• Renate Müller

    1906 - 1937

    Renate Müller (1906 - 1937)

    Actress. She performed on screen at the beginning of the 1930s. She made her stage debut in 1925 at the Harzer Bergtheater in the play “Sommernachtstraum.” In cinema, she debuted in Reinhold Schünzel’s “Peter, der Matrose” (1929). Schünzel directed eigth of her movies. She is best remembered for films such as “Liebling der Götter” (1930), […]

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  • Renato Dulbecco

    1914 - 2012

    Renato Dulbecco (1914 - 2012)

    After the war Renato Dulbecco resumed his work at Levi’s laboratory, but soon he moved, together with Levi-Montalcini, to the U.S., where, at Indiana University, he worked with Salvador Luria on bacteriophages. In the summer of 1949 he moved to Caltech, joining Max Delbrück’s group (see Phage group). There he started his studies about animal […]

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  • Renato Guttuso

    1912 - 1987

    Renato Guttuso (1912 - 1987)

    Artist. Sicilian born, he was an important figure on the Italian scene in mid-20th century. Among his most relevant masterpieces are included, ‘Flight from Etna’ (1938) and ‘Crucifixion’ (1940). (bio by: MC)

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  • Renato Rascel

    1912 - 1991

    Renato Rascel (1912 - 1991)

    Renato Rascel was born to Cesare and Paola Ranucci in Turin (he always regretted not to be born in Rome) where his parents, who were opera singers were performing a show. Renato could really say that he was born in the back stage of the theater and that’s where he spent all of his life. […]

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  • Rene Angelil

    1942 - 2016

    Rene Angelil (1942 - 2016)

    Rene Angelil René Angélil, husband of Céline Dion, has died, his rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE on Thursday. “Rene Angelil, 73, passed away this morning at his home in Las Vegas after a long and courageous battle against cancer,” the rep said in a statement. “The family requests that their privacy be respected at the […]

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  • René Burri

    1933 - 2014

    René Burri (1933 - 2014)

    Photographer. He photographed almost all the wars and crises and many of the movers and shakers of the last sixty years, with many of his photographs becoming iconic. Many of his colleagues considered him the last great photojournalist of the twentieth century. He worked for Magnum Photos and became a full member in 1959. In […]

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  • René Clair

    1898 - 1981

    René Clair (1898 - 1981)

    René Clair was born and grew up in Paris in the district of Les Halles, whose lively and picturesque character made a lasting impression on him. His father was a soap merchant; he had an elder brother, Henri Chomette (born 1896). He attended the Lycée Montaigne and the Lycée Louis-le-Grand. In 1914 he was studying […]

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  • René Clément

    1913 - 1996

    René Clément (1913 - 1996)

    René Clément studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts where he developed an interest in filmmaking. In 1936, he directed his first film, a 20-minute short written by and featuring Jacques Tati. Clément spent the latter part of the 1930s making documentaries in parts of the Middle East and Africa. In 1937, he and archaeologist […]

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  • René Crevel

    1900 - 1935

    René Crevel (1900 - 1935)

    Author.  A key member of the French Surrealists.  Unlike other members of that group he devoted himself to the novel,  which he sought to liberate from the confines of traditional narrative.  Crevel’s style is darkly witty and volatile,  dreamlike yet consciously controlled. “Putting My Foot in It” (1933), probably his best known book,  is a […]

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  • Rene Enriquez

    1931 - 1990

    Rene Enriquez (1931 - 1990)

    Actor. A native of San Francisco, California, Enriquez is best remembered to television audiences for his role as Hispanic police officer, ‘Lieutenant Ray Calletano’ on the television series, “Hill Street Blues” from 1981 to 1985. He also appeared in films including, “Bananas” (1971), “Santiago’s Ark” (1972), “Serpico” (1973), “Nicky’s World” (1974), “Harry And Tonto” (1974), […]

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  • Rene Goscinny

    1926 - 1977

    Rene Goscinny (1926 - 1977)

