• Harold Ackroyd

    1877 - 1917

    Harold Ackroyd (1877 - 1917)

    Harold Ackroyd was born on 18 July 1877 in Southport Lancashire the youngest son of Edward Ackroyd who ran a textile and tailoring business. Edward inherited a sizable fortune from his mother`s family in 1878 and became Chairman of the Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway, a change in fortune which made a private education […]

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  • Art Acord

    1890 - 1931

    Art Acord (1890 - 1931)

    Art Acord Rodeo cowboy and film star Artemus Ward Acord was born on April 17, 1890. His birthplace seems to be somewhat in question. Some say it was Stillwater, Oklahoma Territory, but others believe it to be in Utah, with the family then moving to Stillwater. In either case, Acord displayed his cowboy skills early […]

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  • Oscar Zeta Acosta

    1970 - 1970

    Oscar Zeta Acosta (1970 - 1970)

    American Folk Figure. He was immortalized in  gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”, in which Thompson used him as the model for his “Samoan” attorney character. Born in El Paso, Texas, he served in the United States Air Force, and had a a brief stint as a missionary in […]

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  • Rodolfo Acosta

    1920 - 1974

    Rodolfo Acosta (1920 - 1974)

    Actor. Born  Rodolfo Acosta Perez in Chihuahua, Mexico, he was a character actor best known for his roles primarily as a villain in movies and television shows. In the 1940s, he came to the US and was signed by Universal Studios for a small roles in “The Fugitive” (1947), followed by “One Way Street” (1950). […]

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  • Roy Acuff

    1903 - 1992

    Roy Acuff (1903 - 1992)

    Roy Acuff Roy Acuff was born in Maynardville, Tennessee to Ida (née Carr) and Simon E. Neill Acuff, the third of five children. The Acuffs were a fairly prominent Union County family. Roy’s paternal grandfather, Coram Acuff, had been a Tennessee state senator, and Roy’s maternal grandfather was a local physician. Roy’s father was an accomplished fiddler and a Baptist preacher, […]

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  • Eddie Acuff

    1903 - 1956

    Eddie Acuff (1903 - 1956)

    Eddie Acuff is one of those wonderful supporting actors who peopled the fascinating world of Hollywood’s A, B or Z movies. In a career spanning eighteen years he appeared in the amazing number of 251 movies and 1 TV episode! His appearances could be invisible (when deleted), hardly visible (he portrayed an endless series of […]

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  • Eleanor Adair

    1926 - 2013

    Eleanor Adair (1926 - 2013)

    Eleanor Adair Eleanor Campbell Reed was born on Nov. 28, 1926, in Arlington, Massachusetts. Her father had a Dodge dealership; prior to marriage her mother had worked as a fashion illustrator. Adair (then Reed) received a degree from Mount Holyoke College in 1948. Her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1955 is in physics […]

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  • Jean Adair

    1873 - 1953

    Jean Adair (1873 - 1953)

    Actress. Born Violet McNaughton in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, she worked in touring stock companies before making her theatre stage debut in September 1910 in the show “Mother”. Much of her subsequent career was on the stage and she is probably best known for originating the role of the sweet tempered serial killer ‘Aunt Martha’ in […]

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  • Columba Domínguez

    1929 - 2014

    Columba Domínguez (1929 - 2014)

    Columba Domínguez Adalid born on March 4, 1929 in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, reaching very young with her family to the Mexico City. When she went to a party with one of her sisters, was discovered by the Mexican film director Emilio Fernández, who was amazed by her beauty with very marked Mexican features and gives […]

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  • Francisco Adam

    1983 - 2006

    Francisco Adam (1983 - 2006)

    Actor. A native of Lisbon, Portugal, he grew up in Runa, a village near Torres Vedras, Portugal. At the age of 18, he moved to Lisbon to become a model, first for Elite Models and later for On Fashion. After 4 years of working for fashion and advertisement campaigns, he was cast in “Morangos com […]

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  • Robert Adam

    1728 - 1792

    Robert Adam (1728 - 1792)

    Architect. One of the most prominent architects of 18th century Great Britain, he was appointed as the Royal Architect of the King’s Works, serving from 1761 to 1769. Robert was born on July 3, 1728 at Gladney House in Kirkcaldy, Fife .He was the son of William Adam, the country’s foremost architect of the time, […]

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  • William Adam

    1970 - 1748

    William Adam (1970 - 1748)

    Architect, Entrepreneur. Born near Kirkcaldy, Scotland, the son of a builder-architect, he inherited a legacy from previous noted Scottish architects Sir William Bruce and James Smith, and rose to be considered the most prominent architect in Scotland during his lifetime. Developing a Baroque style after which he disseminated through his large practice, he was popular […]

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  • Louis Alojz Adamic

    1898 - 1951

    Louis Alojz Adamic (1898 - 1951)

    Author. Born to peasant parents at the Praproe castle, Blato, located near Grosuplje, Solvenia, his meager childhood education was obtained from the local schools and in Ljubljana where he was expelled at fifteen for taking part in student demonstrations against the ruling Austrians. He emigrated to American in 1913 and finally settled in the Croatian […]

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  • John Quincy Adams

    1767 - 1848

    John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

    John Quincy Adams 6th United States President, Presidential Cabinet Secretary, US Congressman. The son of 2nd United States President John Adams, he was born less than 75 feet from the birthplace house of his father in Braintree, Massachusetts. As a youth he was extremely fearful for the life of his father who had signed his […]

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  • Abigail Adams

    1922 - 1955

    Abigail Adams (1922 - 1955)

    Abigail Adams Actress, 37, once the fiancee of George Jessel, the comedian , and his frequent social companion, was found dead in what a police physician said was apparently suicide. Miss Adams’ body was found in her apartment by Max Marks, a drug store owner, who called, following a date with her. She was in […]

