• James Francis Abbott

    1872 - 1954

    James Francis Abbott (1872 - 1954)

    Actor. He appeared in the theatre and in motion pictures during the “Silent Screen Era”.  Family links:  Spouse:  Ollivan C. Abbott (1885 – 1961)* *Calculated relationship Inscription:OUR BELOVED BUNNY

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  • Gypsy Abbott

    1896 - 1952

    Gypsy Abbott (1896 - 1952)

    Actress. She appeared in motion pictures during the “Silent Screen Era”, and was married for a time to film director Henry King. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Henry King (1886 – 1982) Inscription:Wife, MotherAlways in Our Hearts

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  • Steve Abbott

    1943 - 1992

    Steve Abbott (1943 - 1992)

    Author. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he studied in his city of birth and began his career as writer. He is remembered for his books “Mermaid Dreams”, “Wrecked Hearts”, “The Lives of the Poets”, “Holy Terror” and “The Lizard Club”.  Family links:  Spouse:  Barbara Louise Binder Abbott (1946 – 1973)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Grace Abbott

    1878 - 1939

    Grace Abbott (1878 - 1939)

    Social Reformer.  She is remembered, along with her older sister, Edith Abbott, as a voice in improving the rights of immigrants and advancing child welfare in the US.  She also pioneered the process of incorporating sociological data pertaining to child labor, juvenile delinquency, dependency, and statistics into the lawmaking process.  The daughter of the first […]

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  • Berenice Abbott

    1898 - 1991

    Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

    Photographer. She is best known for her black-and-white photography of New York City, New York architecture and urban design of the 1930s. She attended the Ohio State University, but dropped out in early 1918. In late 1918 she moved with friends from Ohio to Greenwich Village in New York. She pursued journalism, but soon became […]

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  • Frank Abbundando

    1910 - 1942

    Frank Abbundando (1910 - 1942)

    Frank Abbundando Organized Crime Figure. Known as “The Dasher”, he was a member of a murder-for-hire gang made up of Jewish and Italian street gangsters working out of Brooklyn, New York City, New York during the 1930s. This gang, who came to be known in the news media as “Murder Inc.”, carried out gangland murders […]

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  • Mamdouh Abdel-Alim

    1956 - 2016

    Mamdouh Abdel-Alim (1956 - 2016)

    Actor. He was a prominent actor in both cinema and television where he became one of the most popular faces for Egyptian households. He got his start in the acting profession, acting in both radio shows and children’s television programs.  He would get his first break by being cast in the television series “El-ganna Wal-Azraa”. […]

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  • Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez

    1990 - 2015

    Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez (1990 - 2015)

    On July 16, 2015, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He first committed a drive-by shooting at a recruiting center, then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center and continued firing, where he was killed by police in a gunfight. Four Marines died on the spot. A Navy sailor, […]

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  • Aleksandr Abdulov

    1953 - 2008

    Aleksandr Abdulov (1953 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Tobolsk, Russia, he made his 1974 motion picture debut in “About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force.” In 1975 he was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov, and became a celebrity after appearing in “The Ordinary Miracle.” During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and one of […]

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  • Aleksandr Abdulov

    1953 - 2008

    Aleksandr Abdulov (1953 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Tobolsk, Russia, he made his 1974 motion picture debut in “About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force.” In 1975 he was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov, and became a celebrity after appearing in “The Ordinary Miracle.” During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and one of […]

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  • Aleksandr Abdulov

    1953 - 2008

    Aleksandr Abdulov (1953 - 2008)

    Actor. Born in Tobolsk, Russia, he made his 1974 motion picture debut in “About Vitya, about Masha and the Sea Force.” In 1975 he was hired by Lenkom Theater director Mark Zakharov, and became a celebrity after appearing in “The Ordinary Miracle.” During the early 1980s he was considered a sex symbol and one of […]

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  • Shigetaka Abe

    1970 - 1970

    Shigetaka Abe (1970 - 1970)

    Educator, Author. A native of Niigata, he began teaching at the University of Tokyo in 1934, at which time he introduced American educational methods to Japan. In his 1937 work “Kyoiku kaikaku-ron(Educational Reform),” he extended a proposal of his educational reforms to the Japanese educational system. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett)

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  • Inga Abel

    1946 - 2000

    Inga Abel (1946 - 2000)

    Actress. A figure on television and in the theatre in Germany, she is best known as a member of the cast of Germany’s most popular soap opera “Lindenstrasse”. 

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  • Clarence John “Taffy” Abel

    1900 - 1964

    Clarence John “Taffy” Abel (1900 - 1964)

    Clarence John “Taffy” Abel (May 28, 1900 – August 1, 1964) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a member of two Stanley Cup championship teams. He was the first United States-born player to become a NHL regular. He is a member of the United States Hockey Hall […]

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  • Sid Abel

    1918 - 2000

    Sid Abel (1918 - 2000)

    Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, “Old Bootnose”, as he was known, was the third member of the Red Wings’ celebrated “Production line” along with Hockey Hall of Fame teammates Gordie Howe and Ted Lindsay. Abel won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1949. Abel was traded from the Red Wings to the Black Hawks in […]

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  • Frederick Augustus Abel

    1827 - 1902

    Frederick Augustus Abel (1827 - 1902)

    Born in London, Abel studied chemistry at the Royal Polytechnic Institution and in 1845 became one of the original 26 students of A. W. von Hofmann at the Royal College of Chemistry. In 1852 he was appointed lecturer in chemistry at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, succeeding Michael Faraday, who had held that post since […]