    Cartoonist and illustrator. Born in Paris, France in 1926, to a family of Jewish immigrants from Poland, his parents were Stanisław Simkha Gościnny, a chemical engineer from Warsaw, Poland, and Anna (Hanna) Bereśniak-Gościnna from Chodorków, a small village near Żytomierz in the Second Polish Republic, now Ukraine.  The Gościnnys moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina, two […]

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  • René Lalique

    1860 - 1945

    René Lalique (1860 - 1945)

    Glassmaker. Born Rene Jules Lalique in the village of Ay in the Champagne district of France. He apprenticed with the Parisian Jeweler Louis Aucoq in 1876. Between 1878 and 1880 he attended Sydenham Art College in London. He married Augustine-Alice in July 1902 and opened a new business. By 1891 he has created jewelry for […]

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  • Renée Adorée

    1898 - 1933

    Renée Adorée (1898 - 1933)

    Renée Adorée Actress. The child of circus performers, her first experience with show business came when she too began working in the circus as a young child. She began acting as a teenager in France, performing in minor plays, as well as dancing with the Folies-Bergères. During one of her troupe’s tours of Europe, World […]

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  • Renee Asherson

    1915 - 2014

    Renee Asherson (1915 - 2014)

    Actress. A prolific and versatile artist over a career spanning eight decades, she shall be remembered for her Shakespearean performances on both stage and screen. Born Dorothy Renee Ascherson to a well-off family, she was raised in London, Switzerland, and France, was well educated, studied at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, and made […]

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  • Renee Evans

    1908 - 1971

    Renee Evans (1908 - 1971)

    Film Actress. She appeared in the films “Ivy” (1947), and “42nd Street” (1933). She was the mother of stage actress, Diane Alban. (bio by: K)

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  • Renée Faure

    1918 - 2005

    Renée Faure (1918 - 2005)

    Actress. She was born in Paris and died in Clamart (Hauts de Seine). She is best remembered for her film “La Chartreuse de Parme” (1948). She also appeared in “L’Assasinat du Père Nöel” (1941), “François Villon” (1945), “Adorables Créatures” (1952), “Le Judge et l’Assasin” (1976), “La Petite Voleuse” (1988), “Dédé” (1990), “À la Vitesse d’un […]

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  • Renée Faure

    1918 - 2005

    Renée Faure (1918 - 2005)

    Actress. She was born in Paris and died in Clamart (Hauts de Seine). She is best remembered for her film “La Chartreuse de Parme” (1948). She also appeared in “L’Assasinat du Père Nöel” (1941), “François Villon” (1945), “Adorables Créatures” (1952), “Le Judge et l’Assasin” (1976), “La Petite Voleuse” (1988), “Dédé” (1990), “À la Vitesse d’un […]

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  • Renee Gadd

    1908 - 2003

    Renee Gadd (1908 - 2003)

    Actress. She was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, and educated in England at the age of 24. She married British actor Mervyn Johns and later appeared in several films, and in the Broadway stage play, “Funny Face” alongside dancer-actor Fred Astaire. Her many films include, “The Blue Lamp” (1950), “Dead Of Night” (1945), “They Came […]

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  • Renee Godfrey

    1919 - 1964

    Renee Godfrey (1919 - 1964)

    American Actress. Wife of British actor, Peter Godfrey from 1941 until her death. She was a mother of three daughters including a set of twins. (bio by: Natalia Danesi)  Family links:  Spouses:  Peter Godfrey (1899 – 1970)  Peter Godfrey (1899 – 1970)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Renée Maria Falconetti

    1892 - 1946

    Renée Maria Falconetti (1892 - 1946)

    Actress. Although she spent most of her life as a stage comedienne actress Maria Falconetti would forever make her place in history for her one and only film role, that of the title role in Carl Dryer’s silent masterpiece “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” (The Passion of Joan of Arc). Her work in that film, […]

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  • Renée Maria Falconetti

    1892 - 1946

    Renée Maria Falconetti (1892 - 1946)

