrice Joy attended New Orleans Convent of the Sacred Heart but left when […]

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  • Erich Zeisl

    1905 - 1959

    Erich Zeisl (1905 - 1959)

    Born to a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, Erich Zeisl was the son of Kamilla (Feitler) and Siegmund Zeisl. His musical precocity enabled him to gain a place at the Vienna State Academy (against the wishes of his family) when he was 14, at which age his first song was published. While there, he […]

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  • Carl Zeiss

    1816 - 1888

    Carl Zeiss (1816 - 1888)

    German industrialist. Raised in Weimar, Germany, he gained worldwide attention as a notable lens maker and manufacturer of fine optical instruments. His lenses were high-quality and had a very large opening that allowed for very bright images. In 1846, Zeiss opened a workshop in Jena that at first only made lenses for microscopes, but later […]

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  • Walter Philip Zeller

    1890 - 1957

    Walter Philip Zeller (1890 - 1957)

    Businessman. A native of Waterloo County, near the city of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, he was the founder of the Zellers chain of thrift stores. Founded in 1931 as a ‘thrift store’, it was originally called Zeller’s and then renamed Zellers to make it more bilingually appropriate. The company was concentrated in the area of Southern […]

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  • Eleanor Audley

    1905 - 1991

    Eleanor Audley (1905 - 1991)

    Eleanor Audley Beginning as a radio actress, she worked extensively in the 1940s and 50s in Hollywood on such shows as Escape, Suspense and the radio versions of My Favorite Husband (as mother-in-law Mrs. Cooper), The Story of Dr. Kildare (as receptionist Molly Byrd), and Father Knows Best (as one of the Anderson family’s neighbors). […]

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  • Lilyan Chauvin

    1925 - 2008

    Lilyan Chauvin (1925 - 2008)

    Chauvin began her career working in broadcasting in France. Her mother was French and her father was Italian. While under contract to a French radio station she had her heart set on becoming a lawyer; however her earnings soon exceeded that of her parents and she gave serious consideration to making show business her way […]

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  • Meles Zenawi

    1955 - 2012

    Meles Zenawi (1955 - 2012)

    Meles was born in Adwa, Tigray, in northern Ethiopia, to an Ethiopian father Zenawi Asres from Adwa and Alemash Guebreluel from Adi Quala, Eritrea. He was the third of six children in the family. His first name at birth was “Legesse” (thus Legesse Zenawi, Ge’ez: ለገሰ ዜናዊ legesse zēnāwī). However, he eventually became better known […]

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  • Si Zentner

    1917 - 2000

    Si Zentner (1917 - 2000)

    Simon Hugh “Si” Zentner (June 13, 1917 in New York City – January 31, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American trombonist and jazz big-band leader. Si Zentner played violin from age four and picked up trombone a few years later. As a teenager, he was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Philharmonic Scholarship. He attended college […]

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  • Mai Zetterling

    1925 - 1994

    Mai Zetterling (1925 - 1994)

    Actress. Born in Sweden, she moved to London, England to pursue her career in film career. After an impoverished childhood and training at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm, Sweden. She starred in films like Frenzy in 1944 and came to England to play Frieda in 1947. Her film credits include, “Portrait from Life” in […]

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  • Mai Elisabeth Zetterling

    1925 - 1994

    Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (1925 - 1994)

    Actress. Born in Sweden, she moved to London, England to pursue her career in film career. After an impoverished childhood and training at the Royal Dramatic Theatre School, Stockholm, Sweden. She starred in films like Frenzy in 1944 and came to England to play Frieda in 1947. Her film credits include, “Portrait from Life” in […]

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  • Monica Zetterlund

    1937 - 2005

    Monica Zetterlund (1937 - 2005)

    Jazz singer, actress, comedienne. One of Sweden’s most acclaimed jazz singers with international recognition. In 1964 she teamed with Bill Evans making the record “Waltz for Debby,” considered one of her best recordings. She also performed with Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Thad Jones and Zoot Sims, and the Swedish jazz musician Arne Domnerus, among others. One […]