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  • Niels Henrik Abel

    1802 - 1829

    Niels Henrik Abel (1802 - 1829)

    Niels Henrik Abel was born in Nedstrand, Norway, as the second child of Søren Georg Abel and Anne Marie Simonsen. When he was born, the family was living at a rectory on Finnøy. Much suggests that Niels Henrik was born in the neighboring parish, as his parents were guests of the bailiff in Nedstrand in […]

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  • Walter Abel

    1898 - 1987

    Walter Abel (1898 - 1987)

    Walter Abel (June 6, 1898 – March 26, 1987) was an American stage and film character actor. Known as a prolific and very dependable character actor, Abel appeared in over 200 films, beginning in the silent film era. Often portraying characters of “responsibility,” (the minister keeping morale up in a war zone in “So Proudly […]

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  • David Abel

    1883 - 1973

    David Abel (1883 - 1973)

    Motion Picture Cinematographer.  Born in Amsterdam, Netherlands of Russian parents,  he came to the United States as a child and worked as a portrait photographer before entering films with the Flying A studio in 1913.  A solid craftsman,  he was considered particularly good with complex action scenes.  At RKO Radio studios during the 1930s,  Abel […]

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  • Inga Abel

    1946 - 2000

    Inga Abel (1946 - 2000)

    Actress. A figure on television and in the theatre in Germany, she is best known as a member of the cast of Germany’s most popular soap opera “Lindenstrasse”.

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  • John Abel

    1970 - 1970

    John Abel (1970 - 1970)

    Architect. He rose to prominence in 17th Century England, and served as King’s Carpenter to English monarch King Charles I. John Abel was born in Sarnesfield, Herefordshire. He was a Catholic recusant, along with his wife Johanna. John married twice, but there is no record of his second wife except on his table tomb in […]

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  • Rudolf Ivanovich Abel

    1903 - 1971

    Rudolf Ivanovich Abel (1903 - 1971)

    Soviet Union Intelligence Officer. He was a Russian Cold War spy who had been captured by the United States while engaged in espionage. Born Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher in England to revolutionary parents who fled Czarist Russia, he served in the Russian Army during World War II, engaging in clandestine operations behind Nazi German lines. Trained […]

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  • Arunah Shepherdson Abell

    1806 - 1888

    Arunah Shepherdson Abell (1806 - 1888)

    Journalist, Newspaper Publisher. Born and raised in Rhode Island, he founded the “Baltimore Sun” newspaper as a penny paper in 1837.  Throughout the 19th century, Baltimore, Maryland had a number of newspapers, many of them were overtly partisan, such as the pro-Republican “Baltimore American”. Arunah’s “Sun”, however, despite its origins as a penny paper, had, […]

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  • William H. Abendroth

    1895 - 1970

    William H. Abendroth (1895 - 1970)

    William Henry Abendroth, Jr., nicknamed Harry, was the son of a career soldier who served in the American Indian Wars and the Spanish-American War before retiring as a First Sergeant and becoming an instructor in military studies at the University of Idaho. The younger Abendroth was born in Fort Meade, South Dakota, on December 24, […]

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  • Albert Julius “Lefty” Aber

    1927 - 1993

    Albert Julius “Lefty” Aber (1927 - 1993)

    Albert Julius Aber (July 31, 1927 – May 20, 1993), nicknamed Lefty, was a left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher who played six years in the Major Leagues with the Cleveland Indians (1950, 1953), Detroit Tigers (1953–1957), and Kansas City Athletics (1957). Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Aber was signed as an amateur free agent by the […]

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  • Ian Abercrombie

    1934 - 2012

    Ian Abercrombie (1934 - 2012)

    Actor. A veteran British stage and screen performer, he is best remembered as Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ eccentric boss Justin Pitt in the 1990s television sitcom “Seinfeld”. Although his character was seen in only seven episodes, the actor acknowledged those appearances “changed my life”. Abercrombie began his theatrical career during World War II. He moved to the […]

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  • John Joseph Abercrombie

    1798 - 1877

    John Joseph Abercrombie (1798 - 1877)

    Abercrombie was born and baptized in Baltimore, Maryland, although some accounts suggest he was a native of Tennessee. The son of John Joseph Abercrombie, Sr. and Sarah DeNormandie, their family was living in Nashville, Tennessee when the younger John entered the United States Military Academy in 1818. Graduating 37th of 40 from the United States […]

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  • John Abercrombie

    1944 - 2017

    John Abercrombie (1944 - 2017)

    John Abercrombie graduated from Berklee in 1967 and briefly attended North Texas State University before moving to New York in 1969. He quickly became one of the “most in-demand session players,” recording with Gil Evans in 1974, Gato Barbieri in 1971, and Barry Miles in 1972 among others. In 1969, he joined Dreams, one of […]

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  • Theodore Wade “Ted” Abernathy

    1933 - 2004

    Theodore Wade “Ted” Abernathy (1933 - 2004)

    Ted Wade Abernathy (March 6, 1933 – December 16, 2004) was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He batted and threw right-handed. Abernathy appeared in 681 games and picked up 148 saves during a 14–season career between 1955 and 1972, playing for the Washington Senators (1955–57, 1960), Cleveland Indians (1963–64), Chicago Cubs (1965–66, 1969–70), Atlanta […]

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  • John Abineri

    1928 - 2000

    John Abineri (1928 - 2000)

    Born in London, he attended the Old Vic drama school and described himself as “Well educated from the age of five to eighteen”. He spoke a number of languages (including German, Russian and French) fluently, which led to him being cast as a number of different nationalities. His extensive television performances included a regular role […]

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