• Harve Bennett

    1930 - 2015

    Harve Bennett (1930 - 2015)

    Harve Bennett was born to a Jewish family in Chicago, Illinois in 1930, the son of Kathryn (née Susman), a journalist, and Yale Fishman, a lawyer. As a young boy, Bennett appeared on the radio program Quiz Kids, which introduced him to show business. By the time Bennett had reached college age, the radio business—aside […]

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  • Harvey Atkin

    1942 - 2017

    Harvey Atkin (1942 - 2017)

    Harvey Atkin was born in 1942 in Toronto, Ontario to parents of Russian-Jewish descent. He developed his interest in acting during high school. After school, he initially worked at his father’s construction company. He then became a real estate agent, eventually transitioning to acting in commercials. Atkin played Morty Melnick in the comedy film Meatballs (1979), […]

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  • Harvey Brown

    1795 - 1874

    Harvey Brown (1795 - 1874)

    Harvey Brown was born in Bridgetown (part of present-day Rahway, New Jersey). He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York on July 24, 1818, as a second lieutenant of light artillery. He spent the first years of his military career on garrison duty in Boston, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut […]

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  • Harvey Fruehauf

    1893 - 1968

    Harvey Fruehauf (1893 - 1968)

    Businessman. Chairman of the Board for the Fruehauf Trailer Corporation. Son of founder August Fruehauf.  Family links:  Parents:  August Charles Fruehauf (1868 – 1930)  Spouse:  Angela Peck Fruehauf (1892 – 1980)*  Sibling:  Harvey Fruehauf (1893 – 1968)  Roy August Fruehauf (1908 – 1965)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Harvey Glatman

    1927 - 1959

    Harvey Glatman (1927 - 1959)

    Born in the Bronx to a Jewish family and raised in Colorado, Glatman exhibited antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age. At the age of 12, his parents noticed he had a red, swollen neck, and he described being in the bathtub, placing a rope around his neck, running it through the […]

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  • Harvey Korman

    1927 - 2008

    Harvey Korman (1927 - 2008)

    Korman, who was of Russian Jewish descent, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman, a salesman. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being discharged, he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. He was a member of the Peninsula Players summer […]

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  • Harvey Lembeck

    1923 - 1982

    Harvey Lembeck (1923 - 1982)

    Two weeks after graduation, Harvey Lembeck won the key role of Sam Insigna in Mister Roberts, which he played on Broadway for nearly three years, winning runner-up honors to James Whitmore as New York’s best new actor of 1948. Lembeck made three movies for 20th Century Fox, You’re in the Navy Now, Fourteen Hours, and The […]

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  • Harvey Milk

    1930 - 1978

    Harvey Milk (1930 - 1978)

    Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Despite being the most pro-LGBT politician in the United States at the time, politics and activism were not […]

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  • Harvey Pekar

    1939 - 2010

    Harvey Pekar (1939 - 2010)

    Harvey Pekar and his younger brother Allen were born in Cleveland, Ohio to Saul and Dora Pekar, immigrants from Białystok, Poland. Saul Pekar was a Talmudic scholar who owned a grocery store on Kinsman Avenue, with the family living above the store. While Pekar said he wasn’t close to his parents due to their dissimilar […]

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  • Harvey Reade Bullock

    1921 - 2006

    Harvey Reade Bullock (1921 - 2006)

    Television Screenwriter and Producer. He was a graduate of Duke University and a veteran of the United States Navy during the Second World War. He was one of the head writers for the “Andy Griffith Show” from 1960 to 1965. In addition to the Griffith show, he also was one of the top creative writers […]

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  • Harvey Ross Ball

    1921 - 2001

    Harvey Ross Ball (1921 - 2001)

    Originator of the “Smiley” face logo, an international icon. While working at State Mutual Life Assurance Co. in Worcester, MA, as a graphic artist, he created the Smiley in 1962 as part of a friendship campaign. He was paid $45, and never applied for a trademark or copyright. Also a World War II veteran, he […]

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  • Harvey S. Firestone, Jr

    1898 - 1973

    Harvey S. Firestone, Jr (1898 - 1973)

    Businessman. Son of the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Comoany, he served the company for half a century. As chief executive officer from 1946 until 1963, he saw Firestone’s sales doubled to $1.3 billion, with 121 plants and facilities in 29 countries. He was the author of “Man On The Move: The Story […]

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  • Harvey Samuel Firestone

    1868 - 1938

    Harvey Samuel Firestone (1868 - 1938)

    American industrialist and inventor, best known for his pioneering work in the development of pneumatic car and truck tires and as founder of the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. He was born Harvey Samuel Firestone in the small town of Columbiana, Ohio on December 20, 1868, the son of a prosperous farmer. Harvey Firestone had […]

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  • Harvy Korman

    1927 - 2008

    Harvy Korman (1927 - 2008)

    Korman, who was of Russian Jewish descent, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Ellen (née Blecher) and Cyril Raymond Korman, a salesman. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. After being discharged, he studied at the Goodman School of Drama. He was a member of the Peninsula Players summer […]

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  • Haskell Wexler

    1922 - 2015

    Haskell Wexler (1922 - 2015)

    Haskell Wexler was born to a Jewish family in Chicago in 1922. His parents were Simon and Lottie Wexler, whose children included Jerrold, Joyce (Isaacs) and Yale. He attended the progressive Francis Parker School, where he was best friends with Barney Rosset. After a year of college at the University of California, Berkeley and a tour […]