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  • Edwin Adams

    1834 - 1877

    Edwin Adams (1834 - 1877)

    American Actor. Adams became interested in acting in his late teens, and before he turned twenty debuted on stage at the National Theatre in Boston portraying the character Stephen, the sympathetic character of Sir Thomas in “The Hunchback”. Later that same year he appeared in Hamlet portraying the part of Bernado. In 1854, he left […]

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  • John Adams

    1735 - 1826

    John Adams (1735 - 1826)

    John Adams Adams, the eldest of three sons, was born on October 30, 1735 (October 19, 1735 Old Style, Julian calendar), in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts (then called the “north precinct” of Braintree, Massachusetts), to John Adams, Sr., and Susanna Boylston Adams. Adams’s birthplace is now part of Adams National Historical Park. His father […]

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  • Cecily Adams

    1958 - 2004

    Cecily Adams (1958 - 2004)

    Adams was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York, the daughter of comic actor Don Adams and singer Adelaide Efantis. She attended Beverly Hills High School and the University of California at Irvine. She acted in high school and college and in 1983 joined the Hollywood theatre company Theatre West.  Adams is well known to fans […]

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  • Abigail Adams

    1744 - 1818

    Abigail Adams (1744 - 1818)

    Abigail Adams was born at the North Parish Congregational Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, to The Reverend William Smith (1707-1783) and Elizabeth (née Quincy) Smith. On her mother’s side she was descended from the Quincy family, a well-known political family in the Massachusetts colony. Through her mother she was a cousin of Dorothy Quincy, wife of […]

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  • Louisa Catherine Adams

    1775 - 1852

    Louisa Catherine Adams (1775 - 1852)

    Born Louisa Catherine Johnson on February 12, 1775, in London, she was the daughter of Catherine Nuth Johnson, an Englishwoman and Joshua Johnson, an American merchant whose brother Thomas Johnson later served as Governor of Maryland and United States Supreme Court Justice. Joshua Johnson was originally from Maryland. She had six sisters: Ann, Caroline, Harriet, […]

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  • Babe Adams

    1882 - 1968

    Babe Adams (1882 - 1968)

    Babe Adams Charles Benjamin “Babe” Adams (May 18, 1882 – July 27, 1968) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1906 to 1926 who spent nearly his entire career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Noted for his outstanding location control, his career average of 1.29 walks per 9 innings pitched was the second […]

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  • Bud Adams

    1923 - 2013

    Bud Adams (1923 - 2013)

    Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on January 3, 1923, Adams was the son of K. S. “Boots” Adams and Blanch Keeler Adams. He became an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation by virtue of his maternal line. Two of his great-grandmothers were Cherokee women who married European-American men: Nelson Carr and George B. Keeler, who played […]

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  • Chris Adams

    1955 - 2001

    Chris Adams (1955 - 2001)

    Chris Adams was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, the oldest son of Cyril and Jean Adams. Beginning at the age of nine, he was involved in judo, training in it exclusively for fourteen years. He and his younger brother Neil went on to win national and world championships in judo, with Neil going on to win […]

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  • Earl John “Sparky” Adams

    1894 - 1989

    Earl John “Sparky” Adams (1894 - 1989)

    Adams made his Major League debut with the Cubs on September 18, 1922. He played 11 games during the 1922 Chicago Cubs season. He spent the following two seasons as the team’s shortstop, splitting time at the position with Charlie Hollocher. In the 1923 Chicago Cubs season, he hit four home runs in 311 at-bats […]

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  • Gaines Adams

    1983 - 2010

    Gaines Adams (1983 - 2010)

    Adams was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in 2001 and recorded 58 tackles, 22 sacks, and two interceptions in 10 games. He was a three-year starter at Cambridge Academy, a small private school which only had an 8-man football team, where he was a dominant wide receiver and defensive […]

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  • Jack Adams

    1895 - 1968

    Jack Adams (1895 - 1968)

    Born in Fort William, Ontario, Adams began his career with the Fort William Maple Leafs in 1914 of the NMHL, and played for the Calumet Miners a year later. In 1916, he joined the intermediate Peterborough 247th Battalion of the Ontario Hockey Association and the next season moved up to the senior Sarnia Sailors. His […]

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  • Platt Adams

    1885 - 1961

    Platt Adams (1885 - 1961)

    He was born in Belleville, New Jersey on March 23, 1885. He had a brother, Benjamin Willard Adams, also an Olympic athlete. In 1908 he finished fifth in the triple jump competition as well as in the standing high jump event. In the standing long jump competition he finished sixth. He also participated in the […]

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  • Scott Adams

    1966 - 2013

    Scott Adams (1966 - 2013)

    Professional Football Player. For six seasons (1992 to 1997), he played at the guard and tackle positions in the National Football League with the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. He attended Columbia High School in Florida and played collegiate football at the University of Georgia. He distinguished […]

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  • John Couch Adams

    1819 - 1892

    John Couch Adams (1819 - 1892)

    John Couch Adams Adams was born at Lidcot, a farm at Laneast, near Launceston, Cornwall, the eldest of seven children. His parents were Thomas Adams (1788–1859), a poor tenant farmer, and his wife, Tabitha Knill Grylls (1796–1866). The family were devout Wesleyans who enjoyed music and among John’s brothers, Thomas became a missionary, George a […]

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  • Brian Adams

    1964 - 2007

    Brian Adams (1964 - 2007)

    Brian Adams Brian Adams was born in Kona, Hawaii and was raised in Kealakekua, Hawaii and attended Konawaena High School. After graduating from high school, Adams joined the military, where he began boxing. It was during his time in the military, while stationed in Japan, that he was also exposed to wrestling. Adams was trained […]

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