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  • Monica Zetterlund

    1937 - 2005

    Monica Zetterlund (1937 - 2005)

    Jazz singer, actress, comedienne. One of Sweden’s most acclaimed jazz singers with international recognition. In 1964 she teamed with Bill Evans making the record “Waltz for Debby,” considered one of her best recordings. She also performed with Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Thad Jones and Zoot Sims, and the Swedish jazz musician Arne Domnerus, among others. One […]

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  • Georgi Zhzhyonov

    1915 - 2005

    Georgi Zhzhyonov (1915 - 2005)

    Actor. An enormously popular character star of late Soviet era stage and screen. Western critics called him “The Russian Bogart” for his tough-guy demeanor. In an outlandish twist of fate, he spent 17 years in prison and exile on false charges of being a spy, only to later win fame and official honor for playing […]

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  • Karen Black

    1939 - 2013

    Karen Black (1939 - 2013)

    Karen Black Actress. She is best remembered for her appearances in the notable films “Easy Rider” (1969), “Five Easy Pieces” (1970), “The Great Gatsby” (1974). “Rhinoceros” (1974), “Airport 1975” (1974), “The Day of the Locust” (1975), “Nashville” (1975), and Alfred Hitchcock’s final film, “Family Plot’ (1976). Born Karen Blanche Ziegler, her mother wrote children’s novels […]

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  • Nancy Zieman

    1953 - 2017

    Nancy Zieman (1953 - 2017)

    Nancy Zieman’s face was partially paralyzed due to Bell’s palsy. She acquired it due to an ear infection when she was a toddler.  Zieman was always open about her condition; she wrote about it, was interviewed by journalists, and hosted a segment on her television show with medical professionals. She jokingly referred to herself as […]

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  • Cynthia Lynn

    1936 - 2014

    Cynthia Lynn (1936 - 2014)

    Cynthia Lynn (born Zinta Valda Ziemelis; April 2, 1936 – March 10, 2014) was a Latvian-born American actress. Cynthia Lynn was born in Latvia as Zinta Valda Ziemelis. She and her mother fled in 1944, eventually arriving in the United States in 1950. Cynthia Lynn is best known as “Fraulein Helga” in Hogan’s Heroes during the first […]

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  • Marjorie Zier

    1909 - 1952

    Marjorie Zier (1909 - 1952)

    Actress. Also known as Jerry Zier, she was most noted for appearing in early western talkies. Her credits included “Cactus Trails” (1927), “A Racing Romeo” (1927), “Phantom Of The Range” (1928) and “Dynamite” (1929). 

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  • Marjorie Zier

    1909 - 1952

    Marjorie Zier (1909 - 1952)

    Actress. Also known as Jerry Zier, she was most noted for appearing in early western talkies. Her credits included “Cactus Trails” (1927), “A Racing Romeo” (1927), “Phantom Of The Range” (1928) and “Dynamite” (1929). (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)  Family links:  Spouse:  Michael John Patrick Cudahy (1907 – 1947)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Zig Ziglar

    1926 - 2012

    Zig Ziglar (1926 - 2012)

    Zig Ziglar was born in Coffee County in southeastern Alabama to John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar. He was the tenth of twelve children.  In 1931, when Ziglar was five years old, his father took a management position at a Mississippi farm, and his family moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, where he spent most […]

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  • Wolfgang Zilzer

    1901 - 1991

    Wolfgang Zilzer (1901 - 1991)

    Character Actor. He was born in USA of german parents. He is remembered as the man with expired papers who was murdered in the first scene of the classic film “Casablanca.” He and his girlfriend Lotte Palfi (the woman who try to sell her jewels) were the true lovers of “Casablanca”, because after the release […]

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  • Valentina Zimina

    1899 - 1928

    Valentina Zimina (1899 - 1928)

    Actress. Born in Russia, during the Russian Civil War she escaped the country and came to Hollywood in 1923. She became a popular figure of the silent film era romantic melodramas making her debut in “A Son Of His Father” (1925). Her other credits included “Rose Of The Tenements” (1926), “La Boheme” (1926), “The Woman […]

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