    Actress. Although she spent most of her life as a stage comedienne actress Maria Falconetti would forever make her place in history for her one and only film role, that of the title role in Carl Dryer’s silent masterpiece “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc” (The Passion of Joan of Arc). Her work in that film, […]

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  • Renée Saint-Cyr

    1904 - 2004

    Renée Saint-Cyr (1904 - 2004)

    Awarded French Actress. She began her career in the thirties. Among other films, she appeared in “Deux Orphelines” (1933), “Le Dernier Millardaire” (1934), “Les Perles de la Couronne” (1937), “La Symphonie Fantastique” (1942), “Étrange Destin” (1946), “Fusillé à l’Aube” (1950), “Si Paris Nous Était Conté” (1955), “Le Monocle Rit Jaune” (1964), “O.K. Patron” (1974), “Room […]

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  • Renee Shin-Yi Chen

    1976 - 1982

    Renee Shin-Yi Chen (1976 - 1982)

    Born the daughter of Mark and Shyan-Huei Chen. She was not a professional actor, but when her parents were approached about her appearing in a movie they thought it would be a good experience and the prospect of acting thrilled the girl.  She was introduced to the film’s director, John Landis, who thought the child […]

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  • Renée Vivien

    1877 - 1909

    Renée Vivien (1877 - 1909)

    Vivien was born in London, England to a wealthy British father and an American mother from Jackson, Michigan. She grew up in Paris and London. Upon inheriting her father’s fortune at 21, she emigrated permanently to France.  In Paris, Vivien’s dress and lifestyle were as notorious among the bohemian set as was her verse. She […]

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  • Renie Riano

    1899 - 1971

    Renie Riano (1899 - 1971)

    Actress. She appeared in many films including, “Three On A Couch” (1966), “Pajama Party” (1964), “Clipped Wings” (1953), “Jiggs And Maggie In Court” (1948), “Anchors Aweigh” (1945), “Whispering Ghosts” (1942), “Affectionately Yours” (1941), “Bachelor Mother” (1939), “Women Are Like That” (1938) and “Tovarich” (1937). Also appeared on television programs, “The Partridge Family” (1970-1974), “Mayberry R.F.D.” […]

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  • Reta Shaw

    1912 - 1982

    Reta Shaw (1912 - 1982)

    Actress. Born in South Paris, Maine, the daughter of a New England orchestra leader. Educated in the arts, Shaw debuted in the play, ‘It Takes Two’, a 1946 dud. She went on to character roles in such Broadway musicals as ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’. She created the part of ‘Mabel’ when […]

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  • Rev Alexander Lucius Twilight

    1795 - 1857

    Rev Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795 - 1857)

    Groundbreaking African-American educator. In 1823 he graduated from Middlebury College, making him the first black person in America to receive a college degree. He was a teacher and was also licensed to preach. In 1836 he became pastor of Brownington’s Congregational church and principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. To cope with school expansion […]

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  • Rev Alexander Lucius Twilight

    1795 - 1857

    Rev Alexander Lucius Twilight (1795 - 1857)

    Groundbreaking African-American educator. In 1823 he graduated from Middlebury College, making him the first black person in America to receive a college degree. He was a teacher and was also licensed to preach. In 1836 he became pastor of Brownington’s Congregational church and principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. To cope with school expansion […]

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  • Rev David Brainerd

    1718 - 1747

    Rev David Brainerd (1718 - 1747)

    American Missionary to Native Americans. Died of tuberculosis at the home of Jonathan Edwards in Northhampton, Massachusetts. He was close to Edward’s daughter, Jerusha (who is buried next to Brainerd). His Journal was published and has had a telling effect on many Christians since, including John Wesley, founder of Methodism.  Family links:  Parents:  Hezekiah Brainerd […]

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  • Rev Edward Frederick Sorin

    1814 - 1893

    Rev Edward Frederick Sorin (1814 - 1893)

    Founder and first president of the University of Notre Dame. (bio by: GP)

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