• Edna Best

    1900 - 1974

    Edna Best (1900 - 1974)

    Edna Best (3 March 1900 – 18 September 1974) was a British actress. Born in Hove, Sussex, England, she was educated in Brighton and later studied dramatic acting under Miss Kate Rorke who was the first Professor of Drama at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. Best was known on the London stage […]

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  • Edna Ferber

    1885 - 1968

    Edna Ferber (1885 - 1968)

    Edna Ferber was born August 15, 1885, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to a Hungarian-born Jewish storekeeper, Jacob Charles Ferber, and his Milwaukee, Wisconsin-born wife, Julia (Neumann) Ferber. After living in Chicago, Illinois, and Ottumwa, Iowa, at the age of 12 Ferber and her family moved to Appleton, Wisconsin, where she graduated from high school and briefly […]

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  • Edna Flugrath

    1892 - 1966

    Edna Flugrath (1892 - 1966)

    Edna Flugrath was the first born of Emil and Mary (née Dubois) Flugrath. Her father, a printer by trade, was the son of Polish-German immigrants and had at one time been considered a talented amateur athlete. Mary Dubois was born in New York. Some years later when their daughters were working on films, the Flugraths […]

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  • Edna Gellhorn

    1878 - 1970

    Edna Gellhorn (1878 - 1970)

    Edna Fischel Gellhorn (December 18, 1878 – September 24, 1970) was an American suffragist and reformer, born in St. Louis.  She attended the Mary Institute and Bryn Mawr College, and was the student president at each, as well as an elected trustee of Bryn Mawr. She graduated from Bryn Mawr in 1900.  She was an […]

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  • Edna Hannam Marion Naisbitt

    1906 - 1957

    Edna Hannam Marion Naisbitt (1906 - 1957)

    Actress. A petite blonde beauty who was very vivacious and who appeared in many silent Hal Roach comedies. She had a pivotal role in a few of Laural & Hardy’s earliest films before leaving Roach’s studio in 1928.

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  • Edna Mae Cooper

    1900 - 1986

    Edna Mae Cooper (1900 - 1986)

    Actress. Appeared in motion pictures of the 1910s and 1920s. Left her film career behind at the advent of the talkies, but returned for one more movie, “The Ten Commandments, in 1956. Married to director/writer/cinematographer Karl Brown. Her grave has no marker. (bio by: A.J. Marik)

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  • Edna May

    1878 - 1948

    Edna May (1878 - 1948)

    Actress and singer. She played ‘Little Willie Allen’ in a production of “Dora” when she was only 5 years old, and by the age of 7 she had joined a children’s opera company and performed Gilbert and Sullivan productions in Syracuse, N.Y. The following years she played a number of roles in the U.S.A. and […]

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  • Edna May Oliver

    1883 - 1942

    Edna May Oliver (1883 - 1942)

    Actress.  Born Edna May Nutter at Boston, Mass., she was one of the most recognizable character actresses of the 1930s.  Early in life she had musical aspirations and planned to study in Italy, however, family and financial difficulties led her to the Boston stage in 1911.  Between acting jobs she found work as a dressmaker […]

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  • Edna Morris

    1906 - 1972

    Edna Morris (1906 - 1972)

    British Actress. She was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Film and television credits include “Z Cars,” “Cluff,” “Public Eye,” “Crossroads,” “Thorndyke,” “Dixon of Dock Green,” “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning,” “Sons and Lovers,” and “The Flying Doctor.” (bio by: Genet)

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  • Edna Oliver

    1883 - 1942

    Edna Oliver (1883 - 1942)

    Born Edna May Nutter in Malden, Massachusetts, the daughter of Ida May and Charles Edward Nutter, Oliver was a descendant of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States. She quit school at age fourteen in order to pursue a career on stage and achieved her first success in 1917 on Broadway in […]

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  • Edna Payne

    1891 - 1953

    Edna Payne (1891 - 1953)

    Actress. Petite, blue-eyed and brown-haired, Edna was born “in the trunk,” the daughter of stage actors. She began her career as a child in vaudeville, making her movie debut in 1911, Edna played the lead in one and two reel dramas, later playing the lead in two and three reel westerns. She was married to […]