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  • Hastings Arthur Wise

    1954 - 2005

    Hastings Arthur Wise (1954 - 2005)

    Hastings Wise was an ex-convict who had served prison time for bank robbery and receipt of stolen goods before obtaining a technical degree and, eventually, finding employment at R.E. Phelon. He had no criminal convictions for the approximately fifteen years between his release from prison and the murders of 1997. According to his pastor, in […]

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  • Hattie Carnegie

    1880 - 1956

    Hattie Carnegie (1880 - 1956)

    Hattie Carnegie (15 March 1880 – 22 February 1956) was a fashion entrepreneur based in New York City from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Henrietta Kanengeiser. The second oldest of seven children, Hattie Carnegie’s father was an Austrian Jewish artist and tailor, thought to have introduced her to the […]

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  • Hattie Jacques

    1924 - 1980

    Hattie Jacques (1924 - 1980)

    British-born comic actress. Probably most famous for her role as ‘Matron’ in “Carry On Matron”(1972). She was married to comedy actor John Le Mesurier from 1949 to 1965, when they divorced. (bio by: Kieran Smith)  Family links:  Spouse:  John Le Mesurier (1912 – 1983)Cause of death: Heart Attack

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  • Hattie May

    1887 - 1969

    Hattie May (1887 - 1969)

    Wife of Gangster, John May.

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  • Hattie McDaniel

    1895 - 1952

    Hattie McDaniel (1895 - 1952)

    Hattie McDaniel was born June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, to former slaves. She was the youngest of 13 children. Her father, Henry McDaniel, fought in the Civil War with the 122nd USCT and her mother, Susan Holbert, was a singer of religious music. In 1900, the family moved to Colorado, living first in Fort […]

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  • Havank

    1904 - 1964

    Havank (1904 - 1964)

    Author, Journalist, Translator.  Havank was the pen-name of H.F. (Hans) van der Kallen, Dutch writer of some 30 very popular crime-novels and stories, featuring French police-officers Bruno Silvère and Charles C.M. Carlier, better known in Dutch as  de Schaduw‚‚ ( the Shadow) as principal characters. Furthermore he  translated some 45 novels, mainly of fellow crime […]

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  • Havis Olson Davenport

    1933 - 1975

    Havis Olson Davenport (1933 - 1975)

    Actress. She made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954) followed by “Scandal Incorporated” (1956) and “Casey Jones” (1957). She also appeared on the television series “The George Sanders Mystery Theater”, “The O. Henry Playhouse”, “The Adventures of Jim Bowie” and retired from acting in 1957. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)

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  • Havis Olson Davenport

    1933 - 1975

    Havis Olson Davenport (1933 - 1975)

    Actress. She made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954) followed by “Scandal Incorporated” (1956) and “Casey Jones” (1957). She also appeared on the television series “The George Sanders Mystery Theater”, “The O. Henry Playhouse”, “The Adventures of Jim Bowie” and retired from acting in 1957. (bio by: John “J-Cat” Griffith)

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  • Hawkshaw Hawkins

    1921 - 1963

    Hawkshaw Hawkins (1921 - 1963)

    Hawkshaw Hawkins On March 3, 1963, Hawkins, Patsy Cline and Cowboy Copas performed at a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of disc jockey “Cactus” Jack Call, who had died in January after an automobile accident. Among the performers was Billy Walker, who received an […]

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  • Hayden Carruth

    1921 - 2008

    Hayden Carruth (1921 - 2008)

    Poet. The author of more than 30 books,  he was noted for his verse reflecting the struggles of life. Carruth won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry for “Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey” (1996). “Collected Shorter Poems, 1946-1991”,  which received the National Book Critics Circle award for poetry in 1992,  is considered […]

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  • Hayden Rorke

    1910 - 1987

    Hayden Rorke (1910 - 1987)

    Hayden Rorke was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1910. He was the son of screen and stage actress Margaret Rorke (née Hayden), and he took his stage forename from her maiden name. He attended Brooklyn Preparatory School, a Jesuit school, where he served as president of the Dramatics Society and the Student Government and […]

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  • Haydn Wood

    1882 - 1959

    Haydn Wood (1882 - 1959)

    Haydn Wood was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire town of Slaithwaite on 25 March 1882. When he was three years old his family moved to the Isle of Man, an island which was often a source of inspiration for the composer. In 1897, at the Royal College of Music, he studied violin with Enrique […]

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  • Hayley Marie Kohle

    1982 - 2008

    Hayley Marie Kohle (1982 - 2008)

    Kohle was born in Beausejour, Manitoba, Canada. According to Kohle’s main agency Panache Management, she began her modeling career in 2000, while according to her sister Bridget Kohle, she began her career in 2002 after winning a local model search contest.  She was represented by agencies in Toronto, Canada, New York, USA, Athens, Greece, Istanbul, […]

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  • Haynes Johnson

    1931 - 2013

    Haynes Johnson (1931 - 2013)

    Johnson was born in New York City to journalist Malcolm Johnson and Emma Ludie (née Adams), a pianist. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1952 and his master’s in American history from the University of Wisconsin in 1956. He then served in the U.S. Army as a first […]

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  • Haystack Calhoun

    1934 - 1989

    Haystack Calhoun (1934 - 1989)

    Haystack Calhoun Born on August 3, 1934, William Dee Calhoun grew up on a farm in McKinney, Texas; a rural suburb located in Collin County about 30 mi (48 km) north of Dallas. William was an unusually large child with an extraordinary appetite, it was said that he regularly ate a dozen eggs for breakfast; and by […]

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