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  • Edna Phillips

    1878 - 1952

    Edna Phillips (1878 - 1952)

    Actress. Born in Canada, her acting career was confined mostly to the stage, with the exception of the Hollywood films “The Man They Couldn’t Hang” (1912), “Ruggles of Red Gap” (1918), “A Pair of Sixes” (1918),  “It’s a Bear” (1919),  “A Regular Fellow” (1919),  and “Nothing But the Truth” (1920).  Phillips was the wife of […]

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  • Edna Purviance

    1895 - 1958

    Edna Purviance (1895 - 1958)

    Edna Purviance was born in Paradise Valley, Nevada, to Louis and Madison Gates Purviance. When she was three, the family moved to Lovelock, Nevada, where they assumed ownership of a hotel. Her parents divorced in 1902, and her mother later married Robert Nurnberger, a German plumber. Growing up, Purviance was a talented pianist. She left Lovelock […]

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  • Edna Skinner

    1921 - 2003

    Edna Skinner (1921 - 2003)

    Actress. She is best remembered for her television roles as, ‘Maggie’ on “Topper” from 1954 to 1955, and ‘Kay Addison’ on “Mister Ed” from 1961 to 1963. She also appeared in the films, “The Kissing Bandit” (1948), “Easy To Love” (1953), “The Long, Long, Trailer” (1954), “The Second Greatest Sex” (1955), “Friendly Persuasion” (1956), and […]

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  • Edna Thomas

    1885 - 1974

    Edna Thomas (1885 - 1974)

    Actress. On Broadway, she appeared in the original productions of “Lulu Belle” (1926), “Porgy” (1929), “Run, Little Chillun” (1933), and “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1947-film also, 1957). (bio by: Ginny M)

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  • Edoardo Chiossone

    1833 - 1898

    Edoardo Chiossone (1833 - 1898)

    Artist and engraver. Originally from Genoa, Italy, Chiossone traveled to Japan in 1875 and was one of several foreigners imported to share his knowledge of engraving and manufacturing techniques. The manufacturing system for stamps at the currency office was changed completely by the hiring of Chiossone and his colleagues. In the hand-engraved plate system that […]

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  • Edouard “Eddie” Auger

    1970 - 1973

    Edouard “Eddie” Auger (1970 - 1973)

    Professional Wrestler. A native of Montreal, Auger made his wrestling debut in the mid-1940s with stage name of Pierre Lasalle. Eventually dropping his stage name in favor of competing under his real name, he quickly became popular with the Quebec fans and would go on to be the first French-Canadian wrestler to go on a […]

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  • Édouard Bourdet

    1887 - 1945

    Édouard Bourdet (1887 - 1945)

    Author. Principle works include “Le Rubicon” (1910), “L’Homme enchaîné” (1923; “The Man Enchained”), “La Prisonnière” (1926; “The Captive”), “Vient de paraître” (1928; “Just Appeared”), “Le Sexe faible” (1931; “The Weaker Sex”), “Les Temps difficiles” (1934; “The Difficult Times”), “Hyménée” (1941; “Hymen”) and “Père” (1943; “Father”). Bourdet also served as director of the Comédie Français from […]

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  • Edsel Bryant Ford

    1893 - 1943

    Edsel Bryant Ford (1893 - 1943)

    Ford Motor Company President. The only child of Henry Ford I and Clara Bryant, he married Eleanor Lowthian Clay in 1916. A designer and executive, he was the first secretary of the Ford Motor Company, becoming its president in 1921 and serving until 1943. He developed the collections of decorative arts and Americana at the […]

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  • Eduard Bagritsky

    1895 - 1934

    Eduard Bagritsky (1895 - 1934)

    Poet.  One of the few Soviet authors to write in the late  romantic tradition.  He celebrated post-revolutionary life in the USSR with an exuberant yet unsentimental lyricism.  His long narrative poem “The Lay of Opanas” (1926),  written in the style of a Ukrainian folk epic and set during the Russian Civil War,  is considered his […]

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  • Eduard von Bauernfeld

    1802 - 1890

    Eduard von Bauernfeld (1802 - 1890)

    Playwright.  He helped broaden the scope of 19th Century German-language theatre.  His farces and comedies of manners offered thinly-veiled social and political satires of his era,  written in an offhand,  almost flippant style to get around the censors.  The most popular included “The Dear Protocol” (1831),  “The Confessions” (1834),  “The Middle Class and the Romantics” […]

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  • Eduardo Blanco Amor

    1897 - 1979

    Eduardo Blanco Amor (1897 - 1979)

    Author. Born in Orense, Spain, he lived in Argentina between 1919 and 1965.  He wrote “Poema en Catro Tempos” (1931), “A Esmorga” (1959), “Os Biosbardos” (1962), “Xente Ao Lonxe” (1972), and the plays “Farsas Para Títeres” (1973) and “Teatro pra a Xente” (1975).

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  • Eduardo Calvo

    1896 - 1959

    Eduardo Calvo (1896 - 1959)

    Famed writer. He wrote many tangos such as “Arrabalero” and “Bésame an la Boca.” (bio by: 380W)

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  • Eduardo Cansino

    1895 - 1968

    Eduardo Cansino (1895 - 1968)

    Actor, Choreographer. Father of legendary actress Rita Hayworth. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Spouse:  Volga Hayworth Cansino (1897 – 1945)*  Children:  Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987)*  Eduardo Cansino (1919 – 1974)*  Vernon Cansino (1922 – 1974)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Eduardo Cansino, Jr

    1919 - 1974

    Eduardo Cansino, Jr (1919 - 1974)

    Actor. Younger brother of actress Rita Hayworth. Acted in a small number of movies during the 1950s. He is buried next to his actor brother, Vernon Cansino. (bio by: A.J. Marik)  Family links:  Parents:  Eduardo Cansino (1895 – 1968)  Volga Hayworth Cansino (1897 – 1945)  Siblings:  Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987)*  Eduardo Cansino (1919 – […]

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  • Eduardo Castro Luque

    1963 - 2012

    Eduardo Castro Luque (1963 - 2012)

    Eduardo Castro Luque was born on 12 December 1963 in the Mexican northern city of Ciudad Obregón, Sonora. He was married to Rossana Coboj and had one boy named Eduardo. He held a bachelor’s degree in Business administration from the Sonora Institute of Technology. The 48-year-old politician had never held a political office before he was […]

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  • Eduardo Chillida

    1924 - 2002

    Eduardo Chillida (1924 - 2002)

    Acclaimed and international award-winning Spanish sculptor. His monumental public pieces in iron, steel, wood or alabaster, are famous around the world. Among them: “Torso,” “Metamorfosis,””Abesti Gogora,” “Euzkadi,” “Monumento a la Tolerancia,” “Elogio de la Luz,” “El Peine del Viento,” “Yunque de Sueños,” and “Monumento a Fleming.” (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni)

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  • Eduardo Ciannelli

    1889 - 1969

    Eduardo Ciannelli (1889 - 1969)

    Italian Actor. He is remembered for his films of adventures and horror. Among his films: “Reunion in Vienna” (1933), “Gunga Din” (1939), “Strange Cargo” (1940), “Mummy’s Hand” (1940), “Mysterious Doctor Satan” (1940), “I Was a Prisoner on Devil’s Island” (1941), “The Mask of Dimitrios” (1944), “The Lost Moment” (1947), “Vulcano” (1950), “Sul Ponte Dei Sospiri” […]

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  • Eduardo De Filippo

    1900 - 1984

    Eduardo De Filippo (1900 - 1984)

    Actor and playwright. Fondly remembered in films such as: “Three Girls from Rome,” “Side Street Story” and “The Gold of Naples,” with Silvana Mangano and Totò. He also wrote and collaborated on films with such directors as Vittorio De Sica. (bio by: MC)

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  • Edvard Eriksen

    1876 - 1959

    Edvard Eriksen (1876 - 1959)

    Artist. One of Denmark’s most prominent sculptors. His most famous work is “The Little Mermaid” statue that sits in the harbor at Langelinie in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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